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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Poison Apple

This card was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest. It was done with a silhouette. I do not have a silhouette, I have a Cricut, so I had to do some improvising. Here is what I have come up with:
Are you scared? I would be if this apple ended up in my Halloween goodies, or in my fall basket, or wherever I found it. Here's what I did.

The card base is just plain white card stock with a computer generated sentiment. The font is a free font called dripping marker. I thought it was appropriate as it kind of imitated the dripping poison on the apple. The red black and green papers are scrap. The spider web paper is a free digital paper from Granny Enchanted. I cut the apple out from the Everyday paper dolls Cricut Cartridge. If there is anything similar to the dripping poison skull in the Cricut library, I am unaware of it ans certainly don't have it. The poison skull is drawn and cut out by hand. I traced the apple onto black cardstock, added some eyes, a nose and some drippings. After cutting it out, I adhered it to the apple with foam tape. I also adhered the apple to the card with foam tape. I added glossy accents to the dripping part of the skull to make it look like the dripping part was still wet.

From the Heart:Card Sketch Challenge Pattern no. 34
Paper Playtime: Apples
Die Cuttin Divas: Use and Apple
Created with Love: Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it. Have a great day and stay crafty!



  1. Definitely a bit different. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Wow, fabulous card! You did a wonderful job creating your scary apple! TFS at DCD.

  3. Too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!!

  4. Great project, love the colors!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  5. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  6. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your creativity.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,


  8. I have to admit..creepy, but very right.

  9. Great card! Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime!

  10. Ha..ha.. scary but great card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.