Thursday, September 1, 2011

Don't take candy from strangers...

and these new characters are definitely a bit strange... though their candy is quite sweet as you will see! ;)

Just beyond Sweet November Land, deep within a dark and twisty wood, there is a place where you will find haunted houses, creepy castles and mad scientist labs galore. This spooky village is inhabited year round by a host of quirky characters that are both a little sweet and a little sour. The only time that they venture out into our world is on that one special night of October 31st. It is then that they can blend in with the crowds of innocent trick-or-treaters and play mischief on all they meet.
So light up a jack o' lantern and hold it high as we cautiously trek on into the woods to see who we can find...

Just outside of the first ramshackle little haunted house we come to, we are greeted by a whole host of wide eyed jack o' lanterns. At first it looks as if the house is empty but then a curly haired bundle of spiderwebs and magic charms comes bounding out the door with a quick "hi-hello"! Her wide eyes don't miss a thing as she quickly introduces herself as Hazel the witch. She reaches out a hand to shake but as she does so a big fuzzy spider scurries up her arm then up to the brim of her hat. I think you must have looked a bit taken aback because Hazel quickly dismisses our worry by letting us know that it is only her friend Webster and he doesn't bite... much...
She offers for us to join her inside and 'sit a spell' but something about her mischievous grin says that perhaps we best keep moving. Who's to say that Webster wasn't an innocent traveler like ourselves once? ;)

Very quickly check out Hazel's candy before we leave...

The Hazel and Webster candy kit includes; one Sweet November Hazel and Webster rubber stamp, nine 6x6 sheets of My Mind's Eye Blackbird paper, small Studio G acrylic sentiment stamps, Prima flowers and e.line pearls and gems, ribbon, twine, buttons, decorative stick pins, four envelopes, four card blanks and my card.
In the next clearing, up on a hill, the silhouette of a large castle looms in the moonlit sky. One can only wonder who might call such an imposing fortress home? I dare you to be the first to knock on that large oak door... double dare ya!

KNOCK. KNOCK. KNOCK. Nothing!

Brrrrr... did it get colder all of a sudden? Wait! Whats that? Eeek! Ghosts! But they don't seem to be flying after us, no they are being driven out of the castle by a crazy little vampire!
As the last spirit disappears into the night the vampire turns his attention to us, "More trespassers?"
We quickly explain that we are simply travelers passing through and this seems to appease the vampire called Thurston. He in turn tells us how he is in a never ending battle to keep the local free-loading spooks and specters out of his castle... just when he thinks that he has gotten rid of them all the ghosts simply re-appear! Thurston insists that it is all quite maddening but I suspect he would miss the game and the company if they ever truly disappeared. ;)
As if on cue we see a small ghost trying to slip down a chimney and Thurston quickly excuses himself before turning into a bat and flying up after his 'foe'.

But it looks like he left some candy behind, take a look...
The Thurston candy kit includes; one Sweet November Thurston rubber stamp, nine 6x6 sheets of Making Memories Toil & Trouble paper, small Studio G acrylic stamp set, Prima flowers and e.line pearls and gems, ribbon, twine, buttons, decorative stick pins, four envelopes, four card blanks and my card.

All you have to do for a chance to win the candy is leave a comment on this post. If you link to the candy on your own blog that is great and much appreciated but not a requirement... I want everyone to be able to play along. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. I will ship the candy anywhere in the world so everyone is encouraged to play! :)

The candies will stay open through Sunday, September 4th and I will announce the winners on Monday, September 5th. And don't forget... Sunday night is now the official release date for all of September's new stamps over at ATS!


Alrighty, I'm sure that you are bewitched by Hazel and thirstin' for some more Thurston inspiration so hop on over to the Sweet November Gals' blogs for loads of frightfully fun cards! Today Leanne is joining Nancy and Rachel and I promise that you won't want to miss a single card!
Once again... instead of using random generator I will be printing out names and tossing them in a hat SO if you leave comments for the SN gals on their blogs, you will get an extra name in the hat for each one that you do... this will up your chances of winning the candy... fun, fun, fun! :)


Well that's it, day one of our September SN previews has totally drained me, LOL!
I hope you have enjoyed the first of our new Halloween fiends... oops, I mean friends and come back tomorrow to meet two more. :)

Supply list (Hazel):
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Blackbird)
stamps- Sweet November (Hazel and Webster), AmyR (Ghostly Greetings)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox black pigment
The Twinery twine
Sakura clear glaze and stardust glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, RV95, W3, W5
hair- C5, C7, C9
eyes- YG95
clothes- T5, T7, T9, YG00, YG21, YG03, E81, 0, BG34, BG 49, BG18
webster- N3, N5, N7
jack o'lantern- Y35, Y38, YR04, YR18, E07, E44, E47

(thurston)
cardstock- Bazill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Making Memories (Toil & Trouble)
stamps- Sweet November (Thurston the Vampire), Martha Stewart (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox black pigment
Making Memories Spook Alley twine and felt ghost
brads
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E70, E71, E04, R20
hair- T5, T7, T9, 110
eyes- E09
clothes- C5, C7, C9, R37, R39, R46, E18, BV23, BV25, BV29, E81, 0


97 comments:

Юлика said...

