Sunday, June 2, 2024

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for June

Hello Ghoul Friends,


Today is the start of a new Halloween Challenge over on the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog ~ TOB June Halloween Challenge. We have a fun Inspiration Board to help you get started!  We are a year round Halloween Challenge because we are all a bit batty for Spooky cards!  I hope you will join us for this fun Challenge!


Here is my card for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for June:



Ingredients:

My Creative Time Frightful Greetings Kit (retired)
Spellbinders Nested Tombstones (retired)
Sizzix Zombies stamps and dies
White card base
Neenah Solar White paper
Black paper
Gray paper
Green paper
Black ink
Black letters
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with a White Card base.  I took the Black paper and distressed the edges and added it to the card base.  I took some Neenah Solar White paper and some Black ink and stamped the Skeleton stamp.  I took the Skeleton die and cut it out.  I took some Gray paper and the Spellbinders Nested Tombstone die and cut out the tombstone, inked the edges with Black ink and added it to the card.  I stuck the Skeleton behind the Tombstone.  I took more Neenah Solar White paper and stamped the Zombie head and had with Black ink and colored the them in and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I took some Green paper and the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside die and cut that out and added that to the card and than I added the Zombie head and had to the card.  I took the Black Alphabet letter stickers and put RIP onto the Tombstone.  I was inspired to make this card by the Skeletons on the Inspiration Board below.

Inspiration Board:


 

Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme, but you certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween June Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Four Seasons Challenge ~ For June ~ Anything Goes Summer

 Hello Friends,


Happy June 1st!  The beginning of Summer!  Hooray!  Well today is the start of a new Four Seasons Challenge and of course our theme is Anything Goes Summer.  We want to see anything that represents SUMMER on your crafty project.  We do have an Inspiration Board to help get you started and we can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!  


Here is my card for the June Four Season Challenge:



Ingredients:

Sand paper
Water paper
Beach Paper
Assorted paper scraps for the shells
White card base 
 Copic markers
Tea Dye distress ink
Salvaged Patina distress ink

For this A2 card I started with a White card base.  I took the Beach paper, distressed the edges and inked the edges with Tea Dye and Savaged Patina distress ink and add it to the card.  I took the Spellbinders D-Lites Sand Dollar and the Hero Arts Seashells Fancy dies and assorted paper scraps and cut out all the shells and sand dollar and added them to the card.  I took some Sand paper Water paper and the Stamps of Life ~ Life's a Beach Die and cut out the dies and pieced them together and added that to the card.  I was inspired to make this card from the top right picture of the beach on the Inspiration Board below.


Inspiration Board:



If you are new to the Four Season's Challenge Blog (a monthly seasonal themed challenge), PLEASE hop over and join in the fun!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Two Old Bats Mid May Halloween Challenge Reminder

 Hello Halloween Lovers,


I am here today to remind you that there is still time to join in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.  This is my Mid-May Reminder.


Here is my card for the Two Old Bats Mid May Reminder:

 


Ingredients:

Copic markers
Embossing Folder
Black paper


I love the Adornit Paintable, but I forget to use them!  I decided to color this one up for the May Mid Month Reminder post.  I think that witch is really cute!  I took some Black Coordinations papers and and Embossing folder and ran it through my Vagabond.  I than took my sanding tool and sanded it down a bit to show the color underneath and I added it to the White card base.  I took the Adornit Witch and cut around the edges with some old deckle scissors, inked the edges with Black ink and added it to the card.  I hope you like my card and that you will join us for this challenge.

Here is the Inspiration Board for this Challenge:



Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme, but you certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween May Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori  

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #63

Hello Christmas Lovers,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog ~ POE Challenge #63.    We are a Year Round Christmas Challenge Blog.  We have a beautiful Inspiration Board to help get your creative ideas flowing!


Here is my card for POE Challenge #63:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Stamperia Pink Christmas paper
Spellbinders Sweet Birds on a branch dies
Sizzix Merry Christmas dies
Pink metallic paper
Pink paper
Black paper
Brown paper
Victorian Velvet distress oxide
5 1/2 inch square card base


For this card I took a 5 1/2 inch square card base and a piece of Stamperia Pink Christmas paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress oxide and added that to the card base.   I took the Spellbinders Sweet Birds on a Branch die set and assorted paper scraps and cut out the branch, leaves and birds and added them to the card.  I was inspired to make this card from all the Pink Christmas photos on the Inspiration Board shown below.


Inspiration Board:

 

Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for May

 Hello Ghoul Friends,


Today is the start of a new Halloween Challenge over on the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog ~ Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for May. We have a fun Inspiration Board to help you get started!  We are a year round Halloween Challenge because we are all a bit batty for Spooky cards!  I hope you will join us for this fun Challenge!


Here is my card for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for May:



Ingredients:

Quickutz Tree die
Quickutz Spider web die
Lawn Fawn Leaves die
Neenah Solar White paper
White card stock
White Glitter paper
Black paper
Brown paper
Boo stamp
Black ink
Yellow gems
Distress oxides

I decided to make a slimline card so I took White card stock and made the base of the card.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and several different Distress Oxides and applied them randomly onto the paper and than I spritzed it with water and dried it with my heat gun.  I took some Brown paper and the Quickutz Tree die and cut out the tree and added it to the paper.  I took some Black paper and the Tim Holtz Sizzix Mischievous cat dies and cut them out and added them to the tree.  I took some leaves that I had in my stash and added them to the card.  I took the White Glitter paper and the Quickutz Spider Web die and cut it out and than I cut out a corner of it and added it to the card.  I took the Boo stamp and some Black ink and stamped that onto the card.  I took some Yellow Gems and added them to the cats.  I was inspired to make this card from the top right picture on the Inspiration Board below.

  

Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme, but you certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween May Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Four Seasons Challenge ~ May ~ Anything Goes SPRING

 Hello Friends,


Happy May 1st!  Can you believe that we are already in May!  It sure is nice to see everything starting to bloom again!  With the 1st of the new month comes the Four Seasons Challenge!  Our theme for May is Anything Goes SPRING!  We want to see anything that represents SPRING on your crafty project.  We do have an Inspiration Board to help get you started and we can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!  


Here is my card for the May Four Seasons Challenge:



Ingredients:

White Card Base
Green paper
Sky paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Copic markers
Black ink

For this card I took a White Card Base and I added the Blue Sky paper.  I took the Lawn Fawn Meadow Backdrop die and some Green paper and cut that out and added that to the card base.  I took the Clouds die from the Lawn Fawn Meadow Backdrop and some White paper and cut tout the clouds and added them to the sky.  I took the Lawn Fawn Happy Couples stamp set and some Black ink and stamped that onto some Neenah Solar White paper.  I colored it in with Copic markers and than cut it out with the Lawn Fawn Happy Couples Lawn Cuts.  I stamped the critters from the Happy Couples set with Black ink onto more of the Neenah Solar White paper and colored them with Copic makers and than cut them out with the Happy Couples Lawn Cuts and added them to the card.  I took the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Butterfy Kisses stamp set and some Black ink and stamped that on the bottom of the card.   I was inspired to make this card from all the floral photos on the Inspiration Board pictured below.

Inspiration Board:



If you are new to the Four Season's Challenge Blog (a monthly seasonal themed challenge), PLEASE hop over and join in the fun!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #62


Hello Christmas Lovers,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog ~ POE Challenge #62.    We have a beautiful Inspiration Board to help get your creative ideas flowing!


Here is my card for POE Challenge #62:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Red & White Striped paper
Neenah Desert Storm paper
Different Green papers
Red paper
Tea Dye Distress Ink

I started by making the card base with White card stock.  I took the Red and White striped paper and cut that out with the Gina Marie Petite Looped Lace Rectangle die and added that to the card base.  I took a piece of Neenah Desert Storm paper and the Honey Bee Lovely Layers Rattan Basket and cut that out.  I took some Tea Dye distress ink and applied that to the basket.  I took assorted Green papers and the Greetery Big Branches Eucalyptus die and the Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Brushstroke 2 dies and cut out the greenery and added it to the basket and added it to the card.  I took some Red paper and the Greetery Fit to Be Tied die and cut out the bow and added it to the basket.  I was inspired to make this card from the below Inspiration Boards top right picture and the lower right picture with the bottles of greens in them.


Inspiration Board:



Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori