Friday, October 28, 2016

Have a Scream

Welcome back, crafty friends and visitors! Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Haunted Mansion and Altered Mirror; you really made me smile! Today, I have a much simpler project, but still just as fun to create! It may have been even a little more fun, because I was making it for a special friend--Niki of Pawsitively Creative Crafts. Her amazing creations were recently published, not once, but twice in "Just Steampunk!" and "Mixed Up" magazines, and I wanted her to know I was doing a happy dance for her!

If you want to see how I made this spooky wood grain background, please stop back on November 5 when I'll be posting a brief tutorial on this technique on another project. The text paper is from Recollections--Michael's store brand, and the bats are part of a gift package my super talented and generous friend Anne of Redanne. Thank you, Anne! I heat embossed them with Wow!  Black Glint embossing powder. I colored the text panel with Frayed Burlap and Wilted Violet Distress inks and stains.

My  September 12 Tags of 2016 was a winner, and one of the gifts I won from the one and only uber creative and generous Tim Holtz was these Day of the Dead 2 stamp set. Thank you, Tim and Mario! This festive frisky skellie was the no brainer choice for what I wanted to say. She is embossed in the same black glint powder, simply colored with Frayed Burlap and Wilted Violet Distress inks and fussy cut. The Oct. 31st and Have a Scream stamps are from Hobby Lobby and ere inked in Archival Jet Black. The Twisted Edge die cuts are another gift from Anne!! It was like Christmas, opening her package. Stay tuned for another post featuring another die cut gift from her.

Well, that does it for this card--super easy, but with lot's of creepy details! I hope Niki likes her card! Here's one of the magazines she was published in. I have to say, I feel like a proud Mama!

Here's another look at my card...

I'll be sharing this with the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #52-Halloween I used 2 Sizzix dies--Halloween Mixed Media and Twisted Edge.

Thank you for stopping by and for all your incredibly inspiring comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. A lovely way of honouring your crafty friend! I can see the Happy (and still spooky...) dance. I won't spoil the surprise but I think I know how you made that lovely wood background...
    Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  2. What a perfect card to celebrate Niki's success!! This is fabulous, Sara Emily!! I love the dancing skeleton!! She's so fun!! The wood background looks so amazing!! I can't wait to see how you created it!! All the details are spectacular!! Love this!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Like Lisa has already said, this is a perfect card to celebrate Niki's publication! The skellie really does look like she is doing a happy dance, she is such fun to look at, I love the Halloween story in the bookpage and the corrugated background too. Niki must have been so thrilled to get this!!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Make it Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Excellent! Congrats to Niki, and congrats to you for winning this awesome set! Love your colors and those bats look great!

  5. Such a fun card and a perfect one to celebrate Niki's successes, love all the spooky Halloween elements you have added xxx

  6. Oh, Sara, what a fun and wonderful way to celebrate Niki's successes! I am sure she is going to adore your phenomenal card! That skelleton really looks like she is doing a happy dance! What a genius idea! Your wood background is simply fantastic and I can't wait to see how you did that, my friend! What a super talented lady and a wonderful friend you are! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  7. Adorable card with the perfect sentiment to go with the dancing skeleton. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Let's Craft and Create and can't wait to see your next card or project with us soon. Hugs Nancy Hill design team for Let's Craft and Create

  8. Spectacular card for Niki. You have a wonderful heart and you just continue to make me smile with your stellar creativity. What a great way to highlight the amazing prize you got from Tim and Mario (as well as the really cool gifts from Anne!) Love the texture, color and that amazing wood grain background. Love it!! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

  9. Eek! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create. ~DT Janis

  10. Yikes! This is so stinking spooky and adorable all at the same time! I love the wood background and that Skeleton all dolled up is a hoot! I absolutely love this card!!

    1. Oops! I got so caught up in your awesome card that I forgot to Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapy Land challenges!

  11. Delightfully spooky, well done. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and a Create.

  12. This spooky skeleton makes me smile with her finery and her dancing. Spooky and funky! Thanks for playing along with us again at the Frilly and Funkie "A Very Vintage Halloween" challenge!

  13. Gorgeous make Sara!
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  14. I wouldn't want to meet this on a dark night! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers.

  15. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member

  16. Amazing card, Sara! The wooden background is just perfect! And what a nice way to celebrate your friend's success! Thank you for joining the October challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  17. What a fun and quirky Halloween card Sara! That dancing skeleton had me really laughing this morning! Love the wood texture background and the fun way you used the TH border die cuts! Fabulous my friend!!

  18. Fabulous Halloween card! Love it!! Such a great design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  19. Fantastic Halloween card, it made me laugh, there's something about that skeleton. Love your background and the borders. Thanks for joining us for the "A Very Vintage Halloween" challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.

  20. Fabulous. Absolutely love that dancing skeleton in her Halloween finery. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  21. Love your happy dancing skeleton and the touch of purple which really pops against the backdrop. Love the threads peeking from behind. Lovely spooky piece. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  22. I have to say that this card is even better in person and totally AWESOME SAUCE! I can't thank you enough for sending this goody to me and the special bit inside the card. You know I had a treat with that! My DH said "you have a lovely friend that you haven't met but she is very nice!" Yeppers, so true but I feel like we know each other well my friend. I can't wait to see how you created the background. I keep looking at it and trying to figure it out. I will know on November 5th! Yippee and thank you bunches again dearie! Hugz to you muffin!~Punkin


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