Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Papertake Weekly challenge - The Dark Side

YAY! Monday is done and out of the way! And with it being Tuesday, that means it's time for another challenge from Papertake Weekly. This week, the challenge is The Dark Side sponsored by Joanna Sheen. Now how fun is that??!! Sounds pretty spooky, doesn't it! And the fabulous creations the DT came up with is going to wow your socks off! I had a LOT of fun making this card. I used, if you can believe it, five different Magnolia stamps on this card. This Tilda actually had a hand transplant. I really wanted to use this new (to me) Maggie that I received from Magnolia-licious, but I also wanted her to be carrying a treat bag. So I took the hand and pumpkin from #293, Tilda with pumpkin, and transplanted it onto #210 Winter sweater Tilda. Yep....didn't know I was a surgeon, did ya!!! I'm just FULL of surprises!! LOL! She's an older Tilda, but there is something about her that I love, and those oh so adorable pigtails are too cute! Along with those two Tilda stamps, I also used #479 bat, #498 African Sun (makes a pretty cool moon, doesn't it!!), and #442 Halloween Pumpkins.

The base of the card was cut using my Cricut Expression with the Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge for the castle and the ghosts. I know it looks a little funky down the right edge of the card if you're looking closely at the pic. That's because I didn't want the white sentiment box to show from the front of the card. So I simply put a hinged black cover over the journalling box, and it's popped up just a tad in the picture. That makes the right edge of the card look likes it's cut really crooked, but it's not. Had I had the forsight...I would have done it a little differently.


Cardstock is Bazzill, stamped images are on cryogen white and colored with Copic markers. That's it for me today. Please be sure and visit Papertake Weekly to see the rest of the spookalicious creations from the rest of the design team! And don't forget to join in on the fun, too! Thanks so much for visiting me today, and for all of your kind comments! You all are appreciated more than you'll ever know! Hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

48 comments :

Pam said...

Sharon, this is adorable. Besides the gorgeous coloring, the layout and design is the best!
Hugs,
Pam

StacyN said...

I love it. It is so cute!

CelticWoman said...

Sharon, WOW, that castle behind Tilda with the ghosts is fantastic. Tilda just pops it right out. Hugs

Monique said...

Your card is sooooo lovely Sharon !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

CraftyC said...

Wow Sharon, you've certainly gone to town with this card. Love the castle. I rarely use my Cricut nowadays but think you forget just how much is on these cartridges. Fab!!!
Clairex

Jacque said...

Gosh!!! Such a cute one!!! Love how you make that 'chirper' sing to you...and the surgery done on Tilda is so clever! That is the cutest Casper coming through the window...lol! What a great card!! Hugs..Jacque

Annchen said...

Gosh, this is so cute and stunning! Love the little details, the castle ... so beautiful

Pam S. said...

Sharon - I love your coloring and color choices for Tilda on this! WOW! Tilda really looks nice w/the dark backdrop and the orange of the pumpkins! So creative!

Kathy said...

Oh wow this is adorable!!! I love the scene that you have created!! It is spooky and cute all rolled up!! Just adorable!
:)kathy

Katie said...

Sharon,
You did a fantstic job!
I love all of it, the castle, the bats, even the surgery! LOL

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon,
This card is amazingly. Wow, wow, wow, I truly love it. You are so clever, never seem to be short of ideas. Coloured to perfection. Adorable Tilda, love her new look. Thanks so much for the inspiration
Cricut & Maggie hugs Jodie from Oz xx

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Sharon you did a great job on this little card....I just love how you use your cricut so much with everything you do almost. Great imagination you have.
Hugs

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just aweseome, Sharon! I love how you've been mixing your stamps with your Cricut machine to make some very creative cards. From Crafter extraordinaire to crafty surgeon - oh, LOL! Very clever, very clever indeed. Super job hon...hugs...Barb

Patricia Garcia said...

SUPER Sharon!! Love the layout and this Tilda is too cute, Hey Girl you are full of super surprises, Always a pleasure to visit your blog!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Angelwood said...

Wonderful card! Just love to see what you come up with and this one is just spectacular. I just used those same cricut cuts on a Halloween card I made for the Magnolia-licious home page contest. Awesome scene!!! hugz, Angela

Nancy said...

