Batty for Halloween, House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #106

 Good morning Everyone! Happy Monday! 

It is Columbus Day here in the USA, so most Schools and Government offices are closed. 
AND... it is the second Monday in October, so it is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada!  Here's wishing a blessed and happy THANKSGIVING Day to all of you wonderful Canadians out there. Hope you will enjoy this special day with your loved ones.

It's also HAPPY HOUSE-MOUSE MONDAY and time for a new challenge at our super FUN blog: House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge!

Our Fab Teamie Sue Drees has chosen it to be a COLOR CHALLENGE using Black, Yellow, Orange & Green with a Halloween theme as an option to keep it open for all of you who might not celebrate Halloween! :)  I personally love this FUN Holiday for all its  Spooktacular times!  :) So get your HM&F stamps out and come join us this challenge. Enter your card HERE, for your chance to win some great prizes from our generous sponsors!!
This week we are proudly welcoming back Simon Says Stamp! & Pizzazz Aplenty

In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. They stock over 100,000+ items, offer quick service and 1 stop shopping at a great price!
PRIZE ; A $15 Gift Card PRIZE to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but in the last few months, we've added so much more... from cardstock to cello bags, as well as charms, stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, and over 20 colors in flatback pearls and rhinestones. The newest additions are teardrop pearls, button stick pins, leaf pins, heart pins, resin cameos and flowers!
PRIZE ; $10 of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty

That's two prizes! So that means we will again have 2 winners!

So what's my take on the COLORS ???  How about a Halloween card using the newly released HM&F stamp called:  "Interview with a Vampire". Isn't this scene the cutest?? I sponged in the Green, Yellow & Orange Colors onto the sentiment, main panels and bottom border. The rest is layered with the colors.
STAMPS:  Interview with a Vampire, featuring Monica & Muzzy, #HMJR1097
PAPER: Halloween Designer CS, Bazzill Textured CS
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
ACCESSORIES: Several PUNCHES by Martha Stewart & EK Success & Creative Memories; Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares & Grommet Tags Dies, Nellie Snellen # MFD029 Framing Die, Silver Bat Charm, Orange Twine
TECHNIQUE: Chalk Sponging

I'd like to enter this Halloween card into the following challenges:
Clear it Out - Halloween; Paper Play - Autumnal colors; Stampin' for the Weekend - Colors of Autumn;  Totally Papercrafts - animals; 2 Sisters - Halloween;  Papertake Weekly - anything goes with punches; Papertake Weekly - Get In Shape; Fab 'n' Funky - die cuts and punches ; One Stop Craft - anything goes ;   Sparkles Forum -  Halloween;  Charisma cards-  Black & Orange;  Creative card crew - Spooky fun; Cupcake crafts - Halloween; Everybody art - Halloween; Lothian crafts -  Anything goes;   Cupcake Inspirations -   Picture inspiration..; Crafty Ribbons - H alloween; Fussy and fancy - Fall/Hallowee; Our Craft Lounge  - Trick or Treat smell our feet; Forever Night -  Trick or treat ; Quirky Crafts - Halloween/Spooky or colour combo ; Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes + sentiment ; 2 Sisters - Halloween ; Challenge Up Your Life - Halloween ; Drunken Stampers - Halloweeen; Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing what you have to say!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Spooky and cuteness all rolled into a fun House Mouse card. I'm such a fan of your work.

    Jennifer :)
    HM&F Guest Designer (Oct)

  2. America, this is just so stinkin cute! That image is super, gotta have it......Love all the details and colors, isn't Halloween fun? That batty border is wonderful, almost looks like lace. WOW, girl, this is jam packed with Halloween goodness, what a great "Treat" for someone special this Halloween.


  3. Hi America WOWZER HM creation am loving this stamp gorg colouring & that stamped work beautiful..need to go shopping for those punches

    smiles Christine x

  4. LOL!!! This scene really cracks me up!! One dude is eating away at that garlic to fend off the Dracula and it doesn't seem to be working!! :)

    Your coloring is amazing hun and I just love your stunning design with the dimension and added bats!! Thanks for always inspiring us with your darling HM creations!! HUGS

  5. Oh wow !!! I LOVE this America ,,, soooo cute !! the image is adorable ,,, now is the garlic breath working or not ?? is the vampire getting ready to strike or pass out with the fumes ?? lol Fantastic card ,, LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. Hi Hun
    aww a spooktacular card, awesome colouring, luv the ickle bats, fab papers & design, sue,x

  7. its gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

  8. What an awesome Halloween card! :) The stamp is super-cute.. I'll probably have to get it for myself too sometime :) And I love the colors and the bats on your card, too. So perfect for Halloween!

  9. Super cute with the House Mice and all those bats. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  10. Super House Mouse halloween card, I love the 3D! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's this time, don't forget to pop back and vote!!

  11. Fangtastic scene you created! Your coloring is spooktackular! Stinkin' cute!

  12. ACK! I love those mice! Thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers Challenge!

  13. Wow fab halloween card!
    Thanks for joing fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  14. wauw what a fantastic halloween card realey great!!!
    xx petra

  15. Fabulous card, I love that image & the sentiment is such fun :)
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

  16. Great little scene, and fab sentiment !!! Fangs for sharing !!! LOL Thanks for joining in with our challenge at One Stop Craft this week.

  17. Wonderful Halloween card! Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown last week.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  18. Such fab card America! Cute and scary at the same time :)
    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly!

  19. Gorgeous!!! Wonderful colours and images and your layout is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  20. So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  21. Wow America this is absolutey stunning. You amaze me girl with your creations, one awesome talent!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

  22. Oh wow stunning card America.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Autumn colours challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  23. Wonderful card! I love the dimension, design, and well, just everything. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays.


  24. This is fantastic! LOVE the fence and all the bats - your coloring is OTT!

  25. This is such a brilliant card - I love all the detail :)

    The image is fab and your colouring is great.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Charisma Cardz this week,



  26. What a wonderful card!
    thanks for playing with EAC!
    hugs, Alex

  27. Hello you - hope all is well!!!
    Your card is sensational, your design, colours, details, images all totally awesome - just like your usual your same usual way!!!!
    Heather xx

  28. As ROCK! Now...where are those OCL Stamps? Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Our Craft Lounge! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! ;)

  29. Febulous card America, love the two images you have used. Great details.

  30. Oh, how adorably spooky! I love your image and fun papers. Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at Cupcake. Good Luck. x

  31. Love your autumn colours! I'm so glad you entered this in our challenge at SFTW, and good luck!

  32. So very festive. Your bats are wonderful... just adorable.

  33. So cute and spooky all at the same time. Thanks for joining us at Quirky crafts this week.

  34. Another fantastic card and I just adore House-Mouse.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  35. I am in LOVE! this is one of the most amazing cards I have seen in a very long time! FABULOUS!!

    thanks so much for joining us over at CUYL!!

    xx M.

  36. What a great Halloween card! Thanks for playing along with Sparkles Forum Challenges.

    Linda :)

  37. What an adorable card. Love your vampire house mouse image and top notch coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Card Crew!

  38. a truly spooktacular delight....awesome layering, cutwork,

  39. America, I didn't hear from you, did you know you won the Halloween challenge over at Quirky Crafts? You entered the new challenge but no acknowledgement that you know you won Halloween. Also you missed out on the new challenge tonight as GDT but you are still welcome to join the next one in two weeks time, hop over to Quirky Crafts and email me hunny
    Cazzy x


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