Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sorry didn't make the cut...

As many of you already know, I am on the design team at Color Me Beautiful and AnnMarie and Carole really come up with some fabulous color combinations!  I saw the colors for this week's challenge and immediately thought HALLOWEEN!! and I proceeded to make a card, which I quickly decided was not going to be my DT card.  Silly, I know, but I feel like if it's going to inspire someone else, I really need to LOVE it! So I made a new card which was posted on the challenge blog.  But, I didn't hate my Halloween card, so I figured I might as well share it on my blog.  So even though it didn't make the cut for the challenge blog post, it's getting a little love from my personal blog! Apologies in advance for the shadows...

While I really need to use up my DSP, I didn't have a pattern in these colors that I thought matched cute little Frankie's personality! So out came the embossing folder and the sponge daubers to add a little something to the otherwise basic cardstock. The rhinestones were colored with a sharpie to match the rich razz paper. I was thrilled with how well they matched!

So there you have it... I know I'm not the only one who critiques her work, and generally even if I don't love it, someone else does.  I really hope that in some way this is inspiring and I would love it if you found the time to join us in the color challenge!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-tempting turquoise, basic gray, rich razzleberry, lucky limeade, whisper white, Stamp Set-Googly Ghouls, Ink-Black Stazon, basic gray for sponging, Accessories-chevron folder, big shot, lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, basic rhinestones, glimmer brads, word window punch, modern label punch, decorative label punch, googlies, dimensionals


  1. What a cute Halloween card and so happy you shared it. You should see how many creations in different phases I throw out before I get to the one I am going to use.

  2. It's VERY inspiring! Love the way you designed this and the use of the embossing folder! Fantastic card for Halloween!

  3. I love this trend of "bright" Halloween cards! This looks great & he really is a happy Frankenstein, eh? :)

  4. It's adorable! I really like the little Frankenstein!!

  5. Oh, I sooo LOVE this card, not least because I am just dying to get my sticky little mitts on this embossing folder!! Only a couple of weeks to wait now!!! EEK!
    Greta colours too :-)
    Hugs xxx

  6. A card after my own heart. I am on a huge kick with the googly eyes lately and you could tape a shoelace down and add them and I'd LOVE it. LOL :) All your works deserve love Margaret, they are each so special. The layout here is terrific and the booooooo...LOL....gears me up for when the little ones come trick or treating this Halloween.
    Beautiful work my friend!
    Big hugs to you,
    Lisa xx
    p.s. I noticed that one of your teamies, Dorlene has my maiden name Durham. Hmmm, wonder if she's a long lost relative. How funny would that be?

  7. Too cute and I would have never thought to use those colors for Halloween, fun - thanks for sharing =)


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