Friday, August 2, 2013

Gearing up for Halloween

I've decided to start listing some Halloween items over at my Etsy shop
and have started with a few cards.  Here are a couple of my favorites so far.



This cute little guy is trying to put on his best "mean" vampire look but I can't help but giggle.  His face was done with a stamp from the Peachy Keen Monster Mash Face Assortment.
I really like adore Peachy Keen face stamps.
I only have 3 sets in my collection....so far.
(She types as she fights the urge to go order more.)

The bat was cut at 1.25" using my Cricut and the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.  He's the icon found on page 59.  I cut his body out 3 times and, after trimming the ears off of the 2 bottom layers, glued all together with the wings staggered.  I did ink around all 3 layers with  Brilliance white before I attached them.  Cricut Craft Room was used to hide the features on his face.  As mentioned above, a Peachy Keen stamp added the sweet little face.  I colored his eyes and fangs with a white gel pen and covered the eyes with Glossy Accents.  The Glossy Accents just makes the eyes, in my opinion.

Papers from SEI, Bazzill, DCWV, and K&Company were inked with Momento Tuxedo black for the top layers and Brilliance white was used on the kraft card stock base layers.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to make a paper button using a scrap of the cute spider web patterned paper from K&Company and tied it on with orange, black and white bakers twine that I got at Glitter & Kitsch.

Hope you think he's as cute as I do!

This card will be joining the following challenges:

The Kraft Journal -- Cute critters
Peachy Keen -- Anything goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge -- Autumn colors
Addicted-to-Stamps Challenge -- Lots of layers
Kaboodle Doodles -- Anything with ink or paint
365 Cards -- Rounding the corners
Little Blue Button Stamps -- Use twine or rope







I used my Cricut again to make this evil beauty.  She is from the Art Nouveau cartridge and I love her.  She was cut at 3.5" and I decided not to use the back layer of the cut so that great harlequin patterned paper from K&Company could show through.  Glossy Accents was added to the "jewels" on her crown and just make them pop.  (Can ya tell I'm loving Glossy Accents?)

I used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink to lightly ink the edges of her face, hair and crown.  Bazzill papers were used for all layers of the witch.

I cut the sentiment frame with Elegant Edge cartridge.  The "wicked" stamp, black and white ribbon and little purple brads were all from my stash.

Please leave me some comments.  I love to hear how others have used the same cartridges.  Or if you know of a challenge that either of these would work for, please let me know!

As always thanks for spending some time at my blog.

34 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that bat card! HOW cute is he and the layout of the card is fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen!

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    1. Thanks Gigi! I just love that little guy.

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  2. That bat card is adorable! I really like the layers and background pieces as you designed them. Thanks for sharing at The Kraft Journal.

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    1. Lynn, Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to more challenges at the Kraft Journal!

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  3. Awesome bat card!!! Great job! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

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    1. Cassandra, I plan on participating in lots more challenges at Peachy Keen....and learning so much from the other participants. So many talented crafters there!

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  4. Hi=) you did a great job on your card! Thank you for playing with LBBS! good luck!

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    1. Thanks Olga! I'm excited to participate in more challenges at Little Blue Button Stamps.

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  5. Thanks for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal!!
    Hugs,
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal

    P.S. There's a blog hop this weekend for Paper Sweeties if you'd like to hop along for the chance at an AWESOME prize from Paper Sweeties. You can start at www.papersweeties.com or check out the info on my personal blog:
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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    1. Karen, I can't wait to participate in my first blog hop. This weekend was spent at the 30th class reunion for my high school class! Thanks for the invitation, though.

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  6. Thanks for coming over to my blog. I have started following you too. I love the staggering of the wings on the CAC2 bat. So cute.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I appreciate the follow.

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  7. A great card Roberta, love the bat!
    Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Lots of layers challenge.
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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    1. Kjersti, Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my blog.

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  8. The bats face is really cute! I love the halloween coloured twine.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Letisha from 365Cards

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    1. Letisha, I love that twine too! Can't wait to start using even more of it.

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  9. Both cards are nice but I especially love your bat card! Love the attention to details and the layout is fantastic! Thanks for joining the Peachy Challenge!

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    1. Janice, Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by my blog. I'll be seeing you again at the next Peachy Keen challenge...can't wait!

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  10. Love your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps this week.
    Teresa x

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    1. Teresa, I'm sure I'll be joining more challenges at Addicted to Stamps! Fun site!!

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  11. These are delightful, Roberta! Really love the little bat. Great job with the face. :-D

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    1. NanaConnie, You are such a sweetheart! Thanks for the nice compliment.

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  12. Both are fabulous. Love the twine you used for the first one. Great colour. Thanks for joining us at Little Blue Button Stamps.

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    1. Dawn, That twine makes me want to keep doing more Halloween cards just so I can use more of it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Fabulous.....love that little bat face! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo. I look forward to more challenges too!

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  14. GREAT job with both cards, I LOVE the Halloween card TOO CUTE!!!Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!! :)

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    1. Cindy, I am so excited to be taking part in the challenges at Peachy Keen! Looking at the other entries is so inspiring. There are loads of talented crafters over there!

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  15. Thanks for participating in LBBS challenge!

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    1. Sybil, Thanks for stopping by to visit my little corner of the blogosphere!

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  16. EEK! This is SO cute!!!! I love your little bat and I'm so excited to start seeing Halloween cards again. Amazing job! Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge! Hugs- Glora

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    1. Glora, You're so sweet. I really love that little bat too...he just makes me giggle. But how can you miss with a Peachy Keen stamp?

      hugs--
      Roberta

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  17. Love both your cards! Thank you for being part of LBBS challenge! Good luck! Leigh

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  18. Leigh, Thanks so much for stopping by!

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