Skeleton Spinner

I have been working on Summer Virtual Stamp Night with Splitcoast Stampers. One of the cards is to be a spinner. I found a Frankenstein in my stash all colored and cut out, so I began creating with him in mind. First snag was my circle was too large for my pennies as I didn’t pay enough attention to the details of the tutorial. So off I went for more change and the quarters worked. Next snag was Frankie was too large for the small circle as he kept stopping the spinning motion. Sad to say, he didn’t make it to my card.

This card is all Halloween. It will be entered in the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge. I remembered this challenge thanks to Buddies Gayle and Gerry.

https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/06/june-anything-halloween.html

My card background was created using a Paper Pumpkin Sept 2019 set. I added the candies from a Paper Smooches set.

The card is quite heavy, so it will not be mailed. It does spin! It was fun to create.

Spooky house

I have a Halloween card created for specific person. A young lady has gone through a terrible car accident and is in a nursing home learning to walk and balance again. She needs cheering up and loves Halloween. My goal is for this card to bring a smile to her face.

https://twooldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com/2021/09/september-anything-halloween.html

The card front has an ink blended background using Lawn Fawn blues and purple inks with a bit of Gina K Designs Black Onyx. The house is from The Stamps of Life hauntedhouse2stamp colored with alcohol markers. The ghosts and moon came from the same set. The pumpkin is from goodies4wheelbarrow. I wanted a tree and the tree I used is from Maymay Made It called Sittin’Tree. It is fussy cut out as there are no dies for the manual machine.

Spooky House inside

The inside brings fun with Paper Smooches ghoulfriends set. I love the greeting! I am sure this will bring a smile to the young lady’s face.

This card will be entered in the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

Halloween cards

I have been making Halloween cards for residents of an Assisted Living Center. All are inspired or copied from SU Demonstrators work found on Pinterest or blogs. Many have provided sketches which I used. Dawn Griffith is a favorite SU Demonstrator and has made several Halloween cards using sketches, so I followed a few of hers. Enjoy these cards.

Witch in the Moonlight
Vampire Bat
Scary Halloween
Monster Eyeballs
Monster Duo
Halloween Critters
Elephant Trick or Treating

The above card is a CASE of my daughter’s work. She came into my craft room and told me exactly what colors she used and I simply stamped everything she told me.

Pirate Duck Trick or Treat
Purple Monster

I have a total of 15 cards going to this Assisted Living Center. All stamps used were Stampin Up. The majority came from my Mother’s stash. She made cards for Shut-Ins and Halloween was never left out. A few came from my daughter’s stash as she loves Halloween. I own two sets and both were used here in some capacity, but I really do not make many Halloween cards. Maybe I will make more as I have images colored, cut, and waiting to be used sitting in a bowl. Thanks for spending time with me seeing my stash of cards heading out soon.

Trick or Treat

I enjoyed having something new to color during the thunderstorm earlier in the week. I often have to hang out with the dog, so I colored and watched video.

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This is my first entry to the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws challenge. This digi was fun to color! I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. The cardstock is all Gina K Designs. I found a sketch to follow on Pinterest, but do not remember whose it was. The embossing folder is a Lifestyle Crafts Lattice one. I used GKD/Thermoweb stitched oval dies for the pumpkin and shadow layer. I like the card! I can see mailing this to someone.

I found another challenge which this card fits perfectly. Send a Smile 4 Kids has a make a fall or Halloween cards for kids, which are not scary. My card is fun and not scary, so I am linking it to their challenge.

Halloween Box Card

My daughter, H, designed, stamped, die cut and anything else in the making of this card. I am sharing it for the joy it brought to my eyes to see her work. Enjoy!

Box card closed
Box Card opened
Pop-ups displaying

The story behind this: My DH always has creative ideas. He saw a box card I made a few years ago, sitting in our dining room, and said I should make a card with a witch that would pop-up if you pulled a string. I do not have the patience for this, but my daughter gave it a try. She has the witch and ghost on a string, in photo two,they are hiding. The recipient pulls the hearts and those to elements pop up. This is a fun card. Hopefully she will make more.