Wednesday 31 October 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Entry #2

Its Halloween here in New Zealand and we've already had two cute little 'Trick or Treater's' come in for some candy around 6pm. I was going to decorate the house this year but decided to put all my energy (and money) into my Christmas decorations instead.

However it doesn't mean I can't go 'Halloween crazy' with my cards instead, so have made a few this week. Thank goodness the theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge is 'Halloween/Spooky'!!

So happy with how this card turned out. I've never created a 'moon' before and it looks so cool behind the black trees making it 'extra' Spooky...:

I think this 'Round Tree' die from The Cats Pajama's is one my favourite things I've purchased this year. Its perfect for Halloween and its going on a lot of my Christmas cards too.

I started by die-cutting the tree die from black CS. After working out where it would sit on the card front, I used a mini-blending tool and Distress Ink 'Mustard Seed' to make the moon. I then used 'Black Soot' to create the night sky around it. The tree die was glued over top and I used a white gel pen to add some dots for stars.

The ghosts and pumpkin (from The Cats Pajama's 'Faboolous') were stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. I coloured them with Altenew Artist Markers, fussy cut out and glued on top of the die. I also used the white gel pen to brighten the eye highlights. I didn't have a TCP sentiment stamp that would fit on the card, so I heat embossed this one from MFT Stamps 'Witch way is the Candy?' on a strip of black CS and popped on foam tape, along with some black half-pearls.

I'm also going to link this to The Cats Pajama's Challenge #351 where their theme is 'Holiday'. This is my 'millionth' entry so they will be glad this challenge is about to close....


Its nearly 9pm and I'm already ready for bed!! Was great to be out gardening today but I can't believe how quickly the weeds are growing. All this rain and sunshine is causing mammoth growth of EVERYTHING so I definitely have plenty to keep me going until Christmas. Will be looking forward to my once-a-year holiday of two weeks over Christmas by the time it comes around that's for sure!!

Take care


  1. Wonderful Halloween card Shona! I love the Round Tree die, the images are super cute & the design is really striking.
    Thanks for joining us at [url=]Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge[/url]

  2. These spooky little critters are so hilarious...but the scene you built them is awesome. If that's your very first moon, can't wait to see your future ones. It looks amazing.