Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown Halloween

    Happy Tuesday!  You know that means another fantastic challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week our theme is Halloween.  We're sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, where you'll find some of the cutest images around.  Not only that, but in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, their entire inventory is on sale at 35% off.  So, schedule your mammogram and then go shopping!  Robyn's generously provided the images for the DT to use this week, and I think you're going to be impressed with the magnificent creations they all did.  Be sure to visit the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog and see them all.  It wouldn't hurt to leave a little comment love for each DT member either.  :-)

     I used "Bearly a Pumpkin" and he's so adorably sweet that I had to use spooky papers and embellies to try to balance the 'Cute' with the 'Spooky'.  The sketch came from Clearly Inspired Challenges, and I flipped it on its side.


CIC37

     Bearly a Pumpkin is colored with Copics and fussy cut very carefully.  Fabulous Friday (Frosted Designs) has a challenge theme to do fussy cutting.  I used three different die cuts, layered together, for the matting behind the image and used Pop Dots to adhere the image to the die cuts.  Although it's difficult to see in the photo, the image is almost 1/4 inch above the mat.  Emerald Faerie Garden asks us to uses die cuts or punches.

     The dps are all from my stash but they've been around since last year so I have no idea what company made them.  I added the bone brad as the only embellishment.  I don't think it needed anything more than that.
As simple as this design is, can you believe there are 8 layers on this card, not counting the card base?  Paper Sundaes wants to see lots of layers this week.

     This card will be given to my grandson for Halloween and I know it'll bring a huge smile to his face.  Card Cupids is asking us to do a "Random Act of Cardness" for their challenge by making a card and then giving it away to bring joy to another.  I love that idea!

     I hope you're going to play along with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week for our Halloween challenge.  If you like combining challenges, as I do, there are several other challenges using Halloween as their theme.  Here's a list of additional challenges where I'm going to submit this card:

Clear It Out - Halloween
Art Impressions - Halloween
Moving Along with the Times - Spooky Halloween
Stampin' B's - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Halloween w/ skeleton or bones and too cute to spook
Stampin' for the Weekend - What a Cutie
Gingerloft - color orange
I Did It - Halloween
The Hybrid Chick - Autumn/fall
Just Some Lines - Autumn colors
Secret Crafter - Halloween
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Fall colors
Pile It On - "Do it for fun" and always, work in as many challenges as possible when making your card!
ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Autumn/Fall
My Grafico - Halloween
Paper Creations Ink - Orange or Black

     Have a fantastic Tuesday and come join us for Tuesday Throwdown's Halloween challenge.  NanaConnie

46 comments:

Benzi said...

Your balance of cute and spooky is just perfect, NanaConnie. Your grandson is sure to love this cute, cute card from his Nana.

Anne Temple said...

Love those fun papers and this image is just too cute!! Great coloring (and fussy cutting).

*Vicki* said...

Hello there friend! :) WOW!! This card is so sweet!! Love the take on the sketch and your papers along with your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for having me along as guest designer this month!! I look forward to working with you all!! HUGS

Davi said...

NanaConnie fab job on the card !! I LOVE the coloring on your little guy and the fun dp with it :)

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Your papers are gorgeous - it's so cute, it brought a smile to my face too as I'm sure it will for your GS.

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

this card is very very cute!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week--unfortunately this card won't be eligible for the prize because we have a limit of 10 combined challenges--but you still have time to get another card entered!! Good luck!
♥ Lisa M. PSDT
http://lisabeesponderings.blogspot.com

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a great creation and perfect for our Halloween Challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

oops and the Emerald Faerie Garden too
Kate xx

jimlynn said...

So cute Connie. LOVE the spider web background too.
Your grandson will love it.
Lynn

pinky said...

Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Martha said...

just tooo cute, thanks for joining us at Clear It OUt

Karen Hasheck said...

Such a cute Halloween card for a child. Love the image and your coloring and the layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and come back soon!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Just Some Lines

Laura JSLDT

Jenn Borjeson said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining our Fall Colors challenge at Just Some Lines! :)
Peace & Hugs, Jenn

Patty Sue 2 said...

He is a very cute bear/pumpkin! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. Good-luck and I hope we see you for our next challenge on the 15th!

Kathleen said...

Cute card
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week but you wont be entered into the prize draw as we have a limit of combining our challenge with 10 other challenges.
Hope to see you again
Hugs Kat xx

Michelle said...

Hi Connie,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I so appreciate them! Your work is beautiful here and I am crazy about your two kitties:)

Hugs,

Michelle

Marlene said...

What an ADORABLE card. A bear wearing a pumpkin suit, carrying a pumpkin for treats..heeeeheee. Like I said - ADORABLE. :)

debbiebakk said...

What an adorable Pumpkin bear he is thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

susan said...

Great card! Love your coloring on him. Thanks for mentioning our sale, too. Good Luck in the challenge and thanks for joining us at the I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 75!

Sharon said...

How adorable!! Love the bg papers. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!! :)

Jenn said...

Cute card, I'm sure your grandson will love it! Thanks for playing with us at ABC challenges!

Shannah said...

Oh this is just adorable Connie!! Love the image and your colouring is fab!!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Gale said...

Too cute. Great background papers too!
Thanks for going "Orange" with us at GingerLoft Challenges!
:) Gale

Cassie said...

I love it, Connie! That image is darling, and what a fun Halloween card! GREAT use of the sketch! I'm so glad to see you for CIC37 :D

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very cute card Connie, love the image and your work on the layout! Thanks so much for playing at JUST SOME LINES this time:)

DesignerDiva said...

Love your super cute card that image is just adorable!
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our Spooky challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Sara said...

Oh Nana Connie... Your card is sooo adorable!! I love the layout and your coloring is beautiful!!! I also LOVE the DP's!!! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink!! Have a wonderful rest of the week!!! Happy Creating! Sara

Ashley Horton said...

WOW, you did an awesome job cutting that cute, little bear out! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs! :)

Shanna Shands said...

Thanks for playing with ABC Challenges for our first return challenge.

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

What a cute bear! He is so cute, and I like your fussy cutting! I have to be careful, too! I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs! **Roberta

auntbeespickles said...

I love the simple layout. What a fun way to use up scraps you just can't throw away! This image is just too cute! This is a really sweet halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
Hugs, Sarah

Dawn said...

He is super cute and looks great against the spiderwebs. Thanks for joining us at Mygrafico

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT Halloween card challenge! This Halloween creation is absolutely adorable!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I remember when I was first introduced to stamping at an SU party. The cards we were making had something like 8 layers (such as yours), and I can recall thinking, "Gosh, that's just throwing money around! All that paper! It seems unnecessary!" Well, it's interesting how you change as a crafter, isn't it? Now I don't think twice about all the paper I use. In fact, I try hard to use up what I have!

Your "Bearly a Pumpkin" is super cute, Connie. And the little bone brad is a perfect touch, to keep things spooky. :)

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Gaynor said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft, good luck and hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

How cute this is !!!
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is such a sweet little card and what a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Your image is just too cute, really great card for a kid! Thanks for joining us this week @ SAS 4 Kids, hope we see you next time :)

Julie said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us on the Card Caravan at the Hybrid Chick.

Julia said...

He is so adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

Shell said...

SO cute!! I love that you flipped it on it's side. The background paper is perfect! Thanks for playing the CIC!

vicmbee said...

very cute .... thanks for joining in with the Emerald Faerie punch/die challenge xxx vicki xxx

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

Kathy D. said...

what a cute halloween card. I like the papers you used. What a cute image too.

Thanks for trying out the Sketch on www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
Hope to see you on Friday when the new challenge is posted!