Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sunshine, Daisies, Butter Mellow...

Hello everyone, today I have exciting news. Well for me it's exciting. Last night I finished my second Halloween card!

I know, I know there are plenty of you out there who LOVE Halloween and make cards every year. For me, I'll be honest my Halloween Movie of Choice is 'Clue.' I don't want to watch 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' or 'Rocky Horror', it's just not my thing. So the fact that I've even made one card is substantial, but two is kind of  a "shout it from the mountains" moment.

There may have had a bit of maniacal laughter going on in my head as I made this card, personally I thought it was really clever, but that's just me. So now that youve put up with my rambling lets see my latest creation.

 How cute is this image? I colored him a little while ago with a very special little boy in mind and really wanted to make a card for him for Halloween. Then as I was assembling the card I had the idea to add the "Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow..." quote from Harry Potter. <this is where the maniacal laughter came into play. ;)

The bear is a little hard to make out, he turned out darker than intended so I ended up using the colorless blender on him. The end result, he looks well loved.

This card with the sketch from Kraftin' Kimmie in mind, I'll post a small pic down below and you can be the judge if it works. After struggling with the colors and layouts of my last two cards I just said 'to heck with it' and 'I am going to use this paper, and it it going to work!' And you know what? It did! I just used what I had in front of me, and got lucky! My favorite part is how the little wizard stands out against the background.

Everything is fairly straight forward on this card, the only 'special' thing that I did was to emboss the stars on his hat and robe with some sparkly gold. 

And that's all I have for today, I hope you liked it!

Items used:
Lili of the Valley - Abracadabra (digi)
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Labels Twenty-Five
My Mind's Eye - Mischievous (pattern cardstock)
Stampendous - Embossing Powder in Jeweled Gold
EK Star Border Punch (stars punched in gold glitter paper and glued to the card)

Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch -
Challenges entered:
Kraftin' Kimmie - #354 Halloween + Monthly Sketch (ends Oct. 29)


  1. Your wizard is beautifully coloured and I love the way you've placed him with the die-cuts. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  2. I LMBO about your story; making a second Halloween card is a sort of "shout it from the mountains moment". And I am so happy that you made a second card! My oh my. You nailed it. This is spot on. And I love it:)
    Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  3. Super cute, such an adorable image and colored beautifully! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  4. Fabulous card! I love the little image ... beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  5. Sooo super cute!! Love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  6. What a wonderful card.
    my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.