The holidays are so close… it’s spooky!

Happy Monday!

50dollar_voucher_600pxThis week the challenge is “Spooky” – and for me the big spook is that Halloween is almost here, and the holidays following just behind that! Most people might think Halloween for ‘spooky’ – I decided to focus on the “ACK!” I felt when I realized just how few weeks 2013 has left. The possibilities are WIDE open, and I absolutely LOVE the things that the other team members made. Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. For your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.


I made a card – lots of paint, stamping, and Tim Holtz fun. I do love the vintage touch that his products give my projects.


This card is pretty straight forward – I so love getting ahead of my holiday to-do list while also playing with inks and supplies. Oh wait, did I say “ahead”?! Let me correct that. More like “just start thinking about and getting started on” – that’s much more honest.

Do you get going early on holiday prep? Or do you thrive on the last minute thrills? I much prefer a slow and steady approach – blending things into my normal regular routines.

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17 thoughts on “The holidays are so close… it’s spooky!”

  1. What a great take on the spooky theme! You’re so right about that! I need to get started on my Christmas cards! Yours is beautiful! Love the traditional colors and the pretty embellies! Hugs, Sandra

  2. What a lovely Holiday card I like the textured paper. I admire those who start their cards early I can never seem to do it so brava to you TFS

  3. Ack! Is it really almost Halloween?! I so wish that I could get started early on my Christmas projects. I like the slow and steady approach. Love your card. Perfect mix of holiday texture and color. I have managed to get some cards done as I took a card class. Way behind on the gifts I want to make. Ack!

  4. Gorgeous card, May! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s spooky how quickly Christmas is approaching 😉

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. I love your take on this “Spooky” Challenge. You are absolutely correct, as it will soon be the Christmas holidays creeping up on us. Lol. Your tag is beautiful and gives me incentive to create tags too.

  6. Great alternative take on the challenge. Love the ticket tucked behind the layers and the sanding adds a lovely element to your design. Love the touches if red too. Lovely rustic design. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

  7. May…your Christmas card done in the traditional red and green is so pretty! Oh my goodness…now I am spooked after seeing your card! It now makes ME realize how close Christmas is!!! haha I love your design. The little bells and holly bunch are such a perfect embellishment! <3 Candy

  8. Way to scare all of us with the thought of all the holiday projects coming that we haven’t started! Beautiful card!

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