Tuesday 31 August 2010

Meet....MARVIN the Bat!!!!!

Hi there, this is a joint post from us both with some exciting news!!

The Stamping Bazaar are introducing to you over the next three days..... to three of the cutest images you can imagine just in time for Halloween!!

The Stamping Bazaar are also hosting a blog hop over the next three days, and there will be a featured digi given away each day to one lucky winner, but you must comment on the TSB Blog to be in with a chance of winning. The comments will close for all three TSB blog posts on Saturday September 4th at 12.00am EST, and then all the Marvin digis will be on sale. To check Eastern Time click HERE . There will also be one grand prize of all three featured digi images to ONE Facebook Fan chosen at random.

All the digi images have been designed by Marina Neira, and they are absolutely gorgeous as you will see on your travels through the list of design team members blogs over the next three days.

Follow this list to make sure you are in the order you should be following on this GREAT blog hop:-

Before we show you our cards let us just remind you not to forget to call back tomorrow with the next installment............

Now let us introduce you to 'Marvin the Bat'!!!!!

Hi there, Emma here!

For my card I have used a mix of papers..... some from Nitwits, and some from an old CD from Carol Ann's Studio called Halloween, all have been distressed...

...This GORGEOUS image is called 'Marvin the Bat'. I love love love him!!!! He is so much fun to colour! I have used Promarkers and chalks to colour him...

...I made a halloween bunting....

...I made a cheeky spider from a green glittery pom-pom and added some wire for his legs!!!...

...I completely covered some chipboard letters with orange glitter.

Thanks for looking!

Big hugs Emma xxx

Hi there, Susan here...

My backing papers are from a Crafters Companion CD called Occasions, all edges have been inked and distressed. The little Autumn leaves have been made using a punch, I then inked them and used glossy accents.

Here is my version of 'Marvin the Bat', he is so cute, and such a dream to colour! I used Pro-Markers to colour him.

These cute realistic pumpkins are from the Crafters Companion CD Occasions. I printed them out and trimmed them.

These scary looking bats are also from the CD Occasions, I used glossy accents to make them come 'alive'.

Thank you for looking.

Love Susan xxx

We are entering these cards into the following challenges:-


  1. wow gorgeous

  2. Oh wow oh wow oh wow. What gorgeous creations. Love the purple version but they are both fab.

  3. Wow, you both made gorgeous card! I've got to say I love the little spider, he's soooo cute!

  4. Wow ladies I love both of your cards, Love the colours, layouts and embellishments! Marvin is soooo cute and I love the colours you have chosen for him!!!! Hugs xoxo Peta

  5. Wonderful cards girls!
    Hugs Anneke

  6. Marvin is such a cutie... I think I prefer him in purple...

  7. both gorgeous, my fave is Marvin in purple though x

  8. Love both your cards! they are too cute:-) really nicely done girls

  9. Ladies, both your cards are wonderful. Great job showcasing Marvin!

  10. the both card's are adorable,super gr anja

  11. These cards are all gorgeous!!! (I don't know why, but I had to open up internet explorer to be able to comment....Your comment box wasn't working with Mozilla Firefox browser).

  12. oh my hun
    what an great details on your cards
    just perfect and love it
    hugs angelique

  13. Two super Marvin card Girls.


  14. ooooooooo i like your halloween cards
    cant wait for more...............

  15. Both cards are wonderful! Dont you think that purple and orange are such wonderful colours!.. but you have to love the BAT!.. he is soo cute

  16. Your cards both turned out great. Lovely job, ladies.

  17. I love your great Halloween cards and Marvin is so so cute and you have both colored him so nice!!
    Hugs Wenche :0)

  18. These are gorgeous! I love them both.

  19. great card i just love what you have done using him xx

  20. beautiful work, ladies! Emma, I just LOVE the purplish-grey you've done Marvin in.

  21. Course we don`t mind! But you can enter both cards in different entries so that you can each be entered into the draw that random.org chooses for us.
    I love your cards! Your image is sooo cute! I love it! and Holloween is so close! can`t wait! Thank you for playing with us over at PFOP and good luck! x

  22. Mam and Emma these two cards are great.
    Marvin is adorable and you both have really showcased him well in your individual styles.
    All papers are gorgeous. Emma I love the bunting you made and Mam your leaves are very autumnal and halloween-y!!
    You've both done fantastic jobs xxx

  23. These are both gorgeous cards. It is so fun to see you using similar things and coming up with completely different cards. Thanks for jointly entering Cupcake! xx

  24. Hi Emma & Susan! What a great digi you've used, I just love that little bat (he reminds me of my cat lol)! Fabulous Halloween cards, I love the details too! Makes me want to do a halloween card now! Thanks for joining us a Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)


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