My Stampin' Up! Classes

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Googly Ghouls for Week 5 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop and WOYWW

 
Welcome to Week 5 of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop. I'm glad you're joining me for my first Googly Ghouls card! I loved using a couple pairs of googly eyes for this card, as well as the little web from Spooky Bingo Bits.

 
I started with a Very Vanilla card, Howlstooth & Scaringbone dsp, Champagne Glimmer Paper, and a sentiment from Wacky Wishes (hostess set). I also used this sketch from Create with Connie & Mary.
 



2012 Create Challenges-031This Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge closes Wednesday, August 29 at noon (EST). At least I was on time for this one!
I enjoyed making an Early Espresso scalloped tulle flower for my card. I used a Jumbo Sticky Round, but it was too big for what I wanted, so I punched a scallop circle out of the middle and peeled off the pink layer to start my flower.


 
I folded the tulle in half and twisted it, adhering it to the center of the circle. Then you just keep twisting the tulle and going around in a circle. Any ends may be tucked under at the end, when you peel off the back side of the Jumbo Sticky Round.
 
 

Here's a closer shot of the card. You can see some rounded corners, how Frankie is green (he's darker in person) and holding the Happy Halloween sign, and the "ransom" letters on the sentiment, which I think is a cute touch!


Each week, you're invited to add your Halloween creation to my blog hop, along with the code near the bottom of each post. When you add the code to your blog while you are in the edit HTML mode, your readers can play along, leave comments, and view the samples right from YOUR blog!

At the end of 13 weeks, I'll be giving one person a $50 Stampin' Up! gift certificate! The more times you enter the blog hop, the better your chances of taking home the Grand Prize. You also get a ticket just for displaying The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop badge on your blog. Whoo hoo!

Oh, and just one more thing - I'm adding this to What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). I haven't played along in ages. It's fun sharing just how messy a desk gets while crafting. Here's mine:

 
I had to mount my Googly Ghouls set before I could use it! You can see a pile of clear stamps on the left with my fan (a necessity since it's hot in the loft), some leftover items from my bat popcorn cover (I do plan on making more!), and wipes, black StazOn and refill, containers of brads and mini glue dots.

44 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Look at that disciplined row of ribbon reels - delicious! Considering all that you've been doing, you work incredibly tidily, most impressive!
Can you add WOYWW to your blog post title? I feel sure you'll get more visitors if they see it - because as it's your last item, they may well not get that far before deciding you aren't mentioning it..a thought, not an order!

Jennipher said...

Fun halloween card! Great use of orange and black.

Melissa Davies said...

I love how Frankie is peeking over the top of the sentiment - adorable!!

Cheryl said...

Adorable Halloween card. Love the designer papers you used, and such a pretty tulle flower!

Lisa said...

Love the hiding Frankenstein. Cute. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Connie Babbert said...

VERY cute...love how Frank is popping up behind the greeting...clever! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Tina said...

love how frankenstein is peeping over, love all your details and papers to, we seem to have used same googly eyes..im having so much fun with this hop.....

Deb said...

My favorite Halloween set!!! I love your little Frankie peeking from behind the greeting! This is such a great way to use the new tulle! Love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

shannon angel said...

Terry, Another Awesome creation!!! I just love how Frankie's holding the sign and peeking out over it. I will definitely be CASE'ing this cute idea. The tulle round is a fabulous idea for a web and a great use of the new tulle and sticky rounds. SO happy to be include in your Great Pumpkin Hop.

jill said...

I love all the lovely colours for Halloween , fab card jill #51

Seryna said...

This is such a fun, vibrant card! Congrats on being on time for the challenge :) Can I ask where the challenges are announced?
~Anne

Emily said...

I'm loving your frankie card and the googlie eyes....

I'm drooling over your ribbon storage and wishing mine was as organised.

Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. It's always nice to get new followers esp from over the pond.
I am now following you.

Hugs
Emily#57

Ali H said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier - love the Hallowe'en fun going on here ! And all those ribbons at the back of your desk - so handy !! Ali #56

Patti said...

Very creative and adorable card.

Mel X said...

Aww wow!! what a fabulously fun card. Lovin all the detail going here - frankenstein and that brilliant spider! The flower is lovely, great how you did it, thanks for sharing.

Mel X

Minxy said...

