Saturday, 23 October 2010

An appeal on behalf of the undead

Please people, I know it's all fun and excitement in the run-up to Halloween, but remember that there are literally hundreds of zombies in rescue shelters all across the country, just waiting for someone to take them home and give them the love and attention they deserve. Please take a moment away from witches and pumpkins and look deep in your heart to see if, just maybe, there's room in your life for one of these low-maintenance creatures. A few scraps of flesh once or twice a day will be enough to feed your new best friend. Contrary to populat belief, zombies don't only eat brains. Although they do enjoy them as an occasional treat, so if you get irritated by door-to-door salesmen, feel free to lure one inside and feed him to your pet. The average salesman can keep a zombie fed for several weeks. Food and a small enclosed garden to stumble around in is all your zombie will need, and in return, you'll get a loyal companion for the forseeable future.

The image above is the beautiful Morticia by Simply Betty Stamps, and the nasty zombification work is all my own. The largest bp is from Broken Dreams by Crafty Chaos Designs, and the purple strip at the front is one I made specifically for this card.
Here are the challenges I'm entering:
Simply Betty 12 Days of Halloween - Day 8, zombies or cauldrons
Stamping Vacation Sketch Therapy - followed the sketch
Lil Red Wagon - hearts
Stampin' B - Halloween with no black or orange
Colour Create - purple aqua white with optional swirls
Stamp Something - use a digi
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
2 Sisters Challenges - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes (This is a brand new challenge blog; go check it out!)


Dazie said...

This one has defo caught my eye today hehehe! I love the colours and your zombie!


Vicky said...

Fabulous halloween card lol ove it. Please dont tell my hubby about the zombie's he will end up rescuing them all & moving them into my craft room!!
Thankyou for joining us at our 1st challenge at Crafty Purple Frog.

Hugs Vicky xx

sam21ski said...

Simply brilliant xxxx

kaos said...

Gosh I had to laugh so hard - the card is abolutely great and your post *lol*

Gorgeous creation!!

Thanks for taking part in the first Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

all the best

Liz said...

ha ha ha ha hate to imagine what my name is lol .........liz xxxxxxxxxxxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Absolutely LOVE this zombie Susan. There's a few of them round here me thinks that are not nearly as adorable as yours

KarenB said...

LOL!! Your card and your blog post both made me smile :)

Stacy Walker said...

I love your card. I made me laugh. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge

DonnaMundinger said...

You are such a hoot Susan! Fabulous job on all of the challenges! xxD

tiggertastic said...

wow what a fantastic spooky card, i love your colours and overall design of this, very interesting make and pleasure to stop by today

Good luck in the challenges, and i hope you have enjoyed this weekend

sarah xx
tiggertastic blog

Graphicat said...

The colours are absolutly STUNNING on this! And hilarious! Adopt a Zombie....I'll have to check my local shelters....LOL Great job and Im so glad you've joined out 8th day challenge!

Pascale said...

Fab card I love the humour in it. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog. HUgs Pascale

Benzi said...

Good job getting your Halloween card made with no black and no orange. That is quite a feat. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

Mina said...

lol brilliant...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

TRACEY O said...

Great card. Love the colours.

crafty amy said...

Hee hee I want one :D lol Great card and I love this post that you have done to go with it.
Thank you for joining us for the first ever Crafty Purple Frog challenge and good luck.


Amy xx

Deanna said...

Crazy kewl!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Denise Clark said...

Now SHE is SCARY! LOL But love it! Fun scary! Love your "story" too! What fun! Great job with the sketch. Love those broken hearts!

Thanks so much for playing along with the challenges at Stamping Vacation! This earns you entry in the Nov 1st prize drawing!

Erin... said...

Super spooky! Love it! Thanks for sharing your digi with us at Stamp Something this week! Hope to see you again soon!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun card for Halloween!! You did a super job creating this cool card without black or orange. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer colors~ creepy card -which is perfect! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's~~