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Monday, October 25, 2010

Spooky Cards to Inspire and a Challenge


Are you ready for Halloween?  Have you purchased your candy (and backups) for the hoards of little Ghosts and Goblins that will descend upon your homes next weekend?  Do you have a costume?  Did you finish making all of your cards? Uh-oooooh....help is on the way.
Aphra, Melinda and I (Liz) have cooked up a little challenge for you with a prize opportunity...of course.  Just create a Halloween card using the creepy recipe above and then link your card to inlinkz in this post by next Monday, November 1st and we will draw for two lucky winners!

Two creative beings will receive BOTH of the following:

an amazing and wonderfully creative i-rock with all the accessories





the entire absolutely adorable Christmas Cottage Collection 





    Now how is that for a fabulous prize???  So, run to your craft space and start some creating.  Below are a few ideas from our witchy little coven to help you get the Creative Juices flowing...  See if you can find the theme that we all have in common and let us know in the comments section of this post?
    Check out this adorable witch hat card from Aphra Bolyer!  Notice how Aphra used the To Love and Cherish collection and some of the brand new Roly Rosies. Here are some details from Aphra, "I started with the To Love and Cherish collection as a great pattern for my witch hat, then I combined the brighter elements of the Roly Rosies and curled paper along with some stick pins to dress it up a bit.  I also added one of the TLC flowers and an itop brad to dangle in decoration.  Time to cackle in style"
    Melinda Spinks made this adorable and batty Halloween card.  She used some of what she had left in her stash from the To Love and Cherish Collection.  Here is what Melinda had to say about her spooky project, "Halloween... not something I know a great deal about living in Australia, however the idea has always fascinated me so I was excited to take up the card challenge. I decided to create some furry little bats using the Imaginisce i-top, large brads and some appropriately ...coloured face washers (clean little bats). Their wings and the tree are made using patterned paper from the Imaginisce 'To Love and Cherish' collection which has to be one of my all time favourites! I kept the rest of the card very simple because I didn't want to draw attention away from the funny little critters hanging from their branch!"
    I (Liz Qualman) thought To Love and Cherish made for some really great Halloween ideas.  For this card, I used my Cricut Celebrate with Flourish cartridge to cut the adorable Jack O' Lantern,  then added a little bling with my irock to dress it up a tad.  Pumpkins are one of my favorite parts of Halloween.  The orange patterned paper for this little guy is from the Splash Dance collection and the green patterned paper is from the Live Loud collection.  Isn't it fun how you can use everyday papers and materials to create a Halloween project?

    Can you see a theme in common?  Let us know in the comments below.  Also link your Halloween Card to inLinkz for an opportunity to win a prize next week.



    Thank you so much for stopping by!

    19 comments:

    Angie said...

    Fabulous cards girls! Thanks for the inspiration!! And I'm just loving this challenge. : )

    Marielle said...

    so very cute....I'll try to make a card this week !!! :)

    XXOO AMY said...

    hmmm Im gonna guess your theme is using non-Halloween papers for a Halloween card?! The cards are great!

    Kathy said...

    What a great challenge! Love all the amazing examples, too. And the theme is using the To Love and Cherish line, definitely NOT a Halloween line but it sure works like it! Thanks for the chance to win those two fab prizes!

    HeatherC said...

    Wow girls these are fantastic!!! I am lovin' how you are using your stash to make these beautiful cards.

    joni said...

    Really great ladies!!!! The theme has to be using the To Love and Cherish Collection along with other Imaginisce stash and even other lines while using purple, black, orange, and green.

    Marlene said...

    I love love love the cards! The papers are gorgeous but I'd have to say.....each of you used the Irock to complete your cards.

    Melissa D. said...

    Love the ideas ladies! I'd have to say that you all used a non-Halloween line to create something Halloween-y!

    Denise said...

    Great projects, all with To Love and Cherish line of paper. They look fabulous!
    DeniseB

    Dixie said...

    You all used "To Love and Cherish" line to make spooktacular cards!I especially love the flowered witches hat!

    jonaks said...

    gorgeous cards!

    NanaBeth said...

    Incredible-those are the kinds of things I dream of making. You ladies are the best.

    jime said...

    I think that what they have in common are the colors: orange, green and purple. Just like the challenged for us :)

    {VICKI} said...

    You all used To love and cherish papers on your cards.

    My halloween cards have already been made and mailed out.

    Bobbi said...

    The DT did a wonderful job as usually and by having them all use the Love and Cherish collection showed us that it is not just for weddings. Thanks.

    Kim. said...

    You always supply so much inspiration and these gorgeous creations are no exception.
    Kim xXx

    Pammejo said...

    I just posted a second card on my blog for the card challenge. I really like this one, come by an see it on my blog. http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/ I paper pieced the little witch together and it turned out to stinkin' cute. Love the challenge.

    Melinda Spinks said...

    Pam, I've managed to put your second card entry onto the Link for you, I have no idea why it wouldn't let you do a second one... All fixed now! Thanks for playing along again!

    Christine said...

    Cute sketch... I just went to post my Halloween Mini's I made for the challenge and saw it was closed. I wrote the date down as Nov. 1 being the deadline, I just saw "before". I still would like to share my cards... they are here:
    http://scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com/2010/11/halloween-minis.html

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