Sunday, September 20, 2015

Glitter n Sparkle DT - Use a Punch or Die-Cut

Hello, everybody!  It's Sunday, so that means there's a new challenge starting today over at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog! Our theme this week is Use a Punch or Die-cut!  I don't know about you, but I don't use my punches much any more.  I mostly use my dies, but I did use a punch on this card, and you'll have to keep reading to find out about the punch.


First I would like to tell you about the fun image I used.  It's called "If You've Got it, Haunt It" from Oddball Art Co.  This digi was a freebie over in the Oddball Art Co. Facebook Group and I was lucky enough to snag it! I decided to make an inky background with my Distress Inks - I love this technique for silhouette images. I sponged Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Seedless Preserves and then added a few water droplets.  I love how it turned out!

I added some fun die-cuts: Black Cat and Bat (Frantic Stamper Cute Halloween Icons), Spider Web Border (Poppystamps), and Spider (Impression Obsession).  I coated the spider with Glossy Accents and cut a second spider in white to give him a shadow. I added some fun googly eyes to the bat and cat and a sparkly sentiment sticker (thank you, Bibiana!). You're wondering which punch I used?  I rounded all four corners of my card with We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.


Please come over and join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use a Punch or Die-Cut challenge. We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs again this week!

My card fits perfectly with the new challenge over at Choux Choux Paper Art.  The theme of Lori's first challenge is Halloween/Fall!  I'm a big fan of Lori's blog so I hope you'll hop over and check it out!


I would also like to join the following challenges: Beccy's Place September AG UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Halloween or Fall UE; Crafting by Designs Let's Celebrate (Halloween) 3/3; Crafting from the Heart 3/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2 (RANDOM WINNER); Crafty Girlz AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #8 Distress Ink sold at Crop Stop 4/5; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; Great Impressions Trick or Tree-t 3/3; Hiding in My Craftroom Freestyle 1/3; Incy Wincy Digi Stamps Only 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Left of Center Make Your Own Background/No DP UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Not Just Cards AG UE; Oddball Art Stamps Fall is in the Air 1/3 Oddball Art Stamps Facebook Group September Challenge AG 1/3 (TOP 3)One Sweet Challenge Halloween or Purple, Green, Orange and Black 2/3; Papertake Weekly Animal Magic 4/5;Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all die-cuts 1/3 (TOP PICK)Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (inky background) UE; Scrapy Land Add an Image 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Love this Technique (inky background) 5/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Die Crazy 3/5; The Crafter's Cafe Crete a Sky Scene 2/3; Whimsy Stamps AG or Halloween 2/3


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!




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50 comments:

Wendy L said...

This looks fab, xxx

brenda said...

Love your inky background Kitty and awesome colours on a great card.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Kitty. Awesome colours and your stamping is delightful.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful card, Kitty! I'm just in love with the cat and the bat with their googling eyes!!!
They are very fun!!! Your inked background is fabulous as always, and the silhouette is so pretty! And such a great tecnique you used to make the shadow of the spider with the white cardstock!!! It looks great on the web!!

Mary Ann said...

That is super cute card!!Love the colors!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a fabulous card! I just love the little googly eyes on your kitty! makes me smile. :)

hope you are having a most wonderful weekend so far!

Judy McKay said...

Lovely design. Beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Michelle said...

WOW stunning work Kitty - lovely black and purple colours and look at that gorgeous lucky black cat! Love this - Michelle x

jimlynn said...

Your use of the distress inks on this is fabulous! Love the purple. Cute, cute card and that little kitty is priceless! Precious!
Lynn

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such a brilliant inked background and great die cut details.
Pauline
x

Andrea W said...

Such a cool Halloween card! I love all the purple (my favorite) and the googly eyes you added to the cat and bat.

sue k said...

Wonderful card, great colors and I really like the cat, bat and spider webs. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

Sue - HIMCR DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Brilliant card - very spooky! Love it! xx

andree said...

A great card, fab design and some great die cuts too. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Kuni said...

Beautiful spooky card, great design, i love it.
Hugs
Kuni

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the background colors!! The haunted house is spooky fabulous!! Love the webs, the bat and kitty!! Perfect Halloween card my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and with the DL.ART September Linky!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

katieo said...

