Monday, October 29, 2012

BBTB2 Halloween Witch Challenge

Oh my!  Halloween is almost here.  Are you ready?  We gals at BBTB2 sure are.  My dear and talented friend, fellow MSU Spartan and DT Sister Susan, has chosen any witch from any cartridge as our challenge this week at BBTB2 and there are lots of them from "witch" to choose.  LOL  Since Goliath has been terrorizing the backyard, the critters are up in arms and have called upon the powers of this cutie from Happy Hauntings.  They've asked her (him?) to conjure up a spell to make them all invisible to cats.  Best of luck!  I'm sorta sick of scooping up body parts from the back porch.

It's a shaped front card, welded in DS.  The "EEK!" is also from Happy Hauntings and the big ol' moon, just a circle from George.  Not sure why, but I also seem to always favor a rounded rectangle for the back.  Softer look maybe, or just a creature of habit. And I can't tell you how thrilled I was to find BLACK Alpha Beads.  BE STILL MY HEART!  There a a few little details, like wire whiskers, a bit of doodling and a fuzzy nose.  The teeny bats are from K&Co.

Yup, she's layered up, alright.  If I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it right, which brings me to an apology for not participating last week.  I'm really not a "work ahead" kinda gal.  (wish I were but...)  Of all of my DT's, BBTB2 is the most difficult and time consuming for me (but also one of the most rewarding).  I've been on the team for a long time and have been asked to do some of the same challenges over and over.  Since I really put my heart into them, sometimes I just can't come up with a new idea.  I just can't get past a favorite project from before, or like last week, I wrack my brain and come up with something, and it just doesn't pass muster.  I've been having a bit of a crafting crisis lately and rather than post something I'm ashamed of, I just can't post at all.  Sorry, it's a matter of personal pride in my work, especially if it's for a DT.  I really appreciate the fact that probably the majority of my followers come here for Cricut inspiration, so that's a bit of an added pressure.  Sometimes though, I want to try new things, explore different mediums.  I hope I don't let you down.

I'm also entering this in the Moving Along With the Times Too Cute to Spook Challenge, the Scrapilicious USA Halloweenie Challenge, and Crafty Creations Halloween Spooks.


  1. lol, great card, your details shine, I too have been picking up small bodies at both our front and back door, I am getting ready to put on spell on those lil beasties, hugs

  2. Just what makes only the head so tasty?
    Cute card. No wonder you don't send them out! With so many layers it would cost a fortune to mail them. But you could always hand deliver them.... hint, hint.

  3. Too!too Cute!!Adorable witch..Fantastic card!

  4. Donna you could never let any of us down! Sometimes we just need to have a break from creating. All your projects are always spectacular!! And this one is no different! I am loving this little mouse card! As always the layers just amaze me, but it is the attention to all the little details that have caught my eyes. Like the whiskers on this mouse, how cute!!! I have to say I am loving the abc black beads, never saw them in black before and I LIKE them!!! Hugs!!

  5. adorable..... if a mousie can be adorable!!!!.... As long as they are in a cage I am ok with 'em. My Riley stays inside but he oogles the birdies fliting around on my grass and I shake my hand and say NO NO NO, and that goes for the 2 lazy cats on my back porch who are not mine but they say they live here. I don't have mice, but I have a lot of cute little birds who want safe harbor in Carole's yard.

  6. Fun little witch! Great cuts and layering! Always such wonderful creativity and inspiration!

  7. Fantastic card the critter is fabulous and I love the design and colours used. Caroline xxx

  8. Love your witchy mouse on this amazing card. You inspire me, Donna, each and every week. Thanks for all you do!


  9. Donna I completely understand I would rather not post than post something I really don't like...but you never disappoint and you are always inspirational!Your cricut creations are always fab but so are your other media projects.
    Love your mousey and hope he helps in the mission to prevent more macabre happenings in your backyard!! Lol.
    Jayne x

  10. I knew you must have designed this card around that sweet kitty Goliath. It's adorable.

  11. Donna, another winner. Love your witchy mouse. so cute. Your details are perfect. I am always inspired.

  12. Such a cute little witch mouse! Great details too! So glad you played along with us at Crafty Creations challenges!

  13. oh my i just love that mouse/rat! awesome card as always! youre a tough act to follow chicka! ;) xxshelly

  14. wow wow wow how clever is this! Love it
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week in Debs 'Too Cute To Spook' challenge and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie x

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  16. Super cute card both inside and out!.
    you could enter this in my my DL.ART ANYTHING GOES Linky Party (November)
    DIANA L.

  17. You never let me down and I love your Cricut creations. Aw heck I love all your creations. Your mind goes in so many wonderful creative ways. :) Love this card.

  18. Donna..This is so stinkin cute...I don't usually appreciate mice..I am so afraid of them and snakes:( But this little critter can stop by anytime..I am so glad I don't have real mice..(knock on wood) Krista


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