Thursday, October 14, 2010


Ooh, this card looks so dark and scary, but really it's not!  I only have a few Halloween cards left to post, and I think I'm going to sneak in a quick and simple birthday card tomorrow.  Sketch is Mojo#158
The hard part about making Halloween cards so far in advance is that I am all "Halloween'd" out!  LOL!

Last night the kids, my Mom and I went in search of costumes at the Value Village and the Salvation Army.  Total success.  The Munchkin is going to be a "Creepy Bride" and we picked up a very gaudy ivory coloured wedding dress and the most horrific looking veil I've ever seen.  She loves it!  We will have to shorten the skirt about 18 inches (she's only 8 after all) and add some creepy crawly critters and cobwebs and dirt to complete the outfit.  Can't wait to take pictures of this costume once it is complete.

The Rock Star is going to be Horton...I know, you're thinking "who"...and that's exactly what I thought when I saw her in the costume.  It fit's perfectly...a very nice Elephant costume...and when I asked are you going to be an Elephant, she said "No, I'm Horton! know, from Horton Hears a Who?!?!" Kids, they are so creative!  Of course, this elephant costume is perfect for our Northern Halloweens, it will fit perfectly over her snowsuit should the snow fly on Halloween night.  However, it will be much too warm for the school celebration so she managed to find a little jacket with a hoodie that is a Cow, and so with a nice pair of black pants from home we'll have a Cow costume too.  She keeps running around the house with this thing on, bumping into us and saying "Moooooove!"  LOL!  Too cute...and the best thing is we got all this for under $35...all 3 costumes...what a deal!

Stamps:  Pink Cat Studio Digi Itty Bitty Betty Broom Ride, Amy R Spooky Sentiments
Paper:  Basic Grey Eerie
Ink:  Copic Markers, CTMH Black
Accessories:  Prima Black Flowers, Doodlebug fuzzy brad, Velour RicRac, Basic Grey Brads


Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Fantastic card, Danielle! I love that image, I've been thinking about buying it too.

Great job getting the kids costumes already! I am hand-making my daughter's :O and no idea for my son's! We may go shopping after school today.

Jenn Joncas said...

Those images are so cute Dan!! I love the orange ribbon (I'm going to have to keep my eye out for some). The girls' costumes sound terrific!!

fi's cards and crafts said...

fab card Danielle...I know what mean when you say you're halloweened out..I feel I'm all autumned out!!
Can't wait to see your halloween photos...I loved when my kids were little and getting them all dressed up..they are too big now!!


CraftyC said...

This is so sweet, and totally not scary, love it!

BananaStamper said...

Hey girl, you are rocking out the Halloween cards! Such a cute image too! Hooray for having the costumes ready, it's sneaking up on us isn't it - especially, I suppose, when I go and throw a Halloween bday party. lol. We really must get our costumes sorted out this weekend!

Lindsey said...

Love the crad! Those papers are gorgeous! Halloween really isn't a big thing here but when I was little we lined in San Diego. On our first Halloween, we were expected to dress up for school so my Mum begrudgingly bought me a yellow bin bag with pic of a witch on it and i thought I looked great.....until I saw what everybody else was wearing! You guys really go for it on that side of the Atlantic!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Crystal said...

Great Halloween cards you've been posting! Love the layouts & the fabulous papers! Ugh...I don't even want to think about costume shopping for my son we've left it so late & he still hasn't decided what he wants to be!!!

Monique said...

What an adorable little witch:0..cute card Danielle :)

Faye said...

What a lovely card. Love the image, it's super cute. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I feel your choklit coin pain, but I did giggle! xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Girl you are soooo creative!! I love the card AND your kids costumes!! They would have to be creative with a mom like you!! :)