Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone,

Today I have a Halloween card to share, I love all the halloween images and the colours (except the really scary ones), I decorate the house with ceramic pumpkins that have tea lights in them and a couple of fluffy bats with glittery eyes ~ then I go lock the gate so no one came come trick or treating ~ lol!  I just can't cope with large groups of children in ghoulish costumes standing on my doorstep and it drives the dogs crazy (we have a buzzer on our gate that goes off every time it is opened and this sets the dogs off).  Having said that, our drive is very long and dark, so scary enough that most children won't brave it!

I know I said in my last post that I would be sharing another commission card with you all ~ but I just couldn't resist doing a halloween creation.  I will share the commission card next week.


CARD RECIPE:

Image: Penny Black ~ 'Kitty Witch' 1528J coloured with Copics
Backing Papers: Whimsy Stamps ~ 'Halloween Grunge'
Cardstock: From scraps box
Sentiment: Penny Black ~ 'T for Transparent ~ Critter Fright'
Die (used to cut Bats): Memory Box ~ 'Swooping Bats'
Punches (for cobwebs): Martha Stewart ~ 'Spiderweb' (Sorry but I can't find a supplier who has this (I purchased mine from a company in Australia)!!
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles ~ 'Rock Candy' (used on hat, but not showing up on photo!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Belli ~ Challenge # 181 ~ Halloween
Creative Moments ~ Challenge 29 ~ Anything Goes/Halloween
Divas By Design ~ Use Some Orange
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Challenge # 191 ~ Halloween
Fan-Tastic Tuesday ~ Challenge # 7 ~ Halloween

So that's it for today ~ thank you for stopping by and for leaving any scrumptious comments for me to read.

Love

Friday, 25 October 2013

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Hi everyone,

It's the elusive blogger returning to your screens!

It has been rather hectic around here lately, to say the least.  The weekend before last saw us enjoying my Dad's 80th Birthday surprise, a Steam Train footplate experience, where he got to drive a big choo choo!  I had got a pair of overalls embroidered up for him for the day (see photo below) and I have to say a huge thanks to Anne at Big Paw Embroidery Den for doing it for me.

Anyway, on to todays card.  This was a commission from a lady who lives up the lane for her daughter's 16th Birthday ~ as you can probably guess she's really into One Direction the pop group.



I promised I wouldn't blog it until after the big day, which was yesterday.

CARD RECIPE:

Image: Google images
Cardstock: From my scraps box
Sentiment: Computer generated using the font 'Zipty Do'
Dies: MFT Die-namics 'Musical Notes'
Gems: My Mind's Eye ~ 'Lush' Rhinestones ~ Red

I also decorated the envelope to match.


This was done using a plain red envelope and cutting a mat with PTI's Mega Mat Stack #4 die and embellishing with more of the musical notes.

Just one more piccy of the famous overalls.


I will be back next week with another commission card.

Many thanks for stopping by and for any lovely comments you may make.

Love