Friday, October 7, 2011

Trick or Treat

For the last two weeks I have been working with a different team and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them, and getting to know them all.  Next week it is back to my usual job, and back to part time work, which will leave more time for crafting!  Tonight I decided to have a look at my fav challenge blogs, with the thought of planning a card to make tomorrow, that was until I came across The Friday Mashup and was totally inspired by this week's challenge.  This week was a colour and theme challenge, and I decided to do both, creating a Halloween themed card using Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade and Concord Crush.
Now in Australia we don't really celebrate Halloween, certainly not to the extent that it is celebrated in the US or UK, this is reflected in the limited Halloween products in our IB&C. However I did not want to let that get me down, and I think it was the little owl in the Warmest Wishes set that FMU are giving away this week. 

I used the owl punch and added some bat wings to give him more of a Halloween look, and a little green vest to match the new Lucky Limeade ruffle ribbon on the card.  I decided to use my new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (boy that is a mouthful!!) and used two strips of it under the ruffle ribbon, I think the two of them go very well together. Can you spot the little bit of extra ruffled ribbon I have used to framed the Concord Crush circle? I cut a piece of ribbon in half lengthwise and then attached it to the back of the circle using SNAIL.

I did learn an important lesson on this card ... Use your black glitter before you add the letters to a multi-layered, embossed card! Boy does that stuff get everywhere!

Stamps: none!
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush and Naturals Ivory; Lucky Limeade DSP Stack
Other: 2-step Owl Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die, black super fine glitter.

Happy Stamping


  1. How cute is that owl with bat wings?! Thanks for playing at the Friday Mashup.

  2. This is such a fun card, and a Halloween owl is perfect.

  3. Hi Monique,

    I've missed you! So nice to see you creating again, I know what it's like to have life sort of get in the way of having fun.

    I love the innovation you put into turning an owl into a bat! Nice work. This really is a fabulous card.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  4. This is a great card Monique! I love the wings you gave the owl, that is adorable! The embossing is great and I love the dotted border punch with the ribbon!

    So glad to have you play along with us again at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Great thinking using those Bats as wings for the Owl.. Love it! I really like how you used the Challenge colors. Great to see you back with us, sound like you have been super busy. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  6. Fantastic card! Great adaptation of that owl for the holiday! Thans for joining us at the Friday Mashup again!

  7. Even owls can wear costumes! Love your spooky creation! :)

  8. Your bat wings are perfect on the owl. How cute!!


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