Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Trick or treat?

Halloween is looming and although it wasn't celebrated hugly when I was younger it's slowly getting there and it is now more of a fun holiday, though I think we still have a way to go to catch up with our US cousins.

Our challenge this time over at Creative Craft challenges is Trick or Treat.

What a wide and varied choice of project you can create with a title like that. It could be goodies for all the little ghouls and ghosties that will come a visiting or maybe you are practicing some spooky food in preparation for a party. Maybe a party decoration or fancy dress costume of some dark and sinister character or maybe just a simple halloween message in the form of a card. The list of possible interprtations is many. I'm sure we will see lots of greens and oranges and purples too and off course black and white.

We were all lucky enough to be given a halloween image by our sponsor this time The Crafy Pad. It has quite a few of the typically thought of halloween components , pumpkin , bats,broom and lucky black cat. I decided to add an embossed spiders web and sprayed my card with some moonglow spray for a bit of sparkle. My image I coloured with promarkers then went over with a clear embossing ink pen and clear embossing powder. Once it had cooled down I used a brayer and some dye based inks to achieve the gradient effect . The clear powder means that if you're quick you can wipe the ink off those areas with something like kitchen roll and they shine through. It beats trying to go around the edges of the image.

My second card I made a tent card as I'd been given this image in a rak. I've been told by Sandra that she thinks it's a Pink Gem image. I again coloured her in with promarkers and just cut her out and attached her with some fishing line as I have put my bag of link loops somewhere so safe I can't find them.

The moon is simply a circle of glitter paper stuck on black card I used to back the inside of the card. The front of the cards is just a selection of pumpkin images which I masked and again coloured with promarkers. I have to say I was really pleased how this one turned out.

For more inspiration fly across to Creative craft challenges and have a spooktacular time joining in with this fun challenge, can't wait to see what you all come up with.
I'd also like to say a huge welcome to our new DT members Jessica,Nikki, Carly-ann and Jenny, please pop by and give them your congratulations, can't wait to see what you do.

I would like to enter my cards for the following challenges:-
Simon says-halloween
One stitch at a time-use digi images or papers
Scrapbook sisters-full moon
Digidoodles-orange me glad
Fussy n fancy-halloween projects
Paper romance-halloween or fall
Inky impressions -anything goes
Elephantastic-anything goes
Easy craft projects-halloween
The shabby tea room-picture inspiration
Pear tree designs-autumn
Cupcake crafts-halloween scary creatures
Passion for promarkers -colour challenge


Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic this week.
Hugs Elle DT x x

Debbie said...

Oh so sparkly and fun ... great projects! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

cbuswell said...

love the colors you used, brilliant! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Monique said...

Fabulous Halloween card.. I just love the tent card with the moon shining in the back.. Great job..Thank for playing along with us over at Tree House Stamps :)

Sara said...

They are both very cute, but the first one is my fave. Love the brayered background. Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB!

skylife said...

They are both very cute! The witch and the shiny moon is great, but I really like the cat and the spider-net - that's one of my favorite embossing plates.

Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

Sue C said...

Both great projects Julye, thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Julye,
What a lovely pair of great cards. I especially love your tent card. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Susie said...

Fab cards, I love all things Halloween and the images you've used are fab! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Nicole said...

Great cards! Love that web embossing folder - spooky! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Julie said...

So glad you joined us with this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters.Happy crafting,Julie.x

Sue Upson said...

Great card, love the idea of the dangling witch, love the pumpkins too!! Thanks for joining in with the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge, hope to see you next week Sue xx

Julie said...

Super cute halloween projects! Thanks for playing along with the Treehouse Stamps Challenge this week!

Christine said...

Such a great idea for your card. I love that style. Cute, cute, cute image and great embellishments. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

cabio's craft corner said...

Julye, what a stunning project. Love the image and your creation are gorgeous.

Bianca said...

I love both of your cards but the obe with the tangling little witch is realy greate! Thanks for playing with us at Stempel Magie! xx Bianca

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are just fab! Love the tunnel card its great & the moon finishes it off perfectly!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Angela said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! hugs, Angela

Michele said...

Such fabulous cards Julye. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Katja said...

Spooky but cute. Great card!!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Your gorgeous projects fit this week's Papercraft Star challenge blog Halloween Inspiration challenge and it is also not too late to sign up to win a $25.00 gift certificate too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

TG said...

Both fabulous Julye. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

clare said...

lovely card. Thanks for joining us @ PTD this week. Good Luck. x

Julie said...

Fabulous makes, Julie and I love the aperture card for halloween! Thanks for playing along with us this week at PFP. Juliexx

Anonymous said...

Two spooktacular cards.Great technique with embossing.Never got round to trying it yet.Yours turned out fab.Cute second card.Such lovely colouring and the moon is just perfect.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

WeirdCat said...

Two wonderful cards, I like the embossing on the first but love the suspended witch on the second, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Neva said...

What a darling Halloween Tent card Juyle, Thanks for playing along with Treehouse's "spooky color" challenge.

Alysha said...

Fab card hunni, thanks for playing along at PTD, hugs Aly xxx
It feels wierd posting this when we "work together" at CCC!! lol hugs xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Julye, your cards are fantastic. Love the images and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Gemma said...

fab creations Julye! Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge over at One Stitch at a Time, hope to see you again soon! Gemma :)

Vanja said...

Fantastic creations! I love the images. Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week! :)

Hugs, Vanja

ona_i_ja said...

Julye, your spooky project is adorable. I love it (your colours is great).

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Carol Ann said...

Great project Julye loving all that glitter! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT.
Carol Ann xx

Debs said...

fabby card :0)

thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such fab cards. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week, and good luck.
Hugs, Anja

Juanita said...

Great Halloween cards, love the sparkle in both of them. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Nadine said...


that is so wonderful. I love it.
Thank you for playing StempelMagie.

HUgs Nadine