Such a nice story :) Thank you Amy

Света Архипова said...

Magical! Thanks for the chance to win!
Sveta Arhipova

theCook said...

I love them, so cute! That felt ghost is a must!!!

Patricia said...

Omg they are super cute I love it you are super creative thanks for the story and your cards are amazing as always =P.Thanks for the chance to win those amazing stamps

purpleprincess2007 said...

Have u ever thought of writing stories as a job? Great post and fab candy! Thanks for the chance! xx cara xx

SannaS said...

superfabulous cards!!! Thurston is sooooo scary!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Neha Jain said...

ohh..thats nice...

thanks for chance to win

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG they are soooo darn cute. love your cards! I am a Huge Halloween Fan!!
Hugs!
Heidi Brawley

Germezida said...

Incredible beauty! Very like it)

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, these are waaaayyyy cute! I love them! And I loved your story too, awesome!!

Susan said...

Too cute Amy! Love them! Gorgeous cards and fabulous character introductions.
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

angie ashuk said...

cute story. And I love Thurston :)

Nancy Thomas said...

I always love the stories behind your characters. Both cards are as inventive as the images.

Світлана said...

How interesting story!

tina said...

they are fantastic! love it

Leanne said...

Hi Amy,
O should definitely consider writing a book or two or three! A terrific story with so much detail. Love both of your cards and I love that cute little ghost. Fantastic! :)

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy, you are killing me! :D I love them both, and I was never a Halloween person until about 12 years ago. lol. I love Hazels HUGE EYES! She is so sweet and so is Webster. Who doesn't love a cute vampire? I think Thurston is awesome! I also love that you have colored his cape in your fantastic way. Hugs, Lisa

margie c said...

Eeek! They're both SO cute!!! Thurston will be my new 'Edward', hee hee! and I just looove the lil stories that you come up with! I always read them to my boys, they loved this one the 'mostest'!
Thanks much!
hugs, margie

Златина Иванова said...

Fantastic .... Thank you, that I could attend ..
Hugs!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

These are both so adorable! I am in love with Hazel, and she is so cute with those papers, I need them all!

THERESA said...

Both cards are super, but comes to life through reading the story,eeeeeeekkkkkk, lol, got a bit scared there myself........hehehe
lotsa luv

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Another fabulous release! So awesome! :) Love it all!

{VICKI} said...

cute story
Thanks 4 the chance 2 win

Janine said...

I love your stories you have for these cuties! Your cards are very Spooky creative too! Would love to win these for Halloween card making time! Thanks!
Janine Allen

Creations by Shirl said...

Ohh Amy you are a fabulous story teller and as fabulous as your cardmaking... You are one magnificent person! Luv both of those cards, and yummy on those trick or treat candies too!

Sussie said...

Lovely cards!

ChickieChirps said...

Lols Amy! They are adorable and you are a fabulous story teller! Gorgeous cards!

Arabella

Mimi said...

Amy, they are so cute! As I read your stories, I can imagine all the details come to life! Fabulous cards! Cant wait to see more tomorrow! ;)

Cindy H. said...

I enjoyed reading the stories just as much as seeing these wicked cute images and your fabuloous coloring!! Wow, you are just so darn talented!!!

Betsy said...

Awwww ... they're so cute! Thanks for the chance to win this great candy!! Happy Halloween!

scraphappy4067 said...

Your stories were very entertaining!!...made me chuckle!!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

corry'kaart said...

wat een geweldig mooie en spannende kaarten en je verhaal was echt grappig!
ik hoop dat buitenlanders ook mee mogen doen want deze candy is helemaal geweldig mooi!
groetjes van corry

corry'kaart said...

wat een geweldig mooie en spannende kaarten en je verhaal was echt grappig!
ik hoop dat buitenlanders ook mee mogen doen want deze candy is helemaal geweldig mooi!
groetjes van corry

Michella Souza said...

So Cute! I love vampires...rsrs

Kisses from Brasil

♥Rach♥ said...

As usual, you blow me away! These are so fun, what great colors, embellishments and ideas, love the new spooky crew!

Jenny said...

My my my, you've been a busy lady! Really cute images!

Evy said...

Your stories were great! And i'm loving the cards.... Like I always do ;-)

Evy

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Lol! What fun cards! She looks so sweet and he's so funny!

Mary said...

Me encanta, Amy youre so good!

ann marie said...

love the cards , thanks for the chace to win

k.oconnor1302 said...

On top of your amazing cards you always tell the best stories to go along with them....

Thanks for offering this. Love the cards and loving Thurston...

Berenice R. said...

So adorable! :)

Diaan said...

Creepy story with creepy images! Love them! Another great candy and love that you give everyone a chance to win.

Good luck with your next project.

Jacilynn said...

oh wow! what sweet halloween images!

squiggle7 said...

What super cute little sets! Love the story and the cards you've made with them :)

Emma

Gloria said...

Love your imagination, talent & everything Amy. I visit your blog daily just to get inspiration.

