Thursday, 2 November 2017

Southern Girls ~ It's A Stick Up

Happy Halloween my lovely blog pals. The kiddos and I had a super fun night on Tuesday. We all paid for it the next morning, not cool that Halloween should fall on a school night!! But man did we have fun of the 'too cute to spook' variety! I'll share some pics a little further down the post. But I need to share the reason for this post, which is of course, time for a new challenge at Southern Girls. This week, we have a fun (and I think really easy) challenge for you. We want you to use 'stickers' on your creations. They could be sentiment stickers, enamel dots, sticky back pearls or gems, thickers, you name it, as long as it comes in a 'sticker' form, it's eligible. Just be sure to let us know what your 'sticker element' was, as it's not always so easy to tell! Can you spot mine? Trick question, because the first pic doesn't have any on it!


I finished this card knowing who the sponsor was, but not yet the theme, (which is a bit sneaky, working too far ahead on a DT project, but I figured I'd wing it) so the card was essentially 'finished'. I had my inky fun, using traditional distress inks, masking the image first and then spraying the ink work with Glimmer Mist to get a lovely all over shimmer to the creation. Before I did any of my ink work though, I coloured the moon and four stars yellow with my Promarkers and then added Glossy Accents. I'd read somewhere that dry Glossy Accents work a treat for the 'resist technique'. So I gave it a go! Left to dry overnight, just to be sure it was dry right through. I coloured the wee ghosty witch and her frog with my Promarkers too. I only had to mask my witchy ghost, as the stars would resist the ink, which considering how tiny they are and how fiddly masking them would have been, I think it was an inspired choice! Now I just have to remember to do this on future 'fiddly bits' cards. 


This cute image is from our sponsor 2 Cute Ink, but from their Lil' Inker's range. I just loved this stamp when I saw it. The sentiments that come with this super cute image are so funny too! It took a while for my 7 year old to figure out why the sentiment on my card was funny, but once he got it, he thought it was hilarious. I used this card and another I made recently, as part of my Halloween decorations. So there were a number of people at our little post Trick or Treating Spider Pizza party who were giggling at the sentiment. It was quite a hit! The uncoloured image on the stamp platform, is one I stamped for another card, with lots of the little stamped stars. But for this card, I only did a few, so the natural thing to do, to fit our theme, was of course add 'sticky stars'! 


I hunted for yellow enamel stars, that being my first instinct, to keep with the yellow star theme, but alas, I had only a couple in my collection, which wouldn't give the 'blanket of stars' effect I was hoping for. So I pulled out my small iridescent gems in two different sizes and scattered them across the top half to create that blanket of stars. I didn't like it at first, as I was quite fond of the more CAS design. But I have to say, it's grown on me, and sitting in the evening light, the little stars are twinkling out of the corner of my eye on the sideboard, where the Halloween decorations are still set up. So I think it was the perfect fix.


I hope you'll come and join the 'sticky' fun with us this challenge and show us what you're inspired to do with our theme. Check out my awesomely talented teamies and their fab creations on the blog too. I'll be back before long with the promised candy (it was just Halloween after all) and another crafty adventure. In the meantime, have an awesome week and Happy Halloween! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Shopping Our Stash: #327 ~ Halloween
Lemon Shortbread: #53 ~ Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: I See Spots (gems)
Crafting By Designs: November ~ Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers: #346 ~ Show Us Some Sparkle
Creatalicious: #126 ~ ATG + Use Blue & Silver (silvery gemstones)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: All Creatures Great and Small (lil froggy)


If you've made it all the way to the end of the post. Here are a few cute shots from our Halloween fun...

 This was my 7 year old Zac's pumpkin carving

 My 12 year old daughter Georgie carved this moon and stars pumpkin

 These were our first 'Trick or Treaters' of the night

 Zac was dressed as a Ravenclaw House Hogwarts Student

 My hubby, horsing around as usual

My bella bambina Georgie,
who did all her own make up for this fawn costume!

 I made the kiddies goody bags with bug stickers and Hershey's Kisses

 Two of my Halloween cards there for decoration

 The Groke (for you Moomin fans) and Vlad, who sings the Monster Mash!

 There were a few ghosts hanging around

 My favourite Halloween banner, felt ghosts, pumpkins and bats

 The view coming in the front door looking down the hall

 A very large ominous presence in the corner of the room!

 The giant spiders nest

 The nest had 'little' spiders in it

 Crash landed witch cupcakes

 Peanut butter biters
(actually not as horrid as they look!)

 Ghost meringues
A big hit with the kids.

Mozzarella Broomsticks
They flew off the plate!

Plus of course, there was plenty of
'Spider Pizza' to go around too!

Thanks for making it all the way to the end xoxo

I'll leave you finally with a cute little video of our Halloween Mascot 'Boris'
which was a gift to my children many years ago now my our Welsh bestie. 
He comes out every year and is much adored.


The Monster Mash

17 comments:

Fikreta said...

that card is so cute!
love your photos!
those are so great halloween snacks and decorations!

Dawn Turley said...

Great card. And what super fun photos of Halloween.

coldwaters2 said...

What a cute card Wends I can see why you fell in love with the stamp set, what amazing pictures of your Halloween night, those treats and eats look delicious.
hugs
lorraine x

Chris said...

Your card is so cute Wends, love the little ghostie and the 'punny' sentiment. Great idea to use glossy accents to mask the fiddly bits...must remember that!
Looks as if you had a great Halloween party...fabulous costumes and decorations, so inventive with the food too! Can't believe how quickly your kiddies are growing up...is that really Georgie??!! (Her costume & makeup look lovely btw)
hugs
Chris
x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card Wends...great sentiment.....just love the family all dressed up looks like fab food for the party....Joolsx

Cara said...

Fabulous card and thanks for sharing those wonderful photos x

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh your snacks are fantastic! So much fun. :-) I've always thought that LI ghostie was so cute. Great job with the background and the stickies. Hugs!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Absolutely love your fun card!! great design! thanks for sharing with us your photos and thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Darlene said...

WOW! Love your card ... cute sentiment! Thanks for sharing the photos ... so cool! You guys really get into Halloween! LOL thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘I See Spots’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Adorable card, that little ghost is just so cute.
And you made me hungry just by looking at this awesome and delicious looking Halloween snacks, how fabulous!!
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use blue & silver” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Your card is too cute and those sparkly gems are perfect to finish your card! I love all the decorations in your house too! Thanks for joining us over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we hope to see your wonderful creations again in our next challenge! Hugs Gwendolyn

Deanne Saunders said...

Cut card!!! Looks like you all had a fun Halloween!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Donna said...

WOW awesome Halloween celebration!
I want to come trick or treating at your house!!
Love your super cute card, that wee ghostie is adorable!
Thanks for getting you Halloween on with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!

Victoria Rowson said...

Fabulous photos of your Halloween fun! The card is very cute!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!

creationsnz said...

I'm sorry I wasn't there, but it looks like you had fun without me! Such a fangtastic effort you put in there! CarolG

CraftyNatalie said...

Very cute image. Thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers this fortnight.

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