Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pumpkin Fest!!!!!

Hello everyone: I'm super late today with my post, one of the filters (protein skimmer) on my 75 gal. marine tank was acting up, making this weird noise and vibrating a little so I had to check it out, disassemble it and clean some sand that got into the propeller, then put it back together and now it's working fine.
Anywho, I have a fun card to share with you for one of my favorite times of the year.....HALLOWEEN!!!!!, aside from Christmas, I love decorating outside and inside, hoping the weather will cooperate so I wont be stuck with tons of candy, you know how it is, right. So here is this card that I will link up to a few challenges listed at the end of this post.

Aren't this pumpkins a riot? I'm not entirely sure if they are from Penny Black or somewhere else, I neglected to save the packaging so I apologize for not giving the name of this cutie pies.
I stamped them onto a piece of Canson water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored them with SU markers, the bat die cut is from Memory Box (I think) and the sentiments are from a bunch of sets that I have, stamped and punched out with the retired SU Word Window punch.
The pattern paper is from my Halloween stash.
As always, I finish the inside of my cards, it saves me a ton of time when I sent them out to family and friends. Here is a picture of the inside of this card.

This images are from the retired SU set called "Dark and Dreary", I love all of this images, this gate is really spooky.  I stamped them using SU markers, applying them to the stamp and blowing a bit on it, then I sponged a bit of black ink to make it look a bit more dreary.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 207 (PCC207) hosted by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps.  #papercraftcrew #challengeblog  #cardsketch   Play along at

Deep Ocean challenge "Things with Wings", I have my scary bat.
The Crafty Addicts "Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts" the bat is a die.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Oh! Surprise not a Fall card with pumpkins it's a Halloween Card as I scroll down further! I do read every detail and impressed you have a salt water marine tank! Love these pumpkins together they're a riot! Soon enough you can decorate for upcoming Holidays!

Maria A. said...

Thank you, my friend, I've realized I don't have any Fall cards so I better get busy.
That tank is about 10 y/o, I love it, requires a bit of patience and dedication so your fishies are happy and healthy.

Mary Fish said...

Instant smile . . . you are such a matter of watercoloring and fun creatures!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I truly love this pumpkins, the little one looks worried about that bat!! LOL!!

Super Stamp Girl said...

Oooooh, Maria! A girl after my own heart with Halloween cards already! They are my favorite. Love the spooky sentiment that works great for our sketch this week at the Paper Craft Crew! Crystal

Lisa said...

Super project.Love the colours and design.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Billie A said...

Great Halloween card and colors. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments

Rebecca Wong said...

I love this, so cute and fun.
Thanks for sharing in The Crafty Addicts, see you soon.
Rebecca, DT

Tracie Evans Langley said...

What a fun and cute card, Maria! Love the jack-o-lanterns! Thanks for sharing with us!

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my! I'm in love with those pumpkins, Maria! What a great idea combining them with the spiders and bat. Great colours. Thanks so much for joining our Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Crystal, aside from Christmas, Halloween is my other most favorite time of the year and I always try to have some cards ready to send to family and friends.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Lisa.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Billie, I enjoyed playing along with you guys.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Rebecca, I couldn't resist using this bat die, thank you for the chance.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Tracie, I love the faces of this pumpkins, they are so much fun to color.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Heidi, I've been waiting to use that spider pattern paper for a while, it's perfect for the card.