Thursday, October 1, 2020


 Hey there friends!  How are you doing?  Can you believe it's October 1st already?  It seems to me that this second half of the year is charging ahead at full speed, and we are barreling headlong towards Christmas!

Well, for today's Bugaboo Oldie But Goodie card, I DID NOT make a Christmas card.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Shocking, isn't it?  I was kind of surprised about it myself, but it did help that I had this image already colored with alcohol markers, just waiting to be used.  Here is my card:

This adorable Halloween cat image is actually part of a mini set called Cutesy Halloween BlocksI must have had plans to use her last year, but then never got around to it.  Another odd thing is that I actually fussy cut this image out!  I *HATE* fussy cutting, but if I recall, this one wasn't too bad to do at this size.  Anyway, I just picked up these pumpkin dies at Michael's, and thought this would go perfectly with my kitty.  My 110lb. black card base is 5.5" square.  I layered on a piece of this olive green textured card stock from the 12x12 Recollections Fall Solids paper pad, which I had embossed with a large dotted folder from Sizzix.  I then lightly sanded that piece with my Tim Holtz sanding block, and then lightly went over it with Black Soot Distress Oxide.

The SPOOKY sentiment is a wood block stamp from Studio G, which I stamped in Walnut Stain Oxide ink.  It didn't dry for the longest time, and I actually smeared the letters a bit.  I decided just to go with it, and proceeded to smear all of them.  My Squirrel Sisters thought it enhanced the "spookiness" of it.  The pictures don't show it very well, but you can see it better in person.  Just before taking the photos though, I wanted to make sure the sentiment could be read as it had dried back quite a bit, so I went over it with a brown alcohol marker.  It looks a bit rough IRL, but it IS a Halloween card, right?  I added some matte solid black sequins from the Bee Creative Sparkle Blend mix here and there.

Here are a couple more photos of my card:


Love to Craft #51:  ATG (1/5)
Mix It Up #42:  ATG (1/5)
Moving Along With the Times #123:  Animals and/or Birds (1/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #211:  Fall Colors (2/3)
Crafty Animals #43:  ATG using an animal
Digi Doodle #32:  Pink or Halloween (or both)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #43:  ATG using a critter (1/5)
Not Just Cards:  ATG (2/5)
Cuttlebug Mania:  Autumn Colors WITH a pumpkin (Used a Sizzix embossing folder, pumpkin dies from Michael's, and my Cuttlebug)
Die Cut Divas:  Autumn (1/4)
Aud Sentiments:  Fall/Halloween + Sentiment (1/5)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you liked what you saw here, and that you will go check things out over at the Catch the Bug blogUntil next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!


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  1. Wonderful card Marie. Stay safe.

  2. Love your card!! And fussycutting

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania.


  3. Such a cute card! I hate fussy cutting too haha. Thanks for sharing with us at Besties International challenge....Kim

  4. A fab card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  5. That sure is a cute Halloween kitty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  6. This is so super cute. You are so talented, and I really enjoy seeing your wonderful art. Thanks so much for sharing your art in our challenges and hope that you will stop by again soon. Have a wonderfully creative week and please know how much I appreciate you for sharing with us.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  8. Great card for the upcoming season! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  9. Very cute and FUN! SO glad you joined the challenge at Die Cut Divas of Autumn (including Halloween).

  10. Hi
    Great fun card. Love a kitty.
    Best wishes.

  11. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

  12. OH! This is so cute! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
    Mix It Up
    Please stop by for a visit.

  13. So Sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  14. Beautiful création thank you to sharing with us

  15. What a cute card, love your cat! Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments challenge, sorry it's taken me a while to catch up with all my comments, life has just been too hectic! Keep safe
    Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts) x



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