Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BOO ! Something Scary

'Something Scary' is our theme for this week on Cute Card Thursday and our prize is sponsored by Stamp Fairy.  You don't need to have a Halloween theme for your entries, we just want to see something scary.

This is the first DT card I've made since I went away on vacation the first week of September, I can't believe how fast those weeks have gone.  My Mojo was more than a tad rusty so I had to dust it off and kick start it into action go get this one done. 

The folks in the USA really 'DO' Halloween big time over there and as we were getting towards the end of our stay, more and more of the homes in the neighbourhood were starting to put up their spooky decorations.  One of the homes even had what looked like a full size graveyard installed in their front lawn and I know that everyone from babies to grannies (and even the family pets !) dress up and party on 31 October over there as it's such a huge event. 

Here's a pic I took on a trip to Old Wintergarden, wandering through a backstreet I came upon this great old building all dressed up for Halloween - that huge spider was very scary !!!

Halloweeen's still not quite as popular in the UK but become more so each year I think,  I always keep a plastic pumkin filled with Trick or Treat goodies for anyone knocking on our front door to dip into that evening.  My Nephew carves a fabulous pumpkin every year and when he gets this year's done I'll maybe share a pic or two with you.

Now, back to my DT card.  I used a couple of Halloween Themed stamp sets for the images, one by Reflections (the brand name of Michael's Stores' stamps) and the other by Hampton Arts, don't you just adore that 'bug-eyed' bat ?  I think he's just gorgeous LOL.  The orange background layer is SU! cardstock and I stamped the Boo! all over it using the matching SU! ink pad, the black and purple were bits of card from my stash.   The hat was coloured with Copics and I added Stickles on the 'blingy' buckle so the gems look more like gems sparkling away. 

I can't wait to see your interpretations of this week's theme - do drop by the CCT blog to check out the fabulously scary Design Team's creations.

Thanks for dropping by today. appreciate it !


Kathyk said...

It's glorious matey, loving that witchy hat and wishing I'd opted to buy it - of course, I MAY find myself in Michaels tomorrow!

Night night crafty pal


debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your spooky card.

Linda said...

Fabulous Halloween card, love all the different images and the sparkly web.

Hope your cold soon clears up - poor you.

Annie said...

Boo! it's only me! a fabby card Wynneth and great to have you back with us.
hugs, annie x

Katiejane said...

Scarey but great and I love the orange and purple together.
I love how the Americans celebrate, so cool and over the top. Whether or not I'd install a grave yard in the back garden I'm not sure lol!
Katie x