Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hello Ghoulfriend!

     Alright guys,  I have to be honest here.  I am NOT a Halloween person.  We don't do Halloween but it's that time of year so pretty much every designer and DT is going to be doing spooky scary Halloweeny stuff.  In this case the Catered Crop has a "Halloween Screams" challenge going on, but Linda has also opened the challenge to fall themed projects for those who don't do Halloween.  Our sponsor is Tiddly Inks.  LOVE their images.  We were lucky enough to be able to use a TI image on our projects this go around and I chose Gossmere.  She's not really scary unless you notice she has a skull on the end of her wand.  LOL  I have zilcho Halloween papers in my stash but was lucky enough to find these wonderful freebie digital papers over at Bearly Mine Designs.  Donna has several freebies you can nab over there for all sorts of themes.  I dyed some more cheesecloth with alcohol ink for this project.  One of my readers told me they found pre-dyed stuff at the Dollar Tree.  Cool!
     I spent about three hours on the computer this morning trying to catch up with all of you.  LOL  I'm finally up to speed and hope to be able to stay on top of things.  Got a list a mile long of DT projects I have to get done so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I won't get behind again.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine--Halloween
Clear It Out--anything goes using orange, purple, or black)
Party Time Tuesdays--halloween
Ribbon Carousel--Halloween spirit
Hooked on Craft--Halloween
Make It Monday--anything goes

     Hope you're having a fantastic day!


  • Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Tiddly Inks "Gossmere"
  • Ink:  Copics, Weathered Wood Distress ink, Sakura Gold gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classis Scalloped Ovals
  • Miscellaneous:  Dritz Cheesecloth, Pitch Black Alcohol ink, The Paper Studio rhinestones, Celebrate It ribbon


tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Tracy - as always! a fantastic halloween card. No, we don't do halloween either, but love the colour combinations!
Kim x

NickelNook said...

Oh, yes! I understand, Sweetie! You did a fabulous job! Your coloring is as wonderful as ever! She's...bootiful? ;o)

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Tracy! Love the papers and the cute-scary image! Awesome coloring, as always!

Daniele said...

loving your halloween card , fabbie papers

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Tracy. I love the image, your fabulous colouring and great papers too.
I'm glad I'm not the only person who doesn't 'do' Halloween!!

Hugs Sue

heidy said...

Awesome coloring Tracy,what a fabolous card!!
XXX Heidy

Anneke said...

Ooh what a gorgeous card Tracy! So beautiful your colorwork :)
Hugs anneke

Rebekah said...

I adore that image and what an amazing job you have done hugs rebekah xx

Sandy said...

Hi Tracy, we don't do Halloween either but your image is lovely and looks great teamed with the papers from Bearly Mine designs.

Cheryl said...

OMG! Your coloring is GORGEOUS! I love the rich colors.

I have the hardest time staying caught up visiting blog friends. Who am I kidding? I'm never caught up but I do try.

Have a great rest of the week!


Pia S said...

I think you've made a wonderful Halloween card! You've done SO well,I bet it was a challenge as you didn't have any Halloween stuff in your stash to begin with. I love the image, so cool, also for other occasions. And the colors of your papers and texture from cheese cloth and ribbon - it all looks great! I spotted your card on MIM.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous halloween card Tracy.

Loz said...

Fantastic Halloween card Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Ros Crawford said...

Brilliant!! What a great sentiment ... fabulous in every way

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
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Debra Miller said...

Love the cheese cloth and sentiment, great touches. I'm not a Halloween person either but you did an awesome job!

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderful is this cute Mrs. Addams! That quote is awesome as are the papers and fine mesh! Hugs, Ira

Marie said...

So Super sweet and what a brilliant use of Bearly Mine papers. Looks smashing. I came via MIM to have a look...
Love n hugs
Ps Also thanks for joining us over at BMC...

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fab Halloween card for a non-halloweenie! Love the shadow around the image - beautifully coloured and gorgeous layout too :)

Lisa S. said...

I'm with you, not big on Halloween but you've done an amazing job using the image Tracy and the digital papers are terrific. It's a great card and you kept it on the lighter side. ;)Have a happy day!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh my girlfriend! Love your "ghoulfriend" card! CUTE! I don't "do" Halloween either so it can be a tough one but you've pulled it off beautifully!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again. I always enjoy seeing your cards ~ it's a true treat for the ol' eyeballs. :)
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

Boxofcolours said...

Simply spook tastic!

Geri said...

This ghoulfriend is to die for! I love the sheer black ribbon and cheesecloth with these rich colors...DRAMA!!! (I bet she loves it...she looks like a drama queen!) ;) It's an amazing creation!!

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, fab image and I'm glad you liked Donna's freebie papers.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Audrey Pettit said...

Of course I think it's amazingly fun to see a Halloween project from you, Tracy! This is uh-dorable! Very cute image and fabulous coloring. Love the cheesecloth, too! :)

Corrinne Quinn said...

Wonderful creation! Love the colors :) Thank you for sharing this creation at Clear It Out Challenges!

I invite you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES challenge here:


angelwhispers said...

Wow to say you don't do Halloween your card just rocks and loving the image she is superb especially with these lush papers!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Lisa M said...

You could have fooled me chica, this ghoulish halloweeny card is adorable!! Can you say that about Halloween cards? Ah well, I just did. She's darling and I lurve the inventive ways you come through shining on this themed card, even without having elements on hand. That's true creative genius!!
So glad you're caught up, LOL..I'm not! I could spend all day on other people's blogs...hmmm, maybe therein is the problem!
Fantastic card H and I hope you have a very fun and productive weekend.
hugs to you!

Linda McClain said...

Tracy - You are amazing. Thanks for getting into the spirit of the challenge.

Melissa said...

Amazing work! Love the papers and that adorable stamp.

Thanks for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays!
~Melissa, PTT DT

Natascha said...

Lovely halloween card. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this time. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Lynn's Place said...

Spooktacular work thanks for playing along with us @ CIOT challenge this week

Dawn Mercedes said...

Thanks for joining the Party Time Tuesday Challenge this week.