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Sep 9, 2011

BC229 - It's written in the Stars

Hello everyone. Hope your week has gone well. I'm pretty much recovered from my fall of last week - Thanks for all the get well wishes. Still having some problems with my ankle (I pulled a tendon in it earlier this summer)flaring up.
The other news at our house is that poor Coleen came down with a sudden flare-up of HIVES:
You can read more about it here if you want.

So now on to today's Blogger Challenge. The theme this week is: Stars (open to interpretation). Okay I have to admit that I so wanted to use a stamp of some Movie "Star" to be different from an actual star but alas I have no such stamps and couldn't locate any "digi" Movie Star stamps either. That left me in a bit of a dilema as to what I was going to do. I happened to spot a piece of DP on my messy desk and saw that it had tiny little stars in it. So I looked through my stamps and came up with one that also had some small stars on the image (look closely and you'll see them) and then I found a sketch (Fetch-a-sketch)that showed stars as part of the sketch and from that this card was born:

Now I know what you're thinking...This is a Halloween card so how does that relate to "Stars"...Well you can clearly see I've used them as accents on the side of the card. They are present in the DP and on the Owls Hat (look closely)

and again on the inside of the card.

So there you have my interpretation of "Stars"
Now it's your turn. Just use the "Link Tool" and you'll be all set to go.

Card Details: Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Perfect Plum - SU
Flourishes Select White
Stamps - Owl Inkadinkado ($1 bin at JoAnn's) - Inside Sentiment is from Inkadinkado - Creepy Lane
DP-Basic Grey, Eerie Line
Ink: VersaMark and Detail Black EP
Copic Markers
Perfect Plum Chalk Pastels
Quickie Glue Pen
Clear Glitter - Art Institute
Star Punches-SU
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Tiny Button


  1. Ouch!!! I hope your leg starts feeling better soon!- Love the CUTE owl and fall card - great job with the challenge, Ida!

  2. Your card is a real star of this week's challenge! I love the stamp you chose! So cute! Really like the stars you added!
    So sorry to hear about Coleen... I hope that you will find out what caused this... Will be thinking about you...

  3. love what you did. I stamp too but haven't done much lately going to have to start back up again and participate in some challenges its a great way to get the creativity going.

  4. Oh, Ida you are so talented! This card is absolutely amazing! Sorry about your daughters hives!

  5. Beautiful card with this fun owl.

  6. Very interesting to read about your thought processes and to see how you put the elements together to make an original card. Fun!

  7. Love this layout and the die cut stars you used on the outside and the punched ones on the inside-so perfect!

  8. Ouchie, itchy! Poor sweetums!
    Love all the fun stars on your creation!

  9. Fab take on the sketch! Love how your owl is nestled amongst the stars!

  10. Hello Ida, you are so talented! I wish I knew how to do all this neat stuff. I hope you feel better soon and your daughter's hives go away!

    Such a lovely blog!

  11. Glad you are on the mend! I gave myself hives once and it scared the you know what out of me. I used a grapefruit citrus body wash/scrub and then I had an way over ripe avocado, so I thought I would rub the mash on my body! Head to toe really bad hives and I yelled out for my DH to bring me benadryl - quick! Never did that again and it did go away after a few hours! Love you card and that owl really is as cute as can be! Fabulous use of stars!

  12. Wow! Wonderful card and so glad you were able to use our sketch to help you out! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  13. This is adorable, Ida! Love your interpretation of the star theme. Hope Coleen is on the mend!

  14. Wonderful Halloween card Ida! What a delightful image! Hope that you and Coleen feel better very soon! :D

  15. Fab Halloween card, love the papers and added sparkle to the Owls eyes. Hope Colleen is feeling better!

  16. Goodness, this is cute! Great use of the sketch and perfect for the challenge. Very fun, and it inspires me to make a few Halloween cards this year. Those hives look miserable! Poor Colleen!

  17. wow! What a great take on my sketch! Lovely image and wonderfully embellished! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch!