Sunday, October 16, 2011

Here Comes....Halloween

The card I have today is for Here Comes The Boys challenge starting today, the theme is....Halloween (in case you couldn't guess, lol)
I made an easel card this time, just because it was what was in my head from the start!  Bearly Mine Challenges has "Easel Does It" as its theme this time, so I'm entering there... the fabulous ghosts paper and spider's web paper (digis) on the front of the card were freebies from Bearly Mine, so there's a sort of synergy in entering there!  My Time To Craft has Orange and Black as its theme this time, Just Us Girls has a Orange, Green, Purple and Black and Digital Tuesday has Fall Colours so I'm in there too.
The Pink Elephant has a photo inspiration for their challenge, I've used the colours and the pumpkin as my inspiration.  Crafty Cardmakers has Anything Goes so I'm entering there too.
Sketch and Stash had this great sketch to follow ...I needed an unfussy sketch with the busy paper I used so it was ideal.  The new stash I used was the digital image Franky Pastry from The Paper Shelter How ca-ute is he?!!!  I think he's gorgeous and perfect for a boy's Halloween card.  Simon Says Stamp has Halloween or Goth for their challenge this time,  Cupcake Craft Challenges has Halloween and Crafty Calendar has Spooky (well, he's not THAT spooky but I think he's trying, lol) so I'm entering there.  Pollycraft Challenges has Boys Boys Boys so I'm entering there too.  I've coloured Franky up with Copics, he looks roughly the colour my youngest son used to look when faced with any vegetable...until he became a gym junkie and VERY serious about his diet, lol.
 I double matted the image and the patterned paper on purple card from DCWV and Green from American Crafts...the extra orange layer under the image is a manila style folder I got from a stationery store...I got a few in different colours and they've come in really handy!
As you can see I've distressed the edges of, well, EVERYTHING!  It's so "not what I do" I was actually not going to put this card up... but in the end I liked the result and think it suits the theme.  The tool I used to distress the edges was very hi-tech; an emery board and the edge of my craft mat (yup, I did miss a bit and have a slightly distressed cover on my craft table, lol)  Stamptacular Sunday has Distressing as their theme this time around and Creatalicious Challenges has Distress your edges ...I'm definitely entering as this may be one of the few and far between that I do that qualify, lol   
I added the Happy Haunting to one of my blank ticket digis I bought from Bizzy Becs a while ago ...they're really useful too, and easy to add whatever sentiment you like to.  I'm going to get a ticket die, at the moment I cut them out and punch the corners and ends with my 1/4 handheld punch - it works okay but the die would be better.
The paper I used on the inside is a digi set from Susan at Crafty Chaos Designs, the Eye of Newt collection; I used the eraser in Photoshop to rub out an area for the jotting panel...it just seems to work better with the easel style of card and was really easy to do.  I used textured paper for all my printed papers, I like the extra dimension it gives and will definitely use it again, even though it's a bit more expensive than the plain card I usually use.  The "boo" letters are from Die Cuts With a View, they came that colour and glittered up ready to use in a box but I can't remember the name, they're nice and solid making a good stop for the easel.
Well that's it from Franky and me, why don't you pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of my teamies inspiration, hopefully you'll be - well, "inspired" - to enter the challenge this fortnight.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee (cough cough, still got my silly chest infection...lucky it's not contagious over the net, lol)

22 comments:

Lin said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, love your colouring. I find darker skin tones hard but green! Fantastic!

Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers with this cute little monster.

Lin xx

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely fantastic Halloween card Donna, it's gorgeous! Love your colouring.

Many thanks for sharing with Cupcake Craft.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh Dee, this is so amazing. Your coloring is gorgeous! Your design is fabulous. Your papers are perfect!! Wish I could take some "photo shop for paper crafting" from you!!!
Hugs~bren

Sheena said...

Wow x 3! I adore this - it's just brill. The image is soo cute! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Vicky said...

This is brill Donna....and thanks for joining us at SnS too hun....

big hugs Vicky xx

Brodders said...

A great easel Halloween card Donna :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcakes this week x

Sally said...

A great card & super little image. I love all the spider webs. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

gina g said...

Wow fabulous card hun i love the image. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time and good luck. luv gina xx

Woo said...

Another Fab DT Card! Love the image and the layout! Woo xxx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute Halloween card!! Love the sweet image and fun easel fold. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Stampin' Pam said...

What a great Halloween card. Frankie is adorable and your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for coloring along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This card so makes me smile! Adorable [beautifully colored] image! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Wishcraft said...

Oh I LOVE it hun, what a fab card! Gorgeous colouring and great design. I print my digi papers on linen textured card, but as I buy it in bulk it's only a little more expensive than plain stuff would be. Lisa x

Dawn said...

Awesome card, Dee! Franky is soooo cute and your colouring is perfect. Great paper choices, and what a wonderful idea to 'erase' a writing window. Will give this a go next time I use digi paper. Hope your chest is all cleared up by now.

Hugs, Dawn

Janne said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us at Creatalcious Challenges this week.
Janne

Andrea M said...

Absolutely adorable! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Brenda said...

So excited to work with you! :)

Kathryn B said...

Wow!!! I just love you're easel card Donna this is a winner in my book! LOL!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

laney said...

fabulous card and cute too Love it!!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Julie said...

Wow, Donna this is awesome!! Brilliant halloween card and your colouring is perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this time around, Juliexx

tiggertastic said...

oh this is so cool, amazing papers

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Jenni said...

Fabulous Halloween card - love it! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge this month at Crafty Calendar.
Jenni x