Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Scary Christmas - Day 4

Hey y'all!  If you haven't heard, Simply Betty Stamps is challenging their followers to do the 12 Days of Scary Christmas.  Due to illness and being *super* busy at work, I missed the first three days.  However....I'm ready to play along with day 4!

Betty has a fabulous Christmas Scarol (snort!) to inspire us.  Be prepared...it's a bit long, but it's just too cool not to post the whole thing.

Wreck the Halls
"Wreck the Halls with bones and spiders
Fa la la la la la la la la
'Tis the season for Ghost Riders
Fa la la la la la la la la

Don we now scary apparel
Fa la la la la la la la la
Dress up like Lock, Shock and Barrel
Fa la la la la la la la la

Join the chaos strike the harp
Fa la la la la la la la la
Ouch the wreaths are really sharp
Fa la la la la la la la la

If they eat you it's their pleasure
Fa la la la la la la la la
You'll become their Yule tide treasure
Fa la la la la la la la la

Wreck the halls with rats and roaches
Fa la la la la la la la la
Hurry, Christmas Eve approaches!
Fa la la la la la la la la

Drape them all be dark and thrilling
Fa la la la la la la la la
Look their lovely ooze is dripping
Fa la la la la la la la la

Try a taste of poison toddy
Fa la la la la la la la la
Leave a gift, leave us your body
Fa la la la la la la la la

Dig a grave then dig it deeper
Fa la la la la la la la la
Leave a present for the reaper
Fa la la la la la la la la....la la la la!!!"

How awesome is that?!?  Love it!  Here's my interpretation of "Wreck the Halls"...



I used Betty's image Spider Queen London.  I just love her!  The fireplace image I found on a public domain clip art site.  The stockings on the fireplace I created myself.  I used a blank Christmas stocking and a skull image that I placed all over the stocking.  Both the stocking and skull were also from the public domain clip art site.  Both images were colored with Copics and accented with Stickles.  The papers are from DCWV, the ribbon is from Michael's craft stores, and the little skulls are from a blog candy I won ages ago.  The sentiment on the front of the card is actually part of a bit by one of my favorite comics, Mitch Hedberg. He had a ton of fun one-liners, and this one totally seemed to fit.  The inside sentiment is my own.

I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out.  I was ecstatic about the stockings...I just love the little skulls!

Ok, I'd chat more, but it's almost 4 am and I'm exhausted. I'll try to catch up more next post.

I am entering this card into the Simply Betty Wreck the Halls challenge, Forever Night's Freaky Friday Skelikinz Christmas challenge, and Dilly Beans Twisted Christmas challenge.  A side note to the Dilly Beaners....I checked the rules, and I didn't see one saying whether or not a Dilly Beans image had to be used.  If you actually do need to use a Dilly Beans image to participate in the challenges, I sincerely apologize.  Please feel free to remove me from the running.  Thanks!!  

13 comments:

Kim Kelley said...

Love love love this card! The image is perfect!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Just awesome Starla!! Love those skully stockings!! So glad you're playing along with us at Dilly Beans!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card, Starla! thank you for joining our Twisted Christmas challenge at Dilly Beans. :) this is perfect for it!

DonnaMundinger said...

You're just fine, hon. Just follow the theme which you've done brilliantly! Love it! thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week. xxD

Betty Boo! said...

Very cool Starla! I love London in the reds and greens! Awesome!

B

Carla S. said...

Very cute and creative card for the challenges, Starla!

Jenn Borjeson said...

ROFL! Now if this isn't twisted, I don't know what is! Star, it's awesome! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :) xo

Steph said...

Wonderful card Starla, I love it! The severed foot sentiment makes me giggle and I so wish I had a stocking like that :) Thanks for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges.

Reflections from Granny said...

I love it!! Too stinking cute, and this adds a different twist to the normal holiday cards and poems.

Super Mom you did an awesome job, pretty colors and just stinking cute!

Hugs, Lori m

Melissa S. said...

I love this, What a wonderful Scary Christmas Card. Beautiful coloring of the image. Thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans for the Twisted Challenge this week. Too Cool.

Jane said...

Awesome card love it thanks for joining in the challenge at Forevernight
Luv Jane xxx

Melissa said...

Love the carol and the card. Absolutely perfect for the twisted challenge at Dilly Beans, so glad you joined us!

Forever Night said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Forever Night Challenges, for our last challenge of the year!! I hope to see back for more challenges in 2012!!