Friday, October 11, 2019


Hello, crafty friends!  I'm here today to share with you my make for the current Freebie Friday at Bugaboo...but first, let me show you a picture of this visitor in my craft room:

Isn't this pretty?  After asking a friend, I discovered that it's a Buckeye butterfly.  I honestly thought it was a moth, since it was flying around at night.  I'll tell you, I have seen so many more bugs lately than I really care to!  We have been working on replacing our siding, and there are all kinds of spiders living just under our roof! *shudder*  Just this evening, I discovered an orb spider nestled on the soffit.  I made sure it stayed put!  This week, I made a trip into the local urgent care facility for several spots on my left arm and upper chest area that looked like bites of some kind that seemed to be giving me some kind of reaction that was spreading like a rash.  They didn't know what bit me, but they gave me a prescription for some cream that seems to be working very well to reduce my reaction.  I hate bugs!

Ok enough of that, now onto my card:

This week's freebie is called flspookday.  I think these monsters look pretty friendly, don't you?  I don't think they would scare me one bit!  I printed this digi out to be pretty large (4 3/16 inches), so it was very easy to color with my alcohol markers.  I did have some trouble with Frankie's face, getting the 2 greens I used to blend, but I figure it adds to his "monsterness."  LOL  I added some sparkle to the image using Gelly Roll Clear Star pen on the stars and the sentiment.  The guys' eyes were all coated with Glossy Accents for that fresh outta the coffin/laboratory look.  Hehehe.  I don't have any Halloween themed patterned papers (GASP!), so I cut into a green glitter paper to adhere to the base, a miscellaneous brand of orange striped paper, and the black is from the Hopscotch Colorbok 12x12 pad.  DONE.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #39:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #30:  ATG (2/5)
Creative Moments #178:  ATG or optional Spooky theme
Crafty Gals Corner #200:  Halloween Colors
Fab 'n' Funky #452:  Halloween
Cute N Crafty #32:  ATG (2/5)
Crafty Calendar:  Autumn Colors/Halloween (1/3)
Simon Says Monday:  Fall/Autumn
Crafty Sentiments:  Halloween
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG or twist of Dream or Nightmare

Well, that's all from me!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and make sure you take some time to pop over to Catch the Bug to see what the rest of the DT has made with the freebie, and to grab it for yourselves!  :)

Take care, and God Bless!



  1. Fabulous fun card! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  2. A fabulous and fun non-scary halloween make Marie, of course I love the image and your design showcases it brilliantly. So pleased you chose to play along at Crafty Calendar this month.

  3. OMG so cute! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
    Mix It Up
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  4. The image is cute and you have given it a very nice presentation. Good luck with your bug issue. I live in Georgia (US) and it has been so hot it seemed the bugs would never go away. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana Malkah, Owenr
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    A Place to Start Challenge Blog

  5. Marie, thank you so much for sharing your project with us! Kudos for your creative problem solving re a lack of Halloween papers... you solved that quite nicely! And I like the addition of the Glossy Accents on their eyes!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (

  6. Ooh faboulos! Love the image and colouring. Thanks for entering at Digichoosday

  7. Thanks for sharing your fabulous (and fun) Halloween make with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  8. Love it, it's adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles
    HUGS Fleur xXx

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  10. Love the glitter paper! Awesome card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  11. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry its a cutie gr monique DTmember


  12. Wooow…this is beautiful, what a lovely card Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog. Hugs Neva

  13. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. DT Monika.



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