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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Have a Vampyrific Halloween

Here I am, back, again, to tell you about a new challenge over at Open Mind Crafting.  We have a fun one for you, perfect for this time of year! Our theme is Halloween or dressing up.  Surely you have some Halloween makes to show off, right?  Come on over to Open Minded Crafting for Your Chance to win prizes from these great sponsors:

My card uses the image, Vampyre Witch, from Scrapper's Delights, colored with a mix of Promarkers and Copics - But mostly Promarkers. I wish you coud see the shading real well in the pic, because I am pretty darn proud of it, being its my first decent attempt at shading with Copics. Unfortunately. it doesn't show well in the pic because of the lighting and color choice.  but, trust me! I did well for a first real attempt LOL!  All papers used are from my stash. I have embellisehd the card with handmade pearls.  Oh, Oh.... I have a fun tip for you on making your own pearls.  You can make pearls in lots of colors, very inexpensively, buy buying plastic pony beads in bulk and melting them down in your oven.  I made these black pearls/enamel dots myself, by melting down black pony beads in the over at 250 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Make sure you line your baking sheet with waxed paper and let the pearls cool for a few minutes before handling. Then they will slide right off the wax paper. Be careful when melting and monitor your pearls as different ones seem to melt at different rates of time.

This card if for my best male friend, for Halloween, who always appreciates my cards.  Hope he loves it!

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Challenge #34 Halloween at Scrapper's Delights
Celebrations For Kids at Send A Smile For Kids
Challenge #88 Halloween at Pumpkin Spice
Challenge #27 Anything Goes at Treasured Times Stamps Challenges
Challenge #210 Halloween at Corrosive Challenges
Challenge #230 Orange and Lilac at Sketchy Colors
Challenge #94 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
RCS#81 The Haunted Mansion at Red Carpet Studio
SOS #174 Halloween at Shopping Or Stash
TPE273 Trick Or Treat at The Pink Elephant
Halloween at Crafty Boots
Lots of Layers at Melonheadz Friends
Challenge #114 Halloween at Artistic Inspirations
Halloween at Make My Monday
Challenge #57 Anything Goes at Fitztown Challenge Blog
10/13 - 10/25 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
Challenge #93 Halloween at Dream Valley Challenges
Halloween at Clear It Out
Favorite Color Combo (Black, Orange, green and purple) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #218 Halloween Colors at Tuesday Throwdown
TTCRD 10/21 - 10/27 Anything Goes at Through The Craft Room Door
It's Spooky at Cardz 4 Guys
Challenge #179 Halloween at The Paper Shelter
Challenge #75 Spooky Cute at Lia Stampz
Challenge #54 Halloween at Creative Moments
Challenge #21 Halloween at The Male Room
Challenge #52 Anything Goes at The Stamping Chef
Challenge #282 Halloween at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #208 Halloween at Hanna and Friends
Halloween at Milk Coffee Stamps
Challenge #344 Trick Or Treat at Cute Card Thursday
Favorite Color Combo (Orange, Black, Green and Purple) at Top Tip Tuesday
Favorite Color Combo at Top Tip Tuesday (TIP)
Challenge #200 Dots and Pearls at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #125 Orange and Black at Fussy and Fancy Challenges
Challenge #35 Halloween at Kitty Bee Designs
Challenge #51 Halloween at Left Of Center Challenges
R#199 Halloween at Crafts4Eternity
Halloween at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge Blog
Challenge #80 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #145 Black Magic at My Sheri Crafts
Halloween at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #131 Trick Or Treat at A Gem Of A Challenge
Halloween at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #2 Halloween at Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog


  1. A super card, not too sure whether it is suitable for a male recipient, thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

    1. It is made with a sexy witch on the front and what man wouldnt like a sexy witch for Halloween?! It most Certainly is suitable for a male recipient. If you read in the post it was made for a male friend. Thank you for your comment and opinion on my card.

  2. I love this card. Cute image.Nice coloring. It's perfect for our Halloween challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Good luck, thanks for joining us and please join us again soon.

    CC DT

  3. She IS a sexy witch! ;-) Great job! Thanks for entering our challenge this week at The Stamping Chef! xx Myndi DT

  4. Great Halloween card! Fab image and layout! Love the colours! Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors this week!

  5. Great card - love that lime green dress on the witch. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time

  6. Great card - love the image and your coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

  7. Great cards. Love the layers. I make my own pearls as well :) thanks for joining our challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  8. Nice witchy image! I love how you layered the background paper, too. I have a horrible time trying to use large patterns on cards but this card is a great example! Thanks so much for sharing over at Red Carpet Studios!
    Angela (DT)

  9. Very cool Halloween card! Like your vamp girl being accented by all the cool Halloween paper! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!

  10. Great card & I LOVE that image you used...it's colored so beautifully!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

  11. Fabulous vampire - she's very sassy! Nice layers, super papers. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week"!

  12. Fab Halloween card, I love the image and all of the layers. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  13. A great Halloween themed card - I'm sure your friend will love it - thanks for sharing at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

  14. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...what a cute image...hope you stop by and play again <((><

  15. Great mix of papers. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  16. Fun Halloween Card. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  17. Lovely card with much layers and a great and sexy witch...thank you for joining us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  18. Great image! Love the papers and colors. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  19. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at RCS.

  20. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. It is perfect for our ‘Halloween’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Milk Coffee Challenge.
    Hugs, Andreja

  21. Such a great card and I love the details with the layers, colours and fab tip. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge, Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  22. fantastic card and such great paper choices to go with the beautifully coloured image. Thankyou so much for entering The Stamping Chef challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

  23. Love your post title Sammi!!! What a great Halloween image...I'm sure that your friend will absolutely love his FABULOUS card!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!!
    Take care,

  24. Love your card and your tip is terrific. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  25. A really sassy witch. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  26. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 17th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. Now that's what I call a very vampy witch and a wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining in this week at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

  28. Great image and card. Thanks for entering our challenge at CCT. X

  29. Lovely card...... Thank you for entering it into our challenge this week at TSC

    Hugs Winnie DT - The Stamping Chef

  30. Great card - and it must have taken you FOREVER to enter all those challenges. That's dedication! haha Thanks for sharing at The Stamping Chef this week and good luck! Melissa DT

  31. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  32. Such wonderful paper and design! Love the witch as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  33. Great card! Wonderfully colored.
    Thanks for playing along at Clear It Out!

    -Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

  34. super cute! love these colors! thanks for joining us this fortnight for our spooky cute challenge at lia stampz!

  35. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at creatative moments challenge xxxx

  36. Thank you for joining us over on Delicious Doodles.
    Marleen DT xx

  37. Fab card.
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.

    Andrea :-)

  38. Thank you for joining us at TMR. I love your vampire, she's gorgeous.

  39. Gorgeous Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  40. Love the papers. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights.
    Julie T

  41. Such a great card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  42. Beautiful . Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  43. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends.


  44. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Polka dots & pearls” challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment. I really had a busy week…

  45. Great halloween card brill layout & colours.

    Thanks for joining us at kittybees

    Tracey dt

  46. Great card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x

  47. Love your card! Thanks for sharing in the "Halloween" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Hope to see you in our new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

  48. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Karleigh Sue Challenges.Good luck!

    Lynda DT x

  49. Totally awesome card!!! Love the great papers you have used for it!!!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Karleigh Sue challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  50. Lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at the Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog xx Good luck

  51. FAB card thanks for joining us at Karleigh Sue. Hugs Tina (DT) x