Sunday, 27 October 2013

A Spooktacular card.

It's almost Halloween, and I thought I would make another wee Halloween themed card.  I decided to use Angelica Strange as the focal point for my card, how cute is she? I coloured her using Promarkers, stamped the skull onto her dress, then masked it to have the crossed bones on the dress too.  All of the papers are from the 31 Spook Street Digi Kit and I punched them out using my trusty Hexagon Punch.  The sentiment also comes from the Angelica Strange set.

Memento and Archival Ink Pads
Foam pads

I hope you like her as much as I do, and it inspires you to do some Halloween crafting!

I would like to enter the following challenges;
2 Sisters - Cute & Spooky
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday  - Spooktacular
Happy Campers - Halloween
Crafting for all seasons  - Too cute to spook
Eureka Stamps - Halloween Colours
Make My Monday - Halloween

Friday, 25 October 2013

Black, white and one other colour.

Is  the theme over at Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog, and I opted to use hot pink as my other colour with this super cute Zebra digi stamp.

It is such a versatile image, which you will see from the creations my team mates have made. It is always good to have a digi in your collection that you can use for births, congratulations, birthdays or just a note card.

I coloured her using a Magenta  and Cool Grey Promarkers. I got my backing papers from The Papeterie in Aberdeen, and their papers are just divine. The punch is from Stampin' Up and the adorable "Make A Wish" sentiment is from Sarah Hurley.

I hope you can join us this time with our "Black, White and one other colour" at Kitty Bee Designs.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Moooo Booooo!

It's midway inspiration over at Kitty Bee Designs for their Halloween Challenge and I thought I would join "Team Bees" as I love the Halloween digi stamps so much.

I used this cute cow dressed as a pumpkin, how cute is it?  I coloured it with Promarkers, and popped some Stickles on the black patches and the pumpkins eyes.  I spent some time looking through all my digi papers, I hadn't realised how many I actually had, just as well they don't take up much space ;) and picked a pumpkin one and some cow print for contrast.

I hope you can pop over and join in with the Halloween challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Bloggers - Boo To You
Card Crafters Circle - In The Pumpkin Patch
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
Simply Create Too - Halloween
Totally Paper Crafts - Too Cute to Spook
Crafting for all Seasons - Too Cute to Spook
The House That Stamps Built - Halloween
Freshly Brewed Designs - Pumpkins
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Halloween
Without Words  - Pumpkins

Thursday, 3 October 2013

It's October

And that can only mean one thing...Halloween is on it's way! It is my turn to host the challenge over at Sarah Hurley Challenges and I had to choose Halloween.  I love everything Halloweeny, from witches to bats, ghoulies to black cats and I think it is becoming much more of an occasion here in Britain too.  Thankfully, it is much easier to get Halloween stash to make things too.  

Sarah has recently launched a new range of characters and you can find them living in 31 Spook Street. There are stamps and a great digi kit, which includes some awesome digi papers.

I used stamps for my project and did some inky crafting for a change.  I usually make quite clean and simple cards, so this was an adventure for me.  I used elements from Angelica Strange and Malcolm Strange Stamp Sets and embossed some of them with clear embossing powder to make a background.

I then used Distress Inks to add some colour to the background, whilst leaving the pumpkin and boooo clear/white.  I was really pleased with the results, and the stamps produce clear crisp images every time, and because they are clear you can see exactly where you are stamping and that it is straight, which was important for the "Spooktacular" sentiment, which is in the Angelica Set.  I used black embossing powder for the spider, fussy cut him and popped him onto some 3d foam to give him some dimension.

Distress Inks
Clear and black embossing powders
Versa Mark Ink, Black Memento ink
Orange and white card from stash.

I really hope you can pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenges and join in with the things that go bump in the night.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Bearly Mine - Halloween
Cutting & Stampin - Halloween
Country View  - Something Spooky
Emergency Crafters - Halloween
Imagination Crafts - Halloween
The Stamping Boutique - Halloween
Created with Love - Halloween
Quirky Crafts - Quirky Pumpkins