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Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Days of Halloween--Day 8



It is Day 8 on the Simply Betty 12 Days of Christmas. And today the challenge was to use a SBS image as our version of "Sandy Claws". I cannot tell you how many times that I have seen The Nightmare Before Christmas. When my nephew Cole was younger this was his absolute favorite movie. Not too long ago, Kip surprised me with a Blu-ray copy and I just watched it again the other night. So this challenge was very fun for me to do!  I used Bahumbug Christian for my card. I thought this swirly paper would make the perfect background for my Sandy Claws. His beard was made with Liquid Applique and the fur on his suit was done with some white flocking. I thought he definately needed some skulls floating sound somewhere so I pulled out this skull border from K&Co.'s Halloween line. Finishing off the card is some silver accents in the corners. 

I have had a busy day today. I got caught up on some house cleaning (boring!) and then played in my craft room for a while (FUN!). I finished my Christmas shopping yesterday so I wrapped a few gifts. After that my friend dropped off her two daughters (8 & 11) so they could hang out over here for a while. We goofed off for a bit then I took them shopping for their mom's Christmas gift. This is a yearly tradition that I do with them every year and I enjoy it as much as they do, if not more. It is always interesting to see what they pick out. Sometimes they know what they want and sometimes we wander around stores for a very long time. Today wasn't too bad. One year for Mother's Day, Jenna decided to buy some flowers. I swear we were in Wal-Mart for hours! She inspected every single leaf on every plant before making her choice. We had so much fun shopping. Kip was meeting us for dinner and after we finished what we needed to do we had a little bit of time to kill so they talked me into going into Bath and Body Works. They had to smell every scent in the store before picking out what they wanted to buy. After a sushi dinner we took them back home and then Kip and I went and saw the new Narnia movie. It was pretty good, but now it's late and I am going to get in bed. Thanks for stopping by tonight!

14 comments:

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome card! I love the swirls and skulls and I especially love christian's beard! Great job! Thanks for playing with SBC!

Lady b

Trickut said...

Love the lil skelly heads and the background paper and bling are great.

HappyCrafter said...

Sounds like a fun day, one you'll look back on I'm sure when those girls are older, and smile :-)
Fun card, the swirls are just perfect, and I like how you used both the flock and the applique.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab card; that paper and the skulls make a perfect accompaniment to the image :D

Crafty Creations said...

I agree - the swirl background works great with this image. He does look like he's sulking around with his bag of goodies (but are they goodies??)

Glad you had a fun time yesterday!!
Hope you get to play with your crafts more today!
Maria

Dru said...

This card is a hoot - love it!! Hugs, Dru

Tammy said...

This is so cute! I LOVE his beard!!

Sara said...

Too cute, love the beard!

*Vicki* said...

Oh so sweet Gina!! Love that beard too!!HUGS

Maria Matter said...

what fun! this is great Gina, love this image and the little skulls! gorgeous coloring too hun!
Sounds like a fun but busy Sat, hope you're kickin' back and relaxing today!
hugs & blessings!

Linda's Craziness said...

Interesting card. Love the santa beard. Have a great day and TFS

Anne Marie said...

I love this! "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is one of my favorite movies and that was what immediately came to ming upon seeing your card. Love all of the amazing details you added! Sounds like you had a busy day, but fun none-the-less. :)

tmcc4 said...

Freakin Fantastic!!!! I love this card!!!! whoever gets this one is lucky!!! to cool!!!
mandy

Marlene said...

Love it!! The beard is perfect!