Sunday, October 25, 2020

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Oct. 2020

Hello friends.  There's a new challenge in town started by the lovely ladies from the Double D Challenge and it's exclusively about HALLOWEEN, and called the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.  It's going to be around every month and will be anything goes as long as it's Halloween related!

I'm going to share the two cards I made for two of my grandbabies (the 3rd grandbaby is literally a baby (7 weeks old) and I will share her card next month) using a Double Z Fold technique...

Here they both are folded flat.  Just about everything I used on these cards are from SU! including the DSP (Spooky Night), the spider web embossing folder, the little spider tag, and the cat word stamp on the inside.

This one is going to my granddaughter, and she just loves cats, so I think this will make her smile!  This technique is a great way to use of scraps of DSP and is so simple to do!  It's basically a 11 x 4 1/4 piece of cardstock that you score in half (5 1/2) and then score again at 2 3/4.  The strip piece is also 11 inches long and scored at 5 1/2 and again at 2 3/4 and attached the opposite direction from card base piece.  The strip can be any width you like...mine measured at 1 1/2.

This one will be going to my grandson who loves anything with wheels!!  Figured a truck filled with pumpkins would fit the bill nicely and not be too scary for a 3 year old!  

Here is the mood board Darlene and Diane have for inspiration for this challenge...

Obviously I was inspired by the cat and the pumpkins, but again, anything Halloween goes.  This challenge is open till the 28th and you can play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


  1. Thanks for the info on the new challenge! I'll keep it in mind, too. Your cards are fabby, btw! I don't know if I'd have the patience to fold like you've done, but I just might give it a try. I'll be texting your link to my sister who will go completely gaga over your cards (she doesn't blog though...and she should!). That little kitty is darling and that truck is uber cool. Love 'em! Stay safe. xo Bev

  2. OMG ... these are both just SPOOKtacular Marcia! Thanks SO MUCH for the shout out ... appreciate it very much! I love your fancy fold on these fun cards ... I really must give that particular fold a try ... looks SO AWESOME!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our *NEW* Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back next month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. What a fun technique to make the interactive card. Your grands will love these are what a great new challenge!

  4. Love these papers and fun folds, Marcia! I'm sure your grandbabies are delighted with these!

  5. Oh Marcia, these are oodles of fun and your grand kids are going to love them!

  6. These are both so beautifully detailed and so much fun, Marcia ... your grandchildren are going to have such a great time exploring them! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. Two super fun cards for your grand littles! The patterned papers are super cute and I love the z fold designs. They'll be tickled pink!

  8. Oh Marcia, what a treat you've made for your grands! There is so much to love about each card - it's easy to see the love you've put into making them for each child - OH! that kitty - and the pumpkins that fell out of that darling truck! Fab BOO lous!

  9. Marcia these are adorable!! I love the fancy folding! I've ever tried one of those but now I'm inspired! I love all of the patterned papers you used and that little truck with the pumpkins it so cute! Your little ones will love them I'm sure! ((Hugs my friend))!

  10. Oh they're fabulous!! I love the folds and the little details to each one... Your grandchildren will be so happy and they are lucky to have such a talented caring Grandma... Have a lovely day Marcia

  11. Well, how do you like that! Great paper and stamps, beautifully designed. Cool fold and this is the first time I really paid attention to how it's actually done. I don't do many cool folds, but I'm bookmarking this because your explanation makes it so easy. Thanks for that and for sharing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween challenge!

  12. Fab Z cards, Marcia - just love the patterns you combined!!


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