Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 174 - Too Cute To Spook



This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge is "TOO CUTE TO SPOOK".  The Penny Black image I used for this one is a stamp I was lucky enough to win in Penny Black Saturday Challenge 154 and was coloured using Promarkers.  Although I've made Halloween decorations, and bits and pieces for table decorations, I've never made a Halloween card before.  I  really enjoyed putting this one together and managed to make my own layout rather than looking for inspiration on other challenge blogs.  Doing challenges is a great way to bring on your use of colour and layout and trying different themes.

The backing papers and embellishments for this card came from the "I'll keep it just in case box".  I've recently made a set of Halloween themed ATCs and also a couple of Halloween scrapbook pages so there were some bits to use up. The pumpkin and spotted papers are from the Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion CD and the gingham paper is from a Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Orange  The spider, web, BOO, ghosts, witches hat and pumpkin are all Quickutz die cuts.

I need to confess at this stage that I had to adapt the image I used, as I didn't have a Penny Black Halloween one, but it also meant I didn't have to struggle with colouring the balloon as the pumpkin fitted over the top perfectly. 


Hopefully it works okay apart from the hat facing in the wrong direction but I'm putting that down to the fact it got blown around in the terrible wind and rain we're having at the moment.  It's certainly strong enough to blow away, or wash away, a cobweb or two today.  Hope you enjoy the spooky happenings around you this weekend.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

25 comments:

  1. A fantastic card, Thank you so much for entering my Halloween challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  2. Awwww!!! Too cute to spook. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

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  3. I totally love your card and How clever are you adding the hat too! This would have made a GREAT TIP!!! thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Trick or Treat challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  4. Fabulous card and brilliantly coloured. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbiex

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  5. This is so stinkin' CUTE!!!! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Rene ;D

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  6. Supercute Halloween card and great using an "ordinary" stamp for this!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and Good luck!
    Hugs, Jill

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  7. Ooh I love this! You've adapted the image perfectly and I love the funky papers and all the little details! Thanks for joining in with this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

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  8. Fabulous cute Halloween card.
    luv
    Debby

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  9. Oh Liz, spookily cute - love it! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

    Mary J x

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  10. Lovely creation!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad in Halloween challenge this week.

    Maggie
    x

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  11. Superb hun and i love the way you have adapted the image, Luv Sam x

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  12. love your cute spooky card liz..thanks for joining in the Halloween Fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

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  13. Oh this is fabulous Liz! I love how you 'spooked' up the hedgie :) Gorgeous papers and design too :)
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny xx

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  14. Wow! This is so cute!! Love the cute image and the special design. That spider is so funny.
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge this time, hope to see you soon.
    ~darling Ho~2SC-DT

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  15. I love the patterned paper and how you spider net and the circles on your embossing folder. Great job!
    mrmbership card
    Pvc cards

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  16. Fantastic spooky card - love all your embellies! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

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  17. Absolutely adorable!!! Too cute to spook!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the drawing to win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! The more comments, the greater your chance of winning!
    Rene ;D

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  18. Totally cute and adorable and just simply fabulous!! Love this card and your colouring, and your choice of colours hun! :0)
    Hugs to you from Krafty Karen - popping in from MIM to say hello.xx

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  19. Hi Liz

    Fabulous halloween card!! I love the way you have cleverly altered this image.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  20. very beautiful card. like the little things you added to the stamp to make it a halloween card.
    saw it at mim.
    ~kitty

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  21. So cute lots of cool details. I saw your card on MIM.

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  22. love how you changed the stamp, saw it on mim x

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  23. This is just adorable, I think they are indeed too cute to spook :p The hat looks fine to me :) I saw your creation on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke

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  24. Sooo Adorable Liz.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

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