Batty Halloween Treats

I made these bat boxes with Lindt chocolates for my dentist’s office; they love getting treats. I used the lawn fawn tiny gift box die and some blue/gray shimmery cardstock for the base and added black cardstock pieces from the bat box add on die.

bat box halloween treats copyright linda

I’m submitting these to the following challenges:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 111 Coffee, Tea and Treats!
Dies R Us Challenge #179 Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell
Simon Says Stamp Spooky/Halloween

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Another Boo to You

I don’t usually send out halloween cards but I couldn’t resist making another one using cute Taylored Expressions’ images.

this time I used a darker brown cardstock for the embossed brick and I actually finished the inside and created a matching envelope. all the images were watercoloured with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper; I used coloured pencils for the envelope.

cute halloween card copying right linda

inside of cute halloween card and envelope

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge create a card and matching envelope
Send a Smile for Kids September – Cute Fall/Halloween Cards 4 Kids
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge #312 Going Batty ( Halloween Creations)

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Boo To You!

this is another card I created for the Taylored Expressions’ toffee and rainbow challenge in celebration of their 13th birthday. 

the bright colour palette is my favourite so I used: pink, orange, yellow, green, teal and purple twinkling H2Os to watercolour the cute Spooktacular images, fussy cut from Arches hot press watercolour paper and attached with foam tape.

whimsical halloween card using taylored expressions spooktacular stamp set

the TE brick embossing folder and Kraft cardstock were used for the background with frayed burlap distress ink and black soot distress ink for shading and splatters; the same inks were used to create the woodgrain on Kraft. the sentiments are from the TE Pennant Parade – Halloween set and those strips were attached with some purple mini brads.

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Halloween Mouse

just one more late halloween card and then I need to start my Christmas cards.

halloween mouse on top of stack of jack o lanterns

this cute mouse is an image in the Penny Black ‘stack o’ lanterns’ stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I’m playing along with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge October challenge of Anything Goes + optional: Too Cute To Spook.

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Halloween Hedgie

My physio for my jaw seems to be reducing my creative time, but I’d like to share a late halloween card.

this adorable hedgie is an image in the Penny Black ‘bewitched’ stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I’m playing along with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge October challenge of Anything Goes + optional: Too Cute To Spook.

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Happy Halloween

i’m not really a big fan of halloween, especially the macabre, but i love an excuse to make a cute card for any occasion.

penny black halloween.copyright linda @

i painted this penny black image with twinkling H2Os and then covered it in glitter, which looks better in real life but the sun was hiding today.

i’m submitting this card to these challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge –  All Creatures Great And Small
Cards und More# 196 – Halloween
Always Fun Challenges #30 HALLOWEEN
Animal Friends Challenge #55 – Autumn/Halloween

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Pumpkin Tag

i had some leftover watercolour paper scraps that i painted for halloween tags so i used those scraps to create this tag.

memory box pumpkins.linda @

the tiny memory box pumpkin dies fit the scraps of watercolour paper perfectly and i die cut the ‘b’ from black glitter paper with the memory box typewriter alphabet die set. the die cuts were attached to some printed paper that was die cut with one of the memory box general store tags. to finish it off, i added some fuzzy black ribbon.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Allsorts  – Halloween
Make My Monday – #57 I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
Memory Box Challenge #29- Color Challenge Black/Orange
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #174 – Anything Goes with Ribbon Theme

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You’re Invited

i created this invitation for the Impression Obsession challenge and their ‘you’re invited’ theme.

i painted the background and image from the IO when life clear set with twinkling H2Os, stamped the sentiment from the IO Invitations/announcements clear set, and stamped the cobwebs, also from the when life set, around the border.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE (halloween or dark colours); this is as dark-sided as i get for halloween
HLS October Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes, optional twist gold

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Trick Or Treat Tags

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge and its ‘harvest hellos’ theme where they would like to see Fall or Halloween (or even those colors) projects.

copyright linda @ impression obsession trick or treat-1

i die cut the IO Trick or Treat Die (DIE342-A) to create these tags, using both the negative cuts and the positive. the backgrounds were made with distress inks and splattered with black twinkling H2Os – quick, easy and fun.

i’m also playing along with Scrapy Land Challenges #73 Anything with a Die and they also carry the IO die.

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Trick Or Treat

i know it’s a bit early for halloween, but i can’t wait wait for the cooler fall weather and colours so i thought i’d create some fall cards only to discover i have more halloween stamps than actual ‘fall’ ones so that’s what i used.

copyright linda @ penny black halloween

for this clean and simple card, i watercoloured this cute penny black cat with twinkling H2Os, stamped the cobwebs and the sentiment and added yellow stickles to the dots and stars on his hat.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
Critters and Creatures – Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
One Crazy Stamper – Fall/Halloween
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute + Work Rest Or Play

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Penny Black And More Mid September – Autumn Colours

i don’t know where the time goes; it just flies by doesn’t it? the stores are full of halloween candy already!

penny black halloween

this is my mid-month reminder card for the penny black and more challenge; i watercoloured this image from the penny black ‘scary halloween’ clear set with twinkling H2Os, stamped the cobweb from the same set, and used letters die cut from impression obsession alphabet die. i’d also like to remind you that you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. for all the rules and some beautiful fall projects by my team mates, visit the blog. thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More Mid October Post

COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAIL'S SPACE AND DESCRIBED SOLELY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES; a halloween card with a cat in a pumpkin, dark night sky and six bats flying overhead

this is my mid month DT card for the penny black and more challenge theme of anything goes! i coloured the penny black ‘be very scared’ image with distress inks, twinkling H2Os and coloured pencils and stamped some cobwebs from the ‘trick or treat’ clear stamp set. there are some fabulous prizes to be won and remember, you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis; i hope you’ll play along.

i’d like to submit my card to these challenges:
papercraft star: inspiration photo
simply create too #48 – halloween
crafty calendar – halloween

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Halloween Inchie

halloween card with turtle carrying a pumpkin
i love this cute penny black inchie image for halloween cards and, as usual, i coloured with distress ink pads and sponged the edge, stamped the cobwebs and die cut with what is possibly my favourite spellbinders die. i’m submitting this little card to these challenges:

papercraft star a halloween pumpkin ends october 23
card crafter’s circle halloween ends october 25
sweet stampin’ halloween ends october 25
no matter which halloween ends october 25
the cutie pie halloween ends october 26
pan pastel animal ends october 27
without words things that go bump in dark colours ends october 29
really reasonable ribbon halloween ends october 29
heck of a challenge ends october 30

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Animal Magic At Penny Black And More

card with mouse witch, two bats, one ghost and trick or treat sentiment
it’s the first sunday of the month and this is my DT card for the penny black and more challenge – our theme this month is animal magic, which explains how a mouse could trick or treat. i coloured with distress ink pads, cut him out and popped him with foam squares; i used coloured pencils on the bats and added flower soft to the broom. i’d love to see you play along – you can find the rest of the DT’s inspirational cards and all the rules on the blog. thanks for popping by.


card with scared black cat hanging on to jack o lantern balloon with three bats nearby
i love these penny black critters that float around hanging onto a balloon string. as usual, the images are watercoloured with distress inks with black flower soft added to all the solid parts of the cat, black stickles on the bats and glossy accents on the balloon. the sentiment strip is actually ribbon. thanks for popping by.

i’m submitting this to the following challenges:
allsorts – halloween
flower soft – to use flower soft on cards that feature orange and black
paper sundaes – i chose black and sparkle from the sundae bar
penny black saturday – too cute to spook
ribbon carousel – halloween.

Scarecrow Treats

scarecrow holding bags of candy corn with trick or treat sentiment on bags

this sets a new record for the largest card i’ve ever made; it’s 5 3/4 by 6 1/2.” as usual, i watercoloured with distress inks and put stickles in the flower centre. the stampalot challenge this month is food and it doesn’t say the food has to be nutritious, so candy corn it is. i’m also submitting this to the paper sundaes halloween/fall challenge and the cupcake craft challenge to use buttons and bows. thanks for popping by.

Halloween Turtle

an orange card with black fuzzy ribbon at the top, a turtle carrying a pumpkin on its back and a sentiment that reads it's halloweeni made this in honour of linda, aka morningsun47, who was splitcoaststampers’ featured stamper on september 18. i cased this cute card and, as per the rules, changed at least three things: the occasion, sentiment and colours, plus i added the fuzzy ribbon. the image is watercoloured with distress inks. thanks for popping by.

Trick Or Mice Treats

a card with a halloween scene of spooky tree, bats, pirate cat and balloon flying mouse
i’ve been so busy with volunteer activities that i think this will be my only card for this week; i so admire those who can create more quickly. it took some time for me to create this scene for the penny black saturday challenge this week, but it was fun.

four of the images are penny black clear stamps, but the tree is a stamp design by my daughter and bought by a stamp company (they added the moon, unfortunately; wouldn’t  a row of spooky trees look awesome?). everything is watercoloured with distress inks and some glossy accents were added. thanks for popping by.

Daughter’s Spooky Tree

daughter's spooky tree design

my artist daughter drew this image and is one of four designs purchased by DRS Designs (they added the moon) and made into stamps after halloween last year, so this is the first time i inked it up.  of course i’m very proud and it was so nice to stamp and colour something so personal.  i watercoloured the tree, distressed the edges, sponged in the background and found this dark mottled scrap of paper to use.  thanks for popping by.  i’m submitting my card to these challenges:

ooh la la creations  – scary stuff
paper playtime – halloween
the corrosive challenge blog – halloween
crazy 4 challenges – halloween

Witch Will It Be?

witch with spider and halloween colours

the penny black blog’s first challenge was to scraplift a card made by Penny Black Designer Ashley Marcu; i used the layout.  this is the first year i purchased Halloween stamps; i rarely make cards for the occasion, but i couldn’t resist this set – it’s so cute!   i watercoloured the image, added floss, punched flowers and a spider brad.   of course i added stickles to the dots on her dress.  thanks for popping by.

Little Witch

little witch with wand in halloween coloursi love seeing all the different interpretations of the sketches over at Card Positioning Systems.  i created this card using this week’s sketch, number 180; although i thought it might be a bit early for a halloween card, i see a couple there already.  besides, this is a new penny black stamp that i couldn’t wait to ink up and watercolour with distress inks. thanks for popping by.