Monday, 8 November 2010

Two DT cards for today!

Firstly is the Macabre Monday Challenge over at Haunted Design House, and this week Barb has made a Butchered Blueprint (sketch) for you. We're sponsored by Limited Runs, who have some wonderfully offbeat and creepy digis available, and all the DT got to work with them. My piece uses Mushroom 1 and Grimm Dolls 1 and 2, peeking out from nehind. You know the sond The Teddy Bear's Picnic? Well, many years ago, one little boy crept into the woods disguised as a log. He thought this was a very clever idea, because it meant he could lie on the ground and not get tired while waiting to see the cute bears at their picnic. He went out and laid down and settled himself in to wait. But it was a warm day, and he was comfortable, and the birds and the insects provided such a calming background noise, that he soon fell asleep. When he woke, many hours later, it was already dark, and there was no more sound of birds. But there was a faint squelchy sound coming from behind a nearby clump of mushrooms. The little boy saw faces peering out! He was so scared he didn't stay and investigate but ran straight home, and spent the rest of the night shivering in his bed, hoping the horrible squelching trolls wouldn't be able to find him. Now the young boy is an old man, and he keeps this picture in his house, to warn everyone to stay away from the woods after dark!
These are the challenges I made it for:
Art on the Dark Side - bats
Treehouse Thursday Challenge - old olive, ivory plus optional other colour. Now, for some reason I had this in my head as old olive and vanilla, so my "ivory" shade is much creamier than would normally be the case.
Rainbow Lady - make a picture. The mushrooms, bats and dolls are all seperate images put together by yours truly.
Darkness Inspiration - trolls
DezinaWorld Spot Prize - song, dance, music. (Teddy Bear's Picnic) And don't forget that there's a great challenge going on at DezinaWorld at the minute, where EVERYONE wins!
Crafty Creations - fables and fairy tales. Is Teddy Bear's picnic a fable or fairy tale? Well, sort of, hopefully it's close enough to count :P
Stamptacular Sunday - CASE one of the DT. I chose to be inspired by Karita's lovely Christmas card, and used a similar colour scheme and layout with the image on one side and a long unframed text on the other.
Aly's Sunday Challenge - music (Teddy Bear's Picnic)
There She Goes - create a scene
Craft Your Passion - double up (I went for two corner cobwebs)

AND, I also won the sketch challenge at Fairy Moon Crafts recently and was offered the chance to be a Guest Designer there for a month! Such a lovely group of ladies and fab sketches to work with; how could I say no? Although I almost wish I had, since there's a glorious prize on offer this week and now I can't win it :P Hop on over and get entering for your chance to win :D This is my piece using the current sketch, the image here is by Tickled Pink.

And here are the challenges that I had in mind for this one:
For Fun challenges - metal (I went for a charm)
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - square cards
Meljen's Designs - use three different shapes (oval, rectangle and square)
Some Odd Girl - use a digi to create a background. I snipped the skul from her hair and repeated it over the pink bp.
Lil Lolita Boutique - black white and one other colour
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - double up (I know I've entered both cards, just pick whichever. On this one I've gone for a double sentiment
City Crafter Challenge - use a digi


Rose Petal said...

Hiya Susan. Two fabulous cards as always, but my favourite is the Pink one. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra x

Kim Sonksen said...

I love how you created the background here - a girl can never have too many skulls anyway :)))
Thanks for playing with us at

lalkygirl said...

fabulous vibrant card,love the colour combo and lil lolita stamp you chose,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

Neva said...

how spooky, teehee, thanks for playing along with the Treehouse thursday color challenge.

Gemma said...

Rally spooky cards you made, lovely colours though! Thanks for joining us at our SSC challenge this week and happy crafting! Hugs Gemma

Linda Robinson said...

These are both nice cards. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Andrea C said...

hehe like I said full of attitude even when it comes to awards tehe, anyway both are excellent as always you have set a standard now, love the mushrooms and both sentiments as usual are fabby x

DonnaMundinger said...

What a great story to this card, Susan! I knew there would be! I sing that "picnic time for teddy bears" song all the time with different words for my cats (I know I'm weird!) LOVE the images youchose foe this. You do such fab work and congrats on the guest DT gig! xxD

Rae Anne said...

Oh Susan, you're just so eeky-shrieky. . .;)What a depressing little card, but oh so fun. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very cool image! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

bosenberries said...

Love the skulls! Fab card! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl, Robin

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Absolutely stunning Susan - as always
Helen xx

Janet said...

Love your creepy woodland scene Susan! Trolls eat people for supper don't they? Thanks very much for joining me in Making a Picture over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge.

Janet xx

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia

Danielle Champagne said...

Quite spooky! but so lovely! The color palette is wonderfull, warm and cold at the same time. Perfect to give this fear ambiance! I lve it.Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular DT inspiration. Hope to see you again soon.

Bron said...

Oh I love the sentiments they made me giggle. Fab card love the colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at LLB this week hugs Bron

girlia said...

Really nice. How do you keep all those challenges straight (lol). Great job!!

Jackie Thomas said...

LOL.. Love it Susan. Your dp's are fantastic. Thanks for joining us in the LLB challenge. Hugs jackie

CraftinGranny said...

Great cards Susan! I love your story about the little boy in the woods and your card is perfectly created for the story behind it. The second definatly has Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. Hope to see you back again next week. "Hugs" Carol

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are both amazing,fav is the first one amazing piece of work hun totaly love,that wee chapp sneaking behind the mushrooms hugs cheryl xx

Nikki said...

What a fantastic story behind the card and thanks for using my digi's so well very inspirin the way you've mixed them together :)
hugs Nikki

Marcie S. said...

Hilarious sentiment, and awesome card! I love the repeated skulls for your background! THanks for playing with us Odd Girls.

Cheryl Nelson said...

love them! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Karen said...

WOW What a fantastic Card!! I like your pink paper!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at LLB this week:-)

Ros said...

I love the colours in this ... really great! Thanks for playing along at CCCB

Helen Dooley said...

such a teen card. I think this is what my kids think. lol
Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

Anonymous said...

So fun!! Thanks for playing along in our Crafty creations challenge!

Monique said...

How spooky!!! You did a fab job using those colors...Thanks for playing along with Tree House Stamps :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and fun Susan, love your story too hehe.
thanks for entering it into Spot prize challenge too
Hugs June xxxx

...just Barbara said...

LOL - great sentiment! Thanks for playing along in the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge this week. :D

...just Barbara said...

LOL - I love that sentiment! Thanks for playing along in the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge this week. :D

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous creations.Love the story behind the first one and the image and sentiment on the pink one.You can enter both cards in our challenge.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Carisa said...

great card - hot pink & black look AWESOME together! and that sentiment made me giggle. thanks so much for joining us at LLB this week!

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! Thank you for joining the “Use 3 DIFFERENT Shapes!” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Annette said...

Susan, what a clever & creative take on Karita's card! Thanks for joining out DT inspiration challenge at SSC this week.

Rainbow Lady said...

A perfect pictoral spooky scene Susan love it. Mr Linky was working ok too. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Min said...

Fabulous creations!! Just love the pink & black (and the wonderful sentiment!)
Thanks so much for playin' along with this week's Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Hugs & Happy Days!

MommaJess said...

This card is so fun, I love the papers and the sentiments.
Thanks for joining the “Use 3 Different Shapes!” challenge at Meljen’s Designs


Sprytebyrd said...

Awesome cards! Love the sentiments on both of them!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our DT Inspiration challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

yyam said...

Love how you did the background on your second card! :) Just spectacular!

Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!