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Monday, 3 May 2010

Is it too soon to mention HALLOWEEN?



A few days ago I noticed that one of my favourite blogs was up and running again (she takes a break for a few months after Halloween)....A NOSTALGIC HALLOWEEN.......and so I was browsing around some of the other blogs listed on there and came across this site........A SKULL A DAY.....what fun!!
On that site was the PDF file to download to make this card skull! I just had to have a go! It was a bit fiddly trying to work out just what went where but I got there in the end.



Then I decided to make another one and decorate it after the style of the traditional sugar skulls that are made in Mexico to celebrate The Day of the Dead.



This is the top, not the best pic but you get the idea!



This is from the side to show the lever thingy sticking out of a slot at the back, if you move it up and down the jaw moves up and down, how clever is that!! It is done with a very clever (and fiddly)folded arrangement inside the skull.

13 comments:

Claireabelle said...

Wow Sue, this is fabulous!
x

Sid said...

Great decorated skull, you have captured the Mexican feel on this very well !

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

love this Sue, great idea. This would make a great card for my Nephew's and your Ryan. Can I be cheeky and have a copy of the template LOL. Tracy x x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! I NEED THIS for Dia de los Muertos!!!! FABULOUS!!!! xxD

Sarah Anderson said...

no, you're allowed to talk halloween at any time of the year lol this looks like it was such fun to make :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Aren't you meant to be packing lol

Heehee this is so cool. Your Mexican influence is really coming through.
The first one kind of reminds me of Boni the Skull from Trap Door.

#stay away from that trap doorrrrrr,
Cause theres something down there!#

Happy Hallowe'en!!

Carol Q said...

that's very cool Sue. looks great fun. I'm off to have a look at the template!

Wendy said...

If this is what you come up with then its never too soon to mention Halloween. It looks fantastic, and you needed a break from that packing too.

Kimber said...

It's never roo soon to mention Halloween!

Val said...

Wow - how cool! Love the decorated one
Hugs
Valx

olive said...

loving this, will have to try myself. thanks for bringing it on. as always weird and wacky!!!!ciao

AngelaC said...

Great fun Sue! We all know that for you it is never too early to mention Halloween! LOL

Dawn said...

Love this! and I want one too so thanx for the link! I love the candy skull I can imagine every goth in the land loving these! I wonder if it would work with grunge board?

Love Dawn xx