Dragonfly Dreams: September

Yep. It’s here. September. Soon to be Autumn. Soon to be Pumpkin Spice Season. **sigh** I am not ready to let go of summer yet.

Our newest challenge is up at Dragonfly Dreams and our theme is Birthday!

We have a new sponsor with us for this one. A lovely designer out of the UK named Lauren Waterworth. I am using a stamp called Birthday Cupcake from her shop on craftsuprint.com

I’m not sure why I went with a Halloween theme for this card. I just had this idea in my head to do Halloween cupcakes!

I printed off three of the cupcakes and colored them with my copics. I then added some stickles & Nuevo Drop to look like sprinkles. I decided to go with a slimline so that I could have enough room for all 3 of my cupcakes. I think that this is an older Echo Park line. I added just a bit of black glimmer paper in behind and of course some enamel dots. I just printed the sentiment off on my computer and I still felt it needed something to give it more of that Halloween theme, so I went with some little silver spiderwebs.

Head on over to the blog…the Design Team has some really great projects for you to check out! Be sure to play along with us this month too!

TOB: November

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I know not everyone celebrates but we do here in Canada and my son was an avocado! Of course he was happy with all the candy he got but it was really cold here! There was ice and snow in some areas!

On to this month’s challenge for Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

Another great mood board for you!

Inspired by the green and the witch, I did a fun ink smooshed background and then used my Recollections stamp and die set for the witch, sentiment and black cat. Some glittered ribbon and just a small piece of DP and a few enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget to stop by the blog to play along with us this month and to see what the rest of the DT has created.

TMS # 626

October folks. It’s loud and proud and showing us that the final 3rd of the year is here! Yikes!

This is the sketch that we are working with this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I just felt like doing a Halloween card, even though I don’t really send them out that much!

The stamp is from Stampin Up and the paper is Echo Park. I did a little ink blending so that white wasn’t so stark.

Head on over to the blog and see the great DT projects for this week’s sketch!

2 Old Bats: October

Hey everyone! It’s October! It’s the Halloween month and we have a great inspiration piece for you this month on the 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge blog!

Ok, so I had these wooden pumpkins in my box and thought that I would take a stab at them!

I was inspired by the black & white pumpkins in this pic as well as the gingham pattern.

Here’s what became of them:

Now I did the one on the right first. I used the Tim Holtz Mica Stain in the Empty Tomb and then went over it with my Simple Stories Gingham stencil and some Nuevo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. This actually didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. The empty tomb was a bit too light and the moonstone actually had a bit of a blue tinge to it.

For the second one, I sprayed it first in the Black Soot Spray stain and then using the stencil again, I went over it with the Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste in the Snowfall from the Christmas collection. Again, going with the idea of using these holiday products for their colors not their collections. This got me a bit closer to what I had envisioned but I think just some good old fashioned white textured paste probably would have done the trick and got me that stark white that I wanted!

I did want it to be a bit rustic which is why you can see the small bits of the paste. I didn’t want them to be totally smooth.

Now it’s time to head on over to the blog and see all the great inspiration that the DT has drawn from this picture…what will you create??

TMS: 624

Here we go with another great sketch for this week’s challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


This one has some great elements and fun layers to play with.

I was in the mood to do a little Halloween today. So just using a variety of papers in my box and pairing it with a cute stamp set from Stampin Up and voila! I added a few enamel stars from my stash as well.

Be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us and don’t forget to leave some love for the rest of the DT.

2 Old Bats: September

Welcome everyone to this month’s new challenge for 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge. Can you believe we are in September already!

As always, our challenge is anything goes and each month we give you an inspiration piece to get you started.

Here’s what I created for you

I was really inspired by those skeleton heads! I was actually going to go black and white and then I decided to add a little gold in there just because. The image is from a Tim Holtz halloween collection that I have and I went over it with some distress ink. The paper is from recollections. I die cut a piece of gold foil paper and then did a bit of gold embossing for my sentiment. I really like how this turned out.

Be sure to stop by the blog and see the great creations that the rest of the DT has done and be sure to play along with us with your own Halloween inspired project!

2 Old Bats Halloween

Welcome to today’s challenge for 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog.

Link to Challenge Blog

Here’s our inspiration piece for you!

For my card I really liked that green/black/orange color combo so I started with that. I was also drawn to the skeleton.

Using just some scraps I decided to create this little card! I think it turned out really well. Be sure to head to our blog and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the inspiration piece and to play along with us. Our challenge is always anything goes, you just have to be inspired by the image. Have fun!

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: July

Here is this month’s challenge at Two Old Bats inspirational challenge!

Lots to choose in this one, maybe it’s your pet in a costume, pumpkins, rats, moons and cats. Ravens and Witches Hats! Oooooohh I made a poem!! 😉

I chose to go with the Ravens as my inspiration. I had this cut apart with the ravens in a tree and then some little Tim Holtz die cuts. I used a couple of different DPs for this card!

Come by the blog, see what the DT has created and please play along with us!

Two Old Bats: June Challenge

Happy June everyone! Wow! I can’t believe we are here already. Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge June challenge is up and ready to go for everyone!

Look at our great inspiration piece for you this month!

I really loved the dark, spooky black and orange in this inspiration piece. I was also drawn to the spooky haunted house.

I used some bits from the Chillingsworth Manor by Echo Park and some from a Recollections set that I had as well. I cut out the focal image from a 3×4 card. I hope that you will play along with us on this month’s challenge. Don’t forget to stop by and leave some love for the rest of the DT!

Two Old Bats April Challenge

Link to Challenge Blog

Ok everyone! It’s time for our new monthly challenge at Two Old Bats. We’ve got another great mood board. There’s lots to pick from here, pumpkins, green/orange/black/white, checks and stripes, eyeballs, cupcakes, witches and cauldrons, which are just a few that I picked out!

Here’s the card that I created for you!

So I used the Zelda Zombie from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and added some papers from my stash. I colored it with my copics and used some dies to cut out the panels.

I went with the flourescent green color in the mood board, as well as the black stripes from the witch’s legs.

Please come play along with us and see the rest of the way the DT has inspired you for this challenge.