Saturday, October 10, 2009

Trick or Treat

Happy weekend!

I actually got a Halloween card done! I'm more into Christmas than Halloween. But 'tis the season.....to go Trick or Treating. And that is the theme for the challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge for the next fortnight--Trick or Treat. This is my DT card. Please hop over there and check out the other creations of the very creative and talented DT gals. We also have Bloomin' Pages as our sponsor for this challenge, with a very adorable Alota Christmas stamp (I sure wouldn't mind getting that one, LOL).


Before I move on with my card, a few more challenges to mention that I am using this card as my entry to. It seems that Halloween is a very popular theme this week.

A Spoon Full of Sugar -- Challenge 72 Halloween
Simon Says Challenge -- HALLOWEEN!!! BOO!!!!!!
All Sorts Saturday -- Challenge #22 Halloween
Stamp with Fun -- Challenge #27 - clear foil

I did a lot of improvising for this card. I don't have too many Halloween stamps in my collection, but enough to make this card it seems. First off, I don't have a Halloween or witchy Tilda. So I chose this Magnolia Tilda with Apron. I saw this picture of the witch's hat on a sale flyer. Using a photocopier, I blew it up to the size I want then I traced it out by hand to a card stock.

The bench that Tilda is sitting on is the Magnolia Christmas bench. The bench comes with two huge holly leaves and three berries. I cut them out, but there was a bit of a leave left that I couldn't completely take out, so I haveTilda sitting on the bench to cover it up. Then added the pumpkin to balance the image.

You're going to love this one. I needed a window so I can use that clear foil for the challenge at Stamp with Fun. Take a look at the window frame, hee hee. I don't have window stamp! Instead I used a small-bench stamp that I have. I stamped 2 images. Then placed an upright bench on top of an upside-down bench. LOL.

The broom is a very late addition. If you look at my card at the MDUC blog, I didn't have the broom yet then, hee hee. I remembered too late that I do have the Magnolia Tilda with Broom image. I had to do some masking to get an image of the broom by itself.

This is the image behind the window. If you're familiar with my cards, I don't usually decorate entire pages in the inside, but in this case I needed to do so to create the night scene.
And since I did a full page on the right side, it would have looked funny if I didn't do the same on the left side, so I very simply decorated it as below. I left an area blank to write personal messages on.

Hmm, okay, I know the sentiment Trick or Treat doesn't actually fit my card. I wanted a simple Happy Halloween, but didn't have the stamp for it, so had to make do. Oh well. Hope you like the card anyway. Thanks for stopping by to visit.
PS. Monday is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, so to all the Canucks, Happy Thanksgiving, gobble gobble! Woohoo, long weekend!


Stamps: Inkadinkado clear stamp set All Hallow's Eve (spider web, Trick or Treat sentiment, flying bats, flying witch, trio of pumpkins) and Cats, Recollections (hanging spider), Studio G Colette Hall pumpking (on card front), Penny Black "T for Transparent" enjoy life (tall grasses inside the card).








42 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Norma - you are sooooo inventive with your use of stamps!!! I was getting very jealous you had new Magnolia Halloween stamps and was wondering why I hadn't actually seen this - and then I find out the hat was from a flyer!!! And the bench window - you are AWESOME Norma and constantly amaze me!!!

Kellie Winnell said...

Norma, WOW this is amazing! Absolutely amazing! I love everything about it. I love how creative you were with not owning and Magnolia stamps, what an inspirational card Norma! The window idea OMG love it, so going to have to use that one day! Thank you for an amazing inspirational card for all joining MDUC xx

Mona said...

wow wthat a stunning card.Thanks for joining us this week at SWF.Hugs Mona

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW, absolutely stunning card Norma - I thought the front was fantastic with Tilda in her witch's hat, sitting among the cobwebs but the inside pages just blew me away !

Your work is amazing - I just love your ideas and all the details you put on each card. Just love this one - it's awesome!!
Hugs,
Ramona xx

Debra James said...

I am not sure I have the right words for your card- other then overwhelming!!!! I am simply blown away with how u impovised all the elements on your card. That is the work of truly creative person.I was even going to ask u what stamp the hat was and then find out what u did to make it. Thankyou so much for sharing this GREAT card, Im totally impressed!!!!!Hugs Debra

Mephisto said...

Thats a very cute Card. Wonderful images on it.
Thanks for joining in the SSC this week.

Hugs
Domi

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, Wow this is amazing, you are so creative. I love how you've improvised & created the witches hat and window frame. The inside of your card is just as amazing. Love the colour theme and as always your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing
hugs Jodie from Oz

Patricia Garcia said...

WOW what a creative card!! Lokks like you had fun !!

Hugs,
Patricia

brenda said...

Hi Norma

How very creative, so many elements used to make one stunning scene inside and out.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fantastic card!
love your improvising!
and the papers with the webs in each corner are fab.....

