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Friday, October 28, 2011

Filigree Friday Spooky Card

I cannot believe that Halloween is only a few days away!! We are expecting snow, if you can believe it?!?

What happened to those beautiful autumn days? Brrrr.... snow, snow, go away

Ok, enough complaining - lol

Hopefully it is warmer where you are :-)  I will send warm wishes your way!

I have been having a lot of trouble lately finding time to craft. Do you ever have that problem? This is the worst it has been, between work, kids, homework, volunteer work, and life in general, there isn't much time for me :-(

But it hasn't been all boo-hoo (lol)... This is a calendar for October (yeah, I know, it is the end of October, but better late than never, right?!?!)

I used up some of my left over alphabet stack letters - c'mon, fess up, you have some too don't you?  And I created a simple 3 x 3 grid with scrapbook paper and spelled out the word "Spooky" - yeah, perfect word for October, isn't it? I think the best part about the Halloween theme is that I don't have to worry about making everything straight and picture perfect... I may have gone a little overboard, you'll have to let me know, because everything is a little off center.

I even quilled a quick little ghost... For this guy, I used one strip of white quilling paper (if you wanted him to be bigger, go ahead and grab 2 or 3 strips.  So, I took my white quilling paper and rolled a loose coil.  Then I put a dab of glue on the end and pinched the paper where the glue was applied.  I then pinched 2 more times and squeezed the ends to create that zig-zag bottom.  Finally, I punched little eyes and a mouth.  Isn't he cute?

I quickly created the calendar on my word processor and added it to the other side of the card.  I don't know what I was thinking, but I didn't take a picture of how I set it up.  This is not a traditional card and there is a triangle created that has "spooky" on one side and the calendar on the other. Unfortunately, I gave this away (yes, at the beginning of October - lol)...

I hope you can tell how much fun I had making this... don't you love the spiders climbing around and those "wiggle eyes"??

Hope you are having fun!

Quick Update - Check out this awesome tool that let's you create your own 2012 owl calendar!!! Many artists contributed their personal owl artwork and you get to decide which one you want for each month of the year.  After you pick the artwork for each month, it will generate a PDF file for you that you can print!  You have to check it out!!! Incredible!!!  Thank you to Ann (All Things Paper) for the heads up and to Shivani for this wonderful calendar!

Owl Lover 2012 Calendar

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FYI:  All of my punches on this project are Martha's (you know, Martha Stewart).  I don't know about you, but I really like her punches?

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

10 comments:

Mihaela said...

Great card, Antonella! I like it!

SUGANTHI said...

Your quilled ghost is adorable. just one coil to get the effect!!! I also liked the spooky lettering.

Ann said...

You're not the only one with the cold weather, it's supposed to snow here too. I'll help you try and scare it off...lol
I love your card and the way you did the calendar.
Oh and yes, I've also had trouble finding time for crafting lately and I don't even have kids at home any more.

Szalonaisa said...

the calendar on the other side is great idea :)

Nati said...

Very cute!!
Nati from Brazil
http://natiquill.blogspot.com

chillin with Quillin said...

its sooo cute, love that theres a calander on the otherside!!!
Paula

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a unique creation. Each element so interesting and detailed
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

so talented! i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to stop by and check out the huge giveaway going on at my blog- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

Briana@SweetCGrace said...

Thanks so much for the follow - following you back! Cute card! You know, I bought some of this paper at a crafting "garage sale" that a tore was having because I figured I could use it in my scrapbook, but really had no idea what it was. Now, I know! Haha! You have answered a 2-year old question! :)

Ann Martin said...

Cute little ghost! I hope your Halloween was happy. :)

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