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A Bat and Lots of Roses

This cute card is for the Tiddly Inks "Flower Power #87" and the Haunted Design House "Truebie or not to Truebie (HDH136)" Challenges. The Haunted Design House Challenge is to be inspired by Trueblood which starts its 5th Season soon.

I don't have the channel Trueblood is on, but my children gave me Season One for Christmas last year and I have read most of Charlaine Harris' novels which inspired the show (they are sooo fun - seriously, they are more comical than scary). I have been thinking about purchasing this cute Batty image from Tiddly Inks so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get her - isn't she adorable? I did another layer of the bat and popped him up so it would look more like he is flying. The sentiment was a free one available at Tiddly Inks, and I used it because I thought it looked like something Sookie and her friends would think or say. The red border on the left is made with a MFT Die-namics border die - looks kind of like sharp teeth don't you think?

This week's challenge at Tiddly Inks is all about flowers so I added some fun rolled roses in black, red, and distressed red to the card. The papers are SU! and My Minds Eye (the hat pins are from My Minds Eye too). I found the fun black fringe by Simplicity on sale at Walmart for $1 - looks like something you would see on the furniture on Trueblood don't you think?

I did this card yesterday for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The featured stamper is Rita Wright (kyann22 on SCS), and I cased this lovely card.

My papers are all SU! and I used the MFT Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses die and a Spellbinders leaf die to do the floral arrangement. Can you tell I just purchased the rolled roses die? I hope I don't use it so much you get sick of it - but it is soooo fun to make these flowers. The Butterflies were made with the SU! Butterfly Embosslet - can you see the little hidden 'fly?

I had fun playing cards today. I have to let you know that while Goethe may think that if you trust yourself you will know how to live, but I am living proof that trusting yourself isn't how you should live. The times I have trusted God instead of myself are the times that things worked out so much better!

Hugz to all!!!


  1. Cute image and cool DP's Thanks for joining us at Haunted Design House :)

  2. Gorgeous cards!! love that cute Tiddly Inks image and it looks fab with the red and black scheme and the floral card looks good enough to frame :) I'm in love with rolled flowers too at the minute!

  3. That top card is SO fun! Looks like you had a great time creating today. I hope you didn't get discovered hiding out by anyone else!!

  4. Both cards are gorgeous I like the image and papers on the first and the lovely flowers/foliage and the butterfly on the second.
    Kevin xx

  5. Both cards are fab but the first one is gorgeously delicious hehe. Thanks for playing along with Haunted Design House again. xx

  6. I love both cards. The flowers on both are amazing. I like how the butterfly on the second card is blending in with the card but pops out with the pearls.

  7. Both of these cards are awesome! Way cool! I say your card on HDH!

  8. That's still one of my FAVE Tiddlies! Batty is the cutest and I love your roses. Thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

  9. Girl, you are so funny. I love what you said about your teeth. Just gave me a laugh. But, it sure does look like it. Fun bat, too.
    Your 2nd card is just sooooooo pretty. Love the 'hidden' 'fly. :-)

  10. I like both of these, but that rose card is absolutely gorgeous!! :)

  11. This is beautiful!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Tiddly Inks!

  12. hi, love the trubie card, the stamp is great, Love the popped up bat, adds a nice bit of demension, mark

  13. Hi Nancy, Both cards are gorgeous but your Tiddly one is adorable. Batty looks fab, those roses are beautiful and a great choice of bp. Thankyou for sharing with us at MM at HDH this week.

  14. cool cards.
    the Trubie card is fabulous. I love the image esp. the bat. Your choice of embellishments and background papers is perfect for this card.


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