Saturday, 31 October 2015

Happy Halloween Saturday

Morning peeps

Well it's Halloween today and, whether you celebrate it or not, I suspect it will have some impact on your day! We're meeting up with friends real early today and heading out - to avoid trick or treaters! We'll have an early dinner and then drive around looking at the Halloween decor and finally ending up at the boardwalk to watch the firework display over a beer! You got plans?

Now, if you've been reading my blog over the last week you will know how fab I found the last challenge over at Simply Less Is More and, although the challenge is finished, I'm still using their sketch!! I almost think I like this make the best, shame I couldn't enter it. I hope the LIM DT will forgive my continuing to use their sketch!

My card

And a close up view

And the insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card 9½ x 13cm and two pieces of black card 10 x 13½cm
  • Distress Ink in picked raspberry applied to a strip across the card and then through a Tim Holtz stencil
  • Hero Arts "swipe" image stamped twice using Distress Ink in barn door
  • DRD Designs splatter design stamped randomly using Distress Ink in fired brick
  • Hero Arts scribbled circle image stamped using Distress Ink in hickory smoke
  • Distress Glaze applied (with my trusty finger) to protect the water based inks
  • Paper Smooches sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to trace the sentiment

I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Work It Wednesday's October challenge - A THANK YOU CARD
  2. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 96 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Simply Paper Craft for all occasions - Challenge No. 16 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. 4 Crafty Chicks - challenge No. 270 + crazy egg - ANYTHING GOES
Onwards and upwards in the craft room ......

My card

And a close up of the tree piecing

And the insert and envelope

Materials used:-
  • White A2/C7 card blank and matching sized envelope
  • A2 scallop edged Kraft blank from The Paper Cut
  • Panel of black card cut to fit
  • Dylusions Christmas tree image (from their "stocking fillers" set) stamped on to base card/orange spotty/yellow/BAT tissue card using Memento tuxedo black/D.I. twisted citron/Versafine sepia inks 
  • Recollections sentiment (from their "Merry Merry" set) stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Gelly roll and Copic Spica Atyou glitter pens to accentuate the design
  • Stardust stickles to bling up the star and grounding
  • Black "S" pitt pen to draw outlines and ground the tree

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 248 - Lucky dip - PAPER PIECING
  2. Bloggers challenge - October 30th - PAPER PIECING
  3. Allsorts - challenge No. 335 - CHRISTMAS

Happy Halloween!


Debs M said...

2 great makes - love the sketch I can see why you like it so much. Great pp too - not a technique I use often but it's worth thinking about x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Think that's my fave of the week too, though the others have been pretty great when all is said and done.

It's ages since I've done any paper pieceing Really must do some more.

HAve a great weekend.


Maaike Uijthoven said...

oh that paperpieced tree is absolutely fun, bright aand cheerful.... i like it!

SARN said...

What a great looking thank you card Kathy.

Your colourful pieced tree is super too mate.

Haircut went well thanks - and the sun is out today!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

Two great makes Kathy. You've done some super cards using that sketch and I particularly like this one.

Enjoy your Halloween evening. It sounds like fun. Barbxx

Lynne said...

Your sketch card is fab, I love a good sketch. The paper pieced tree is fab, love the colours you`ve used.
Lynne xxx

Kathleen said...

Great use of the sketch, love the bright colours.
Great paper pricing on the tree and I like the tree stamp.
Thanks for your comment, sorry about the error in the link doh!

Kath x

Janeen said...

i saw your THANKS card over on Simons site and just wanted to stop by and say how cool it is.

Loll said...

Great use of the sketch Kathy ... love the mix of elements and the colours. Your paper pieced tree is so adorable!! xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your sketch card Kathy and the funky Christmas tree! Great colours.
Val x

creationsnz said...

what a fun Christmas tree

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I love that you are still using last week's sketch Kathy and I think you liked it more than most! Loving your paper-pieced Christmas tree in those super exotic colours. thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Susangail Powell said...

What a fun tree! Love your card!

Gerrina said...

So great those vibrant colours for the tree! It looks good! And you first set is a beauty aswell! Hope all is well and wish you a fun week!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kathy, Thank you for joining in with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Anne said...

What a fun and funky Christmas card Kathy! And I LOVE your use of the sketch, this latest creation is stunning.
Thank you for joining us
"Less is More"

Helene E said...

Lovely creations! Thank you so much for entering our Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and matching envelope.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan x

TaeEun said...

Grate Cards, Kathy! Your paper pieced christmas tree is so pretty!

Neets B said...

Loving your colour choices of your paper pieced tree, looks treat on the neutral background. And it's fab that you loved our sketch so much, and this interpretation of it is gorgeous, love the pink/red combo.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

I'm flattered you're still using the sketch Kathy, I like it too!
Great cards and the Christmas tree is such funky colours!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"