Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!


Happy World Card Making Day!

I haven't really been in a card making mood lately due to having two deaths in our family in just eight days :( It's been really hard, but a good friend once told me that stamping is good therapy so I thought I'd play along with a few challenges today.

This is my first time playing along with Freshly Made Sketches. The idea behind this challenge site is to keep your interpretation of the sketch CLEAN. Not Clean and Simple...just CLEAN! I think these challenges are perfect for my style of stamping! :)



Here's what I came up with -


and in the spirit of World Card Making Day, I thought I'd show you the inside too


A friend is having a Halloween fancy dress theme birthday party the week before Halloween. I thought it might be fun to give her a Halloween birthday card using my new Little Boo stamp (isn't he just the cutest little ghost ever??!) and the Frightful Sight DSP. I really like how the ghost tag looks a bit like a headstone.

I heat embossed the Little Boo stamp with black embossing powder before colouring in the Jack-O-Lantern and 'Boo" with my Stampin Write markers. So, I thought I'd enter this card in the Pals Paper Arts heat embossing challenge as well.

And I'm also entering this into Shirley's Monday Monster Mash Blog Hop Week 7




As always, I love reading your comments! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!










Supplies- (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamp - Little Boo, Party This way
DSP - Frightful Sight
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Other - Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Scallop Circle punch, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, snail

16 lovely comments:

Robyn said...

Sorry to hear of the sad times in your family- hope you are feeling better soon- keep on making cards-thats a great idea!

Jenny L said...

Dropping in to say I'm sorry for your sad time lately, and hope better times are ahead.

Jenny L said...

+ yes, little boo is very cute

Tui Nathan said...

Hi Sandra ...
Nice to have you play along - stamping is great therapy, almost as good as shopping!
A fabulous card as usual, love your halloween styling and I love the little ghost ... so so cute!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time!

Linda Callahan said...

This is a wonderful Halloween card! You used the DSP perfectly to show off your ghost and I love the rosette!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Sandra, your card looks wonderful! Stamping is good therapy, It does help you take your mind off momentarily!

Paula said...

This is a great Halloween card Sandra! We have such a limited range!! The little ghost is really cute and would make a fab lollipop cover too!

Jen said...

Stamping is definitely great therapy! I love your Halloween birthday card. The pleated circle is a great way to show off that cute ghost! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Nance Leedy said...

Sandra, I am saddened to hear your news...my thoughts go out to you, my friend.

Glad you found some therapy in stamping...you've made an adorable card! Love all the pinked edges and the polka dot rosette is fantastic--it pops off the page. Wonderful card...hugs to you!

Lesley Croghan said...

Hi Sandra,
It is so good to see you back, again I am so sorry for your losses. I love your sweet little card, it is perfectly clean and I know your friend with love it! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christy Q said...

Sandra, my condolences to you and your family during this time of loss.

This card is just stunning - the colors truly do pop and I love how the pleated circle stands out due to the DSP you used. Just lovely!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Girl LOve Love the Card!! I also just think that little Boo is stinkin CUte! I Picked your card as Winner for Week 7 !! Yep!! Thats Right! Thanks so much for Joining my Monster Mash Halloween Blog Hop!

Hugs
Shirley

Penny Hanuszak said...

Congrats on Winner of the Week on Shirley's MMHBCountdown........great card and I love the little ghosty. Sorry about your losses, hope stamping again brings you some happiness. Thoughts are with you.
Penny
http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Very cute card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Very funky, Sandra! Hope things are a little more calm in your little part of the world. I have been thinking of you! Hugs xxaxx

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Sandra I have picked the winner of the 12 week MMMHC Blog Hop and would love if you came by to see the post.

http://lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/monday-monster-mash-winner-of-12-week.html

Thanks
Hugs
Shirley