Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween Already...

 


My Cape honeysuckle has not had too many flowers until lately.
Now there are so many blooms and they add so much wonderful color to
my yard.  I have them in my front yard and back yard.
They also stay green all year long.  I love that.





For some reason the bright colors of these flowers are hard
for me to photograph.  That must be because of how bright they are.
The Honeysuckle in the front yard had so many bees I just had to try and
grab a photo of them.




So on with this weeks challenge over at
City Crafters Challenge blog.
The challenge this week is called

AN EARLY BOO!




Kirsty is our lovely hostess and is having us gear up for that
scary holiday...  Halloween.



Truth be told I just love Halloween. I still dress up every Halloween
as a Witch and give candy out to all the little trick or treaters.



So here is my Early Boo card I created.
That fun witch and moon image is from graphic fairies.
To get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to
City Crafter Challenge Blog.


That's a wrap for me today.
I do hope you all have a fabulous week.
And thanks so much for all the kind comments.
I really do appreciate everyone of them.

Hugs~

41 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

Thank you for the wonderful spooky inspiration Linda...Fab card..love the stitching!!...You've inspired me sort out my Halloween stash and have a little crafty play!! Jan x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda! I just love all the beautiful bright orange, good shot of the bee too:0) Great colourful Hallo'een card today, such gorgeous bright colours and all your stitching is perfect as usual, you put me to shame :0)Hugs Gay x

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I have found that direct light on the subject makes it very difficult to capture the color correctly. These are still pretty, though! Love your Boo card. :)

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool card! happy october colors all around.

craftattack said...

Lovely card, Linda, and fab photos, too! Hugs, Valerie

Sylvia said...

What a fun Halloween card, Linda, love the image you used! I, too love Halloween and make special treat containers for all the treaters. Love your flowers, they must smell so nice! Have a wonderful day!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Linda! I love your Halloween card! And how do you get those bees and bugs to cooperate with you in these photos. I think I shot about 50 photos one day trying to catch one but nope.

Have a great day!!

Becca said...

Ah, the cape honeysuckle...yes I remember! Vibrant color this time of year. Lovely shots, and that moon image on your card is a fun one! Hope we get to see some of your witchy poo costume shots! :-)

Netty said...

Terrific card Linda and the photos are wonderful, how brilliant to capture the small bee this way. Annette x

June Houck said...

Fabulous color inspiration in the photo and a gorgeous Halloween card :)

Anesha said...

Fab card, love the photos.

Deanna said...

Always love your cards, always so inventive an lovely. Just fyi, I have discovered that if I bump the exposure down (notches to the right of the middle)when photographing bright colors like reds, oranges or yellows it really helps.

Charlene said...

Hi Linda! I love your pictures! So bright and cheerful, I bet your yard is awesome!!!

I love your card with the cure Polka Dots and awesome image :-)

Juliana said...

juicy orange colour!
looks amazing!

xoxo, Juliana
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Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, the card rocks :) And your photos are wonderful, love the bright colors.

Lisette Baker said...

Brilliant card - especially love that backing paper and the image. Totally with you on how fab Halloween is. My grown-up sons cringe at how I still decorate the house and dress up!

S. Etole said...

When I was a child I had a Halloween noise maker that had that picture on it. What fun to see it again.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

That bee looks like it means business! Great shot, Linda. I love the smell of honeysuckle, but don't see it here. Gorgeous orange! I love your card and that you still suit up for the occasion...You're getting me in the mood for Halloween! Of course, with me that'll mean candy... Thanks so much for visiting. I really love that you do... Kath

Lynnda said...

Beautiful photos...and I heart your Halloween card....its BOO-tiful... you rock my friend...hugs..xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving your beautiful photos and loveeeeeeeeee your card!!! That stitching is AMAZING!!!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Those blooms are gorgeous! :)

And how fun is your card with the witch and the awesome stitching. I would love to see you all dolled up for Halloween.;)

Davi said...

Love love those Capes and your photos really are sooo beautiful! Very fun card with the same glowing colors and stitching :)

Katy Noelle said...

heh, heh, heh.... that's so cute that you still dress up for Halloween! I always have loved the adults who did that - as a kid and, even, now. But, then, all of a sudden I'm wondering why I never do.... but I think that between pumpkins and getting three little boys ready.... phew! That's enough for me, thanks! But I dressed up even through college.

Hunted Easter eggs into my twenties, too! ;)

xxo

Shahrul Niza said...

Beautiful photos!!. LOVE that orange fiery colors, perfect for all the Halloween party vibe :). LOVE your card, especially the smiling moon face!

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely honeysuckle ... so pretty and I bet it smells good too ... I love your card ... beautifully done

Catherine said...

Look at you with your lovely color ~ lucky girl!

I like your halloween card ~ it will be here before we know it!

xo Catherine

Terri Buster said...

Nice breath of fall this morning with all the lovely oranges!

Lisa Gordon said...

I love your Halloween card Linda, and that Cape Honeysuckle is so beautiful.
xo.

Buttons said...

Oh awesome flower photos and Halloween is so much fun thanks for the inspiration. B

Audrey Pettit said...

Yay! I love Halloween, too! ;) LOVE your card, Linda! That vintage Graphics Fairy image is fabulous. Sooooo love all your stitching and layers on here, too. And what gorgeous photos of your flowers!

Tracy said...

LOL What a fun image! It's an orange kinda day here. :-) Great card and some amazing photos as always. Hugs!

Terry said...

Love that Halloween image! Very fun and lovely card, GF! We don't get too many blooms this time of year! Have a fabby day!

Gillian Olson said...

Love that orange honeysuckle, never seen one that colour before. The card is boo-tiful too.

Virginia L. said...

Glorious colors and stitching, Linda! I love how you photos go so beautifully with your fall card! And did you know that The Piano Guys (the music that you play here "Over the Rainbow) are going to be on Jay Leno show this Friday? I am excited for them:)

Bunch of Barrons said...

So cute! I love Halloween too. :)

Kathy said...

As usual..love the creativity of both your creations and your photography. Both so inspiring.

Katie said...

I love the Halloween card and the orange honeysuckle. Fall is definitely in the air!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your 'boo' card is just beautiful! I need to get busy crafting! Happy Fall!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is spooky fun over there!
DO YOU really dress up for Halloween? I was just telling Randy maybe I should for the first time because I love to hold that little basket with TOTO in it.
And ya, we just go home 30 minutes ago, imaging getting up at 6.30 central time this morning, it is like 4.30 am for vegas, and my first class starts today, not sure if I have the energy to "perform". And I have been wanting to meet up with you before you leave town, how's your weekend like?

Lori said...

Love your 'early boo'! Isn't that a fantastic image?

Suzanne C said...

Sweet Vintage Halloween card. Love the details with the stitching and pretty papers. Lovely flowers!