Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gone Batty

EEEK!!!!!.............a Halloween card!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You probably clicked on this post, saw the card, and thought....Gosh, is it time for Halloween already!  LOL!  Not to worry though - we still have a little time before we get to that holiday! 


The reason behind the card ......well, I just discovered The Alley Way Stamps!  SO cute and fun to work with.  Check out the store and the blog.  Right now there's an inspiration challenge going on and even though the photo has penguins on it, I saw orange bats!  Go figure - right!  I've used one of the free images but will definitely have to go shopping now!


Not real sure if anyone else is showcasing a Halloween card in the middle of January - but as I always say....dare to be different!

Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

31 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

Your delightful bats are perfect for this challenge!! And now you're ready for Halloween!! Double bonus!

MiamiKel said...

Aren't they great!! I love TAWS! So whimsical and fun :) Great card, Lynn!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!!! Batty for you could be a Valentine idea, too, you know... just add Won't you be my Valentine inside your card. ;)

Anne Temple said...

Too fun and oh so cute! Love your take on the challenge!

Melissa said...

A pop of orange in the middle of winter is actually a welcome sight when the lack of color outdoors is starting to get to me! :) Halloween is such a fun holiday!! Those little bats are too cute and what a perfect sentiment!

Linda Simpson said...

EEK Lynn Bats!!! No joking aside this is fabulous and just loving the gorgeous colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol L said...

I love how your mind went to bats after seeing all those penguins! My kinda girl :) I love that little strip of dsp at the bottom that perfectly balances those flying bats! Cute card!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous.Love the bats and great colours.xxx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I think you're the first showing Halloween in January, but this COULD be a Valentine's day card!!

Bonnie said...

Doing Halloween cards in January isn't that much different than doing Christmas cards! And the bats are perfect for this challenge! Fun!

Tammy said...

Great card and it's perfect for Valentine's Day! The bats are just too cute!

Laura said...

FUN,FUN,FUN Card,Lynn! way to go on getting a head start for Halloween. Love the little Bats.TFS

Carla said...

hehe love the batty scene in orange! Never too early for Halloween cards in my books!

MaxineD said...

Love your CAS style shown to perfection here Lynn, and the humour in your card.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Howard said...

This looks great Lynn and as I've recently learned, I think we just have to follow our hearts and enjoy whatever it is we are doing! Hugs, Karen

Donna Hanley said...

Bats, Penguins all the same aren't they??? I thought so. These bats are darling and your sentiment is cute in that font. The ribbon and gems were a great touch. I still love you even though you are batty.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Lynn This is gorgeous, I love those bats.
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

LOVE IT! Your bats are delightful, and I'm happy to see the Orange & Black stuff again. I still have some Christmas images left I need to use up as well. Great job on this card, and I'll check out the link. (Trying hard to be good...so far this month I've done ok, but I'm weak----enn-ing! We also have a stamp convention early in Feb. close enough to drive, so .....big incentive). TFS & hope you are all well now.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a fun card, Lynn! I can see this one done in Valentine colors, too, and how cute that would be. I'm not familiar with Alley Way Stamps but I guess I'll have to go explore. Thanks for the info, my friend. :-D

Becky said...

How cute Lynn. Those bats sure put a smile on my face :)

Shannon White said...

Super Batty Card Lynn!! Just a Fabulous Halloween card! and Super take on the inspiration! And you also now are one Halloween card ahead of the rush!! lol ;-) Love it!

Big Hugs
Shannon

Jessi Fogan said...

Way to confuse a gal, Lynn! Love the eyes on those bats :)

Tammy said...

Oh, I love your Halloween card Lynn! Those bats are adorable!
Tammy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love it- and it is definitely perfect for the challenge- thanks for making me chuckle....and I am seeing so many people playing along with this fun challenge!

Monica said...

Such cute bats. Am trying to catch up with the rest of your posts as I seem to have missed a few.
Love,
Monica xxx

gale said...

Adorable! I think as card makers, a lot of people make different ones all during the year. Why not? You'll need it eventually. lol.

Joan Ervin said...

LOL!!! Your little orange bats are just tooo cute...love your take on the inspiration!!!!

Kim S said...

I would have thought that with the black and orange, Halloween would have popped into my mind too - but it's January!!! I'm glad it popped into yours because I LOVE those polka dot bats! So glad to see you at The Alley Way Stamps BE Inspired Challenge.

Margaret said...

Hey, if we can make Christmas cards year round, why not Halloween too?!
I love the CAS design and your bats are too cute!

*Alison* said...

hehe.. so fun to do a halloween card.. :)
Thanks so much for playing along with at The Alley Way Stamps Challenge 19.. can't wait to see what you make with Challenge 20..
hugs-Ali

Leslie Hanna said...

I need to figure out how to use my bat stamps for non-Halloween cards!