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!


Karen said...

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

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

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


Karen said...

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

Michele Gross said...

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!

Gale said...

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.

LindaC said...

This is such a fun card! Love it! LC

Curlybear said...

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

Janis said...

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.

{Jane} said...

Great card

Thanks for joining us at SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Monique said...

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

Jeannie said...

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

Peace & Luv,

Sue Lelli said...

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

Ann said...

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

Candice said...

OMG this is just way to cute ;-)

Heather Maria said...

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

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

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

Helen said...

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

Lisa Petrella said...

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!

Eva in Athens, Greece said...

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!

Eva in Athens, Greece said...'s the URL for Cheers cafe: