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13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #6 Featuring Treats Please from Clearly Besotted

Good Morning and welcome to Day #6 of my countdown to Hallowe'en! Every year Clearly Besotted have a fabulous release of Hallowe'en sets and every year I just have to buy them all! This was one of this year's sets - Treats Please, featuring different animal characters all dressed up for Hallowe'en and knocking on doors for their treats!


I made an A6 sized card for this one as I thought the stamped image looked better on this size. I don't make this size card very often as I find them too small for the amount of layers I like to add, but it worked well on this card. I freehand drew the bricks, but once I had finished I remember that I had a brick wall stencil and probably should have used that for more conformity, but I still like how it came out! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Treats Please & Creepy Corners both from Clearly Besotted
Papers: Cajun Craze, Basic Gray & Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make …
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13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #5 Featuring Mumford from Sweet November Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to my fifth post in my 13 Days of Hallowe'en feature. I love anything to do with Hallowe'en but mummies are not a character I have many stamps, rubber or digi, of, so I just had to buy this one from Sweet November Stamps to add to my collection! 

I added some elements from the Hallowe'en background collection, which I got last year and then drew in some gravestones to make it look as if he was walking through a deserted graveyard. I probably should have added in another tree or a fence really, but I do like how it came out. 

Recipe:
Stamps: Mumford, Spooky Tree & Moon & Clouds all from Sweet November Stamps
Papers: Lemon Lime Twist (Retired) & basic Black both from Stampin' Up, I Love Halloween Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers
Accessories: Spooky Word Die from Lil' Inker Designs, Gems from Poundland
Copics Used: Skin - G0000, G000, G00, G02 Mouth - R24, R27 Eyes - YG03, …

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #4 Featuring Kitten in Pumpkin from Lee Holland

Good Morning and welcome to Day #4 of my 13 days of Hallowe'en. I have coloured up an adorable image from Lee Holland for today's card - how cute is this little kitty playing in her pumpkin?!

I am trying to use up some of my old Stampin' Up Hallowe'en patterned papers, so trying to get lots of layers in my cards a thte minute as well. 


Recipe:
Stamps: Kitten in Pumpkin from Lee Holland, Happy 31st Sentiments from C.C.Designs
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Witches Brew DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Wisteria Wonder (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Gems from Poundland
Copics Used: Kitten - BV23, BV25, BV29, R20 Pumpkin - YR61, YR65, YR68, Yr02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR27 Lights in Pumpkin - Y15, Y19, Y38 Stalk -YG95, YG97, YG99 Candy - FV2, BV29, V25, Y13, Y15, Y17, RV14, RV17, RV19, BG02, BG05, BG07 Grass - YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67 Sky - BV00,…

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #3 Featuring & The Paper Shelter Challenge #446 - Hallowe'en or Hallowe'en colours

Good morning everyone and welcome to Day #3 of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en, which for today's post I have combined with my DT challenge post for The Paper Shelter's new challenge, which quite fittingly is also a Hallowe'en challenge.

This gorgeous image is Sugar Skull. We don't really do anything here in the UK for The Day of The Dead, but I love all the make up designs and outfits that you see when people are celebrating it. I think this image works really well for Hallowe'en too! I used some of my new gorgeous Hallowe'en Market from Bella Carta and added some blood drips and skulls from one of my Hallowe'en die sets. I really love how it came out - it's just so different from all the other cutesy Hallowe'en images I have been using! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Sugar Skull from The Paper Shelter
Papers: Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black & real Red all from Stampin' Up, Ultimate Graphic Papers, Hallowe'en Market Patterned Papers from Carta Bella, Make It Co…

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day#2 Featuring Pumpkin Rio from Simply B Stamps

Good morning and welcome to day #2 of my 13 Days of Hallowe'en! Today's card features an old image from Simply B Stamps, which I absolutely love, but have never used before! This cutie is Pumpkin Rio and she came with both the background and the sentiment!


I used my pearlescent chalks for the background on this one and the blending came out so smoothly - really pleased with the two tone sky here. Don't think I would have been able to do it as well and as light with my Copics! 

