Saturday, 13 October 2012

Too cute to spook



Good morning Peeps, time for another challenge at Allsorts where Debs has chosen the theme 'Too Cute to Spook'.

I realised after I finish my card above that it's pretty similar to one I did last week although this one doesn't have mountains but does have an extra tree and little owl so I figure a little bit different. I guess it's not really cutie spooky and I was a bit stuck what to do so went with the Chocolate Baroque stamp sheet again and Pan Pastels.


Then I remembered I had a Penny Black stamp stashed away somewhere so fished it out and came up with a second card, watercoloured the image and added a few spiders. I do like the traditional Halloween colour palette of orange and purple and always think it's a bit of a shame that we don't indulge in the Halloween spirit in the same way as our American friends.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

55 comments:

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Two fab cards Hun, love them both but the colours on the second one as you say are just perfect for Halloween , enjoy your weekend Hun

Em xxx

Caroline said...

I love both of these card's the first one is my favourite the little scene is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda .. well as you know Halloween is my very favourite time of year .. so these 2 cards are both winners with me... i love that the lights are on in the castle lol
Lisa x

Jackie said...

I love them both but my favourite is the first one for the soft colours and spooky scene, even though I love the traditional Hallowe'en colours :o)
Jackie xx

sandra said...

First one is my favorite!
I love the way you make the scene just by using ink and stamps.
Amazing!
Hugs!
Sandra

Beryl said...

I love the orange and purple colour scheme too - but have no reason to make halloween cards. I love the top one - especially your fabulously shaded moody sky.
Beryl xx

Craftnut said...

Hi B, like the sppoky scene and your friendly witch. Have a nice weekend. Tracy xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous card Brenda...another great scene and a lovely Penny Black, love the black lace on the PB card

Anne

Julie said...

I never cease to be amazed by the amazing skies you create B, I always wish I could sit by our elbow and learn all your tricks! Have a lovely weekend,Julie x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Both are beautiful but I love the first one more. beautiful atmosphere by this colors.
Nice weekend en lovely greet
Marja

Paula (PEP) said...

Thef irst is my favourite with those interesting spidery details hanging from the trees & the gorgeous muted colours. I must admit black mauve & orange are amongst my favourites too & in the second one that cheeky witch is beatifully elegant (!!) with her black lace - just imagine her wearing suspenders underneath - almost thought I saw one round her ankle then realized 'twas the cat's tail. Great fun.
Paula (PEP)

Marianne said...

I just love those scenes you create, Brenda, and I love the orange, purple and black colour scheme. Too bad I did not grow up with Halloween traditions, or I would be creating lots of "cute" Halloween cards using this colour combo.
Marianne x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Wonderful cards. Such contrasting designs but both are equally fabulous and truly inspiring. The colours and images are gorgeous.

Hugs Sue

Dora said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, love the cute and spooky one .. and yes me too thought it was similar to mountains card, but that is because you used again the castle stamp, which I don't blame you for doing that as its lovely and perfect for a Halloween card :) Wishing you a nice weekend. Hugs xxx

Michelle J M said...

Two fabulous cards again Brenda. I just love that little owl sitting in the tree, so so cute! Love the colours and the gorgeous lace bow in the second one. Michelle x

Inkypinkydelights said...

These are gorgeous Brenda! I absolutely love the first one, it is one of the nicest spooky cards I have seen! Enjoy your weekend too. Judy x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, Both cards are beautiful. I have been eyeing that Chocolate Baroque clear set, but resisting buying it so far. You make such great 'scenes' with it ! Your 2nd card is so cute ! I only own one Halloween stamp, but admire all the work I'm seeing in Blogland. Hope you are enjoying your weekend, Shirleyx

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, love the spookiness of the haunted type house in the first, and the cute PB witch in the second. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Gail said...

Love the first card!
The second really is 'cute'!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi,fabulous cards Brenda, love the scene on the first one.
Greetings from Tallinn, had a great time with my daughter.
Happy weekend;-))m

Aud said...

Two beauties Brenda, love both of them but your 1st one is my favourite. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Aud x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I thought the top card looked familiar, 2 great cards , not looking forward to Halloween though , my neighbour have a 12hr party .
have a great weekend. janex

Anesha said...

