27 October, 2015

Trick or treat

Time to go with the season and show a Halloween's card. Like last year, it will be the only one for me, created for the sake of creating only. Other than that, I can easily go without blood, eyeballs and bandages - it takes more to scare a med student :)

I've chosen to use typical Halloween colours: black, white and orange. What goes with the spooky part is the background paper, the treat on the other hand would be a wonderful image of Marilyn Monroe.
I combined it with the typical Halloween sentiment and - probably a little less typical - a couple of flowers. 
Next to floral embellishments, I added orange rhinestones and tiny white pearls surrounding the central motif. These were not planned originally, but as the black background paper behind the image is smaller than the image itself it needed some extra attention. 
In fact, I was a bit hesitant to use it in frst place as I prefer background papers covering the image all around. However, as I didn't want to start a new black cardboard for my Halloween project, I took the black remains from the white Marilyn card I made recently and decorated the black border with pearls.  
The decorated back side of the card wasn't planned either, but as I decided to use one of those charity Christmas cards for the base of my card, I needed to cover up the logos in the back. Therefore, I used a Halloween cardstock with spooky letters, which I additionally decorated with punched orange and black foliage. 
To make a transition to the interior, one leaf of each colour is also found on the inside of the card.
The result is probably not as spooky as one would expect for Halloween, but it's OK to have a little treat here and there ;)
On the other hand, this is some really cool Halloween decoration on the window of a local school. You gotta love crocheted Halloween stuff, especially if it is arranged so nicely!
Scared yet?

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a gem of a challenge: too cute to spook
- allsorts challenge: orange & black
- C.R.A.F.T.: black, white and one more colour (orange)
- craft-alnica: autumn leaves
- chocolate coffee cards: Halloween
- brown sugar challenges: ATG
- come and get it: use orange
- city crafter: creatures of the night (bats)
- crafting from te heart: ATG
- crafty calendar: Halloween
- crafts4eternity: Halloween
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- creative fingers: ATG
- cute card thursday: ATG
- deep ocean: Halloween
- inspiration destination: ATG
- fan-tastic tuesday: ATG with a twist - Halloween
- fussy and fancy: orange, black or purple
- glitternsparkle: fall/autumn
- robynsfetish: anything for Halloween
- morgans artworld: Halloween
- moving along with the times: Halloween
- pile it on: cute and/or spooky
- papertake weekly: colour theme - Halloween
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- pinspirational challenges: Halloween
- use your stuff: die cuts and/or punches
- tuesday throwdown: too cute to spook
- Mavelu: cards featuring Mavelu products (white paper flowers)


  1. Totally agree with your thoughts on Halloween but I do love the colours.
    Brilliant background and lovely image.
    Thanks for joining our colour challenge this week at Allsorts.


  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Beautiful card Cheiro. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  4. Fab Halloween card Cheiro. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar in our "Halloween Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  5. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week!
    Monica - DT

  6. Great card.
    I'm not really one for halloween cards either.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  7. Too cute card. Thanks for playing in Craft-alnica. Good luck.

  8. FAB, card and idea. I'm with you on the making of Halloween cards! Thanks for joining in at MAWTT, Claire xXx

  9. WOW, stunning! Thanks for joining us at our challenge at UYS!

  10. Fabulous card love it and thank u for stopping by at Fan-Tastic Tuesday x

  11. Now you don't see Marilyn Monroe on a halloween card very often but the vintage photo really works with your background. Thanks for your entry at Brown Sugar Challenges.

  12. Fabulous card ... Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  13. Lepa voščilnica je nastala :-))
    Hvala, ker ustvarjaš z nama v jesenskem izzivu CRAFT-alnice ... Srečno!

  14. Lovely card. Thanks so much fro joining us at CCCB!

  15. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity :) hugs x

  16. it's a beautiful layout. like your thinking outside the box. must be the medical student in you. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  17. Wow this is just gorgeous... love the colours and the dies you have used and even the background patterned papers. Thanks for joining our challenge at UYS - hugs DT Shirl

  18. Cute card, thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

  19. Majčkeno strašna a zelo lepa voščilnica.
    Hvala, da jo deliš z nami v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  20. Love the image and fun patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  21. Great card - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Helen x

  22. What a fabulous idea for a card. Thank you for joining us at Morgan's Artworld. Hugs. Traci DT xx

  23. Fabulous Card. thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog xx DT Sarahjayne xx (aka Crafter Sarah)

  24. Fabulous card and love the spooky B.paper----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  25. stunning card, I love the colors!

  26. Wonderfully detailed description. I like the way you think when creating. And your card is great. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi TT DT

  27. Fabulous card ! I love the image in combination with the background :-)
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  28. This is a great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  29. Wonderful colors and the photo is quite a beautiful shoot.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's Art World.

  30. So pretty!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper