Sunday, October 2, 2022

Two Old Bats Challenge Time


Hello friends and thanks for stopping by today!

It's time once again for a new monthly challenge over on the
Two Old Bats Halloween Blog!

Just wait until you see what the team has created ... OMG!!  And to help us get our mojo going, Diane (yep, my Old Bat partner) has created this fabulous inspiration board. . .


I was inspired by the Oct 31st date in the upper right corner of the mood board today and chose this image from a very old (2011) never before used Crafty Secrets 'Creative Scraps' image for my focus.

The background spider web paper is from a 12x12 sheet by American Craft and the rectangular die I used behind my image is by Sue Wilson, called 'Poppy' (CED 4342).  I used the outer 2 dies.Sue Wilson Dies - Poppy

 Just to refresh your memory ... here's a recap of how things are done on our blog.

 Monthly Challenge

  • Start on the 2nd of the month
  • Ends on the 28th of the month
  • Winners chosen by the DT
  • Winners announced on the 1st of the month prior to start of next new challenge.
  • We will be accepting Guest Designers ... let us know if you're interested.
  • There will be PRIZES  if we have 50+ entries.

I hope you've enjoyed today's share and thanks so much for stopping by!

Other challenges to join in:

Crafting Happiness - Halloween
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Most Magical Time of The Year - Halloween

Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes


You have until October 28th to enter.
Hope to see you there!

and PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about this challenge!!

As always . . . 


  1. Fabulously fun vintage image, vintage Halloween is my favorite!! A great use of that image, kind of fun to bring it out I'm sure!!!

  2. WOW!! I've never seen a vintage image for Halloween, this one is just fantastic, I absolutely love her dress!! Love the die and the spider web paper, great way to frame this awesome image.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. This is such a fun blend of vintage and classy too (the white framework). Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Crafting Happiness Halloween Challenge!

  4. Amazing vintage Halloween card. I didn’t know there was such a thing! Thank you for sharing at NBUS

  5. What a fabulous vintage image for your card and a gorgeous die cut frame which is perfect for it. I love when a Halloween card can be beautiful, and this sure is that!

  6. Good morning, Darlene! I love the Victorian bat lady! Looks like you hang out at the same paper stores as I do - I still have scraps of that cobweb paper that I use to line envelopes. Great combination of elements. Xoxo, Fran

  7. Your Halloween card is spooktacular, Darlene! That lady looks so pure and Victorian and then whoop, she turns into a bat! (Just like me when I need chocolate,😄!) It's a cool design! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  8. This is a gorgeous card for Halloween! Love the vintage against the black and white!

  9. This vintage image makes it even more Spooktacular :-) Love it and the beautiful die you used to frame it.

  10. Great Halloween card! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. I hope you'll link up more Halloween projects this month. Have a great day!
    Janis, Founder & Design Team - Crafting Happiness Challenges

  11. Hello Darlene, your design is perfect for this fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for joining in with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenge. Sarah - DT

  12. Beautiful vintage card!
    Most Magical Time of the Year Challenges is all about celebrating 365 days of Halloween and Christmas:
    Crazy for Cats Challenges is all about the kitty cats:


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