Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bright and cheery Halloween

I'm not sure what possessed me to make a Halloween card in bright pink, aqua, and lime green but I like it!  I'm still pretty limited on the colors of ProMarkers that I have so that does eliminate some choices.  (Should have had more markers by now.....long, ugly story that ends with the very first negative feedback I've ever left on Ebay.)  Letraset is all the way on the opposite side of the pond and they're who I should have ordered from for this round of colors.  Lesson learned.

I knew that I wanted to use this adorable image by Lacy Sunshine.  She's called Witchy Susie and you can find her in the $1 retiring digis section of the shop.  I love $1 deals.  When I sat down to decide what colors to use, the bright ones just jumped out at me.

Here's little Susie in all her glory:

I really wanted to emboss the aqua mat but I only have the capability to emboss A2 size cards and this is 5.5"x5.5" so I had to improvise.  Instead, I just used my ScorPal and scored every half inch both vertically and horizontally.  Problem solved.

These are the items I used to complete the card:
**Cardstock: Recollections for everything but the base and that is Papertrey Ink
**Patterned paper:  Studio G from the Michaels Dollar Bin!  It comes in 6x6 packs of 15 sheets....for a buck.  Really cute patterns all in the same color family.  I now have the pink, blue, yellow, and green.  If I find more, I'll buy more.  Great value, I think.
**Stamps: "Happy" is Papertrey Ink and "Halloween" is from a dollar stamp, maker unknown.  (Did mention I love $1 deals?)
**Aqua Mulberry paper roses:  Ebay.  A good Ebay seller.  Floraworld is their name and they shipped super fast plus they added in a little pack of leaves as a free gift.
I'll be buying from them again!
**Fringe ribbon: Joann
**Beads: Mostly from the Dollar ya' see a pattern in my shopping habits?
**Bead spray:  Michaels in the bridal section
**Hand charm:  Michaels in the jewelry supplies section
**Clasp the beads are attached to: Tim Holtz
**Rhinestones:  Recollections and, of course,
Michaels Dollar
**The pink rose I made using my Cricut and the Flower Shoppe cartridge.

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  1. Great card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.


  2. What a great and fun Halloween card! Love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  3. Oh what a great card love the idea that you didn't use traditional colors this looks wonderful. Great job.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  4. Love the hip little witch, colors and gorgeous flowers! Awesome card. nsf5678

  5. what a fab card ,great image and I love all the layering
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    tracey x

  6. I love this card ! I think you made a great choice in the colors ! It's always good to think outside the box , and this card shows why !!


  7. What a fabulous card. Beautiful colloring and I love the digi. Too bat that Halloween is not so popular in Holland. Hugs, Cindy

  8. Stunning card! Love the non-traditional color combo for Halloween! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in our September "Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.
    We're so happy you joined us! Hope you'll play with us, again, next week!
    ~~Sammibug ~~ Bugaboo Stamps DT

  9. Fun Halloweencard! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  10. I like it too! the little charms are a lovely touch :) Gem xx

  11. Great card, Love the effect you created with your scorer, who needs embossing folders....hehe...x

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  12. Your card is adorable...I love these colours that you have chosen so very pretty and your colouring of Witchy Sue is stunning x Thanks for joining us at The Lacy Sunshine Challenge:)
    Hugs Nikki x

  13. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our Sept Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

  14. My kind of Halloween card, Roberta -- too cute to spook. I love the color combo! Fabulous embellishments, especially the hand.

  15. what a lovely Halloween card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

  16. Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  17. Thanks for creating such a gorgeous card with my witchy susie digi. Thank for entering my lacy sunshine challenge.

  18. Very cute card. Love the details on it. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.


  19. Hi Roberta! Cute card, I love the adorable kitty image you've chosen! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers and good luck!

  20. This is gorgeous, what a fun image and love the colors and detail on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  21. Super card! Great colours and papers! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

  22. LOVE your card, it is a GREAT color combo!!
    Thanks You for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  23. Fabulous set of cards very creative!


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  24. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your cards.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful week!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,



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