Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Witchie Witchie!!
I decided that I needed not only some stress relief to help clear my head but I also had to just on the bandwagon for blog challenges.

This is going to help me not only create more cards, but give me lots of goodies to post onto this blog as that is one of my goals to complete in my day zero challenge.

I have been looking at 'witch' to join for the past couple weeks. I have found two to get my started.
PricillaStyles: Midnight Madness
"Just Us Girls Challenge"

Both Challenges had a deadline of today - and I wanted to do both. So, I combined the challenges. For PricillaStyles we were to use this layout:
And for the JUG Challenge we were to paper piece and the optional use of the color pink!

And then I wanted to do a Halloween Card. So I dug out the stamps - This sent is retired from TAC - I have loved it since I first saw it and can't seem to part with it - even with all the other new Halloween sets out there. Since pink is not a traditional Halloween color I thought it was going to be a problem - but for the most part I think it turned out okay. Combining these challenges made it a little difficult for me since I am new to this challenge thing - but after the time I put into it - I am happy with out it turned out. The witches hat and dress, and the cats hat and dress are all paper pieced.

In the photo below you are able to see a little more of the paper piecing detail work.

The inside sentiment is below - I got out the little spider stamp and stamped him on there as well. I think this card with go to school with Madelyn for her teacher!

The Midnight Madness Blog Hop starts Friday October 16th - Click on the link on my side bar to read all about it!!

Stamps: Witchie Witchie (retired TAC) ; Cardstock/Paper: DCWV Paper - Christmas, Simply Spooky by TAC. Black, Pink, Yellow, Magenta and White CS ; Ink: Palette - Noir, Tria Pantone Markers 490T, 176T, 479T, 489T, Illustrator Black, Gelly Roll Pen - white ; Accessories: pop dots, Black organza ribbon, Black Diamond and Magenta stickles ; Techinques: Paper Piecing, Basic Stamping/Layering


Phyllis said...

WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you have found us and we will be looking for you next week too!! A very, very cute Halloween card. A sweet looking witch!! Great job with the sketch. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Lovely Linda said...

How cute is this!?! Love that image and your paper piecing!! Great job combining the challenges! I am sure you DD's teacher will love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we hope to see you next week. Don't forget to come back on October 16 for the Blog Hop!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Karen Lynn said...

Loena, Great card! very cute. I am glad you got inky and it helped you to forget some problems even if for a few minutes.

ashjoy said...

Hey your Witchie is a cutie. Good luck on your challenges. I try to do them as well, I just haven't found a good way to keep up with all of them. I need a spreadsheetor something I think. LOL

Linda Borneman said...

Leona, this is an adorable Halloween card! You satisfied both challenge requirements beautifully! Love the 3 different colored, fanned layers with the brads! It really pops and your cute image is beautifully colored and look at that paper piecing! Very nice work!

Stampin' Pam said...

Leona this is so fresh and fun! Way to rock more than one challenge - it can be a really fun way to get your mojo working so we're truly glad that you found us and decided to play along. Your witch is "spooktacular" with the paper piecing. Get yourself a good calendar and mark down which challenges are on "Witch" days and be sure to mark Saturdays with Just Us Girls. I hope you really had fun and will come back again!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Wow, lots went into that card with all that paper piecing. That pink does work on that Halloween card, great putting that all together. Very cute card to give.

Glad you joined us at Midnight Madness and we hope you will play our sketch challenge again. Please join us for our Blog Hop starting tomorrow, sure to be lots of fun and excitment.


Priscilla said...

Well nice to meet you..and a BIG WARM WELCOME to our sketch challenges :)I am just thrilled that you decided to join in the fun. Thank you for posting the blog hop logo to your side bar. Your witch is fabulous :) Love those colors. Thank you again for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges.
MMSC Hostess

Carol said...

Greetings and welcome to Midnight Madness. How fun and delightful your card is. The little cat is so sweet and the sentiment and so cute. Thanks for playing along with us this week. Don't miss our blog hop tomorrow. You are sure to find some fun and great ideas!

MMSC-Guest Designer

Traci M said...

Very cute Halloween card, Leona!! I think you did an awesome job on an unusual sketch, and your paper piecing looks great!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh, what a cute little witch!! Love your's fab!!

Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for a fab color challenge!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Awe -- isn't she a cutie?!?!? Love this layout -- will have to check out that challenge too ;). Fabulous creation Leona - thanks for playing along with us this week!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

This lil' witch card is absolutely adorable! I love your color choices & the way you paper pieced the image! Thanks for playing along with the girls at the Just Us Girls challenge site! I hope you come & play with us in all the upcoming challenges! :) TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a sweet witch! I love your Halloween card with the non-traditional halloween colors and paper piecing. Great job combining challenges. Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

A Big welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This is such a cute witch image, great take on the sketch. Not to mention a superb paper piecing job! :) I hope to see you create some more fun cards next week with us. Thanks for joining us this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT