Sunday 25 October 2015

AAA Cards #51

Morning friends it's time for the latest challenge over at 
AAA Cards CAS Challenge
and we are going with Halloween - 4 Everyone!
It's an 'all styles game' so we can't wait to see what you come up with.
Here's my card and I'm a CAS girl at heart so still couldn't
bring myself to slap on lots of layers and patterns.
This one's for my niece and nephew so hope they'll love it
and their mum will just love me for reminding them about pumpkins!

I started out by stamping and embossing my pumpkin / sentiment stamp
from Clearly Besotted then inking and blending with distress inks in
Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and a little Black Soot.
For some added detail I've spritzed it with perfect pearls, die-cut the panel
using MFT Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Dies, mounted on 3d Foam 
with a wrap-around of coordinating bakers twine to finish.

I hope you feel inspired to play along and please head over to the
AAA Card Blog HERE as there's more wonderful creations from
my fellow teamies ... and here's a little photo inspiration to spur you on!

I'm also heading over to Timeout Challenges with my card, where
the photo inspiration is also on a similar theme.
I've focused on black, white and orange plus pumpkins!
Spray paint dollar store glass candle sticks black and add pumpkins for Halloween decoration
Oh just noticed another regular challenge I like to enter;
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
and the theme is 'wrap it up' - what a bonus I used some twine!
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
and one more challenge featuring Halloween, pumpkins, owls etc
is Inkspirational so I'll be hopping across there too with my card!
Thanks as always for calling in today and have
some crafty fun with this one!


  1. This is fabulous Sarah, you are so good at sponging and I love how it is lighter behind the pumkpins, just like the photo. Thanks for joining TO and Ink

  2. Terrific Halloween card, Sarah!

  3. Love your pumpkins Sarah. They each have real personality. Your sponging is awesome, as always. Love the white on black sentiment, and the twine finishes it beautifully.

  4. Love your pumpkins Sarah. They each have real personality. Your sponging is awesome, as always. Love the white on black sentiment, and the twine finishes it beautifully.

  5. This is a wonderful card. I love how you have so much white space on the bottom, and it contrasts so wonderfully with the gorgeous scene you have above. Your ink blending is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  6. Super ink blending, Sarah. Very cool.

  7. Fabulous card! I love the coloured panel at the top, it's a perfect background for the pumpkin silhouettes. xx

  8. Love this, Sarah! Fabulous ink blending.

  9. LOVE the colour blend on the background. The contrast is fab! Love it Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wrap it Up Wednesday Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  10. What a lovely halloween card, Sarah! The pumpkins look so cute on this awesome background!

  11. Love this so much Sarah!! I admire your blending skills so much and this one really stands out to me, as it makes those pumpkins glow with that background. So fabulous and perfect for our challenge. Always happy to see you at TIME OUT!!

  12. Wow, such a clean & simple Halloween card!! Fabulous!!
    Rosi x

  13. Sarah, your pumpkins, nestled atop the fabulous background, are totally fabulous! Your niece and nephew will love this, as do I! Sheer delight! So glad you shared your 'spook-tacular' card in the Inkspirational gallery!

  14. Gorgeous Halloween card Sarah, bet they will love it. I am up to my eyes in Halloween lol, holding a party for the littlies and think I may have gone overboard AGAIN ;) Viv xx

  15. This absolutely gorgeous Sarah - I love that sponged background and the glowing black pumpkins! I love that you stayed CAS - you are so good at it! Great seeing your card in the Time Out gallery too - it is perfect for that challenge. Jill

  16. Oh Sarah this is amazing! I love the background and the pumpkins are so cute! xx

  17. Congrats on getting HM at TO xx

  18. I loooove CBS and this card is fab :)
    Thanks for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Cute Halloween" challenge.
    Pia xx


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