Sunday, 27 April 2014

Happy Halloween!

Yes, I have made a Halloween card in April!  My entire family think that I am completely mad and perhaps they're right, but the minute I saw the sketch designed by Chrissie for the new challenge at Less is More I remembered some cards that I had seen on Pinterest and decided to have a go at making one myself.


I made a mask and created the moon using distress inks, it took a couple of attempts and it's still not perfect.  The bat and tree are from the Clearly Besotted Fright Night stamp and die set along with the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - No Designer Paper
Paper Crafting Challenges #8 - No Patterned Paper
That's Crafty Challenge - Black & White with a Splash
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Keep in Clean and Simple
Less is More Challenge Week 169 - Sketch

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
x

40 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I don't think you are mad at all. I was looking at stamps the other day and thought I need to get started on Halloween and Fall cards. This is so very pretty, Pauline. Love the coloring of the moon. Great card.

Anne said...

Hey, no worries Pauline, all crafters are a little bit mad! Your card is stunning and you are so organised ... good excuse! Hugs x

Ali said...

Love it - and at least you'll be organised :-) xx

Hanny said...

Great card Pauline, you're ready for Halloween;) No problem with making cards for Halloween in April, I just make cards for Christmas all year long, doesn't matter as long you enjoy making it.
Hugs from the Netherlands, liefs Hanny♥, http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Sue said...

Well at least you are up on most of us for Halloween cards Pauline :)
Great card.
Sue x

Craft-E-Place said...

Great card. I agree it's never too early to create a card for any event. I have to do it when I have an idea otherwise I'm likely to forget it!
Elaine

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant interpretation of the sketch Pauline!
Love this one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Helene said...

Halloween, like Christmas, should be more than once a year. Lovely card.

Sue said...

This is wonderful Pauline, such a great use of the sketch and I love the coloured circle.
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Crazy, yes, mad No....a great card and love the moon..xx

Laurie Unger said...

Great job with the sketch. This is simply wonderful.

kanda said...

Definitely MAD - Marvelous And Delightful. Such a fabulous card Pauline. Love the moon and super dies xx

Debbie said...

You are not mad at all dearie.Bless you.Love your CAS card.Hope you've had a nice weekend.Hugs Debbie x

rachel said...

I love this Pauline - its perfect - Halloween may be a long way off but strike whilst the iron is hot xx Hugs rachel xx

Ira Huberts said...

I absolutely love Halloween and your card in particular. Your moon is gorgeous Pauline, love the diecuts, too! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Crafty Lark said...

Love this card Pauline and your post made me smile. Super fun card. xx Flora

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Pauline you completely threw me for a moment when I saw this card had to stop and think lol. Beautiful card just love the image and your colouring is superb. Will post your soap tomorrow. Love Alison xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Pauline, love it! Good to be prepared hun.

Donna x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Pauline xx Jan

Molecraft said...

Wow, this is brilliant, love it!
Helen x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, very striking x Susan x

Sue said...

This is really lovely Pauline huggles Sue xx

Jacquie said...

I did think it was unlike you but hey we are already doing Christmas cards!!!

Its beautiful Pauline, I love your moon.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Joan said...

Love your card, mad or not!

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE this, Pauline! And I don't think you are mad - I think you are smart! (but then, who am I? LOL) - seriously, a delightful Halloweenie card, with wonderful use of dimension and color! Love it! hugs, de

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

What a brilliant idea for the sketch and its fabulous too.
luv
Debby

Laura Sterckx said...

This is a great Halloween card. The design is absolutely wonderful and I LOVE that circle! The colors are great. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Anne said...

Pauline this is gorgeous, don't think you're made at all - but I never know what to do with Halloween cards lol!
Thank you for your LIM entry this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Michelle J M said...

I did think you had gone mad, Halloween in April! Stunning card and a perfect take on the challenge. I have just done something similar with birds instead of bats. Have been practising with my distress inks! Michelle x

Pia S said...

Many of us make Christmas cards all year round, so why not a Halloween card in April:) I must admit I enjoy making Christmas cards more now than in December, there are lots of other things to prepare for then. The layout is PERFECT for the scene you've created!

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Halloween card Pauline. I love the masked moon the colours are gorgeous.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Love your card Pauline - its gorgeous. I don't think you're mad at all and I think its great to make Halloween cards when the inspiration strikes.

Jocelyn x

Deborah said...

Sounds perfectly normal to me LOL It's a fab card - thanks for entering it into the That's Crafty! challenge - and good luck in the draw.

Betty said...

Love your use of distressing inks on this card Pauline it's a lovely Halloween card
bettyxxx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Absolutely love this, such a brilliant design, stamps and background.
Rebecca.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous. I am a sucker for CAS cards and this I would love to CASE.
Thank you for playing with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Hope you will join us again soon.
Pia xx

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