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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Crafts Galore Encore October 2016

Can you believe it's the first of October already? The nights are starting to draw in and the weather has turned chilly here which makes perfect conditions for crafting.
 The first of the month means it's the start of a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
Thank you to everyone who joined in with September's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.

Our theme this month is everyone's favourite
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor is the fabulous KennyK Stamps
who are offering a prize of three digis from their store.

I was lucky enough to receive an image from KennyK Stamps and have made a tent fold card to showcase it.

Seeing as it's Halloween at the end of the month I dug out my precious Graphic 45 Rare Oddities papers. I used both black and purple pearlescent card for my matting layers and die cuts.

My image is called Devilish Donna but I think she looks quite sweet. I used my Copics to colour her and then cut her out. She is mounted onto the card with foam pads.

I used a clock die from Marianne and a birdcage from Spellbinders. The birds were made from a Heartfelt Creations die which I trimmed into a raven-like shape. I hand cut the bats.

I tucked a length of lilac lace beneath the layers and added two gem filled bottles.

The finishing touches are a black lace bow and some large gems.
Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the wonderful projects and cards created by the rest of the talented team and to enter your Anything Goes creations.
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-179-halloween.html x
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/october-challenge-halloween_1.html x
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/1st-october-2016-classic-design-team.html x
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-68-anything-goes.html x
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-101-anything-goes-option.html x
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/325-halloween.html Top Three
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html x
http://copicmarkerspain.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/october-challenge-halloween.html x


  1. Bad enough it being October already without it raining too :( {moan, moan, mutter mutter}

    Great card, love the depth of the design and all the strong, vibrant colours

  2. I wondered where you found all those cool colored sentiments and pieces! Fantastic paper - thanks for solving that spooky mystery LOL - she is darling in your amazing coloring techniques, and so is your card, Andree! Hoping you enjoy a wonderful week-end! hugs, de

  3. Absolutely stunning, Andree! Love all the details. x

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. WOW this is stunning Andree, I love the image and gorgeous papers. Your layout is stunning too.
    Linda xxx

  6. Fabulous card Andree, so much detailing and the image is so cute. I` love how you have coloured her. Hugs `Jennifer xx

  7. Oh wow Andree this is stunning card the image is amazing and I love all the embellishments. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. What an awesome card. Just love your coloring and all the extras on it. Perfect halloween card

  9. Oooooooh this is fabulous Andree! Love all the detail and embellishments you've added. Shabneez xxx

  10. She is stunning Andree! Fabulous colour and your stunning detail.

  11. Oh wow! I LOVE it... what a perfect Halloween card x

  12. Ooh Andrée this is just stunning. Wonderful colouring and, of course, I love the Graphic 45 papers. Cathy x

  13. Stunning make and love the way you have colored the images

  14. WOW WOW WOW, you do rock it with Kenny K that's for sure. I just love your whole card's composition. Fabulous!

  15. This is so FREAKIN' AWESOME! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  16. Awesome card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  17. Wow Andree a gorgeous and awsome card thank you for joining us on this month's challenge 'Halloween' over on
    Ching Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    CCK DT

  18. Awesome Card. Thank you for joining into our challenge Scrapbook Stamp Society
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  19. Wow amazing creation you have created here. Such vibrant gorgeous colours and the design is just fabulous. Your image is so beautifully coloured too. Nice work. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  20. Awesome card love the colours

  21. Hi Andree - great card for Hallowe'en! Love the image & the colouring is fab. So many elements to look at too - stunning!
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty calendar this month. Hope to see you again soon - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  22. OMG!!! such a wonderful card.. so many embellishments..love those two bottles of charm..he he he..Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges.

  23. What an awesome project. Love the attention to detail
    Thank you for joining us at Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps monthly challenge.
    Linda DT CCK

  24. Fantastic Halloween card with your design, stunning..Thank you for joining us for Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  25. Absolutely beautiful and I love her hair. Perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Laine DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...


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