Wednesday 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween

This is a Halloween card I've made for my nephew and niece and also to enter the Penny Black Saturday October Challenge which was a sketch from Helen.


The Penny Black image used on this card is hidden underneath the pumpkin flap on the front.  This is what you see when you lift the flap.  The main image is from the Penny Black stamp The Horror Team and is coloured using Promarkers.  Stampin' up inks Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder were used to sponge in the background behind the characters and a Martha Stewart border punch   created the dripping ooze above them. 

Apart from the nose and stalk, which were cut free hand, the pumpkin body and facial features were made using oval and circle nestabilites dies and circle punches. Encore purple metallic ink was sponged along the edges of the pumpkin segments to add shadowing for shape.  Quickutz dies were used to cut the little pumpkins, spiders and webs and the word BOO was cut using Sizzix sizzlits alphabet dies.

For the backing layers coloured card from the Papeterie and background papers from the Hot Off The Press pad Cardmaker's Ultimate Creative Pack were used.  Extra embellishments used were Stampin' up's Old Olive grosgrain and Lucky Limeade organza ribbon and green self adhesive pearls from Hobbycraft.  The organza ribbon coiled like curling ribbon to give the effect of being tendrils.

The sentiment on the front was created on the computer as was this verse which was printed on the insert.

A happy little fellow
sat on my fence one night
His smile was full and wide-
A most amazing site!

He said to me, "I'm yours for keeps.
I hope you'll like me fine.
I've watched you now for weeks and weeks
while growing on my vine.

Just put me in your window
when the right time rolls around
I promise that I'll glow for you
And I'll never make a sound.

I'll be your friend forever
We'll be happy as can be
For I'm your jack-o-lantern
And you're just right for me!

Along with the card I've sent them each a Halloween parcel and used the same image to make a tag for it.

Although it took a little time to put this one together I really enjoyed this project.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

PS  This is a photo of one of the pumpkins my sister carved for them this year.

These are the ones she created last year.

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


  1. This pumpkin is so clever! Love the image and how you've coloured it. Great layout and design too.

  2. Love the way you made this! It is such a unique card. Thanks for pulling out those background papers and playing along with UIT!

  3. Wow I love this card. It very cleverly made and interesting. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday and for the tip too. Elaine

  4. fab card, love the idea
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

  5. Fabulous card and tag. Love the idea of the pumpkin and the hidden image. Thank you so much for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.

    Edna x

  6. This is SO super cute! I love how the pumpkins opens and reveals that fun image! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  7. What a clever card creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘HALLOWEEN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    P.S. WOW those hand carved pumpkins are AMAZING!!

  8. Liz... looks like you and your sister are both super talented! ... Great card and those carvings on the pumpkins....!!!!!!!! Superb.
    Thanks for joining us in this weeks PanPastels Challenge .
    Eileen x

  9. Just fantastic, love the pumpkins face!
    Your sisters pumpkins are amazing!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. so stunning liz.your design is fantastic, i love how the sweet little mice are hidden under the pumpkin and your sisters pumpkins are brilliant ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. many incredible details on this card and matching tag. Awesome job. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week for our Anything Goes challenge.

  12. Super Cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints challenge this week!!

  13. Oh this is such a cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. NancyD

  14. How cute, I like the way you used the sketch. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.

  15. Great creation, thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  16. fabulous your spooktacular card..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

  17. What a wonderful pumpkin! and I love the Halloween group on the inside. Fab card!

    thanks for taking part in the CRaftymess Challenge with us.

    Angel a

  18. I love you real pumpkins and your paper one! Thanks so much for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

  19. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.

  20. Wow Liz what a very creative card. I love your pumpkin front and the image inside is coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. your sister is very talented - her real pumpkins are awesome :)

  21. Your card is lovely and I love the image underneath the pumpkin, but what really amazed me is your sister's carvings. She is uber talented.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge, Lili’s Little Fairies and Top Tip Tuesday.

  22. Great card - love the hidden image under the pumpkin flap! Those pumpkins are super scary!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Anything Goes challenge.



  23. WOW!! Fantastic Halloween card, love your awesome design.Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
    Jacki - LTC

  24. This is absolutely amazing! So cute! Fantastic job...Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chances of winning! Good luck,
    Rene ;D

  25. Fantastic card Liz..I saw this on MIM..Loz

  26. Lovely card, love the image, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

  27. Fab card! I especially love the inside!! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x