Well, hello there everybody!! Hard to believe its been just over 18 months since my last blog post but here I am. There have been a few things going on in my life that needed attention, so I had to make the hard choice last year to remove myself from all my DT's except one, and limit myself to just posting on Instagram and Facebook. So I've still been making cards and trying all sorts of new ways to craft.
Recently my friend Michele of I Card Everyone (who I've known since I started my card making adventures around 9yrs ago...) contacted me and asked if I'd like to take part in her 'Playing Cards with Friends' series. She chose the month of October which meant 'Halloween' so I couldn't say no. And also knowing she does this with a blog post I thought it would be a great time to start posting again!!
So, Michele gave me some guidelines for the card:
- Make a Halloween card, scary as you like with a dash of funny
- Must use a die, even if just for the sentiment
- Colours: Black, green, purple and orange + one of my choice
- Here's the Trick: No Pumpkins!!
I have to tell you, I used to make the craziest Halloween cards that really pushed the boundaries but haven't been able to the past few years. This really got me excited and I LOVE the final result:
Trust me to have teething problems after not blogging all this time......My photo is completely in focus after being 'resized' with Photoshop but as soon as I put it on my blog post its blurry..... I'm so sorry, have retaken the photo 15x but I can't get rid of the blurry.....maybe this is why I stopped blogging. You can see a much better image on my Instagram shona.chambers or Facebook page.
My colour of choice was the 'red' for blood of course and I did sneak in a little 'blonde' for my poor woman's hair. Goes to show that you can spend hours looking gorgeous for it to then be pointless!!
I'm running over to Michele's Blog now to see what incredibly scary and hilarious card she has come up with. Hope to see you there and thank you so much Michele for getting me excited about card making again. xxxx
hahahaha totally made me laugh out loud Shona! She's amazing... or well, parts of her are lol. So happy to see your post today!ReplyDelete
Ha!! OMG Shona, I expected something like this, but your written post makes it even more fun - I haven't spent hours [trying] to look gorgeous in years!! But I do feel badly for your Leading Lady!!! Tom says you might be a little demented and you're the Stephen King of Cardmaking - to which I replied that's what I love about you!!! LOLReplyDelete
Thanks so much for Playing Cards, Shona!!! xxxxx I DO hope to see lots more from you here on out!
p.s. He means demented in the very best way! wink!ReplyDelete
Now this is scary in a Jeffrey Dahmer sort of way, Shona! Way to go!ReplyDelete
This is hilarious and fantastic with a good dose of gory. So so clever and a perfect creation to start blogging again. Love the sentiment!ReplyDelete
BTW, this is Stephanie L. I must not have been signed in on my phone. Welcome back! And your card is just fabulous.Delete
I can see you had fun making this card, Shona. Very creative and scary.ReplyDelete
Came over by way of Michele and I'm glad I did. Wow, what a card!!! I'm not into scary movies, although I have seen my fair share. This one reminds me of TX Chainsaw Massacre or Jeffery Dahmer, but it is the sentiment that cracks me up. Another blogger who took time off is having the same issue, she can't get a clear photo she said. But to me (which isn't saying much), your card doesn't look blurry and neither does my friend's cards. Hope you can keep posting as you are a fabulous card maker! Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
I'm visiting from Michele's and your sentiment makes the card. So funny.ReplyDelete
That is one scary, fun card!! Thanks for playing with Michele! Vikki HReplyDelete
This just made me laugh out loud! So clever - scary and FUN!ReplyDelete