Thursday, 19 October 2017

EEEEK - a Halloween Card

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Today's share is another Halloween card I made last year with this adorable Doodlebug paper stack and stickers. I already had my Halloween cards done for the year, but wanted to keep playing so made some for this year as well. That is why they are watermarked with my old blog.

The EEK panel was fussy cut from a sheet in the stack, and I added strips of polka dot paper and then the green & black scalloped border stickers. Done and done!

Here is a peek at the inside:

Patterned papers & stickers - Doodlebug
White card stock

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Witchy Wobbly Hedgehog

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I'm back today with another Halloween Card. I wanted to make a silhouette frame for Karen Burniston's Hedgehog, so used nesting stitched rectangles to cut a black frame. Then I cut a bare tree from the Tree Pop-Up and adhered it behind the frame. Worked like a charm!

Then it was a matter of building a simple scene in behind, and I used a water coloured background for the sky. The Witches Hat from the Halloween Elements fits on the various animals, and I made it shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.  I love this little Hedgehog from the Winter Animal set and she is particularly adorable attached to a mini Action Wobble!!

Inside I added the BOO! with the bottom inked for an ombre look.

Black, white, cream, brown, kraft, orange, yellow card stocks
Scrap of patterned paper
Stitched rectangle dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black fine point marker
Prismacolor pencil crayons
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Mini Action Wobble
Black glaze pen - Sakura
Wink of Stella

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cute Bat Halloween Card

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I have another Halloween card to share today that I made last year with the Doodlebug Halloween collection. The photos are watermarked with my old blog, because I thought I'd get the photos posted before I moved my blog here but that didn't' happen.

This one is a gatefold card, and I used a black glaze pen on the bat and pumpkin faces to give them a bit of shine.

Here is a peek at the inside ...

It's almost time to get out all my Halloween cards and figure out which one is going to who!

Sizzix Gatefold Die set
Purple card stock
White card stock
Orange card stock
Patterned paper and Embellishments - Doodlebug Designs
Black Glaze Pen

Card size 5" Square

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Graveyard Scene Pop-Up Card

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I think this was one of my favourite Halloween cards this year. It went together easily - love it when that happens! I've used a number of Karen Burniston's dies - the Halloween Elements and Halloween Scene have been a lot of fun to use.

I was totally inspired by the grey Distress Oxide inked background that Karen Burniston did on her August Paper Pro's Challenge card, which you can see HERE. I used Magical Shakers and grey card stock for my background and love how it turned out. I know with these water colour powders you never know what you are going to get so that was the first hurdle over with!

I did the front of my card a little differently than usual. First I cut a panel from the grey water coloured background, slightly smaller than the card front. The graveyard scene was cut from the bottom and I used the negative part of the image on the card front, setting aside the die cut graveyard for a different project.

The hand was die cut from a scrap of card stock, and I stencilled through the negative part with Distress Oxide inks ... love how those work on dark card stocks!

I used a star stencil and glitter paste for the sparkly stars, then added a ghost and bat from the Halloween Elements as well.

Here is the card fully open. Once again I have used the Katherine Label Pop-Up to animate the BOO! label inside.

The water coloured panels were die cut with a stitched rectangle die then the graveyard cut from the bottom. Again, the die cut graveyards were set aside and I used only the negative pieces for the inside panels. One raven and BOO! were cut from charcoal star dream card stock to give me the black on black look with a bit of definition.

Yup - love it when a card works out just the way you wanted it to.

Grey, black, silver pearl card stocks
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Glitter Paste - Bo Bunny
Star stencil - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold paste - Arto
Distress Oxide Inks (Stencil)
Gold Sakura Kelly Roll Pen
Wonky Stitched Rectangles - MFT Stamps

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Halloween Sweater Z-Fold Card

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Once again, I had a lot of fun making our Halloween cards this year. I had purchased the 'Spooky Cat' bundle from Stampin' Up so used the patterned paper for a lot of the cards including this Z-Fold one. I really like how well the papers coordinate!

