Friday, 6 September 2013

First Halloween card ever made

Good morning everyone in blog land today!
I hope your week has been better than mine lol. 

Thank you also for your comments on my previous projects.   If I'm honest I've not been too happy with my crafting lately , not sure if its just because its been a while or not having much time as I used to.  Having a new puppy takes up all my time lately , it's like having a newborn baby all over again.  

My sister and I took him to the lucky hills yesterday which is hills, parks, woodland and lovely walks to go on.   He really enjoyed it but I was suffering from migraine at the time and unfortunately with the sun it made it worse.   So no crafting yesterday for me. Lol

Today I found a lovely digi stamp of a witch on my laptop which with Halloween looming upon us thought I'd make my first Halloween card.   

When I stopped crafting I sold my grand callibur and I've so regretted it ever since. I still have my dies but not the machine.  Luckily I had a few spare lying around to use for this card. 
This time I made a centre step card which you can do by following this tutorial here:  centre step card

Front View

The dies I used for matting of the witch are from sizzix.  The window, gate and flower dies are from spellbinders and the butterfly's from Martha Stewart.  I coloured the witch with pro markers.  I then used brown flowers to stick on the windowsills of each window which were bought from eBay. 

Close up of Digi Stamp

Side View
Front View
I hope you like this one. It's different to my usual projects . 

Have a lovely day all. 
All the best

I'd like to enter this card into the following competitions please: 

Anything challenge blog  In the garden - add some butterflies

Bearly mine Challenges  Anything goes 

Creative Card Crew Blog  Things with wings 

Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges  Anything goes 

Papertakeweekly blog  Anything goes 

Craft door magazine  Always anything goes 

Flutter by Wednesdays blog  Anything goes with butterfly or fairy 

Krafty girlz Challenges  Anything goes 

Delightful sketches blogspot  Halloween or something sweet 

Papercrafting journey blog  Anything goes 

365 cards blog  Digitally created

Diana Mlarson Blog  Anything goes 

Papershelter blog  : DT call 

Stuck on us sketches blog  Die cut - gates



  1. Hi, I thought Id stop by and take peak at your card, I am the GDT for Lovesrubberstamps this month and just love your card for a first card you did an amazing job. Good Luck in the challenge~ Larelle-Susanne

  2. Oh my goodness, the details on this delightful Halloween card are amazing. Love the windows, the gate, and especially the image. Fantastic card. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
    Sr. Designer

  3. What a fabulous card design. Love the step card design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  4. This is so awesome, beautiful job, great coloring and design
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  5. A great Halloween card Sharon. I bet you are really kicking yourself about your GC. You'll just have to save your pennies for another one, or something similar. But I'm sure you are having lots of fun with your fur baby. Christine xx

  6. OMGosh this is so fabulous! I love it. Great design and that image and colors are so great. Never stop crafting, you are a natural. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  7. Fabulous card Sharon. Your colouring is wonderful and I love the design with brilliant detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Hi Sharon,
    superb card today. What superb colouring in of the wonderful saucy witch. I always did admire your ability with promarkers. I could do with you teaching me a few things. Love the unusual design too.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Sharon,
    it's me again forgot to say. I do hope the migraine gets better soon. DH suffers quite a lot with them.
    Makes him feel very tired the next day and he can't concentrate on anything after one.
    Lots of crafty love . Jenny L.

  10. Wow!!! This is awesome. Fantastic image and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  11. Back again sweetie. Still think this awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT

  12. Great card Sharon. Love the design.

  13. Great card Sharon, love how you have used the Gate Die
    Super layout
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  14. Lots of wonderful things on this card. Details are outstanding, and your coloring is top notch! Black is a difficult color to use, and you've used it superbly. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

  15. oh wow, what an amazing creation!! Thank you for entering it into the 4kraftygirlzchallenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  16. Awesome card! how fun! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  17. Such a beautiful card, love the image and those fabulous colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  18. Your step card is just gorgeous! I love the digi, she cute and sassy! I also love how you used your gate! You have so much detail in this card, I just love it all!! Thanks for joining us at SOUS;-)

  19. Fabulous card!! I love the dies you used, the image is beautiful, ready for halloween :-)
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  20. Just had to tell you how much I love your Halloween card. What a gorgeous Witch!

  21. Oh my! This is awesome! I love how you have used the dies to create this card and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  22. Fabulous card, I love all the little details
    Thanks for joining us at Time4Scrap
    Hugs Aurane-DT/T4S

  23. wicked awesome card girl :) thanks for joining us on 365 Cards

  24. Wow.. what an amazing job you did for your first card.. love all of the elements you added.. Thanks for joining us at SOUS for our gate challenge..

  25. wow totally love this card

    thank you so much for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz

    Kerrie DT x

  26. This is your first Halloween card?! Well I love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Digital Delights Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Digital Delights Challenge DT

  27. Great project! I am sure feeling back into things a bit has you questioning getting rid of that machine...but you can always get another! =)
    Because those dies are too awesome! And perfect for our DC gate challenge!
    Thanks for also sharing with us!


  28. o wow! Awesome card! Great work!
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards!

  29. Fantastic card! Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at SOUS!

  30. Wowww what a sassy witch sitting on the garden gate! Love the butterfly you've added too..

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time..

    Christine x

  31. Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at SOUS! Great the witch :)


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