Happy Haunting

October 13, 2011

Happy Thursday, everyone!!  So- can you feel it?  The weekend?  It's almost here....YAY!!  Time for some college football, and staying cozy & warm at home!  Hopefully I will get some crafty time in too...weekends seem to be hit or miss with me these days.

I have a fun little Halloween card to share with you today!  It is my card for CPS Sketch #239, where we were sponsored by Want 2 Scrap this week.  Of course, I created this card for some other challenges, and those will be listed at the bottom.  Here is my card!
"Happy Haunting" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (raven) & Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper: Echo Park (The Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad) & October Afternoon (5 & Dime: Wax Bottles)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Been Boo'd set)
Ink: Tsukineko (Versafine: onyx black) 
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen) 
Ribbon/Twine: May Arts 
Lace: craft supply
Ribbon Charm/Jewels: Want 2 Scrap
Pin/Felt ghost: Making Memories
Button: My Mind's Eye
Flowers: Recollections
Embossing Tool: ScorPal

Instructions:  Make card from black cardstock.  Cut spiderweb paper slightly smaller, and distress ink the edges.  Wrap lace and ribbon around the middle of it, then adhere to the front.  Cut a 1" by 12" strip of star paper, scor in 1/2" increments, and fold together.  Adhere the ends together, then fold into itself and glue to a peice of cardstock to create the larger accordion flower.  Do the same steps with a 1" by 6" strip of orange dotted paper.  Layer the two accordion folded flowers to the right side of the card, then accent the middles with a felt ghost and twine threaded button.  Tie a bow from matching ribbon, thread a jeweled ribbon charm through the middle, and adhere to the left side of the accordion flowers.  Cut a banner edge to a cream cardstock strip, distress ink the edges and then stamp the sentiment to it.  Wrap the left side around a pumpkin topped pin, and then stick into the top of the bow.  Accent the side of the bow with two paper flowers, then add black jewels to the spiderweb paper to finish. 

I kind-of love how this turned out.  The felt ghost is just so sweet and cute...he reminds me of Casper, the friendly ghost.  Tee hee!  Well, that is all I have to share with you today!  I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L. 

Lovely Challenges I used Today
-Scor-Pal October challenge- "sweet treat" theme
-Creative Card Crew- spooky fun
-Wee Memories challenge #71- Hootin' Halloween
-Challenge Up Your Life #54- Halloween
-Paper Issues challenge- 31 Days of Halloween
-Simon Says challenge- Halloween or Goth
-Top Tip Tuesday challenge #55- designer paper & handmade flowers


  1. love all the great details on this card and you just nailed me on APothecary... I have been looking for a good Halloween paper and LOVE that web paper!

  2. Wowsers Lea, this is stunning! Love it to bits!!!

    Many thanks for sharing with Cupcake!

    Warm hugs

  3. Cute, fun and beautifully embellished, love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  4. I just love it! That little felt ghost is the best!

  5. How cute! I love the buckle on your bow. I have those MM ghosts too. Thanks for reminding me I have them. :)


  6. AMAZING! Really like the ribbon over the lace! The ribbon slide-buckle thingy is awesome! Really like the medallion.

  7. i love this! the layers and textures are amazing. that little puffy ghost is adorable...i have some just like him, but hoarded him into my 'too cute to use yet' pile. lol

  8. Beautifully done! Love everything about this card. Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

  9. This is so cute!! ... I love that little felt ghost and your gorgeous background ... fantastic card and so beautifully done ... thank you for playing along at CCCB

  10. Very cute - the details are wonderful and I LOVE that little ghost - too cute!!

  11. A really fab spooky card Lea and perfect added detail! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  12. Wow! Your card is stunning! I love the felt ghost and all other details and embellishments. Thanks for joining the Spooky Fun Challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hugs, Ani

  13. Such a cute card! I love the layering and the textures! Thanks so much for sharing this with Wee Memories this week! We hope to see you again in our next challenge! :)

  14. Wheeee...that felt ghost is the cutest thing! What a great card! Thanks for playing along with our dark and spooky challenge at The Pixie Cottage!
    Nancy-Pixie Cottage DT

  15. Super cute and spooky! It's just too adorable! Love it!
    :) Rachel

  16. This is really fabulous! Wow!
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

  17. What a fun Halloween card. All the little details are wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  18. fabulous fabulous halloween card! amazing details. i esp love the little felt ghost. and the color combination. thank you for joining us with wee memories this week :)

  19. EEEEEEEK!! What a great card! Love your combination of elements - it's all just perfect. Puts me in the Halloween mood! Have a great week Lea! :-)

  20. LOVE this in EVERY way possible! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

  21. Wow, love this! That rhinestone buckle is fab.... Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  22. How spooktacular, I love it! Thanks for joining our Dark and Spooky challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week! Hugs, Karen
    P.S. I've Christmas Candy on my blog!

  23. Hi Lea,
    This is a very fun card. Love all the different elements and the web background!

    Thank you for joining us at Challenge up your life. Hope to see you next time.

  24. Hi Lea, Love all the goodies layered so nicely with your cute ghost! Adorably scary!


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