Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Halloween card, Yes another one!

Hello everyone and what a gorgeous day. I am off work today because Dragon daughter number 2 has a bad ear. She refused to go back to Nursery even though the doc said she was fine!!!! She didn't sleep much last night - neither did I - but she is full of life with no sign of flagging. I felt like death warmed up most of the day!!!
Enough of my woes. Just like to say thanks to everyone who has pointed me in the direction of other DT calls.
This is another Halloween card - stating the obvious again - but I did it because Wendy at Delightful Sketches has reminded everyone that there is still time to do her fab sketch shown below. You could also be the proud owner of this image of Dracula Riley if you join in the fun.

I have used a digital image from Scrapbookingmad (see my sidebar for a link) Halloween kit. The
Border was from a freebie at The Creative Cottage called Spooktacular and is available for a month. The frame was from Summer Driggs Happy Halloween kit, which has been reduced in size and I put one of her orange background papers in the centre. The main background was some purple card in my stash and black glitter card forms the large borders.

I have used various ribbons in shades of purple from my stash, as are the buttons. I have tied purple thread through them for added interest. The sentiment is a stamp from the Pumpkin and Aubergine set I bought at the Range some time ago. I have coloured with purple chalk to blend in better and it has faux stitching around the outside.
The other challenges I am entering this card in are:-

Daring Cardmakers - Autumn and Purple,

Allsorts Challenges - Halloween,

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Buttons and stitching (real/faux),

Squigglefly - Halloween card with Black, Orange and Purple cardstock plus either a bat, crow or spider.

Papertake Weekly - Spooky and

Digital Tuesday - Halloween and a digi image.

Phew, more than I thought as I am doing more than one entry for a challenge now - never thought of doing that before but most of them are happy for you to do so!!
As ever please say what you think.


cats whiskers said...

Morning sweetie what an adorable card this is - Love it
Hugs Jacqui x

Cheryl said...

WOW,love it!!! I never get tired of these colours for Halloween,fabulous detail and love the image!!
Hugs xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry your daughter is sick. We too are all sick here as well so I sure can relate!! What a cute Halloween card!! Love your take on the sketch!! Great colors and combo of papers!

Teri said...

Know what you mean - sleep deprivation is a form of torture you know!! LOL My girls both have colds, and they are home with school holidays too. And the boy keeps p***ing them and me off!!
Great card by the way! And good luck with the DT spots.
Teri x

Min said...

Super adorable card!! I LOVE Halloween - you can never have too much black, orange, purple & green!!!
Sorry to hear your little dragon isn't feeling well. Wishing a speedy recover to her! Hang in there!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Wendy Hall said...

This is fantastic!! Thanks for joining us again at Delightful Sketches!!

PinksyDoodles said...

This is fab Ali, a really funky Halloween card.
I know how you feel with the lack of sleep!!
Clare x

Sharon Caudle said...

Adorable!! Love that cute, cute image! thanks for joining us at PTW! hugs!

Lisa said...

Hi, Great card! Such a cute image.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Am loving this card. I love that image it is real cute. I obviously love the colours you have used (purple my fave). The backing papers are fab and I especially like the little black cat paper across the middle.
Dawn xx

Cass said...

Fabby Halloween card.Love the cute little image.
Cass xxx

Anne said...

Thanks for playing along with Delightful sketches this time your card is just adorable
Anne x

Lisa Foster said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love purple for Halloween! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches!

Julie said...

Such a fab Halloween card.Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.
Julie x

Rachel said...

oh this is sooo cute!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.

Rach said...

a wonderful halloween card, great image and colouring. xx

Donna said...

Hi Ali, love all the detail on this card and your lil witch is so cute :) Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card hun, what a cute little image! Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is fabulous I do love your image and colours thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.

Lorraine x

Lin said...

Hi Ali,

Love the whole colour scheme of this card. Can't think why.

That little witch is really cute.


Happy Crafter said...

Hi Ali,Seems like ages since i had time to blog but here i am, half an hour to spare, hope your ok,i see you've been busy and what a great halloween card love it.
Take care hugzz Val xxx

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card and lovely cute witch! :) Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, what a cute card. Love the image and the layout is fab. The ribbons look amazing and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Gro said...

Great card.
thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Steph Zerbe said...

Wow, this is so adorable. All your Halloween cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

gorgeous halloween card Ali, love the cute image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous i do love the colours you have used, great job on our theme, thanks for joining us at cupcake, hugs pops x

Kruemel said...

I love this card! What a cute witch and that label under the image looks beautiful.

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Caryn said...

Fabulous card, love the details. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts this week.

Caryn xxx