Thursday, 14 October 2010

Simply scary

I don't really "do" Hallowe'en, so I'm not exactly over-burdened with supplies when this time of year comes around. However, as a Penny Black lover and PB Saturday Challenge DT member I considered it my duty whilst at Port Sunlight last Saturday to snap up one or two of the bargain PB Hallowe'en stamps which were on half-price-or-less offer - it would have been rude not to!!

Here's the result of my first playtime - the card is relatively simple as I have very little in the way of Hallowe'en embellies and I'm not really prepared to splash out on them - I just bought a couple of pieces of Bo Bunny Hallowe'en paper and a bit of cobwebby lace.

I followed the sketch at this week's Sketch Saturday #124, which I rotated by 90 degrees to the right, and also interpreted the 3 dots at the top fairly liberally with my hanging spiders lol!

This card is also for

Fussy & Fancy Friday #21 - Hallowe'en
Everybody-Art-Challenge #112 - Hallowe'en
Crafts & Me #15 - Hallowe'en
Creative Cottage #25 - Hallowe'en
Double Dutch #54 - Boo to You!
Cupcake # 112 - Scary Creatures
Creative Crafts - Trick or Treat
Creative Belli #102 - Pumpkins
Cute Card Thursday # 134 - What's Buggin' You!
Tuesday Taggers - More Than Two Legs
Passion For Promarkers #73 - Orange, Black, Green & Purple + option of Hallowe'en
Let's ink It Up #4 - Hallowe'en Colours
Simon Says - Recipe - 3 types of embellishment, 2 patterned papers & 1 image
(I have used lace, pearls and peel off embellies, 1 striped and 1 mottled Bo Bunny papers {it does have a subtle pattern - honest!!} )
Ooh -La-La #64 - Nothing Floral

I've managed to stop just short of 13 challenges - how scary would that have been?? Edited ... I just found 6 more open Hallowe'en challenges .. and I just couldn't resist ;-)

Main image: Penny Black "Frightful Flight" coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Penny Black;
Papers: Bo Bunny;
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; lace and peel offs from my stash;
Tools: Labels nestabilities.

Don't have nightmares and sleep tight lol!


  1. Hi Pauline,
    This is just adorable. I love the image. I'm sure you could paper piece the balloon too & make it versatile for all year round. Your colouring is fab & the spiders web looks great. Is that a peel off? Totally love it! Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  2. Hi Pauline, what a fun card. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. That is such a super cute card I love that black lace
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  4. For someone who doesn't do Halloween, that's an awful lot of challenges hun! LOL! What are you like?! Super card, I just love that little hedgie dangling, and your spiders are brilliant. Hugs, Sxx

  5. Oh what a sweetheart of a card, its adorable.

  6. Fabulous card, great papers and I love that cute beautifully coloured PB Hedgie.
    Thanks you so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  7. hi hun this is fab, looks like you make halloween cards all the time lol, thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges,
    we have our anniversary coming up so will have lots of prizes on offer,
    hugs sandra xxx

  8. fab cards, lovely peeloffs I have those too!

  9. Beautiful card Pauline...such a sweet PB image,i so love the hedgies :0)...and a great take on the sketch...thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday...

    Have a lovely weekend
    Take care
    San x

  10. Super card Pauline, love the image. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  11. adorable card Pauline...that hedgie is way too cute to spook though!
    Helen x

  12. This is so well put together! I love the offset die cut! Thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy! Lisa

  13. Beautifully done, Penny Black stamps are just fab so who could resist your little guy. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck with the challenge. Cheers Suzanne

  14. Hi Pauline, I love your creation, it's truly beautiful! Thank you for participating in the Double Dutch Challenge!


  15. I just love those little hedge hogs. Thanks for playing with Lets Ink It Up.

  16. Great card Pauline - love the image, what a cutie!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  17. I adore PB stamps and this one is a cutie. Thanks for sharing at Let's Ink It Up.
    Shirley x

  18. Hi Pauline, what a fantastic card. I love your "scary creature". Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  19. Hi Pauline, what a fantastic card. I love your "scary creature". Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  20. I too LOVE any Penny Black stamps. They are so adorable. Love the cobwebby lace as an accent piece. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

  21. super sweet image..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  22. Fab card, i just love that stamp!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck and hope to see you again soon :-)
    Claire xx

  23. Super cute image-who said halloween has to be scary?! Great layout and love the lace, thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  24. What a delightful card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  25. Such a great card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week, and good luck.
    Hugs, Anja

  26. cute as a button
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne x

  27. Hi Pauline

    Lucky you, what a bargain. Gorgeous card, like your doodling. Thanks for playing at LIIU.

    Hugs Ali x

  28. Wow, your card is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Double Dutch Challenge.


  29. Wonderful Halloween creation, I really love the image ;) Thanks for joining us at LIIU and I hope you can join us again soon ;)) Hugs, Joanna x

  30. What a darling image and I just love the spider in the corner!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

  31. What a brilliant Halloween card I love the colouring :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


    Amy xx

  32. Love your bouncy, happy card !


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Pauline x