Friday, 2 September 2011

A Fresh Start

Hiya folks!

It's a brand new season, and a brand new start for the
We are BACK after a nice long summer break, time spent with the family during the school holidays.

The kids are now back at school - have been here in Scotland for two weeks now, and already they are bringing home lurgies and bugs. I have had Dno1 off school for the most of this week with a cold/sickie, and the son has had a headache all week. (sigh)

We have a few brand new players on the Delicious Doodles DT, so it was quite fitting to have the first challenge as 'Fresh Start' - use your new/fresh stuff.

Now, my card today started life as something completely different, it was meant to be a landscape A5 card with witches and stuff on it, but I wasn't happy with how it was progressing on the compy, so it ended up being this instead:

I used a new image that isn't due to be released into the Delicious Doodles Shop until next Wednesday 7th September. I totally missed this week's release day due to the builders being here, but hey - there'll be two images for next week now won't there?!! LOL. This one is called 'Evil Skully'.

I decided to make an easel card after scrapping the first idea, so out came the black card. My papers are from Susan at Crafty Chaos Designs, part of a paper pack named 'Absolution Deferred'. I smudged the edges of this with black and red ink. The card edges were smudged with gold and silver metallic rub-ons.

I have used my fav die for the frame, cutting out a red and black shapes and layering them slightly offset to each other, with foam pads between to give some depth. Evil Skully was inked with the same inks, and some brown as well, and was layered too.

My sentiment is another image from the Delicious Doodles Shop, named 'Happy Helloween Sentiment'. I smudged the ink all over it and added some orange and a wee bit of green to the pumpkin. This was layered onto another bit of black card with smudgy bits, and raised from the base card. I added some red brads in two sizes, and inked them with some black to dull them down a bit. 

Lastly, I got a new ribbon out from my stash. Got that a few weeks back and haven't used it until now (me BAD!). It has a little loopy edge to it. I tied a bow and made a charm from some jewellery bits I scavenged from sales, and charms (thanks for the animal skull Glo!), and attached it to the bow.

So there you have it peeps. Hope you can find the time to join us for this fortnight's challenge!! Yep, that's right - we decided to have our challenge on a fortnightly basis now, to make life easier for all of us!! More time to get those yummy creative juices flowing!! LOL

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Just Charming
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Easel Card


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Teri love the colours and the gorgeous design.
Hugs Linda

Lynda said...

Ooooooh this is fabulous Teri - what a sinister looking skull and a great sentiment - the perfect frightener for Halloween.

Love Lynda xxx

blackdragon said...

SNAP! So sorry Teri.... i shouldnt have used it til you showcased it... but i couldnt help myself!... i had done a bracelet... but when i saw this skull i fell in love and went all gooey!..... please forgive me? least we have different styles.... so hopelly people will just see how versitile it is!
Sorry again my friend.... much love xxx
PS .... your card is so much better than mine.... classy! xxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
You have a way with colour and the layout on this easel card is awesome. Fabulous creation.
Fiona x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great halloween card teri
it's scarieeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

greetings karin

Victoria said...

Just great! All the textures add the creepy touch. Well done!

Jodi said...

Your work is so amazing Teri - I just drool over your detail and the depth you get. I am going to have to try some of your darker stamps and see if I can get a "twisted" ambiance like yours... LOL. Loving working with your stuff! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

tiggertastic said...

cracking make, love the beady charm

Allison said...

love it teri
thanks for playing along this week with Charisma

Nannieflash said...

Oh thats one fabulous halloween card, love it. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sue said...

Hi hunb
oh fabuylous card, Curt would luv this he is king of Hallloween, lovely embelies, kids go back to school next week here, sue,x

Ruthie said...

SCARY!!! Lol - gonna hide behind my cushion next time I visit and just peek out!


Leah the Orange said...

this is FANTASTIC! i love the whole feel of the card, and the little dangly bit with the beads and the charm... gorgeous paint/misting and that imagge is perfect! thanks for playing along with the Charisma Galz this week!

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is way cool. Good Luck with the challenge, and thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter

ike said...

OMG this is just sooooooo awesome - I was just dying for the skully image to come out. AWESOME card.
Ike xxxxx

Sylvia x said...


Thank you for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenge with your wonderful project..

Sylvia xx

BrigitteG said...

love love love this card !!
it totally rrrocks !! love that !!