Friday, October 25, 2013

Spooktastic Birthdays

Well, over on the Daring Cardmakers this week we come to the last challenge for October - and the last challenge in our special 7th Anniversary month of celebrations.  With Halloween looming on the horizon and a fab set of spooky chipboard goodies from Tando Creative for the DT to play with it seemed only right to make this one a Spooky Birthday themed challenge.  Whether you make a Halloween card, or a Spooky Birthday card is up to you.
We have a bumper batch of birthday gifts to share this week - not only a prize from our sponsors "Tando Creative", but also a prize from craft store "Imagine That". 
It doesn't even stop there - we're also having a Birthday Blog Hop and have prizes from Charmed Cards and Craft, Funky Hand and Crimson Cloud to share with those who leave comments on our blogs.  Click HERE to find out more about how to join in.  
Our Blog Hop means that even if you don't join in with the challenge this week you can still get your hands on one of our lovely birthday gifts.

I don't really "do" Halloween - and especially I don't "do" the whole Trick or Treat thing, but I do know a little boy who is mad-keen on all things skeleton!  So I'm getting ahead and have made this card with his birthday in mind
I decided to make an easel card so that some of the spooky elements could be standing out from the card, and started by using some Distress Inks on my card blank to create the background and I also inked some thinner card to use for cutting the birthday bunting and letters.
I'll add a name on the base panel later.
I gently pulled on the skeleton's arms to make them stand out wide enough to "hold" the strings for the banner.  I was a bit worried that the chipboard would break or tear, but it's really strong and held the new shape well

Materials and Tools:
Chipboard Skeleton, Skulls, Tree, Spider, Web,  2 x Bats; all Tando Creative
Various Distress Inks, Gesso, White Posca Pen,
 Silver pen, Black Enamel Accents, Black Stickles, Twine
Craft Robo to cut the bunting and the letters

There are a lot of elements to this card, and there's a lot of inky, painty work involved - but once that was all done it was just a case of assembling it all - which feels a bit of a cheat!

I hope you'll be joining in with us this week - either by sharing your card or by joining our blog hop - or increase your chances of winning our goodies by doing both!

Thanks for looking


Karen Gist said...

YAY!!!!!! you got all inky and painty ;-D This all looks fabulous and its no surprise to me that skellies arms held up, Great work my lovely xxx

Angelnorth said...

Love the way the skellie is holding the banner - fab card!

Kath said...

Not keen on Hallowe'en either but your card is a winner! I bet the recipient will love it! I love the colours you have used.

Kath said...

ooops, I have already commented on this one! Doing the blog hop!!!

Loopylou. said...

ooooh thats wowzers awesome cool says the little guy next to me and I LOOOOOOVE it!! I love how you did his arms!!
hugs Lou xx

Hazel said...

This definitely is spooktactular, Kathy x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, loving the design and the great skeleton.

Linda xxx

Lythan said...

that is such an inventive card kathy - absolutely awesome :)

Nicky Wilcox said...

A wicked card xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Really brilliant card Kathy, he's going to love it!

Shell B. said...

Fabulous card for not doing Halloween Kathy, I know the little guy will squeal with delight seeing all the spooky elements!
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Shell in Alaska

Traceyr said...

Fabulous card Kathy and I love the colours. You can never have enough orange. :)

Svenja said...

Way cool, Kathy! Extra-spooky. And that's from a halloween-lover :-)