Monday 31 October 2011

Happy Haunting!!

Happy Halloween to everyone hope you all have a spooky one!! I am already for the Trick or Treaters, the decorator has started today so I have had to move some of my Halloween decorations but I'm looking forward to seeing all the ghosts and goblins tonight.  You never can tell if you are going to have many or not but I think the numbers have been steadily increasing over the past few years.  Mind you its raining and miserable at the moment which may put a few parents off I guess. 

Today I have a different kind of card.  Its different in that I have not stamped anything on it.  I have followed a tutorial from the Crafty Elf which I absolutely love.  Mine has not come out as good as hers (no surprise there!!) but I think it is a really simple and effective method of making a Christmas card.  If you would like to see her tutorial it is here and she has loads of pictures to explain it.  Her website is very interesting for all sorts of Christmassy things you should check it out if you get a chance.

I have punched out the leaves with Coredinations cardstock, the ribbon is from Paperchase (had it a while) and I have used an embossing folder for the backing paper to match the ribbon. The berries are from my stash, possibly from Wild Orchid.  Used my edgeabilities and some mirri card to back.  I will enter the following challenges:

Bows n'Berries - Clean and Simple
Cupcake Craft - Take a Leaf out of my Book
Christmas Inspirations - Use Diecuts/Punches
Well I'm off to start some packing ready for my hols, thanks for looking and take care xx


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is beautiful Susan, it gives a lovely festive feel!

Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge.

Warm hugs

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Susan, using your edgeabilities around the outside looks great. Not sure I've got the patience to cut out all those leaves but must pop over and have a look at the tutorial.
Have a great week.

Mrs.B said...

Great card Susan, must have taken ages to punch out all the little leaves, but worth it,


OH! Marvelous and so well done! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. Hope you will play with us next challenges too.

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Susan. Must check out the link. Carol x

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve it!


A beautiful card Susan - love the gorgeous wreath and the festive red and green combination. Superb!
Sylvia x

Unknown said...

Stunning Susan and a brilliant idea looks very classy, enjoy your hols, dont bring me back anything too big, hehe, have a great time.
Chris x

Janet said...

Wow gorgeous Sue......I am loving my egdeabilities too!x

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie x x x

coops said...

wow this is stunning susan.really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Shelly said...

Hi Susan! I love your dimensional Xmas card, gorgeous wreath! Thanks for joining in with my Leaf Challenge at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

Chunyuan said...

beautiful wreath card. Thanks for joining bows and berries.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Susan, I love how you used the leaf theme...sorry for the late comment and thank you so much for joining is with us at Cupcake Craft last week :) Donna ♥ x

Robin said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries CAS Challenge!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Susan this is lovely! Just wanted to say thank you to you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such a lovely much appreciated comment. Welcome as a follower too. Judy x