Thursday 13 October 2011


Hello Peeps me again! Surprise surprise I'm back with a card I made for fun! Haven't had a lot of time for that lately what with work, I was struggling to keep up with my DT stuff but that's all changed now, I've made all next weeks DT cards so out came my beloved Magnolias to play!!

Please scroll down for my MAWTT DT post

I don't usually send Halloween cards so I wouldn't normally make one, but someone I know is Halloween mad so this card will be on its way to her by the end of the month, I'm sure she won't mind seeing it on here first!
I'm not sure what's happening to my photography skills lately but all the colours seem to be coming out wrong - this is much 'warmer' in real life than it looks here! I've obviously pressed something on my camera that I shouldn't have LOL!

The papers are mixed, one is Fancy Pants and the other Echo Park - both extremely lovely. The little bat is a sticker from Simply Shelly that has been kicking around my stash for years, I stuck in onto a piece of acetate and cut around it and the leaves are Cheery Lynn. The chipboard letters were already black so I didn't have to do much there. The ribbon is organza, I tried to wrap it round like a bandage and lovely Edwin was coloured with copics and distressed with TH Antique Linen

Thank you to everyone who reads my drivel and leaves the lovely comments I really do appreciate them, I know how much time it takes to leave them and actually make something!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Happy Halloween
Sketch And Stash  - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween/Goth
Simply Magnolia - Autunm Colours
Cupcake Craft - Halloween
Magnolia Mania - Stripes
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Crafts And Me - Orange

Goodness me thats a lot of challenges! 
If I've entered too many and no longer eligible - I'm sorry xx


Sue B said...

Aww this is fab Laurie!! I love Edwin !!! LOL - what a great image for Halloween! Gorgeous papers and love the bat and the Boo!!! Love it all !!!
Photographing cards is hard now the days are getting darker!!! I keep trying different settings but either they are not light enough or else blurry!!!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brilliant, I wonder who it is that likes halloween so much, Might it be the Candy Floss making Queen????
Love Hxx

Crafting Aberrigines said...

The bat is so cute and silly :P
Brilliant card ..especially the flourishes and your creativity at putting all the elements together :)

Lisa Jane said...

MMMMMMmmm.... now i wonder ?? i really cant think who it is that loves Halloween so much? Do i know her?
Hazel says its might be someone who loves making candy floss??... well i never .... could that be me??
Its fabarooni... i love that image! and the little Bat is soooo cute.
I bet it looks even better In real life.. but then .. i am sure the person in question wil tell you when they receive it!
Lisa x

Debs said...

Oh this is fab Laurie and I know that the recipient will love it to bits!
Love you colouring of the image - great job!
Debs xx

Berry said...

This is so fab laurie he is such a cute image and I love that flourish too I am sure "she" will love it!! Hugs Rebekah xx

Claire said...

Fabulous Halloween card Laurie, great image and love your colouring. Hugs, Claire x

Louise said...

Fabulous card love the image and all the detail,thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Craft.
Hugs Louise xx

Crafty Loops said...

Love this card Laurie. Lee xx

Mary J said...

How fab!! I love the details Laurie!

Sharon said...

A fantastic Halloween card Laurie! Those papers are beautiful and the bat look great the way you've added it to acetate :)

Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week for our Halloween Challenge!

Sharon x

Jilly said...

This is fabulous Laurie. What a great image for Halloween. Gorgeous papers and bat is wonderful way you designed. Photographing cards is hard now the days are getting darker. I keep trying different settings but either they are not light enough or else blurry.
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Bron said...

How cute is your card...The bat looks fabulous as does your flourishes. Thanks for joining and sharing with us at MDUC this week hugs from Bron xo

Pami said...

This image does make me giggle!! Fabby card and I am sure the candyfloss Queen will love it!! Pami x

Marjorie said...

Hi Hun, This is fab, love your little bat!! papers are gorgeous, also edwin looks soooo sweet!

Anonymous said...

Ooohhh this is so cute! I love your embellishments.
Hugs xx

sara said...

hi laurie this is gorgeous its great to find time to make something just coz you want to isnt it cant remember the last time i did that !!! love that maggie so cute loving all those black swirls too thank you so much for joining us at simply magnolia and mduc this week
hugs sara x

Cor* said...

AH, don't ya love when you can just create for fun. I struggle to fit that in too! This is super awesome. I love Edwin like this. Perfect BOO words and papers! Way to go with the challenges!

Julie said...

Frightfully Brilliant!!!! :-D

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Laurie, just love the flourishes that add the extra dimension.
Hope you aren't so busy with work now, surely things are slowing down?
Hope you are having a good Sunday.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Unknown said...

Awww...Such a lovely and spooky halloween card!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshien!/Sari

pinky said...

I can guess exactly who this is for lol. I love it, the embellishments are so excellent and the magnolia mummy is perfect;)

Tanjas-Kreativstueble said...

a wonderful card!

thanks so much for entering at MMC

hugs Tanja

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous halloween card, great take on the sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Kevin xx

Shanna Shands said...

Wonderful mummy! I love your layout. Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge.

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Unknown said...

Great Halloween card. I love your embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!