Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Taking good pictures of my cards remains the biggest challenge for blogging.  I like playing along the online challenges but the photography part is my weakest area that needs a lot of work.

I've tried various ways to take pictures for today's card but it was impossible with my skills and my tools to capture everything.  It is a cute simple Halloween card:

If you click on the picture I think you can see the sentiment is embossed with glitter.  It give a rainbow effect under light and it works really well with the sentiment for Halloween but the picture has discounted the effect so badly.  :(

Did you see the cute embossed owl?  It has a raised shiny surface due to embossing but I'm afraid the picture has not done its justice here. :(

Does that give me a good reason to buy a fancy camera??  Let me think about it!

Today's Halloween card is based on the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches:

It is entering the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - CAS
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Glitter and Gloss
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes

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  1. Super Halloween card Joyce,love the cute owl and sparkly sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Hi Joyce. Cute Halloween card. Glitter and shine is very hard to capture in photos - you are not alone! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug - Anything Goes. Loll

  3. A very cute Halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

  4. Gorgeous card and fabulous image Joyce. Visiting from MIM.Loz

  5. Joyce,

    have you considered starting a YouTube channel to show off your work?

  6. Joyce,

    have you considered starting a YouTube channel to show off your work?

  7. Fantastic card.Gorgeous colours too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

  8. Great Halloween card! Super sketch! I think your picture is wonderful! Embossing powder, glaze and shine on a card are always hard to capture, regardless of what camera you have. Keep practicing, though! Try playing around with using multiple light sources shining on the card from different directions. :)
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  9. I love your sweet card. Thanks for playing along with us at TG this week. Don't laugh, but this is how I take pics of my cards. I pop a white piece of paper at the back of it and underneath it and place it near a lamp on my desk and then I take the pic. Once it has been loaded onto my PC, I do a bit of editing using a free software program called Picasa and I crop it until it is just perfect. Go visit my blog. I am sure everyone has her own way of taking pics, but this one works for ME. Good luck and just keep practising, you'll find a way that works for YOU. hugs Sharon

  10. Super cute Halloween card. Love that owl image and the orange black color combo. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  11. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our Sept Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

  12. Cute Halloween card. I also have a lot of trouble with the picture part too and I have a photography degree :)
    Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  13. Joyce, this is absolutely adorable! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see your beautiful work again!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT

  14. Love the colors and how the owl really pops on this card! Saw it MIM!

  15. Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters for my CAS challenge. This card is just perfect and I looooove Owls.

    Good luck
    Sylvia x