Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Ghosts & Goblins Fall Frolic Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Ghosts & Goblins Fall Frolic Blog Hop!  The weather here has cooled off nicely and one of my students even brought me a lovely red leaf this week, so Fall is definitely around the corner.  A perfect time for a blog hop full of Ghosts and Goblins and everything Fall.  I am your first stop along the way so let’s kick things off!! 

If you just happened to stop by, you will want to head over to the SparkleN Sprinkle Blog to get all of the details.  You have the chance to win any of FIVE great prizes.  All you need to do is visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment.  The hop runs from Thursday, Sept. 20 – Friday, Sept. 21.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 22nd. 

Here is the line-up for the hop: 

Marie Berquist (That’s Me!!)   









Now that we have all of that out of the way, let’s get to what you really want to see!!  I have two cards to share with you.
 

My first card is fairly simple, using the adorable Kitty Witch, along with the Fall Is In The Air sentiment.  I used a premade black card front with the little bats already punched out, but it could be easily made from a piece of black cardstock and any punch.  I added a piece of "Tear-ific" Tape behind the opening and added Starfire Glitter.  Then I used an embossing folder to add the tree and heat embossed the image in white.  Sponging the tree and around the edges with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink made the background look lighter, reminding me of a foggy, spooky night.  I embossed the sentiment with Indian Corn EP (isn’t that a great name) and added it with some wrapped fiber that reminded me of a spider web.  You can find full instructions on this card here.
 
 

I love tags, but don’t seem to make them very often.  My second card features one created with drywall tape and washi tape.  This is a technique I have had on the back burner for a while, but was reminded of it when I saw it on another blog.  Check out this technique in Tips and Techniques at the SNS website. 
 


 

I used Eve’s Sunflower and some of the leaves from the Fall Leaves Stampette Set, coloring them with stains, fussy cutting, and shaping them with a stylus. 

I trimmed off some of the petals from one of the sunflowers and layered them to add dimension, along with some Autumn Fire Glitter Tinsel and Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft.  The sentiment is Second Spring.  For final touches I added a bow and die cut flourishes.  You can see full details of this card here. 

 
Now it is time to head over to Karalee’s blog to see what she has waiting for you.  I know you will love it.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you leave so you have a chance at a prize.

Just a reminder that through the end of the month Halloween, Thanksgiving & Fall images are on special at 15% off.  To view all our specials, which also include a few glitters, embossing powders and flocking - just click here.     

Also, you still have until September 30th to enter the September Sketch Challenge.  Check out the details and sketch here.

Thank you so much for hopping by and I hope you really enjoy what all the designers have to share with you. 
 
 

 

 

 

These cards are entered in the following challenges: 

Kitty Witch
Stampendous September Challenge – Embossing Techniques
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #181 – Less Is More
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C154 – Anything Goes with a Fall Twist 

Tag and Sunflower
A Blog Named Hero Challenge #12 – Tag, Your It
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 28 – Distressing
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 125 -  Favorite Technique (Layering Images)
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #134 - Use Your Favorite Stamp (Eve’s Sunflower)
Clearly Inspired Challenge #59 (CIC59) – Leaves
Craft Your Passion Challenge #128 – Bingo (Bling, Ribbon, Distress)
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge – Ribbon (Leaf and Sentiment Stamps, Background Paper - least 6 months old)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC224– No Patterned/Designer Paper!
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC57 - Use Ribbon
Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge #157 – Harvest card or Fall/Autumn project

66 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Awesome cards!! I especially love the 2nd one.The drywall tape is a fabulous look!!

Karalee said...

Marie, I like both your cards, but your second card is very striking. The colors just pop!

April said...

Great cards, Marie. I really love the flower on the second one and that pretty bow!

Debi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! First card was great. Second card is awesome. Absolutely awesome.

Shanna Shands said...

I love the colors and how cute the first card is. THe second has so much fun texture.

Julie Z said...

Great cards Marie! Love those sparkling bats on the first card. And the flower and leaves on the second one are SO pretty!

Ellapu said...

Love the tree image. Thanks for sharing over at Creative Card Crew this time
Elaine DT

Frann said...

Love what you did with the tree and those glittery bats.Beautiful sun flower on the 2nd card.

Pat Garvin said...

The flower is beautiful. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love both the cards, the sparkly bats and then your drywall tape background - very clever!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, love your dimensional sunflower and the tape in the background is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Love the drywall mesh idea...I've played around with it too:) The sunflower is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

OOOOHHHHH... AHHHHHH Lovely cards! Especially love the sunflower you made! Gorgeous as usual!!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Marie, Love both cards, but the second one is my favorite. I love the colors and the layout. Susan Cavas Smith

Lin said...

Love your sunflower tag card, Marie - the added autumn leaves are beautiful, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

elf1023 said...

Love your cards, got to learn more about the dry wall tape technique. Always looking for new texture.

elf1023 said...

Love your cards, got to learn more about the dry wall tape technique. Always looking for new texture.

creativearts said...