Oh i love it Sharon! This is the cutest card! Great job with the surgery. Super cute card!!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Dawny P said...

Sharon, this is just amazing!!! I love how you did your surgery and put the image together lol xxx It's absolutely stunning!! Hugs GFD xxxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sharon :-) I have a cricut and think I need to get this cartridge ,,, fabulous ! :-)

Brilliant surgery too ,,,!! I l love this outfit,,, warmer than the dress for a cool autumn night eh :-)

Luv
Lorraine x x

Bunny-Zoe said...

Awesome card Sharon, so much fun and your colouring is gorgeous, Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

I love this Sharon! What a fabulous scene you have created. Gorgeous!! xx

Anna-Lotta said...

Wonderful cute scary ;) Thanks for the informatiom about Peggy loves... my new problem is to decide .... i want them all ;))

ladydiana said...

So many elements, such attention to detail turns into a FABULOUS creation. Lovely bold, crisp colours and yes the African sun does make a cool moon, I love the ghosts peeking out of the castle windows.
WONDERFUL!!!
hugs,
Diana

Karen Arthur said...

What an adorable Tilda with all her spooky friends. Great job.
Karen A

Regina Easter said...

i tell ya, i could just reach out and grab that adorable tilda...hugs

Crayola58 said...

OMG, this is soooooooo cute, Sharon. I always love your Tilda cards, but this Halloween card is just the puddin' on the cake.
Hugs.
Carole

Suzanne J Dean said...

So boo-tiful & cute Sharon--I just love all your fun shaped cards!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sanddollars said...

I love it! Very cute with all the cuts from PPDU. Your coloring is awesome.

DB said...

Very cute card, love the bats!

mymagnolias said...

Ohhh Sharon! I love it. Definitely brought a smile to my face - I needed that! How very creative! Really awesome card! hugz,Mary

Ila said...

Super Cute and Spooky Gorgeous!!...I love it!!..Hugs, Ila

Norma said...

Sharon, another fabulous scene card. You're so creative. Love all the additional characters beside the Tilda: ghosts, bat and pumpkin. Terrific!

Hugs.
Norma

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely Tilda. Cute little ghost poking out the window!
Hugs,
Cabio

Andrea, said...

This is just fantastic Sharon, I love how you have 'combined' the 2 Tildas

Kelly said...

What an adorable card Sharon. Love how the ghost is popping out of the window!

Cheryl said...

Great card, the house is awesome :) And I like the ghosts and have you have spliced Tilda .

Cheryl

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh my word, this is beyond cute Sharon!!
--Hugs Becca

glowinshadow23 said...

Love this!! Poor Tilda looks super spooked by all the cute ghosts and bats flying around.

Marcea said...

Oooh you are so clever - I love it!!!!! Pretty neat bit of surgery too :o)
Thankyou from the bottomof my heart for the lovely comments you left me on my blogs - you are very kind
-x-

Glee said...

Each time I come here, I comment on your creations which I love. This time, I am going to comment on how much I value your friendship. You are always so supportive of me and you definitely inspire me, my Friend. I absolutely adore you!

Wendy said...

This is just gorgeous Sharon!! Very creative indeed!!
Hugs
Wendy

Sue from Oregon said...

Goodness gracias...I don't know how you make such GREAT creations...Wonderful card!

DeeDee said...

This is one NEATO card girlie! I just love that castle and those cute little bats and well just all of it! LOL! You really rocked this challenge! It's SPOOKTACULAR! HUGS!

Heather said...

This is ADORABLE!!! I love all the spooky things coming out from behind sweet Tilda! This totally made me smile :o)

Heidi Walczak said...

So stinkin' cute! You've inspired me to go take a closer look at some of my Cricut cartridges :)

Larissa said...

Great card Sharon! Very cute Tilda and the house is so spooky!

Hugs,
Larissa

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG sharon! this is the cutest spooky scene I've seen! (that was tough to say but you get the idea! LOVE, this Tila and her adorable friends and how you combined the Cricut cuts so seamlessly! Super, spuper work! xxD

Jill said...

wow Sharon this is fantastic I love the spooky castle you are so talented hugs Jill x

Sheri said...

You are a card making genius! Love it Sharon...