Sunday, October 5, 2014


Hello and good morning crafty peeps! Were you able to make a card(s) in honor of World Card Making Day yesterday? We spent the afternoon rearranging and installing shelves in my craft room.  New ink storage shelf and more shelves to the left of it. Oh Joy And Rapture For Additional Storage Space!!! 

(Yes, there's a wine glass next to the lamp. It's a mandatory element in my craft room!)

But I was finally able to crank out a couple cards. Here's one of them:

 Here's the inside:

My card is based on the sketch from Freshly Made Sketch #156, and the colors from Color Throwdown #312. This is another rare card in that there is no stamping on it. Plus I used mostly all scraps, except for my card base. Bonus! I bought these jack-o-lantern die cuts the end of last year on clearance and it's the first time I've use them. Before I took the shapes out of the die, I used it as a stencil and inked them with a few colors of Distress Inks. The spider and 'BOO!' are stickers I've had for a couple years. 


Thanks for popping by, and I hope that you have a great day today!

Ink: Ranger DI - Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain
DP: scraps
CS: Recollections
Accessories: Grand Calibur; S/B Std. Circle Sm & Lg Nesties; Jack-O-Lantern dies; American Crafts - stickers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Cool cards - especially the second one!

Lindsey said...

Those jack o' lanterns are awesome! You've used them perfectly on this card. Does extra storage space mean you get to BUY MORE STUFF? :D

Barbara Godden said...

great looking room, glad you got to create, super cute Halloween card, love the die cut.....I have some too I might just have to use mine now. fab. job.

Becca Cruger said...

Spooktacular cards! I'm very jealous of your beautiful crafting space. I may have to steal your wine glass ideas.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, yay for new storage space, indeed! It looks fabulous, Chris! And LOVE your spooky Halloween card! Great tip on inking the die cut. That little detail adds so much character!

Jessi Fogan said...

JOY AND RAPTURE! You can never have too much storage, seriously. You will expand to fill it up if necessary :) Those punkins are so fun! (And score on favourite!)

Jodi Collins said...

Your card is DARLING and I LOVE the inside too! What an awesome ink pad holder! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

Karren said...

Fabulous Halloween card and the inside is as good as the outside! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Broni said...

What a fun card! And I love your new ink storage unit! (I also require a glass of wine to be on my crafting desk!) So glad you joined us for the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

Kim S said...

I love your use of a spider for the small element on the FMS sketch - a little spooky but really cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome Halloween card. Love the big pumpkin images. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

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