Sunday, October 16, 2011

Something Spooky - Hooked on Craft Challenge #10

Happy, happy Monday, my Lovlies!

Oh, my favorite time of year is getting closer and closer! The holidays! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day - all coming up faster and faster! I hope all of you are well. Everyone is fine. Precious, the Maine Coon, has been helping me make cards! LOL Cedar, the cat that is vision impaired, has developed a need to come into my scrap room at night and find something she wants. We find girly things around the house that came from my scrap room! It might be flowers or a piece of ribbon. It's been wonderful learning that even the female gender in the cat world is feminine, too! They are our little fur babies. We love them dearly.

DH is always carrying Cedar around the house. She is very thin with the thinnest, longest legs and tail! She only weighs about six pounds. One of her new things to do is leap into the air like a kangaroo! Yesterday, from a sitting position, she reached over three feet in height and over four feet in length. She forms her body like the letter "C" or like a half moon. Her body remains vertical during flight! LOL - It's hilarious. I would love to get a photo of her doing it, but I never know when she's going to go airborne! Precious weighs about 14 lbs. She's very big with shorter, thick legs. She's quite a bundle. When I hold her, she just fills my arms completely. LOL

OK, now for the goodies! Our new challenge at Hooked on Craft Challenges for the next two weeks is....**drumroll, please**...

Something Spooky

This challenge will run from October 17 to October 29. There is so much you can do with a theme like this! Also, there is amazing inspiration from the Design Team! You could make a project, card, layout - go in whatever direction your mind decides. Just make sure that it is something spooky.

Here is my example for this challenge:

Isn't that Mummy Bear stamp just the cutest? I wanted his bandages to look old and dirty, so I tinted the brown. I also popped him up using pop dots. I love when I can create various elevations. The background is a modified Magnolia stamp. I created a circular spiderweb trimmed circle mat using one of my punches. The image has been colored using Distress Inks. I love lots of mats as you can see! I used an assortment of papers from my stash. I thought the bakers twine would also be fun. Karen has the gorgeous flowers and stick pin. I thought the pin could also be used as a spidery looking embellie. I know it's a butterfly, but when I look at it, I also see a spider! LOL The little orange flowers under the purple rose were white. I chose to color them orange with a Copic marker.

Here's a look at the inside:

I am so in love with this collection of bear stamps! This time, I chose to use the Bat Bear stamp. He's so cute! I cut the two images separately and applied the bat to the upper left. Both critters are on pop dots to elevate them.

I used an assortment of papers from my supplies as well as the spiderweb border and corner punches. I, then, went to my flowers to make the clusters. I'm trying to remember to make the interior clusters flatter so that the cards close more flatly. Here are links to all the flowers I used on this card:

Flower Links:
Front of Card:

A. Large Purple Rose -
B. Light Green Roses -
C. Yellow Tiger Lilies -
D. Chrysanthemums - I colored mine orange using a Copic marker -

Interior of Card:

E. Water Lilies - I colored mine black using my Copic marker -
F. Purple Tiger Lily -
G. Purple Orchid -

That pretty much is it, folks! Thank you so much for stopping by! I so love your treasured visits. Please leave a comment if you like. They are so much fun to read and mean the world to me (as long as they are good ones, LOL).


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central ends 10/31- Halloween

2. Sparkles Forum Challenges #22 - Halloween

3. Creatalicious Challenges #27 (ends 11/14) - Distress Your Edges

4. Through the Craftroom Door Challenges #12 (ends 10/31) - Halloween w/ orange

5. Craft Your Days Away #31 (ends 10/26) - Halloween

6. Crafty Calendar Challenges # (ends 11/4) - Spooky Birthday

7. 7 Kids Challenge Blog #32 (ends 10/25) - Happy Halloween


cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love both front and inside. The flowers are so sweet and the bright coloring is awesome :o)

paola said...

