Wednesday, 15 October 2014

October 15th - Day 15 of 31DOH

Well... it's DAY FIFTEEN of Smeared Ink's 31 Days of Halloween...a huge blog hop for you to enjoy every day


For more details hop over to Terra's Blog...there are great prizes to be won!!
 Find out about the Scavenger Hunt! 

Hope you are hoppin'!
The blog roll is on my side bar -
 if you are hopping in order your next stop is Creepy Glowbugg!

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It's Pumpkin Time!

Usually we make pumpkin lanterns for Halloween -
 do any of you remember when it was TURNIP lanterns that we made -
 before pumpkin became popular in the UK?

Anyway these are the ones my daughter and I made for last year:

Now we are getting ready for this year:

So today I have just got a pumpkin card to show you...
I decided to use this sketch from Your Next Stamp Challenges

I have stayed very close to the sketch...

I started with an ivory card plank and matted and layered as shown. Lovely papers!
Not sure where the base and middle papers came from
 but the two outside banners are from Dragonslair!

I then added my image, matted on black card.
The image is from Pattie G, Bats over Pumpkin Patch coloured with Promarkers.
I then added die-cut bats and some gems from my stash...

I will link this to Your Next Stamp Challenges

I made this before I started looking through my photos for the pumpkin lanterns - 
what I came across was this photo of ATCs - I obviously had similar ideas this time last year!!

Anyway before I finish for today I'd just like to show you another card I made to the same sketch:

This was for the Dragons Lair Designs Fan Group October Challenge on facebook,
 using a Dragons Lair digi.

Bye for now - see you tomorrow!

Happy Hopping!


  1. Fabulous card Susan, I love your take on the sketch you've used. Love the ATCs from last year too! X

  2. WOW, your pumpkins are fabulous and so is your card. Great sketch. Love both renditions. amazing ATC's from last year too. thanks for sharing. xxD

  3. Love your real pumpkin patch! So cool. Your cards are gorgeous, love the layout design.
    Such good stuff, thanks for sharing!~kim

  4. Great pumpkin carvings. Love your Halloween card.

  5. Those pumpkins are amazing!
    What a fun activity to do together.
    I like how the bats overhang the frame.

  6. What a freaky fabulous pumpkin inspired card, I love all the details! Your pumpkins last year were amazing!

  7. Great pumpkins, love both cards and the ATC's are fab.

  8. Two great cards! Love those pumpkins! (And those ATC's are pretty great, too!)

  9. Love the banners and the stamps! Great and loved the pic of the ATCs.

  10. Cute and scary pumpkins always tie in my book

  11. Wow, wonderful carving on your jack o lanterns. Love both your cards, what a great sketch.

  12. Great pumpkin carving, I can't wait to create my own again this year. Love the banners on your card, and the scene you created :)

  13. A fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  14. Such pretty papers. A great take on this month's sketch. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!!!

  15. Although the card turned out really nice, your beautiful SMILE stole the show for me!


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