Must be a lot of fun when you’re a kid to have your birthday fall on All Hallows Eve, not so much fun as an adult perhaps, and quite appalling by the time you become someones mother in law!!  But that just so happens to be the case for my own MIL, her birthday is on Halloween!!  And if there’s anyone in the entire world who doesn’t deserve that it’s her because she’s not your archetypal mother in law, that’s for sure.  But I still couldn’t resist in making her a Halloween birthday card!

The lovely image is of course House Mouse, aptly entitled Witch Way To The Candy.  It’s my only Halloween HM (so far!) but I have no problem with rectifying that!  I water coloured the image with Distress Inks and decoupaged the pumpkin and the little hat, covering both with Glossy Accents for good measure.  The eyes and mouth of the pumpkin were coloured with Yellow Stickles before applying the Gloss.  The lovely papers are all digital.  The two patterned pieces are from Raspberry Road, this was a free download when it was first released, but only for a short time.  The orange piece is Shabby Princess, lots of lovely freebies from the Princess, I use her papers often.  The spiders web is from a clear Inkadinkado set and the sentiment was generated on the computer using Chiller font!  A few green and purple gems and some purple ric-rac finish it off nicely.  Here’s a close up of the image:

You can see the decoupaging a bit better at this angle.  The image was mounted on purple and orange card, the paper was mounted on to beige card and the sentiment on to green card.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Michaels card blank ~ Bazzil & The Paper Company scraps
  • DP: Raspberry Road and Shabby Princess digital downloads
  • Stamps: House Mouse Witch Way To The Candy ~ Inkadinkado All Hallows Eve
  • Inks: Memories Black Die Ink ~ Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Warm Homey, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Aged Mahogany
  • Embellies: Gems and ribbon from Michaels ~ Yellow Stickles ~ Glossy Accents
  • Tools: Computer ~ Nesties Deckle Edged Rectangles



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