Monday, October 13, 2014

HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL - Rubber on the Road and CardzTV Challenge entry!

Hello from Rome New York!

Here in the valley, the leaves are pretty much going the other way now, but up in the Adirondacks the colors are beautiful!  Some friends invited us to go to Pennsylvania this past weekend on our motorcycles to see the colors there.  It was very cold but the beauty of the landscape was well worth it.  Unfortunately it was so cold that I could not take my gloves off to snap any pictures.  I did get one photograph of a Waterfall in Watkins Glen, New York.


So on that note, I am posting my entry of a Halloween card for the CardzTV Halloween Challenge!

I started my card by folding an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of royal blue cardstock in half for the base.  
Using the Create A Critter Cartridge, I cut 4 owls at 1 1/2 inches from a metallic brown. 
 I also cut the tree branch and leaves from that cartridge at 3 inches.
Then using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge, I cut the Witch's hat from a striped paper and the Vampire cape from purple.  I added pen work to the cape to give it some dimension.  
I am not sure what size I cut these at but I did have to cut the cape a couple of times to get it just right.  I hand cut a small mouth and teeth for the Vampire. The Witch's broom is a toothpick and some brown paper cut randomly to make bristles and rolled on the toothpick.
Next is the mummy.  I was looking for some material that would be like bandages and I found a small piece of gauze in my medicine cabinet.  I pulled it a little to loosen it up and just wrapped it around the owl.  So cute!  The ghost was simply a tracing of the top of the owl on white paper and then a swirl for the bottom (tail).  Three sizes of Googly eyes gave them their personality.  The metallic black bat also came from the Paper Doll Dress up and the metallic yellow stars are two sizes of small hand punches.  Unfortunately, you can't really see the metallic sheen in these photos. It really makes a cool affect.

For the inside, I cut a rectangle from the Witch's hat paper and a smaller one from cream.  
Using a Martha Stewart drippy goo punch made a neat border and the little spider on the Happy Halloween stamp made me giggle.  I gave him some white gel pen eyes and added some webs and string work, I then outlined the sentiment to make it pop and it's done!

I took this to work to show the girls and one bought it to send to her sister!

Thanks for viewing!



  1. What a adorable Halloween card!!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!

  2. I also am from upstate NY and love the Autumn season! Thank you for sharing your wonderful owl card with us at CardzTV. Your bats are dressed so creatively for Halloween! Great Card! Good Luck...

  3. That owl mummy is the cutest thing I have every seen. I wanted to create an owl mummy on a card I made, and it never occurred to me to wrap it in fibers or ribbon. And I love googlie eyes. Thanks for joining us at CardzTV.

  4. Cute halloween critter card. I really like the owl mummy and the inside of your card. Thanks for joining us @ Cardz TV.

    Cardz TV DT Member

  5. Oh cute. Love how you wrapped your owl up to be a mummy. Thanks for playing with us at Cardz TV.

    ~DT Barbara

  6. Super cute Halloween card! Love that drippy goo punch and the owls are adorable! Thanks for joining us at CardzTV stamps!