Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Hi peeps - hope you are having a good week - it's actually sunny this afternoon in West Yorkshire - yay! Think this might be a looooong post so grab a cuppa and pull up a chair!
This is my first ever Halloween card - thought I would join in the fun this year and do something scary!!
Actually, this fab little digi witch is quite sweet really,
apart from that slime green cake covered in cobwebs,
and that very suspect little shopping bag from Harvey Nicks, full of bats, dripping blood and goodness knows what else.
This was one of several fab. digi images from Tiddly Inks, which I won in Larissa'srecent Blog Candy draw. You might like to pop over and leave Larissa some lurve, and then pop into the Tiddly Inks shop - if so, just click the links above.
Soooooooooooo - onto my card,, which I am entering
into 5 Challenges:-
Sentimental Sundays :- Autumn or Fall
There She Goes :- Purple, Orange and Lime
Cowgirl-up Designs!:-Anything Goes!
Moving Along With The Times :- Fairies or Fantasy.
The cardstock is purple Bazzill lined with black.
Black cobweb lace and orange ribbon bought from the new Boyes store in Ilkley - love that shop!
Image coloured mainly with Copics, plus Dusty Concord DI for shading on the dress and Weathered Wood DI around the edges of the piece.
Corner cobweb drawn freehand with fine pen.
Black stitching done on my sewing machine.
The Halloween Ticket Sentiment is from a set by Ann Vento at  Ann's designs are
fabulous and are well worth checking out.
Orange stickles, Glamour Dust, and some black beads from a very old necklace, to finish.
Phew - hope I have remembered to mention everyone involved in this production!
Lots of love to all who visit -


lisa said...

I don't "do" Halloween but I have to confess she's a very lovely looking witch. You could almost convert me with this stunning card, Sylvia. I love the cobwebs.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Hugs Lisax

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Silvia. I`ve never done Halloween before either but have some bits ready to start for this year. We have 3 Boyes stores in Hull, it`s where I get most of my ribbon from, but I`m going to have to look out for that cobweb lace, it`s gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Larisa said...

wow! It is wonderful! I can't believe it is possible to make this beauty for first time even! ))) You are really talented with cardmaking!!! Love the image a lot!
Very nice colouring too!!!

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia I do love to make halloween cards just for the fun, I used to do the toffee apples & sweets for the children door knocking..none here now tho..onto your ohh soo grown up the Harvy nics bag..LOL fab colour combo all blends beautifly stunning work.

smiles Christine xx

G Peplow said...

Hey there Sylvia, Wow what a brilliant 'first' Halloween card, it's absolutely gorgeous. Love the image, colours and ribbon and background and ticket. You see the list goes on and on, it's brill :0) xxx

Christina said...

A stunning card Sylvia!! Love how you coloured the image, love the background!
Hugs Kristel

chris said...

O M GOSH Sylvia, This is so truly fabulous, I love the black halloween lace and the ticket and ... well I LOVE IT ALL its an outstanding card. hugs chris xx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Sylvia and your little witch is rather cute. Love the colours and your stitching.
Hugs, Fliss xx

cheryl said...

wow hun seen some gorgoues hallowean cards but wow this one is amazing,that cobweb is gorgoues really makes the whole card just jump,out at you totally brilliant hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Andrea said...

Your card is fabulous - I love the black lace,the way you have done the background for the image, and your hand drawn spiders web. Your colouring of the image is awesome!
Love, Andrea xx

RefRacBe said...

I love the image, it’s really cute. The colouring in is fabulous.

Lynne K said...

This is wonderful, Sylvia! I'm not into Halloween, but who wouldn't be captivated by that cute little witch? She's great! Love the cobwebby background, and the Halloween Treats ticket is the perfect embellishment. Brilliant! xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is an awesome card..The image is darling and you did a terrific job with color and design. Just love it...

Duendes said...

hello ,is adorable,thank you for your sweet comment
I am glad that we are friends. :<)

Wishing you a happy and productive week!


