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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bat Halloween BW Card

Created this Halloween card using mostly Tim Holtz products.

Supplies List 

buttons: 2 white
ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix BIGkick instead of the TH Vagabond
paper:  cardstock - white
Tim Holtz: embossing - Halloween Background embossing folder, 
   paper - Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock, sander,
   stamps/dies - Cobweb Blueprint, Retro Halloween

Entering this into the following challenges:

10/25 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#22 Anything Goes unlim 10/18 

10/26 613 Avenue Create Ch42 Anything Goes or Create Your Own Ch 3E(#2) 10/20

10/26 Cupcake Insp Ch233 Halloween 3E(#3) 10/20


10/26 Glitter N Sparkle Ch55 Halloween 3E(#3) 10/20
10/26 Pile It On Ch#42 Halloween/Day of the Dead/Cute & Creepy unlim 10/20 
10/26 Pink Elephant TPE222 Trick or Treat unlim 10/21
10/26 Stamped Blessings Text as a Background 2E(#2) 10/20

10/27 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #17 Halloween unlim 10/14
10/27 Kaboodle Doodle Ch194 Halloween Colors 3E(#1) 10/21
10/27 LEJ Designs Ch76 Things That Go Bump In The Night 3E(#3) 10/22
10/27 Simon Says Stamp Mon Spooky 5E(#4) 10/21 
10/27 Tammy Scrapin Corner Ch85 Spooky 2E(#2) 10/21
10/27 Victorine Stamps Ch#70 Let's Get Spooky unlim 10/14 

10/28 Cuttlebug Mania Black & White 3E(#3) 10/15
10/28 Die Cuttin Divas Ch138 Halloween 3E(#1) 10/22

10/28 {PIN}spirational Ch#80 5E(#4) 10/22

10/28 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch Halloween unlim 10/22

10/29 Crafters Cafe Ch34 Spookable 2E(#2) 10/23 
10/29 Crafty Creations Ch#245 Halloween Characters 2E(#2) 10/23 
10/29 Divas by Design Halloween 3E(#2) 10/23
10/29 Simon Says Stamp Wed Halloween or Halloween Colours 5E(#2) 10/23

10/30 Cute Card Thurs Ch35 Spooktacular unlim 10/24 
10/30 Delightful Sketch Winged Things 1E(#1) 10/23
10/30 MFP Insp Ch34 Halloween Costumes 5E(#1) 10/24

10/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Oct Linky Ch unlim 10/3
10/31 Just B Creative Oct Just Because Linky Party Anything Goes 1 link per day 10/1
10/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall & Halloween unlim 10/1

10/31  YNS Challenges Oct Fun Fri Ch unlim 10/4

Here is our October Inspirational Photo...

 You can use any component in the photo for your inspiration...shapes, colors...anything!

11/1 Dream Valley Ch68 Halloween 3E(#3) 10/20

11/2 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 10/20

11/3 Sisterhood of Crafters Halloween 3E(#2) 10/23

11/5 DLART Thankful Thurs #120 Word Art 3E(#1) 10/24
11/5 Paper-Crafting Journey Anything Goes 3E(#1) 10/24


  1. Forgot to say thank you for sharing your wonderful car at the Crafter Cafe this week

  2. Great card, love the embossing, thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  3. I love your card and the embossing thanks for sharing with tammys scrapin corner this week Rachel DT

  4. Fab, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  5. What an adorable Halloween card. Love your design!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!

  6. Love all the spooky embossing!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

  7. Wonderful Halloween card - love the background! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  8. Adorable! You did a good job of incorporating elements of all three challenges! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. super Melissa - like the colors!

  10. Love the embossing! Thanks for linking up with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges!
    Tracey F., DT {Pin}spirational Challenges

  11. What a great Halloween card - I love how you have sanded the embossing. Thanks for playing along again at Cuttlebug Mania x

  12. Well done Melissa! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL/HALLOWEEN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  13. Love the fantastic embossed background and "cute?" little bat-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  14. That embossed bg is awesome! Love the colors too - fun! Thanks for sharing it with us in the Inspiration Challenge at MFPSpeedyTV! Hugz!

  15. Great distressed perfect for a halloween card. Thanks for participating in the pinspirational challenge this week.

  16. Love the bat and distressing. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  17. Love that embossing folder what a great card.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #120 WORD ART!! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  18. Another wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘SPOOKY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Great card. Thank you for joining in with our colour challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  20. This is very nice - love that embossed background and how you distressed it. It reminds me of a card you made a couple weeks ago that I loved where you used the same technique - I really must try this! The bat is the perfect addition. I'm so glad you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Halloween challenge. Good luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

  21. Another fabulous card. I love Tim Holtz. I like how you sanded the paper to give it a grunge look. Thank you for joining us for another Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  22. Wow, I love that embossing folder!! Very nice!
    Love your card, it is very beautiful!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  23. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge! Cheryl - Glitter N Sparkle DT

  24. Great texture on this cute card ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DTM

  25. Too cute, great embossing!!...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

  26. Awesome job!! Love the texture!!
    Thanks for joining YNS for this month's challenge!! :) :)

  27. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Diva's by Design.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon x

  28. Melissa,
    What a wonderful card - I love the BG - very cool! Thanks for joining us at SpeedyTV's Inspiration Challenge!

  29. What a fabulous Halloween card love the embossing.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  30. Cool! Love the embossing! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  31. fab card thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, hugs CAZ

  32. What a fab card! I love the bat!! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  33. Thanks for joining the Paper Crafting Journey. It's always nice to see you join our challenges. I love how you made that bat look.

    Hugs, Jacqueline