My Family & Other Animals

Saturday, 26 October 2013

"It Was A Little Bit Frightening..."

Now there are few times I will finish a card, look at it and think 'Yeah, that's not bad at all' but this one was such fun to make that I think it shows through in the final design. I used a Rick St. Dennis image and I have used my new La La Land dies on it as I had no Halloween one before last week! Title was made out of a Sizzix alpha and I cut it out twice to make a shadow (same technique was used on the banners too).
I wouldn't normally bother with a Halloween card but there have been so many competitions listed on Paper Playful for this most American of holidays that I couldn't resist it.
Growing up in the barren wasteland that is the North-East of England, we experienced weather that only the Inuit would call 'mild', even in the height of the Summer season you could have days where walking from our house to the cinema was reminiscent of the sandstorm scene in MI4. This arduous weather is being repeated now but we are calling it Global Warming, no idea who thought that up but I do know that this time of year is my absolute favourite, the rain lashing at your window while you are in bed makes me feel so safe and secure. Looking through my kitchen window today I noticed my neighbours hedge has started turning from green to the most stunning red I have ever seen and everything around us is giving us one last glorious shout of colour before the year comes to an end, what's not to love? I know that when it lashes with rain outside there is no place better to be than in the comfort of your living room, wrapped in your slanket (and yes, I DO own a blanket with sleeves!! some people know me so well), watching a classic movie and chewing your way through a giant bag of humbugs. Jo and I both love the dark afternoons and the chance to close your curtains against the outside world, not sure the cats are too happy about it but as they are not allowed out after half past three in the afternoon anyway I don't suppose they even notice the change in seasons any more!
So gentle reader, that's me again for another few days, hope you like my spooky creation as much as I do, I shall return...
hugs 'n stuff,
Entered Into: Alphabet Challenge: S for Scary
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #75 - Trick Or Treat
Craftitude Challenge #51 - Anything Goes/Spooky
Crafts for Eternity Recipe Challenge #147 - Happy Halloween
Cut It Up Challenge #30 - Halloween or Day Of The Dead
Delicious Doodles Challenge #59 - Halowe'en/Something Scary!!
Digi Haven Challenge - Tis The Season For Orange And Black
Left Of Centre Challenges #17 - LOC Halloween or Creepy
Patti's Creations Challenge #78 - Orange and Black
PunkYouGirl Challenge #5 - Halloween
QKR Stampede Challenge #63 - Seeing Orange
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge - Something Spooky
Stampin' With The Dragon Challenge - Halloween
Stempelsonne Challenge #100 - Halloween
Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - Halloween
Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #5 - Inspirational Photo
CCEE Stampers Challenge #1343 - Halloween!
 Copic Marker Europe Challenge - Classic Halloween
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #292 - Spooktacular
Happy Campers Challenge #23 - Halloween
MilkCoffee Challenge - Costumes/Halloween


  1. Great card. Love that image Andrew, lol. My fave time of year too. Clocks back tonight so dark at tea time tomorrow. Great!

  2. Fantastic Halloween card, Andy! I love the spider web borders and diecut sentiment! Cool image, colored wonderfully! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  3. Wow what a bold card. Love the colours used. You have coloured that great image beautifully. You have done a great job double cutting to create the shadows. Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge x

    Milkcoffee Challenges

    Little Pear Tree

  4. LOL! Your card made me chuckle - especially since I was just watching "Sleepy Hollow" today. Thanks for joining us for the "Orange and Black" challenge at Pattie's Creations.
    Pattie's Creations DT

  5. Super card! LOVE the banners and your image is so fun for Halloween. The colors are awesome too! Thanks so much for joining us over at Cut It Up Challenges!!!

  6. Glad you had so much fun making this Halloween card. It looks just right!

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Halloween/Day of the Dead Challenge!


  7. So cute, I love the banner. Thanks, for joining us in the CCEE Stampers challenge.

  8. Spooktacular! Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers Halloween challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

  9. It's awesome! Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Orange and Black

  10. SPOOKY cute!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  11. Great Halloween card. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

  12. What a fab Halloween card, great design and scary..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  13. Gorgeous card! Love the image, your coloring, and the sentiment and flag looks very cool! Thank you for playing along with Your Next Stamps Monthly Challenge.
    Ruza, YNS Designer

  14. Wow! I love your card, a headless character. Fabulous background, I can see why you had fun making this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Alphabet Challenges Scary week. Caz

  15. Super card, Andy, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xxx

  16. This is perfect for our challenge “Orange and Black” this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge!
    Pattie ♥

  17. This card made me laugh out loud and I'm still grinning. I love how playful it is with the fabulous RSD image and the fun paper pattern. The spider web border and banners are great details. Love the shadowing effect. Thanks for joining our Spooky challenge this fortnight at Craftitude.I had a great visit today.

  18. Great Halloween card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week

  19. He is so fun!! I love all your bright colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  20. Great card and thanks for joining us over at Stamping With The Dragon challenge Sue DT xx

  21. How fun is this? fantastic Card! I'm lovin all of the orange. Thank you for sharing your work with QKR Stampede this week.

  22. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  23. Fantastic project. Thank you for joining in over on Stamping with the Dragon.
    Marleen DTL xx


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