Monday, 29 July 2013

House of Cards Challenge: Hallowe'en Inspired

As there are 5 Mondays in July this year, House of Cards have a special 5th week challenge for you all. This week we would like you to make a card using the photo below as your inspiration. You can take the colours, patterns, shapes, anything you like from the photo and use any card making style you want to make your creation.

When I first saw this photo I could not get the colours out of my head - orange, black, white, touch of green and gold. The first thing that came into my head was Hallowe'en, but I thought it was way too early for that. However, My Besties are having a monthly challenge this month to use one of their new Besties of Oz images on a card, so I picked Not So Wicked Wendy as one of my prize digis that I won for another challenge and used this gorgeous witch on my card. 

And here she is....


Stamps: Not So Wicked Wendy Digi Stamp from Sherri Baldy Designs, Cicely at Halloween, Gracie at Halloween both from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Creepy Crawly DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Black Glitter card, White Glitter Paper, Gold Pearlescent card all from local craft store, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black both from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Halloween Treats and Sweets Bitty Dies, Spider Webs Dies both from Papertrey Ink, Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die, Die-Namics Decorative Oval Doily Die both from My Favorite Things, Large Frill Frames #8 from Go Kreate, Orange Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Black Glitter Rose from Magnolia, Other paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Delicate Doilies Sizzix Die, Googly Eyes both from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me for this post folks! Hope you can join in with this challenge this week and don't forget to visit all the different card styles DT posts for even more inspiration!


  1. LOVE it!!! I can't believe I didn't think Halloween with this--but it's perfect! Your image is just too cute and your coloring is fabulous! And I adore the amazing embellies you've used! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :)

  2. Hello Vanessa
    Your Witch is delightful; if I can use such a description for a Witch !It is a great card for the occasion and you will have embellished it beautifully, it is stunning.
    Smiles :-)

  3. Fabulous and fun Vannessa, I love your halloween easel card with all the yummy accents - even the spider is cute and I never thought I'd say that about a spider LOL!
    Ruth x

  4. This is sooo cute Vannessa, I love that adorable witch image! Fabulous dies and design!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. Good thinking choosing a Halloween theme with these colors, why didn't I think of that! :) Great card.

  6. Great job on the challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