Saturday, 22 September 2012

Hallowe'en Cutie

I have just returned from a visit to the city where I spent a few days visiting my Mom & catching up with the friends I used to craft with before moving to the lake. We got together for lunch & a good giggle. I think the waitress was glad to see us leave...we were there for over 3 hours! Have you ever noticed how time flies when you are with great friends? I drove home on Thursday afternoon & I am sooooo glad I didn't wait until yesterday as originally planned. We had the weirdest weather yesterday! Everything from sunshine, cloud, high winds, rain, sleet & even SNOW! Yuck, it is way too early for that dreaded white stuff! Today was chilly but lovely & sunny. So, I have just made my first ever Hallowe'en card! Can you believe it....61 yrs. old & making my first one! And, I think it is adorable if I do say so myself. The image is from Sandi Huggett at The Outlawz, CS is Bazzill & there is NO DP! (another first for me!) the scalloped frame is a sticker from Making Memories that has been in my stash for over a year; the ribbon is also from my stash & is probably 2 yrs. old; the bling is from Queen & Co.

The next picture is a real bear that was chomping on acorns just a few cottages down from us the other night.....he wasn't the least bit concerned that I was there taking his picture (from the safety of my car!)                                                                                                                                                 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
1. Hiding in my craftroom.....hallowe'en
2. Pattie's Creations.....anything goes
3. Simply Create Too #22.....anything goes
4. Wags 'n Whiskers.....circles
5. DL.Art Thankful Thurs. Ch.....hallowe'en for a child
6. My Heart Pieces.....anything goes
7. Paper Play Ch.....choose a holiday
8. Inky Impressions.....for a child
9. Paper DP
10. Oldie but Goodie Ch.....use something atleast 6mths. old (sticker frame & ribbon)


  1. Your first Halloween card is adorable! Great design too. So glad you joined us for the anything goes challenge at Pattie's Creations.

  2. Adorable Halloween bear! Thanks for playing in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge #53!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  3. This is so cute I just love IT!!! The real bear does not look to friendly though
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.Halloween/for a child

  4. Your card is adorable! I love it; what a sweet image...Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions..


  5. Renee, I love your adorable card, but am a bit weary of that big old black bear. You were very brave taking his pic. We don't have bears here in South Africa, so thats why I am probably a bit more cautious than you are ... lol
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Good grief! Wonder if he came over to swing on the kid's swing set. LOL Think this was your visitor too? You did a great job on your first Halloween card Renee. He look a lot friendlier than the other. Glad to hear you had a good visit and safe trip home. Hugs!

  7. I spy a big black bear, oh my goodness! That is kinda scary to be that close to one like that... We don't have wild animals here on my island so seeing pics like this gets me all excited....
    BTW, love your cute card above.... I'm glad you had some fun quality time with mom and friends... Hey Renee, I finally became your newest follower too! Now I can keep tabs of your awesome creations...
    Enjoy your day!
    Sweet hugs~

  8. What a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. We, too, had a bear visit our neighbor's cabin last year on vacation. We were stupid and went to get closer for a picture...not the smartest thing we've done! LOL

  10. Wow what a great photo of that bear... wouldn't want to get too close to him though!

    Love your card, it's so cute :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  11. Adorable bear card and although the real bear looks cute I'm glad we don't have any in the UK well not wild ones.

  12. Sweet card! And that pic of the bear is cool!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

  13. This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  14. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, so glad there are no bears roaming around in the UK LOL! good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. A really gorgeous card, I love the sweet image and the black and orange colour scheme is so striking. Absolutely love the photo of the bear to it must be fabulous to see them free like that (we only have them in zoo's here)
    Lindsay xx

  16. A very cute card! Yours is more huggable than the one in the picture! Cindy :)

  17. aww how cute totally adorable.Thank you so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

  18. I agree with Cindy. Your bear is so much cuter. Amazing that you got close enough to take the picture. That being said, SCARY that it was so close to homes.

  19. Cute Halloween card Renee :) Fab photo too!

  20. Sweet halloween Card Renee and those black bears once they learn where there are snacks they sure can be a pain but fab to watch
    hugs Nikki

  21. and if you want send me an email and I'll stamp you a couple out so you can make a few xmas cards too :)

  22. eek a bear!

    beautiful card!!!


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