24 October, 2014

Trick or treat

I'm not really into the Halloween hype and never really understood it.
But, as there are many Halloween-themed challenges running I thought I'd give it a try. Instead of pumpkins, ghosts and black cats however, I decided to use this seductive witch I found lately, and make a Halloween card that would not look all too halloween-ish.
For the arrangement, I used the sketch that was given for October's cheerfulsketcheschallenge.
For the card, I used the orange and black combination, but apart from that I decided to keep it simple - patterned papers, a stitched swirl and a few pearls. In the end, I added a two-layered flower saying "trick or treat". I punched the lower layer from orange paper and painted the upper one with coloured pencils.
I now see that the heart-shaped punch in the background is not quite as visible as I thought it would be, but nevertheless I think the card is not too bad. It could even be used as a simple male card - I'm sure this sexy lady on the moon could put a spell on any guy she meets ;)

- pennyschallenges: polka dots & pearls
- cardz4guyz: Halloween
- thepinkelephantchallenge: trick or treat
- cutecardthursday: trick or treat
- fabnfunkychallenges: in stitches
- fussyandfancychallenge: orange & black
- papertakeweekly: black & white & ...
- alphabetchallengeblog: S for stitching
- chocolatecoffeecards: for boys
- glitternsparklechallengeblog: use some orange
- dreamvalleychallenges: Halloween
- ladybugcrafts: autumn and/or halloween
- justinspirationalchallenges: fall
- crafts4eternity: Halloween
- catchthebugblog: October Bingo challenge (black & orange, witch, player's choice - stitching)
- basteltantenchallengeblog: Herbst/Halloween
- tuesdaythrowdown: Halloween colors


  1. That stitched swirl is amazing. Just beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  2. This is such a great card Cheiro.
    Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

  3. stunning card, love the stiching
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  4. Nice card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cheerful Sketches. Good luck!!!
    groetjes Ine

  5. Something different for the Guyz. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  6. Thanks so much for joining our Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug. We hope you'll join us again this week for our Color Challenge!
    -Mari K.
    Bugaboo DT

  7. Nice card!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Cheerful Sketches.

    Hugs, Nellie

  8. a great card! so cute - and in a way, elegant! love it! thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week - Vic, DT x

  9. This is lovely...Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

  10. This is gorgeous and such a sassy image too lol. Lovely details and thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  11. Sassy! Very nice. I love the way you did the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  12. A great image and I love the stitched swirl

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  13. What an adorable card love the image. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational challenge this week.
    Linda K. DT

  14. Hi hun and fabulous love it and ty for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week hugs Judith x

  15. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining us with another card at Cheerful Sketches!


  16. WooHoo! I'll bet some guy would be yelling "Treat! Treat!" if he received this card! Great work! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  17. very nice card.
    Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
    LG Geesje

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE that pin-up image you used! Thanks for sharing at JIC this week and good luck! Melissa DT

  19. Oooo zelo simpatična voščilnica in všeč mi je barvna kombinacija. Čestitke za zmago na JIC ;)))
    Pozdravček iz Koroške, Jana

  20. Great Trick or Treat card, thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge and good luck...Jo. X

  21. This is a Awesome "For the Boys" card , thx for joining us at Chocolate Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal

  22. Gorgeous Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x