Sunday, 25 October 2009

A Halloween Trio

Morning peeps, cold wet and windy this Sunday morning here in the Fens.......typical the rain had to appear before they get through with the beet harvesting. And to match the weather I have a cold coming out so will be keeping it brief.

Mind you, before I can curl up and forget the world I must dash to Cambridge to pick up my coffee beans.......the worse possible thing happened yesterday I realised I was almost out and had forgotten to order my supply.......I have 2kg about every four weeks. Those that know me will realise the implications if I can't kick start my morning with the odd Espresso or four and my beans from Limonchello, my most favourite Italian delicatessen are my greatest indulgence at £50 a time, well apart from crafting 'essentials' that is. I know what you are saying, that's expensive, you can get them half the price, but believe me they produce the most wonderful flavour and crema.

So my card after all the babble that I was going to keep to a minimum. There is a lot of Halloween going round at the Moment.......might be something to do with 31st October, but as I don't have very much at all in the way of Halloween stamps, in fact just the one, plus a few tinies, I am combining three challenges here. The first is Penny Black where the theme is 'Halloween', Stamping for the Weekend who have the theme of 'Fangtastic Halloween' and I am using the nice sketch from this weeks Friday Sketchers. And finally this fits with Tuesday Taggers challenge, a new one for me but I have been prompted by Pat so here goes.

The main image is Penny Black 3716K stamped with versafine black, embossed with detail clear and coloured in with Promarkers. I used the three small stubby stamps I have with a pumpkin, spider and bat to stamp the hessian ribbon and also added a couple of bats to the main image. The spooky three is cut on the Cricut Stretch Your Imagination, the DP is a double sided one from Bo Bunny and the border my new Martha Stewart Checker Border.......this was another of those mystery purchases when I was at Stampalot Thursday. The sentiment is computer generates and I added gems to embellish the corners round the image.


Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Sorry I haven't been visiting - only just catching up with myself following my holiday. You have been creating some gorgeous things whilst I have been away.

Like you I have a shortage of Halloween images and struggled a bit in trying to create something.

Love your card though.

Great choice of papers to match that perfect image - and I love your background tree. Sets it all off beautifully.

Have a great Sunday - good luck with the football!!

Love Jules xx

Carol said...

What a cute witch, the card, not you Brenda, lol.

I love my cappucino in the morning too and hate it if I don't have enough milk or have run out of coffee, so I know exactly what you mean.

Carol x

Sally H said...

Great card, Brenda! I've not got much for Halloween either, and to be honest there isn't as much call for it over here as in the States. Your pumpkins look pretty spectacular by the way. I made pumpkin soup for my class last week and they loved it!

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

£50 on coffee??? Good heavens.. I could buy sooo many stamps for that!! lol ;o) Hehe.. just kidding.. each to their own.

I don't like Hallow E'en, but I love this card! Clever technique, dabbing a black inkpad over the bumps on the embossed orange card (assuming that's what you did). Very effective.

Chris xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya. Great card, love the witch and the tree is fabulous.
Love Sandra xx

PatR said...

Brenda this is a gorgeous card, I really love it. It would fit the bill for the Tuesday Taggers challenge so why not enter this week, we would love it if you did.
Pat xx

Steph said...

What a fab card, the image made me laugh and I love all the colours you've used x

Kari said...

I love this card,Brenda!!The image is so cute and great Halloween colours!
Hope you are feeling better!
Have a wonderful evening:)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow thats one gorgeous and beautifully spooky coloured card. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Beth said...

Wow! This is a fabulous card! I love the fun image and the tree and embossing is brilliant! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx

Silli said...

wow wow wow, Brenda, your card is so cute. I love that image!!!!! Great work. Big hugs and happy sunday! Silke

eiyiyi said...

Oooh, I love your little witch! She's fabulous. Great card. I'm keeping my comments short today ... down with the flu and a pulled back muscle. Not a happy camper. Hope you feel better soon. enjoy the coffee,hugs, eileen

Beryl said...

Super card with a great witch image. I can see why that punch found its way into your craft room. It's brill.
Beryl xx

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card brenda...loving the funky witch image and hey I am a real coffee girl too....can't function without it...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

Claire Phillips said...

Fab card Brenda - I love the tree peeking round! Cheers Claire x

Hearts Turned said...

What an adorable card! Love your witch--and hope you get better very soon!

Lynda said...

Fantastic witch image and a super card. Hope you get rid of your cold soon.

Love Lynda xxx

Tracy said...

Hi Brenda,
Fabulous card and really great image. Thanks for joining SFTW this week, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cheryl said...

wow another fab card hun love that image so beautifuly colured too love cheryl xxxx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at TT this wek x Janet

Unknown said...

Love the Witch Brenda, great card, I love coffee too, drink it all day, but I stick to Lidl cheap stuff which I have to say is very, very good, Hubby bought Kenco from Costco for a treat, but I prefer Lidl's strange eh...thanks for joining us at TT this week, hugs Avril xxx

Michelle said...

Thanks for an awesome entry and for tagging along at TT this week
x Michelle

Desire Fourie said...

Love this fab card of yours. Truly hope you are feeling better by now and that the coffee did the trick.

Teri said...

Brilliant project!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

issy said...

This is fantastic, I just love it.


Lou said...

This is very lovely Brenda and great tree too.Nice to see you the other day,take care.Lou.xx

Louise said...

Hope you have got your coffee I am a tea girl and neeed it first thing lol.great Halloween card there seems to be lots of halloween challenges around at moment and until this year I had never made a halloween card but your turned out fab.
louise xx

theneon said...

This is a delightfully "charming" witch.

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, an awesome card. I love the layout, great stamp. The three is fab and so are lace.
Thanks for joining SFTW and good luck.
Gunn :-D

Vanja said...

Gorgeous halloween card! I love the cute image.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Cazzy said...

I think I am going to have to get that stamp! Lovely card.

Cazzy x