Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Holiday Blog Hop


Simon Says Stamp are sponsoring an awesome blog hop with some great prizes including a $100 spending spree and it all starts today! The theme for the hop is "holidays" and full details of how to join in with all the fun can be found at the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog!

My piece for this week's theme is a halloween card, as you can see :) All of the elements were stamped in black using various stamps from the Tim Holtz range and coloured using distress ink pads and marker pens. The title on the Witch Hazel label is highlighted with glossy accents and the October calendar page is covered with acetate affixed with glossy accents. The charms hanging from the metal memory frame are two of Tim's newest Halloween stamps, stamped onto shrink plastic. The photo of "Vlad" is one of the photos from the Lost and Found paper stack. The white parts such as the teeth were scratched with a craft pick (or pokey tool if you prefer!) and the hair and cape were added using marker pens. It was finished off with a piece of chain and a gold brad.

Oh, one thing I forgot! You need a clue letter from me, don't you? I think I'll lEt you guEss what it might bE! :)

And now for the blog candy... Those of you who leave a comment on this post will be entered into a prize draw to win Tim Holtz's Vintage Bat stamp, which I used to create one of my shrink plastic charms, courtesy of Simon Says Stamp!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Lynne's amazing blog - have fun!!

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Nancy said...

Love this card, Dan!! I especially like Vlad ... what a hoot!

Toni said...

great peroject just love Halloween

Kim said...

Oh, I love your card! Halloween is my favorite time for card making, time to just have fun! I am really liking all the different elements on your card! Thank you for the chance to win Tim's Bat stamp! I can't wait until they get Tim's stamps locally, should be within the next couple weeks! Then I shall be broke! lol

LynneForsythe said...

OMW Dan.....I LOVE VLAD!!! I just love how you created him!! and the rest of your creation is pretty AMAZING tooo!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, this has to be one of the best halloween cards I have seen. Ever! Loving the hop, thanks for the chance to win!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Dan,

I just love your eclectic style!! Very fun and quirky and I love the "Love, Vlad" HA!

Thanks for joining us in the STAMP-tember fun!!

*mwah*
Steph

kim-paperbabe said...

Totally spooky and the white really pops! Fantastic card and all the little details are magnificent!
Great hop!!! HuGs Kim :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my.. I love your work, I love vintage Halloween and I got to get me some of those Tim Holtz stamps!!

Wonderful job as always!!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Tanya said...

Love this! Love Halloween, this is so fun!

Suzi said...

Wow! what an amazing Halloween card, love all the elements you've used, what a great imagination you have. Fantastic.
Hugs
Suzi x

Alice I. said...

Dan, the photo "retouch" was very clever and the stamps are to drool for... my fav is the witch hazel stamp! Great job!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Dan ,,, I think everyone agree's Vlad is FAB !! Love the papers and cute bat embellies too :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Tracy Evans said...

A real piece of art, I love the grungy feel to this piece and the Witch Hazel and Poison labels are fantastic and I need that Halloween sentiment stamp. Thanks for the opportunity of winning some fab candy. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

Terri said...

Oooo I love the card dan ... I think that bat is very cute, would go perfectly with a few Meatloaf inspired layouts from his up and coming UK tour!

Faye Marie said...

Love the card!!! You did an amazing job with it!!!!!!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey Dan... I am ROFL here.. that pic of Vlad is hilarious... I am guEssing that I may havE to scratch my hEad to think of your lEttEr ;o)) BTW.. I nEEEEEEEd that stamp.. plEasE
x

x laura x said...

Brilliant card. love it. thanks for the chance to win this great stamp.
x laura x

Deloris said...

Great Halloween project!

Linda Cain said...

You did it again Dan! Great stuff!

Rica said...

Hi Dan, fabulous Halloween card, love all the amazing details and your treatment of Vlad is awesome.
hugs Heather xx

hellerlittle said...

Great work !!! Love the Vlad too *brrrrrrr
and would like to win the wonderfull Bat Stamp --- so please but me in the candy

CU hellerlittle

Deanna Cosgrove said...

So dark and humorous halloweenie! Love every last detail.

NANCY DARE said...

LOVE your card!!!

Pips said...

This card is just AWESOME - any boy would love that. Thanks for the lEttEr.

Shelley said...

What a fun card! I had to look at it several times to see all the great touches.

TwoHeartsPath said...

I Love Your Card!!Images and Style!! Really captures the Halloween Spirit and Fun!!
Patti

Helen said...

Dan, this card is great! Love Vlad. Thanks for the chance to win extra candy.

Jaggs said...

Spooky is as spooky does...very spooky nice change!

Jaggs

misteejay said...

Gosh, what a fab card. I just love all the bits-n-pieces that you have used.

