Tuesday 23 September 2014

Polka Doodles S-C-A-R-Y Halloween........... EEEK!

Hi Best Blogging Buddies....

I'm here with probably one of my most UN-favourite type cards of the year........  I'm afraid I'm not a Halloween lover.........  but as this week's Polka Doodles Digi Queen's theme is for the very occasion.... and I'm not one to refuse a challenge...  I decided to give it a go.  Hmmmmm..  anyone want to buy a cobweb die???  LOL! Enough said!  

I used a scrap of Halloween paper that was languishing in my pile of odds and bits...  printing the SPOOKY MANOR straight onto it.  Then I used WITCHIE GOTH - coloured with my Copics (greyish witchie tinge for her face obviously) and fussy cut..  along with a cobweb die from Memory Box and a ric-rac die from Paper Trey Ink.  There IS a touch Wink of Sparkle pen and a bit of black ribbon in there, but it can  hardly be seen so not worth mentioning..

Copics used: 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, C2; Dress and Hat: C5, C7, 100, BV00, V09, V15 - White Gel Pen for Lace
Stockings and Hat band: E08, YR04, YR18

Now....... I'm not happy with this card (but that's OK cos I'll be back in my pastel corner soon!!).... however, if you pop over to the Digi Queen's challenge HERE... you'll see some creations that will truly knock your socks off! 

Big hugs and Happy Crafting all..


  1. So different for you Christine and I love it! Great LO and love the simple details!

  2. very spooky! fun card :-) xx

  3. I love this! I know we don't really have as much use for Halloween cards on this side of the pond, which is such a shame because something like this deserves to be treasured by some lucky recipient!
    For someone who doesn't like the theme, you did a *fantastic* job! x

  4. I know what you mean Christine, I don't really 'do' Halloween either, but your card is lovely, and it's nice to try things outside your comfort zone occasionally!

  5. A great 'spooky' number Christine!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. Hi Christine, you may not like your little Witch, but I think she's so sweet, love your embellishments
    Avril xx

  7. You know when the voices speak to you? Don't answer them back! ;) What a spookliy fab little number x

  8. I don't really do Halloween either but needs must sometimes lol!! This is fabulous - brilliant colouring and great LO.
    Debs xx

  9. A brilliant Halloween card, love the cute image and the fab spiders web die.
    Lorraine x

  10. Double take, wondering if I was on the right blog lol.
    I am with you actually, while I love the colours of Halloween, oranges, purples and black I am not into it at all.
    This is a lovely image and beautifully coloured also a great layout.

    Kath x

  11. Well, this is not something I expected to see on your blog but I do like it, especially the bold Halloween colours and the spider web die... not that I would have much use for it - lol!

    It is good to break out of your comfort zone sometimes and you'll enjoy your pastel corner so much more after this little excursion!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  12. Hiya Christine, We have a lot in common...i am not into Halloween cards either...the colours just dont do it for me and dont think a pink and sparkly witch would work!!
    You did such a amazing job...you wouldnt know that this is not your "thing"! Love your colouring!
    Lynne xx

  13. I must say that your name didn't spting to mind when I saw this card. Not a Hallowe'en lover myself but the card is brilliant :o)
    Jackie xx

  14. You need to gerra grip missus! This card is absolutely amazing. Stop dissin' it. It's brilliant d'yer hear me. You are the mutt's nuts at pink cards, so you don't seem to realise how good you are at OTHER themes! Sharrocking over! xxxxx

  15. I'm with you on the whole Halloween thing Christine, but your card is fab, I love the way you've coloured the witch and your embellishments are just perfect, it's such a shame that like most of my Halloween DT cards it will probably end up in the bin LOL! hugs, Colette xx

  16. Fantastic card Christine! She looks like one sassy witch! Amazing coloring!

  17. A fantastic Halloween design and your colouring is gorgeous, as always!
    P.S. I don't have a template for my box, I'm afraid. I altered one which I got from Samuel Taylor's :) x

  18. Just love this, love the colouring
    hugs Susan - Senior design team at Polkadoodles

  19. Stunning card and loving the strong colours you have used too. It's great to have you part of the Polka Doodles team too.

    Hugs, Lou (PD Senior DT)

  20. Beautiful card love the background and she is coloured beautifully xxx


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