Thursday, 1 October 2015

Crafts Galore Encore - October Challenge


It's already time for October's Crafts Galore Encore Challenge! I can't believe where the last month has gone.  The nights are already drawing in and there is that lovely chill in the air which I adore.  I cannot wait to bust out my big fluffy jumpers and boots! Yay!

Anyway, here is my entry for this month's challenge, sponsored by the lovely Bugaboo Stamps.  This month's prize is an amazing pack of 7 digis! I am a mad Harry Potter fan, so these digi's really tickled me. Not only is there Harry, Ron and Hermione, but Snape and Hagrid too.  Brilliant!

I used Harry, Ron and Hermione to make a birthday card for my brother.  Although not a 'spooky' Halloween card, I think these images come under the 'magical' witches and wizards classification instead.  Inside the card, I wrote "Have a WAND-erful birthday!" - my brother loves a good pun!

To create the background I mixed sparkly gold acrylic paint with Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and smeared it over my Memory Box Starry Nights stencil.  I am just in love with all the different sized stars and the pattern they create.  The stars have a gorgeous, pearlescent, sparkly shine to them (I'm not sure my photographs really do it justice - sorry!) and the paste creates beautiful dimension and texture. I stuck the images onto my card with glossy accents to make sure they were well and truly stuck down!

I used Promarkers to colour in the images, and a list of the colours I used can be found in the 'Supplies Used' section at the bottom of this post.

I think my favourite image to colour was Ron - I just love his flame red hair!

I would like to enter this card into a couple of challenges this month:

- 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
- Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - Anything Goes
- Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Lots of Glitter 'n' Sparkle
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
- Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangle Cards
- Bugaboo Challenge - Colour Challenge

I don't think I've ever entered so many challenges before!  It's a bit daunting wondering what people will make of your work.  Never mind, fingers crossed!

Love Hannah x

Supplies Used:
4x6 white card stock
Memory Box Starry Nights Stencil
WHSmith Gold Acrylic Paint
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Bugaboo Stamps Digital Images

O467 Pumpkin
O335 Terracotta
O727 Blush
O535 Cocoa
O567 Amber
O518 Dusky Pink
O225 Henna
O555 Gold
R738 Pastel Pink
R215 Shale
R665 Berry Red
R244 Cardinal Red
NG03 Cool Grey 4
Y367 Canary
WG03 Warm Grey 4
WG05 Warm Grey 2
G356 Forest Green
CG05 Ice Grey 3


  1. A fabulous card Hannah. I love all the HP images, they look great, and the background you've created is brilliant xx

  2. So adorable and love your construction!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  3. Such a fun card, I love the design and these images are just brilliant. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

  4. Fabulous, fun card love the images and the star background thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    lorraine x

  5. Fabulous and thank you for joining our Birthday Celebrations Judith DT Glitter n Sparkle x

  6. Love this card... i thought you had stuck all the stars on, until i read on... brilliant! Thanks for entering our challenge this week, on our third birthday at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  7. I adore this, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and love the scene of these friends you've created. Thanks for joining us for our color challenge at Bugaboo!

  8. Love the cute images --Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  9. How cute is that! Thanks for playing in our colour challenge this week at Bugaboo Stamps. Please come again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  10. I love your gorgeous stencilled background, and what a fun sentiment to go with your fun little wizards.