Friday, 28 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hi all, it's a beautiful sunny day and blue skies here in Manchester and it's nice to feel the warm sun - hope it is sunny for you too !!!  This is a card that I made just for fun! Lots of sparkle and glitter!

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is called Stella - Wicked Witch. I love Stella, just looking at her makes me chuckle. I can just imagine her saying "Happy Halloween" in a very deep, droll voice! hee hee! I also think she has a look of Lily Savage about her - which is fab! The paper was a freebie from Bearly Mine Designs. As soon as I saw this paper, I knew that I had to make a card with it - it prints out beautifully too.

Sentiment was made on computer. Heart Gems are from Stash. The spiders were made with Gems and pieces of glitter string. Now the moon and stars sparkle really beautifully but could I catch it on a photo? No, of course not!!! Well I did, but then the image was completely out of focus!!

Skin: E00, E02
Black: Promarker Cool Grey 5 and Black
Purple: Copics V12 & V15
Moon & Stars: Cool Grey 1 & 3
Kars Glitter

I would like to wish you all a Happy Weekend! and if you are celebrating Halloween - then hope you have lots of fun !!!

Halloween was always lots of fun when my brother and I were growing up. We never did Trick or Treating, but had our own little party at home. Mum always bought us a Swede each and we would carve it out. Well, usually I would do a bit and then I was too weak to carry on, so either my brother or mum would finish hollowing it out LOL. Then we would put candles in and attach string handles. We would have Sparklers in the garden and take photos of our lanterns.

Me in 60's - Halloween (sorry my head's chopped off!!)

Then back inside for food and games. We would have Baked Potatoes, Soup and then Ginger Cake and Candy Coated Apples. We would play Bobbing For Apples and sometimes have conker fights which I loved!!! Mum would always let me cheat and soak it in vinegar !! LOL Ah Happy Days! It's good to look back sometimes!

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:-

For the Paper Sundaes Challenge, I have used the Toppings of Black and Sparkle.

Allsorts - Challenge 126 - 'Halloween' (ends 28th October 2011)
Sweet Stampin - 'Halloween' (ends 28th October 2011)
Dream Valley - Challenge 18 - 'Halloween' (ends 29th October 2011)
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 92 -  'Black, Sparkle, Flowers, Distressing' (ends 29th October 2011)
Pollycraft - Challenge 116 - 'Spooky Goings On' (ends 30th October 2011)
Scrap Creations - 'Doing it Digi' (ends 31st October 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 57  - 'Trick or Treat' (ends 31st October 2011)
Digi Doodle - Challenge 80 -  'Anything Goes' (ends 2nd November 2011)
PaperPlay Challenge 43 - 'Halloween/Witches!' (ends 2nd November 2011)
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge 19 - 'Spooky' (ends 3rd November 2011) 
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 22 - 'Use a Digi' (ends 9th November 2011)

BTW - If you happen to buy the current copy of Papercraft Essentials, then keep a sharp eye out for my card on page 75. There is a Stitchy Bear Advert and my Steampunk Sally Card is amongst the examples. Remember I won the 'Pretty in Print' Contest a couple of months back. Now the photo of my card is not very big (2.5cm) and my poor dad had to put his special reading glasses on and an extra lamp to see it - but he was really chuffed when he recognised it from the card I showed him couple of months back, bless him!!! Also, there is a free gift of some rather nice Polka Doodles Stamps with the mag! ;-)

Have a great weekend!
Thank you SO much for all your comments, I really do appreciate them!! :-)
Love n Hugs
Sue xx


Mummylade said...

What a great Halloween project Sue! Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Sue this is brilliant, Love the picture of a headless you!!! Oh man carving out swedes (neeps) as we say in Scotland was blinking hard work, blistered hands.
Love Stella she is wicked. Love Hazelxoxo

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your colours and this in one cute 'witch' lol. She does make me laugh! LOve your photo with the little halloween lantern Sue. We have bought a box of choccies for the children who knock.....Hope there's a lot coming lol or I will have to eat the rest of the chocs myself!!! Congratulations on getting your card in the paper lol It's that something!!!! Yehh!!!

mixamatoasties said...

Great card - she has made me laugh, I think she may have seen better days ;) a bit like myself!!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Elaine Stark said...

I love this card. The image is great and those spiders and paper are fab. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Anonymous said...

This is a fun card and i love the paper, it looks 3D.
Great picture of a younger Sue with no head!but lovely legs, lol
I don't really know how to celebrate Halloween, we've never done it in France.
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Alessandra said...

Fabulous card! I love Stella too, she looks so funny, little Miss Grumpy ;o)
Thanks for sharing your childhood memories, I just can see you before my eyes having fun at Halloween :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Alessandra

Wedgie said...

Purple is my favourite colour, so I love this card! I love your spiders...much cuter than the one that chased me around my living room the other day! Fab photo too, thanks for sharing. Good luck at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, Oooh, she is a beauty isn't she! I can just imagine her saying "Happy Halloween" too! Purple is an absolute perfect colour for her, she looks great and I love that spider you made with the gem too...aaah, happy memories of days gone by, it's so nice to look back and you did make me smile about the conkers in the vinegar! Congrats on getting in papercraft essentials! I haven't got it and better not buy it, but now I am tempted (the magazine rack will not thank me!) Have a good weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Sue I love the card and I love the post, you really do brighten my day! Your posts are like a breathe of fresh air, I love your picture and story from your childhood LOL I should think hollowing out a swede was bloody hard work!!
Stella is looking fab by the way
Laurie xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun just love love your card,just love the colors,the detail is as always amazing and just love the,photo of the headless you hun brilliant hugs cherylxxxxxxxxx

Vicky said...

Fab card! She is just great and the paper is wonderful.


coops said...

fantastic card sue,i love the fun image and great backing paper and colours :D

xx coops xx

meg said...

Fab card Sue

Anonymous said...

Great card, very clever spiders and I Love the web DP too! Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Trick or Treat challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Sue! Gorgeous paper and brilliant spiders, the image is great and fun.

Love the photo, my childhood photos are like that too; full of half cut relatives! And filled with lovely memories.

Have a great weekend!

Warm hugs

SusanLotus said...

Hi Sue!
You made me so happy with your kind comment on my blog! I really wish you a great weekend too! I wrote a little answer to your comment on what I´ve been up to lately.
Your new card is cute and I think it´s so fun reading about your childhood memories. Thank you for sharing. :)

Delphine said...

Oooh I lvoe your card, Sue! Definitely a favourite colour combo of mine, a fab image, gorgeous apeprs and layout, I love it all! Thanks for sharing your picture and memories with us:-) No Halloween for me in France but for teh past few years my pupils have really liked trick or treating at my house! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Peggy said...

This is a wonderful card!! I love that image. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fab Sue and really made me smile. Love the photo of you in the 60's. I never had such fun when I was a child. Congrats in getting your card in the mag.


Lisa M said...

Simply wonderful post! Great card and those spiders are so fun and creative. Your picture is adorable and congrats on the publication in the magazine. Wonderful news :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Susan Flynn said...

Well done Sue on getting your card in the magazine, it doesn't matter how small/big it is not many people get to say they have been published so well done girl!! Love your little Stella Peeker witch card absolutely adorable, I have gone and downloaded that paper now as I love it but won't have time to use it this year but will next year. Your picture is so adorable its great to have our memories to look back on at how happy we were with fairly simple things none of this XBox and PS3 etc that they have now. I grew up in America so we always came home from school gobbled up our dinner and went out Trick or Treating. We got absolutely loads of sweets (candy) pillowcases full of the stuff!! Hope you are ok, take care xx

Karen said...

OMGOSH WOW this is so totally Awesome!!!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Paper Play

Liva said...

Simply stunning card! Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
Liva ❤

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love Bearly Mine papers they do print beautifully don't they. Your spiders are fab and the font you used for your sentiment is just right for halloween.
I hope you have a good week.

Caroljenks said...

I love your card and that paper is awesome!

I too used to try and hollow out swede's for my little sister at Halloween, mum could never afford to buy a pumpkin - sooooooo difficult!!! The knives I used to bend was no-ones business, it probably cost her more in replacing them than a pumpkin ever would have cost!

Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Trick or Treat' Challenge :)

Carol x

Tammy said...

Oh my this is sooo cute!! I LOVE the colors and I love Stella! Fantastic Halloween creation! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!
Hugs, Tammy

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely choice of papers, thank you for joing us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

bettand said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the web designed cardstock and those spiders too. That witch is just supercute though;) Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shops Best and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Shannon White said...

Fabulous Halloween card Sue! Love your fab dp's and those gem spiders are just Perfect! Such a fun image too! Wonderful coloring my friend! 8-)


P.S. love the Darling pic too! TFS 8-)

Ren-Yi said...

What a fab story. I love your lil card. The hand-made spiders look amazing! Thanks for playing along at PaperPlay Challenges.

Deirdre said...

Sue - love the childhood photo - great card too.

Thanks so much for playing along with our Halloween Inspiration Challenge on Paperplay this week. ♥

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card, the paper is just perfect for it! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Sandy's Stamping scene said...

Great Halloween card, Sue! ...and I love your old photos; so much fun with trips down memory lane.

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww, I loved reading this post - bought back lots of memories for me too :)

Fabulous halloweeny card, the image and background look ace, and I love the spidey ;)