Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Couple More Cards

Hi again!!  Be warned...this is kind of a long post.  Have patience!  =D

My first project was primarily made for the Simply Betty Stamps 12 Days of Scary Christmas.  These challenges  happen so quick...I ended up missing Day 5.  BUT, today is another day, and I'm ready to play along with Day 6 which is............................Scary Bells!  Now, if you didn't see my Day 4 post from a couple of days ago, you might not know that Betty has been rewriting some classic Christmas carols, turning them into Christmas scarols for inspiration!!  They are hilarious!  At least I think they are, so I'm going to share the words to Scary Bells with you.  Everyone sing along.......

"Crashing through the night,
With a horrid mangling sound,
Clang each heart with fright,
To terrorize the town.
Bells from belfries ring,
Making spirits rise,
The freaky tones like voices moan throughout the midnight skies!

Scary bells, scary bells,
Ring your ghostly call,
Oh what fun it is to scream and terrorize us all. Ah!

Scary bells, scary bells,
With your manic sound,
When you toll the spirits roll from six feet underground!

A day or two ago,
I thought I'd take a ride,
To see the mansion sights,
To see what was inside.
My horse began to rear,
The scary bells did clang,
I fell into an open grave to cheer myself I sang...

Scary bells, scary bells,
Ring your ghostly call,
Oh what fun it is to scream and terrorize us all. Ah!

Scary bells, scary bells,
With your manic sound,
When you toll the spirits roll from six feet underground!"

So what do you think?  Inspiring, yes?  Here's my card:

As you can see, I was inspired by quite a few things in the song.  =D  For images I've used Devina Digi from Simply Betty Stamps, Christmas Bells from Bits N Bobs (including the one I superimposed on the brougham), Brougham is from Arthur's Clip Art, and the graveyard scene is from Andy Bauer at The Digi Street.  I wish you could see the bottoms of Devina and the Brougham...I did a TON of fussy cutting, not realizing no one would ever see it. LOL Oh well!  Good practice I suppose.  The images were all colored with Copics.  You can't tell from the picture, but Devina and the graveyard are popped up with pop dots for added dimension.
Papers are from DCWV (trees) and Stampin' Up (red...thanks Jenn!).  The sentiment was created by me, and edged with Momento Ink in London Fog.  (I guess I was in a East Coast frame of mind.  I tried thinking of a sentiment, and all that kept running through my head was "wicked cool".  So....I figured I'd go with it. LOL)  Ghosties are from my stash, part of a blog candy I won ages ago.

Simply Betty Stamps: Day 6 - Scary Bells
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Here's my second card:

This is my first (and unfortunately only) card for the 8th round of the Progressive Challenge over at Crafters Digital Art Center (CDAC).  The theme is....Animals Hold Our Hearts!  They really do hold mine.  Except birds.  I really can't stand birds, but this image by....BAH!  Ok, the image is by Sugar Creek Hollow, and what I was going to say is that birds just creep my out, they always have, but this image was too cute not to use.  As I was going to CDAC to verify the artist, I realized that this is actually an image from the *7th* round.  Whoops!  Guess this card actually ***isn't*** for the CDAC challenge.  That will be coming tomorrow night, after work. LOL  Well, anyway.  I colored the image with Copics.  Papers are from DCWV.  The tag is from Dana's Inspirations.  Ribbon is from my stash, and the stars are from Stampin' Up.

Paper Pretties: Use Ribbon
Craft Your Passion: Tag You're It
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Tags
Bee Crafty: Christmas

Ok, that's it for now!  Sorry for the long post...thanks for sticking with me, and thanks for stopping by!  We'll see you tomorrow.  =D


Lynn Weber said...

wow- love'n your Scary Xmas card....that is sooo stick'n creative & fun- you rocked it!!!! Who would have thought ghost & skulls & xmas go sooo well together : ) Love the trees for the background paper, sooo super cool : ) You partridge bird really is cute & I have to say I don't really like birds either. I worked in an office w/a mean parrot. This damn thing would get off it's cage & wander around on the floor pecking at your feet & squaking at you-yuk!!! he'd bite too!!! But, I really love your bird card..great use of the bird pp too!!! I hope you are feeling 100% & enjoying your week : )

Anonymous said...

Your new twist on Christmas cards is just so darn CUTE!!! Very pretty yet not your usual cards for the season.

I love it! Blessings, hugs, and Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lori m

Deb said...

Fabulous cards!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

Kim Kelley said...

WOW nailed it! Right with the song! The second card is wonderful! HUGS

Lau W said...

Lol , it's fun ! Your cards are superb, love the sentiment on the first !
...My cat loves birds loool !

Betty Boo! said...

Woah that is AWESOME Star! I love it! You totally nailed it!


Sara I. said...

Wow girlie - how brilliant is the scary Christmas card? And love the shabby feel on the second with that sheet music!! Hope you are enjoying the holidays :) ~hugs

Michele Spera said...

Great job! Thank you for joining us at CCT

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOL You're welcome - and this card is wicked awesome. :) xo

scrap joanny said...

this is amazing :-))) great ideea -thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Emma H said...

Both your cards are just fabulous - I really do love how the partridge looks like a pear though! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion this week!

Stephanie Lee said...

both your cards are so unique and creative! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Amanda said...

Great cards!

Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge.