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'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Tuesday 18 October 2011


Hiya, oooooh it's proper cold here today, hope you're all keeping warm! That dreaded Mr Cold&Flu has invited himself to stay at mine - 2 of my boys, my daughter and myself all full of it! Oh well, i'm sure we''ll soon be rid of him!! Anyways, today's post is my first ever ATC! It's defo not as easy as it looks.......i wasn't sure if the idea was to keep them as flat as possible or not? Oh well - here goes........first i cut 100's (yes 100's! )of strands of grey embroidery thread to make the cobweb.....i just twisted the strands a bit to make them look a bit tatty and stuck them criss cross fashion across the ATC. The tombstone is cut using a sizzix die, i've coloured it with promarkers and creased it a bit to make it look a bit tatty, RIP was also cut using a sizzix alphabet, the mummy is a dig image from squiggle stamps and is coloured with promarkers. Hope you like it - let me know what you think and don't forget i have candy (see sidebar)!!
Jo x

I've entered the following comps:

Challenge#10 at Hookedoncraft
Halloween at Crafty Boots Challenges
Challenge#22 at Sparkles Forum
Spooky Fun at Creative card crew
Challenge#46 at Fun with ATC's
Halloween at Paper Pretties
Halloween at Dream Valley Challenges
ATC time at Moving along with the times
Challenge#31 at Craft your days away
Challenge#89 at The crazy challenge


  1. Sorry to hear that you all are feeling a bit under the weather.... Hope you all get well soon..
    Back to your card, love those cobwebs what a great idea on the embroidery threads.... cute halloween card....

  2. oh this is fab! I love the Criss cross threads and the cute little Mummy.
    Thanks for joining us for ur ATC challenge at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  3. Fab card, love your web idea. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

    I hope you are feeling yourself again soon.


  4. oh no Jo I hope your all feeling better real soon...I hope it dosent linger like mine, Im still suffering a sore throat three weeks later....your card is amazing for Halloween...the image is fab
    Mina xxx
    p.s. lush candy, I joined in of course

  5. Fabulous ATC - the Mummy is lush!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Just so gorgeous the image and fabulous colours too sweetie...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  7. A fabulous ATC Jo, love your idea with the thread for the cobweb, gives it great dimension and texture.

    Thank you for joining in with our Halloween Colours challenge over at CYDA.


    Joanne xx

  8. A spooky little ATC, love the texture, ATC's don't have to be flat just have to use the right measurement, LOL.

  9. Great ATC! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  10. That is a labour of love, cutting and placing all those threads. Well worth the effort though.

  11. Fab creation, love the webbing looks great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Sparkles FC this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Ah this is brilliant especially for a first ATC. Love it. Thanks for playing my ATC Challenge on MAWTT this week. Hope you all feel better soon, Hazelxo

  13. Very cool! I love the cob web you created!

  14. Love your fun ATC Jo, great idea with the threads. Hope you feel better soon hun :o) Lisa x

  15. That´s really a lovely ATC !!

  16. this is just fab, not done any ATC's myself for ages...... might have to now lol. Thank you for joining us at dream valley x

  17. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the image and your card design! Hugs, Karen
    P.S. I've candy on my blog!

  18. What a great Halloween card! Thanks for playing along with Sparkles Forum Challenges.

    Linda :)

  19. Hi Jo...This is a brilliant ATC...I love it.
    Debbie x

  20. This is gorgeous. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft,hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  21. Great ATC! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx


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