Two great cards! Have a great weekend. :)

Tedz said...

These are lovely Brenda, I do like the colours in the first card but I cannot say I am keen on all the spiders!! We are plagued by Cobweb spiders which are OK if they stay in the corners of the ceiling but they have a nasty habit of abseiling down in front of one's face!! Pauline xx

NancyD said...

Two great cards Brenda. I sure love your use of color. NancyD

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are gorgeous Brenda, I love the scene on the first and the image on the second, Hope your having a lovely weekend.
Kevin xx

May said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, what a cute PB stamp & lovely colours... love it, The first one I love that spooky castle.. Have a great weekend, Hugs May x x x

Shazza said...

just fantastic x

Sarah said...

Like how you've used the Chocolate Baroque stamps Brenda, and great colours on both cards. I must admit I'm not a Hallowe'en fan but you've made a great job of them!! Sarah x

Wendy Fraser said...

Such beautiful cards, you are so clever xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, very different styles but both are stunning x

Nikbee said...

Two fabulous cards. I love the scene on the first and the lace is lovely on the second one.
Nikki x

Kat said...

Two great cards Brenda. I think the castle in the first one could be a bit spooky but the image in the second one is definitely too cute to spook!

I think I'll need to check out what I made for Poppy and Oliver last year before I start my Halloween cards.

Take care,

Kat xx

chillin with Quillin said...

really cute card, love the sentiment!!!
Paula

ALI said...

2 gorgeous cards, love the colours on the 2nd one.

Merry said...

Wonderful cards Brenda....I do like the colour combo and great scenes you create.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

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susiestacey said...

Two beauties Brenda, l do so love your scenes and this one looks like a spooky misty morning with the fog rolling. I looked on my camera yesterday for the Pumpkin pics l had taken in the entrance to Magic Kingdom but could'nt find them will have to recheck as the scene was stunning x Susan x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The first one is my favourite but that little witch on the second one is a cutie!
Have a good Sunday
Lorraine x

kimmie_35 said...

Nice cards... Great colours!
Hugs
Kim M
x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Two awesome Halloween cards, I do love Penny Black images! This one is adorable too, with her cat! Love the orange and purple!

The scene is just wonderful, too, that spooky mansion up the road with the bats flying about the owl perching ominously... LOVE IT!

Mrs.B said...

Another beautiful scene, but looks totally different in the softer colours, Love it.
The second is so cute, definitely wouldn't spook!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Avril xx

jennyplace2 said...

Both cards are totally cool but I love the first one the best. I have lost my mojo and just seam to be moving my papers around and around and not getting anything done. Maybe I will try a card and see if that helps. Thanks for sharing your lovely talent.

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, wow love these Halloween cards! The're just so great, I really love that first one with the haunted house. Hugs Frea

Gerrina said...

Love both cards! The first is simply beautiful and the second made me smile! That's really to cute to be spooky! Have a good week, hugs, Gerrina

Angie said...

Cute Cute cards!!! I love your Background on your first card!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm so happy that my new computer works and I'm able to visit all my friends in blogland again. You've been very busy and creative during the last time. Much to see :) Both of the Halloween cards are wonderful.

Sally H said...

Two fabulous cards, Brenda. I love the first one particularly, but you probably guessed that! More fab panpastel work!

nnalorac said...

So fab, Brenda, the first oh so spooky, love it and the second real cute.
crafty hugs
\Carol

PatR said...

Love these too halloween cards Brenda.Two totally different styles but both fabulous. I must say the first one is my favourite, such a lovely scene. xxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

You sure embraced the spooky fun with these two fantastic cards Brenda!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are amazing oh gosh you sure have got the theme down brilliantly hugs Cherylxxx

linda said...

now i've not been getting your updates brenda. anyway, i love your spooky scene and the sky colours of the first card and the cute pb image with the black lace and orange twine on the second.
linda

pinky said...

Spooky and cute...you're good Brenda. Love them both.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, two fabulous Halloween cards, love that first one, its really spooky wouldnt want to knock on the door for sure. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

 
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