Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hallowe'en shaker card

I'm so pleased today - woke up to find out I won the Samuel Taylor's challenge with this Hallowe'en card! The prize is a Tim Holtz configurations box and I've been wanting one for ages, but couldn't afford it, so I can't wait for it to arrive now :)

To celebrate, I thought I'd post another Hallowe'en card.

"Merry Hallowe'en"

During the Victorian era, cards were often sent with the message "Merry Hallowe'en". At some later point, Hallowe'en cards dropped out of fashion and the "Merry" started to appear on Christmas cards instead.

This card image is from the Graphics Fairy. I cut out an extra pumpkin head & frame and glittered in behind the pumpkin face to make the eyes & mouth glow, then added acetate and foam tape to the second frame and Hallowe'en-coloured sequins in behind for shaking before trimming to size and fixing to the front of a card blank.

"Merry Hallowe'en" from Mr. Pumpkin Man!

Entered for the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers
Crafty Boots
Haunted Design House
The Shabby Tea Room
There She Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint
The Crafty Pad Designs
Basic Grey Challenges


  1. It's great!! Reminds me of Pumpkin Head in the Wizard of Oz stories.

  2. Oh my God, this is fantastic News! Im so, so pleased for you Maddy and so delighted you are entering challenges. This card is really brilliant. Yeah, Im sure you will love have fun with the configuration box. Lee x

  3. A great shaker card & a super pumpkin head! Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

  4. Great idea to make a shaker Halloween card and I found the information about Halloween cards very interesting.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  5. Ooh what a great idea. Think I might try a shaker card. thanks for playing along with macabre monday x

  6. Ohhh fun! Love the shaker and the image is FAB! Thanks for joining the Minions this week at HDH. xxD

  7. Super shaker card - love it :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)


  8. Congrats on your win!!! That's so exciting!!! And I love this card !! Vintage and oh so cute!!for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  9. The great pumpkin! thanks so much for playing with The Crafty Pad this week.

  10. Very unusual card! Congrats on the win!!! I love the card so much :D

  11. Great take on our theme this week... thanks for joining us at HDH lynx


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