Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween over at the Cowgirl Up Ranch

Hi all

Hope you are all well, sorry been AWOL for a few days but my little (big girl) girl turns 13 on Tuesday, so we had to have the teen haircut which is gorgeous (pic soon) and six of them went to the movies to watch Cats and Dogs 3D and to lunch for pizza and chips.  In between we have been working hard in the garden, so excited got part of our path in last week and working on the next area, 4 cubic meters of top soil, pick axe, tank water (to soften the ground its like clay), gymsum, hired rotovator and 3 cubic meters of stone (still need 2-3 more cubic meters) and lots of mostly native plants. So definately built up the muscles lol!  Also got a little sunburnt!   We have our first visitors arriving on Friday, hence trying to get as much gardening done.  Then MIL arrives the following weekend for five weeks so we will celebrate her 86th and Rosanna's Birthday together.

Over at the Cowgirl ranch CJ has brought out a wonderful new release of Halloween Images, not celebrated too much over here (but we did in our village back in England) I was given 'Sick of Candy' thought is was a spelling mistake of the image at first (Stick of Candy), so warped humour kicked in and made a goody bag (or sick bag lol).  Coloured this cute image using copics.and punched out the ghosts and pumpkins using a CM punch and coloured them.  Sponged the background.  Added stickers I found in our local $2 shop.

A closer look, for the first time I used the technique 'adding texture with Copic Colourless Blender Solution' I was trying to get that sort of bumpy feel a pumpkin has, didn;t quite get what I had in mind (perhaps a little heavy handed with the solution).  Also was brave and coloured this cutie bear with a part green face to give the sick look.  Love those spider eyes peeking in.

Recyled Spooky Purple Bat Earrings

Our Challenge this week is open 'Anything Goes'.  The chosen winner this week will receive FOUR images of choice from CJ and Top 3 will receive TWO images of choice.  You really must go check out the other Cowgirl's Fantastic Creations using CJ's wonderful new creations.

Now I am posting a little ahead of the Ranch as need to go to bed soon and would like to link to the following challenges:

Southern Girls Challenge #2 - Recycled Jewellery
Shirleys2Girls Twisted Thursday Challenge #76 - Orange and Purple
Copic Oz Challenge #3 - All togother Spooky
Aud's Sentiments Challenge #12 - Halloween sentiment and treat holder
Stamping Vacation for your amusement Challenge - Boo Who
Stampin Vacation Challenge - What No Sparkle
Copic Creations Challenge #36 - Orange
By The Cute and Girly October Challenge - Spooky

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. Very spooky cute, I love the earings. Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls, Good Luck.
    SGC DT

  2. Fabulous goody bag - even without anything in it!! Thanks for joining in our Halloween challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Dawn x

  3. Wouldn't it be neat to have a bed like that? It might be tiresome the 3 other seasons but it'd be cool in Autumn.
    Cute card, lovely coloring. Thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls.

  4. This is very cool Annette!! Love the earrings too! The image is very the pumpkin bed. Thanks also for joining in our Southern Girls challenge.
    Alicia xx

  5. OH my Annette this is such A DARLING Halloween creation, LOVE That image EEEEK LOVE the spider web...Brillant girl!

  6. Woww gorgeous card Annette! Love the little bat!
    Hugs Kristel

  7. oooh love this spooky card , cute image and fab webbing
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa ;)

  8. Very cute!

    Thank you for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

  9. Hi Annette, love your project, your colour combo is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Aus Sentiments. Cheers Suzanne

  10. Very cool!! And those earrings are perfect! Thanks for joining us at SGC :)

  11. Awesome image Annette! And great idea with the sick Thanks loads for playing along with our Southern Girls Challenge. Big Hugs - Lou

  12. wow anette! Loove those batty earrings, and that poore little green nosed bear is just too cute. Thanks for joining us over at SGC. hugs bettina

  13. I love the earring! great card.

    Love teen x

  14. Hi Annette this is one fabulous project I love it.
    Lorraine x

  15. to cute with the bat earrings. thanks for joining us at southern girls this week!

  16. Its a Barf Bag! LOL! Love it Annette and the earrings are perfect for it! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls. Viv x

  17. What a cute image - and a GREAT idea for recycling ear-rings - LOL. We crafter's will use ANYTHING!
    Welcome to the world of being mum to a teen.....hope you survive ;)

  18. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  19. Those earrings are just too cute. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Southerns Girls. I hope you can play along with the next challenge.

  20. Awesome card! Love that black fiber!! Thanks for joining over at Stamping Vacation!

  21. Very cute, I love that you added the bat earrings. Thanks for playing along with us at S2G this week.

  22. Oh this is too cute! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!

  23. Super cute! I love that image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our October monthly drawing going on right now.

  24. hey Annette - love the spiders and bats - and that image is so sweet!

    Hope you are well!

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments


  25. OMGoodness, what a fantastic image - I love it! Your coloring is awesome too - love the orange! So glad you were able to join us at Copic Creations. hugz, Mary


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