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Monday 17 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 54 Cute With A Dark Twist

Today's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Cute with a Dark twist. This one is sponsored by the wonderful Joanna Sheen and she is offering a £10 voucher, so why not head over and join in?  You never know, you may win and can indulge in some shopping at Joanna's great site - p and p is free!

I'm not usually keen on Halloween, but I have a friend whose birthday is on 31st October, so I usually send her a "witchy" card each year.   This year's card was made on black base cardstock and is using a background from Serif craft artist (it was one of their kits) which I overlaid with a paper lace strip.

The small girl dressing up was a clear stamp (origin not known, but it may have been a freebie with a magazine) and I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens.  I'm not totally happy with the outcome - I think after all that I do prefer my promarkers!!

The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped with versamark and embossed with silver, and the three small black gems came from my stash. 


  1. Fabulous card, J :-)

    I'm not totally sure that she will manage to escape the bat though LOL

    Beth. xxx

  2. I'm not really a Halloween person either!! I love your little girl - looks like she's been dressing up and got more than she bargained for!! Cxx

  3. Brilliant card. And I'm with Beth - although I hope she did get away, lol. xx

  4. Got here today - brilliant card!

  5. gorgeous card. The little lady is brilliant
    Doreen xx

  6. Brilliant card, love the spooky background scene. Jx