Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween

I don't celebrate Halloween, but took part in a Halloween card swap this year. I used a tattered lace die to make the pop up box out of blue card from Lidl. I used largest of the Marianne owl dies and more Lidl card to make my witchy owl. I die cut his hat from the accessories for Tim Holtz Crazy Birds die and added purple glitter glue to it. Using black archival ink I stamped that bat from the Hunkydory For the love of stamps Halloween set on the box, using my fingertip as the acrylic block as its a tiny stamp. I die cut several of the impression obsession branch and snipped it in places before adding them to the supports in the box. I'd bought an unbranded set of ghost dies from eBay and so I cut these in white card and added them on acetate popping out of the box. I also added them to the sides of the box. Apologies for the dodgy photos but I was in a rush to get the card in the post. In fact I was in a rush making the card and fortunately it turned out to be a quick make! In my haste though, I forgot that it was supposed to be a secret swap and signed the back of the box... 

25 comments:

  1. This is really cute, Cara. Love the ghosts. [Bunny]

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  2. What a fabulous fun project Cara. Judy x

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  3. I love this project, the pop up box is a super style of card and the ghosts and branches perfect for it. I've not managed to find a pack of Lidl card for ages and my last one is about to run out. I think all the local crafters have cottoned on to it.
    Jane

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  4. Spectacular! What a fantastic make, so creative. Those spooky ghosts are fun and fabulous x If I made this, secret or not I would want to sign it x

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  5. Hi Cara, what a fun project. Think its great :)

    We dont celebrate Halloween but we do celebrate my partners (Dennis) birthday today. Over the years its more and more difficult to do anything - go out etc on his birthday due to Halloween now.

    x

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  6. Fabulous pop-up Halloween card, Cara, I love all the branches and ghosts popping up. It's hard finding this shade of blue card, so I'm off to Lidl tomorrow! xx

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  7. Just brilliant Cara so much fun, love your design and dies, Kate x

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  8. Supre pop up box and some really fab images, love it.

    Kath x

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  9. A fabulous box card Cara and I love the colours. Barbxx

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  10. Hi Cara
    I don't do Halloween either but this is spooktacular.....sorry, couldn't resist.
    Ang x

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  11. Spooktacular card in a box Cara! Love the dies you've used x

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  12. Love this, it's amazing, I would have loved to get this in a swap!! Also as a reply to you about Dino Dress Up Day - I am totes in!! Cx

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  13. This card is so very fun and cute! Love the design...

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  14. It may have been quick Cara but it is adorable! I love the witchy owl and the ghosts really look as if they are flying!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  15. Hi Cara, this is the sweetest Halloween card ever! Have a happy and creative week, Angela xXx

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  16. Oh my gosh Cara, this is so much fun! I always enjoy these exploding boxes, especially ones with floating elements like your super eerie ghosties!! Your big bird with the witches hat really made me smile and your bright blue background is a wonderful way to keep Halloween cheery! Well done! hugs :)

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  17. Great fun Halloween card/box Cara,love all the little ghosts peering from within the tree and the sweet owl of course ;) hugs Viv xx

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  18. My gosh Cara what a delightful exploding box design.

    Hugs Diane

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  19. What a great idea for a Halloween card. Spooktacular!!!! Xxx

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  20. Brilliant card Cara....love the blue card which makes the owl and ghosts stand out...great make....Joolsx

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  21. This is such a cute halloween card - I'll bet your swap partner will be very excited to receive it!

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  22. Oh WOW, what a fabulous make Cara!! I'll bet your swap buddy couldn't believe it when this popped through her letterbox!

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  23. delightful!!! love this.
    xx Karen

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  24. What a fabulous fun card - love the little ghosts!

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  25. Love, love, love this one - so different and beautifully done. I really must purchase myself a good size owl die as I do adore them, and your's is stunning, just gorgeous Karen x

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