Thursday, 31 October 2013

Merry Hallowe'en - a spooky accordion card using Sizzix' Ornament Dies

An extra special spooky card today especially for Hallowe'en using lots of my favourite Tim Holtz' stash and techniques

"Hallowe'en Accordion Card

I'll be sharing a load of Christmas cards in a similar style next week with a full tutorial next Tuesday for anyone interested in having a go at making one.


This image reminds me so much of our cat "Lucky" (short for Lucifer of course lol!). He hides behind bushes and jumps out at us as if to say "Ha, got you!".

 " 'llo"

Funny how people say " 'llo" rather than "hello". Did you notice the first two panels read "Hallo"? People used to say "hallo" when I was little, but you hardly ever hear it these days.


If I was riding a broomstick, I'd be shouting "weeee" too (or "help"!).

I left some space on the other side to write a greeting to the (un)lucky recipient.

A few quick notes on the decoration - I used milled lavender and dusty concord distress inks with diecut panels as masks to create the inky frames. Overstamping was done with versamark and green & orange perfect pearls, and also with black archival ink. The charms are fixed with pinflair and pieces of black lace are torn apart and stuck in place with smudges of pva glue (perhaps some lady was ravaged...who knows!). The patterned papers are from Tim Holtz' Seasonal paper stash, the stickers from Tim Holtz' seasonal sticker book, and the dies used are Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Movers & Shapers Ornament & Mini-Ornament. Gotta love the Tim Holtz Hallowe'en stamps from Stampers Anonymous!

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow with more Christmas cards. In particular, please join me on Sunday for an extra special card to mark the start of our new challenge at Stamping Sensations, and next Tuesday for a tutorial on making accordion cards. In the meantime, watch out for the ghosts and the things that go bump in the night :-) Maddy x

Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Hallowe'en
Oldie But A Goodie - Charmin' (old stash was my Tim Holtz' seasonal paper and stickers)
Ribbon Carousel - Fall and Hallowe'en
Try it on Tuesdays - Hallowe'en
Country View Challenges - Hallowe'en
Emergency Crafters - Hallowe'en
Lady Bug Crafts - Hallowe'en
Bunny Zoe's crafts - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Stamp and Create - Hallowe'en
Pile it on - Embellishment Crazy
Red Carpet Studios - Hocus Pocus
That Craft Place - Hallowe'en
Totally Gorjuss - Spooky
A Creative Romance - Add Metal
Stampin for the Weekend - Something Spooky


  1. This is gorgeous look forward to your tutorial as I would love to make my daughter a Christmas card in this style. Love Alison xx

  2. wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  3. What a great project! I love all of the details. Awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michellee

  4. What a brilliant card, love all those cats! Great entry ay an OBAG this week, Jx

  5. i would shout weee and wahooo if I was on a brookstick, these are wonderfully vintage. thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  6. Just hopping from DC... this is fab! so different and original... love it! x

  7. Maddy...your accordion Halloween card is darling! I love each of the vintage images you've used on the different pages. The little bits of black fabric look so cute and add nice dimension. The HALLOWEEN letters are so cute and I love the stamped spider webs, too. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  8. Really like this - what a fab project - love the black meshy fabric too - great selection of Christmas as well - you have been busy
    Linda x

  9. Oh that is so fabulous! Love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  10. Such a great little book,love all the images and embellishments.
    Thanks for joining our Hallowen challenge at TioT

  11. LOVE IT!!!! It's so fun, I love each and every panel.
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  12. Wow, this is so cool! I love your Halloween Accordion Card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  13. Love this!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  14. This is absolutely fun and gorgeous! Love your interactive card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubbestamps Challenge :)

  15. Wow, this is great. Totally love this. So many stunning details to study.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  16. great project thanks for joining us at That Craft Place x

  17. I love the design of this card. Thanks for joining in at That Craft Place this week x

  18. Great project. Love design!!
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Charming (use charms)” Challenge and we hope to see you again.


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