Wednesday 18 October 2017

Samhain Trilogy

Warning: long post! I am sharing three cards, so please bear with me.

I love Halloween, it's my favourite time of year -  I think it should be a season rather than just one day, lol. But Halloween is just one name for this festivity.  I have a friend who celebrates the Pagan festival of Samhain, which I really love.  Rather than being about all spooky things, it's about the end of the harvest and the beginning of the darker half of the year. I couldn't resist sending her a few cards this year - one for herself and two for friends. 

My first card features 'Bat Friends' by Conie Fong.  These guys are so adorable, I couldn't resist. 
Products used:

  • Orange & black cardstock
  • Gems
  • Recollections designer paper 'Boo'
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1, 3, & 5, Indigo, Midnight, China, Cobalt, Mint, Lemon, Canary, Soft Lime, Tea Green, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Blush, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Tulip, Burnt Orange, Spice, Pumpkin, Amber, Gold, Apricot, Warm Grey 1-5 & Black
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - white

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Conie Fong Art & Design (FB) - Make It Spook-tacular
  2. The Sketchy Challenges - #128 Halloween
  3. The Ribbon Girl - October Any Image
  4. Simon Says Wednesday - Photo Inspiration
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October AG
My next card features 'White Witch' by The East Wind.  I love this image because she's far from what we grow up thinking a witch should look like. 
Products used:
  • Cream card blank
  • Recollections designer paper
  • Recollections laser cut card, 'Ravenshead Manor' collection
  • The Eyelet Outlet brads
  • Recollections paper flowers
  • Bronze card
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Almond, Umber, Walnut, Cocoa, Pine, Forest, Lush Green, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Holly, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Burnt Orang, Spice, Peach,  Soft Peach, Bright Orange & Amber
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. The Crazy Challenge - #259 Halloween
  2. The Crafty Addicts - AG/Autumn Colours
  3. Passion for ProMarkers - WK417 AG
  4. Not Just Cards - AG
  5. Deep Ocean - #166 Halloween

My last card features 'Young Witch' by Aurora Wings.  This one is more like a 'traditional' witch with a pointy hat, but she's cute rather than warty with a crooked nose!!
Products used:
  • Cream card blank
  • Core'dinations card
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Burgundy, Crimson, Berry, Olive, Moss, Pear, Black, Warm Grey 1, 2, 4 & 5, Henna, Aubergine, Slate, Violet, Cocoa, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Spice, Amber, Gold, Saffron, Vanilla, Blush, Sunflower, Canary, Khaki, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Sandstone, Pine & Baby Pink
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White

I am entering this card into the following challenges -
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - Darkness Falls
  2. Addicted to CAS - Pumpkins
  3. Card Mania - #97 Colour Combo
  4. Crafting by Designs - It's Halloween
  5. Crafty Gals Corner - #145 Halloween Colours


  1. Wonderful cards, I think I may have t rethink my feelings about bats, loved your cute ones. . Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  2. Beautifully coloured cards. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  3. All three are just stunning, Nicola! Love that you're sending Samhain cards. Gorgeous coloring on them all but of course I'm partial to the fab job you've done with Young Witch. Thanks so much for joining our 'Darkness Falls' challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  4. Beautiful coloring on your pumpkin card, Nicola! Love the deep purple background on your background, too! So happy you could join in the fun this week at ATCAS!

  5. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  6. Fab cards! Your colouring on the 'White Witch's dress is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP

  7. Fab card and images thanks for sharing at PFP this week and good luck

  8. Gorgeous cards, Nicola! How nice to see people celebrating Samhain!! Thanks for playing at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

  9. 3 wonderful cards Nicola and all coloured so perfectly. Your card designs and layouts are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Please come back at 9am Tuesday for our brand new challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Wow Nicola, this is a wonderful CAS creation! I love image and your colouring is, as always, gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  11. all 3 of your cards are fabulous :) love your take on the photo inspiration board I created! Thank you for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  12. Fabulous cards and the colors pop off the the purple base behind your pretty witch. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week

  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in The Crafty Addicts Challenge this time and good luck :)

  14. Beautifully coloured cards :) Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)


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