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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Getting Ready for the Holidays MPS Blog Hop!


Welcome, and thanks for visiting my corner of the world on this Getting Ready for the Holidays Blog Hop, hosted by the Michelle Perkett Studio! Did you drop by here from Michelle's Blog (the start of the hop)? You can follow this link and start a the beginning... and you'll be back here in a minute!

I'm showcasing Halloween... it's not a holiday celebrated much in Australia, as we're in the wrong season for Halloween in the southern hemisphere, but I do love the spookiness and witchiness of the season anyway!  My creation here uses the Trick or Treat Word stamp, and features Candy the Sweet Halloween Witch...
Ingredients: Cardbase - Terra Nova; Cardstock - Core'dinations Black Magic "Hocus Pocus"; Paper - Porta Craft; Glitter Pens; Brown Metallic Pen; Black Signo pen; Black Pearls, Orange Rhinestones - Kaisercraft...

I coloured with glitter pens, and used metallic brown for the broom and witch's hair. She sat aside while I tended to the hat..... I crudely cut the hat from Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock (coloured textured cardstock with a black top coat)... and scruffed it with sandpaper, focussing on the edges. I created a hatband with the Trick or Treat word stamp, and added faux stitching with black glitter pen.

 I cut two square layers of purple textured paper, and of the Black Magic CS, and scruffed it with sandpaper to remove a lot of the black. After fixing the layers and images to the cardbase, I added rhinestones, and then introduced some spiders using black pearls and pen detail on the sanded layer... there is also a spider at the witch's feet, but the detail isn't very clear, as the hat doesn't wear as much sanding...


One lucky visitor to my blog will win the Candy the Sweet Halloween Witch image, just for taking part in the holiday hop, and for leaving a comment here.... so do remember to say G'Day, and leave me a comment so I know you've visited me, along with a way contacting you, if the Good Luck witch taps you on the shoulder! I'll draw my lucky winner on my Sunday evening, and announce shortly after. Other hosting hoppers have giveeaways too... so visit everyone to find them all....

Do enjoy your tour, and thanks for taking part in our Getting Ready for the Holidays Blog Hop! Your next host on the hop is Irene... she will have something special for you...

edit 1 August: Congratulations Ali, who was the random draw winner of this MPS image... the prize has been collected ... and congratulations to all the other winners too!
 

21 cared to share!:

Sharon said...

Great Halloween creation Pauline!!

Maria Matter said...

beautiful card Pauline...love the glitter!
enjoy the wknd!
hugs

aqualeiga said...

Hi Pauline, your card is sooo cool, that DP with the big hat is brilliant! So pleased to be part of the hop.....hugs, Ali x

zehra said...

this really looked like a Halloween card, she is well done. cool card

Jenn Borjeson said...

OMG Pauline, I had never heard of that Black Magic cardstock before, and now I MUST have some! LOL This is just gorgeous, love it!

paperfun said...

Pauline, this is beautiful! I love the hat and how clever to use the work art as a hat band.

Mari

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love how you made the hat band. TFS.

Shelley said...

That is great Pauline! I love the witch. have a great day! Shelley

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Fabulous Halloween card, Pauline! Such a great design and I love the hats.

Anna R said...

Cute card Pauline! Love the "scuffed" hat and all the purple and orange.

Michelle said...

This is so fun, Pauline, I love it, especially the witches hat! So glad you picked Halloween even though you dont celebrate it! A lovely hop entry, thank you, Pauline!

CTgirl said...

I really like the background of your card...it is fabulous. The colours all together is great!
Great Halloween card!

Kim B said...

Great card!

Glennis said...

What a glamourous witch - she is really cute

scrapweaver said...

Very fun and festive! Love the card.

JanetintheJaw said...

Love you little witch. Too cute!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the witch - not ugly amd mean looking like an ordinary witch - she is cute!. She is perfect with the backdrop of the witch hat (gotta try that idea).

tlettling said...

I love Halloween.

anne said...

what a delightful little witch she is... I love how you have made her 'pop' off the page.. thanks for joining in this hop and sharing your lovely creation..

Helen Dooley said...

Love your card.Gosh that is a super cute image from Michelle. I love the colors you chose for her. Great hop!

Atif said...

Wonderful creative designs i like your card...

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