Great cards, Marie! I really love how you molded the sunflower to make it look so real.

Carol Jones said...

Beautiful cards! I'm going to "copy" the Halloween design with slightly different stamps -- can't wait! Thanks

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, how you always come up with fabulous designs is wondrous! These are two uniquely created cards using similar coloring! The Witty Kitty card is darling with bright colors, and Eve's Sunflower is gorgeous! Love what you have done with both. Thanks for sharing the techniques!

KristiDaroci said...

Love how the halloween one looks like a chalkboard!

Keri Brown said...

Both of your cards are amazing but I truly love the sunflower card... Sunflowers are one of my fave flowers and you did it justice here.. Great job!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards, I love the sunflowers and the use of the drywall tape for your tag. Thanks, for joining us over at Speedy Fox and Friends.

namabear said...

Marie great cards. I luv the sunflowers the way you layered and glittered them is awesome. Thanks for sharing

Carol Drumwright said...

I'm partial to kitties, so I love the kitty witch card, but I especially love the fall card - Fall is my FAVORITE holiday! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

NanaConnie said...

Marie, These are wonderful! Love the way you did the glitter on the bats and Kitty Witch is wonderful done all in white. The flowers are magnificent. Such dimension and texture!

Susannah said...

The white embossing powder shows up well. I love the flower.

NWFlamingo said...

Can't get enough sunflowers. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Drywalltape, who would have thought.
Love it. Beautiful fall colors.

Rose Wilson said...

I love your card with the cats and then sunflower was coolbeans

Lynne P said...

I love the glitter under the bats - now I can think of hundreds of ways to use that technique - and the Kitty Witch. The white embossing powder on the black card really makes her stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Vogel said...

I particularly like your first card. Indian Corn is a great name for an embossing powder. I love the glitter behind the bats. I just recently purchased some of the Washi tape for another project, so appreciate more ideas for using it.

Anonymous said...

I especially like the spooky card where the tree stands out darker than the night.
Janet

Gita said...

First card is adorable, love the pretty second card. The sunflower is just amazing!!

Dianne Potter said...

Love these cards! The sunflower is autumn in it's purest form. But, the ghostly Kitty Witch is adorable! Thank you for sharing.

cincyem said...

Great cards, Marie.

Laurie said...

Awesome cards. I love the bats on the first card and what a great idea for a tag on the 2nd card!

ShirleyTACS said...

Thanks for sharing. I will try layering the flower petals.

Anonymous said...

I love the first card; your sponging on top of the black cardstock next to the wicked looking tree makes for the ultimate in spooky. The second card is lovely; it looks kind of vintage and I love the way you did the flower; it sure popped out at me. Serenity1944

Anonymous said...

Love the drywall tape!!

Jessicalovitch@yahoo.com

Katy said...

Both cards are fabulous! I love your glittery bats! Also, that flowers is gorgeous! :)

Karenladd said...

Love these autumn themed cards! The halloween witch kitty is just adorable!

Cheryl B said...

Love both cards, the sunflower card is a real beauty! Love the sparkly bats!

Michelle said...

The sunflower is so lovely. I like your card.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

purusty said...

A really spooky cat card & I love any technique using flowers Tks Sandy

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards. Love the dimension you added to the sunflower card. And all the details you added.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What 2 really beautiful cards. Love the details!

Joanna said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Creative Card Crew.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Wow! That sunflower is beautiful! Love the green bow! Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!
Blessings,
Michelle

Cammy404 said...

How gorgeous! I loved the sunflower! The depth and pop up caught my eye. Beautiful card!

Libby Geiger said...

the sunflower card is awesome

Anne Temple said...

Wow, both of these are absolutely fabulous! Love the kitty witch and all the dimension in the flower.

Gerlinde said...

Great cards, Marie! Especially like the sunflower.

Cat said...

OMGosh! That sunflower card is gorgeous! Love your colors and LO. The witch card is just toooo cute!

carrie said...

Great card and tag. Love the variety of materials used for the tag.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Marie! Oh, this is gorgeous! Love the rich colors! Especially like the flower and leaves and the way you colored them with stains! Beautiful!! So glad you joined our challenge this week at SSiC!
Sandie

Karin said...

Oh Marie! Your cards are always over the top fab :) Love the cute creative first one and the beautiful detail filled second...Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

great Halloween card! The kitty witch image is adorable. I love the glitter detail on the bats...wonderful idea! Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

scrap joanny said...

great job :-) perfect card for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Kathy D. said...

Wow! Great texture on the leaf card. Pretty.

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

Kathy D. said...

Wow! Great texture on the leaf card. Pretty.

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge ♥♥

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, both cards are wonderful! Love the scene you made with the first one. Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

Stampendous said...

Thanks again for playing along with the Stampendous Saturday Challenge! Love your terrific Halloween Card. Good luck!

wendyp said...

Absolutely adorable Halloween card! Love seeing how you created those flowers! Thanks for playing along with Stampendous Embossing Challenge!