Monday, 30 August 2010

Cute, in a creepy kind of way

I think this is possibly my favourite type of card at the moment, creepy cute is such a fab term for it, I think; stuff that's fun and cute, but also just a little bit dark ;)
It's Monday again, and you know what that means, right? It's time for another Macabre Monday challenge over at Haunted Design House, and this week's theme is Creepy Cute. And, as if the challenge itself wasn't enough, we're also sponsored by Tiddly Inks this week, so you have the chance to win some fab images. I used the beautifully sweet and cute Home Sweet Home image and the moon from the Twisted Tree and Silver Moon set from Tiddly Inks, the paper is one I made a while ago but haven't put in a set yet, and the cat and the sentiment are both by me.
These are the other challenges that I'm entering with this card:
The Burtonesque Dolls - Vincent. Vincent is a poem and film by Tim Burton, you can read the poem HERE and see the film HERE
And, just because I could, I wrote a short parody or addition to the poem, on which my card is based:
When Sir Spiffington Fitch, his sister's cat,
Began to see what Vincent was at,
The purrs all stopped; Sir Spiff was suspicious.
He ended his daydream of catnip and fishes.
He said "Vincent is messing with darkness and zombies.
Just look what he did to the mutt Abercrombie."
But kitties are wise, much smarter than dogs,
And the pond in the garden was teeming with frogs.
So Sir Spffington Fitch, a wily sort,
Snuck out in the moonlight, and look what he caught!
A bucket of tadpoles, a whole slimy nation
So Vincent wouldn't need cats for experimentation!

Riley and Co. - create a scene. I wasn't really sure whether this would count, since I ended up giving each of the images their own background, but the house the moon and the cat and the bats are all meant to be a scene together.
For Fun challenges - ribbon and lace. I started with white lace, coloured it pink and then layered it on top of a black ribbon.
Pixie Cottage Challenge #33 - I used the sketch
WildFlower Wednesday - black and white. Most of my card is monochrome, but I have used splashes of pink and green as well.
Off the Wall Challenge #22 - be inspired by the colours in this photo:

Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Raise the Bar - any type of home, dwelling, house, any type of living area
Tuesday Taggers - be inspired by a poem
DezinaWorld - black and white with a splash of colour


Cheryl said...

oh susan,hun I have been seeing this on my dashboard and been waiting for you to post this,and boy it was worth the wait you really are a master at this hun totally brilliant,hope you are okay sweetie love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Dazie said...

Hi Susan

I too have been seeing this on my dashboard and waiting for it to pop up so I could see it! Its fab love it all!


Spyder said...

ohooo yes, this is brilliantly spooooky!!


Polly Pierce said...

Hi Susan, love this spooky creation!!

Just to let you know that I have some blog candy available

Paula xx

Audrey said...

Oh I love this Halloween card. The colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our monthly drawing going on right now.

Anonymous said...

You're right - cats are way wiser than daogs in the style that cats stayed more independent than dogs. This is why dogs have to become zombies (or skelletons) to appear in a Burton movie (Vincent, Frankenweenie, Nightmare before Christmas, and Corpse Bride). But I think that I've read that Burton loves dogs much more than cats...
I love your cat. The eyes are so cool.

Nicole said...

I love your card and the poaper is fabulous:0) Thanks for joining the Dolls this week!

Sarah said...

Me too have been waiting to see this Post and a wonderful one it is too Susan, you are soooo clever this card is Fantastic chum great colours and design love it
Sarah xx

Brenda Brown said...

Great one Susan, love the spooky house and your additions to it. Great colours.
Luv B xxx

Anonymous said...

Brilliantly done, Susan. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at For Fun Challenges this week.
Amelia x

The Frog Queen said...

That is a brilliant creation. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Ildiko said...

WOW I just love it. My favourite bit is the house. Thanks playing along with TT this week

sam21ski said...

I love this card xxxx

June said...

Loving this one Susan, i love the whole design and especially the cat... but more than that i love your verse !!!! I used to belong to a few writers groups and wrote plenty of verse in my time and recognize talent when i see it ... excellent witty and well done :)
Thanks for joining the challenge this week too
hugs June xxxxx

Katie said...

Love this!!!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Eulanda said...

OH wow you went above and beyond but I love it! Your house on your card is super cute and I yup I love creepy cute too. Thanks for joining us at TBD this week!! Hugs!

Helen Dooley said...

This is amazing!! I love it! Really cute. Thanks so much for playing along on FOr Fun this week.

Julie said...

Gorgeous! Or should I say Spooky? Love it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Anne said...

It's a fab Haloweeen card! Great design =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Tracey said...

om gosh this is sooooo cute! i absolutely LOVE IT! the cat....adorable!!! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week ;)

Andrea C said...

fantastic work and well done on winning x

Adrina said...

How spooky. I like it.
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Adrina XX

Sharon said...

This is fantastically spooky! Love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage challenge,
Sharon xx

CraftinGranny said...

Super cute and spooky card. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
"Hugs" Carol

Kim Wilson said...

Susan!! This is awesome! I love it :) Can you come help me brush up on my digi skills? LMAO! Thanks for playing and good luck!!!

HappyExpressions said...

So super cute!

Chris said...

Susan you blow me over with how talented you are! A poet too!!!
wonderful job!
Hugs, Chris

StampOwl said...

what a fun scene

Tenia Nelson said...

Super duper awesomeness!!! Thanks for playing and good luck!!