Sunday, October 27, 2013


It's that time again at Di's Digis Challenge, and the theme this fortnight is Halloween...a very popular one right now :-)
I've used Di's super cute image  "Li'l Witches Brew", coloured with Copics (with some added highlights and shading with Prismacolor pencils) and heaps of glitter... there's glitter on the brew, bubbles flask (which has gloss on it too, for good measure, lol) the stars on the witches hat and shoes.  
The orange matting is super glittery too... all in all this thing not only glows in the dark (well, not literally, but it's pretty bright!) but twinkles a LOT!
The only embellishment is (are?) the stars on the corner of the image, they're MFT Stacking Stars, I've had them ages but have never thought to stack them (duh!) looks okay :-)  
The oh-so-fun paper is from a freebie Halloween pack by Shery K Designs, love it!
I used the same layout for the inside of the card, with more of the MFT stars... the negatives of the others really.  I printed the jotting panel as part of the designer paper; I added a text box in Word and formatted it with a purple border and inner shadow, it looks quite effective IRL, and means I didn't use more ink than necessary - I love digis!
I've listed all the challenges I'm entering this time, as they are all either Halloween (I told you it was a popular  theme!) or Anything Goes.
Pop over to Di's Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's not-so-spooky creations, I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too... we're being sponsored by There She Goes Stamps with a fantastic $10 voucher - and as always if you use one of Di's stamps (and why wouldn't you, so cute!) you're in an extra draw for 2 images of your choice.
That list of challenges is:
Clear It Out Theme: Halloween Stash: Something Orange (that glittery paper, I didn't think I'd ever use it, lol)
Inky Impressions Halloween or Black and Orange
Kaboodle Doodles Halloween Colours
2 Sisters Challenge Cute and Spooky (TICK, tick)
Cute Card Thursday Spooktacular
Card Makin Mamas Trick or Treat
Stampin' for the Weekend Something Spooky
Divas by Design Halloween
Pile It On Halloween
Crafty Calendar Halloween
Creative Belli Halloween
Totally Gorjuss Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity Happy Halloween
Crafty Little Fairies Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes

In closing, I'd just like to tell my fellow Aussies that are affected by the bushfires (in NSW in particular) that I'm thinking of them.  A friend lost her home in the Black Saturday fires in Victoria in 2009 and I know how stressful it was when we lived in the hills here, dreading every summer but not wanting to leave the lovely environs; I couldn't take it in the end and moved closer to the coast only to have our house under threat the very first summer from a grass fire in Whiteman Park (a huge bush reserve) over our back fence!!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Cathy P said...

I noticed your card just ahead of mine on a couple of challenges, Donna. I thought I would drop by give you some love! It's so cute! I love the image, your coloring and the way fabulous "Boo!" paper frames your witch.
Hugs, Cathy xx (corysnana1)

Sara I. said...

She is so adorable and you did a fabulous job coloring her up! The sparkly star is the perfect touch!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna. The image looks fab, and you've coloured her beautifully. I love the cas design too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Di said...

WOW!!!! this is just stunning!!! i have never seen this image coloured so beautfully, love all the green potion! fabulous card!!
Hugs Di xxxxx

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is just adorable and beautiful colouring too :)

Indy's Designs said...

Wow! What a fabulous little scene! So glad you shared at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you'll be inspired by this week's color challenge and join us again!

Laura Sterckx said...

Fabulous card! The image is so cute and beautifully colored, I love the sparkly star and the gloss on the brew! :) Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable Halloween card.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Amazing colouring. I love the layout too. A gorgeous card x

Janice said...

A super little witchy image, coloured to perfection. Love your super card, thanks for sharing it with us at Divas, Jx

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

Gorgeous colours and design Ginny x

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Donna, I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

Melanie said...

A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Blogaversary - Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

(DT Creative Craft Challenges)

Barbara Godden said...

Great card, love the star embellishemnt. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Halloween challenge.

Vicky said...

What a super spooky card!! Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week - Good Luck

hugs Vicky xx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Squirrel x said...

Oooh, just fabulous hunny! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies this week. Brilliant, but then I think everything you do is! Hugs xx

Lorraine said...

Just popping back to say Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.
Lorraine x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love your colouring!
Those freebie papers are a favourite of mine as well & I have used them loads!
Hugs Shell xx

KalySto said...

Such a sweet Halloween Card! Lovely colors!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!!
Smiles, Kaly

julie said...

Beautiful, I love your coloring !
Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity !

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Dawn said...

This is so very cute! Fantastic work on the image - your colouring looks amazing and I love all the glitter :) Hugs, Dawn