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October Challenge: Halloween!

Halloween Challenge

Hi All!

Welcome to the October Challenge! I really don’t make a lot of Halloween cards, so I’m really looking forward to doing more for this challenge.

The last day to submit your entry is Wednesday, October 31st, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Thursday, November 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Your card should be in the theme of Halloween.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

Today’s card is really simple and easy to make:


It’s very hard to get a good photo with the black and the sparkliness of it. I used the Simon Says Stamp Repeating Circles die, which makes these windows very aligned with no effort! But, you could of course repeat a circle die yourself or use a punch. I feel like punches aren’t as popular anymore, but I really do think they are so useful!

Fill your circles with whatever you have on hand – pumpkins, witch hats, bats, ghosts, or even skulls.

I jazzed up my spiders with Black Sparkle embossing powder and my candy corn with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. Here is a close-up:


Have fun with the theme this month… I can’t wait to see your cards!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Black panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Copic sketch markers used: YR04, Y15

SSS Repeating Circles
SSS Repeating Circles
Got Candy? Stamps
Got Candy? Stamps
SSS Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat
Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
Black Sparkle Powder
Wink of Stella, Clear
Wink of Stella, Clear
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

2018 October Challenge Entries » 2018 October Challenge Entries


  1. wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 1:45 pm


    Wow, you got a lot of sparkle from your Wink of Stella pen. I wonder if I need a new one, mine has way less sparkle and it’s not that old. Love the card.

    • wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 2:54 pm


      Me too! I’ve been working on Christmas cards and where I put the Wink of Stella doesn’t really stand out like I want.

    • wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 10:14 pm


      Hi Dolores. It is a brand new pen – I just opened it. 🙂

  2. wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 1:50 pm


    I so look forward to your posts. It’s been necessary to binge watch your tutorials lately, and I am loving all of them. Hope you are all well in your house.

    • wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 10:13 pm


      Thank you Diana! Yes, all is good with the house! Thank you for asking. 🙂

  3. wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 1:51 pm


    I just sent several Halloween cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids. Sadly (at least for me), this challenge theme is a month too late. 😿 I was wondering if we could make cards to send in for the foster kids you give cards to? I know I could just get a head start on next year’s SAS4Kids donation, but I would have to hang on to them until at least next summer. At any rate, I might go ahead & do 1 or 2 for the challenge this month. I do love how your card came out! You do CAS so well, Darlene, and you got the coloring on the candy corns spot on. Even the spiders you stamped don’t give me the heebie-jeebies. LOL Thanks so much for sharing! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 10:12 pm


      Hi Andrea. I’m afraid there won’t be enough time for mailing, sorting, and distributing to the kids before Halloween. I think it’s probably better to make some for donating next year. Or maybe mail some to your local children’s hospital?

  4. wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 3:00 pm


    Very cute card! I love the black sparkle embossing. I bought that embossing powder but haven’t used it yet. I started working on my Halloween cards last week. Almost done!

  5. wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 5:03 pm


    I am kicking myself for not ordering the “got candy” stamp set a couple weeks ago and now it’s gone. 🎃 Such a cute card Darlene.

  6. wrote on October 1st, 2018 at 9:53 pm


    Halloween in the US is great. I have fond memories of driving through cornfields with red barns and pumpkins stacked on the road for sale, then stopping to buy jams and drink apple cider. Ah! Heaven!!! But it’s not quite the same in Australia even though it is starting to take off here. Your card was just adorable and I love the SSS Repeating Circles Dies. It is on my Wish List to include in my next SSS order.As for the Wink of Stella pen, I find that some are more glittery than others. If I shake mine before use though, it seems to make it much more glittery.

  7. wrote on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:42 am


    Very cute card and I like the circle die as well. I must look into that also.

  8. wrote on October 4th, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Karen L K

    What a cute card! Love those sparkly candy corns.

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