Monday, September 4, 2017


Morning all.
Its my daughters first day back at school and she was a little nervous and very excited to return.  I managed to get a couple of pictures before she left and one at school of all her class but it was rather difficult having my youngest wanting to run off and play.
I have some spooky cards to show you today using some of the new Halloween dies from Spellbinders.

 To make the first card I cut an aperture into my cardstock and created a little spooky sunset using different coloured inks.  I then cut out the web using the Shapeabilities Spider Web Card Front Die.  I placed this over the area that I had inked. 
I then used grey and kraft cardstock and created more apertures to give a sense of looking into the web.  I then cut the witch using Shapeabilities Witch On A Broom from black and silver cardstock to create the little shadow effect.

I also used an embossing folder called Blistered which I added black ink to before I ran it through my Platinum machine.

I then finished my card with a little spooky sentiment from the set called Shapeabilities Spooky Tree.
For my next card I used Shapeabilities Spooky Tree set which comes with the sentiment, a tree and a bat.

I die cut a circle of white cardstock and made another sunset style background using different coloured inks.

I used the same embossing folder and technique as before but this time use grey cardstock.

I then cut the tree, bats and sentiment all from black card stock and added them to the inked background. 
Two different cards without a piece of designer paper in sight which is unusual for me as most of my cards do have it on somewhere.  I haven't actually bought any Halloween papers this year so I think I most go shopping for some.
Please click on the links for more details about the die sets I have used.
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Fab card - love the way you've layered up the die cuts and made that gorgeous spooky sunset background!

  2. Love your spooky creations Dawn - those backgrounds work really well. Hope your daughter enjoys her first day back. Shabneez x

  3. Fabulous, spooky cards, Dawn. Love the dies you've used.

    Hope your daughter enjoyed her first day back at school. xx

  4. Such fabulous and fun creations

  5. Fabulous cards and love those dies