Monday 15 October 2012


Hello blogworld

Well here I am with a card for the new challenge over at The Cutie Pies and the theme this time is Halloween.

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Halloween is not really a time that I celebrate, being a grumpy old so and so.  I don't let Emily go trick and treating (not that she could anyway seeing as how we live in splendid isolation) as I'm not really that keen on trick and treating - it's just not me.  I'm not entirely sure either where this fuss over Halloween has come from anyway, I don't remember any trick and treating or big thing made of Halloween when I was little.

But, and here is a big but!, some of the images out there are just tooo sweet to pass up and I'm sure I can get other occasions out of them - so I've had a leetle splurge.  A really leeeetle one, but still a splurge.

This card has the result of one of my splurges on it!
So my card.
Front shot:

Detail of image:

Still no arty-farty as I'm still fighting those kittens every time I get my lightbox out!!

I used:

Digi stamp:
Tiddly Inks - Witchy Wryn
coloured with my Pro and Flexmarkers


Echo Park - Chillingsworth Manor

Anything else?
Chipboard letters - very, very, very old from my stuff
Ribbon from a local craft shop
bat shape - freebie die from Tracy at Dies to Die For

D'you know, for once, I quite like this card!  Was very pleased with my colouring - first time I've tried a lot of black!  The only bobo I made is that the image is supposed to have a little cat next to her.  Hmmm, well when cutting out the little cat became a Manx cat (due to a cutting accident!) and so she is now hiding out of sight altogether!!!

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

Stamptacular Sunday: Challenge #185: BOO-tacular

allsorts challenge: Week 176 - Too cute to spook!

I love Promarkers: Challenge #138 - Halloween

Without Words: October Challenge - Things that go bump!  Hi ladies, not sure that this has dark enough colours for you?  If it doesn't feel free to delete and I'll try again!


Caroline said...

You should love this card it's fabulous the image is beautifully coloured and the layout is fantastic. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

Debs said...

Super cute card Sarah - adorable image - would fit our Too Cute to Spook challenge at Allsorts this week :o)
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Sarah.... love that little Wryn!

And I think you're right about halloween... though my OH loves to put skeletons out front to scare the neighbours kiddies.... I think he gets the most enjoyment out of it as they don't seem that worried! LOL

Christine x

Sarah-Jane said...

Fab card Sarah. I love the cute image and you have coloured it so well.
Sarah-Jane xx

Lorraine said...

Smashing card. Liking the letters. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Sue said...

WOW! this is fabulous Sarah. I love the image and your colouring is brilliant.
hugs Sue

Karen Petitt said...

Fab Sarah, wonderful colouring and use of colour so I'm not surprised you like it! those kittens need to watch out - chopping tails off, really hun lo1!?! Karen x

Danielle C said...

Great job! I love that image! Totally understand your splurge:)Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week and good luck!

Squirrel x said...

Hunny this is gorgeous, love that little witch! Feel sorry for the poor little cat though ..... Thanks so much for playing along with Without Words for October. Hugs, Sxx

Jane said...

I love the little frog tucked in her hat. Thanks for playing along at Without Words.

Jessica said...

Hi Sarah! What a cute halloweencard you have made, the image is so cute and love the ribbon!!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge! Hope to see you again next week:)
Hugs Jessica

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a fun card, love the super cute image. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Penny said...

LOL--I think you should have left the Manx on the card! :^) But it is a funny story. Love your darling image and coloring--especially her green hair. Also love the papers and your design. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Anita said...

Hi Sarah! Love your Halloween card. Halloween is my daughter's birthday so we have always made a big celebration of Halloween at our house. Hope you are well ;)

coops said...

so stunning sarah.i love your witchy wryn and fantastic colours and design.
i don`t believe in trick or treating either that is why i make jack up a treat bag he can have at home.

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous Halloween card Sarah, love the cute image so beautifully coloured.
We do not do trick or treating either.
Wendy xx

Jo said...

Oooh, she's gorgeous!Love her green hair & that little frog!
Hugs Jo x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh I've been better behaved than you - I haven't bought any halloween cuties... although I have been very tempted! I don't really 'do' halloween either, although we do take the boys trick or treating, only on a couple of local streets though.

I do love this image, she's very cute! Love her green hair and the little frog in her hat! Great papers too. Thanks for joining in at Without Words hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Faye said...

Yuh-huh! So this is cute! X

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab card loving her green hair!

Thanks for joining in our too cute to spook challenge over at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Doreen said...

another fabby spooky card. GORGEOUS
Doreen xx

Suzette said...

Love the tiddly image and your card. Thanks for joining us this week at stamptacular.

Suzette x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sarah, those letters look great and that image is so sweet!
Helen x

Print gift cards said...

What a lovely card. So special design. I like the colors and that image is so cute. Thanks for sharing.