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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Halloween is coming but not before Christmas!

Afternoon everyone.

I've been working on a couple of Halloween cards as it is just around the corner, however, tonight I'm going to the Christmas Opening Event at Howdens Garden Centre (which also houses my favourite craft shop yay!).  I'm looking forward to seeing what colours and theme are most popular for decorations this year.  Last year the look was very folky with lots of Gingerbread Men (and Ladies!).  Personally, my tree is aways bedecked in a multitude of colours and styles, some old and some new, but I do like to get at least one new decoration every year so maybe I'll pick up something tonight!  My daughter is more interested in the face painting and the balloon animals!

Anyways, back to Halloween and I've made a card for the Floral Challenge over at the DoCrafts Creativity Website.  The Challenge is for a Halloween themed card that must contain flowers, ribbon or lace, gems or buttons and Halloween colours.  It wouldn't be my usual choice for a card but I quite like the quirky image and clashing colours.

I've used a freebie backing paper and a sentiment downloaded from mounted on purple cardstock from my stash and a freebie digi image from Dearie Dolls which you can find here coloured in with Promarkers. I've mounted this on white card die-cut with an X-cut Scalloped Circle nesting die which was then mounted on to purple card die-cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circle die.  I've also die cut some leaves on black card using a Sizzix Sizzlits Little Leaves die from Stampin' Up.  The orange flower is by Woodware and the others are from Hobbycraft.  I've finished off the card with gems and black satin ribbon.

 I've also managed to make another quick card using the leftovers from the downloads and I've just added some black lace, black and orange card, organza ribbon and some gems.

There are some pretty good freebie downloads on if you want to take a look.

I'm off for some lunch so bye for now.

Shona xx


  1. Yay, you made it to blogland! If you fancy entering blog challenges, we have a Halloween challenge running at Cutie Pie and a Halloween one starting at Digi Haven tomorrow. See Kathleen Mc's blog for crafty bloggers to find out how to enter, you'll find it on Docrafts. xx

  2. Great cards Shona, I love the colours well I would I love Autumn, by the way iona's cake looks great, kate x