I was supposed to post this card this morning... naughty me! I was meant to be putting the finishing touches to it last night, but was a bit shaken up after a very near miss with a 4x4 in the lanes, after he went off the road, through the hedge and fence into a field, to miss the van in front of me, only to come back onto the road right by me. He missed me by millimetres, and I was pretty freaked out when I got home and realised just how lucky I'd been. What an idiot driving that fast on country lanes, hope it costs him a fortune to repair the damage!
Anyway, I finished my card off tonight instead, and Kerry (head ladybug!) has promised not to sack me :-D
The lovely Lyndsey has chosen this fortnights challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink and she would like to see
After I stopped hyperventilating at not being able to use squares... I always use squares!!... I thought, OK, I'll go with circles and got busy with my circle cutter (I don't have a set of the big nesties, or even a big die cutting machine!). The simple compass like cutter doesn't cut circles anywhere as neatly as a cie, but it does the job :-D
I used some MME papers from my stash (they are halloween ones, not that there is a lot of the paper left to see!) and black and dark orange cardstock. Despite it meant to be a spooky card, I couldn't resist adding a TH die cut, lace, ribbons, pins, bows and pearls and a bit more lace! I also inked up one of the stamps I got from Stampin Up, then coloured in the white bits with some distress ink
I just love colouring up Magnum, please don't ask me how I do the stripes, I just keep adding more colour and, and blend it out with lighter tones from the same colour family until it looks kinda right, there's no science to it :-D I printed the Pumpkin in a larger than life size, and popped Lily on Magnum's hand. If you like Magnum, check out all the add-on's that you can get to make him a cat for all seasons here!
It's not a super scary Halloween card, but I hope you like it!
Please may I enter these challenges
Top Tip Tuesday - Get In Shape (my TT is you don't always need expensive dies to make shaped cards, look around you, raid the kid's geomatry kit if need be!)
Thanks for stopping by
Love, Sue xx