Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Two Old Bats Halloween Jump Start Challenge

 Hello All and Welcome to my first posting for the


This is going to be fun ... be sure to check it out!

You may already know, but this new challenge blog was the brain child of my BFF Diane.  She & I were talking (actually FB messaging) and she commented that she had so many Halloween dies/stamps that never get used and how there wasn't an actual Halloween Only Challenge Blog out there ...

Well that's all she had to say and the next thing you know we are brain storming and I'm getting images together to get her approval on  . . . etc., etc.  And here we are less than a week later!  LOL

Do you like the name? 
It was Diane's idea and I think it is PERFECT!!!  LOL

Our other challenge she also named ... in case you're not familiar, it's called Double D!  LOL  (not the bra size ... well maybe lol) but stands for Diane & Darlene.  Clever huh!!??

Here's what I've created for you today . . .

There are no particular theme or product you have to use to join in
but Diane will be creating a monthly mood board ... just as inspiration,
does NOT have to be followed to qualify as a winner or Top 3 choice.
OH!  AND, from time to time, we will be offering a PRIZE!!

My goodness ... most of my Halloween stash is SO OLD ...here's what I've used on today's creation.

Tutti Designs Trick or Treaters

TUTTI-484 Trick Or Treaters 

Tutti Designs Scrolly Bat

TUTTI-478 Scrolly Bat

The Happy Halloween sentiment is by a company called Vap Scrap and was found in one of those $1  bins YEARS ago.  Also years old is the Studio G stamp set where the Spider came from.

 My designer paper is probably more then 10 years old and came in one of those large 12x12 paper pads you used to find at stores like JoAnn's for $19.99.


I've die cut my trick or treaters twice ... once black & once white them off set them to create a shadow then popped them up with dimensional tape.  Aren't they just the cutest bunch!!  LOL

I've die cut my bat twice from black card stock then glued them together just at the center body to give the wings movement.  I guess I should have put some googlie eyes on him huh?  Hmmmmm will have to remember that for another time!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
The Cutie Pie Challenge #152 - Too Cute Too Spook
Make My Monday Challenge #133 - Orange as Dominant Color
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spooky

I do hope you'll come check out our new challenge blog and play along.  If you're not into creating Halloween cards maybe you have crafting friend who are and we'd appreciate you sharing our new adventure with them.  Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Wishing you a BOOtiful day!!



  1. Love this,a great background and dies.xxx

  2. This is such a fun little Halloween card! Love the bat with the fluttering wings!

  3. Fabulous card, Darlene. Congratulations on your new venture. [Bunny]

  4. WOOHOO!! Darlene, here we go!!! First of all, thank you for inviting me to be a part of this fun and fabulous challenge, I'm honored to be in such amazing company.
    I love your sweet and adorable silhouette of these little Trick or Treaters, your pattern papers are fantastic and the colors so rich, perfect for your "Spooky" Halloween scene.
    Awesome card, teammie.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  5. So fun! Good luck with the new challenge blog!

  6. Hi Dar! So excited to be part of this fun team and challenge! Your card is super adorable! Love the silhouette and the bat is soooooo cute!

  7. This is so much fun! I love that Victorian bat ~ so cool! The Trick or Treaters look like they are dreaming about candy corn! I am thrilled to be on this fun Challenge Design Team!

  8. I love this, Darlene! I love the whole idea of a monthly Halloween challenge. Really wish I had heard about this in time to apply for the DT. :-D

  9. Love the name you have chosen. Hugs Mrs

  10. Yes, I LOVE the name -- for both challenges! Someone is very clever and has a good sense of humor. Your card is super cute, Darlene! Our Halloween supplies don't get to see the light of day very often, so they're like brand new every year. Can't get rid of any of the old stuff! This is a fabulously fun challenge and I LOVE the dies you brought out for the jumpstart!

  11. Fun and spooky Halloween scene you have created, I think I 'need' that bat LOL. Well we pulled it off so far my friend...let the adventure begin!!

  12. Awesome card Darlene. I love the scene you created with those really cute die cuts! So glad to be on the team with you!

  13. What a fun Halloween card! The candy corn background is perfect and I love the 3D die cuts that you created - amazing 😁. Thanks for popping by my blog and for your lovely comments! I'll be sure to check out your new Halloween challenge blog too, that's a great name that you came up with too - grin! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  14. What an awesome idea for a challenge, Darlene! That candy corn is calling to me!

  15. What fun! Fun challenge name, awesome challenge, and very talented DT. Wow! Great going ladies :-) Darlene, your card is Boo-tiful! Love the rich background colour. Great idea using the white silhouette behind the black trick or treaters. Love it all! Lena xx

  16. Awesome card.. I love the dies. The bat is awesome.. (not a fan of the taste of candy corn.. lol but it's awesome for your card and I could use them like that..lol..) I love this card. So glad you shared over at Make My Monday.

  17. I really don't make much halloween cards, usually one for my daughter and that is about it, but your right I haven't seen to many just halloween blogs :)
    This is too cute, love the white shadow you give these and that spider is so cool, so nice to hold on to our old stuff, you never know when we may need them :)

  18. Congratulations on the new challenge! This is the perfect project to get the ball rolling! Yippee! I love the Tutti dies and that little bat is awesome! Nice job on this one! Take care!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  19. Congratulations on the new challenge! This is the perfect project to get the ball rolling! Yippee! I love the Tutti dies and that little bat is awesome! Nice job on this one! Take care!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  20. What a great blog. - Your card is super fun. Love the 2 dies you used.

  21. Great card to kick off a FUN new challenge!

  22. Such a fun Halloween card, and awesome use of the die cutting images. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  23. Well, I thought it was only polite, since I was here, to come and congratulate you on your new challenge blog. It was actually another one I thought was missing from blogland's repertoire so I am over the full moon that you and Diane started it up. Then I can just enjoy all the fun while you gals do all the work. It's cool and awesome and I am so glad you have got off to such a fabulous start. I am sure I will blitz you with a few more entries before the froggy closes. Hugz

  24. What a lovely card. Thank you for sharing with The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT


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