Hallowe’en! Hallowe’en!

Oh, what funny things are seen!

Whitches’ hats, coal black cats,

Broomstick riders, mice, and rats!

Crunching leaves, Fall festivals with crisp candy apples, and the smell of popcorn in the air!  Pumpkins’ orange lined in a row, and costumes ready to go!  Memories that lead us from the lazy days of summer to the warm days and cool nights of Fall.   When I was young, our father used to sing us the song above and make us all laugh.   When I was grown and living overseas, missing my family, I called my father at work one day and asked they not tell him who was on the phone.   He answered in his deep voice so professionally (she smiles), and then I began to sing the song.   He laughed immediately and said in the deep southern voice I always find so comforting, “Hey baby!” What are you up to?!   “Hey daddy!”   I could barely get it out without choking up.  I’m so glad I took the time to call and let him know I remembered.   What are your memories of the season?   I hope you’ll share them with us here on the Hello Bluebird blog.

I have a sweet Halloween card for you today.  Not scary, oh no!  One that will put a smile on your face and make you remember how much fun it was to run in the moonlit night carrying your bounty of candy!

Again we see the wonderful Hello Bluebird characters come to life again in another seasonal creation.  This time kitty is dressed in her costume in front of a bubbling cauldron cooking candy, of course!  And patio o’ batty is high above the trees waiting for a chance to sneak a bite!

How did I create this card?

Hello Bluebird Stamps and dies used for this card:

The background panel is ink blended with Distress Oxide inks; Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, and a little Peacock Feathers.  I cut the tree, leaves, and foreground grass in black card stock.  My characters from Halloween Party were stamped and cut with the coordinating dies then colored with Copics.   Here’s a tip: I keep negatives – the little dots from flowers, etc., here they represent little fireflies — I put just a little Stickles Stardust on top of each dot and in the bubbling cauldron steam.  The sentiment, Magical, was cut out three times and adhered together with liquid adhesive to provide dimension.  Once the focal panel was complete, I put three stripes of 3M dimensional tape on the back and popped it up on a piece of lime colored card stock.  A sweet A2 top fold Halloween card sure to delight all the “littles” in your life.

Don’t forget to create a memory and share a new song with all your little trick or treaters!  The sillier the better (she laughs)!

I’ll see you next time here on the Hello Bluebird blog, and on my front porch!

Susie ~