Spooky Things

Hello everyone,

If you like all things spooky and scary, For Fun Challenges is the blog to be this week. The theme is to create a Halloween card and add something with googly eyes. I have never made a Halloween card as this is not a well-known event in South Africa. A tradition in South Africa is to tell ghosts stories and there are quite a few of these scary stories which is passed on from generation to generation, for example Lucy, who never checked out of her hotel room in Matjiesfontein and the ghosts of The Castle of Good Hope, one of the oldest and most haunted buildings (according to narration) in South Africa. If you like to shiver you can always visit the top ten scariest places in South Africa. In the early 1960’s the Afrikaans radio station always broadcasted ghost stories and legends on Wednesday nights. I was about 7 years old and can still remember how scared I was listening to these stories. Sometimes when the story telling was over my Mum asked me to fetch her knitting bag from the bedroom. As I grew up on a farm in the Bushveld without any electricity, we made use of candles. As I walked bravely into the dark bedroom, I got so scared of the “ghosts”that, by the time I got back to the lounge, I was completely out of breath and the candle was out as well!   I just ran so fast that there was only a thin trail of candle smoke behind me! Thus, my card for this week is a sort of memory of those happy childhood days long ago, scary or not. I made use of a lot of digital freebies for this challenge: the adorable ghosts image is from Spyder’s Corner  (Trick or treat), the spooky sentiment is from Nizzy’s Art Factory and the bats from I Love Clipart.

I enter my card for the following challenges:

I used the following to create the card:

  • Black, purple, orange and white cardstock
  • Free digital image “Trick or Treat” (Spyder’s Corner )
  • Free digital sentiment “Spooky greetings” (Nizzy’s Art Factory )
  • Free digital clip art  “Bat” (I Love Clipart)
  • Paper daisies
  • Ribbon
  • Nestabilities round die for moon
  • Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge die “Scrollwork”
  • Brads
  • Twinkling H2O’s for colouring
  • Googly eyes for bats

To treat yourself hop over to For Fun Challenges and see the other Design team ladies booo cards – they are spooky masterpieces! Hope to see your spooky creation at For Fun Challenges this week.

Have a wonderful week.

Greetings from a warm South Africa,

Amelia

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mindy Baxter
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 01:56:50

    This is darling, I love those little ghosts!

    Thanks for Joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

    Hugs, Mindy

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  2. helen dooley
    Oct 17, 2010 @ 16:31:09

    This is adorable! Thanks so much.
    I tried to e-mail you images. did you get them? it came back.

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  3. Carol
    Oct 17, 2010 @ 02:49:54

    Love your card Amelia and the use of the flowers is so refreshing. Your coloring is awesome and those google eyes sure pull it all together. “Hugs” Carol

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  4. Chrisel
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 22:15:28

    The flowers for pumpkins are a nice touch. Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays.

    Scrappin’ Hugs,
    Christel

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  5. Ellephantastic
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 19:21:52

    I do love those super cute ghosts! Seen them a couple times now they are fab! Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this week.
    Hugs x

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  6. Shelly
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 19:21:15

    Oh what an adorable Halloween card, I love the little bats! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

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  7. Lisa
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 16:33:52

    Great Halloween card, Amelia! The colors are just perfect and the images are adorable. I especially loved reading about your child memories of spooky stories….great fun to read!

    xo
    Lisa

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  8. Corry
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 05:32:20

    Really though how many Halloween cards can one person have right? I have way too many, but will probly keep making!! haha. Glad you shared your childhood memory of the ‘ghosts’ and scary stories. Your card is too adorable! i love the colors, image and sentiment is perfect. Thanks for getting spooky with us at Fussy & Fancy this fortnight! Happy Halloween!!

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  9. Vanja
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 00:52:43

    Gorgeous card! I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week! 🙂

    Hugs, Vanja

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  10. PINK SANDRA
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 22:10:27

    That’s sooo cute!
    Love the colors!
    And the bats are great!
    Thanks for joining us at the Ellephantastic this week!
    Hugs!
    Sandra

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  11. Lorie
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 06:09:16

    What an incredible card Amelia! I can’t believe you’ve never made one before!

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  12. Kristie
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 02:29:44

    This is soooo cute!! Thanks for playing along with SSDS!

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  13. Tracey
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 16:46:11

    This is fabulous Amelia, I love that image & those bats are just so cool (& so is everything else!) 🙂

    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  14. Berenice R.
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 14:30:03

    Super cute card 🙂

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  15. Sharon Keanly
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 07:57:48

    Oh Amelia, I just love your Spooky card. The colours are super, love those googly eyes for the bats. All round, a super Halloween card. Sharon

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