Toni :o)

Craftyanny said...

gosh you've got such alot going on there and it's all fab!! I'd never be able to have so many elements and achieve anything so brilliant
Anne x

Linda64 said...

WOW...Love your scary card...I'm off hopping

Gloria Stengel said...

Veddy veddy grungy Count card! Love all the vintage-ness!

Carol D said...

This is so scary, but love it.

Carol xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous card Dan ... kind of familiar ... think I may have Deja Vue :0)

Suzy said...

Love, love, love it Dan

I think Batty should come and live with me - I would give him a new home - have some fab Halloween piccies of daugher and pal from last year to do a mini book with and Batty would grace the pages rather beautifully

Going down to your neck of the woods at the weekend - few days at the caravan in Beadnell and a crop at Holystone on Sat with some UKS girlies - bliss

Suzy x

Lisa aka Myran said...

This card rocks! Love it :)

Soraya said...

Dan,
You have such a good taste and great talent! creepy never looked so good!
soraya

Lin said...

Your project is scary! Thanks for the chance to win! I have been having an awful time trying to comment just now.....keeps saying "service is unavailable" - you must be a popular guy!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally awesome card, Dan. I really love the way you altered Vlad - positively brilliant.

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Frightfully delightful. Great job.

Jane said...

This is brilliant! Love all the amazing details and Vlad is brilliant! hugs, Jane x

Martine said...

WOW this is brilliant, i love everything about this card Dan, amazing :)

xx
Martine

Dorothy said...

Excellent Dan!!!
so glad to see your art again!!

Sandy Ang said...

Cute card for Halloween !

JLJ Designs said...

Spooky!

Jennifer

Bearcrazyman said...

Fab, As in ALL your work....

Sandra said...

you do have a knack!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Love it...Love the stamp. The project is "faboo" as usual. I'd like to do something like that, but my vampire image would most certainly be Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen. Oh yeah, that might take away from the art a bit, as his handsome good looks would end up being distracting from the art as a focal point. But, I'm babbling...Hugs, Rockin Robin C.

redmom said...

So perfectly spooky!!! Love all the layers!

Jacilynn said...

wow, too cute.

kelly said...

This one is scary!! Looks great.

Kelly

Lorraine said...

Great Halloween card!

Victoria said...

Love it, so spooky!

Kat said...

how cool, love it Dan,
you come up with such original pieces of art, how do you do that?
kathleen

Irit Shalom said...

LOVELY BLOG- GREAT HOP!! THANKS

thorescha said...

Oh, waht a great card, love the style of it

hugs and greetings from germany
Sandra

Legojenta said...

Wow! It's almost scary to look at this card... Thanks for sharing it =)
To see my entry for the challenge, click this link: http://legojenta.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-mini-card.html

Daniele said...

what a great bloodsucking card tee hee
hugs

apaperbear said...

Oh I am sooo lovin your Holloween card! The shrinkie dink plastic charm is WAY cool! Lovin' in! Hope your doing well my friend! I started a new blog.

ellenmcrawley said...

Too funny Dan! So good to have you back!

kaos said...

Cool card - so many details to see and everything fits so well! Great!!

girlfromtexas said...

I love your dracula! How fun he is! Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Great card ..love your bat charm...how cute!

Stampersue said...

Hi - Love the card - Halloween makes me Batty!!!!

Stampersue
X

The Vintage Dresser said...

I love this card and your Vlad is such a hoot!

Debs said...

Spooktacular project - love the detail!
Fab blog hop too - thanks
Debs xx

Lori said...

C-R-E-E-P-Y love it and it's perfect for the season.

Shazza said...

oooh Dan, he's scary is Vlad!!
lovE your card x

Saskia said...

Your Vlad is absolutely brilliant!

Jamie said...

wow such a cool project! it really captures halloween!! thanks so much for sharing!

-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Larisa said...

it is so horror!!! but it looks nice)))

beadz said...

Very cool card.

WheatLDee said...

Great Card Dan, thanks for sharing your creativity!

Louise said...

These new Tim images are the greatest. Very creative.

Terry said...

Hiya Dan...wowhooooooo man oh man how I love this card of yours....fabulous colors and sooooooo scairy....wow....Thanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

...just Barbara said...

Cool layout! Thanks for the hop and a chance to win. :-D

cgl1539 said...

This is so awesome! You can stamp onto shrink plastic? Dang now I have to try that stuff. I think this is the coolest halloween card I have ever seen.

Cheri said...

Nice touches on here...very creative.

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Another awesome creation Dan.

Jennybean said...

I love the card - very creative!

Shar said...

Awesome piece! Lovin' Vlad!

Kim said...

