Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sweet Stampin' - Halloween

Hey there my lovely blog buddies. I hope you've had a good week. It's the end of another week and we're getting ever closer to the end of another year! How has this one gone so fast?! Today is the start of another challenge at Sweet Stampin' and we have a fun challenge theme. We are looking forward to seeing all your fun and fabulous Halloween creations. I love the 'too cute to spook' ones myself, I'm not big on the creepy scary ones, so I'm hoping for a lot of cute Halloween makes. But whatever your inclination is, come on over and join us for our Halloween special! There's a great prize on offer too from our wonderful sponsor 'Stix2'.


In line with my love for the 'too cute to spook' variety of stamps, I have used an utterly enchanting wee witchy from the uber talented Mo Manning. I just LOVE her stamps. They really are a little bit special. A rare and true talent. I just loved this wee witchy when I first came across her and I've been hanging out to use her this Halloween. I've another sweet witchy of Mo's to make up into a card too, but this wee cutie got my attention first. I've coloured her of course with my fabby Promarkers. Love the way her silver hair came out.


I kept the card design very simple, unlike my Halloween card last year and stuck with a predominantly black palette. The digital paper is a magazine freebie from issue 135 of Cardmaking & Papercrafts. I thought the fun bright paper would lift the otherwise very black design. 


The dies I've used on this card are a Magnolia Doohickey black cat, a Quickutz doily, a spider web from the Autumn set of Magnolia Doohickey club magazine (Volume 6) and a little book from the same set. The leafy swirl is from Cheery Lynn. I splodged some black ink along the borders of the paper to distress it a bit and added a black feather and a lovely black fabric flower from Flourish with a Bling. The tiny bats are a CC Designs die.


The little 'spellbook' has a sentiment hidden inside, which you can read when you lift the flap. I matted a sentiment from Tracey Brossart onto black card and cut a small border around it, then snipped the corners with my whole punch to create a 'ticket' effect before mounting it on deep foam and popping inside the little spellbook. I really love how this worked out. A cute little 'hidden element' on the card.


Well that's my little witchy make done. I can't wait to see what you come up with for our Halloween challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I hope you've had fun looking at mine. I'll be back again before long with another crafty adventure. In the meantime I'll be popping around to check out my blog buddies adventures, so have an awesome weekend and I'll see you soon. After the week I've had, it's REALLY nice that we have a long weekend here in New Zealand to celebrate our 'Labour Day'. Hugs to you all, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
4 Crafty Chicks: #269 ~ Halloween
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Halloween
Deep Ocean Challenge: #115 ~ Halloween
Moving Along With The Times: Halloween
Cute Card Thursday: #396 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #319 ~ Lots of Layers
Simon Says Monday Challenge: The Monster Mash
Crafty Catz Challenge: #298 ~ Monsters ~ Spooky or Cute
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge: #256 ~ Anything Goes (with Fall colours)
As You Like It: Brights or Pastels? I LOVE pastel makes, especially Maja papers etc, but I do tend to go for a lot of colour in my own creations. This is a predominantly black creation but underneath is some pretty LOUD bright Halloween paper to bring this make to life. So I say Brights.

Update: My card was chosen for a 'Golden Egg' award at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thank you ladies. I'm delighted!


15 comments:

Tracey T said...

What a cute card! I really love the hidden sentiment, such a great idea. Have a lovely weekend xx

Chris said...

Team Abi have excelled themselves this week Wends! This is another gorgeous creation, love that cute witch, your card design and colour combo is fabulous, clever way to hide your sentiment inside the little book of spells!
Have a lovely weekend.
Chris
x

The Crafty Den said...

Another beautiful card Wendy. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Gorgeous embellishments and die cuts. Thanks for joining in with our 'lots of layers' challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sarah said...

Such a fabulous card!! An adorable image, brilliantly designed and the bright orange is fantastic. Thank you for sharing this with us at AYLI xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

She's soooo cute, Wends, great detailing too. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

Kramar
Maarit

coldwaters2 said...

This is such a wonderful, delightful card Wendy love that cutie image also the amazing card design excellent card
hugs
lorraine x

Brenda said...

Love this darling card. I'm with you, Mo M. is so talented and you have definitely done her darling image justice. Thanks so much for joining us this week at As You Like It Challenge!

Wendy L said...

What a lovely Halloween card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

Jacee said...

Fabulous 'witchy' design, love the colours
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Maura Hibbitts said...

What a sweet little witch! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for the Monday challenge!

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi Wendy - fabulous card! Love the image & that little spell book is sooo cute! Love all the elements - so much to look at. Thanks for joining us over on Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Hugs,
Bev (DT) x

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, Wendy! This is so super cute!! Love the little sentiment booklet :) This image is adorable too - WTG! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful and cute Halloween card.
luv
Debby

PaperDaisies said...

Love all the embellishments. They are perfect for showcasing that cute image. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Kim Bell said...

Wow your card is so cool love the details. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamp
Hugz
Kim

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