Nov 4, 2013

Dueling Darlings October Duel

Hello!! I am terribly late with this post, but it should be no reflection on the challenge kit, only my disorganized life of late!

The theme was:
"Trick or Treats, smell my feet
Give me something sweet to eat!"

Paola's kit contained so many fun and creative elements, it was hard to choose!  I just loved the ghoulies, aren't they a hoot?  And look at those cute little spiders coming to visit the witch kitty!  (never thought I would use cute to describe spiders!)

Here's a side view and if you look closely you can see the wonderful texture on the bat.  Paola die cut them from a thick Mulberry stock that almost feels like felt.
Contents in the kit were:
Stamps (all from SU): "Haunting Halloween" (cat, cauldron + 2sentiments)
                                    "Booglie Eyes" (mummy) & "Best Fiend" (sentiment)
D/P:     Wicked Fun (SU); Halloween Characters & Small Dots (both from Michaels)
                                      Black w/ silver thread (handmade DP from Costco)
Accessories: 'Boot To You' (CB folder); 'Black Bat's (Sizzix Die); 2 Halloween ribbons (Michaels);
                      1 XLrg orange brad by Elements/Am. Crafts ; sm. spiders from Recollections; 
                      pumpkins dimentionals stickers;
                      2 sets of Googlie eyes (Dollar store); 'Bootiful' brads from Sprinkles

We were also asked to share our view on Halloween - do we celebrate it, what is our favorite part, a favorite recipe, costume, etc.

Personally, I enjoy Halloween.  To me, it's all about kids.  No commercialization or pressure of planning the perfect holiday meal, gifts, cards, etc.  Just kids, having fun getting dressed up and showing off their costumes for a little treat.  

When our kids were young, we were always the gathering house after Trick or Treating.  I'd have a fire in the fireplace, some Halloween cartoons on & they'd come here, spread out their loot on the floor to compare and sort it.  Usually soaking wet clothing and shoes would be drying by the fire.  That's how it goes when you live where it can be cold and even snowy on Halloween.  Good times!

Thanks Sweet P for a fun and generous kit!  All of the leftovers have been saved for our final round.  Hugs to you!


Marilyn said...

Great card Darlene and I like the shape and design. Oh yeah... those little ghouls are so cute and not a bit scary!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is darling! For sure! I love the fold and how it allowed you to use so many fun elements from the kit!

Oh how fun to have the memories of Trick or Treating gatherings at your home. Enjoyed hearing about them!

MiamiKel said...

Super spooktacular! What a not-so-scary Halloween project! Love this fold, so much detail and you were prob able to get most of the kit on there it seems! What fun!

Welcome back to blogging, Bijou has done well! :)


jimlynn said...

CUTE card!! Can this be spooky and cute all rolled into one! Yep, it can. Precious and very creative.

Judy McMullen said...

WOW! Your spooktacular card is amazing!! Love the fold and how it shows off so many of the fantastic, fun elements you used from the kit! So worth the wait!!

Terry Ladwig said...

Darlene....I really love this cute card! Great fold, great way you used alot of the kit and I love how you placed everything!

This was worth the wait ☺ Big hugs to you!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful fold to your card Darlene, and I love all the colour contrasts you have going there!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh.....look at this fun card! I love it. All of the details are perfect. I especially like how you cornered the cat image to layer on the die cut. It looks good!

Barb said...

Love the Card Girl! What a great way to show off so many of the cute and scary images! I guess you can chalk this Halloween Trick or Treating Night as memorable too! Huge Hugs to You!

Margaret said...

Great card. All the images are just amazing and your step card is just perfect.

dweatter said...

Amazing card. I love the fold and how you used lots of items from the kit. I enjoyed reading of your Halloween memory.