Sunday, August 24, 2008

Looking forward to Halloween... already!!!

Today I started on my Halloween preparations! Yes... I know it is only the 24th of August!!! But I LOVE Halloween, and could not help myself... I just had to make a couple of Halloween cards! Here they are;



































The first of these cards was inspired by a card designed by Lea Lawson which was featured in the October 2007 issue of Cards magazine. Thanks for the inspiration Lea!!!

The second of the two Halloween cards was based on this week's Sketch This! sketch. It has probably turned out a little different to the sketch itself, but I guess that's kinda the idea LOL!

Anyway, back-tracking just a bit... On Wednesday, I finished the first of two Memories and More DT projects for the month of August. I made a matching gift bag, card and tag. Of course, I cannot show you the finished project in its entirety, but I can show you a sneak peek...














Also, you might have noticed that I have added the Stampin'Up! logo to the sidebar at right. I have been a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for almost one year now, and thought it was about time I started showing the projects that I have made using Stampin' Up's awesome products on my blog!!! I made this card yesterday;














I have used the "Always" stamp set, which features several styles of flowers, a large bird, foliage, and the gorgeous heart image you that you can see on my card above. This paricular set is among several products available for a limited time in Stampin' Up's Spring Mini Catalogue. Until the end of November, I would like to offer to my beloved blog readers a 5% discount off the RRP of the "Always" stamp set. If you would like to purchase this set, please contact me via email (chloeschmitt86@hotmail.com), with "TCPP 5% Offer" in the subject line.

I should also mention that I have used CPS Sketch #78 as the basis for this card. This was my first attempt at using a CPS sketch, and I must say... I really enjoyed it! The most appealing thing about the site for me was the fact that the sketches are really simple which means they can be used to help get you started on a card when you are lacking inspiration, while still leaving the door open for you to add your own spin on the design. I also loved, and was absolutely blown away by, the sheer quantity and amazing quality of the samples and submissions made using each of the sketches posted thus far on the site. Don't just take my word for it... go check it out for yourself!

Well that's it for me for today... I hope you have had a lovely weekend!

11 comments:

Lea L. said...

Oh my goodness...you cards are so adorable!! Thanks for using my card as inspiration...I just love those cute little spiders!! Thanks for letting me know so I could come over here and check it out!

~Lea

shelly said...

wow! great cards the spider card is just awesome! im adding your blog to my faves! shelly

Melissa said...

Stunning cards Clo and I am off to have a lookie at the Stampin up stuff.You never know.lol

Tami Mayberry said...

Awesome cards! And yes, Ms. Lea is a great inspiration...I stalk her on a regular basis. LOL

So glad you joined us at CPS!

Linda Beeson said...

Great cards! LOVE your take on the CPS sketch- so glad you played, come back often!

Jewls said...

Awesome cards Clo, they are all stunning!!! Your sneak peek looks very interesting too :)

Kristen said...

What super cards you have! I love the spiders card for Halloween. Awesome take on the CPS card too!

Laura said...

ah, how cute is that spider card! love it! Hey, good luck to the SYTYCS competition! :)

Becca Nelson said...

Super Cute Cards! Love that sneak peak that you gave us. :) I found your blog through CPS.

Charity Hassel said...

aak! that cps card with the spiders rocks!

Aussie Pub Calls said...

Love the halloween cards. I need to do invitation yours have given me inspiration!
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