Saturday, October 1, 2022

Most Magical Time of the Year

      Today is the kickoff for Most Magical Time of the Year, a new challenge blog which features any combination of Fall-o-Ween, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Christmas, Christmas in July, Creepmas, Winter, Hanukkah, Diwali - Festival of Lights, Kwanzaa, etc. throughout the year!  We are a monthly challenge and we have a series of delightful sponsors who offer prizes to the winners. 

     Today, I've done both a Halloween card and a Christmas card, featuring images from our October sponsor, LeighSB Designs.  The first image, on the Halloween card, is Witch of Furness Forest and the second is Santa Whiskers.

     I colored this image with water color paints (and a very fine brush), then fussy cut it with scissors.  I went over the face color with a ProMarker to give her skin a greenish cast.  The background was made by die cutting purple CS with an Altenew die and then layering it over paper which had been water colored to create an orange ombre.
     The baker's twine came from Ellen Hutson and the black cat is a Poppystamps die cut.  The sentiment was printed and cut with an Avery Elle die.

This is also my Day 1 entry into the 

     This one was colored with ProMarkers and glitter pen on the fur cuff and pompom on the Santa hat.  I cut the image with a scallop die from Sizzix.  The sentiment was cut with an Avery Elle die.  I hand-sewed the red satin bow.  The background dp is from a Recollections stack (and it's been in my Christmas stash for at least 10 years!)

     Challenges for Witch:

    Challenges for Cat:

     We'd love to see you playing along in our new challenges, this month and every month.  We're planning on having plenty of fun and it would be great if you'd come play along.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


My Side of Oz said...

Wow! I totally adore both of these fantastic cards using Leigh's awesome images! You really gave the witch a lot character with the watercolors and Promarker on top of the face! The black cat the background...I love it all! Santa Whiskers is always so adorable and he is adorable to the max on this beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge! Nan, DT

valscraftings said...

I love both of your cards with these fabulous images!!!

Thank you for joining us at Festive Fridays Challenges!
Festive Fridays DT Leader

crafty said...

A lovely card. Thank you for taking part in the Christmas Aud Sentiments challenge.

valscraftings said...

Fabulous Witchie card cute kitty!

Thanks for joining in our challenge!
Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

Anne Fenton said...

Love the witch card .... Halloween is coming!!

Josje said...

Nice card thanks for joining us at colour crazy
Josje Dt

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

I absolutely love both of your makes using my dig stamps NanaConnie, so magical! Wonderful to have you joining in our SPOOKtivities this month at LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and playing in our annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop and our Too Cute To Spook Challenge.
Happy Halloween!