GORGEOUS Chris, i love the colors, and the spider web around the main image is just to die for, i really love everything aobut this beautiful card.
P.S: sorry been missing lately, i am in the middle of my house move and life is just getting in the way of all good intentions to visit your stunning blog more often.

Cami said...

Wonderful card, inside and out! Love that black spider web die-cut!
Hugs, Cami

Unknown said...

Wonderful card. I love the halloween theme. You have done a great job!


Unknown said...

Wonderful card. I love the halloween theme.
You've done a great job!


Jenny said...

What a fabulous card Chris - both inside and out. Very very spooky. Love it! hugs x

Kelly said...

Amazing card Chris! As always your colouring just blows me away. Love the inside of your card too; just wonderful

Karen said...

This is soooo adorable!! : )

Leslie Anne Avila said...

So much detailing! Love everything about it, inside and out! You are such an inspiration! Please keep your lovely card coming. Happy Halloween girlfriend!

Myrna said...

Adorable card Chris! Love that spider web on the front!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, my! This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love the layout of the way you wrapped the baker's twine around the card and the little image is toooo cute! Your coloring is just beautiful and I love the way you've done the distressing and the floral arranging. Inside is as fabulous at the outside. Awesome!!!

Elle said...

This is ADORABLE! I didn't recognice the Magnolia stamps but I LOVE YOUR CARD!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Seafield Jo said...

This is such a beautiful card both inside and out. The images you've used are adorable and I love the vibrant colours. The floral arrangement is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar. Jo x

Rene said...

Agh! I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card!!!! It is SO stinkin' CUTE! Where did you get that spider web circle on the front? (Forgive me if you mentioned it...I read through twice but I have a small monkey on my lap playing at the same time so my focus isn't great right now, LOL!). This is FANTASTIC! I LOOOOOVE IT! (Did I mention yet that I LOOOOOOOOVE this card?!?!?)
Rene :D

Jackie Thomas said...

I absolutely adore this card Chris. the colours are so bright. I love all the different layers and embellishments. You've outdone yourself again.
Hugs xo

Unknown said...

Wonderful card, lovely bright colours and such a sweet image.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our Halloween Colours challenge.


Joanne xx

ThePurplePlace said...

I totally LOVE your card and the sweet little Mummy Bear is adorable!!

I also love all the bright colors you used and think everyone turned out wonderful.

Thanks for playing at Through the Craftroom Door!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic sweetie. Great spiders web. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time and good luck.


♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HI Chris!!!!!!

UHHH AWWHHHH!!!! You have created one blooming happy spooky card :)

Oh goodness I love the fun colors and details. The colouring is devine.I say this one is a smooth operator.WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

This is just Beautiful! Love the sweet image and vivid colours, Delightful card!
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

Hi Chris! This is absolutely AMAZING, both the interior and, love that spider circle!! Cute image and fabulous details!

Rosie said...

Sooooo Adorable girl! Love the spider web border...amazing inside and out!! Hugs, Rosie

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous job on your adorable card!


Unknown said...

Wow what a fabulous acrd and the colors are stunning!!!! Way to go Chris!!!!!! Excellent job!!!!!

Sandy said...

This is the cutest card Chris - it made me absolutely LOL! This is so creative Chris - you make the neatest cards!!

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Chris...I love the design and all the detail and your colouring of the sweet little image is magnificent....Have a lovely weekend....
Mandy x

JustYolie said...

Wow! Amazing Halloween card!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is gorgeous. You've finished off the front and inside of this card so beautifully Chris. I love it!

ps. I have been so busy, I am sorry for not stopping by sooner.

hugs, Angela

Meg Farris said...

This is an awesome card! Thanks for joining the SSCC Challenge!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG!!! It appears I have missed TONS!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! WOW, chickie!!! Ok...I'm off to take a peek at everything I've missed! So sorry I've been such a stranger! I just wish there were more hours in a day!
hugs, Sharon