Monday, 31 October 2011

Simply Betty Stamps - 12 Days of Halloween part 2!

Well what an absolute nightmare of a week (or couple of weeks if I am honest) I have had!!  I was so geared up to complete all the challenges for the 12 days of Halloween over at Simply Betty Stamps.  But still at this point (7 hours before deadline) I still have 2 cards half finished left to do!!  Not only have we been having a few 'teenage' related issues with my son, it being half term and having my step son to stay, I have also been struck with some sort of bug that has had me backwards and forwards to the doctors like a yoyo!!  I have decided to give myself a break now and admitt that I just didn't have the umph to complete it all.  Under the circumstances (for once) I know this is the right choice!

Anyway I have completed 10 out of the 12 (and who knows I might well be back here in a couple of hours putting the final two entries in if my poor tummy holds out, temp doesn't go up anymore and I can stay awake!!).

You have already seen my first 3 entries in the previous post so I shall be showing  another 7 here so be warned!! 

On the fourth day of halloween my true love gave to me......

4 Skeletons......

Ummmmmm, This is one of the unfinished ones and is sat in pieces on my craft desk!!

On the fifth day of halloween my true love gave to me......

5 Scary Spooks

Papers- Docrafts and Echo park
Image- Tickled Pink
Letting- Kandco

On the sixth day of halloween my true love gave to me.....

6 goblins gobbling

The inspiration for this project came from the wonderful film, The Labyrinth. One of my all time favourites.  I used a photo from the film of the labyrinth itself as the backgound paper.  The baby image is from Saturated Canary and I have coloured him in red and white stripes just the same as the baby in the film.   The image of the goblin is a pro marker sketch copied from a book that I own....."Good Fairies ...... Bad Fairies" by Brian Froud.   He designed the characters for the film and again I am a fan......(have been since the days of "Dark Crystal").

As for my goblin, I made him using fimo.  He has then been finished off with some acrylic paint and some cheesecloth.  I adore him and now I want to make more and more.  He is holding a sign with words from the film which say "Say the right words".  This is then followed up on the card with a second quote from the film, this time it reads "I wish the Goblin King would come and take you away.... right now"
And this is where the fun begins!!  I have really enjoyed this project and just wish the inspiration had come a lot sooner.....  I would've done a much better job!!

On the seveth day of Halloween my true love gave to me......

7 pumpkins glowing

Here I have used the gorgeous Pumpkin Mickey Hat Betty Digi (from SBS) and the Pumpkin Boarder from The Octopode. 1 + 6 =7!!
I have also used some green and black crackle beads, some glittery ribbon and the words are from Docrafts again.  Think this will be the card my neice recieves!!

On the eighth day of halloween my true love gave to me.....

8 monsters shrieking

Scarey spider image is from Rick St.Dennis and gorgeous girl is the Gabby digi from the Zander Zone collection at SBS.
Paper- Docrafts

on the ninth day of halloween my true love gave to me........

9 ghosts a booing

The image is "Danien Digi" from SBS and although I coloured everything with my promarkers I wanted him to look ghostly.  Once I finished colouring him I used a soft pastel and then some clear glitter to make him sparkle.  I then used 8 tiny ghosts from some halloween confetti to make up my number of 9.
Pepers- docrafts
lettering and fence di cut- from stash.

On the tenth day of halloween my true love gave to me....

10 gouls a groaning

Well this is the other card that is in pieces!!!  So no number 10 here!

On the eleventh day of halloween my true love gave to me......

11 casks a leaning

After much confusion, swearing (!!) and a little research thisa is what I ended up with.

If you look closely you will see that there are 10 containers in the picture that are coloured blue....that along with the real bottle full of blue gu make up the 11!

Images-  Alchamists chamber from MIC and WitchLizzie Digi from SBS

And so we come to the last one.

On the twelth day of halloween my true love gave to me.....

12 bats a flying

Image- MissBettyBurton digi from SBS
Background paper - Docrafts

Well there we are...... 12 days of halloween minus 2.  It doesn't look like the last 2 will be completed seeing as I fell asleep whilst writing this post!! 

Right now to link everything!!

I hope you have enjoyed and I am sorry if you also fell asleep!!

Have a great halloween and dare I say bring on christmas?? lol!!

I am off to curl up in bed and feel sorry for myself .......


1 comment:

  1. Trudie - love them (already told you how AMAZING that Goblin is) all. Don't beat yourself up, I've been so sick and in and out of hospital that I didn't even post about it! Be friendly to yourself, you got lots done really! Hugs Mel