Monday, 9 September 2013

Between me and the moonlight flitted a great bat...

The gorgeous image on my card today is Rio Gone Batty from the A Roberts’ Halloween collection at Simply B Stamps.  This one is modelled on Betty’s beautiful daughter Rio, pre her cute pixie haircut!

To make up my card I followed a sketch at Cardabilities, I found some lovely papers in my scrap draws that suited the sketch really well.  I tend to just add to my scrap piles rather than ever taking from them so I set myself a challenge to not cut a new piece of paper for this card and I’m proud to say I met that challenge.

While I was hunting out scraps I also came across a packet of Prima leaves that I bought last year, I think.  They weren’t even open but the colours worked well with my dusty pink flowers so I used them in my embellishment detail.  They’ve got a “forgotten things” challenge at Our Creative Corner and those Prima leaves were forgotten in a drawer so I’m entering my card in their challenge.

I love the slightly shabby and definitely vintage feel to Abigail Larson’s artwork and this image has both those elements to it so, with my paper roses, I think my card fits the current challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow so I’m entering it there too.

Don’t forget that we’ve got a layers challenge going on over at Simply Steampunk Challenges, you’ll note there’s just a few on my card!  You’ve got until 3 October to get your Steampunks layered up. 

Skin E50, E51, E53, (cheeks E11)
Eyes E23
Lips R37, R46
Hair, Boots, Dress & GlovesT6, T8, T10, 100
Wings & Dress T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T8, T10, 100
Dress RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Stockings RV91, RV93, RV95, T2, T3, T5, 
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5x7 Matting Basics 
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink 
Prima Splendor Terra 
Close to My Heart La Belle Vie (retired) 
Core’dinations Distress Cardstock – Spun Sugar 
Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire – Masterpiece
We R Memory Keepers Black Widow – Nightfall & Potion 
Simply B Stamps A Roberts’ Halloween Rio Gone Batty 
Cardabilities – Sketch #82

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. She is certainly the prettiest bat I have ever seen! Love how you have coloured her and the flowers and leaves are a perfect match. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  2. Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities.

  3. Totally cool card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardabilities. Hugs.

  4. Your card is amazing! I love your colors and those shabby pink roses are great. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  5. Love your spooky lady! and you're right, the leaves work perfectly here. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Rio is Amazing! How Gorgeous is your Colouring and all those Fab Layers!

  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Emily! The colors you chose are just fabulous and I love the sketch and yummy embellies. xxD

  8. awesome card, thanks for playing along at Cardabilties :)

  9. Those leaves go so perfectly well with the card's design! A stunning make!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  10. So elegant card! Love your color mix! Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities.

  11. Love your spooky colours, and great colouring on the image. The leaves do look great too... Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x


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