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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooktacular Calendar Girls' Challenge

The Calendar Girls were challenged this month to make a Halloween themed card.  We had to use purple on our card.  We needed to have three layers, one of which was DP.  We also needed to use two embellishments and one had to be glitter.

As some of you know, my oldest loves her tarantula, so when I saw the spider DP from SU...I had to get it and do something with it.  I found the great punch art spiders on SCS.  I used Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock.  I ran the spider DP through my spider web embossing folder also from SU and added a GLITTER glue smile to Spidey.  I colored my linen thread with white craft ink and hung the little bugger from a white brad.  The sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Our wonderful hostess, Tami, also wanted us to share what is our favorite candy to find in our trick-or-treat bag and a fun thing we do for Halloween.  We really don't celebrate Halloween as some do, but we do take our kids to a Fall Festival at their school.  My favorite candy...hmmm...I do like chocolate.  But at this time of year...I really want to find me some candy corn in my trick-or-treat bag (she says as she pops one into her mouth.)  YUM!
Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the Calendar Girls' spooktacular creations.  You can find their blogs in my sidebar.


MiamiKel said...

DIBBS!!! Oh wait, it's not a swap! :) How superbly cute is this lil spidey!!! What a charmer he is! I bet your dd will love this one as it's probably as friendly as her pet Tarany :) (I still can't believe you agreed to that, lol - brave, beautiful mama!) LOVE the web, so creative -and his glitter smile is my fave part :) Hugs!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So creative!!!

That DP gives me the creeps - perfect for Halloween! The fact you embossed a web onto it well, pretty much super-d-duper creative!

You did a great job with the challenge, Little Miss Punch Art! ;)

Darlene said...

Debbie, this is creepy-cute!! I LOVE your spidey and his thread. Very creative to emboss the DP, it must be really cool IRL. I think your card is the greatest!

April said...

I adore your spidey! What a FAB-ulous card!!

I love that you embossed the web (cool idea which I must try)!

So glad we could do a bit of "trick or treating" together!!

Barb said...

Great Card--I love looking at punch art and this one is great! I am sure your daughter will love it too.

I think it is so smart to emboss your DP--what a great idea to try.

Your card is perfect for the challenge my friend--way to go1

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodnesss....... your card is SPOOK-tacular!!!! I love Spidey (you know how I love love LOVE punch art!) and how very clever to emboss that spider web onto the DP. So fun!!!

I have ideas running through my head now for a way to create a card... thanks for inspiring me!

Have a great Halloween and enjoy that hard candy!

Lorie said...

Dj, your spidey card is just adorable! Love the patterned paper, and YUM on the candy corn!!!

~Paola~ said...

awww this for sure is punch-art-cutenessssssssssssss!! LOve this spidey and the embossed b/ground....of course all those mini spiders on the d/p is the max too!!:o)

Terry said...

Cute card Debbie! Love the DP, the spider and everything about this!!

Candy Corn = not my favorite, so it's all yours ☺

Great job on the challenge! Looks like Tami will be very proud!!

Big hugs to you!!


Carol W said...

Oh Debbie, what a cute card...I have to say your spider is darling with his cute little sparkly mouth...great job. I love that you embossed the dsp with a web and that you were so creative in coloring your linen thread with craft ink....hmmmm all the good ideas that are jumping out of your blog...(btw....every time I see candy corn I think of you....in the paper the other day they had a recipe for candy corn rice krispie treats...yup....I immediately thought of you...) Great job my friend.....♥♥♥

Melina said...

I have to say, I had the creepy crawlies for a moment looking at your card. (I am terrified of spiders!) But the big one is too cute to be scared of! :)