Hey there all my lovely blog buddies. I hope you've been having good weeks. It's freezing here right now. I'm so missing my UK central heating! They just don't insulate or heat our older Kiwi homes like they do in the UK and I'm finding it particularly cold right now. So I hope all my UK pals are enjoying the Summer!
It's time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky and the lovely Chris is our hostess for this challenge. She has chosen the theme 'No Patterned Papers'. I have to say, I'm hanging my head in shame slightly right now, because I had great intentions of creating a gorgeous inky background for my card, but back against the wall and time not on my side with the kiddies starting back at school yesterday I opted to use a Bearly Mine Halloween digital paper behind my image which imitated the look I had intended to create with my Distress Inks. So a big stingy slap on the hand for me and my apologies Chris for deviating from the brief!
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabby Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet and they provided all the DT with some great stamps to play with for this challenge. I saw this fun Silhouette Halloween Broom stamp and just had to have a play. Especially since I am dying to use the poem I wrote last Halloween again! I think it's kinda fun and I was so pleased with the last Halloween Creation I made using this poem, so I thought a reprise was in order, hehe. Here's the fabby broom silhouette.
I burnt all the edges of the paper to create a really grungy weathered look to the page. I got a little bit carried away or the flame did actually! As I burnt a little too close around the poem edge and lost my 'A' at the beginning of the second line. But I think you still get the gist right? I wish in retrospect I'd but the poem on the bottom left corner and the CC Designs diecut House on the Hill on the top left. I had meant to put the diecut up top, but didn't leave enough room so ended up choosing the layout you see, but if I was to do it again, I'd make that slight alteration. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy with this card. A CAS Halloween card! Just a few scattered CC Designs diecut Bats finished off the design nicely.
I used a fab Fleur de Lis diecut border from Spellbinders which made me think of a Gothic looking wrought iron fence. So I thought this would look pretty cool down one of the card sides. I tried both sides and the right worked best. This could only have worked better if I'd chosen a normal side opening card rather than top opening. Another 'note to self' for future creations. I do love these tent fold card designs though. A bit different from the traditional side opening cards and I think rather styley. I've popped the image panel up on deep 5mm foam pads to create depth and dimension on the card.
Well that's my crafty adventure for today. I'm sorry again Chris for going 'off brief' with this one! Do pop on over to the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog to check out what my other DT sista's have been up to, I'm sure they will have behaved better! We'd love to see what you would do, so come on over and join in the fun. Our challenge is running for three weeks this time, as it's Summer break in the UK. I'll be back again soon though with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x