Just for fun, I decided to make a Halloween Sweater as the front embellishment. 

The pumpkin was fussy cut from a different piece of patterned paper in the package, and I added some black crochet trim to the sleeves and bottom of the sweater. The pumpkin got a Wink of Stella treatment for some shimmer.

I performed a little 'stamp surgery' on the greeting. I really like the lines with the web & spider and that there is room for a greeting etc in between the lines. But there were words above and below the webs as well - that would be perfect if you were using it to include an edible treat. So I carefully trimmed those words off and am getting a lot more use out of that stamp. The words should be easy enough to stamp using a MISTI when they are needed.

The hat was stamped and fussy cut as well and I added a metallic orange gel pen to the buckle and a few more fussy cut pumpkins inside.

Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
Black crochet trim - Stampin' Up
Sweater die - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Orange, cream card stocks
Stitched circle dies - MFT Stamps
Wink of Stella
Stamps - Stampin' Up

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

C4C 407 Cupcake Shaker Bridge Card

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It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  Bonnie Sharp will be our October 2017 hostess, with Marcie Sharp as our Guest Designer this month. You can find Marcie's blog HERE

This is Bonnie's challenge:  
Did you know that today is national dessert day?! So you know what that means?....please make a card with any sort of yummy dessert on it! Ice cream, cake, cookies, tarts, pie, popsicles...whatever you deem to be dessert!!

These 'Bridge Cards' (or U Cards) have been all over Pinterest lately, so I decided to try my hand at one. I needed a birthday card for our Nephew's daughter so I found some glittery girly paper from my stash and got to work. Jeanie Stark provided measurements in her post, so I used those for my card and it worked like a charm. You can see Jeannie's lovely card HERE.

See how sparkly the paper is? Perfect for a little girly-girl! I also made a shaker out of the cupcake icing, by cutting the smaller icing out of the larger one and backing the opening with acetate.

The shaker is filled with tiny hole-less beads, Prills, and little tiny open heart confetti.

The tickets were fussy cut from a different sheet of paper in the stack, and I added the Happy Birthday from Karen Burniston's Word Set 1 on the 'bridge' portion of the card. Below you can see how the card folds completely flat to fit into an A2 envelope.

This is the back of the card, with another cupcake and a stamped greeting.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C 407.

Transparency scrap
Patterned paper - DCWV
Stamp - Stampin' Up

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Olivia and Alma's Halloween cards

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Our Granddaughter Olivia loves pink and purple, so I used those colours for her Halloween card. The card base is an older Karen Burniston die that is no longer in production -- the Oval Pull Card. Because I knew I wanted to add that Spook-tacular! banner, I chose not to cut the notches that hold the card closed until the sides are pulled.

I picked up this Simon Says Stamp set last year - it's so cute! I love that dangling spider stamp too.

Here is a peek at the inside:

I added the dangling spider stamp a few more times.

Below is the card I made for Alma. She will be 11 months old this Halloween and she will love having a card to hold, wave around and holler at. She is happily loud, that one. And once she is done waving it around and hollering, she will likely want to eat it. So she didn't get an Action Wobble, everything is glued down flat except the little ghost and I used enough foam tap to hold it securely until Alma's parents or brother realize she is trying to eat the card and take it away. Ha.

Supplies for Olivia's card:
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Zig Clean Colour Markers
White, purple, green and black card stocks
Black glaze pen - Sakura
Glossy Accents
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Colorburst - Ken Oliver
Oval Pull Card - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs - discontinued)
Patterned paper - Doodlebug
Stitched Fishtail banner dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Supplies for Alma's card
Patterned paper  and BOO strip - Doodlebug Designs
Black and white card stocks
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Zig Clean Colour Markers
Black Glaze pen - Sakura 
White gel pen - Sakura
Tree dies - Lawn Fawn
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Chalks - Stampin' Up

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