Fall and Halloween Challenges

Warning: This is a long post and may not be suitable for those with no funny bone!
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Hey Y'all its Fall!  Are you laughing yet, no, well just keep reading.  After my last post...remember, I made it home from work, created a card and called it a night..right???  Well just before I went to bed the lights kept flickering on and off until finally it stopped so I thought it was over and that most likely the flickering had something to do with the many accidents we had that morning. Anyway I decided to set my dishwasher to do its magic while I slept and then I could put up clean dishes in the morning,..but right in the middle of shutting the door so the cycle program would set the lights went off again...dangnabit! I decided to just push the door ever so gently closed but not click it and that way the cycle wouldn't engage and I could finish in the morning.  Everything was ready so what the heck?  With my plan in place off to bed I went.

Throughout the night I kept hearing the sound of rain or at least I thought it rain because we did have a 40% chance of getting rain, but I soon discovered that in reality the electricity had returned at some point while I slept and the program cycle for my dishwasher had kicked in and yep, there it was in my kitchen...the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean!  There was water everywhere!  I could hear the splish spash from my Yorkie's feet and I thought to myself, she's gonna need a bath.  At first I thought to curse my bad luck but instead, I took a deep breath, called the devil a liar (wonder if he heard me), then notified my boss of the situation and got the OK to work from home. I shut down the dishwasher and put in the dreaded call to Sears because since the door wasn't shut I thought the darn thing had a programming problem or had sprung a leak. He arrived and explained to me that although I had not clicked the door when I pushed it ever so gently closed, I had still closed it enough to engage the program cycle switch so when my electricity returned the dishwasher did what I had programmed it to do. At least it wasn't broke right???, couldn't say the same about me.  The service guy charged me and left me standing in a puddle of water, pissed off, and broke.

My day ended with me working from home and cleaning a puddle of water.  It was okay though.  I'd work for 4 hours and then do housework for 2 hours and then back to work for a couple of hours and then craft for a bit and then finally I finished my work and called it a day. 

Now for what I have to share is a sneak peek at a card I created as a DT for Jackson's Digital Expressions challenge blog coming up on Tuesday, October 9th. It's a sketch challenge with the theme "Halloween" so make sure you mark your calendars and join in on the challenge.
Before I share my card with you I thought I would show you the sketch we were to use for our creation.

I don't know about you, but for me this sketch appeared a bit spooky to me and it screams Halloween. 
And now here is my card that is based on the sketch.
After creating the design I cut out my paper pieces and inked the edges using "Black Soot" distress inks. The rest of the card was created using the following elements:
CS: Bazzill
DP: Authentique
Image: Bugaboo Digital Images (I cut out and used distressed inks to give it that orangey yellow look and then went over the edges with Black Soot).  The fence is a Martha Stewart border punch and the lamp posts were stamped (6 times) and embossed using UTEE and then cut out and used as a chipboard piece. The sentiment is a 3D sticker from K&Company.
This is the inside of my card. Here I used the leftover piece of the fence and the extra lamp post to keep the look and feel from the front.  I also created a soft moon as the space for a personal message using a Spellbinders Circle die. I really like how it all turned out and I hope you do as well.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
 Party Time Tuesday- PTT#88 Frightfully Scary
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Challenge #30 "Fall Colors"
Simply Create - Linky Party #5
Shelly's Images- Tic Tac Toe
No Matter Which Challenges - Halloween Creations
Lady Anne's Challenge - Sentiment challenge;Theme Halloween; Two Dies
Craft Your Passion - Hip To Be Square

Thanks for stopping by: "Have a great day and an even better tomorrow"


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW what a fabulous creation inside & out!!! Thanks so much for joining our "TIC-TAC-TOE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Scrappin Sista said...

Great card as always Ms. Mema, I think I will play along this week at JDE!!

G8country life said...

OMG Mema what a day you had and still kept you creativity intact : )Your card is very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Elisa

Sheila H said...

I'm so so sorry about themes from your dishwasher. I hope that your torrow is better. Love the spooky Halloween card. It's beautiful and erie at the same time :)

Glenda Atkins said...

OMGosh I don't think I will ever complain again when things go wrong. What a nightmare yet you still managed to create one wonderful spooky card! My hat is off to you:O)! Love your card!

Craftin Desert Divas said...

This is so pretty.


Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}

Kim. said...

Oh dear it really has been an awful couple of days for you, I hope this week improves well it can't get any worse surely!
Love the card, totally agree on the sketch it does scream Halloween.
Kim xXx

MaxineD said...

Nasty - but I bet you had a lovely clean floor when all was said and done.... so glad my DH does my dishes and does not do that to my kitchen!!

Trish Hughes said...

stunning work, and great for Halloween. thanks for joining simply create!!!

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi, loving this design and the great colors for the fall. simply fastantic. Also thank you for your sweet luv. Look forward to seeing you again over at Cards by Lady Anne

~ginny said...

Wowza kid! I love this card! I like the orange sky with the words, the spider on the moon, the lamp posts and I especially like the coloring of the moon! A real keeper!
Glad you are playing the "Hip to be Square" Challenge with us - and I hope I see you again next week at Craft Your Passion!

CYP Design Team

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully designed and really atmospheric. Thanks for joining us at NMW this month and good luck
Claire xx

Laurian said...

Fantastic halloween card, love it!
THanks for joining us at Lady Annes.



wijkhuijs said...

Spooky, loving it.
Gorgeous colors to!

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images! Hope you join us again!!

Hugs Priscilla
Shelly's Images Dt

~ginny said...

Wowee! Congrats on winning at Craft Your Passion... I told you it was a great card!!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

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