Saturday, 22 September 2012

Trick or treat ....

... Evening all!!!  I've had a busy day today.  This morning I had my driving test in order to get a Michigan driving licence.  Thank goodness, I PASSED!!!  I now have all my American ID - a social security number and a driving licence - I exist!!!!  After my test we headed to Northville to check out the Victorian Festival - small, but fun.  We came home with a cherry pie and a very nice brie wrapped in pastry and cherries to bake, I'm saving that for Thanksgiving.

While browsing the Internet this afternoon I came across a sketch challenge that I'd missed!!  Don't know how that happened.  Not only does The Sweet Stop have a fab sketch, but they are also having an Open Design Team Call - so I'm throwing my card into the hat!!  I've actually used two challenges to make this card:


I decided to use the Play Date colours to make my second Halloween card - I need to make a few this year; some so that Kathryn can send them to the UK for her friends and some for her friends here.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Hocus Pocus, Oval Classic Frames, Heirloom Patterns, Very Vintage Labels 10, Gracie at Halloween
Inks:  Distress - Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Antique Linen
Spellbinders:  Labels 10 (S5-022) #3, Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) #2, Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029)
Accessories:  Gems and card from stash




I created the background pattern using my stamp-a-ma-jig and two stamps.  I inked up the wreath stamp, stamped off onto scrap paper, and then stamped on the card and repeated until finished.  I used the same method to stamp the filigree cross.  I used my blender tool to add a touch of colour to the edge of the card.  I made the ribbons by cutting panels of white card and using the blender tool to add colour, then over stamping each panel with a different pattern.  I like this tone on tone effect.  To make the sentiment pennant I used my Spellbinder die, inked it while still in the die and then stamped the sentiment.  I stamped this pretty labels 10 frame and then cut it out with the die, while still in the die I added some colour.  I stamped Gracie onto white card and cut out a section with my Spellbinder die.  I coloured the image with Promarkers to match, as closely as possible, the distress inks.  I finished off by adding two gems.

That's all for now.  It's almost time for our favourite TV programme of the week - Dr Who!!!  We get to see the show a few hours after it has aired in the UK!  Such fun.  See you tomorrow with my second card for CR84FN63.

11 comments:

Korin said...

Very sweet!! Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop! I hope you will play again next week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Yahoooo! Congrats Deb! That is so awesome! ;) I love your beautiful card! Great job combining all those stamp sets! Love the fancy label!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Deb! I love how you framed this sweet image! Congrats on getting your DL - SO happy you are official!

Cathymac said...

WOW! Love the stamped background you created and all of the banners! Very sweet image so beautifully colored! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week, Debbie!

Shannon White said...

Soo Fabulous Miss Deb! Love your Pretty stamped BG and Lovely label framing your Sweet little Witch! Love this! So glad you could join us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shannon White said...

Oops! P.S> Forgot to tell you Congrats on passing your drivers test! Yay!! That's Awesome! So Happy for you Lady! 8-)

hugs
Shannon

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Deb. Love the cute image and the intense colors. Pretty papers too! Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! And congrats on getting your driver license! :o)

~amy~ said...

This is so pretty...love that image! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on passing the test... and existing! It must feel great. Love the bright halloween card with that sweet vintage style image. Vicky x

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, I'm so far behind.. I don't know how you do it all. I saw this card and my jaw dropped. Just amazing!! Love that beautiful background you created and the color combination really makes Gracie pop! Love the stamped "ribbon" sripes too! Really stunning!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the stamping and the Gracie image is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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