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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You're Spooktacular

It's freebie challenge time at Dude Time Doodles! I know how you all love freebies, so you aren't going to want to miss out on this one! Hurry on over to Dude Time Doodles, grab the featured freebie image and play along with us for your chance to be a Dude Time Doodles guest designer! (It is so much fun to be a guest designer! Don't miss out on your chance!)

Today's featured freebie is Gavin Ghost from Dude Time Doodles and Bonibleaux Designs. He's a fabulous ghost and so fun to create with!

My card uses the sketch at Sketch N Stash for the card layout. I used a fun mix of these new Halloween papers, and then made a drippy border with the drippy goo punch by Martha Stewart. After all, what's a ghost without some drippy goo?! Gavin Ghost is colored with Promarkers. I did some sponging around the image with yellow and purple inks. The brads are from my stash and were originally black and white.

This brings me to a little tip for you, today. You can alter brads and other bling my coloring them in with alcohol based markers or paints.

I used my Promarkers to alter these brads and make them the colors I needed to match my card.

How's that for a fun tip?!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

August Digi Day at Stamp Something
Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #78 Holidays at Totally Paper Crafts
Coloring at Frosted Designs
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #74 use A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #67 Sketch at Sketch N Stash
HSC7 Pantone's Fall Colors at The Hotspot
Challenge #95 Holiday Fun (Halloween) at Die Cut Dreams
Inspired By: A Tutorial (tutorial on coloring on embellishements with markers) at Creative Inspirations Paint
Challenge #69 Anything Goes at Raise The Bar
Challenge #106 Something Old (Brads) Something New (Halloween papers) at Incy Wincy
Challenge #46 Straight Edges (Tip) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #5 Digi + The Color Green at Kich N Bleus


  1. What a fabbie card & great image...Thanks for joining in at Sketch n Stash :D
    hugs and xxx

  2. Great card Sammi, love your BPs too, thanks for joining us at DCD.

  3. Love the papers you used with Gavin and I think it's so cool that you colored your brads to match.

  4. What a cute Halloween card! Thanks for joining our coloring challenge this week at Frosted Designs :)

  5. Terrific Sammi! Love the dp you used.

  6. ok this is so cute...i love halloween cards...you did a great job on the colors and details


  7. LOVE the way you altered those brads! Great idea and a wonderful card!

  8. Sammi, Those are the most fantastic papers and the way you used the drippy goo punch is so creative! lol Great coloring and sponging. I love everything about this card!

  9. What a great Halloween card and good use of that free image too!

    Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Hotspot challenge for our Pantone's fall and winter colours 2011 challenge this month and good luck :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx



  10. Sammi, your halloween card is so darn cute!

  11. I love Gavin's color! The papers are perfect and wow, very cool brads! Well done!

  12. LOve it Sammibug! You're doing DTD proud!
    Dawn xx

  13. What a great Halloween card!!! You rocked our coloring challenge at Frosted Designs!!

  14. Totally adorable card, Sammi! Thanks for the tip on coloring brads and for playing with us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  15. Hi Sammi, fabulous card hun, great layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us in our Holiday Fun challenge at Die Cut Dreams this time.
    Dawn and the Dream Team xx

  16. Great card! Thanks for playing in our Bugaboo Challenge this week.

  17. Absolutely fantastic idea, perfect for our holiday theme.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x

  18. Cute card. Thanx for joining us this week at IW. Hope to see you back again next week.
    Renee DT

  19. Great card, love the image and papers you have used. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT

  20. Cool card. Love the drippy goo. Fun tip. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

  21. Very Spooky! Cute card and great tip!

    Thanks for playing again with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


  22. A great image for halloween, lovely card and fab tip. thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  23. Lovely card and a great tip too! I love changing brads to suit my projects! Thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  24. Great tip and spooky image too! :D
    Thanks again for a great entry at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa :)

  25. What a 'ghouly-isious' card (sorry it's the word thing again!) Love your colouring of him too.

    Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Straight Edges' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Thanks for sharing your Top Tip with us too - your brads look amazing!

    Carol x

  26. Goodness me! Really spooky! Thanks for your tip and playing along with s this week, Samantha - Top Tip Tuesday :0)

  27. Wow, your card is wonderful, the colors are great. Thank you for playing along with Top Tip Tuesday this week!


  28. Great fun card!!! Thanks for joining us at SNS this time around, Juliexxx