Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Howl You Take That?

Shaken or Stirred?

I've got a thing for martinis. Martini stamps that is. I've got a couple more that need inking up, so stop back if you've got a thing for martinis. If you're a follower of this blog you know that I also have a thing for Halloween, it's my favorite holiday. I've also got a thing for challenges. One of my favorites is the Midnight Madness Challenge. I think the name says it all. Everybody needs a place to let their rabid side shine, so if you're a little mad pay a visit to Priscilla and the crew over there, they have challenges and blog candy and eye candy galore. Every Tuesday they post a new sketch challenge and the design team make fabulous samples to give you inspiration, make you a little jealous of their skills too.

This card is for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC14. The image is Hallotini from Impression Obsession. It's stamped in Memento Black on white card stock and colored with copics. The bat's eyes are xmas red Stickles (you can click on the picture to enlarge it and actually see the reds of their eyes) and the white part of the candy corn is stickles. The card stock is from Stampin' Up's in colors from last year. The spider brad is from Oriental Trading. The "boo's" were made with an EK Success border punch. The crystals are from MFT and last but not least the ghost ribbon is from Eileen. Eileen has an impressive stash of ribbon and she can't stand to see me drooling over it so she gave me a bunch of the ghosties, but she made sure she had more than me (LOL) and that hers is prettier. Yeah, yeah, we know it's the same ribbon. Eileen is one of the fun gals I'm going scrapping with this weekend. I'm sure I'll be drooling in her direction a few times, it's cheaper than shopping!

Next up for tonight is this card for Mojo Monday's sketch challenge MOJO99, the Tuesday Tagger's theme challenge "the birds and the bees' and the Friday Stamp Something Charmed Something Challenge to put a charm on your project. It's kind of funny that last week the CCEE stampers challenged us to make a card with a bird and a bee on it, that card is on my August 7th post if you'd like to see it. But you gotta make a new card for new challenges so I spent another night thinking about the birds and bees. Hmmmm.... This time I looked for some paper with birds on it for the background. I knew I had a bee charm and I wanted to use it on a tag and this layout had a little envelope on it so I figured I'd make a tag to go in the envelope. The Basic Gray Pheobe has birds. I used Japanese Tea Garden, Sunset District and Golden Gate Bridge Park but I don't remember which one is which. I stamped the bee from the Stampin' Up Bloomin' Beautiful set which I got from good buddy Maddy, aka Ron. I think I drooled a little in front of her when I saw this stamp set. Maddy's gonna be my roomie at the crop this weekend. We usually sit next to each other and just use each other's stuff. I'll save the drool for Eileen. But I digress so back to the card. I stamped the bee a few times in Memento Rich Cocoa on the green paper and then on the beige card stock with versa mark and embossed that one with gold powder. I have a template from Stampin' Up to make that vellum envelope. I think that mini envelope is just the cutest little thing. I like that I can put the tag in it and then the person who gets this card can use the tag as a bookmark. The charm is from Plaid's Petals and Plenty Charms.
That's all for now folks. I hope you'll come back again, maybe I'll have some more martini cards for you.


  1. What a wonderful adult Halloween card. This is such a cute image and your details are wonderful. The Midinight Madness Design Team wants to thank your for playing along with us.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team
    aka SparklePlenty at SCS

  2. Hey Chris..bad penny...nahhhhhhhhh LOL Another wonderful card from you...so funny cuz I never know what to expect for you. You have so many sides to your personality :) Cute Martini stamp..and boo boo boo..love the ghosties :)Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and be sure to stop back by on Wednesday for my tutorial :)
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Cute card for Halloween. I just love the little ghosties. I can see why you were drooling over them. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. We Love having you and hope that you will join us in the fun again next week!

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  4. Love all the different elements on your birds and bees entry. Thanks for playing at TT this week.

  5. Love your birds and bees card - isnt it funny how challenges come up at similar times? we are working at least 6 weeks ahead yet have had similar challenges to others in the last few weeks lol Thanks for joining in with Tt this week xx Janet

  6. Love the martini card with the little ghosts - too cute! I also love the little vellum envelope & the bee charm is adorable!

  7. Hi Chris, I like the bird background paper and your tag in the envelope, makes a nice quirky card. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  8. Hi Chris! What a great Halloween card. The ghosts are adorable! Not sure if you knew or not but if you post my store logo on your blog you get extra freebies if your name is drawn this week! Good luck to you! Thank you for playing with us and I can't wait to see what you make next week!

    MMDT Member

  9. How cute! Love the use of the charm on this! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  10. Oh my gosh, Chris! Your cards are so cool!!!! That Halloween martini is awesome!!!! What a great idea!!! And nice spin on the Mojo Monday sketch!!!!

    I have to tell you, I'm sitting here typing this comment to you, and Elizabeth is laying in my arms. She just woke up and looked up at me and smiled! Talk about melting your heart!!!! I just had to share!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!

  11. lovely. Thanks for joining us on TT's. Emma xx

  12. Both cards are fun but the halowtini is super fun. Terrific job on the midnight madness stampers sketch challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  13. This is adorable! What a great idea for this sketch! I love this card! Best, Curt

  14. 007...Bond, James Bond....bet he'd love this Martini drink complete with bat stirrer! What a fun card, great colors and fabby details. Thanks so much for playing along with us!


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