Lisa Jane said...

ow this is fabulous . I love it! I am a big Halloween fan lol. I love the spiders web lace - and the little charm.
Lisa ;)
Ps you could enter this into my challenge over at BY the cute and Girly this month which is spooky - and also Moving along with the times which is fantasy/fairy

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous creation.This is a fabulous card all round.From your amazing colouring to the range of embellishments you've used.Thanks for joining us at CSSC :D
Lisa x

Gina said...

Fabulous creation :D !! I'm sure I've got a pair of stockings like that somewhere haha! Brilliant cobwebbiness! Thank you for joining in at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for joining us this week at MAWWT , your card is just fbaulous
Lisa ;)

stampingmarianne said...

Well you should make those halloween card more often! It is really beautiful! You coloring is great!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Janette said...

It's brilliant, love it.xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, This is a super card for our challenge this week on MAWTT, I love the image she is so cute (for a witch) Thanks for playing, Hazelxoxox

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, super witch & I just love that cobweb lace, it looks fab!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Unknown said...

Sylvia what a beautiful card it is gorgeous she is a great looking witch love all of your lovely detail the colours are amazing and the web lace too stunning first Halloween card, have never made one myself yet,thanks for the links chum will pop over lots Hugs xx
Sarah x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sylvia wow hun this is stunning, love your colours, image and details, the ticket and webs look fantastic, thanks for all your lovely comments hun and your info too, speak soon, hugs Liz xx

CraftinGranny said...

Wow Sylvia, for a first timer this is stunning. I love all the details and that image is so cute. I haven't heard of Tidley Winks before so I'll be sure and check it out. Thanks for the link! Fall is fast approaching here with rain and colder temperatures starting next week. The trees are just beginning to turn their beautiful fall color. I love the change of seasons! Conley is having surgery Friday so I probably won't get a chance to create much the next few days. Been busy getting my posts done to schedule ahead. Thanks for stopping by my friend. Have a wonderful week ahead. "Hugs" Carol

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Sylvia! Love, love, love your colouring!! :) The cobwebs on nther purple paper are so awesome!


Claire Phillips said...

Gorgeous image and wonderful colouring - the layout and elements are stunning! Cheers Claire x

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! Your coloring is perfect. I love the cob web lace. Thank you for joining the Autumn or Fall challenge at Sentimental Sundays.


Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow, this is quite something...

Annika said...

Really-really-really cool!!! The cobweb lace alone is fantastic but what really catches my eye is you Monet-style colouring which is mosstly used on backgrounds but looks sooo gorgeous on the image!!!

Poppet said...

Wonderful card Sylvia, I love the colours you have chosen for your card and gorgeous image. The ribbons look fab.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Sylvia, she looks lovely!

Kleeblatt said...

Wow, what for a beautiful card. I like your image and the colors. Thanks for the playing by CSSC. I hope, we see you in the next week again.
Good luck.
Hugs Monika

Chris said...

Hi Sylvia! Hope you're well and had a good weekend. Your card is wonderful and that's such a great Halloween digi. Love your colouring and your gorgeous dotty background which is perfect with her. I owe you an email, will get onto that asap. Love and hugs, Chris xxx

Diane said...

Like one of your previous commenters, I don't'do' Halloween either but this is a really cute image and I love the effects you've achieved with this card! I think I'll follow along especially since I'm in West Yorkshire too!
Diane x

Danielle Daws said...

I just saw this on "There She Goes" - WOW!! What a phenomenal card! Fabulous!

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Sylvia, your colouration is always a joy to see and this is such an adorable image. Love your colour combo and the gorgeous cobweb lace.
Nicola -x-

Gini said...

Can she be gorgeously gruesome do you think?
I'm so glad you won all those competitions with this fabulous card. The lace is an inspired idea and sets off the card beautifully.
Congratulations Sylvia your cards are outstanding and you'll be getting lots more well deserved accolades I'm sure!
I love 'em all!

Eileen said...

Ooooooo this is something else everything about it ....gorgeous stuff ! xxxxx

Tracy Valure said...

Your blog is great. I love your style! Glad to be working with you on Sent. Sundays!