And 17th September is also the date for the September Blog Waltz - the theme this month is Halloween!! If you want to join in with the fun click here to find out all the details.
I really enjoy Halloween, although we don't really DO Halloween in the way our friends in the States DO Halloween. Things are changing a little though and the children in our village do enjoy going out to play Trick or Treat, and there are parties too. So I've a really good reason to make Halloween cards now.
And I've another great reason to make Halloween cards this month - the current St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - Card Buffet has a super prize, donated by Claire Brennan - Wanda's Pantry. To play in the challenge you must use four and only four of the following items, plus an image and sentiment.
1. Patterned Paper
I've made two cards - well, I was having such fun and I just adore the stamps, the lovely bright colours and the papers!! My first card has the following items from the Card Buffet: Patterned paper (1), Ribbon (2), Punches/Die Cuts (7) and Embossing (9).
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Wanda's Pantry, Midnight Feast
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) # 2 & 3; Standard Squares Sm (S4-128) #5
Accessories: Halloween Papers by Jenny Pearce free with Making Cards; Embossing powder, ribbon and card from stash
My second card includes the following Card Buffet items: Patterned Paper (1), Gems (3), Punches/Die Cuts (7) and Embossing (9). Wanda's boiling her cauldron and casting a spell - love the sparkles coming off the cauldron!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Wanda's Pantry, Midnight Feast, Halloween Party
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Labels 4 (S4-190) #5; Labels 4 Sm (S4-309) #6
Accessories: Halloween Papers by Jenny Pearce free with Making Cards; Gems, Black Sparkle embossing powder and card from stash
That's all for now - I'll try to get back to check out everyone's cards later today - in the meantime, we're off to celebrate Kathryn's 10th Birthday. See you later!