torsdag 31 oktober 2013

Happy Halloween

Hi you all! Bet you think I have fallen of the Earth or something. Well, it does feel like it and nothing going my way when it comes to card making this week. Making the cards goes ok, what doesn't work at all is laying them where I normal do and wait for them to dry, before the Crafting Cat Tage walks all over them with muddy paws! The only thing helping agains this would be to look the door to my crafting room and I don't have a key for it. LoL And no just closing the door won't help as he is one of those door opening cats, and not only the easy way, both ways. I sometimes wonder if he has some ghost or spirit helping him as it is very strange sometimes.

I am normally not the one making halloween cards as we don't celebrate it but many of my boys friends does as they are having their birthdays around this time of the year. So with a short notice and an invite to a tiny birthday party for my youngest one later on today, they will only be four party animals there. Perfect one! I had to make a card for Olle. He is now 5. This card did I manage to keep away from the cat at least up to now. I have used an image from an old kit from Bildmålarna. The sweetest bat ever! I don't know the name of the stamp and I can't find it over at Bildmålarna either.

My designer papers are print outs of Echo Parks wonderful designer papers. I love it that many of the big brand comes in the digital form nowdays too. It makes it easier to store all the papers and you can use your favourite ones over and over again. My little bat is coloured with my Letraset family in warm grey, cyan, yellow and orange colours. I have used the new sketch from Paper take weekly as well. I always go back to those when I need a clean look for my cards, and more worked ones I run over to CLP challenges to get my inspiration. (Two photos looking almost the same, they suddenly look blurry both of them, oh well, take a pick, I really need to get a daylight lamp of some sort. This isn't working anymore, sorry about the photo).

Ops! Back to my card (never learn to shut up do I? :) ) I used some form alphas to spell out the name of the friend, a sticker for the "5" and the dynamo writer my grand dad bought in the early 80's. Still working like a charm and I know that he loves that I uses it. Need to get some more black "ribbon" for that before I forget it... Some web ribbon from Bunny Zoe's that I coloured in with a black marker, a spider charm and some twine is my only decorations on the outside. Have a fun die cut bat on the inside from my stash but as always (nearly) I keep the inside to myself.

Time to get the boys in the shower as they have been out playing soccer and now looks like drowned cats and smelling like dirt. Well, maybe it fits the theme of the day, but I get flashbacks from when I lived with my parents and my youngers brothers always smelling like dirt. Don't like that smell at all. LoL

Have a lovely Halloween everyone!

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Papertake weekly - Sketchie free for everyone (also having a dt-call for the coming three months)
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes / Halloween
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Simon says - Anything goes

10 kommentarer:

Rhonda Miller sa...

This is so cute.

Loz sa...

Fantastic card and image..I spotted this on MIM..Loz

shampylou30 sa...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge x

Karen Petitt sa...

Super cute card, wonderful colouring as always. Hope you are well, or as well as possible huni. Hope the youngsters had a nice time too xx

Dora sa...

Awww this is such a cutie, I love this image and everything about your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Heather sa...

Hi Marie, an adorable card - a lovely design and great colouring of that sweet Bildmalarna image.....fabulous embellishments!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

coops sa...

so gorgeous marie.really sweet image and your colours and papers are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Kerry Hocking sa...

Such a beautiful card, thank you for sharing over at MIM. Hugs Kerry DT xx

Emily Leiphart sa...

So cute, Marie! I love your colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sharon Caudle sa...

OOOO...this is soooo adorable!!! If you're still interested in being a guest designer for Papertake Weekly, please email me at Thanks for playing along with us!!
hugs, Sharon