Saturday, 5 October 2013

A Spooky Autumn

Hi, hope all is well with you and yours

It’s my favourite time of year.  I love to see all the changing colours of the leaves and it means Christmas is not too far away! (ooh ‘eck!) 

We always celebrate Halloween as a family, we’ve done it for years, and it’s a great excuse to have a party.  We call it ‘Spooky Food Night’.  Yes I know but when we were young we used to try to make the party food look spooky, you know, sausages that looked like fingers, and jelly worms in the punch.  I’m happy to say we have never grown out of it.

Anyway, enough waffle.  Today I would like to share my take on autumn/Halloween.  It actually started out as just a card incorporating autumnal shades but then went a bit ‘Halloweeny’.

I used the gorgeous ‘Autumn’ by the awesome Krista Smith and I coloured her with Promarkers.  I cut her out using Spellbinders scalloped circle dies and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DI’s.

The leaves are a Clarity stamp set and I edged them with gilding flake (boy that stuff gets everywhere!).  The cat is a Kanban stamp and the pumpkin was a free digi.  I wanted to add a spider or two so I drew one hanging from her hair and gave the Memory Box Precious Heart die some eyes and a few legs, silly I know.

Once I had added my bow I thought I was all done until I realised I had not included a sentiment.  Doh!  So I drew a ghost, made the word BOO! from his eyes and stuck him in the corner.  I figured it was the ghost version of Hi!

And there you are, a spooky autumn.

See ya!

Smiling always (looking forward to Spooky Food Night)!

Scribbly hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. omg! so cute! great coloring and love that lil spider too!! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t. from parade your crafts dt :)

  2. So pretty, love the autumn colors and that spider out of a heart is adorable. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  3. Gorgeous card, I love autumn the colours are so inspiring Your colouring is fantastic I love her hair.
    Thanks for joining our challenge this fortnight at Creative moments

    Zoe DT

  4. Hi Jane,
    This is gorgeous. I love this image & the fabulous autumnal colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  5. Your color work is just amazing - love the highlights in her hair and your bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining Challenge #81 at Really Reasonable Ribbon!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  6. Thanks for playing our fall challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks,great job!

    Leanne DT!
    4 Crafty Chicks

  7. Awesome card! Wonderful colors for our FALL challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks - thanks for joining us!

  8. What a fab card - I just love it! Thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie xx

  10. Adorable card, love that image and your coloring!! Thank you for join us at Creative Moments this fortnight, hugs Kate (DT)

  11. Fabby coloring of your super cute image!! Sweet card! I love the photo of your hairy kids on your side bar....give them a treat from me :0)
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  12. What a simply stunning little ditty and thank you so much for participating in the Really Reasonable Challenge this time too! come back and see us again soon!
    Tammy Louise

  13. Gorgeous autumn card
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Good Luck x

  14. WOW ... beautiful. Thanks for joining us at JIC!
    Cindye DT


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