Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Festive Fun with Bugaboo

This week's challenge at For Fun Challenges is a favorite of mine and not just because the prizes are provided by Bugaboo Stamps. This week, participants are asked to make a Halloween card without using the colors orange, black, or purple. I've always been a fan of using non-traditional colors with very traditional holiday images. I'm not sure why I love playing with color this way. Maybe it's because of that old flag optical illustion? Or the issue of Sesame Street Magazine I adored as a kid because all the characters were different colors than they should be? Chicken? Egg?
 So, I took the opportunity to make a trick or treat goodiebag, trading in the usual colors for greens, yellows, and browns. Check out the cute little cemetery at the top! It's one of Martha Stewart's badass edge punches. She definitely knows how to do halloween!
I'm entering this project into these challenges:


 Kitty break! Kitty break! Here's Weezee, completely fascinated by a squirrel on the Video DogSitter DVD. The dogs weren't all that impressed by the video, but Weezee couldn't take her eyes off of it. She was completely transfixed for the entire video, moving only to get into a better attack position so the animals on the screen wouldn't see her coming.

Working on goodie bags this week. I finally gave up on ever finding ones small enough for the cuteness level I desired and just went ahead and ordered them online.
 Entering this party favor goodie bag (I'd love these for my birthday party...I'm a goth geek year round!) in the Outlines Challenge (they're the company that made the fabulous stamp I used.) It may not look like I did much coloring, but I blacked in the blank parts and darkened the lines using colored pencils to make the image as vibrant and clear as possible.
Also entering this in the Quirky Crafts challenge.

I'm totally in a Halloweenie mood this week. Check out this adorabl kitty by Pollycraft:
 I'm entering my halloween cat and candy card into these challenges:
 Repeat Impressions DCC1012 Designer’s Choice Challenge
Sparkles Forum Challenges

I love this sneaky little bulldog by Mo's Digital Pencil. Usagi loves to grab plastic pumpkins and run. We thought it was the candy until we caught her stealing them just as often when they're empty. Silly dog!
 I'm entering this naughty little puppy card into these challenges:
Wags and Whiskers Challenge #65
Stampavie Halloween Challenge

I picked up some really nice, barely used, Lyra Polycolor colored pencils off of ebay and now I can't get enough of coloring with them.
I'm entering these sweet halloween kitties here:
Hanna and Friends
Crafting for all Seasons
Paper Sundaes


Caro said...

All of your work is great, but I LOVE that gothic goodie bag. The details in that stamp are wonderful with the spiders web and the spider, bats etc. Thanks so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

You've been a very busy girl - lots of crafts in this post, and they're all lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Wags-n-Whiskers. We're honored to have you with us. I wanted to mention that Wags-n-Whiskers has many darling digital images available in our shop (you can find the link on our challenge page), and you would love playing with them. Take a moment to check them out. We hope you will join us again. Have a great week, and thanks again for sharing your work with us.
Karen - Design Team Member
Wags-N-Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Kiki said...

Wow, so busy!!! So many lovely cards!!!

Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends and SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Spyder said...

all your spooky cards are fabulous , love them all! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's this Halloween/Recipe challenge,don't forget to come back and vote!!

Bianca said...

All your Halloween creations are so very lovely! You are a buzy bee :o) Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Kathleen said...

Wow youve been busy! Lots of lovely projects. Fab!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Hugs Kat x

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW, you have been busy! Loving all your creations. The Outlines Treat Bag is fantastic!!! That stamp fits just perfectly! And I liked the kitty break too!!!!
Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Outlines this week!

Jan said...

What great creations. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Season's. xx Jan

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab selection of great your kitty, our greyhound sits & watches the F1 very strange animals lololol!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carole of Brum said...

Had to smile at Kitty being so transfixed by the video meant for the dogs!

Your cards and bags are smashing. Thanks for entering your gift bag in our Halloween challenge at Dream Valley Challenges - it's fun and looks great, as do your other fab projects. You can enter 3 times, so if you wanted to put a couple of the other projects in as well you'd be more than welcome. CoB

Christine said...

Love the goodie bags. You have been quite busy creating. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons.

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun filled post! So many great creations to snoop at! LOVE how you used the Outlines stamp on your goodie bag...that is such a cool image! Thanks for playing along with us this week! ♥ Sue Kment

Shari said...

Great halloween projects - you've been one busy lady!! Especially love the border punch on the bags. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Anne H. said...

These are gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

Giò said...

A lot of fabulous creations!!
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
Hugs, Giò