Thursday 7 October 2010

Vintage Halloween

I have not made Halloween cards before, but I really wanted to have a go at one. I decided to look for challenges that interested me first.

Simon Says Stamp and Show have a theme of numbers this week,
Here are my numbers -
The Shabby Tea Room is vintage halloween and Town Scrapper is halloween - well you can see the black cat and the raven.
Lots To Do is Vintage - I think this looks pretty vintage in style even at this stage.
 Ink On My Fingers is to use string - yes that's there as well -
and I found a great sketch by Cindy Haffner at Flourishes.

So to combine them all, I created this -
The image is a freebie I found by googling halloween , the date is a Pink Paislee Impressions stamp, the bats I downloaded and cut out, the blue paper is from the TH Lost and Found stack and the others were downloaded. The black border is a MS punch and I ran it through the TH Cracked embossing folder. I used star dust stickles round the edge of the image and distress stickles on the date, which was coloured in using my promarkers.
Other challenges to have fun with -
If the shoe fits - Orange
Sweet Stampin - Punches
The Crafty Pad - Spooky
{Cupcake Inspirations} - Halloween
Stamptacular - Five layers
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkly glitter
Creative Belli - Numbers
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween
By the cute and girly - Spooky
Digi Doodle Shop - Orange
I did It Creations - Spooky
Meljen's Designs - Halloween
Treehouse - Spooky colours


Netty said...

Love all the elements Brenda and that great witch. x

Joyce said...

Oh, this is sweet...lots of little details and great colour combo.

Lynne Forsythe said... image is the bats you's AWESOME!!

Thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Lisa said...

Awesome project! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations and Stamptacular Sunday!

SmilynStef said...

Love that fabulous color combination ... wonderful Halloween design.

Graphicat said...

this is a fabulous vintage halloween card! i Love it.
thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card Brenda, love all the details.

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally loving your spooky cards Brenda, thanks for joinin in with the SUnday Stamper x

Zue said...

Perfect for the challenge..a wonderful halloween design.

Sue xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Fabulous Halloween card, Brenda. Love this vintage image, your coloring is perfect. Gorgeous paper choice, and nice harmony of colors. Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh just FABULOUS!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Brenda - thanks for joining in my spooky challenge at BTC&G thos month with this fabulous card . I love the image and those bats are wonderful. I really love it .. can you tell lol
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

this is fun!!! Hugs Juls

Deb said...

How fun! Great combination of elements in this spooky creation! I just LOVE Halloween!

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is so fantastic! Great colors, design, and detailing! Totally wicked! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Clare said...

great card! thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!!

An Occasional Genius said...

Great card, I love how your colours are Halloween but kinda muted. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin challenge x

Ida said...

Fabulous Vintage Halloween card. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week.

Unknown said...

love it! the colors u used go so great together! Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT! this week!

Alica said...

wonderful Halloween card! Love the color combo!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Debbie said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing in the Tea Room this week :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Great elements you pulled together on your card. It really looks like an authentic Vintage card. Lynne M

Zoechaos said...

Just getting round with a thank you in the last few moments of this weeks Lots to do challenge just been a very hetic week. Love your Halloween card the image really has a vintage feel about it thank you for sharing with us. xx Zoe

TinaB said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad xx Hugs Tina (DT)

Christine said...

Wonderful halloween card, love all the detailed work you did! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Rachel Hope said...

Love the Vintage feel and the colors! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Nicole said...

Great card! Love the polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Kyla said...

A lovely vintage card-love the colours also
LTD Challanges

Adria Slauterbeck said...


Thank you for showing us your creative "layers" with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge."

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

The 31st sure qualifies as a number added to your card! thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge this week!

Jane said...

WOW! stunning card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane xxx

Hannapanna said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and the image is stunning. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna