Double Double, Toil & Trouble!

Hello! Last week I was lucky enough to win a competition on FB run by Autumn Moon Designs for this AWESOME witchy themed stamp! As soon as it arrived I had to ink it up and make a card!

You can’t really see it from the piccie but I added teeny tiny lime green gems above the cauldron to add some spookiness!

Hope you like the card!

The Witch Is In!

Hello, today I am going to share a recent Halloween make. I decided to make a door hanger for a complete change.

Ingredients
Spiders Web papers – Witching Hour by Sarah Hurley
Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.
Hope you like it, Carol x

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.


Ingredients
Promarkers
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

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

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.

Ingredients
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

There is a new range on the block.

And I would like to say “Welcome to 31 Spook Street” . And the residents of this street are The Strange Family. I am soooo super excited and lucky to have had a sneaky play, and teased you all with a sneaky peek, with this spooktacular new range from Sarah Hurley.
I had a play with the Digi Kit to make this card, and a couple of the stamp sets are winging their way to me.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have them, especially when I saw the really cute cat, owl and ghosts wooooooo. Though best of all is this little chap that I have coloured as he is called “Malcolm Strange” and I adore him, nothing to do with the fact my hubby is called Malcolm 😉 The digis in the set are coloured or black and white, so ideal if you want to make a quick card, or like me want to create a scene with one or more of the characters. I popped Poe the Owl and Muffin the Cat in, just so Malcolm wasn’t alone.  You may have noticed the awesome skulls and bones on the background paper, that is also from the set and is featured in different colours, and they all work perfectly together.

 
Ingredients
31 Spook Street Digi Kit  Paper & Digital Stamps
Coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers
Malcolm – Hair – Ice Grey 4 & 5
Face – Leaf, Apple & Meadow Green, 
Shirt – Cool Grey 1, 
Waist Coat – Aubergine, Plum & Purple
Buttons, Bow Tie & Hankie – Orange & Burnt Orange
Trousers – Warm Grey 4
Shoes – Warm Grey 5

Muffin – Cool Grey 1, 3 & 4, Bright Orange and Salmon Pink

Poe – Tawny Owl, Grey Squirrel and Purple

Post – Auburn(FM) and Burnt Sienna
Stampin Up Punch and Stamps
“Boo” sentiment made using Block Alpha Stamps

Bakers Twine, Pearlised card and orange paper from stash.



I really hope you can pop over to 31 Spook Street and say hello 😀

I would like to enter the following challenges; 
Clear It Out Challenge- Let’s Hear it for the boys 
Passion For Promarkers – For The Boys
Shopping Our Stash – For the kids
Cards For Men – String it Up
Digi Sketch Challenge – For The Boys
Cutie Pie Challenges – Cute one for the boys
Glitter n Sparkle  – Male cards
Opus Gluei – Boo!
Creative Corner – Happy Halloween


Sneak Peek Time

The seasons are changing, yippeeee, and Halloween is on its way.  And to celebrate this Sarah Hurley will be launching a brand new exciting range!! But, I have been playing with some of the kit (I know, how lucky am I?) and made something really cool!

I can’t show you the completed project yet incase Sarah confiscates my kit!!! Though I will share a sneak peek of it.

How amazing are the wee skulls and bones…and there is a cat 😀
I hope you are looking forward to the new kit, and I can’t wait to share the completed project x

It’s almost Halloween…

And tonight I thought I would finally bite the bullet and enter one of the “13 Days of Halloween” Challenges over at Simply Challenged Challenges. They were ever so slightly short of entrants for a prize to be given out, so thought I would take myself out of my comfort zone and try a Halloween card. I am in the Simply Betty group on Facebook, and they are a great bunch of girls, I even met two of them today and had a great time.  The group also does swaps every now and again, and the gorgeous papers I have used came from my lovely swap partner Emily.
The theme I chose was “candy corn”, so my card could only have yellow, orange, white and black as colours.  I used a Simply Betty digi Skeleton Peter, and coloured him with Promarkers. I then pop him onto a nestie cut shape, that I embossed with a Skull and brocade.  I added lots of diecuts(mostly from the lovely Anda), and tried my best to stick to the colour scheme. I hope you like him 😀

 
Here is a close up(in better lighting) of the embossed die cut.
 
 
 
Ingredients
Nightlight papers by My Minds Eye
Oval Nesties
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Promarkers
Sizzix, Cheery Lyn and Spellbinders Halloween Dies
Gems and bakers twine from stash.
 
 
I would like to enter him into the following challenges;
Simply Challenged Challenges – Day 11, Candy Corn
Robyns Fetish – use an Embossing folder
PanPastel UK – Halloween


CraftyMess Challenge Blog – Halloween
Di’s Digi Designs – Halloween
My Time To Craft Challenges – Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge – Halloween
Simply Create Too – Use Orange, Yellow and Black.
Sparkle and Glitter with Rick – Sweet Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks – Halloween
Milk Coffee Challenges – Halloween

It’s almost Halloween…

And tonight I thought I would finally bite the bullet and enter one of the “13 Days of Halloween” Challenges over at Simply Challenged Challenges. They were ever so slightly short of entrants for a prize to be given out, so thought I would take myself out of my comfort zone and try a Halloween card. I am in the Simply Betty group on Facebook, and they are a great bunch of girls, I even met two of them today and had a great time.  The group also does swaps every now and again, and the gorgeous papers I have used came from my lovely swap partner Emily.
The theme I chose was “candy corn”, so my card could only have yellow, orange, white and black as colours.  I used a Simply Betty digi Skeleton Peter, and coloured him with Promarkers. I then pop him onto a nestie cut shape, that I embossed with a Skull and brocade.  I added lots of diecuts(mostly from the lovely Anda), and tried my best to stick to the colour scheme. I hope you like him 😀

 
Here is a close up(in better lighting) of the embossed die cut.
 
 
 
Ingredients
Nightlight papers by My Minds Eye
Oval Nesties
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Promarkers
Sizzix, Cheery Lyn and Spellbinders Halloween Dies
Gems and bakers twine from stash.
 
 
I would like to enter him into the following challenges;
Simply Challenged Challenges – Day 11, Candy Corn
Robyns Fetish – use an Embossing folder
PanPastel UK – Halloween


CraftyMess Challenge Blog – Halloween
Di’s Digi Designs – Halloween
My Time To Craft Challenges – Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge – Halloween
Simply Create Too – Use Orange, Yellow and Black.
Sparkle and Glitter with Rick – Sweet Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks – Halloween
Milk Coffee Challenges – Halloween

It’s been a while

Since I blogged, so now I am back with a vengance.  First of all here are some fab wee Halloween items that I made this morning using Sarah Hurleys fab Witching Hour Halloween digi kit.  I love the idea of the embellishments on a stick for popping into Halloween cupcakes, so decided to try and make my own. I am really pleased with the result.

 
 I always have wee bags of sweeties ready for “Trick or Treaters, or “Guisers” as we call them in Scotland, and thought the journalling cards in the kit were perfect for this, I have added some images from the kit onto the cards too 🙂
 
I am really loving playing with the digi kits, there are so many things you can do with them, the only limit is your imagination  🙂

I would like to enter them into the following challenges;
Decorate to Celebrate -Party Decoration(Halloween Party)