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World of Wizards and Witches

I’m definitely Zelda.

Dave Whamond witch cartoon

I follow the rules when I drive (and bike!) and it makes me insane when other people don’t. Am I crazy? Probably. I get really crazy when drivers don’t watch out for bike riders. I’m always on guard. Sigh…that’s why I wear a full cranium cycling helmet that my kids say makes me look special and I wear the flashiest/brightest colored shirts I can find.


So, I broke down and bought a new bike last week…


I test drove a few bikes before “she” chose me like an Olivander’s wand!

That blue-green is one of my favorite colors and the fit was perfect! Now to give her a name…I kept my old bike, Esmeralda. She is more green. This color is a little more blue…I kinda like Bonnie Blue from Gone with the Wind. I like the way it sounds and you can say it fast too! Bonnie Bluuuuueee!

Today starts the new weekly challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and the theme is the World of Wizards and Witches!

CIC 419 World of Wizards and Witches

Frantic Stamper is our sponsor this week and they are GENEROUSLY offering a $25 gift certificate, to our randomly chosen winner, to shop in their online store!


I had fun designing this spooky Halloween scene. The supplies used are listed in the captions below and convenient links are at the end of the post. I used some Strathmore Toned Tan medium surface sketch paper to create my background on.  I really like the “tooth” of this paper, it really works well with colored pencils. They blend so easily on paper that is a little more textured and I think the colors are brighter than on smooth paper. I had to use my new Tim Holtz stamping platform to line up the stamp images and repeat stamping on the solid stamps. It worked like a dream! Look at the great coverage the Distress Oxide have when stamping on top of the other images!IMG_7411E

JFF Rubber Stamps Flying Witch, Harvest Moon, Bats, and Collaged Row Houses. Club Scrap® cardstock.  Strathmore Toned Tan medium surface sketch paper.  Derwent colored pencils and Distress Oxide inks.

I used the the tiniest pop-up tab from Frantic Stamper’s Pop Up Card Bases Precision Dies set for the inside of my card.

Frantic Stamper Precision Pop Up Die Set

JFF Rubber Stamps Tiny Black Kat. Frantic Stamper pop up tab die, Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script font stamp set and  Club Scrap® white pigment ink. Gansai Tambi watercolor splatters.

I love that tiny black cat! Check out these links for more ideas for this tiny stamp… Les Chats Noirs,  You Say Witch Like It’s a Bad Thing!, Yes, I Can Drive a Stick!,  Pepe Le BOO!


And…have a look at what the rest of the Design Team Sweeties have created (blog roll below) and join the fun with a Wizards and Witches themed creation of your own on the Cupcake Inspirations blog!






Do more of what makes you happy!



I link to sources for your convenience. Some affiliate links are used at no extra cost to you.


Club Scrap White Pigment Ink


Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp sets

JFF Rubber Stamps



Collaged Row Houses
Collaged Row Houses
Flying Witch
Flying Witch Small
Harvest Moon
Man in the Moon/Harvest Moon
Tiny Black Kat
Tiny Black Kat


That’s Crafty Challenge 08/18/17  Only Cards 

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #194 Things with Wings!

Southern Girls Challenge #166 Add Some Stamping

Crafty Girls Corner #136 Add a Star

Fab n Funky Challenges #361 Anything Goes

Dies R US Challenge #79 Anything Goes Using Dies




25 thoughts on “World of Wizards and Witches

  1. Loved the ‘Witch’ joke, and congrats on your new bike (I too, speak cyclist). And I really love the card, you’re right, that cat is too cute! I would love to take advantage of the $25 discount, do I need a code or something?


    1. Thank you! I LOVE my new bike! Actually there are two challenges related to my post, enter the Cupcake Inspirations challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Frantic Stamper. The second is a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to shop at JFF Rubber Stamps by entering the the August monthly challenge at JFF Rubber Stamps . You can enter any project as long at it follows the themes. I’ll look for your artwork in the link ups!


  2. Love this!!! It is seriesously a great design!!! And I’m loving the inside of the card. Sweet and yet spookie!!!! And we will have to compete to see who is a bigger potter dork, I mean fan! :).

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