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Saturday, 2 August 2014

...with a spooky little girl like you


Are you counting down to Halloween yet?  Over at Simply B Stamps Halloween preparations are in full swing with an awesome new release of Jude and the Rockers’ images in the Little Tricksters collection and I am featuring two little cuties from it on my cards today.

My first has the gorgeous Lily Octopus, who I just had to colour in lovely shades of purple.


To make up my card I’ve followed the current sketch over at Technostamper.  It provided all the right elements to showcase Lily, add the sentiment that comes with her, and my favourite kind of embellies, a flower.

As I coloured Lily up in purples I’ve used the same colour as the base for my colour scheme for my card, which of course works well for a Halloween card.  It’s also the current theme over at Glitter n Sparkle where I am entering my card.  I opened my Kaisercraft 13th Hour paper pad for the various layers using three different ones, my orange banner was from scraps and is from Echo Park.  As I have the requisite three patterned papers I’m also linking up my card at PDE Linky Party.

My second card features the cute Little Ali Pumpkin and is more of a CAS style.


This time I’ve used Retrosketches’ current sketch for my card layout.  I thought the ‘rays’ would look good embossed so I used a stencil and some Perfect Medium before sprinkling on some embossing powder.

The Kraft paper and copper embossing powder give the background a decidedly pumpkin feel, well, they do for me any way.  With my Kraft paper I am entering my card at My Time to Craft and as Ali is just adorable I am also linking this up at Creative Fingers’ current challenge.

Ingredients:
Copics
Ali E000, E00, E02, E11, E21, E30, E35, G07, G28, G43, G46, YR21, YR23, YR15, YR16, YR68, 0
Lily E000, E00, E02, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E30, E35, RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, RV66, V000, V01, V09, V12, V15, V17
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Copper
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Pennants & Pumpkin Circles
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot & Spiced Marmalade
Papers
Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor ~ Orange
Kaisercraft 13th Hour ~ Dusk, Orange Harlequin, Purple Spots & Twilight
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Kraft Paper from stash
Stamps
Challenges
Blog List

Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Both great cards. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
~Janis
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

MJ said...

I am not much of a Halloween person but these are just adorable, great images. So glad you played along with my sketch challenge this week! Thanks so much!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of your cards are fabulous.