Thursday, October 15, 2009

Charlotte's Halloween



Everyone, please say hi to Charlotte. She is a bit shy, she's new, but she came to the Halloween party with her well loved, favorite dolls hoping to make friends. I saw this image and she just looked like a dork sister, so I brought her home (actually she came by post from Canada).

She's a little bit quirky but looks friendly enough. I might take a new photo tomorrow when the light is natural outside, I just cannot get a good shot of the colors at night time.

I have always enjoyed Halloween. As a family when I was young we highly anticipated the night we'd carve pumpkins with my dad while my mom roasted the pumpkin seeds. My kids enjoyed that when they were younger too and still enjoy the pumpkin seed portion of the evening even though they're in college. The seven year old still enjoys the carving portion and gets more advice than she probably wants from all her older siblings on the finer points of pumpkin faces.

Last year when I took my daughter out for trick or treat I saw the cutest thing, a little girl from India or Pakistan was in her native dress going out for her first time with her dad, and I got to watch her approach her very first door. She opened up the tiniest little drawstring bag purse and you could tell she was delighted to find out when you ring the doorbell they drop a piece of candy inside. This year when we go out I bet we'll have to wear our winter jackets, its been that cold!

This is for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge for this week, challenge 23, which you will find here. Also, be sure to follow along on their blog hop on October 16th, ought to be fun, there is a lot of talent on their design team.

Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Charlotte), a 99 cent spider web and spider from somewhere
Ink: Memento black, black craft
Paper: SU Black, Orange, Green, Eggplant, Lavendar and . . . Amethyst? Maybe?
Other: Irridescent Ice embossing powder, orange ribbon, black organdy crinkled with the heat gun, silver cord, brads, nesties, stickles, reinkers, aquapainter, cuttlebug vintage die

20 comments:

Carol said...

What a fun image!! It put a smile on my face looking at her...her doll babies...then again are looking a little frazzled and that made me BAH HA HA right out loud. What a cute card you have created here for Halloween. It is unique and playful...colorful and delightful!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC this week. See you at the Blog Hop.

Carol
MMSC-Guest Designer

Karen Lynn said...

What a cute card, PS! She looks a bit mischivious. Are you saying us Dorkies are mischivious? MUWAHAHAHA!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello PeggySue - this is a fun and gorgeous card! I love that image - she has mischief in her eye is I have ever seen it!! Perfect choice for the MMSC - love those colours too! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we look forward to seeing what you do next week! See you at the Blog Hop which is up and running!!
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Val said...

She is adorable. The more I see of Charlotte the more I just love her. She is rather quirky and I like that about her. Very Cute Card.

Elizabeth said...

What a cutie - and she is Canadian (yeh!). This is one of the things I love about following blogs - you get introduced to new things. I am going in search of where Charlotte came from.

JazzyH said...

Cute!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love this Peggysue! That is an adorable image. She actually looks a bit mischievous to me. Ha! I can see why you couldn't resist her.

Yes, Halloween used to be a lot of fun for us, with a yearly pot luck dinner and trick or treat with friends, but now the kids are all grown up. (sniff sniff)

Have fun!
Lisa

Serendipity said...

LoVe It!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun Halloween card and image!! Great color choices, added details and take on the sketch!! Looks like a sassy girl. Great card for the MMSC!

IamDerby said...

Little Charlotte is adorable! She reminds me of one of those kids on the rugrats cartoon. I love Halloween too, one of my favorite holidays.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a adorable Halloween card. I especially love your image. Charlotte is so well colored and your card is so beautifully put together! Great take on the sketch
challenge. Thanks so much for joining MMSC this week!
Denise
MM Design Team

Cheryl said...

Cute! The colors you used are great!

Belinda said...

So fun! :) Love the colors!

Priscilla said...

I am on a one word kick today. The word I pick for your card is ADORABLE!!Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week and if you have not had a chance to do our blog hop, please take a few minute and take the journey. It will be worth it, I promise ;)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Kay said...

That stamp is just too cute! I may have to have her.....
Love the card - very Halloweeny!

Traci M said...

She and I look nothing alike, dork sister!! But she is super cute, just not like me, and I love your fun style with her!! Thanks for sharing your happy Halloween memories too!

Stephanie said...

I still remember getting excited to go to my grandparents to go trick or treating...we lived in the middle of nowhere - and cows don't give out the type of treats I wanted!! I still get excited waiting for the little ones who come to my door!

great card :)

BethieJ said...

Oh my gosh she is soooo CUTE!! What a FABULOUS card Peggysue!!!! and a sweet Halloween story about that little girl! I cant WAIT to see the little kids this year.. the best part of the night.. :)

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Peggy Sue, I think this little Charlotte is SO cute and a perfect take on this week's sketch. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my new card. The image you asked me about is a digi stamp by Mo Manning. Her blog is here: http://digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/

She also has a group on Paper Craft Planet and gives away freebies from time to time. :) Michelle MMDT

Mara... said...

She is sooooooo cute! I love all the fun Halloween colors!! Great card!