Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Hallows Eve...

Hello again crafty peeps! Today is All Hallows Eve.
I make two cards each year; one for my brother’s kids and one for my sister Jennie. They all love to receive my cards, so I try to make one for every opportunity that presents itself. There is nothing better in this world, than making something by hand that is truly appreciated.
This past summer my twin niece and nephew mailed me cute letters from summer camp. Actually I received two from my sweet nephew, and the second one asked me if I still made cards.

So Auntie Sandra took that as a hint and mailed him back using one of my stash cards. When I saw him recently, which isn't often, he told me that the other kids thought it was super KEWL!
I’ll tell yeah, it sure makes the heart feel good when a 10 year old tells you he loves your cards.
Anyway, I am showing only one card today because my sister received the Headless Horseman card I made last year (hit the archives in case you forget the ones I made), so I only needed to make one this year.
I bought a collection of Halloween digis from
Make It Crafty, called Mini Monztaboyz.
It included an Eerie Halloween Scene, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Headless Horseman.
The one I didn’t use last year was Frankenstein, so this year I made sure he was. I designed my own little scene for him and I hope you like it…..

I printed the image onto Neenah card stock, and then coloured it with my Copics naturally.
Now, the Make It Crafty Eerie Scene comes with a full moon as you see here, but you have to create all the details of the moon’s surface. So, I decided to search the internet for a real photo of the moon instead.
 I simply printed it out on regular copy paper and then cut it out using a spellbinder circle die cut.
I cut the bats out from the eerie scene and I coloured them and used some glossy accents on top.
Here's a closer look at Frankie...
While I was searching for the moon I came across this cool clip art grave stone. Don’t you just love the inscription?
The grass was made using my Memory Box die cut, and I coloured it to look like dried up grass.
Whatcha think peeps?
Copic colours used:

Jacket – E50, 51, 53, 55 N3
Pants – E30, 31, 34, 37, 39 N5
Shirt – N0, 01, 02
Hair – N02, 04, 05, 07, 10
Face – YG000, 00, 03, 63, 67
Grass – E31, 34, 37, 39 N5

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

There you have it! So, until we meet again, please take care and thanks for stopping by :)S




  1. Awesome Halloween creation, Sandra! What a fabulous design and fantastic coloring! Love the extra elements you added! Love to see what you are making! And thanks for the idea to color at an easel so I can stand up! I'm going to try to get that in place soon so I can do some more coloring!

  2. Hi Sandra! I saw this card on the Outlawz and had to find out how you made it! It is so cool and cute and I love that dried up grass!
    I'm your newest follower too!! Love your creations!

  3. Super KEWL card Sandra, LOL
    Never heard that one before :-) But I'll try to remember!
    And ofcourse your card is super!! I think your nephew will love it and show it to all his friends!!
    Hugs,Sandra XXX

  4. Such a fab card!! Love the little Franken-dude, he's just awesome and beautifully coloured too. The super large moon is the perfect background and words fail me for how fantastic that gravestone inscription is - well found my friend :)

  5. OMG Sandra!!!!!!!!!! He will die and go to heaven for sure! It's sooooo cool!!! I LOVE everything!! Your monster is coloured perfectly and the moon, tombstone, bats, orange grass and sentiment are Tops!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Bravo!!! Hugs, brigitte

  6. I think this card is just adorable, Sandra! I love Frankie; he's so cute & beautifully colored! Great idea with the big moon & the bats! Love that headstone, too, and your grass does look like it's dried out! Great scene, and I bet your nephew loved this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Fabulous card!! LOVE the image, your coloring and the awesome layout!!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us for our Halloween Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. Truly love the coloring and your brilliant use of a grass die..Truly creative! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us over at Love to Create Challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  9. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! I just popped by to say I am sorry you are feeling down about your dog. I know how that hurts--too many times, as a matter of fact. So I am sending you great big hugs today! :^)

  10. This is just gorgeous!! I think I really need those images LOL They are adorable! Thanks a lot for striking at my addition hehehehe Your coloring is awesome!! Youa re so talented!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  11. I love this little guy - he is super cute!

    This is super creepy!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Something Spooky Challenge.



  12. Just poppin' in to say "hi" and see what ya been working on. I love this Halloween card! The sentiment just cracks me up.