Friday 28 October 2011

Week 21 - Ghosts and Ghouls, Spiders and Spooks

Hey people. Welcome to this weeks Halloween Glitter Geeks Challenge.


To start I'd like to announce the winners of last weeks RECIPE challenge.
In order

1. #5 Tracey
2. #12 Laura
3. #8 Crafty Girl

Congratulations guys. Please email Steph on for your badges and prizes.


 As Halloween is approaching this weekend, we thought we would go for something scary and creepy.

Steph has chosen this weeks Challenge 
and is sponsored by the wonderful

They are offering our winner free digi's from their store

We wanna see your scariest, creepiest, cutest and funniest Halloween creations. And here are our Design Team projects to spark some inspiration.

StephI started this card by corner the points. I just thought it makes the card look softer. I used the papers and card from stash, the ribbon is from Hobbycraft, the little witch is by our sponsor at Digi Garden which I coloured with my beloved ProMarkers. The sentiment was freehand the I added the gems for added blingage!!

Josie: I don't do Halloween, (I'm working my days off because of it though!), but I took the colour scheme from Halloween. Purple and orange. I used my tatty button stamp, coloured with Pro Markers. Backing paper is Basic Grey, Dotty card is from Pinflair. 

Helen This week I have used a punch from Stampin' Up! to make a frightened looking owl - bless him, I think he's scared of the bats flying overhead!!  I've used Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up! for the owl.
The moon has been made using a circle of Sahara Sand cardstock edged with a tree stamp from Claritystamp and sponged over with Sahara Sand ink pad.  The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie, and the card is mounted onto Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with a sentiment added, all from Stampin' Up!.
Looking forward to seeing your creepiest creations! 

Jacqui H This card I began by stamping the moon and masking it while I brayered the sky,  I then stamped the tree, I stamped in the spooky sentiment and some scary pumpkins.  OK so Steph's real ones are miles better than these and way scarier.

I used black distress ink to dye the Hunky Dory Fancy background card and then added the topper to the base

ShelbyWelcome back for another fun challenge!  This week I pulled out a Whipper Snapper stamp and paired these characters up with some MME Halloween paper.  Of course they were colored up with copics and the rosette sentiment is from my stash that I snagged from my LSS.

Jacqui M Hello everyone..Thanks for joining us for another Fab challenge here at Glitter Geeks Towers lol...So its Halloween themed this week, so I drew this little cutie just for this challenge. Shes coloured with my beloved Promarkers, the little circle behind her is cut using a nesties die and then I just drew the little skulls and bones and glittered them. DPs were all in my stash box as were the ribbon and pearls.

Paula:  All the fantastic girl and pumpkin images i used for my card are from this weeks sponsor Digi Garden, i used my Copic Markers to colour them.  I love Halloween cards and decided to do a scene type one.  I used Echo Park papers which i edged with distress ink.  I also used black stickles on some of the bats.  I used the Cricut cartridge Happy Hauntings to cut my fence and grass out, i also added distress ink to those after sanding them down.  The sentiment and spider image are from a Daisy & Dandelion Halloween stamp set, i added the purple brad to give it a bit of colour.

Nelly:  Ok folks I'll share a little secret,  "I cant do scary he he! so opted for cute ;) the image and design paper is from a favourite collection of mine by Pink Petticoat, I used a dielicious nesting die from x cut to matt and layer the image onto and glittered up the ghost's a little, the star embellishments were a present from a friend's holiday and are called "in 2 craft" the sentiment is from a papermania set, Martha Stewart border punch to create the border trim . I decided to create this design as an invitation, I may not like Scary and Halloween but any excuse for a party eh! :) 

Marfa To make this card  I'm using digi stamps by The Digi Garden.  I colored the witch and the jack-o-lantern with my Copic markers.  The paper that I used is all from a really cool stack by DCWV called The Halloween and Fall Stack.  The card is a Silhouette Cutting Machine file from their online store.  I used my Fiskars Glitter Gel pens to add some sparkle.  Spooky, huh?

Sarah Like Nelly, I have to be honest and tell you that I don't do scary! In fact I am probably whatever the Halloween equivalent of Scrooge is! So I went for cute on my card too and threw in some autumn colours. The little witch is from Torico's Digital Gallery, she's coloured with Promarkers. The paper is an ancient My Mind's Eye one which I doctored a little bit - some of the spots were blue, which didn't suit me so I coloured them in brown with a Promarker and I also coloured the ribbon green to fit in. I'm liking the rounded corner look at the moment so I added some of those too and then distressed a few edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.

Doreen: For my card I used the Digi Stamp from Digi Garden, which I colored with copics. The backgorund is also a Digi Stamp from Polka Doodles. The Paper is also Digi - but I don't know where I got the freebies.




  1. That's awesome!! Thanks so much! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  2. Awesome Challenge And Gorgeous DT Inspirations!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

  3. REally like what the DT did. I have several of the items and didn't quite know what to do. Now I have some ideas and inspiration. Thank you!

  4. Fabulous DT projects. thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Spook-tac-u-lar, job DT! I found you through someone else's blog, I hope that is okay. I want to be a part of this too. I love to be inspired by others as well as inspire.
    Happy Halloween!