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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Then the charm is firm and good



I have my last Hallowe’en card for this year to share featuring Witching Hour from The Paper Shelter.


I’ve kept my card deliberately CAS as I wanted to play along at Simply Create Too where that’s the current theme.  So I’ve just coloured my image, added a sentiment and a bit of inking around two edges to finish off the card.
 
Over at the Alphabet Challenge they are looking for a quote on projects so I’ve added a fitting one from the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  I used a font styled like Shakespeare’s handwriting to print the two lines from the incantation the witches use as they boil their cauldron full of foul broth.

So spooky is the current theme at Fussy and Fancy and, although she is not as haggard and ugly as the stereotypical witch, I think my card is still styled for that adjective.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colours ~ No 20 Black, No 31 Scarlet Red, No 35 Carmine Red, No 37 Deep Pink, No 38 Deep Violet, No 40 Lemon Yellow, No 44 Light Brown, No 46 Brown, No 47 Dark Brown, No 50 Pale Aqua, No 53 Mid Green, No 54 Olive Green, No 58 Ever Green, No 90 Gold & No 139 Purple
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist ~ Perfect Pearl
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides ~ Black Soot, Faded Jeans & Seedless Preserves
Tsukineko ~ VersaMarker
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Stamps
Challenges

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When there’s no more room in hell…



I’m in the home stretch and sharing my penultimate Hallowe'en card for this year, this one features the cute Mini Wryn Zombie from Tiddly Inks.


My card follows the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I had to shift the top rectangle element over to the right and make it smaller to keep the gorgeous skulls from the DP visible.  I turned this and the circle element, which I made from a Tim Holtz Monocle, into shakers as this card is going out to a crafty friend who is the queen of shaker cards.

The cute Wryn image is water coloured and I matched the blue of her zombie skin with some Pion Design Palette cardstock. 

I’m just under the wire to enter this in the current Spookaboo! challenge at Tiddly Inks.  I think the skulls on the DP add a bit of ‘adult’ to the card to balance the cute image and the childhood activity of trick or treating.  So I’ve got a balance between spook and cute, which is what ‘spookaboo’ says to me.

There are a few Hallowe’en themed challenges just finishing up and I’m also just in time to enter this in the one over at Cards Und More.

Ingredients:
Embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Monocle
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colours ~ No 20 Black, No 37 Deep Pink, No 40 Lemon Yellow, No 42 Bright Yellow, No 44 Light Brown, No 46 Brown & No 64 Blue
Papers
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Pion Design Palette ~ Pion Blue III
Recollections ~ Midnight Magic Halloween
Stamps
Challenges



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Saturday, 4 November 2017

There is something haunting in the light of the moon…



I’m sharing a card today featuring the Scarecrow die from Tim Holtz.


It may be November but I’m still making Hallowe’en cards, no surprises there, happens every year!  For this one I took inspiration from the current board over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, using the bottom row.  My stripes come from the Hallowe’en Deco Sheets by Tim Holtz, I heat embossed both the die cut scarecrow and the Make it Crafty chippies I used for embellies and I have lots of black on my card.

I had a lot of fun making the various layers of this card, I was going to go with a darker theme but in the end the card pulled me toward a more friendly Hallowe’en style.  Over at As You Like It they want to know if you prefer Christmas or non-Christmas cards and for me it is definitely the latter.  My absolute favourite season is Hallowe’en, even if I am always late with my cards.  I have to make a gazillion Christmas ones so tend to do them in a production style process with lots of the same design, which is probably why I don’t enjoy making them much at all.

Being so late with this card I am also just under the wire to enter the current Hallowe’en challenge at Always Fun.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies ~ S4-116 Standard Circles Small
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists ~ Perfect Pearl
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons ~ Black Soot & Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint & Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides ~ Black Soot, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey & Wilted Violet
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
Tim Holtz Distress Deco Sheets ~ Halloween
Stamps
Challenges

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