Wednesday, 3 October 2012


Morning Everyone - well today sees our newest challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More! and this week the theme is HALLOWEEN..............

Now I am first to admit Halloween is not my favourite theme/night but hopefully I've come up trumps with my card.  I've used a fab digistamp from Opal Manor - worth checking out as all their digis are free!  My first thoughts when setting out to make this card was to use some of my new goodies that I got from Westpoint on Thursday.  So I have used the following dies on my project:

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lace Border HCD 713
Poppystamps Grand Gothic Stained Glass
Poppystamps Grand Gothic Window
Memory Box Bare Branch

I took an 8" square scalloped card and cut a piece of orange card to size and then put it through my Joy with my Darice border e/f to emboss both edges.  The main b/p is from my stash.  I die cut the Gothic window and stained glass card and actually put it together with the witch behind the stained glass but you couldn't see her properly so then cut out another image and popped her in the front.  I've used DI's around the arched window frame.  The top and bottom die cuts are actually one - the Decorative Lace Border - which I have cut apart.  It was die cut from brown cardstock and then I rubbed copper paste over the top.  I die cut the branch from the same card.  The bat and sentiment are compliments of Beyond the Fringe where there are sentiments and a cut file for the bat on offer.

Please pop over to Addicted to Stamps and More! blog to have a look at all the wonderful cards our "huge" DT have made for you.  We're looking forward to seeing your take on the challenge.

It just so happens that Opal Manor also have a Halloween challenge on at the moment and I thought it would be rude not to enter as I had used their image - pop on over and have a look.  Thanks also to my DT buddy Marie she has also found another great challenge blog who have a Halloween theme this week.  Please pop over to Art with no Boundaries and have a look at the wonderfully spooky creations!! lol

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Karen, this is amazingly spooky. I LOVE it. You have certainly come up trumps with this one xx

  2. Hey, Karen! Glad you noticed your sister, Serena, came to visit me. All you Dipity girls are a hoot!! Seriously, my friend, your ATS card is a work of ART. I'm amazed!

  3. Halloween isn't a favourite topic of mine either but it so happens I just might have some suitable stamps so will be back with an offering. Sounds as if you had a good time at West Point!!

  4. Great halloween card Karen and just love the little bat thats 'hanging around' your dies too


  5. Fabulous Halloween card - you have used your new stash to perfection - Jacqueline xx

  6. Brilliant card Karen, love the bat hanging from the branch! You managed to spend a few pennies at West Point then? :)
    Val x

  7. Great card, love everything about it,the borders, the colors and the bat upside down is a hoot. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.

  8. Wonderful card Karen. The little bat hanging upside down is brilliant. Looking forward to working with you.
    Regards Florence x

  9. Hello! :) Just wanted to check out your site, and thank you for using my digistamp. It's awesome fun to see what people do with them! It's a super lovely card you've made. And good luck in the challenges. ;)
    Lots of love

  10. Great card. Love the witch in the window. Lovely composition and colours
    Thanks for joining us at AWNB Paula DT

  11. Hi Karen - I'd say you nailed this challenge. What a terrific card - love all the detail and layers. Gonna be so much fun being part of the ATS&M DT - thanks for having me :o) Hugs!

  12. Love your witch Karen! Fabulous card. x

  13. That die cut border is wonderful and so smart to use copper paste - fun card! So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!


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