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Emma xxx

stephanne said...

This is perfect. This really shows that you don't NEED to buy the Halloween stamps to create a Halloween theme and I think that is SO IMPORTANT to those who will be joining us. Very creative, and a beautiful adaptation of the images. I think it is EVEN BETTER that you've created the window, hat and broom by manipulating other images, woohoo creativity. And I might add that the outcome is gorgeous!!

Sue said...

Norma, this card is awesome. Your coloring is always superb, but that window, ingenious, the hat, Wow. The entire card is so fun to look at. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Very creative...LOVE IT!

Happy Thanksgiving.....I have Canadian roots and for many years I made Thanksgiving dinner for both our holidays! Enjoy the Turkey!

Mel said...

Hello Norma, your card is just amazing, I love it. It's great that you have mix and matched your stamps ~ Mel x

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG love it love it love it. The front is wonderful but the inside of your card is just brilliant. Great Halloween card Norma.
mwah
Trace

Jackie Thomas said...

This card is amazing Norma. You are so incredibly talented. Beautiful. xo Jackie

Jacque said...

Norma, this is such a darling card...very clever too!!! Love all of the alterations you have done!!! Your brain must have been working in warp speed..lolol...Just love it sweetie...Hugs..Jacque

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Norma!! Love it!

Barb Hardeman said...

Totally fabulous, creative and fun card Norma. You are a genius when it comes to compiliing a card. All your elements are fantastic, inside and out! Fab job...hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!! Awesome job converting your Tilda to Halloween, Norma! Very creative! Spooktacular card! hugs!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma what can I say but WOW you did an awesome job your card is adorable I love everything about it
Hugs

Suzanne J Dean said...

I so ADORE this fabulous Halloween card--love, love the scene you've created for Witchie Tilda! The window is so clever with the witch flying by & beautiful inside as well! Wonderful job!

hugz,
Suzanne

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
What an amazing and beautiful card you have made by using your head to make images you didn't have!!! You are one smart cookie :o)
Beautiful colouring as usual. It is GREAT both inside and out..........
Hugs, Candy

Little GTO said...

Norma
This is a prize winner of a card! The cat on the inside left cracks me up!!
Sharon L

Cami said...

How very clever of you Norma to have made so many improvisions to this Halloween card! Your window is just so neat! So clever!!! and the witch's had you copied, plus adding the broom. Your kitty looks so cute staring at the spider! Oh I just love everything about this card! Cami

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fantastic and I love how you have decorated the inside of the card

Susie Sugar said...

Fab card Norma I thought I didnt reconize this Tilda from the halloween colletion, well done with the pieceing and matching up ...no one would ever know it looks so good you have done a fantastic job
Hugs Susie xx

LEMphotography said...

So cute! I thought this was one of the new halloween images! Great improvisation!

Lauren

debby4000 said...

Oh what a great Halloween card, fab image and colours. Brilliant work inside the card too.
luv
Debby

mymagnolias said...

WOW!!! what an AMAZING card! All the very creative details you have added are sooo awesome! A total stunner! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent! hugz, Mary

Chris (catt871) said...

OMG!!!! AMAZING is right!!!!! You are very clever!!! I would have never guessed that the window was 2 benches - or that Tilda wasn't meant to have that hat!!!! VERY VERY creative and VERY talented!!! LOVE this card a LOT!!!!!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!
Chris

Kathy said...

WOW this is a beautiful creation Norma!! I love all the extra details that you have created!! Love these images!!
:)Kathy

Gro said...

Beautiful card. Love your little Tilda.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Linda Elbourne said...

WOW Norma - this is a fabulous card!

cabio's craft corner said...

I love the window and the stamps you used for the insides as well beside Tilda. This is super cute!
Hugs,
Cabio

Alicia said...

Wow Norma! This is sooo inspirational! I love your card. I love the window made out of the bench seat stamp - how clever! I also love the inside. You have done an amazing job.
Alicia xx

Karen Arthur said...

I love this card, you were very creative with the design. Very cute, GREAT job!!
Karen A

Whimcees said...

Your cards are so overwhelmingly beautiful and absolutley perfect that I am in awe everytime I see a new one! You truly are an artist! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Barbara Diane

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
We don't celebrate Halloween and I don't really like it personally but I just had to comment on your card. It is truly amazing. You are so very clever.
Hugs Marion

Kristy Young said...

WOW!! Norma once again a fabulous put together card and amazing colouring!!
xx

Maria said...

Wow, great card inside and out. Hugs, Maria

Eulanda said...

Simply amazing!! Love all the stamping going on there. The swirly/flourish stamps are beautiful!

Pam said...

You are so creative. I hope how you made the window out of the bench stamp. Now that is thinking out of the box!
~Pam

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