Monday 17 October 2022

Dracula Treat Bag


To celebrate Halloween  Kate Hadfield Designs has released two new sets Spooky Toppers & Too Cute To Spook. As always these are available as Pre-coloured Doodles and digital stamps which you can colour yourself. There are super value bundles where you can get both for a reduced price 

I have recently celebrated my birthday. Hubby says I am a nightmare as I never want anything but this year I completely surprised him by asking if I could have a colour laser printer.

Meet my new Brother (I always wanted a baby brother.....)

I needed to get a new chest of drawers from Ikea put widen my printer area as this was a lot bigger than my old black printer. It has given me the perfect place to put my Gemini die cutter too. 

This printer will enable me to print digital files in colour without having to get hubby to fire up the photo printer which seems to drink the inks up every time you turn it on. It produces amazing photos but too expensive really to print my projects.

I wanted to make a treat bag using the Dracula image from Spooky Toppers. I grew up watching Hammer House of Horror films and Dracula was my absolute favourite. I honestly had the most huge crush on Christopher Lee, he will always be Dracula to me.

Using my digital program Affinity Designer I created a template to suit the size of my bag topper. I sized Dracula so it would stand proud of the top and his hands sit alongside the edge of the label. 

The blank area then gave me a decent size to decorate. I used a sentiment from my digital collection which was a freebie from Diana All About Me. These are still available to download as well as many others on her blog. They print out very clearly even at a large size and I would highly recommend you pop over there and see what fab sentiments she has on offer.

I then went to the new set Too Cute to Spook. I love cute Kawaii images and have to say I absolutely adore these little characters. Definitely the cutest Halloween images I have ever seen.

I played about with placing the images around the text. I had to include the cute little bat, candy corn and a family of spiders. 

Once happy with the layout I printed onto a thicker paper from Asda that is specially for colour laser. I am delighted with how vibrant the colours are and really pleased that they looked the same as on my monitor. My little Brother did good and it going to be a huge boon to my crafting.

As the paper I used is a little thin for this kind of 3D project I stuck it to some scrap cardstock and cut around it. Then simply added it to the bag topper.

This set is perfect for those Halloween treat bags you can give out to the trick or treating kiddies or at your own Halloween party. I had a lot of fun creating with these and I am sure you would too.

At Kate Hadfield Designs there are so many fabulous sets it is really easy to get inspired to use them. There are digital stamps which you can colour, coloured versions you can scrapbook or make into digital layouts. Papers, patterned overlays and doodles galore. No matter what your skill level there are so many goodies to play with. 

Kate is really generous with her freebies which are readily available. If you sign up to the newsletter you get access to an extra subscriber area the Doodle Den where there are loads more freebies. There is a gallery full of projects by the Creative Team and customers and so much inspiration for crafters and teachers. I would highly recommend you pop over there and join in the fun.

Project Details -

Digital Images - Spooky Toppers Doodles & Too Cute To Spook Doodles (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Sentiment - Happy Halloween Wordarts (Diana All ABout Me)

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. What a sweet project! Very fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts.

  2. Great little treat bag and love the Dracula topper --congrats on your new Brother lol
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at TTCRD
    Carol DT x

  3. This is a really great idea Mandy and I'm shamelessly going to steal it! I just need to buy the topper set, I already have the Too Cute To Spook.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Heel mooie creatie, bedankt om mee te doen bij CRAFT, groetjes Darline

  5. Really cute Halloween treat bag. Love the way it looks like Dracula is holding the treat topper in his hands. Thanks for joining s at Little Red Wagon this week.

