Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Well, what a week!  I always find it hard to get time to play when the children are off school - my eldest spends his time in and out of the house with friends and the door and phone never stop for him (oh to be popular!).  My youngest loves to have company, so either wants to have friends over all the time, or wants entertaining - inevitably, I end up cooking, cleaning and taxiing them around!  Last Wednesday, myself and youngest had a lovely day at Green Halloween in a nearby town - we had a nature walk, collecting leaves ad things, willow web weaving, tissue paper lanterns, wooden jewellry, bat box making, apple bobbing, cookie decorating and got to see a barn owl, buzzard, ferret, snake and other creatures...we even found a leach on a leaf that someone had collected!!  There were hotdogs and bacon butties and the most beautiful pumpkin soup, and the best thing about it - it was all free! You don't find that very often!
Yesterday, we (parents of children at our village school) arranged a Halloween party in the village hall, then tonight, did an hour of trick or treating and finished off at a friend's house for a buffet...there are benefits to living in a small community!

Anyhow, enough of my waffle, onto a card I made using one of Chrissy's digis that I won at Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog...
 ...this one is called Birdie Friend and is coloured with Promarkers.  Once again, I paper pieced the image to give it more dimension... was really difficult to try and get the right angle to show the depth to the layers of decoupage, but I tried! There is about 5 layers in total and it took me an age to work them out, yet again!  I tried allsorts of flowers and embellishments on this card, but in the end, decided against all of them!  I liked the simplicity of it and apart from the little die cut swirl and green pearls, the card is quite plain - it seeemed adding more to it just took away from the image.  I do love these papers though, they are from the First Edition Desert Blooms paper pad - really lovely muted, quite Autumnal shades...delish!...

...I decorated the inside with coordinating papers and just a nesties sentiment panel - the sentiment in full reads "A little bird told's your Birthday!"  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had as Happy a Halloween as we did!  Lisa X
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Yes, you guessed it, Anything Goes!


Tammy said...

Oh I love your sweet card. Such pretty soft colors you used. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle.

coops said...

stunning card lisa.i love how you have decoupaged the sweet image and your colouring and papers are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

ahlers5 said...

What a sweet image. your coloring is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DDSC.

Kim said...

wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us at TPS!!!!

Christine said...

Oh your card is so lovely!! I love your coloring style!! It is so realistic!! Love that frame behind the little girl. It's a great shape!! Wonderful work!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Annemaritta said...

Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenge “Anything Goes” this week with this card. I thought it was decoupage and then of course the next pic pointed it out. Very neat and nice. :)