Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Simon Says Get Spooky :-)

Long post,,,, get coffee :-)

It seems many of you are getting way ahead with your christmas cards !! I saw lots of fabulous ones last week ,, :-)
This week we have a scary challenge for you !! Yes it's almost Halloween and I dare say there will be lots of challenges around for you to link your cards/creations to :-)

As always Heidi, the owner of Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a fabby shopping spree to one lucky winner ;-)

Unfortunately here in Malta/Gozo Halloween hasn't really taken off so there is no need for me to make anything but I have some freinds here from Texas so my cards are being posted to their grandchildren :-) Hope this one doesn't scare em to death !! Not exactly cute is it !!! :-)

For this challenge heidi very kindly sent the DT a gift :-) In my package was this fabulous Tim Holtz Scary cat and a spiced marmalade distress ink pad :-) Lovely :-) But I have NO halloween themed stash at all ,,, so this one had me scratching my head !! I started by making my own papers with various distress inks. the dark sky with moon was made by spraying paper with slate glimmer mist then dabbed with a cloth. I stamped a flock of birds on the sky and a scary tree on the bottom left side piece ,, both of these are Tim Holtz stamps :-)
I followed Ria's fabulous sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge I thought it was a perfect halloween sketch :-)

The background for the cat was also made using glimmer mist and the cat was stamped with black soot distress ink,, it does look very shimmerry in real life :-)
The skull and star are grungeboard that were grunged with crackle paint and then sponged with black soot to grunge them even more ,,,, oh I did have fun making this :-) One tip tho !! NEVER shake the glimmer mist with the top off !!! Me and my room were showered with slate ink :-) actually it makes my craft area look more arty so I didn't clean it up ha ha ha :-)
I used some grey black magic coredinations for layering and then I finally got my sewing machine out ,,, aong with a flag or 2 !! and very carefully sewed wonky lines :-) The ribbon is like a mesh which I thought was quite spooky looking :-)

The DT have made some SPOOKTACULAR cards and creations for you to see so please go and see them on the challenge blog then go and leve them all a comment :-) You never know you may find some hidden candy !! :-)

Before I leave I will show you this card I made using the same sketch :-) The papers are all from the Funky Fairys A Lil bit Spooky kit It is a fabulous kit :-) The image is 'Witchy Poo' which I got as a free download from Doodle Palace :-) Isn't he cute :-)

The image was coloured with prisma pencils and copics and 3 D'd ;-) His feet and all the papers were distressed with black soot distress ink. The little bag of candy has bits of liquorice allsorts in it :-) Don't want her going hungry :-)
The Funky Fairys have a fab challenge starting today too so why not pop over there to see what it is !! :-)

There will be candy at the top of my blog later this morning so pop back later to see what it is :-)
I appreciate your comments and so does everyone on the DT so please leave one :-)


Anne said...

wow two fabby card Lorriane, the first one is just adorbale, very different from your norm.
Anne x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, Lorraine, that first card is just stunning! You put a lot of work into it and it is just wonderful. The second on is adorable. Anesha

Emma said...

Both fantastic cards...the 1st one is a bit scary!! The bear is so cute on the 2nd...gorgeous.
Hugs Emma x

Jo Nevill said...

Both fantastic cards Lols, love your Simon one, sounds like you had loads of fun making it ! I bet all that shimmering looks fab in real life !


Jo xx

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

I think they are both great! The second one seems more like you, but I love both!

ribenaruby said...

Lorraine super spooky halloween cards, especially the second one with it's own box of sweets, love it!

Timcso said...

Beautiful cards Lorraine!!I love them!:)

Hugs, Tímea

Mephisto said...

Love both cards very much!!!
yes, the little witch from Doodle is wonderful *g*


Jo said...

WOW Lorraine! These are wonderful!! The first one suits the sketch perfectly.
Thank you for joining us over at Sketch Saturday :)
Jo xx

Terry said...

Hiya Lorraine, wow hun you made a pretty scairy card, both cards are beautifull...Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday....Hugs Terry

Sue said...

I love your distressed card. For someone that didn't know where to start, the end product is wonderful. So many details. Love it. Your little bear card is adorable too. My best friend lives in Austin, Texas, I am sure your friend's children will love these cards, there fantastic!

Ria said...

WOW LOLS that is a different kind of card for you ;) LOL it scares me!! love the otherone:)
thanks for playing with my sketch ;)

hugs Ria

Unknown said...

great card - it's so different from the others "typically" Halloween, but I love it!!!!

Linda Brun said...

Both fantastic cards. Love the first one .