Monday, November 5, 2012

One More Halloween Card

I do have one last Halloween card to share with you. I think this is the last one anyway! This is an image from Deidre Mosher Designs and was colored with Copics and I added some paint along the lines of the steam and on the bubbles in the cauldron. I knew I wanted to use a little mini broom on this card, but I couldn't find them anywhere. I thought about trying to make one with a bamboo skewer, but happened to find these in the dollhouse section at Hobby Lobby. They came three to a pack, so now I have a couple of extras the next time I need a mini broom.

 I hate it when Halloween ends, but I love stocking up on the after halloween sales. I picked up a couple of new wigs and an awesome tiered cupcake holder when I was out the other day. I got most of my stuff put away over the weekend and now it is about time to think about getting the Christmas decorations out.

I had a busy weekend. Samantha expressed an interest in leaning how to make jelly and helping me can and I told her that when I started making apple stuff that she could come over and we could do it together. She was here both Saturday and Sunday so she got to experience water bath and pressure canning. We made a Cranberry Pear jam, apple sauce, apple butter and some candy apple jelly. She pretty much made the candy apple jelly by herself with just supervision so she is going to be giving a few jars of that to a couple of people for Christmas gifts. Then on Sunday she helped me get pumpkin ready to can. I don't usually carve my Halloween pumpkins, I cook them and this year decided to can my pumpkin so that I can use it throughout the year.


jimlynn said...

Fun Halloween card and love the broom! Great idea to look in the doll house section!

Jelly looks wonderful! I have a recipe for some apple jelly that looks like this - and you add candy red hots! May be the same recipe. Found mine on the internet - and then of course had to tweet it a bit. Looks like Samantha had FUN!


Jackie said...

This is an awesome Halloween card & I love how you colored that image! TFS!!!

Tammy said...

Adorable Halloween card Gina! I love that broom! ...and your Cranberry Pear jam sounds delicious!!
Tammy x

HappyCrafter said...

Oh yum! It would be great if you shared your recipes! I just started canning this year and now appreciate how much work it is!