Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Simon Says.........Halloween!!!

This week at Simon Says Stamp we want you to get all spooky for Halloween!!! 
The DT are showcasing embossing folders this week, if you have any we would  love to see you  use them but it's not compulsory to enter this week's challenge.

As usual, Heidi is giving to the lucky winner a $25 shopping voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store and you will want to win this when you see the new goodies that are arriving each day in the store.

I did an acetate front card and used 'Count Mouse' as my image. The Simon Says stamp store has a vast selection of House Mouse Stamps including Halloween ones, some of which you can find HERE. This is Maxwell mouse (note the reddish hair and curly tail) playing at being Dracula. He is coloured with Copics and cut out with and cut with a Spellbinders nestie label. The papers are Bo Bunny and a selection of Bo Bunny products can be found HERE. I cut a  frame in the paper using a larger die, the purple behind the image is embossed using cuttlebug embossing folder 'forest branches'.

I computer generated the spiders webs on the acetate and inked the edges with the edge of a Tim Holtz grunge stamp. The bats are cut by hand and the letters with the cuttlebug alphabet die - Harmony. I added a panel to the base of the acetate cut with an MS border punch as printable acetate tends to be a little flimsy.



Here is the inside of the card which shows the image better - acetate is not the easiest to photograph.

I'm very late posting this card - I tried to prepare my post last night but Mr. Blogger would not let me upload photographs. I left it until this morning thinking perhaps I would have more luck - not a lot!! - it's taken me several attempts but I eventually got there LOL.

Hope you all have a 'WICKED' Wednesday!!
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26 comments:

Shazza said...

he is sooo cute, fabulous card x

Cheryl said...

oh how super cute is this wee chap,gorgoues colurs and such detail wow hugs cheryl xx

mustavcoffee said...

That's gorgeous, love it:0) xx

Christine said...

Anything Mousey I LOVE & this likkle guy ticks all the cute boxes..stunning acetate cover brill halloween creation.

smiles Christine xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun Halloween card!! Love the papers and the coloring of the fun HM!

Maria Matter said...

adorable Heather, and what a great design for this acetate card!
hugs & blessings!

Renkata said...

So gorgeous spooky cute card!
Great layout.

Michele said...

Such an adorable card Heather. Gorgeous colouring of the sweet image and fabulous design also. Hugs Michele x

Becky said...

What an adorable and creative card..I just love this.

nessy said...

adorable halloween card ~ such a cute mouse ~what a wonderful idea with the acetate!!
vanessa xx

Sandra1968 said...

A very cute card!

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow this is fabulous, luv the cobwebs, fabulous papers, brill creation hun, sue,x

Jane said...

This is stunning hun! can't believe you computer generated those cobwebs! amazing! hugs, Jane xxx

Paula said...

Love your inventiveness with the cobwebs & your House Mouse designs are always a joy. The way you did that embossed background in the hole...... I had trouble with photos too yesterday.
Paula (PEP)

Katie said...

This is such a neat card. I love so many things about it. I never thought about printing on acetate, great idea. And I love the stamping that you did on the acetate also! I love House Mouse mice so this card is right up my alley, although, I do not have any house mouse Halloween stamps - and your coloring is fantastic, the mouse and the background. I also love the paper, those would be my color picks for Halloween also. Have a wonderful week!

Katie

PS-I am going to try and do the Halloween challenge this week and try my luck, plus, it is my favorite holiday, and I did buy those Penny Black Stamps to specifically make Halloween cards, these challenges really keep the ball rolling for me, otherwise I would just stare at my stamps instead of using them. I did not make it in time for the Autumn challenge, oh well.

Wilma said...

OOOoooooOOOOOooo!! wouldn't like to meet that one on a dark night - scarey stuff but that how a Halloween card should be - love it! :) x

Mandy said...

Hi Heather,
Fabby card...Love the acetate front with the cobwebs,how much more talent do you have I'm so jealous,send a little bit to me PLEASE...Such a cutie mouse,and all of the details are just perfect...Hope your well?...
Mandy xx

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful love the images and the acetate is a fab idea!! Love Chanelle xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Heather, love the cobwebs and the cute image.
luv
Debby

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !!! you're just TOOO clever !! the printed acetate is fantastic and Maxwell looks very scary ,, aww :-) the bats are fab too ,, brilliant card Heather !! :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Moni said...

WAw you did fab job, really scary. Love your fab sens for design. Hugs,Moni

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

OHHH!! How cool and spooky!! I love the bats surrounding the image and the web!!

Thanks for such an awesome Halloween inspiration!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a fantastic card, very clever with the acetate and that image is just amazing ! What a fantastic image to use for Halloween, that mouse looks so scary and funny !

Brilliant as usual !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW. SUch ana mazing halloween card! I didnt realise HM did halloween stamps - thats adorable! Love the creepy acetate thats awesome
love tasha xx

America said...

GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! This is wonderful.....WOW!!!

Christine said...

Awesome card Heather!! Love the idea of the transparency. It adds such a cool layer! Love your coloring on this one too. Such bold bright colors make this House Mouse look even spookier. Your work is always such an inspiration!!!
xoxo, Christine

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