Monday, 11 October 2010

Boo-tiful scenery

I've had a blast working on today's card. I have used the very sweet trick or treat stamp from sweetpea stamps, designed by Elaine Cox. The little owl is also a part of the stamp.

I started out with the house that I had laying around, cut out in Halloween paper using a qk die. As we don't celebrate Halloween in Sweden like the US I don't have many H papers. This is actually a scrap from a paper I bought years ago and keep using every year - I still haven't run out. It's a perfect way to use those smaller pieces not to mention a cheap way to make a card. As you can see it mainly consists of cardstock which is the most basic thing you can get. Both cheap and always available.

For the four background panels I have used four different cuttlebug embossing folders. The "boo" sentiment is from the same embossingfolder as the green panel. I embossed it and cut out with a circle nestie that had the perfect size. I cut out an orange circle in bling cardstock using a circle nestie. The black tree is from the same set as the house and the black bat is a single qk die. The little witch and owl is coloured with promarkers.

I used a couple of challenges while working on this card:

All sorts - songtitle ( I chose "this is Halloween" from a nightmare before Christmas)
By the cute and girly - spooky
Friday sketchers - sketch
Simon says stamp - Halloween

Here are the lyrics to the song I was inspired by from the movie  Nightmare berofe Christmas:

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody screm
In this town of Halloween

I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red

I am the one hiding under yours stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, man hiding in the trash cam
Something's waiting no to pounce, and how you'll...

Scream! This is Halloween
Red 'n' black, slimy green

Aren't you scared?

Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everbody scream

In our town of Halloween!

I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace

I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"
I am the wind blowing through your hair

I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween! 

Tender lumplings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare

That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of Halloween

In this town

Don't we love it now?

Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everyone scream
Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

La la-la la, Halloween! Halloween! [Repeat]

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Lorraine A said...

fabulous card :-) The image is adorable and the house and papers you used are fab ,,, love the little owl too ,, very cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Kristel said...

Woww really stunning Katarina!!
Hugs Kristel

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image and brilliant halloween colours.

Hannapanna said...

This is stunning! Love the colour combination and the sweet image. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

scotspanda said...

oooh great song choice and great card, the image and house are fab

thankyou for joining in with my musically inspired challenge this week @ Allsorts

Amanda xx