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Monday, 1 October 2018

Crafts Galore Encore October 2018

Firstly, Thank you to everyone who offered kind words and support following our wonderful news that I reported last month.  New routines and relationships are still being adjusted to but, on the whole, settling in is going very well for our new family unit.
Secondly, I apologise for my continued lack of presence on social media. Hopefully I will soon learn to structure my time better. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Now, on to today's business:

Welcome to my October post for
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 every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

and our sponsor this month is:
who are offering three free digi images to the winner.

Seeing as October is generally regarded as a spooky month I decided to make a Halloween card.

For the background I matted and layered plain black and pearlescent purple card. I then wrapped some gorgeous black lace around them and fixed them to a homemade card blank.

The DT were lucky enough to be allowed to choose an image from the store. I chose Haunted House #1. I coloured the image with my Copics using a die-cut circle to create a void for the moon. I trimmed and mounted the image onto black card.

Before printing the image I added the sentiment to the page.

The spooky embellishments were plastic items in a Halloween themed bag. I added some touches of red with nail polish. The card was finished off with some purple half pearls.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can meet our new Design Team members and see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team. Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the October challenge.

I know a little girl who is excited to dress up as a fairy and wish everyone a
Happy Halloween!!

I have entered this project in the following challenges:


  1. Oh Andree this is a stunning card. I hope you are well. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Andree, Awesome halloween card. Love all the details. Especially those hands. Hugs, Pam xxx

  3. This is fabulous Andree, so pleased that everything is coming together for you at home.
    Linda xxx

  4. You sure got Halloween going on this card. Great details.

  5. Such a fabulous image and great spooky detail Andree.

  6. Fabulous Halloween card, Andree, but those hands are truly creepy! Love that your little girl wants to be a Halloween Fairy :) x

  7. Woweeeeee, you did such an amazing job with this Halloween project. Beautifully coloured and the finished product looks absolutely brilliant. Loving the skeleton hands, perfect Halloween creation. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  8. Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Cheryl DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  9. This is fantastic love how you took the photo's.Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  10. Fabulous card and love the skeleton peeking around the corner.

  11. A spooktacular creation Andree! Your addition of the creepy hand with the nail polish was brilliant! Very pleased to read your family unit is blossoming. Shabneez x

  12. Love your colouring, love the image, love the card. Great additions of the hands and skull LOL. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge at Morgans Artworld this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  13. Great card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Sherry DT - http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  14. OMG I love this! Those bloody hands and face are the best! The black lace behind is a great touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps- Pam DT

  15. Spooky is right! This card fits the bill. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.


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