Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween or Christmas:)





Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Snowman Fun
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Orange
Fairytale Stampers - Something New
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge 2 - Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Something forgotten or something New
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Embellish It!
Colour Q Challenge - Black, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder & White
Alphabet Challenge- R for round or rectangle

Yup I actually mixed Halloween with Christmas and I am breaking a rule...but I love breaking rules so there ya go:) I am a Gemini to boot so I am allowed to mix the 2. For the Halloween card-It looks so hard but it's not and I am happy how I created the background with different dye ink pads. I used Orange in that card and the one Christmas card ornament. The die cut Halloween image is new and I never used it so it was fun to get my hands on that.

The second card is following the Colour Q challenge so Black, white, orange, lighter green and a lavender colour was used all for that card plus I had forgotten that I had this one ornament sticker left. It was fun to get the glitter out! I embellished it with brads, ribbon and crystals in peridot colour. One can see rectangles everywhere on my cards. (By the way, Colour Q had a previous challenge that my Halloween card would have worked but I missed it).

The last 2 are snowmen (duh). I embellished the hell out of them as well. The last one I nicknamed Liberace as he is glittered to the max. Now that third card I decided to use a different green and I kinda like it. I used my alcohol inks for a border and feel it sets things off. He is my Jolly Green Giant snowman (but don't call him pea brain-he gets pissed). The last card is in blues as I must have blues in a card. Sorry no guitar or Leadbelly here. Crystals abound along with  navy ribbon. Nope he does not know how to play the piano and he is terrified of the Candelabra-the candles you know.

I will be gone for a few days as I am venturing to the big city to see a friend and then bringing him back here before he heads off to Thailand. It is his yearly visit and I plan on making him my bitch...um...that is wrong....he is already my bitch:) Sorry a little rude but Halloween is near and so the devil made me say that. I will find out what dinner he will like since he will have nothing but Thai food until April. My husband hopes he will pick Lasagne. Everyone I wish you a glorious weekend.

27 comments:

  1. Love the Halloween card. Have fun with your friend.

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  2. I hope you have a great time with your friend. I love the glitter you dumped all over that snowman! So cute. Also, your halloween card is really striking with its colors. Thank you for your sweet comments and support on my blog. I appreciate it more than you know.

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  3. I like all your cards! I think it is okay to mix Halloween and Christmas, LOL, retailers do it all the time! Stopped at the drugstore today and in the lobby was a Santa Claus life size figurine.

    Enjoy your visit with your friend and I too hope lasagna is chosen :)

    betty

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  4. What fabulous cards! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Use Some Orange" challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

    P.S. I'm celebrating my 50th birthday on Saturday with Candy! Come help me celebrate - today is last day to link up! Here's the link: http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/2014/09/birthday-blog-candy.html

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  5. I absolutely love the first card, and you can't go wrong with the Snowmen! You're very talented and your creations are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Just looove that first card - the silhouette is amazing, and the background is just perfect for it! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

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  7. I love the black etched silk-screen look of the first one. And why not mix Halloween with Christmas? It feels like it all comes together like a scary pumpkin tree anyway. Have a wonderful getaway, BB.

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  8. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  9. Looks like you've been busy! I love how you've used the purple as the background for the Colour Q card - I always find it such a difficult colour to use. Love the Halloween one...the sponged background is perfect for the witch silhouette. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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  10. All the cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

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  11. Ooh, I love Liberace, must be because I'm a Gemini too!! Thanks for playing with us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, hope to see you soon again! Karola, DT

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  12. I love that first one. It looks like it would glow in front of a light!

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  13. I hope you've had a great time with your friend. Love all the cards but I think the Halloween one is my favorite.

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  14. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

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  15. Love all your cards, especially the Snowman ones! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

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  16. Normally I make hand stamped Christmas cards. This year I decided to not go that route due to time restraints, but seeing yours makes me wanna jump on the bandwagon and throw together a small batch. Oh sigh! Can I pull this off now or not? Thanks for visiting while I was on vacation. I'm now following you.

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  17. Haha! Birgit, you are too funny! You had me cracking up about your friend visiting!! Especially when you said "the devil made me say it!" Lol. :)

    I love the Halloween card! So cool. And I think my favorite Christmas card is the second snowman, the one with the blue. But they are all sooo beautiful!! Love them all!! :)

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  18. I'll take 10 Liberace's! :-) Love the mingling of ancient with not as ancient mythology. And the cards are beautiful. Keep breaking rules.

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  19. Love all the cards and your comments about them are so clever and funny. Hope you have a really great time with your friend.

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  20. Hi Birgit! I know it's been a while since I've made the rounds and shown myself at my own blog. All's well. I love all your cards. Every time I see your cards, my hands itch to give it a try. But, the feeling goes away. Maybe this time.

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  21. OMG, that Halloween card is my favorite, ever! I've loved so many of the ones you've made but that one wins, hands-down. I don't know why, but the combo of the background colors and the witch silhouette and the little "BOO!" just makes my day :)

    Have fun with your bitch! LOL!

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  22. Bah! Rules are for wimps. Live life on the edge, friend! That Halloween card has to be my fave. Maybe it's the colour... but I think it's the fearless hag... she's my kinda gal! How was the lasagna?!
    hugs, Asha

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  23. A mixture is not a bad idea...Decemberween!!!! :-)

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  24. Those are some lovely cards. The first and the third are super cool!

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