Monday, October 20, 2014

Spooky Halloween

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   

Chocolate Baroque recently launched three fabulous Halloween sets and while I don't make many Halloween cards I couldn't resist ordering Book of Spells while I was on a break from the DT.  The spider web corner fragment is awesome and I think it would be fun in non Halloween designs as well.



The sentiment is from Bewitched Moonlight and the rest of the images are from Book of Spells.  The background is Distress Inks and I used a lovely stencil by Tim Holtz.   I used Inktense pencils to add a little colour to the haunted house and lots of glitter on the roof and ghosts.     

Thanks for your visit,
Shirleyx

32 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazing background and great card, Shirley!! Perfect for Halloween

maria's knutselplezier said...

Woooow Shirley, your colours are super I love this spooky but sunny card a lot, great background ,great image!!!

Greetings
Maria

Crafting Queen said...

I just love this background you created. The colours are wonderful. Glad to hear Archie is getting outside time. Tell him Skipper said hello. Sending hugs and purrs as you know you are still hurting.

LonettA said...

Wonderful halloween card! Very playful! I love it!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! Love the look of those stamps and the way you used them, together with the stencilling in the background looks fantastic!

Greta said...

I'm not big on Halloween, but boy do I like this card, Shirley--fabulous creation!

Anneke said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful background. Love the little spiders and they have done hard work. Thanks for showing Anneke.

brenda said...

Spooky but beautiful inky background Shirley.

B x

marg said...

Hello Shirley!
I don't do Halloween either! but I love the colours.
I think it was a country tradition, then more of an American thing.... but seems to have taken off here!
Lovely card Shirley hope you have settled into the new house well!
Take care
Love Marg

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderfully scary, those spiders make me shudder! Hugs, Valerie

chrissies said...

Wonderful use of the stamps Shirley and the perfect background to show them off

Love Chrissie x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful spooky house and gorgeous combined scenery.
I hope you are well:-)
Big hugs Anja

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley, love this gorgeous spooky card and the wonderful colours.

Sue xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic Shirley! A fabulous card!

Pat said...

This is lovely Shirley, the colours are gorgeous and the background stamping and stencilling is meticulous. I too think the cobweb fragment could work on lots of cards and I love the house and the bats. A great Halloween card. x

Bonnie said...

I don't do many Halloween cards either, but I love this! That haunted house is awesome and so are the spider webs! I'm doing fine, hope you are too.

Margik said...

This is a wonderful Halloween card with an amazing background and fabulous stamp images. Mar x

Win Dinn said...

Creepily luscious, Shirley! Am I on your 'send-her-a-card' list?! :D

MaryH said...

Looks like a fantastic CB set, and these gorgeous colors really set it off very dramatically. Am loving that haunted house and the subtle background you've got showing in places. That cracking would indeed work on other cards rather just Halloween. Sorry to be slow in visiting, but now I'm going to catch up some posts I missed here. Hope you are all settled in your new craft room by now. Hugs & TFS

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Shirley! I love everything about it!!
Sandy xx

Shirley Chillman said...

When I saw this make Shirley I was spellbound it is one of the nicest Halloween creations I have seen. Beautifully thought out and all brought together stunningly.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Gerrina said...

How spooky all the spiders are, it still looks so beautiful and warm with the Fall-orange colours! Enjoy the visit! Hugs, Gerrina

~*~Patty S said...

Perfect card for the season dear Shirley!
Hope you are settling in and that all is well.
oxo

Ryn Tanaka said...

Funny that you say you don't often create Halloween cards. This looks amazing! Nice subtle variation in the background colour :)

sheila 77 said...

Love the way you have used these stamps and the subtle way you have used the stencil and the colours. It's all marvellously spooky.
I got mesmerised in the websites following your links but remembered to come back!

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such a great Halloween card! Those webs and spiders around the edge are fabulous. Xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I really like this Halloween creation...not too spooky...so I don't get scared Shirley :-)
Compliments!
greetings, Alie :-)

Annemie said...

A wonderful Halloween card Shirley!
Very spooky with all the spiders... :-)

Greetings,
Annemie.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Shirley - I don't make many Halloween cards either, but I absolutely love this gorgeously spooky creation! Spiders freak me out somewhat, but I think I could cope with these little beauties!
Your inking is awesome (as ever), and the detail is fabulous!
Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xx

Karen D. said...

such a cool card!!

Janny said...

Beautiful helloween card. Janny

weim house said...

Beautiful!