Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Cheers!

This week Your Next Stamp is sponsoring the Scrappy Saturday Challenge so I decided to play along! The theme is to pick 2 out of these 3: Scallops, Orange and String. Here's what I came up with:

I wanted to do a Halloween card, but it turns out I don't actually have any Halloween YNS stamps! So I had to do a little improvising and used the Cheers! set to make my spooky drink. If you look really closely, you can see that I turned the olive in the martini glass into an eyeball (you can click to enlarge the picture)! I also made the little spider hanging off the glass out of 1/4" hole punches, thread and 2 itty bitty olive green half pearls.

The papers are from Basic Grey (Eerie paper pad) and I printed the sentiment from my computer using a free font called PostCrypt. I sewed around the card with straight and zig-zag stitches, and then added a little bow of crochet thread to the bottom of the glass - hope those count as string!

My card is also for the following challenges: I hope you like it and TFL!


  1. OMG Maureen! This is so awesome and creative! Love the eye ball!!!

  2. This is BRILLANT!!! So amazingly creative!!! Love the stitching too!!


  3. What a fun Halloween card -- I have never seen a Halloween martini image before and it just cracked me up. LOVE your take on the CAS sketch!! TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking dot com

  4. OMGosh! This is outrageously cute! I LOVE the spooky drink and your spider turned out awesome! Cute Cute Cute take on the challenge! :) Glad you shared with us at Wee Memories!

  5. I love a holiday card that uses every day stamps to make the card! The halloween DP on the bottom of your cirls is cool and the eye ball skewered on the olive pick with the spider you made hanging off of it is so wicked creepy! Great take on the C&S challenge too.

  6. This is such a fun card! Love it! LC

  7. Hi Maureen
    lovely design and colours a really fabulous card, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

  8. I love the way you did your zig-zag stitches. I may have to borrow that idea. Great job on the improvising! That's very creative.

  9. Great card

    Thanks for joining us at SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. Cheers to you Maureen!! Love this Halloween card your stitching looks fabulous , the bow on the glass and your dangling spider!!

  11. Super fun and I absolutely love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges.

    Peace & Luv,

  12. LOVE the eyeball and the spider! FAB details! GREAT card!

  13. SO cute! I love that spider! Thanks for playing the Wee Memories challenge this week!

  14. OMG this is just way to cute ;-)

  15. What a fun Halloween card! I love your martini glass with the eyeball and spider! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

  16. Fabulous card!! Thank you for joining us at Paper Play and at Wee Memories this week! :)

  17. Fab card - love the little spider!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  18. This is spooktacular!!! I especially love the stitching and how you used stamps/supplies you already had to create your own Halloween details!!! Super creative!

  19. Dear Maureen, I really like your blog and your art work!
    I hope you don't mind but I borrowed this picture and posted it on the fb-page of our cafeteria which is called "Cheers cafe"...with a link here. If you want me to remove it I will of course, but as you have your name on the picture I think it can only do good!
    Contact me at greeksaladblog(a) if you like.
    Happy Halloween!

  20.'s the URL for Cheers cafe:


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