Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Trio...The Card Concept #20~Colour Challenge, Freshly Made Sketches #157, Retrosketches #14 and #59, Simply Create, Too #72~Halloween

Boo!  I mean...hello, I'm back.

*Somebody* - not saying who - might be getting just a little bit carried away with Halloween cards. Already. In that *somebody's* defense, however, she's been asked to make said cards for her niece and nephew's day care teachers and aides, so hopefully, you'll indulge in seeing a lot of orange, black and white, along with things spooky. The cards need to be ready for traveling next weekend, so at least, on the plus side, the flurry will be rather short-lived...maybe *grin*

I initially thought I had but a few Halloween-themed products, but a quick inventory revealed, nope..have more than I reckoned AND have things that can be Halloween-renovated.  Like bows. And tickets.

I'll spare the chatter and get to the card. Be warned: photo and goofiness heavy.

They're all heading to The Card Concept #20~Colour Challenge



With this fabulous photo as inspiration, how could I not go with a Halloween card, or three? Plus, I remembered I have NBUS googly eyes! First time with using googly eyes...and they come in colours! Score!

Card 1: this freestyle collage number is also heading off to retrosketches #59



Card 2 is another freestyle collage, heading to retrosketches #14


as well as to Simply Create Too #72~ Halloween (Or Use Lots of Orange)


NOTE:  Thrilled and honoured that my card was selected as a Top 3 Favourite at Simply Create, Too (Oct. 31, 2014). THANK YOU!!

Clean and layered Card 3 is off to Freshly Made Sketches #157


I so appreciate your patience with my Halloween card diet.  Still a few couple more to come...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!







28 comments:

  1. Spooktacular display of Boo Cuteness! The googly eyes are gonna make the children squeal with delight and will likely be picked clean off the card within minutes of spotting said adornment! Great spider web die and AWESOME way to utilize the ticket!

    BTW, who makes that delicious orange paper? I love the richness of the shade!

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  2. How did you find 'colored' googly eyes? What a fabulous find! I love your bows and how you stamped the tickets on your first 2 cards, and your ghost is just too CUTE! A trio of really amazing Halloween cards, Carol! Keep em coming!!!

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  3. A trio of fun Halloween cards! Those colored googly eyes are hilarious and that ghost is too cute! What a great take on that sketch!

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  4. That first card is fabulous. Love how the orange and black pop off the white! Great job on both actually :)

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  5. Love the edging on those bows, fabulous girl!

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  6. Halloween just isn't a big deal here (although some have dress up parties) but we don't send cards, etc. I LOVE them though. I love the colours and all the critters who pop out at this time of the year so PLEASE keep them coming. It's a visual feast for me. :)

    The bows are super fun! The colour scheme of the orange, black and white, looks amazing. I don't know which of your cards I love the most, which is probably just as well that I don't need to do so. I can just sit here and admire them all...and I am. :)

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  7. Oh my, Carol, those googly orange eyes ... guaranteed spookiness ... and fabulous with those awesome bows! Love the spiders' web .. and the little spectre is so cute! More? Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. Who knew bows could be sooooo frightful!! :) Love all your cards!!Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  9. What fun Halloween cards! I just love the look on the face of that adorable ghost! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  10. You are so creative, Carol! Love these cards!

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  11. Oh my goodness girlfriend...you are just on a roll with Halloween cards! I love them all, each and everyone of them. Those orange spider webs are fabulous and that bow is stunning. Just an amazing and spooky collection of cards. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

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  12. Oh my these are just wonderful! Love the bow idea and those lovely cobwebs.

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  13. Oh WOW!! These cards are all amazing Carol!! WOW!! I so love the one with the spiderwebs,bow and googly eye!! You rock!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS and The Card Concept!!
    HUGS :)

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  14. Such a fun set of Halloween cards - spooky but also cute! Love the face on the little ghost. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  15. Wow I love them all! Fabulous bows and perfect tickets! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  16. i had to look twice to make sure I was seeing what I was seeing..yup eyeball centers on the bows! Perfectly scary!

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  17. ,,,oooops.....me again! Forget to tell you thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Card Concept Challenge (sheeesh - I'm slackin' on my DT duties!)

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  18. Three very spooky cards Carol! Love how each one is so unique and so different. Great use of the RetroSketch and that bow is fabulous!

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  19. Carol: Your Halloween cards are so cute. Thank you for joining us in our "Halloween [or Use Lots of Orange]" Challenge #73. Hope to see your entries in our upcoming challenges too!

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. Can I just tell you how much I love that you used bows with eyeballs on them - so unexpected and so much FUN!!! I spy those webs again too - oh my they are fabulous! Casper has also captured my heart...those eyes are making me melt! A spooktacular trio!

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  21. I am so thankful for your niece and nephew and that you volunteered to make so many cards for their teachers. Because that means more treats for us! I mean, put the first two cards be more funny? When I spotted the googly eye, it threw me into a fit of laughter. That is just hilarious – and at first I didn't even notice it, because the bows are so pretty. And this third card is just adorable. Like all of your cards. Seriously :-)

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  22. What a fun collection of cards and I specially love the one with the orange spider webs. Then I saw the beady eye on the bow tie and I really cracked up! Great job and thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

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  23. Fabulous inspiration :) love the use of colors

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  24. Wow - what an incredibly cute and very Halloweeny trio!! I am so impressed with the way you used the color concept to create these fun Halloween cards for your niece and nephew!! I love your enthusiasm for life and for being a wife and auntie!! You inspire me with your zest!! Take care!!

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  25. copy from Geri Spooktacular,,you are rock at Halloween card me not hehe (SMILE) I made only one the one with candy (my first post) and I adore the one with ribbon tie..really cool and to die for...I wish I can make tie ribbon like yours.its paper but its adorable...Great cards all my friend..big hugs...Monika

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  26. GORGEOUS! These are beautiful cards my darling, spectacular! ;) I'm glad to see you still are posting on a regular basis - considerably more so than I am!! ;)

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  27. You are on such a roll! These are so classy and hilarious at the same time. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too! (And remember, you need to email me to tell me which stamp set you'd like.......)

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  28. OMGosh these cards are just fabulous Carol!!! I love how you used the bows and tickets on these cards, and omgosh I am so loving the cute googly eye in the bow! How clever, how creative!! How sweet that your niece and nephew wanted cards made for their teachers, so sweet and a must do! I love them and of course will be pinning them so I can CASE them. lol Hugs ,Brenda

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