Sunday, 30 October 2022

Just here for the Boos with Last Minute Manda

Hello everyone and a happy Sunday!

I'm here today in blogland with my Penultimate card in my Halloween card series for Last Minute Manda.  

For someone that doesn't really do Halloween - I can honestly say I have loved creating cards with the super cute   Ghostly Good Time digital stamp set and I've loved all the different looks and styles of card.

I have used the same colour palette for this card but my background piece is a little different today.

I have in my stash a number of pre-cut plain white card background panels, they were part of a monthly subscription kit from Craftwork Cards several years ago so decided to dig these out and get my distress inks out.

There are several dies on the market now that allow you to create this same or similar looking panel so its worth having a shop around.

I began by securing my panel to my glass mat with a very low tack tape - I wanted to leave a white border around the panel too and then used my purple, green and orange distress inks to blend across the panel.
Once I was happy with the amount of colour and blending I carefully splattered water droplets across the panel followed by ink splatter using the same colours with the addition of some black watercolour paint.

I left the panel to one side to dry completely before removing the masking tape

I decided to make two cards from this single ink blended piece so after carefully removing the masking tape I flipped the panel over and applied glue carefully to the strips that would be released from the main panel.

Next I placed the whole piece over a pre scored A6 card blank, applied gentle pressure to the panel and then once I was happy the glue had adhered I carefully removed the main panel - leaving strips of coloured card adhered to my card blank.

For todays card I decided to adhere a piece of black card behind the window effect panel.

I do love when you can make two cards at once!

I die cut two circles of card one white and one in black to adhere to the centre of my card and then used foam tape to fasten the cute ghost on to my card.

The finishing touches were the addition of some black gems and my sentiment

I hope that you like my card today and you'll pop back tomorrow to see my final card in this Halloween series.

There will also be a special treat coming tomorrow too so don't miss out!

Hasta luego 👋 

Enjoy the rest of your day !

Card recipe:
Last Minute Manda digital stamp - Ghostly Good Time
Craftwork Cards - die cut panel
Distress Ink - carved pumpkin, twisted citron, wilted violet
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria watercolour paints - black
Pretty Pink Posh gems - midnight black
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white

Promarkers used :

Ghost:              meadow green, blender
                       dusky rose, pale pink, pale blossom

Skirt:               prussian, violet, bluebell
                       gold, mustard, buttercup
                       burnt orange, mandarin, pumpkin

Bow:               burnt orange, mandarin, pumpkin
Top hat:           leaf green, bright green, meadow green  
                       burnt orange, mandarin, pumpkin

Spooky Cocktail:     gold, mustard, buttercup
                             leaf green, bright green, meadow green  
                             burnt orange, mandarin, pumpkin
                             prussian, violet, bluebell
 I am entering this card into the following challenges:

intaas Orange & Black #() (0 of 3)

i love promarkers challenge #521 (18) (2 of 3)

colorful options () unlimited

through the purple haze #197 (32) (1 of 3)

arty divas (24) (2 of 3) 

aud sentiments (120) (2 of 5)

We love stamping Autumn (98) (1 of 3)

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Kraft (24) (3 of 3)

Dragonfly Dreams  (142) (2 of 3)

Crafty Calendar Challenge Halloween () ( of 3)

A passion for markers challenge Embellish it  (24) 

not2shabby () (3 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

Wendy x


  1. What a wonderful background and great to get 2 for the price of one. Your little ghost image is so cute and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping xx

  2. That's one cute little ghostie and I love your colourful backround panel! A fabulous, fun Halloween card! So pleased you chose to join us at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. Love your DIY background, Wendy! Makes your image Pop! Thank you for sharing your cute ghostly creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  4. Fabulous creation and wow colours xx

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  6. Fun design and clever DIY background! Thanks for playing along with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge!
    Donna xx
    The Inspiration Station Challenge
    The Paper Funday Challenge

  7. Super card design and a cute image. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge

    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  8. Your card is adorable! Lovely color blending and that ghost is just too cute! Thank you for participating in the Crafting Happiness Halloween Challenge!

  9. Anonymous11:51

    Sweet ghost!! Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challeng.

  10. Lovely card Wendy. I like how the black underneath lifts the vibrancy of the coloured panel. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  11. I love this stripey technique you have used...very effective! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us during our challenge this time at The Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, D.T. X


Thanks for leaving me a comment it’s much appreciated.

Wendy x