I love the Halloween scene that you made. The kitty is so cute.Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge

Bad Kitty said...

very sweet card
love it
hugs

DIANA L. said...

I love it. Pretty spooky glad I di not see that before I went to bed last night.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

maureenjscott said...

This is stunning! I love your background and cute dies, fab border and love your inky background! thanks for joining us at LOC! Great to see you playing with us! Mo x

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooh! another spooktacularly colorful halloweenie card, KT! I love it! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Luna Star said...

Looka Fabulous, great embellishments , Thank you for joining in at Odball Art Co :)

Suze said...

Love the eyes on the kitty! I have used my corner rounder punch so much it is now broken - will have to replace it! Great contrast with the purple and black. Thank you for joining in the Digi Only Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

Taunya Butler said...

SPOOKTACULAR card!!!

Mynn Kitchen said...

LOVE all the gorgeously spooky purple! Your stamping is fabulous--I LOVE all the embellies, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Beccy said...

My favourite part about this card is the wonderful inky background you created KT, it's awesome! I love the cute digi too, as well as all the other fun die cut embellishments. Fabulous card.
Cheers,
Beccy

Lena's Creations said...

Boo-tiful card! Love the background!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
♥ Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Monika Reeck said...

I love your background with drop water there
so realistic and so purple (My fav color...do you believe me your birthday card with CAT is stay on my office desk till now Kitty I love purple and yours is purple hehe)
Adorable Image too Kitty lucky you..cite kitty and bat there
hop now to your new post..
hugs, Monika

Di said...

Wow Kitty - this is fabulous! LOVE all the detail you've added, a perfect Halloween card.

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Can't say it any better than Di (above). xxx

Nancy said...

Great card! I love the inking and all the beautiful purple!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

Jacee said...

Great design, a fabulous 'spooky' card, love the little kitty in the corner!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pia S said...

Just have to tell you I LOVE this cat, it adds sweetness to a great spooky scene!

Rae Ann said...

Great spooky card! Love the inky background for the haunted house. Perfect!!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super spooky fun! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

marion said...

love the kitty cat in front it makes a perfect match with the house, although the kitty is sweeter and cute, lots of hugs, Marion

Maria said...

Oh, what a fabulous Halloween card! Awesome background! And, love the cute cat and bat with the googly eyes!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh I laughed at what punch you used. I thought for sure it was going to be the bat. I love this card and that background technique you used is perfect for a spooky card!

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS scene dear Kitty and love your sky which is just perfect for our current challenge...thanks for entering.... {The Crafters Café   aNNie   DT Member}

Caryn said...

Awesome card Kitty - the spooky background works so well.
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Lori Kobular said...

What a great Halloween scene you have created on this fabulous card! I love the background you created with the distress inks and that image is adorable. I have that Poppystamp spider web die too and I just love it! And of course, I love the kitty! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

Lori said...

Oh, yes - this is fabulous! I love your sponged background, too. Love the colors, love the haunted house and the kitty...well, I love it all! So glad you linked up to my first ever challenge - it is so fun to see your wonderful creations there!

coldwaters2 said...

What a fabulous spooky card the colours and details are superb thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
hugs
lorraine x

Lisa Minckler said...

EEEK...another one!!! Firstly, I looove purple, so kudos to you for making me giddy with that and secondly, what is it about animals and big googly eyes that just look adorable and fun? Love the expressions they get with them. Terrific card :)

Brenda in IN said...

This is a great card. I love the sponging you did and the colors. The image is great along with the spider webs and spider and bat and cat. The name of the set is terrific. That should be the inside of the card!

Carolyn Cochran said...

Definitely perfect for the Halloween season!! Great card-Thanks for playing with us at One Sweet Challenge with Sweet Pea Stamps!
Carolyn, DT

Toni said...

You have created an amazing scene! I love the sponging and the colors you used--brilliant combo. Thanks for joining us!

Toni
Great Impressions DT

Kathy Tasker said...

love this image and the colours u have used

Patricia St Martin said...

Another wonderful spooky Halloween card, love the Kitty. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
Scrapy Land Store
rubber stamping is my game blog


Sari / Granne said...

Fabulous card, loving the color and the diecuts - and of course the awesome Oddball image! Thank you for joining Oddball "Fall" challenge, hope to see you joining our new challenge also.