Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Hallowe'en everyone

Morning everyone,

Today is Hallowe'en, but to some of us Pagans it's actually known as Samhain, and is not the commercial, bright, spooky festival celebrated widely by the US and increasingly by the UK - but instead is a serious, beautiful, emotional time to remember our ancestors and those who have gone before us. It marks the end of the Celtic calendar, something which a few of us out there still follow!

That's not to say that we don't dress up and have fun, but it is not the Hallowe'en that most others would know or assume it to be!

Tonight my family will be sitting down to a feast,  and to raise a toast to those who have gone before, thanking them for everything they have given to us.

I decided I would make today's card using some scraps as I accumulate them so quickly! The long straight bits are the leftovers you get from trimming cards down to size; I made the ribbon-like ends by using a square punch.

I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Basic Gray plus some First Edition DSP scraps (this paper is just like old encyclopedia pages, it's brilliant). I added some lovely Pumpkin Pie glittery brads and some taffeta ribbon.

I then used the bat from the Googly Ghouls stamp set along with the "Happy hallowe'en" from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set, punched out with the Decorative Label Punch, all available from Stampin' Up!

Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you would like to order some Stampin' Up! goodies, or if you would like a catalogue - please note that I am actually away from tomorrow onwards (until Sunday) at the Stampin' Up! convention in Mainz, Germany, so please be aware that any enquiries over the next few days will take a little longer for me to reply to than normal!! Normal service will resume on Monday morning.

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