Monday, October 24, 2016

Dance and gleam...

Hello, hello!

I’ve got a sweet Halloween card to share with you today. There are certainly many fantastic Halloween stamps and digis to be found in the TGF store but it can be just as much fun to take a character that wasn’t intended for the holiday and transform them into a terrific trick or treater. That’s what I did with little Joni from the Hatter Bean kit. The over-the-top costumes of these quirky Beans, with their top hats and exaggerated adornments, make them super easy to color into Halloween cuties. I then added the happy pumpkin from the Peek a Boo set so that Joni would have a friend to keep her company, plus I liked how it tied in to the sentiment that I chose for the card. I also cut the strip of pattern paper to the same width as the sentiment to keep the design nice and tight down the center of the card. 

Ok, hope your week is off to a great start! 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- KI Memories 
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Hatter Bean kit and Peek a Boo set), Reverse Confetti (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black
Sticko felt ghost stickers
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- N5, N7, N9
clothes/pumpkin- YR31, YR04, YR27, V12, V15, V17, B79, Y000, YR30, Y11, YG13, YG17, YG67

Friday, October 21, 2016

Black cats prowl...


I am running way behind already this morning so I am totally posting this on the fly. These two cute Halloween kitties are from Impronte d'Autore and I really fell in love with them because they remind me of the Sister Stamps cat stamps that I still miss so much. I don't know if it is the same artist behind both companies but either way these sweet stamps have stolen this crazy cat lady's heart. Sure, it's another CAS card from me but I didn't want to distract too much from the little scene that I had created. 

Ok, that was short and sweet... take care everyone!  :) 
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink
paper- My Mind's Eye
stamps- Impronte d'Autore (Micino Halloween and Zucca Micio ), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
Studio Calico wood veneer stars
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
cats- W4, W6, W8, 110, R02
hat- C6, C8, C10, V05, FV2, V09, C1, C2, C4
pumpkin- YR31, YR65, YR68, E08, Y02, Y17, E84, E87
ground- E40, E41, E43

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Halloween...

Hello again!

Oddtoberfest is still going strong over at Some Odd Girl and I've made this card for blog challenge 2 'let's party'. I imagine that this sultry Vampiress is all dressed up and making her way to a wild and wicked Halloween party. Perhaps she even is a real vampire and she is using this over-the-top costume as a ruse to get close to her partying prey... bwahahahahaha! Yea, it looks like she has way more tricks than treats up her proverbial sleeves. The background is cut from a single sheet of October Afternoon paper which I then stamped the stitches and sentiment directly onto. You can't beat that kind of time saver when you're a lazy crafter like myself.  ;)

Ok then, time for me to scoot. Have a good one!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Witch Hazel)
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Vampiress)
stamps- Papertrey Ink (sentiment and stitches)
ink- Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things stitched hills dies
Kaiser Craft gems
Smooch gold
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E0000, E000, E50, E70, E71, E04
lips- E04, R29
eyes- BG0000, B32, B52
eyeshadow- W1, W3, W7
hair- C6, C8, C10
clothes- W6, W7, W9, W10, R24, R27, R29, R46, R89, E18, C1, N6, N8, N10, YR31, Y26, Y28

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Hey there!

I found an old jump drive that I thought I had lost a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to find a few digis floating around on it. This old, but still super sweet, Birdie Brown digi called Midnight Pumpkin Wishes was one of them so I figured she had waited long enough to get on a card. The sentiment came from the Pebbles Trick or Treat paper pad that I chose to pair up with her and it inspired me to draw jack o'lantern faces on the pumpkins so they could glow too. For the glowing background I sponged yellow ink onto the card base then sponged some black around it. I'm really happy with how the whole scene came together to create a not-so-spooky Halloween card. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Pebbles (Trick or Treat)
digital stamp- Birdie Brown (Midnight Pumpkin Wishes)
ink- Nick Bantock lamp black and chrome yellow
Pebbles die cut bats
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- FYG1, FYG2, YG03, YG25
hair- T6, T8, T10, 110
clothes- V05, V06, V09, T1, T2, T4
pumpkins- Y18, Y38, YR04, E08, E84, E87

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Be scary...

Hello again!

Today I've made a card to play along in the new challenge over at The East Wind. The theme is 'bump in the night' and while you would think that meant Halloween, it's actually a clever title for an embossing challenge. I decided to do a little of both and created this Halloween card using the lovely and mysterious looking Lucy Loo Hair digi and a spider web embossing folder for the background. Is she a sultry witch or maybe a glam vampire? Who knows, but she is definitely offering up trouble with that bottle of poison. ;)

Alrighty, busy day ahead... talk at'cha later!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique
digital stamp- The East Wind (Lucy Loo Hair)
stamps- Inkadinkado (spider), Studio G (sentiment)
ink- Versafine onyx black
Kaiser Craft gems
Little B poison bottle sticker
Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, E71
eyes- Y38, E39, E18
eyeshadow- W2, W4, W7, FYG1
lips- E04, RV29, RV99
hair- BV23, BV25, BV29

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hocus pocus...

Good morning!

The Halloween cards keep rolling along and today I'm using a couple of ghostly cuties from the TGF Peek a Boo set. The witch and the cat seemed like a natural duo to pair up and I figured that they definitely needed a house to haunt. This gave me the perfect excuse to pull out the ol' Cute Cottage die by Memory Box and build a crazy colorful home out of Doodlebug paper scraps. The mini size of the ghosts made them the perfect fit to glide in and out of the doors and windows. I also used the happy pumpkin from the set to add a bit of decor to the front porch. I think the end result puts the 'happy' in Happy Halloween!  :)

Have a good one my friends!   
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
paper- Doodlebug
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Peek a Boo set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Tim Holtz Distress
Memory Box Cute Cottage die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
witch ghost- FYG1, FYG2, 0
hat/broom- V12, V15, V09, Y38, YR04, YR18, E34, E47, Y11, YR23, E33
cat ghost- C00, C1, C2, 0
ears- C5, C8, C10
pumpkins- Y35, Y38, YR04, YR18, YG25, E33

Friday, October 14, 2016

All Hallow's Eve...


It has been months since I last played along in a challenge over at A Day For Daisies and when I saw that the new one is "Anything Halloween-y Goes" I knew it was the perfect time to jump back into the fun. Right away I knew that I wanted to color up this sweet scene called Little Witch on Fence because I actually got it last year but it never quite made it onto a card. For a bit of a different twist on monochromatic coloring I printed the image on kraft cardstock and colored it all in using the Copic W's and a white color pencil for added contrast. I'm super happy with the end result, it kinda looks like a cool illustration in a Halloween children's book to me. I wouldn't change a thing on this card... love it!  :)

Hope your weekend is a crafty one!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill
paper- My Mind's Eye (orange stripe), Bo Bunny (stars)
digital stamp- A Day For Daisies (Little Witch on Fence)
stamps- Inkadinkado (moon), SEI (bats)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Prima old road
My Favorite Things Blueprint #26
Studio Calico wood veneer stars
Wink of Stella white glitter pen
white color pencil
Copic markers:
W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W8, W10, 110