Recipe:
Stamps: Pumpkin Rio from Simply B Stamps
Papers: Basic Black & Frightful Sight DSP (Retired) both from Stampin' Up, Royal Velvet from Papertrey Ink, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Copic Markers, Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles Inc.
Copics Used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20 Hair - G03, G05, G07, G09 Eyebrows - C7, C9 Eyes - G40, G43, G46 Lips - V04, V06 Pumpkin Hair Decoration - YR04, YR07, YR09, E33, E35 Pumpkins - YR15, YR04, YR68, YR07, YR09, YR27, C5, C7, C…

13 Days of Hallowe'en Day #1 Featuring Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to my 13 Days of Halloween feature! I absolutely love Hallowe'en and Hallowe'en themed cards are my fave to colour and make, but unfortunately no-one else I know really celebrates it! I still give out Hallowe'en cards and choccies though to share the love! 

My first card features the adorable Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps. I love these cuties mixing up their potion! I went for a very bright background and then added lots of "bubbles" using my Nuvo Drops.

Recipe:
Stamps: Boil and Toil Mice from Di's Digi Stamps, Toil & Trouble from Taylored Expressions
Papers: Lemon Lime Twist (Retired), Basic Black & Certainly Celery Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, I Love Halloween Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty
Inks: Gorgeous Grape from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Accessories: Purple Rain Glitter Drop, Carnation Pink Crystal Drops & Honeysuckle Jewel Drops all f…

Scene It Sunday #18 Featuring Woodland Animals from Pretty Grafik

Good morning and happy Sunday! Welcome to today's Scene It Sunday post. I found this digi stamp company, Pretty Grafik, on Etsy a while ago and they have some really cute digi/clipart sets. This Woodland Animals set is adorable, so I added a few of the background elements and animals together to make this cute DL sized card.
I added in the bushes myself but need to practise colouring these a bit more as I wasn't particularly happy about how they came out. The sentiment came from a Tracey Hey set which I thought went perfectly with this scene! 
This card is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #144 Anything Goes The Sketchy Challenges #167 Anything Goes Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #482 Anything Goes A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #126 Anything Goes Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Digi Choosday Challenge Week 41 Anything Goes
Recipe:
Stamps: Woodland Animals from Pretty Grafik, Hang In There from Tracey Hey
Papers: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip (Retired) …

Something Else on Saturday #78 & Faery Ink Inspiration post Featuring Jingle Bells Elf Arielle

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post which also falls on the same day as my Faery Ink inspiration post, so I thought I would combine the two! This month's new releases from Faery Ink are all winter/Christmas themed ones and while I don't usually start my Christmas cards until Hallowe'en has finished, I really enjoyed making this one with all the snowflake die cuts and sparkles! 
I love using non-traditional colours for my Christmas cards and pink, silver and white is probably my favourite combo, quickly followed by red, aqua and white! I still have most of this paper pack left that I bought a few years ago, so dug it back out and then added lots of my die cuts snowflakes. I couldn't decide whether to put any card or patterned paper behind the frame, but I kind of liked it without anything for a change! 
This card is for Creatalicious Challenge #197 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #195 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #523 …

Scene It Sunday #18 Featuring Queen Amunet from Sweet November Stamps

Good afternoon and welcome to this week's Scene It Sunday post! I am so behind with my blogging at the minute for no particular reason other than generally being busy. I completely missed this post last Sunday, but hopefully will get back on track!

Today I am sharing an A4 sized colouring I did a little while ago using the gorgeous Queen Amunet from Sweet November Stamps. The first topic my Year 3 class have this school year is the Ancient Egyptians, so I thought this would make a great picture for my school display board! I added the pyramids and hieroglyphs in the background as I knew I would not be able to draw these myself! 
She is now mounted and laminated and on my Egyptian Art wall - the children loved her! I don't often colour anything this big and while I really enjoyed doing it, it did take me all day! I had to laminate her so I wouldn't have to do another one! 

This scene is for Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes Creative Inspirations October Challe…

Something Else on Saturday #77 Featuring Esmie the Gypsy from Cute As A Button

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post (which is now live and not left in draft mode! Ooops!), I am trying to enter the Cute As A Button Progressive Challeng on Facebook each month again and this was my entry for September's challenge using Esmie the Gypsy. I love this image and went for lots of bright colours, like the carnival from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame.

To add to the element of her being a character from Paris, I added an Eiffel Tower die cut from La-La Land Crafts, which I don't get to use very often! I absolutely love Pairs but haven't been since my 40th birthday five years ago now. I so want to go back again and maybe I can convince my other half to go up the Eiffel Tower next time - he's not a fan of heights! 
This card is for A Gem of A Challenge Week 21 Anything Goes Creative Fingers Challenge #194 Anything Goes Crafty Catz Challenge #522 Anything Goes Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 40 Anything Goes Polkadoodles…