Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy H'owl'oween

I recently won a set of stamp from The Crafts Meow.  It was the set called "Happy H'owl'oween" and was designed by none other than the talented Jenny Suchin of Wee Memories.  It is super cute.  Here in New Zealand we do not celebrate Halloween to the same extend as in other parts of the world.  We do not usually give Halloween cards.  But I just had to make a card with these wonderful stamps and my new Tim Holtz "Fall" Seasonal distress inks.

Happy H'owl'oween

I started by taking some white card stock and distressing with Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserves, and Milled Lavender distress inks.  I then spritzed with water and finished with a touch of Pumice Stone on the edges.  I had masked the moon, so used the Ripe Permission ink to distress it.  I added the spider web in the corner with Colourbox  Frost White ink stamping several times.  I stamped the bats on black card and coloured the eyes with gel pen and black enamel accents.  The fence was stamped 4 times side by side and distressed with Gathered Leaves distress ink and cut out.  The ghostly owl was cut from white card and popped up for dimension.  I stamped the sentiment over the moon.  Quite pleased with my first Halloween card.

I'd also like to say a big thank you to all of you who sent me cards and well wishes after my recent surgery.  It really made me feel very special.   I am doing extremely well... I am just about able to do every thing around the house now... just can't bend over to make the bed or do the vacuuming.   I am still off work for another 2 1/2 weeks.   Go back to the surgeon on the 11th for my checkup.

Cheers

Dawn

14 comments:

Jan said...

too cute!

Deirdre said...

So fun Dawn, love what you created.

Barb said...

So glad to hear you're healing so quickly, Dawn! How fun to feel so good and still have the time off work! Love this adorable card! Jenny's images really are cute.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Dawn. Love these cute images too. The new distress ink colors look amazing too.

Monika Reeck said...

Dawn this is totally cuuuteee Lovely stamp you have used cute for boys card Dawn...hugs

Sue said...

It looks such a fun card Dawn.
Smiles:)

Clare said...

SO ca-ute!!! Love the inking (AMAZEing!!) and such an adorable scene!

joy said...

Quite the clever scene you've created, Dawn! I love that fence and the distress inking is so pretty.

Glad you are well on the way to recovery and able to do more now.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Cute and spooky! The eyes really pop with the glossy accents.

craftymonster81 said...

Such a cute card, love it
Lindsay xx

Virginia L. said...

EXCELLENT job with the new stamp!! love the scene that you created! the background is amazing!!

Tiffany said...

Really sweet Halloween card! I've got to get me some of these cute sets from Jenny!

Lisa said...

Don't you love this set Dawn?! So cute and lucky you for winnning it!! Such a cute card :) And I would say a wonderful first Halloween card!!

Suzanne C said...

This is just too cute! love the spooky scene!