Whimsy Wednesday ~ Hello My Pretty

Hey there lovely crafty pals. It's time for my Whimsy Wednesday post and I have a 'Too Cute To Spook' Halloween creation to share with you tonight. The image I've used is one of my 'all time favourite' Halloween images. I come back to this image whenever Halloween rolls around as it's just so enchanting and sweet. It's been drawn by the wonderfully talented Crissy Armstrong of Whimsy Stamps and I think she's just the cutest wee witch ever! I love her cute pumpkin trick or treat pail and her gorgeous witchy shoes! I coloured her up with Copic Markers and popped her up on some foam.

I created a fun shaker card with some pumpkin sequins, little gold moon sequins and other assorted sequins and gems. This mix comes from Little Things from Lucy's Cards. It was a mix called Ghoulish. It had lots of extra bits and pieces, but I separated some of those things out to keep the mix mostly pumpkins and moons and black sequins. I saved the rest of course for another time. 

Did you know Whimsy Stamps has a range of sequins? The lovely Jody from Spiegelmom Scraps is supplying Whimsy now and she has such a lovely range, so be sure to check these out in store along with the rest of the gorgeous Whimsy bling. I've stuck the layers of the shaker together with foam and very strong double sided sticky tape as I want it to stay put and I want none of those gorgeous little bits of bling to sneak out!

I snuck in a couple of googly eyes in the top right corner to look as though there was a monster peeking out of the darkness. A bunch of sequins have got stuck around them though, so that didn't work quite as well as it could have. It was quite cool until the sequins bunched up there! LOL.

I wanted to add a Halloween moon to this creation, so used a layered moon stamp to create the craters on this moon, I trimmed it to fit the corner and added a wee 3D bat and little cloud from the Whimsy Stamps Stitched Clouds set. The paper I used for the moon has a lovely sheen to it, so was a nice base for this embellishment.

I also added a layered Jack-o-Lantern from an older Quickutz hand held die. I actually still use my tiny Quickutz dies quite a lot. It's nice to bring out older stash and give it some love.

Because I love this sweet image so much, I decided to make this as a Halloween decoration rather than a card. So that I can use it every year at Halloween. So I've created a 'stand' for the card. I reinforced it with stronger cardboard on the inside panel and at the base.

If you've not had a chance to check out the October new releases at Whimsy Stamps, head on over there for a looksy, there are some super fun things going on this month to celebrate Halloween. Whimsy is also sponsoring Kit & Clowder with a fun colouring project this month, so there's loads to check out both on the blog and in the Facebook Group. We are nearing the end of the month, so there will be a whole host of new fun when our November Release is live. Squeee, I can't wait! I'll be back soon with more crafty adventures, until then have a gorgeous week and happy crafting xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Die Cuttin' Divas: #392 ~ Halloween
The Paper Shelter: #359 ~ Halloween
Double Trouble: #12 ~ Halloween or Fall
Crafty Catz: #434 ~ ATG + Make It Square
Dragonfly Journeys: #128 ~ Happy Halloween
The Paper Girls Challenge: #162 ~ Halloween
Creative Inspirations: October ~ Autumn Glow
Unicorn Challenge: #37 ~ Autumn or Halloween
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Halloween/Spooky
Papercraft Challenges: #23 ~ Inspired By A Song ~ Black Magic Woman

Update: Woohoo, I made the Top 3 over at Double Trouble! First time playing along, thank you so much ladies! xoxo


She is gorgeous, fab shoes and your card makes a beautiful decoration
Chris said…
Oooh Deja vu! Where have I seen this beautiful card before!!! :))
The little witch is adorable, love the design and papers, the shaker element looks fabulous, great idea to keep it as a decoration!
Aunty Sue said…
brilliant card love this image she is a cutie and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week dont forget we have a Dt call running
Jeannie said…
Hi Wendy! This is so super fun and your coloring is just fabulous on this beautiful little witch. Thanks so much for joining my Happy Halloween blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys
Nannieflash said…
Gorgeous card love your image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx
Sarah said…
Are you kidding...She is far too fabulous to be out and about at witching hour!! This is amazingly good and you have done an incredible job with the design detail Wends. xx
Fikreta said…
Love thi cute image!
Card is adorable!
Love it!
Wendy, thank you for coming back and sharing your Halloween card with us at Double Trouble. What an adorable little witch and again some fantastic coloring...love shaker cards and the color sequins and the image against the black background really pops. Thanks again for sharing.
Dawn T said…
such an adorable witch Wendy. It's a great card.
Pat said…
Stunning Halloween decoration Wends, the image is gorgeous and looks great with all your embellishments.

Pat xx
Silke said…
Beautiful design, love your little black magic witch and your wonderful colouring. Thanks for playing along at Papercraft Challenge.
Hugs, Silke
Tracy said…
Guess I'm not the only one whose window cards don't want to cooperate. LOL I always seem to have stuff stuck where I don't want it. It's really cute though Wendy. The googly eyes grabbed my attention right away. Super fun!
Meihsia Liu said…
Love your fantastic Halloween project! Your coloring and all the details are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)
Melanie R said…

Your card is so cute! I love your "Too Cute to Spook" witch - gorgeous hair coloring. Shakers are always fun and the googly eyes are perfect. Thank you for joining in the challenge fun at Double Trouble and we hope to see you at our "Fifth Monday" challenge on October 28.
SweetScraps said…
She's beautiful, good decision on keeping her to display! So glad you popped by our Halloween challenge at the PaperGirls, partnered with Double Trouble. Happy Halloween!
Gloria said…
Fabulous! I love that you made it into a frame for some home decor:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cutting Divas.
Fabulous creation, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Unicorn Challenge this month...Good Luck!
Hugs Donna (DT) xx

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