Tuesday, 20 October 2015

I put a spell on you at Cardz 4 Guyz

This week the theme at Cardz 4 Guyz, chosen by Caz, is "I put a spell on you", thinking, of course, about Halloween which will soon be with us.

Now I'm not a big fan of Halloween and tend not to have much suitable stuff for it, so when I won some printed image sheets at Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge I chose all Halloween images, so I wouldn't be quite as stuck for things to make this year. This one, with the witch, pumpkin and goblins dancing in a circle, watched over by an owl, looked perfect for the challenge, and suitably masculine.

I wanted to add some bats,  but with neither stamp nor die I thought I was going to have to hand draw them - until I saw a handy tip on the Fiskarettes UK Facebook page  showing how to convert punched butterfly shapes into bats. I used my old Cuttlebug die to cut some black butterflies and chopped them down to create BATterflies! The eyes are added with a white gel pen.

All the papers are snippets from my stash. I've added black and cream patterned washi tape and buttons, and edged everything with some black peel offs that remind me of bones.

With Halloween approaching fast, there are lots of challenges around to share this card with!

The Male Room - Halloween
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 199 (all the papers were snippets)
Crafty Gals Corner - Witches, Ghouls and Goblins
The Crafters Café - Black, purple, orange and/or ghosties
Glitter'n'Sparkle - Halloween - cute or spooky
That Craft Place - Halloween    


Di said...

Wow Jane, this is terrific! Love how you created the bats and as you used a die to cut them initially you could also enter this into the current challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania (use black and orange). Too funny, your purple papers were probably the very first ones I ever bought - not sure if I still have a few sheets hidden away.


Di xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh wow! this is fabulous. Love the papers, the image and the cute bats. Thanks so much for playing along with our Halloween challenge at The Male Room!

Amy Cohen said...

Great creation- love the edging and the washi! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.

LesleyG said...

Spooooooky card, great use of peel offs xxx

Monika Reeck said...

you did so great with halloween colors and the element...
loveee that dotty button cuuteee
FUN card for man Jane

Jane said...

Super spooky halloween card and such a useful link about the baterflies. Thanks for sharing at The Male Room.

Julie B said...

Well done turning your butterflies into bats. Don't know what I'm going to do with all these Halloween cards I've been making! :)

Galina Varese said...

What a genius idea to turn butterflies into bats! Super colours for Halloween

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Fantastic card, love it. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

HeatherB said...

Love the bats! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! - DT Heather