Friday 19 October 2012

Not too scary!

Good morning - Friday again already! Where did that week go then? The days seem to pass so quickly at the moment. I'm busy trying to get some cards made as I'm planning decorating during half term in another week. I don't mind the decorating bit, it's just the clearing everything out and preparing the room that's the 'yuck' bit! But our lounge is desperately in need of doing and I'm determined that it should be done before Christmas - so I'll just have to grit my teeth and get on with it!

Anyway, on to today! It's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz - and this week our lovely Dianne has chosen 'Halloween'!  Now, I have a confession to make. I've never made a halloween card or creation before. It's not really something that I'm excited about - and spend most of my time on 31st October stopping Tilly the Dog getting too excited by all the kiddies coming to the door and also stopping my own 'little darlings' from eating the sweets I have in a bowl for the trick & treaters!  So this was a new venture for me - but I surprised myself and actually enjoyed making it!

When I saw this cute 'Bat Cat' image from Mo's Digital Pencil I couldn't resist! We do sing the 'Batman' theme to our cat (but change the words to 'Fat Cat' as she is rather a podge!).

I've coloured the image with promarkers. The backing paper was made using the Big'n'Juicy 'Spice' inkpad and then drawing on some cobwebs. I then added some netting (shaded with the inkpad). The sentiment was printed on the computer (with a little clip art!) and then shaded, and added a couple of Poppystamps 'meadow leaf' die cuts. I then added lots of purple & black and a little sparkle with the ribbons and buttons from stash. 
So I hope you like my first Halloween creation! So do pop over to CraftyCatz with your spooky offerings and join us!  We're sponsored this week by 

Back soon, 
Kim x 

I'm entering this Halloween Hanger in the following challenges:-
Decorate to celebrate - halloween party
Divas by Design - spooky
Eureka Stamps - halloween
Forever Friends - halloween


  1. Good Morning Kim, Love your colouring on this, makes the image even cuter, and definitely fun spooky. xx Flora

  2. This is fabulous Kim love the image and the sentiment you have done is fantastic (love the font). I love the spider web background very clever. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

  3. How cute is this. Love the design on this one Kim. Lots of lovely detail and the colours are fabulous. Then there is the cute Kitty.

  4. love your tag kim and adore that sweet pussy cat...such a beautiful tag hugs sassyxxx

  5. Hi Kim
    Fangtastic just love this and the image is fab and arn't you clever drawing the cobwebs lol,have a lovely weekend my friend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. Brilliant Halloween card Kim, love that fab image and all the perfect colours....
    Oh I wish I were decorating, mine could all do with a freshener, I always did it but these

  7. Hi Kim, I'm totally with you on the Halloween thing, I only made my first one this month too so this is definitely my kind of Halloween image.
    Your colouring is beautiful both of the image and the way you have made the backing paper.

    You could also enter this into the Ladybug crafts Challenge for this month


  8. This is gorgeous and coloured brilliantly. Great layout and embellies too.

  9. Fabulous card Kim. I just love that image. Love how you have added those webs. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

  10. This is so cute, Kim! Love the spider webs in the background and all the great extra touches! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  11. Love your Halloween hanging, Kim, the bat cat is awesome and I love the colors you used!Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Papercraft Star.

  12. Very cute card with great coloring, thanks for joining us at Mo's this week

  13. Hi Kim...its fab...i love it. great DT project, have a good weekend, x carol

  14. This turned out so cute! I'm so glad you entered it in the challenge at Mo's Kim. Hugs!

  15. Wonderful coloring...I love it...

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  16. This is GREAT!! I love the image -- such an adorable kitty and definitely not too scary :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  17. Such a great project for this weeks crafty catz. Naomi x

  18. This is an adorable card! That image is just too sweet. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.


  19. This is great! Cute image, and I like that gold tinsel ribbon!

  20. This is so awesome!! I love the sweet kitty with his mask!! The background is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Decorate to Celebrate DT

  21. another sweetie of a card

  22. What a spooky project! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca


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Kim x