I love your card!! Vlad is very cool:)

paperpapier said...

this is so unique..

Lynn Stevens said...

so spooky Love it!

KarenB said...

What a super card - love those shrinkie charms too :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Scary looking card... what fun though to get into the spirit of things.

Mariyca said...

Fabulous card Dan!

Sam said...

I love every thing about halloween and this rocks x

gila said...

Eine großartige Arbeit ist das, klasse
lg gila

Sarah said...

Love your layout so unique and quirky - it is so easy to forget about some techniques .. shrink plastic!.. thanks for jogging my memory - Hugs Sarah x

deesdesigns said...

Great Halloween project!

Shu-Wen said...

Oooh that is just too creepy!

agapanthus said...

Love your vintage style Halloween project - brill! Best wishes Karen

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Awesome Halloween card. Just love all the little extra touches, especially the bat charm that you made. Fab!
Caroline xxx

Margreet said...

great creation!
xxx Margreet

June said...

fabulous. he is one spooky guy, love the whole piece Dan.
Hugs June x

Pastila said...

This is fabulous collage!

Femmy said...

fabulous card!!

Jac said...

Fantastic Halloween card, love all the details.

Erika M. said...

What an awesome card!

peggylee said...

Nice halloween treat to share!!!!

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Brilliant Halloween project, very creepy!

Nicki, x

Heidi said...

Absolutely wicked! Love your artwork. am having such fun with this blog hopping, seeing everyones different styles. xx

coops said...

oh wow this i brilliant.i love vlad :)

xx coops xx

Sheree said...

Fa-boo-lous work, as always. I vant your...stamp collection. (Thought I was going to say "blood", didn't you?). Thanks for the inspiring work.

Karla Anderson said...

I love this! Super vintagy and halloween all in one! Fantastic!

Sandi M said...

Vlad rocks - love that collar - is he a little goth ;)

BarbaraW said...

Your art is absolutely amazing. Awesome Halloween card.

Sandra P said...

THis is a card? Holy cow! Amazing work. All the detail is just perfect!

Thanks for the hop :)

Hugs,
Sandra P

Tracy said...

What a fun card! Love Vlad's autograph. LOL Great job!

Queen B said...

Nice. I like that the "photo" of Vlad is signed - like he's some undead rockstar sending this card to one lucky fang-loving fan. lol Great job!

Julye said...

Scary but fun too fab halloween project thanks for sharing/

bonjen3 said...

great project! inspiring as ever

bonjen3 said...

great project Dan, very inspiring. blog candy is a bonus too :)

downrightcrafty said...

love the card, so different, and great hop
have a great weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Kim said...

Great card! I'm having so much fun hopping..

Lori said...

Dan, really love this card! Spooktacular! hahaha!

TaraG said...

Oh this is fabulously spooky, Dan! Sooo many great details, I could look at it for hours and still see something I didn't see the first time, love that! Vlad is fabulous...that is soooo creative of you and I just love how you signed the pic, Love Vlad...toooooo funny!!
Hugs,t

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous work hun xxx

Ingrid said...

Pretty scary card... lol! Thanks for the hop-fun :-)
Hugs Ingrid

Dot said...

Spooky card....
hugs Dorte

Μυρτώ said...

Really scary! Love this!

Myrto

Kaz said...

Wicked Halloween card, just love your shrink plastic bat!
Kaz xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous Halloween card - Vlad's teeth are just hilarious! TFS

Lori said...

ohhhh scarrrry!

SusanK said...

This entry is dark but I really am liking it! Vlad - great teeth, dude!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Fabulous Halloween creation!

Mary said...

What a great Halloween project!

Martine said...

such a cool card!! love it!

Cor* said...

What a great display of organized mess! That's a compliment. I always think everything should be straight and even and line up perfectly and ........that is so boring. I gotta do more of this! Thanks for the chance to win that awesome bat.

Shirley N said...

Wow Dan, what a fun card! Great job!

Lil Sis said...

Spookiness at its best - love it. thanks for chance to win the stamp.

Beccy x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Great card, very scary !

Jo x

Helene said...

This is a fun card, I love your Dracula!

Karen said...

A grEat piEcE of art Dan: Funny and scary all at thE samE timE.

Anne said...

What a fun card, love the witchhazel:)

Simone said...

Creepy card! :-)
Just gorgeous!!!
Simone

beejay said...

Great card, love all the details! www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

alicaz said...

cool and creepy! great halloween card! TFS!

Lorraine said...

this is awesome you are very talented xx

Linda said...

Love how you altered Vlad! Very clever! The whole card is "spooktacular"!

Carina said...

Haha spookie! :D

Ashley said...

