Sunday, October 13, 2013

Colours of Halloween at Di's Digis

The new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog has a "Colours of Halloween" theme.... so we want to see Purple, Orange, Green and Black. Here's my card:
I've used Mechanic Ted available at Di's Digi Stamps, coloured with Copics and a coat of High Gloss to the headlights.  Paper Crafting Journey wants us to Use Halloween Colours too, so I'm entering there, 4 Crafty Chicks has Crazy About Wheels and The Male Room has Transport and/or Travel so I'm entering there too.
I've used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp, it lent itself to the "cut away" front that I find myself using regularly - the lazy man's way of decorating the front of the card while decorating the inside, lol.
I used digi papers on this card, fabulous freebies from Shery K Designs, they print up a treat :-)
The card itself is from DCWV and the black matting is from my stash.  
The Card Candi on the front is from my stash too, as are the pebbles on the "inside" of the card (from Scrappers Must Haves the aptly named "Boo" collection) and the spanner charm that I have placed over a spanner that is in that position on the image.  Craft Your Passion have "Heavy Metal" for their challenge so I'm entering there, The Paper Shelter have Charm Us, so in there too and Totally Papercrafts have 1 image 2 papers 3 embellies (Candi, Pebbles and Charm) so I'm in there too.
The sentiment is something else I've had in my stash for ages... it came with Happy Birthday inside, I changed it to Thank You and altered the colour (in Word) and have had it sitting in my printed folder (I use as much of the space on a page as I reasonably can when I print images, having small sentiments available is handy!)  Clear It Out have Thanks as their theme with a Left over sentiment, so I'm entering there.
I cut and embossed (not that it shows in the pic!) the image panel with a new set of Crafts Too dies I bought from Scrap Dragon... I like the way they cut so I may add some more to my collection. The sentiment is cut with a Fiskars lever punch that I've had for-eva! Paper Creator Crafts has Dies or punches as their challenge, so I'm in!
I've got quite a few layers here, it's a bit hard to see in the pictures, but as I do have at least three I'm entering the Divas by Design 3+ Layers challenge.
Creative Craft Challenges2 Sisters ChallengeStampin' for the WeekendOozak, and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them too.
Well that's about it for today's card... sorry it's been posted a bit late in the day (it's 1am here - I scheduled it but clicked the wrong time so only discovered it hadn't gone live when I checked after coming home from an evening out, ah well you get that sometimes lol)  Check out the rest of the teams creations at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too - as you can see it doesn't even have to be a Halloween card, just the colours.  We're sponsored this time around by 
Markerpop... with a fabulous $10 store voucher - you can buy Di's images there in rubber form; CandiBean Stamps.  Don't forget, as always, if you use one of Di's images on your entry (and there's plenty of gorgeous images to choose from) you go in an extra draw to win 2 digi images of your choice from her store, what are you waiting for?!
I have quite a few cards made now just waiting to be blogged - as soon as I get time I'll be back with one of them.  Life is still a bit busy, but in a good way - my son Matt started back at work full time this week, he did two days last week but his foot swelled up like a balloon, it's not as bad this week.  I do the paperwork for his business so my time in the office is ramped back up - my other clients have been very understanding, but the time has come to get back to work.  
I've got to say I've never been so glad to be snowed under with paperwork, it means Matt's life is back to normal (or close to it, he still has some adjustments to make, he finds it difficult to do some of the climbing that earthworks involve as he has no forefoot to use as leverage, but he will adapt I'm sure)  I'm back to helping his wife with the babies a couple of times a week, and even though it was soooo intense when he was off work for so long I miss seeing them every day. Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Desire Fourie said...

So colourful and a great take on the sketch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

~ginny said...

Love your cut away front and it fits the sketch beautifully! Your Copic coloring with the shading and highlights is super well done! I like your embellishment choices and of course your metal wrench fits our theme perfectly. Thank you for sharing your delightful project in the “Heavy Metal” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
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Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Donna. The image looks fabulous and I love the papers and design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Donna. I love that image, brilliant colouring and wonderful papers too.
I am pleased that your son is doing so well and is almost back to normal - you must feel so proud of him.
Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Donna, love the image and fab design. What a cute lil' spanner, just perfect.

Donna x

Di said...

Hi Donna
Just a fabby card love the way you have used the colours, cant wait to add it to my Boys Gallery
HUgs Di xxx

Leanne said...

Wow, this is amazing, thanks for playing our challenge, awesome job!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Jenny said...

Fabulous colours Donna and love that card design. hugs x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow! gorgeous papers and fabulous image coloured so well Ginny x

Cazro said...

Gorgeous colourful Halloween card, thanks for joining us at Sunday stamp and Sketch. Caz DT

Olivia said...

Really love the style and layout of this card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

Marie said...

A great looking card in fabby colours. Love the clean look of the card and the fun folding. Lovely. Thanks for playing with us over at The paper shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie, DT-leader TPS

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Card! I love the design and the beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Merkkari said...

Your card is superb! Love your charm, it looks so good :) Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter Challenge. Hugs, Merkkari

Samantha Casey said...

How cute is this! I love the color and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!


Bonnie said...

Oooo I LOVE that layout and your Hallowe'en colours are perfect! Thanks for helping us out at 4 Crafty Chicks Design Challenge this week!

Pat K said...

Fabulous male card the cut away front and great design inside too. Good to hear life is getting back to almost normal...that's a good sign.

Martha Stewart calls an A9 size card 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" I'm really not that clever hun...thanks for stopping by. hugs, Pat K xx

Margreet said...

Beautiful card with all those layers...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Rosie said...

Love your card! The layout is awesome and the colors are fabulous! Thank you for joining in our "Charm Us" challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

Bev said...

A cute card with great use of the Halloween colours. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room. Bev :)

Lori said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Wheels" Challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Kimbo said...

I love how you have used the sketch and what a great image. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp this week x