Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Hallowe'en Kaylee card!

So I'm gonna let everyone in on a little secret here, so SHHHH! I am not a Hallowe'en lover! I know, bah humbug! It's not so much the dress-up part, that part is kind of fun (although I just finished reading a book where the main character dressed her baby up and went trick-or-treating with her so the parents could get free candy, which I think is totally ridiculous!) I think part of my attitude comes from my parents, who are Australian, and I don't think they ever heard of Hallowe'en until they moved to Canada. And then they were so religious, I had to listen to my dad go on about it being a Pagan tradition, devil worship, and so on, then my mom would have to talk him into letting us kids go out and have fun. So I guess my Hallowe'en experience was always tainted with parental arguments. However, I think my real issue with Hallowe'en is the amount of CARAP that gets handed out!!! I mean, seriously, have you ever read the list of ingredients on some of that candy? I try to feed my kids healthily and teach them good habits all year long, and then Hallowe'en comes along and it's like, "Hey, let's pump our kids up full of chemicals and dyes and see how crazy they go!" What we've done the last few years is keep the candy out of reach and give them a piece or two a day, but the problem with that is Jason and I eat it! (We're total hypocrites, I know, but I only eat the chocolate at least, Jason will eat any of it!) So that's my rant for the day. Hope ya liked it, tee hee! If anyone has any ideas of what to do with the mountains of candy that nobody (especially my hips) really needs, I'd LOVE to hear it!!!

Anyhoo, that said, here is a card I made, and I think I'll give it to Ailis because she just loves this Some Odd Girl image called 50's Kaylee. I coloured most of her with Copics, and then paper pieced her dress and shoes. I used some patterned paper I won as blog candy a while back and the September Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart called Thriller for the sentiment and swirls. I used a sketch from Mercy Kerrin, which unfortunately I missed the deadline for, and I used the colours for the Some Odd Girl challenge and Dutch Dare challenge. Thanks for looking!


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11 comments:

  1. Very cute card Roxy!! I love the layout you used. As for the candy, I say just let them (or Jason) eat it all and get it over with (: Just what you wanted to hear huh!? It's once a year, have some fun with it (:

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  2. Must be how Aussies are in general I think because my mum and dad say it is a silly occassion and won't open their door to trick or treaters but I guess I have mellowed as Nate is getting older and he will probably do something dress up for school but I tend to agree re: the candy, Nate doesn't eat it and it will just be either wasted or worse still, I will ead it and I just do not need it.....Love the card. Melxx

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  3. love the card, esp the triple trick or treat :D

    we just let the kids eat as much as they want for 2 days and then throw the rest out :D

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  4. Well you have done the Halloween theme proud with your card. Fabulous work!
    Thanks for joining us at http://someoddgirl.blogspot.com/

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  5. Super fab card and great papers! Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!!

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  6. Super fun papers on this card! Thanks for playing with the odd girls!

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  7. 50's Kaylee is adorable! I really don't like Halloween either- all my kids do is whine for candy and I usually get roped into going to a costume party for adults and don't have anything to dress up as! Thanks for playing with us Odd Girls!

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  8. This is adorable! Love what you've done with 50's Kaylee! And I love your blog design! Thanks for playing with us Oddies!

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  9. Even if you don't like Halloween, you did a great job on the card! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

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  10. Oh WOW! I am totally in love with your paper piecing! Its FABULOUS! and the card is just too CUTE! Thanks for playin with us Oddies!

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  11. Oh this is so cute! Love the mix of papers! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at SOG! :)

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