Sunday, October 3, 2010

How I Spent World Card Making Day

Well not the whole day. I did venture out to Goodwill, and ended up at the Dollar Tree for some of those glitter skulls I've seen around blogland:

which I put on top of some candle holders I made earlier and put on my mantel with on of my skully plates. Then I went through my Halloween stuff and got rid of some things and did some decorating. Here's something I did BB ( before blogging):
It's just acrylic paint on outdoor canvas (the kind you use for seat cushions, pillows etc.). I drew the ghosts and bats freehand several years ago. But then I did make some Halloween cards. It was card making day after all. I also realized I'm addicted to the K&Co line. I hadn't really thought about it until I started blogging and realized how much of their stuff I use. I bought this package of diecuts  in August:
174 Pieces!!! And the photo looks like it's uploading right, but then flips. Oh well
Generally I'm not a whimsical person, but these were fun and although I'm getting more "serious" in my Halloween decor, Halloween's a time for fun and whimsy so I went with that for some Halloween cards. I actually kept these pretty simple because they will be mailed and the post office and I disagree on embellishments!
Can't see it in the pic but these diecuts have glitter already on them! Added an orange rhinestone nose
I've since added black rhinestones to the owl's eyes

The spider is a leftover from some stuff I'd printed on Avery clear label paper

I decorated this pumpkin die with separate eyeball diecuts from the pack
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Rachel (Diary of a Recovering Chocoholic) said...

I love those cards! I meant to do a blog post on the cards I made last week but then I forget it was cardmaking day.Oh well, theres always next year

Netty said...

Love your skulls and your cards, glad you had a great day. x

Mindy said...

I love your display! I tried to find those glitter skulls at my Dollar Tree too, but they didn't have any. :(

I also adore your Halloween cards!

Anne said...

I LOVE all your cards, but especially the last one with the BIG eyes...too adorable!!!

Christine said...

Your cards are great! They are whimisical, but very cool...I love making cards, and I um didn't make any today-lol! Oops!

Michelle L. said...

All so cool! I esp. love the last card with the bug-eyed pumpkin, he's the cutest. Wait, you existed BB?

Heather-Paper Princess Studios said...

Great, festive Halloween decor! Cute cards...Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Happy Fall!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Carol!!! Amazing--everything's amazing!
I love it! and I just bought tulle today to do that effect for a challenge I needed to enter 3 days ago! lol
Big hugs,

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Spooktacular! Love the decor and the cards are fantastic! Looks like a very successful WCMD!

Unknown said...

I LOVE the cards -- they look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

The cards are fun and so are the glittery skulls. Don't you just love K & Company's products! I have so many of their tablets of paper and the cut-outs too! Great designers!
Hugs, Diane