Thursday, October 15, 2009

Too cute to spook!

BOO! hehehe, did i scare you? :)
It is another Halloween themed project today. I did have something a little more interesting in mind, i planned to make a spooky shack, but i was not happy with the way it was coming together, so instead i made some cards. One is using a lighter colour scheme and the other is darker colours. I think over the next year i will have to acquire some more Halloween themed products, dies, stamps and punches, so i will be ready for next year because i am just loving this theme! The colouring of the Tildas comes out better in the photos without the flash on, with the flash they look much too bright, a bit early 90's fluro :)
My first card is lighter colours, more oranges. I made this card first and was disappointed at first because i wanted it to be dark and spooky, that's when i decided to go with the light colours and do a second, darker card.
My second card uses the same Tilda stamp (actually a Christmas stamp but i just removed the gifts from her hands and gave her a pumpkin instead) I also have used my cuttlebug embossing folder on both cards, one of my new fave toys.
Here is the inside of my card: i don't usually decorate the inside of my cards but i liked the idea of this one having a spooky surprise.
The card stock is from my stash and the rest of the papers are from Summertime Designs. I have used crystal effects on Tildas wings and on the pumpkins.
These cards are playing along with a couple of challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Trick or Treat
Cute Card Thursday - Spook Fest
ABC Challenges - F is for Flying (Tilda has wings for a reason)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - The darker side
Lots of lovely Halloween themes, thanks for coming over to my little blog spot and taking a look.


Jodie from Oz said...

Fran, Wow, both your cards are bootiful. Tilda is adorable carrying that big pumpkin, I love the layering and the inside of your card is spooktacular. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenge, good luck & hope to see you next time..
Hugs Jodie

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sharon Caudle said...

Both of them are awesome, Fran! And I really love how you used a Christmas Tilda! What creativity! Awesome job and thanks for joining us at PTW! hugs!

Anonymous said...

Very cute little cards, you did a super job, just lovely!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love the design and its a great take on the challenge. Thanks for taking part in the ABC Challenge this week and hope to see you at the next challenge.
(ABC DT member)

Annie said...

fabulous Halloween cards! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

Norma said...

Fran, 2 cards, wow, both of them are gorgeous. So creative of you to use this adorable Tilda and putting the pumpkin in her hands instead. Love it. Beautiful colouring job. Love how the colours blend well together. The haunted house on your gate card is so cool. Good job on both.
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under.


Leann said...

Fantastically spooky cards!
Thanks for joining us at CCT this week :)
Hugs x

Jill said...

beautiful halloween cards, I love the extra little details you add to your cards thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Both of your cards are fabulous Fran - full of fun details to enjoy! Love the way you've replaced Tilda's gifts with pumpkins - inspired
Thanx for joining us at MDUC

Sue said...

Fran, two cards! Both a great. Love how you improvised and used a Christmas stamp!
And you were able to take part in several challenges. Good job. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at the MDU Challenge this week. Hope to see you back next time.

Kristy Young said...

Both are just fabulous! Thanks for joining in with MDU.

Alicia said...

Fran these are both amazing cards, but the second "darker" one is my favourite. I love how you have coloured Tilda and I love the pumpkins she is holding. The inside of the card is extra spooky! Thanks for participating in the MDUC Trick or Treat challenge and good luck!
Alicia xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Great idea to substitute the presents with a pumpkin. Wonderful card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW WOW WOW these are amazing! I just love them, absolutely LOVE them. Gorgeous cards, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

MDUC Site Owner.

Helen said...

Lovely cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

stephanne said...

Wow Fran, these are so cool!! I love how you've put them together, how clever and proof that you needn't buy the Halloween stamps to get Halloween results!! Really damn cute, love both of them, but the top one's got me drooling, love that lace and ribbon and the LO, great surprise inside the second one, it is perfect!! Do you need my address, lol... Thanks for joining us at MDUC, hope you'll join us next time around!!
P.S. The tights, the perfect touch!!