25 October 2013

Spooky Birthdays & Daring Cardmakers Blog Hop

We're still celebrating the Daring Cardmakers Birthday and this week we have lots of treats to share!

First off the challenge for this week is 'Spooky Birthdays' sponsored by Tando Creative and Imagine That. Your challenge is to create a birthday card with a spooky Halloween theme or if you make Halloween cards you can make a Halloween card instead. I went with the birthday theme and created a spooky birthday card. Muwaha ha ha ha...

Turns out it ended up way difficult to photograph but I guess you can kinda make out the skeleton is dangly in the aperture bit. The spider hanging from the web moves a bit too for extra spookiness!
All the Halloween shapes are chipboard shapes by Tando Creative. The papers are Crate Paper 'Party Day' and the glitter houndstooth is cardstock from American Crafts I used to create the base card. I actually had to cut it up to run it through the Cuttlebug, (it's a 5x7 size card) then stitch it back together again but it did work out that way in the end. The die cuts are Nestabilities pinked circles. I wanted it to look like bite marks or maybe like it was broken through? Most of the chipboard shapes I coloured with permanent black marker then added over some glossy accents and fine black glitter. The skull was covered in silver ink then crystal glitter, skeleton in white ink and a bit of crystal glitter and the pumpkin got embossing powder in a couple of thick layers of white to give it a creepy pumpkin texture then coloured over with a Promarker.

Right onto the extra treat this week, we're having a Daring Cardmakers Blog Hop to pass around some more parcels of gifts kindly donated by our wonderful sponsors! Here's the info from the Daring Cardmakers blog.......

Birthday Blog Hop

To round off our Anniversary Celebration Month we'd love you to join in with a bit of a blog hop.  This is a chance for everyone - even if you don't join in with the challenge - to win one of our birthday "presents"!  
We have some fab prizes to share from 
Crimson Cloud
"Crimsoncloud.co.uk is owned by Linda and Melanie, and is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge their joint passion of cardmaking and papercrafting.  Linda, based in South Africa, is the designer - developing their exclusive range of clear acrylic stamps sets which reflect their styles of card making. 
Melanie is based in Brighton, Sussex and runs the web based shop - only selling products that they have tried, tested and love using. New products are regularly being tested and added to the range. 
Crimson Cloud have plenty of card samples to give you inspiration - you can check out the gallery on the Crimson Cloud website, follow their boards on Pinterest, click onto their Facebook page or simply follow their blog on www.blog.crimsoncloud.co.uk. New posts and samples are added at least once a week."
and this is the prize from Crimson Cloud - this gorgeous Christmas stamp set:
(£10 shopping voucher plus three digi bundles of your choice - a non UK winner must take the whole prize in digi downloads) 
(3 vouchers worth £15 each)
Back to me for this bit! You need to comment on the Daring Cardmakers design team posts on their blogs, (on the one for this weeks challenge) then hop back over to the Daring Cardmakers Blog to add a final comment once you've done. The more you comment the more chances of winning a prize you get! The links to each designers blog is above their card in the challenge post for this week so click on those and get commenting. I've also popped a list here for you if you've ended up here from another Daring Cardmakers blog ;-)
Guest Designers:
The usual suspects:
Have fun a hopping!
x Leo


Loopylou. said...

Leo, I love this!! I love the cutout at the front! its so cool when you open it!
hugs Lou xx

Kath said...

Love the dangling skeleton and spider. How clever! Good card.

Lythan said...

What a clever cut out card leo :)

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

VERY clever card Leo, I bet it looks amazing in real life x

Shell B. said...

Wow, fabulous card Leo......love all the spooky elements!
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Shell in Alaska

Traceyr said...

Glittered houndstooth papers sounds wonderful and brilliant choice for a Hallooween birthday. :)

Kathy said...

Another brilliant, inventive card Leo :)