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Oct 1, 2023

Four Seasons October Challenge - A Haunted House

Hello October, how are we here already!!?? I hope you are ready for the fall season. I'm looking forward to the beautiful colors of the season and hopefully we'll have some nice fall weather this month. It usually is but you just never know, I do remember the year my daughter was born we had negative 20 degrees celsius around mid-October, I remember it so well because our furnice started a small fire in the basement that October and then we were without heat for a few days so had to use space heaters. So you just never know what kind of weather you'll get in October around here!!

Ok but you are here to see my newest project. A new month means a new challenge at the Four Seasons challenge blog and we are still in "Fall/Autumn" mode so come share all your new fall themed creations with us! As always we have a mood board to get you started but it's completely optional as "Anything Fall Goes".

I absolutely thought I had a Halloween stamp (bought at a thrift store earlier this year) that resembled the creatures on the bottom left of our mood board but it was nowhere to be found! And I also couldn't find a couple of my other Halloween themed stamp sets (I don't have many). I have no idea what happened to them! I did find one clamshell box of random stamps for Halloween including this wood mounted haunted house from Art Impressions. The sentiments (including October 31) are part of a really old stamp by Whimsy Stamps (Chalkboard Greetings) which I keep in my Whimsy Stamps box as the set includes a variety of sentiments not just Halloween. I used distress inks for watercoloring and the "boo" stamp was also in this box of random Halloween stamps.

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I'm acutally kind of shocked that my card looks nothing like anything on the mood board. I probably would have done another sunflower card as I have many sunflower stamps, but somehow I had a Halloween themed card in my mind.

Here is our optional mood board for the month:

Not my best coloring but below is a closeup of the image. The patterned paper is from a fairy tale paper pack I've been hoarding for no reason.

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  1. Anonymous07:54

    Fab Halloween card Ellie … love the haunted house! I only actually own about 4 Halloween stamps and No sentiment so this time of year is an interesting challenge lol
    Pauline xx

  2. Oh Ellie, this is just awesome! Great coloring & design!

  3. That's a fab haunted House Ellie, perfect for the theme. I guess you've not checked out Stamping Sensations winners post - just saying!!

    B x

  4. What a fun haunted house card!

  5. I love the cute ghost! I like cute Halloween cards, not scary ones. It is so hot here! It was 90 degrees yesterday. I'm still harvesting food from my garden. Amazing for this time of year.

    1. I'm the same way, not a fan of the scary stuff. Beautiful weather currently here too and I love it!

  6. Love that house and the little ghost is a great touch.

  7. Great card, awesome image and the coloring is perfect, way to go! Thanks for playing our challenge this week at Krafty Chicks, have a great day!

    Leanne DT Member/KCC


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