Saturday 23 October 2021

Frightful Birthday

Well hello... I've finished my husbands second birthday card that will come from my son, yep as always its a nod to All Hallows...

This card came together quite quickly as I'd got a clear idea in my head of how I wanted it to look and its pretty much there.

The cute ghosty and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs and everything else is from Tim Holtz.

I started by mixing texture paste with Distress Oxide hickory smoke and roughly laying it through the stencil.

I coloured the ghost with Prisma pencils, embossed the sentiment with white onto black cardstock and cut out the dies adding black sparkle to the bats.

Hopefully this year we'll have a few little ones trick or treating and no matter what we'll be carving pumpkins and adding a few spooky friends to the front of the house, if only to make passerby's smile :)


The Dream Factory - Ghostbusters
Seize the Birthday - Use a Stencil
Two Old Bats - Halloween Inspiration Photo
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with a Stencil


  1. You couldn't imagine a sweeter ghost Claire,love the brick background and brilliant sentiment

  2. This little ghost reminds me of Casper!! Love the stencilled bricks and spooky bats too, this is such a sweet spooky card Claire! Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

  3. I've slipped under my desk for now because this ghost is so creepy ... * LOL *
    Now that I've gotten used to it a little, I have to say this card is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen with a ghost!!! Glad you joined us at the Dream Factory. Gundi

  4. Super cute cute Halloween birthday card!! Thank you for joining our year round Halloween challenge at Two Old Bats!
    Diane TOB DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. This is just the cutest ghost and he makes the perfect birthday card for your hubby! I love love love how you stenciled the brick background and added those sparkly little black bats! Everything just coordinates perfectly together for a great CAS card!

  6. LOVE your overall design ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, if we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Great CAS card, Claire. What a cute little ghost. xx

  8. What a cute ghost! It looks like Casper. :-) Wonderful card, Claire. Your husband is a lucky guy to get such a wonderful card for his birthday.

  9. Oh wow.. your card is fantastic! Love the cute little ghost and your style! It`s amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge!


  10. You even do Halloween classy Claire...what a fabulous card and I bet hubby will love it! It's super! Love the cute ghosty! xx

  11. That is the cutest little ghost, and I LOVE your bricks...perfect little birthday sentiment too! I have a brother who has the Halloween birthday. He would gt a kick out of this! Thank you for joining us at STB!

  12. Amazing Halloween- birthday card! I love how you made a brick wall as a backdrop for that sweet spirit. Such a beautiful and such a fun card, Claire.
    BożenA xx

  13. Love this so much! I had to come by for a better look! I love the brick wall and the CAS design. Great Halloween Birthday card! Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday!

  14. Adorable card! Love the little guy floating in front of the brick wall, just fantastic

  15. This is THE MOST darling birthday/Halloween card I've ever seen!!! Love, love, love it. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog!

  16. that stenciled background is the perfect backdrop for that little ghost. What a fun birthday card.
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

    Barb Housner (DT)

  17. I'm not afraid of ghosts, especially not when they're as cute as this little chap!!! I think he's the most adorable ghost I've ever seen! Love the background and the simple style of your wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining our Dream Factory challenge this month! Rosi x

  18. The simplicity and impact of this card is fab!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

    -- Dalis

  19. Oh Claire the little ghost is so sweet, what a wonderful card.


  20. Congrats on your win over at the two old bats challenge! Well deserved :)

  21. I love how you did that wall! I need to try coloring texture paste like that. Sweet card and great coloring on the ghost.
    Hugs Monica


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