Practicing Creativity

Happy Halloween! Baby's 1st Halloween Card

Happy Halloween! Hope your day has lots of treats and no tricks.

Today's coffee chugging hedgehog is for my great-niece's 1st Halloween. Now maybe it isn't exactly the right image for a baby's 1st Halloween card, but hey, her mama (my niece) loves pumpkins and coffee, so the heck with it, I'm going for it. Although, really, when you think about it, a coffee card might be completely appropriate for a household with a new baby. The digi is Fox's Pumpkin Spice from Di's Digi Stamps. 

This isn't the first pumpkin spice/coffee combo I've made my niece. This Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice  card is a past favorite (and I'm glad I looked up that link as I realize I'd totally forgotten I had that awesome free pumpkin digi paper) and I colored and framed a free Dearie Dolls Pumpkin Everything digi for this Pumpkin Lovers Unite greeting.

The paper is leftover bits from my scraps stash (no idea where it's all from, but I thought it looked good together). The sentiment was created with Candy Buzz font. Dies are no-brand with the exception of the Crafter's Companion ric-rac die (yes, again). Enamel dots dress it up.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, scrap papers
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Fox's Pumpkin Spice
Die – Crafter's Companion Gemini Fancy Borders ric-rac, no-brand stitched squares and border strip
Embellishments – enamel dots
Font – Candy Buzz
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Use Your Stuff Challenge #470 – Halloween, PIP Challenge 2244 – Celebration, Dream Valley Challenges #281 – Dies and/or Punches, Double Trouble #124 – Stash item, Wildlife Critter, and Cupcake Inspirations #556 – ATG.


  1. Your Baby's first Halloween card is just gorgeous with those sweet little animals and fabulous colouring, and love the papers and your design, gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Oh!! This is such a wonderful combination of darling and pretty! And how fun to send to your great-niece (although really your niece!) on her first Halloween. Those scraps really do work fabulously well together!

  3. This is so CUTE!! I love that image and your coloring is fabulous. I also love the way you matted the image. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    DT CIC

  4. Oh my, this image is adorable, love both critters... great coloring and love how the patterned papers are so complementary with the colors in the image. Adorable, pretty and fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Cupcake Inspirations and Use Your Stuff.

  5. A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

  6. I like how all the layers came together for such an adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  7. Shani, what a sweet card for your grand-niece! Your coloring is so beautiful... I love how you chose colors from the background paper for your image!! Thank you so much for sharing your card and creative talents with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  8. Of course the ric-rac die again, it's awesome! Absolutely adorable card! I agree, a coffee image is perfect for a household with a baby. Fabulous colouring too!

  9. Shani this is so stinkin cute in every way! Those darling little critters with the coffee is such a cute image!! I love how you used those embellishments too. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble :)

  10. Really cute! I love the papers and that darling image, they are just perfect for the occasion.

  11. Very cute, Shani! The images are fabulous and your colors are so beautifully coordinated. Great use of patterned paper, too. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #124.


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