Nice card.. verry scary! )hope i don´t get nightmares hihi' Love to win the bat stamps.. continues hopping..

Meera said...

A really nice Halloween project xx

Christine said...

Awesome vintage halloween creation lots of detail love it.


smiles Christine xx

studiorose said...

This is wonderful and hilarious, and I love how cleverly you've created Mr. Vlad here! Always love seeing Halloween entries and you've done such an amazing one. :)

lesleyworth said...

heehee! fabulous! vlad is simply stunning!

Fiona said...

oooo - spooky :) love that bat charm

Christine said...

So spooky! Love it!!!

Nikki said...

What a fun Halloween Card :)

Cathy said...

Fab card .. love Dracula!
Cathy xx

Paula said...

Good one for the kids this. Interesting to see something so different.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/09/sugar-nellie-forum-21-sugar-bowl-43.html

Ulisia said...

Fantastic card! Greeting from Poland, Ula.

Mrs.B said...

Great Halloween card! Great Blog hop!

Francesca said...

A wonderful creation
Hugs
Francesca

Violets Corner said...

Oo, totally spooky Dan! Love it! Vlad is my favourite with the popping white effects and the added cape. Wonderful idea to use a chain and a brad like that!

Hugs
Maarit

Nicola said...

Amazing creation Dan, so spooky, Halloween at its best.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Electra said...

That's a great card, there is so much to see!

Wilfreda said...

This looks amazing!

Jodie said...

Great project Dan!

Jodie said...

Great project Dan!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for all your inspiration - just love your style!

Morag x

http://scrapbook-junkie.blogspot.com/2010/09/simon-says-stamp-show.html

Beautiful Greetings said...

Awesome Halloween card! All of your elements fit so perfectly together. I have a feeling Tim Holtz himself would be impressed :)

Toni said...

Love all of the details on this card. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Forest said...

Wow! Super great halloween card, Dan! Love all the details!! :)

Whisper said...

How fabby and that bat is just wow, Luv Sam x

Helen said...

Fab Hallow'een project!
Helen x

Nancy Y said...

Fantastic Card!!!

Pat said...

Oooooo scary card! This is really great.
Hugs xx
Pat

Grenouille Greetings said...

Amazing detail on your very scary card! I had to grab a gin and tonic to calm down! This isn't so much a hop as a half marathon but I'm still on track and I would love that bat! here’s my entry and I will post it at the challenge site at the end of my hop. Warmest wishes, Lesley

julie m said...

fantastic card. very spooky. thanks for the chance to get batty.

julie m said...

great card. i think it is batty cool

Kim x said...

Another unique piece Dan. Just fabulous!
Kim x

agypsyangel said...

WOW. Great card!! I am hoping to win something.. Fingers crossed :)
Have a great day.

Carissa said...

Wonderful card, has a very spooky feel to it.

linda said...

This is the best card yet!!!! Love the creativity!

Randi WS said...

Oh wow, this is really spooky!!!
Hugs, Randi WS ;)

hellerlittle said...

Dear DAN
thank you for beeing part @ the Hop...it´s funny to see all the wunderful works of the DT´s --- it´s inspiring me a lot of times.
Great work you´ve done *love all – the colors, the Images -
CU hellerlittle

SemSee said...

WOW-WEE!! This is amazing, Dan and truly scary, LOL! Love all the extra details you've added! Stunning! Hugs, Sem x

nichtniedlich said...

creepy nice card - love it!
kind regards, serafeena

Franca said...

Great card

Franca

butlersabroad said...

Very, very cool! Great card.

Hugs
Brenda

Katarina said...

LOL, what a great card. Love it! Here's mine:

http://kamadesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/merry-christmas-deer-friend.html

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Oh my, this is brilliant!

Cheers,
Susan

ribenaruby said...

Great card, thanks for the next letter!

karen said...

Hi Dan,

great project, love the little bat. I like all the different things you used. great for halloween
karen

bosenberries said...

This is so cool... love the charms! Robin

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow what a spooky card! Fabulous.

KAT said...

"E" got it... Love your Halloween card!

Sandie said...

What a great project. Very creative.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

spookily gorgeous!

A.xx

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulously spooky card Dan.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Jen said...

Spooky & wonderful Halloween project!!!

Jessica L said...

Great job! He looks super scary with those red eyes.

Zoe said...

Very funky and sppooooky! Hugs xxoo

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a gooolishly great piece!

Michelle

Elle Jay said...

Blog hopping along... Thanks for your cluE hEhE!!
Laura. xx

Linda said...

What a cool and spooky awesome card!!

roro said...

E for Excellent Work and I love Halloween, would love to win Timmys bat

charlene said...

EEE I think I got it love your card :)

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