Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Scrappy


Halloween is right around the corner almost so figured I'd better get busy with some scary (not) cards.  I've said it all along and will say it again.......I don't like Halloween!  (I LOVE candy corn though!!!!!)   However, I always end up making cards for this since I know the grandkids love it with all the dressing up and candy, etc.  Guess I'm just being a plain old Scrooge type person.

Since I'm not a fan of Halloween....what did I do except go buy a stamp set from Paper Smooches with all Halloween images!   Makes sense, right!  I used a new embossing folder from SU and a couple of scraps of DP.  I didn't feel like attempting to color Mr. Dracula's cape, so just used another scrap and paper pieced that.  The little bat was stamped on yet another small scrap and then cut out.  I wrapped a piece of red twine (another scrap!) to match his fangs and eyes around the DP.   See, I told you this was "Scrappy"!    This will be for one of the young boys since it doesn't have any of the fun orange or bling on it!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground.

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

34 comments:

Marilyn said...

Such a cute card! I do love Halloween and all the ghouly images and this little drac and his bat are so cute!

KathyA. said...

I'm not a fan of Halloween either. But I do like your card!

Donna Hanley said...

I'm with you. Halloween is not really my thing. Fall-yes - Halloween - no. With all that said, you did a very good job with this one. Like the paper piecing. Enjoy your day.

Monica said...

Scrappy but so cute... as cute as your story, lol.
The pp looks fab and what a nice idea to paper piece the dress instead of colouring it. Maybe that is what I should aim for. Lol.
Love,
M

Jessi Fogan said...

I suppose you're allowed to not like Halloween :) I love how you coloured this vampire - the red eyes & blue skin....totally creepy!

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,fabulous image.xxx

Tammy said...

I love, love, love your card! Absolutely fantastic Lynn! The embossing folder you used is awesome! Love the little vampire!

Linda Simpson said...

What a fabulous card Lynn, loving Count Dracula and the cute bat!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sharon said...

Hiya Lynn, we don't celebrate Halloween in South Africa and methinks I don't like it too! To each his own huh! You've created a great scary card there honey. hugs Sharon x

Ellen said...

I do love Halloween and go nuts decorating for the kids.Love this little blood sucker, he is just as cute as can be~ Brilliant Halloween card Lynn!

Lynn McAuley said...

Delightful design with this sweet little Dracula, Jr.! Fabulous scored background and fun polka dot papers, Lynn!

Deepti said...

This is so cute and adorable :) I loved the colors you picked, besides I too am not a big fan of Halloween except that I love to see kids all dressed up and doing trick or treat :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card Lynn, I love the image and the embossing!!
Kevin xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

eek! Love your fun Halloween card, Lynn! I especially love that NBUS embossing folder!!

Carol L said...

I'm not into Halloween much either, but I still make cards for kids, because they seem to enjoy them, as your DGS will enjoy this one! The image is cute, but that bat is just adorable! Well done!

Mrs A. said...

Very vampireish. Did I just create a new word do you think!! Not into Halloween either. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Oh I DO LIKE this! Loved the way you did the ?washi tape? trim. (maybe it was paper bits..still great looking). Nice job of paper piecing too...I'm fumble fingered with that technique. Loved the SU EF too. For somebody who doesn't 'do' Halloween, you did a fab card. At our house, it's DH in the Halloween mode, I like Fall & Christmas. Great job on this one. TFS

Davi said...

Im not much on Halloween either but this did make me smile Lynn! I really like the embossing :)

Shannon White said...

LOL!!! He's so Dang CUTE Lynn!! I actually do NOT like to dress up, But I DO like to make Halloween cards and teats, lol So not sure where that puts me in the Liking Halloween or Not scale.. lol But I DO Love your Cute little Dracula with his blue skin and his fun little bat! And I know yoru Grand kids will too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

MaxineD said...

What a lovely un-scary card Lynn - in fact it is cute!!
Blessings
Maxine

NanaConnie said...

I've learned to do Halloween cards because of all the grandkids but I still do only cute ones. Love this one and all your wonderful cutting for the paper piecing. That bat is fantastic! Terrific cutting on him, as small as he is. Love the polka dots!

Bonnie said...

I didn't do much for Halloween either until I got a group of stampers that love the Halloween class. And the grandkids get into it in a big way. I don't have much to work with though. The Count is very scary with his red fangs! Great idea on the cloak!

Di said...

Great Halloween card Lynn - and different to the usual orange and black so many of us use for Halloween cards.

Fangs for joining in the Playground this week :)

Hugs, Di xx

Anne Temple said...

He's too cute to be scary. What a fun card. I won't be around much in the next month or so, but I'll check back as often as I can.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just love that blue/green face, Lynn. I so agree with Di, that it looks super in the non-traditional colors.

she who must stamp said...

I'm a fan of Halloween and a fan of your cute card! I misplaced my PS Halloween stamp set and am in mourning!

Tammy said...

This is adorable Lynn, I love the purple cape and all of the polka dots!!
Tammy x

MiamiKel said...

Ditto - I'm not into H-ween at all, but my kids are so I have to go with the flow! Love your card!

Debs Willis said...

Such a cute Halloween card!

Hugs
Debs x

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO fun, fun, fun! Love the cute image and the paper piecing is so perfect! Love that BG too- have not seen that embossing folder!

Joan Ervin said...

Eeeeeek!!!! This is sooo cute, Lynn!!!! I just love that sweet little blue faced monster and what a great sketch!!! If you don't mind, I would like to add this to the Fabulous Blog Finds in the Paper Smooches forum later today...I know the Paper Smooches groupies will love it!!!

Margaret said...

He is one cute little blood-sucker! Your card looks wonderful and I'm with you on the whole Halloween thing, but somehow, I always end up with Halloween crafty items anyway...

Laura said...

Awesome CAS card!! that Dracula is too cute!! TFS

Karen Howard said...

I love everything about this card Lynn!