  6. A fun Halloween card, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  7. Hi Mandy. Love the project, and congrats on the super present. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your love on Kate's gallery.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday D

  8. Very spooky little treat bag. Great project. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  9. A great project for this time of year. I'm sure all those little trick or treaters will love this. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. Fabulous Halloween treat bag Mandy.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  11. Amazing treat bag ... perfect for Hallowe'en. Thanks so much for joining in with my "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Pauline xx

  12. A frighteningly good make! Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

  13. Hi Mandy. Have at last been allowed to post. Just wanted to say to your question re new DT. Hugs Carol xx

  14. FaBOOlous treat bag!

    Thank you for joining us at Festive Fridays Challenges!
    Festive Fridays DT Leader

  15. So fun treat bag! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  16. Fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

  17. This is such a fun way to decorate the Halloween treats! Love the Kate Hadfield images you used! Thank you for playing along with our "Happy Halloween" challenge at Papercraft Challenges! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting, Maike

  18. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for playing along with The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge.

  19. Fabulous bag, and love your new brother! Beautifully made! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges.

  20. This is a very beautiful idea. Love this!
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  21. What a cute package!!! I LOVE these images!! Thank you for joining us at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!!

    CIC DT Member

  22. Great creation! Thanks for playing at Through The Craftroom

  23. Hi Mandy just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Carol DT x

  24. Thank you for joining us at The Fairy and the Unicorn Fantasy Challenge.

  25. Gorgeous project and I am sure the treaters will really love it, a very unusual idea.
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  26. What a fun goodie bag for all the delicious treats! And congrats on the new Brother :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at Four Seasons challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  27. Beautiful Halloween gift bag.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  28. Mandy this is adorable. Young and old kids will love this. Thank you for sharing over at Penny's Challenges. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

  29. Absolutely the cutest treat bag!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!!
    Diane FS Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Four Seasons}

  30. What an adorable project. Thanks for linking your card up with our Fall Colors Challenge at Let's Craft & Create. Cathy LC&C DT

  31. Your treat bag and topper are fang-tastic, Mandy :)
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  32. Oh isn't he fangtastic! Love Christopher Lee too! Spooktacular cards, love them! Wonderful to have you joining us at LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and playing in our Too Cute To Spook Challenge this month.
    Happy Halloween!

  33. What a great gift and perfect for your crafting endeavours. Happy Belated Birthday Mandy! Your Count Dracula Topper is perfectly adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge and best of luck in the draw.
    Donna xx

  34. That Dracula is adorable! This is perfect for for our "Spooktacular" challenge at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge this month! Thanks for playing along!

  35. Nice work. thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you again.
    Ine DT

  36. Spook-tac-u-lar Trick 'r Treat pouch, Mandy! Thank you for sharing your Hauntingly fun creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  37. So sweet. Thanks for joining the challenge of Morgans Artworld. Greetings Helma DT.

  38. Darling images and what a cute treat bag idea. Love it. Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Kanan - DT

  39. Such a great idea! Thanks for joining the challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps! Donna (design team)

  40. How fun is this? I LOVE the candy bag idea!! Adorable!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!!!

    CIC DT

  41. Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  42. I'm back again, just saw your delicious and fabulous treat bag linked up at my crafty wednesday challenge too! Thanks so much for joining in this month!

  43. Me again... and thanks so much for participating in my ONCE UPON A TIME challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  44. Awww, congrats on your new Brother! I have an older brother, and he can be a pain! LOL. Anyway, I'm glad that you were able to upgrade to this printer for your images. 😊 Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck!
    Marie B -DT

  45. Spooktacular treat bag!
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge! Val DT

  46. Spooktacular treat bag!
    Thanks for joining in our challenge!
    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  47. Fabulous, fun treatbag!

    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge.

    Helen x

  48. these toppers are so much fun! what a spooctacular treat bag! thank you so much for playing along on the Papercraft-Challenges blog. Lisa x

  49. Magical and fun! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Most Magical Time of the Year!
    Have a wonderful crafty day!
    Cat 🐱
    Crazy for Cats Challenges

  50. Gorgeous Halloween treat bags. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  51. beautiful one. Thank you for participating at Jan's digital stamp challenge blog.
    Asha, DT


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