Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Hey 'Ghoul-friends', have we got a fun NEW challenge blog for you!
It's all about Halloween ALL year long.
Sound exciting?  Sound like fun?
Well, it certainly will be!

Let me tell you a brief way we came about!
My BFF Dar and I (Diane) were talking one day about how fast
Halloween comes and goes and we never seem to have enough
time to use our fabulous Halloween 'stash' so maybe, just maybe
we should start a Halloween challenge blog
after all they have all Christmas challenge blogs, right?
Well, one thing led to another and here we are!

I suggested the blog name of Two Old Bats because,
well, I won't go there, lets just say we are 'somewhat' old
and maybe even a little 'batty'!

Dar set up the blog totally and I mean totally
and it looks absolutely fabulous, don't you agree?
Then we put a call out for a design team
never imagining it would take off so fast
and let me tell you, talking of fabulous,
that is just what they are!

I will be creating an inspiration/mood board each month
and it's just that, something to give you a bit of inspiration,

Here is the first FUN board:

You can find our Rules in the sidebar but will tell you this will be a MONTHLY challenge beginning in November.  But for today, while we get our design team pulled together, we are going to have a Halloween Jump Start Challenge ... that means ANYTHING GOES HALLOWEEN and this challenge will begin Oct. 13th and end on the 28th.  Winner will be announced on November 1st prior to our next challenge.

Here's some inspiration from the TWO OLD BATS themselves . . .

OH and lookie here ...
Some of our new team members have come to join in the fun and we also have a Guest Designer!  A proper DT introduction will be shared on our first official monthly challenge on Nov. 2nd.  But, here's a sneak peek of things to come from this FABULOUS team of Halloween lovers.

We want to welcome our FIRST guest designer
with her awesome card and appreciate her so much for joining us
with her beautiful card...
Bunny Hoyle

And even more from our FABULOUS new Design Team

WOW!  SPOOKtacular ladies!!!
Fabulous inspiration!!

Remember you can find more details on the teams creations by clicking on their name and going to their personal blogs.  Please pop on over and share what you love about their projects.
OH!  ...  AND ...
If we reach 50 entries or more, there will be a PRIZE offered! 

Now it's YOUR turn and we look forward to seeing what you create!

You will have until October 28th to enter.
Winners will be announced on November 1st.

** UPDATE **
YAY!  We've hit the 50+ entries mark so that means we will have a prize winner drawn for this challenge ... here's the prize being offered: 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. LOL! What a cute idea, D & D! Your blog title is darling, too. Best wishes for an amazing turnout!

  2. Congrats for the new challenge blog!

  3. Congratulations and best of everything on this new venture!! Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

  4. Congrats on the new challenge blog, Wow now I won't be making my halloween cards on October 30th now, I will be all set to go AWESOME. Thanks to Maria I found you. Gorgeous inspiration from both of you and the design team.

  5. Sounds fun! I have a card all ready.

  6. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and telling me about this challenge blog. I love to create Halloween stuff. Great inspiration from the DT :)

  7. You old bats are so full of life and, well, death because, you know, Halloween! Congratulations on the new challenge!! Love what you ghouls and the Team have made to inspire us! Hugs, Darnell

  8. What a fun challenge. The design team came up with some great cards. Just a heads up that your Follow By Email feature has not been enabled for people to sign up that way.

  9. Finally all year around fun for me!!! :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. Congrats to all on a fantastic New Blog!

  11. Congrats on your new blog. We needed a spooky place to play. Hugz

  12. Great Idea, I love Halloween!! Your makes are brilliant, Hazel xx

  13. Congratulations on the new challenge! Looking forward for year round Halloween fun.

  14. Congrats on the new blog! I love Halloween!!

  15. Congrats on the new challenge! I love Halloween so I plan to play along! :)

  16. Congratulations on your new blog. Great inspiration

  17. Félicitations pour ce nouveau blog de challenge dédié à Halloween.
    Je lui souhaite longue vie.
    C'est avec plaisir que je participe.
    A très bientôt.

    Congratulations on this new Halloween challenge blog.
    I wish him long life.
    It is with pleasure that I participate.
    See you soon.

  18. What a fun blog this is going to be. Great design team. I love Halloween. Just posted my first card. Now to take a look at some of the entries.

  19. What a fabulous idea for a new blog! LOVE this idea! Congrats on a fabulous DT and what looks like a great number of participants for your inaugural challenge! I will definitely be playing along later this week.

  20. What a fun new challenge blog! I have a lot of Halloween stamps and stash that have been calling my name, so now there are even more reasons to dust them off and play!

  21. Yay - I now have a reason to make Halloween cards all year long! LOL
    Congrats on the new challenge. ;-)

  22. Looks brilliant and congrats on a new blog for the Halloween crafters. xxxx

  23. Awesome inspiration DT and congrats on your new challenge blog!
    Tammy x

  24. Congrats on the new challenge blog - it looks like a huge success already! I LOVE the fun name too :)

  25. Good luck with your new challenge - what fun! Jo x

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