Sunday, 25 October 2009

Just Magnolia and Stampin for the Weekend Challenges

Well yet again Ive had to create a Halloween card, but I think I may just send this to my eldest grandson now hes home again, thank you so much for the really lovely wishes so many of you have sent me and him. I actually managed to talk to him on Friday and I was so relieved to hear his voice, hes now of on holiday for a week with his fiance, so I want to wish him a wonderful time. My mum is also relieved and happy to know hes back in the UK again, bless her shes now 87 and its a worry for me can you image what's it been for her about her eldest great grandson.

Anyway todays card has been created from one of the new Magnolia Halloween stamps, this one is a mummy and Ive masked it to stamp the tombstone behind and then coloured it with my copic pens, after which I used a oval template to cut it out then created another in silver pearlescent card just a bit larger for the mount, before sticking the image on top of this Ive used a slate grey inkpad and distressed it around the edge. The sentiment is another of my stamps from the Waltzing Mouse stamp set, if you click on the name it will take you there so you can see what overs theyve got to over.

The base card is a 8"x 8" white card and for my first layer Ive used one of Donna's Halloween set of papers from the Extreme Designs Volume III set, this is the prize for this weeks Stampin for the weekend Challenge. The first papers Ive used is a blue and black check paper, and this was stuck on a piece of the same grey pearlescent card, for the second layer Ive used a silver card with the second of my papers this one is a orange and white cheque design with bats and sentiments on. Around these two layers Ive put a black satin ribbon and attached it to the back of the second layer.

The third layer is a piece of orange card with yet another of the papers, this one is a orange based one with bats, hearts and sentiments all over it, then positioned at a angle across the card over which I have stuck a black velvet ribbon around the opposite way to the other one. I then popped a bat hat pin through this ribbon at the top. The stamped image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment to the right hand bottom of my card. I then popped a hand button with black ribbon threaded through the holes on top.

To finish of Ive created two flowers of the smaller size and one big one from some left over papers from this set, moulded them with my ball tool and threaded some brads through the centres of all three with some pretty flower spacers as well. I then mounted them onto the card with some black fern leaves first and the flowers on top which were attached with some silicone glue.


dolcreations said...

You have really given this card alot of detail! Wow! Great Halloween card!

Saskia said...

Great, spooky card!

Saskia :)

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is such a great and spooky card. I love the layout and the papers you used. Thanks for joining SFTW and good luck.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A great "spooky" card. Love all your finishing touches.

So pleased to hear your Grandson is home safe and sound and that you have spoken with him. It must be such a worry for you and all of his family and friends every time he is sent away.

I hope he has a lovely holiday with his fiance.

Love Jules xx

Angela said...

It is a great card, so much detail too!!
hugs Angela x

Mandy said...

Wow Shirley another fantastic card, so wonderfully detailed
hugs Mandy xx

Spyder said...

This card rocks Shirley! I love it!! Very Spooooky and at the same time really lovely!!Love all the papers and that fab mummy image too.
Glad your grandson is home and safe!

Swaantje said...

Ohhhhhhhh what a lovely Halloween card.
The little image is cute..

Have a nice week
Many greetings

Jamee said...

super cute halloween card!!!

craftycrafter said...

good morning Shirley, another lovely card, the papers are great you must have searched the craft shop for them,thanks for all the lovely coments you leave on my blog love Dorothyxx

cats whiskers said...

Shirley this is just spooktacular I love it all such fabulous colouring dear and those Magnolia stamps are stuunning, have a lovely week my friend
Hugs Jacqui x

Avril Ann said...

Shirley I love this card, honest it is just awesome, love the image and I am sure your grandson will treasure it forever, I know that I have kept the cards you sent me and will never ever let them go. Hugs Avril xxx

mueppi said...

Hi Shirley
I love your great spooky card!!
It`s so funny!!
I send your a lot of hugs Gisela

Zwissel said...

What cool map!!!!!!!
It is simply delightfully nicely creepy.

send lots of love from Berlin Doris

Tracy said...

Fab card,love all the details. Thanks for joining SFTW, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vanja said...

Gorgeous halloween card! Fabulous papers and image.I just love the sentiment.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Debbie said...

A fabulous Halloween card Shirley, I love th fun image and the papers are gorgeous. Debbie x

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, hun, love your take on the sketch and the image is adorable!
Hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

Stunning card sweetie, the colours, papers and embellies are gorgeous! Sorry I've been MIA again, loads to do and no time to fit it all in lol x