Friday, October 15, 2010

Mummy-To-Be


She's going to be a fantastic mama. I know it. She'll love him and cuddle with him, she'll be stern when she needs to and soft when she can. Even though I won't be right around the corner if she needs my help, I will be a phone call away to offer advice when she asks for it. I absolutely cannot wait until Halloween when I can see "the mummy-to-be", who is coming from out of state for a visit!

When I emailed Ted for his latest challenge at Happily Ever Crafter, I dreaded the word "Trick" contained in his response. My challenge was to create a Halloween Card with pastel colors and non-traditional icons! Sheesh-what was I going to do? It took me literally days before I realized that I had the perfect opportunity waiting for me and created a card that is my most favorite to date.

After lightly stamping the deer from this Christmas set, I drew the mummy costume and colored her lightly. I stamped a hexagon pattern in peach that one could say represents pumpkins, and then bordered it in pastel purple and topped it off with a green button-both baby versions of traditional Halloween colors.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI, (Pale Plum) SU
Stamps: (Retro Christmas) Practicing Creativity Designs, (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs
Ink: (Soft Subtles Pigment) SU, (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger, (Close to Cocoa Marker) SU
Embellishments: (Ivory String) May Arts, (Button) PTI, (Pearl) Kaisercraft
Tools: (Labels 4 Nesties) Spellbinders, (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers
Font: (Ali Edwards) Creating Keepsakes

39 comments:

  1. This is has got to be the cutest mummy.. Love the card. Love the ingenuity..
    Another fabulous one Karen :)

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  2. This is so cute and clever Karen! I love the nested labels - such a beautiful effect :)

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  3. Aw... for the "deer" mummy-to-be! I love this card, Karen... everything about it. The drawn wraps are to perfection! Thanks for playing along with my HEC this month! :)

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  4. This is the cutest Halloween card ever Karen! I love the non-traditional and soft colors. Brilliant! :)

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  5. Crikey, what a tricky challenge, but you certainly pulled it off. This is so imaginative Karen.

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  6. Where will you find all these ideas so original!
    What a lovely mummy!

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  7. Genious Karen! Just genious! I love it!

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  8. THIS IS so so gosh darn cute! Love it alll.... especially that cute cute sentiment!!!

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  9. Karen, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! It's totally something I would make (wish I'd thought of it!) and will remember this awesome idea. Fabulous!

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  10. Wow, that was a tough challenge and you totally rocked it! LOVE the little mummy dear and the hexagon background is perfect!!

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  11. Super cute card. Love the colors and the "mummy" is adorable!

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  12. PURE GENIUS!!!! I LOVE EVERY SINGLE DETAIL---the hand drawn mummy wrapping, the hexagon background, the perfectly cute sentiment, the colors, the inked up edging on the labels!!! Way to ace this challenge, Karen!!!!!

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  13. such a clever, clever idea, karen!! your attention to details is once, again, just awesome:)

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  14. hee hee, so clever and adorable!!!

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  15. I am always so inspired by your creativity and original ideas and this is another fantastic example of your work. What a tough challenge but you met it perfectly!

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  16. Wow Karen - this is so clever and brilliantly executed!! Love it!!

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  17. This is the cutest "Mummy" ever! What a challenge! This was a tough one but you mastered it.

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  18. This is brilliant, Karen! What a fun use for the cute little deer!

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  19. Oh Karen! You are so funny!! I love this card - a play on halloween and a card for a new mother at the same time! Your sweet little fawn . . . ready for "treats"! Amazing.

    Hugs!

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  20. Karen, this is simply adorable!

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  21. Lol...this is such a cute 'mummy'!! How creative of you!

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  22. Girl you know there isn't a challenge you can't take on! Love it!!!!

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  23. This is such a fun card Karen, I didn't get it till I read the post ha ha, I am such a tube light:-)

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  24. What a cute idea! I love how you created your deer mummy! Great use of colors for this nontraditional Halloween challenge!

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  25. How uber clever you are! This makes me smile :)

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  26. You crack me up!!! I LOOOOOVE the punniness of this- and I'd say you were VERY successful with the challenge!

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  27. This is adorable! I would of had a hard time with that challenge, me and pastel colors don't work well together. Like Tammy said there isn't a challenge you can't take on!

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  28. This is just about the cutest mummy ever! (Didn't know there was such a thing!) The color are so yummy and I love all the ink distressing you did!

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  29. hee. this makes me smile. you are so creative, Karen. love it!! =)

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  30. I saw this yesterday on Facebook and I just think it's so fun! And reminds me that i need to make some baby cards with that deer!

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  31. How very creative and adorable! Your friend is sure to love it.

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  32. omg! this is cute and creative karen!!

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  33. This is just adorable. Love it to pieces! That deer is just tooooo cute :-)

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  34. Oh my goodness, this is sooo sweet! I love it. Really, really love it.

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