Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Bit Of Boo

A little bit of not real scary boo today!  I'm the worlds worst when it comes to making Halloween cards and then getting them mailed on time.  I usually wait until the week before and then rush around trying to do them for the grand kiddos.  Most of the time I just say to heck with it and save them thinking I'll send them next year.  Of course when 'next year' finally gets here I forget I have them and then rush around again trying to make more.  Ah......such is life!  So.......this year I decided to make them early, get them stamped and addressed, and maybe even stick them in the mail before Halloween! 

I used an 'older than dirt' CTMH  Halloween stamp (Hocus Pocus) on this doing a little masking in order to get the fence in there too.  The clouds were sponged in with some Hero Arts Shadow ink.  The ghosts were stamped, cut out, and popped up.  I love the smiling faces on the ghosts - and that makes it a not real scary boo card.  They remind me of Casper the friendly ghost!  I just loved that little guy.

This will be my third and final entry in Darnell's NBUS challenge.  A fun challenge with already a slew of entries!  Although I've used the ghosts and house before on a card I've never used the fencing - mainly because I never could get it to stamp right.  Enter the Misti, and the fence was a breeze!


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


37 comments:

Marilyn said...

Fabulous Hallowe'en scene Lynn and I love it. Wicked looking clouds too.

Donna Hanley said...

These are the happiest ghosts I've seen. You did an amazing job on your sky and Yay for the Misti. I still have many Halloween cards here that I forget to send in to donate last year, so hopefully I'll get them out on time this year. LOL Enjoy your day.

lauren bergold said...

holy moly what a GORGEOUS halloween card! not too scary, not too cutesy... just total artistic perfection! plus that amazing ♥SKY♥! soooooo in love, missus!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and love the details.xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

You make me laugh, Lynn! I've done that too! Love that cloudy sky and cute haunted house. The fence looks amazing!

Lisa said...

This is spooktacular, Lynn!! I love the house and the fun ghosts!! The fence looks fabulous!! The cloudy background is awesome!! I just got a Misti and I'm looking forward to trying it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

Fabulously spooky card Lynn
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Absolutely priceless! Fabulous card and great eye-appeal!

Chrissy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to make cards and put them somewhere safe and forget about them Lynn..love your semi spooky Halloween card..the ghosts ARE like Casper with their cute smiles and love your cloudy sky...awesome.

luv CHRISSYxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How darling! I love those happy ghosts! This is sure to catch an eye at the NBUS challenge.

Liz said...

Brilliant scene, Lynn, and I love the cloudy background. xx

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, what a fantastic and cute card! I absolutely LOVE how you sponged the sky! The image could be spooky until you see those smiling ghosties, and then it's all grand fun! Great card Lynn, now don't forget to mail it!! lol

Tammy said...

OMGosh this Halloween card is so cute Lynn!! I love the fun little ghosts and the fabulous scene you've created, your spooky sponged clouds are awesome!!
Tammy x

Diane said...

Greetings Lynn that is one fabulous Halloween house design, wonderful clouds, ghosts and love the face on the house.

Hugs Diane

MiamiKel said...

Well gosh, not sure what happened to my earlier comment - I was here first thing after I got home! WEll, can i just say WOW again! Those clouds! you really need to do a tutorial, Lynn :)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh no Lynn...This is awesome. I love it. Hugs, joann

Lynn McAuley said...

Looks like I need some cloud lessons! Those are awesome with your fun haunted house, Lynn!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this cute scene- the sky is awesome and love the yellow lights in the house- and the fence. I'm going to make me a faux Misti.... : )

*Vicki* said...

I totally LOVE this one Lynn!! And I'm ALL for using "old than dirt" stuff!! LOL!! I love love love those clouds behind your cute ghost filled haunted house! The little goblins will be grinning from ear to ear!! :)

Chriss America Real said...

This is so cute! Sadly I am like you, good at making cards, terrible at mailing them on time!

Lesley said...

Very ghoulish x x

Bonnie said...

Isn't that MISTI wonderful! That's an awesome fence and I'm glad you could finally use it! Love the fun ghosts and haunted house too.

Lori Kobular said...

Lynn this is an adorable Halloween card!! I love the Haunted House with those cutie pie smiling ghosts! Who didn't love Casper? I also love the cloud background you created ~ it looks awesome! You are not the only one who makes cards to send out and then forgets to get them in the mail on time!! Same here!! LOL! Must be a creative mind kind of thing!!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Lynn, I absolutely love that haunted but not too spooky old house and the ghosts are marvelous with the dimension! Fabulous clouds but then you always do such incredible clouds, my friend. :-D The twine is such a perfect finishing touch.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn - these clouds are fantastic!!!!!!! I love the rest of the card as well, but you really did an outstanding job with the clouds!!!

Maria :)

MaryH said...

This is a darling image, and you've done it great justice. You're amazing on your sponged clouds too. Loved the fence..looks just great! I'm in awe that you made 3 for the NBUS, and I'm still trying to get time to do just ONE! This is a classic & you did a fab job on it. I'm in your cheering section here. TFS & Big hugs.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, what a darling scene! Love the cloudy sky and your colouring!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. Love the gorgeous cloudy sky. That really sets off the rest of the card. Hugs, Maggie

JD/ Jill said...

What a cute Halloween card! That fence is really neat! Yes, what would I do without my Misti?

Cathy said...

Awesome card, love everything about it! Your clouds look amazing, makes me wish we celebrated Halloween! Cathy x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I love this card, Lynn! So cute!

Lena_J said...

This looks amazing, and i love the background :-)

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Halloween card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is so darn cute. I know what you mean about making cards ahead and then forgetting to give them! teehee Glad I am not the only one.

Davi said...

Wow super card Lynn,,,I love the cloud bacgkround you really did a super job on it!! The fence is awesome and shows off the cute house perfectly ;)

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous Halloween card. You are definitely the queen of clouds, no matter what color they are. Love them!

Lesley said...

brilliant ghoulish card x