Spooktastic card, thanks for the desk peek, & Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #5

Cardarian said...

Lovely halloween make - uuuu the googly eyes! Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower - I am your follower now too!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Deb said...

oh your card is so very cute, love it!
I can imagine how hot it gets up there, we had bedrooms in the loft in our last house, they were so hot all summer long!
Regarding my stamp storage, I did have them in a drawer but they were overflowing and you are right, I couldn't ever find what I was looking for. I am now stamping them out and putting the paper with the images on inside a snack bag along with the relevant stamps, thinking this will work better for me.
Debxx

Alexandra said...

Just love your spooky stuff for Halloween. :)

Rhonda Langley said...

Fabulous! Love the tulle flower and who would have thought champagne glimmer paper would work so well on a Halloween card!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Terry,

What a great Halloween card! Your desk looks very inviting = especially with all that ribbon!

Thanks for visiting me already.
happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #17

Tertia said...

Love those googly eyes card.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #49

phaleneos said...

Hi Terry,

I love this Sketch and your Card is great! Ich speicher mir den Sketch mal ab um ihn nachzubasteln.

Hugs Annett

Louise Sharp said...

I love your little Frankie head popping over the top! So many great elements to this card. I love that tulle flower!
Lou X
www.louisesharp.blogspot.com.au

sandra de said...

What an amazing ribbon collection. thanks for visiting.
Sandra @20

Deena Boos said...

There was a glitch when I tried to attach my pic. Now Linky says my link was already used. Not sure if this is something you can fix in your Linky account. On my blog you can see the hop, but there is no thumbnail.

S said...

What a fun card - and I'm not even a big fan of Halloween. Thanks to for stopping by my blog.

Sandy Leigh said...

Terry, that is too funny about our cats! Thanks for visiting--I'm about to be your newest follower too! LOVE your ribbon stash by the way--we can't ever have too much ribbon. I use it for everything! Your cards are so cute too! --Sandy Leigh

butlersabroad said...

That's a great Halloween card and I love the ribbon reels hanging up! I taught myself to knit socks over the Christmas break last year, and I'm a REALLY slow knitter, so I'll be happy if I complete my second pair of socks by Christmas!!

Hugs
Brenda 18

Craftychris said...

Love your cards and your desk looks full of fab creative stuff. Your ribbon storage is awesome! Have a good week xx #80

Amy E said...

SUPER CUTE card! I never thought of using tulle for those kinds of flowers, but it's awesome!

Thanks for stopping by and welcome back to WOYWW. I was totally floored when I came by to respond just now and saw that you're in Poulsbo? I'm in Port Orchard! How crazy is that?!

Amy E. #6
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

VonnyK said...

Gorgeous Halloween card and you have so many ribbons, wow.
Have a great week.
Von #44

Barb Archut said...

Very playful card. I like how Frankie is peeking out and how the spider is dangling from the flower. Very creative.

Debbie Henderson said...

Thanks for having us again this week. Your little Frankenstein is so funny peeking out like that, cute!

Li'l Pidge said...

lovely ribbon storage, and fabulous flower.

Thanks for visiting my desk on WOYWW

kyla #55

Buttons said...

Great card Terry - love that flower. Your desk looks like a hive of activity too. Thanks for following. I have returned the compliment. Hugs, Buttons #66

Redanne said...

Love the card, so very bright and cheery. Also love all that ribbon at the back of your workspace. Thank you for joining me, I have now joined you too. Anne x #32

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I had never known how to make those flowers. That's really cool. Blessings!

lisa808 said...

Cute card! I love Frankie peeking out and the tulle rose.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Terry
thanks for following me, I would love to do the same but the link isn't working... I have found this a lot lately, mine seem to disappear periodically too.
you have certainly taken halloween to your heart. Love those reels of ribbons too
thanks for sharing
janet

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by and great card sketch and tulle flower. BJ#35

Eliza said...

You have so much going on at your blog and desk. Cute halloween card.

Eliza

Neesie said...

My apologies for being so late visiting but then I always seem to be late!
But I'm here now...and loving that Halloween card. Your desk looks so organised but a fun place to create!
Happy WOYWW Neesie #13

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Cute card!!! Love Frankie peeking out behind the sentiment.
debbieanng@yahoo.com