Trick or Treat?

Friday, 19 October 2012

Morning everyone!

I was at the Odyssey in Belfast last night to see the comedian Michael McIntyre and almost laughed my leg off!  He is just so funny!  And I was amazed at how much was ad-libbed - my mum and sister had been at it the night before so we were able to compare nights and I think last night was funnier!
It was a long time coming though as I bought the tickets over a year ago and gave them to my family as Christmas presents - so I wished them all a Happy Christmas as we were leaving!  We did get some funny looks!

Anyway, I missed the last Alphabet Challenge due to my injuries but I was determined not to miss another so I finally got back to my craft desk to make a card - it was slow moving but I got it done.
 Our new challenge for the next fortnight was chosen by the fabulous Caz and she chose...

S for Skeletons, Spiders - anything Spooky!

And here's what I did:

The fabby image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps called "Chains of Love" and I coloured her with the following Copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Dress & Hair;110,C9,7,6,YG07,05. Background;E43,41,40,C4,2.  And a wee bit of black Prisma pencil.

The papers are from 3 different makes - Stampin' Up! for the background one, the dotty one is from Doodlebug Designs and the other one is My Minds Eye; The Spider's Web.  The web ribbon and green ribbon are from my stash.  The sentiment is a Waltzing Mouse stamp from the Halloween Party set.  I used a Viva pearl pen in anthracite to do the dots around the image, in the corner and on the spider.  I think I went a bit overboard around the image but it's a new toy so I got carried away!  I'm impressed with these pens as I've tried different ones over the years but never really liked how they sagged a bit when they dried but these ones really kept their shape and shine.  I'll have to get some more colours.
I cheated a bit as I hadn't got any card in the right shade of green for the base card so I used white card and coloured around the edges with my YG07 copic pen.

The inside uses the same papers and sentiment set and a smaller version of the Curved Rectangle Mega Nestie that I used on the front.

So, come and join us over at the Alphabet Challenge Blog and scare the living daylights out of us!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

All Sorts Challenge Blog; Too cute to spook
Bearly Mine Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Delightful Challenges; Halloween treats
Dream Valley Challenges; Halloween
Fashionista Challenge; Anything goes
No Matter Which Challenge; Halloween creations
Divas By Design; Something spooky
Papertake Weekly; Fright night
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Eerie inspiration
Stampin For The Weekend; Something spooky

Thanks for looking!


Claire said...

So jealous of you seeing Michael McIntyre - absolutely love him! Very spooky card!
Claire xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card - her eye make-up is lush :o)
Love how you have coloured her hair too.
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous card with those creepy crawlies all over. Love the image with the pop of lime.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge. hugs, Pat K.x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Marvellous colouring.

coops said...

wow so stunning the fab image and fantastic colours :D

xx coops xx

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning, your colouring is WOW!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Claire said...

Wow what a fab card, love that image and your colouring is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us at NMW challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Tracey Manderson said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, what a fabulous card - love the image and your colouring is wonderful.

Thanks for joining with us this week at Divas by Design.


Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, just had to pop back and say - when I did my Divas DT comment, I didn't realise how long it was since I'd been by!

So I've had a little wander through admiring your cards and my goodness that accident sounded awful! So glad that you are OK and recovering.


Sherry Kushibab said...

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley....your image is fab - colored just beautifully. The green in the hair is just perfect, great layout and background.

Sweet Fairy said...

What a lovely card. Like the colors and that image is so sweet. Also love the CAS style design like Clear Cards. Thanks for sharing.

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your card, your witch is fabulous and looks such a diva too

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



Roxx.T Barnes said...

I am blown away how talented you are!Your coloring is artistic! Beautiful!

Melly said...

What a stunning creation!
Just fab for our Halloween Challenge! I love the image you used!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenges this time
Hugs Melly xxx

Joann Burton said...

Ohhh I love this...The black and green is wonderful...

Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Samantha Elliott said...

I just love this card Sheena! Fabulous image and fabulous colouring too.
Brilliant and proof that there is a little Witch in all of us! (Practical Magic) Ooo! Time to get that film favourite!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow fabulous card, I love that green and black together, thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Fashionista and good luck
Julie x
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Paper Sewn Visions said...

Absolutely stunning card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma