Sunday, 23 September 2012


I have my first Hallowe'en card of the year for you today...using some stamps from a couple of Penny Black sets ('Spooky' and 'be very scared!'). The images were coloured using watercolour pencils, then cut out using Nesties. The embossed spider's web is a Tim Holtz texture fade, and I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch for the border along the bottom. 

Challenges for this card:
  • Drunken Stampers - Old Loves Die Hard (I've had all the items used on this card for at least a year)
  • Hiding in my Craft Room - Hallowe'en
  • Less Is More - Any 3 Challenges (15: Embossing, 23: Something with Legs, 24: Circles...but also fits 55: Punches or Die Cuts, 67: Use 3 Stamps, 69: Not a Square, 76: Three)
  • Lollipop - Two Different Punches/Dies)
  • Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It


Chrissie said...

This is terrific Helen. I love the effect of the embossing.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Zw@@n said...

Hi Helen, love this card. Great images and the embossing is fab too!
Love, Wilma

Desire Fourie said...

Helen I just love this. So beautifully designed and all the elements work so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Sandra H said...

Hi Helen, Wow totally gorgeous the embossed backing is fantastic as are the images ......gorgeous x

KelliJo said...

what a cool embossing folder!!!! Glad you dusted these goodies off!!! Thanks for coming to the lounge and playing with the Drunken Stampers!!! :)

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous card.
I have blog candy to share xx Jan

Mandi said...

Terrific card Helen
I love tall cards, I should do them more
Great embossing

Thank you

Donna said...

Fantastic card!!!
I love all things Halloween!
Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers this week!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Spooky creation.
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!

Susan said...

I really love the tall card. I should try that more often!

Katie Skiff said...

I love this!! I love the texture!! Thanks for playing with us at the Drunken Stampers Challenge!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Helen for being our Life of the Party recipient at Drunken Stampers!!