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Thursday, 29 October 2015

It's All About the Candy! (Fab Five for the Retro Rubber Challenge)

*Thrilled to have been in the Fab Five for the Retro Rubber Challenge*

Last year I presented a couple of make-n-takes for a local charity scrapbooking crop and one of the ladies there had a few stamp sets that she was selling.  When I saw that some were older Stampin' Up! sets, I became interested and hunted through them.  One set, with beautifully sketched Hallowe'en characters, was too cute to pass up.  When I got home I hunted for the set on the internet.  All I knew was that it was for Hallowe'en, by Stampin' Up! and the date stamped on the wood was 2006.  Thank goodness the internet brought my hunt to a quick end.  The set's name is Best Fiends.  I discovered that a couple of the stamps were missing from the set which I had bought, but I was still very happy to have bought what was there.

For today's card I've used the Frankenstein image from the set.  I've also used the bats from the retired Tee-Hee-Hee set and the sentiment and candy corn from the retired Halloween Hello set.  After stamping the images and sentiment, I did a lot of cutting.  The fussiest of the lot was, of course, old Frankie, but I'm happy I cut them all out.  I had used two old, retired stamp wheels for the background and gluing the images on top of that really made everything "pop".

My colours are Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Rich Razzlelberry.  I've used Whisper White for stamping my images and background as well.

I used the sketch from this week's Retro Rubber Challenge so that I could play along.

My colours are courtesy of the colourQ challenge this week because I'm also playing along with them.

18 comments:

  1. What a fantastic Halloween card! You put a lot of love into it but our oldie but goodie stamps deserve that! Great inspiration for the sketch!! Thank you for playing along with the Retro Rubber challenge and hope you join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. It was great rediscovering all those stamps.

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  2. Best Fiends indeed! How much fun is the cute Halloween card! Thanks for sharing with us at Retro Rubber and please join us again!

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  3. This is great - really cool card, poor Frankenstein looks a bit grumpy waiting for the candy LOL. Thanks for joining us at Retro rubber, hope to see you again soon. Cx

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    1. Thank you so much, Claire. I was thinking old Frankie had a tummy ache from too much candy sampling.

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  4. What great old SU stamp sets you have used on this fun and detailed Halloween card! I love the sentiment... must check my old SU stash to see if I have that set. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katy. I'm glad I was able to get this stamp set.

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  5. What a fun card, Heidi, your monster is awesome! So glad you could join us at the colourQ.

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    1. Thanks, Sylvia. I love the images in this set. So happy that I found them.

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  6. Love the stamps that used with the sketch. Love the details on this great Halloween creation.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. I had fun using some old, retired stamps for this card. Sometimes the oldies really are the "goldies".

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  7. Ok this is one of the coolest cards ever! Put a huge smile on my face! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine. I love that I can use some of my treasured older stamps with your challenge.

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  8. Cute Halloween card Heidi!! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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  9. This is one stinkin' cute card! I love those images and the colors! Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane. Some of the older stamps really are great.

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