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Monday, October 26, 2015

Bat Shaped Card & 2015 Halloween Carved Pumpkin

Was inspired by Laurie of Crafty Sisters Creations to create this Bat shaped Halloween card. You can click here to see Laurie's card.

Hubby started carving the 2015 Halloween pumpkin Fri 10/23 and finished Sat afternoon 10/24. Originally had planned a different carving but changed to this Pirate Ship in background & in foreground Pirate Skeleton with Sword. I especially like the detail of the skeleton bones holding the sword on right side and Skull and Crossbones on the ship flag on left. Since hubby finished this carving quicker than he thought he would he is also carving another and I'll reveal that one when it is done.

This is a 9" black styrofoam pumpkin bought at Michaels. 

Daisy even got into the Pirate theme dressing up and posing next to our Pirate Skeleton near front door.

Supplies List 

adhesive:glue dot
Cricut cartridge: Artiste 4 1/4" Bat Shaped Card
ink: Delicate Golden Glitz
paper:  cardstock - black
ribbon: Halloween 2014
stamp:  My Craft Spot Batty For You - sentiment
tools: MISTI
wiggle eyes: 5mm

Entering this into the following challenges:    

10/26  Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch -  Happy Halloween  UE   10/20

10/31   Craft Your Passion Ch285 Always Anything Goes   3E(#2)  10/26
10/31   Glitter N Sparkle Ch160 Fall/Autumn  3E(#2)  10/25
10/31  OSAAT #248 Anything Goes w/ Halloween Colours    UE  10/18

10/31  Pile It On Ch#92 Cute and/or Spooky  UE  10/25

11/1  Bitten by the Bug 2 Going Batty Ch  UE  10/26
11/1  Simon Says Stamp Mon: Throwback - repeat a prev challenge  5E(#3)  10/26 
   prev challenge - 10/19-25/15  Monster Mash  - Bat shaped card

11/4  DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#166 Fall Foods/TY  5E(#4) no stack  10/22
   ribbon - has candy design  

11/8  Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch#67 Sweet & Yummy  UE  10/26
   ribbon - has candy design 
11/8  Fantabulous Cricut Ch#263 Fright Night   3E(#1) 10/26


  1. It looks like Daisy is tolerating her costume really well. She looks so cute! This pumpkin carving is amazing, wow! I love your batty card, it looks great with the pumpkin! Perfect sentiment.

  2. Great job on the pumpkin and bat card! Your doggie is the cutest pirate!! Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!

  3. Love your Halloween decorations! And that bat card is just darling... errr, scary!! :D Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week!!

  4. ARGHHH!!! How fun are these creations. What a cute little bat and that pumpkin is awesome. We aren't carving one this year, but I surely love this one! Your pooch is pretty awesome too! Happy halloween, Melissa!

  5. This is a great job... love this Halloween decorations!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion Challenge this week!
    Anna Dt

  6. Adorable card, pumping and decorations, your Daisy is just too cute.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  7. What a fabulous carving and display!! Happy Halloween and thanks for joining us at FCCB for our fright night challenge!

  8. Wow, your Halloween decorations are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at OSAAT. Good luck. Christine DT x

  9. This card is so clever! You did a great job! Thanks for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    Giorgia DTM

  10. a-hoy matie - I think you have gone batty!

    great job on the card and the pumpkin ---- love it when someone puts their artistic talent to use for such creative ideas. thanks for joining BBTB2


  11. WOW!!!!!!. thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Challenge blog xx DT Sarahjayne xx (aka Crafter Sarah)

  12. OMG! The dog is too cute!!!!! Love the pumpkin AND the card-all very spooky and festive for Halloween! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week!