Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Going Bats

A month or so ago my mother called to tell me she had a bird in her house.  She said "I'm not crazy.  Dad doesn't see it but it's flying around.  Can you please come and get it out?"  The minute I walked in the door and saw it swoop I knew immediately her "bird" was a bat.  When it flew into the living room, I closed off some doors (thank goodness those older houses aren't "open concept").   I opened the front door and using a broom tried to swish him out.  As he started swooping, I got down on my hands and knees, crawled to the door opening, and waited for him to fly overhead.   He finally found the open door and flew to freedom. 

When I saw the "over the edge" challenge at Cas-ual Fridays, I had an idea of what style card I wanted to make.   Then Fantabulous Cricut's challenge came up - "Boo Spectacular", use orange and black.  So how can I combine orange and black and go over the edge. Hmm

Edited to read: I was invited by CreativeM to enter my card in the Pause Dream Enjoy challenge "Make a Night Project".  Thanks, Migdalia.  I just might have found a new challenge.


The black card base is 4 1/2" square and embossed with the Distressed Stripes folder.  The moon is cut from a golden color at 3 3/4" from George.  I inked it with Dried Marigold Distress Ink to give it an orangier, more orangy, whatever the term would be, color and some dimension.  The bats are cut from Happy Haunting and applied with glue dots so their wings are free to fly.  Just not into my parent's house.  lol

The rain has stopped but I'm still going to make this a crafty day since tomorrow will be a busy one.  I hope you all find time to get in some crafting, too.

12 comments:

  1. Very Spooky and Cute!!TFS
    Would love for you to join us at PDE:Night Project
    http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.com/
    Enjoy your day,
    Migdalia

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  2. Great job, so glad you joined us at FCCB this week!

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  3. Perfect night time card, love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)
    Elaine
    PDEC DT

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  4. Thanks for joining us at PDE challenges.
    Migdalia
    PDE DT

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  5. omg that is the funniest story. I used to be a wedding planner one wedding I did was at the Canfield Casino a historical building in Saratoga they were remodeling and stirred up some bats the band started playing the bats flying around the girls tied napkins on their head on the dance floor it was a good thing the bride and groom had a good sense of humor. Your card is awesome great embossing like the creepy bats...

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  6. Funny story. Your card has great dimension. I love the way you attached the bats

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  7. Wow what an amazing story... I guess they're not the best visitors for a house!!
    Brilliant card, that halloween moon looks so hypnoyising :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  8. This is so a winner to me, Bobby!! I've pinned it for future inspiration. And what a good daughter you are! I would have been FA-reeked out!!

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  9. Bobby, this is a perfect Halloween card! I love the colors too. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Great card. I love the bats. Thanks creating with us at FCCB.

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  11. Isn't it amazing where we get our inspirations from;-) So glad you joined us at FCCB this week!

    ~Tammy S

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  12. Love the bats and the textures in this card! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy and I hope you'll play along again!

    Susan, PDE DT

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