Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's No Costume!

     I have an old college friend (a guy) whose birthday falls on Halloween.  It's hard to do cards for him year after year without falling into the trap of just sending a Halloween card.  But this year, Sassy Studio Designs came to the rescue without even knowing it.  While they have "Halloween" as their theme, this wonderful sorceress just filled the bill for what I wanted to do.  Since it's a guy card, it had to be CAS.


     I did it all in just black and white because adding orange would have made it even more Halloween.  I grant you, I'm entering this into several Halloween theme challenges, but my purpose is really a birthday card for a 'dirty old man' who will love this image and the sentiment.  Sorry, Bobbie!

     The papers are from DCWV's 'Le Creme' stack and I've had them in my stash for well over a year.  I used Promarkers, glitter gel ink, and Sakura Glaze pen to color the image.  The sentiment is mine.  The three buttons are very sparkly because they are faceted but I had to tone that down in the photo.  They've also been in my stash for a long time.  Why I tend to forget about using buttons as embellies, I just don't know, but I do.

     Challenges:
Craft Your Passion -- Witches
Celebrate the Occasion -- Male birthday (+ tall card.  This is tall but the photo software "squashed" it!  Unfortunately, it makes most of my cards look like square cards.  This one is business envelope size.  Sorry)
Creatalicious -- Halloween
Everybody Art Challenge -- Add bling
Heck of a Challenge -- Spooktacular
Ladybug Crafts -- Halloween
Lia Stamps -- Halloween
Papelitos Stamps -- Witches
Raise the Bar -- Witches
Shopping Our Stash -- Trick or Treat
Through the Craftroom Door -- Anything goes

      Today may be another "twofer" day but if not, I'm sure to have something for tomorrow.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,love the design, image and colouring.xxx

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  2. I got this image too made me think of snow white for some reason lol anyway I love what you have done with her and a fab male card I am sure your friend will love it
    Jacki xx

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  3. Hi Connie, you have done it again! I just love this card and I am sure your friend will love it. The image is stunning and loving the black and white.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Very cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  5. Connie, no doubt about it. This card is fabulous!

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  6. This is so cool. The papers and coloring is great. Thanks for participating at CYP.

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  7. Love Love Love it....and Bobby will too! Super attractive with the CAS, black and white combo!

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  8. Love Love Love it....and Bobby will too! Super attractive with the CAS, black and white combo!

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  9. Connie, this is a wonderful card for a man, and I am sure he will love it! Love the paper you chose, your image and coloring, the sentiment, and the sparkle! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  10. VERY classy!!! He's going to love it too! Love the black and white and just the right amount of glitter!
    Lynn

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  11. Fun card!!
    Love all the sparkle and the sentiment is great :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!!

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  12. She's certainly a stunner nanaConnie & I love what you've done with her!
    Very masculine card but still very beautiful!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  13. Brilliant, just a fabulous card for a guy, wow he will love this I'm sure. It fits the season yet isn't 'Halloween'. Love the sparkle!
    hugs
    glenda

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  14. Fantastic, Connie! I just love that outfit! How totally elegant is that!

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  15. This is wonderful. TFS with us at CTO.

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  16. WOW! This is fabulous!!!! I LOVE how you've colore the image!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us on Dare To Be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Studio Designs!!

    Mary
    SSD DT

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  17. What a fun card... Love those Sassy Studio Designs images! You did a fantastic job with her. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

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  18. Clever use of the image.The monochrome look suits her perfectly.Fun card for a man.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  19. Love the B&W with the wonderful shimmer, really pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Male birthday (tall card)" challenge :)

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  20. ooh wow she is fabulous .. really scary i wouldn't mess with her lol
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
    Lisa x

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  21. What a fabulous masculine card. Love the coloration of the image and all of the sparkly bits. The dies you used to cut the background and matting for her frame her beautifully and create edginess (no pun intended). Great paper choice, too. Thanks for joining our Which Witch is Which challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

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  22. This is a wonderful image and your sentiment made me laugh! Great! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
    Beate

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  23. Such a great card, thanks for joining in at creatalicious challenges this month.

    Kelly

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  24. Super stylish halloween card Connie - right up my street!
    Thanks for spooking it up with us at Heck Of A Challenge this month and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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