Lorraine said...

wow your cards are so good i love them and wow what fantastic candies too thanks for the chance huni xx

Erin said...

I love the look on your vampires face, to cute.

Danni said...

These are fun!! Great cards and as always, I love reading your post!!

p.s. I can't stand it..I finally was able to order a couple fairwees!!!

You're awesome, you know that right? I just love your stamps and your work!!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Love the witch!! So cute. Fabulous cards!!

Sugar said...

Too cute! I would love to win!!

Caroline said...

Great cards - and these gifts are great too! I just bought two halloween stamps today! Never thought I'd be making halloween cards11

CraftyLoops said...

LOL Amy, what a fantastic little spooky story. You have a fantastic imagination. Your cards are amazing, the wee characters are terrific looking. Your posts are really brilliant, I love coming over to read your next instalments. Lee xx

Tina said...

What an amazing post and love, love, love the cards. Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful candy. A card from you would be the best of all!!

hilogurl87 said...

Awesome story. I love the stamps used! Super cutr. Thank you for the chance to win

Annette said...

I am loving all the Halloween cards you have been posting... So so CUTE..

Tanya said...

Great cards as always!! Love the new stamps!

kris said...

These creations are SO cool!! So withcy and fangtastic!! Love, love!!

Serina said...

aw cute!

donna mikasa said...

Spooky cute images, Amy! Love their names, too! Can't wait to see more!

Shirley N said...

So fun and so cute Amy! I love Hazel's big eyes, she's an adorable little witch! And I love how you colored Thurston--great Halloween cards and images Amy!

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! too cute!! they are super duper adorable. you are amazing, girl! love love them both! i am slowly going through your coloring videos. thanks so much for making them! =)

1LuvnMama said...

I vant to say (in a vampire accent), "Vhat a vonderful Halloween release!" :) Oh, the howling has begun! Luv these Amy and luv your imagination . . . what a story!

Isha said...

Both of your cards are stunning. TFS

Doris P. said...

between your coloring and awesome cards & you can write.. ever think of writing a kids book??? LOL it was FUN to read!! awesome colors and such vonderful release you shall have.... whaaaaaaaa.. Doris
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

Larisa said...

Love them a lot!!

Hlora said...

wow! The vampire boy is so funny! Great colouring! The cards are cute as always!

elena said...

Ohhh! Magical! Thanks for the chance to win!
http://lluviatrasloscristales.blogspot.com/

Craftyanny said...

far too cute to spook Amy
Anne x

Rosa-kreattiva said...

buffissimi questi personaggio non potevo certo mancare ciao rosa.kreattiva

connie said...

love your post and cards!

*Successful* said...

Very bright card! I very much like the vampire and especially little a phantom!
Very bright card! I very much like the vampire and especially little a phantom

Kelly Booth said...

Sooooo Flippen Frantastically CUTE!!!

Shazza said...

gorgeous cards, thanks for the candy chance x

Karen said...

So, so, cute. I want each and every one. Thanks for the inspiration

Lilang said...

Nice gift! :)
Blog: http://lilangkrea.blogspot.com/

crafterGM said...

These are such cute cards. and great kit. Thanks Gloria M

Perfect Crafts said...

I am Halloween fan!
Thanks,

Justyna x

Janine said...

OOO I LOVE IT
funny image

Rachel said...

You are the Queen of Candy! So cute!!

micia said...

Thanks for this giveaway.
I put your picture in my sidebar blog

Tracy said...

Love the vampire card, way too cute! Great new stamps!

ann marie said...

cute vampires. love all your card

NarinaNäpertää said...

Ohhh!How cute (^^)... and Magical! Thanks for the chance to win!

<3 Irina

Angie said...

I love your Halloween stamps!!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it's in my favorite season! I would love to win one of these!

Trina said...

I missed these other Halloween cards in Reader... I so love the monster house with your perfectly colored vampire and puffy ghost! I love the crafts at Halloween!

Viktoriya said...

Everything is mysterious and beautiful!

Queen B said...

I love that MME paper and your puffy little ghost! I'm always so inspired by you! Thanks!

Just Me said...

Your stories are so creative...makes me feel a connection to the stamps...gotta have 'em.

Sarabeth said...

i'm catching up and enjoying your story telling sooooooo much! what wonderful cards and again thanks for the chance to win!

xo
sarabeth

RiNNE said...

*snickers*. When I first read your description of the new SN releases, I got a bit scared. You see, I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to ghost and goblins. But your characters are hilarious!! Your coloring is superb and those papers are to die for!!! Love!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

I vant to win these stamps AHH AHH AHH...

superdidine said...

Wahou I love your cards, they are so pretty .

Bloesemfee said...

Thank you for the chance to win this great prize!

Cara said...

I have to say, your vampire card is my favorite of them all. Thurston is trying so hard to be scary, but I can't help but smile when I look at him. And I absolutely love the stories you create to accompany each card!!

Georgei said...

very cute cards like them alot
and what awsome candy thank you

Nikki said...

He's so scary CUTE!!! lol love your card and thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki