Saturday, September 3, 2011

Go ahead... eat it... I dare you

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...

Uh oh, it looks like we may have a certain little witch stalking us... Hilda is back and this time she comes bearing "gifts". The noxious fumes coming from her bubbling cauldron are hard not to wince away from but the smell doesn't seem to bother Hilda in the least as she explains how hurt she was by our sudden departure last night. She worried that perhaps forcing us to do a nose dive into the dirt during our first meeting had left a bad impression so she went home to whip us up a batch of her super special Malevolent Morsels as an apology. And how could we possibly refuse? Considering that they are very tricky to make and a slight mishap in the kitchen even left her hair a new shade of green, the least we can do is accept.
Before we can come up with a polite way to decline her offer, Hilda's bat friend, Vlad, joins the exchange and is quite insistent that we take a bite. Luckily, we still have a few of those chocolates that Joe Joe gave us and with a some slight of hand it looks like we each tasted Hilda's candy. Her look of excited anticipation quickly turns to confusion and she stomps away mumbling something about not having enough 'eye of newt' in this batch.

I don't think I want to know what she was expecting to happen so we should probably inspect this candy very carefully...

The Hilda and Vlad candy kit includes; one Sweet November Hilda and Vlad rubber stamp, nine 6x6 sheets of The Girls' Paperie, Authentique and Pink Paislee papers, 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.
Well I'm thinking that we've had enough adventures in this strange place and with that storm brewing off in the distance we had best be heading home soon. I know a short cut out of here, it does run right through a graveyard but if we want to avoid the thunder, lightening and rain it is our only option. Lets all hold hands as we make our way through, we don't want to accidentally leave anyone behind. Wow, whoever is behind me sure has some cold hands... EEEEEK! Where did this mummy come from?!
He chuckles fiendishly and introduces himself as Mumford. We must still look a bit startled by Mumford's sudden appearance because he tells us to chillax and not be wound so tight... easier said than done in this place. Apparently he is out looking for his pet raven, Nevermore, who has a tendency to wander off whenever a storm approaches and the static electricity builds in the air. Mumford asks if we have come across his pal during our travels and even though we have seen a lot of strange things these past few days, a pet raven isn't one of them. So he bids us farewell as he continues on his search, loose bandages trailing behind.

The first few droplets of rain begin to fall and that means we really need to get a move on. But just as we reach the edge of the cemetery and find our path home some candy also falls down from the sky. We look up and there sits the raven, Nevermore, just look at what he has brought us...
The Mumford candy kit includes; one Sweet November Mumford the Mummy rubber stamp, nine 6x6 sheets of Bella Blvd Too Cute to Spook 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... the official release date for all of September's new stamps over at ATS is September 8th!
Time to shuffle on over to the Sweet November Gals' blogs for a dose of intoxicating inspiration! Today Leanne is joining Nancy and Rachel and their cards are sure to enchant!

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 folks, that's a 'wrap' on our September SN previews. I hope that you had a frightfully fun time meeting all of the new Sweet November characters joining us this month!

Supply list (Hilda and Vlad):
cardstock- Bazill and Copic X-Press It
paper- The Girl's Paperie (Toil & Trouble), Pink Paislee (stripe)
stamps- Sweet November (Hilda and Vlad), CC Designs (Mermaid Laugh bubbles), A Muse (jars)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox black pigment
Fiskars border punch
Divine Twine
Martha Stewart candy sticker
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers: skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, W1, W3, W5, E04
hair- YG03, YG17, YG67
eyes- YG97
clothes- T5, T7, T9, YG01, YG03, YG67, V06, V09, BV29, YR04, YR09, YR18, E81, 0, C5, C7, C9
vlad- W5, W7, W9, YG00
jars- V000, 0

Supply list (Mumford):
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Bella Blvd (Too Cute to Spook)
stamps- Sweet November (Mumford the Mummy), AmyR (Ghostly Greetings), Inkadinkado (Epitaphs)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox black pigment
Divine Twine
Making Memories felt raven
Kaiser Craft pearl
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E70, E71, E04
eyes- BV25
clothes- W0, W1, W3
tombstones- T0, T1, T3



91 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

I love the scene's you've created, especially Hilda's jars. Gorgeous cards and fab new stamps.

kris said...

Oh i love Hilda!! she is just darling cute!!! Mumford is a cutie too wrapped up in love... =D

Leanne said...

Hi Amy!
O my goodness! You can spin a tale like no other!! And the images it creates in my mind come back tenfold when I see your cards. You totally rocked this months images and I am so in love with them and your Halloween themed cards. Gorgeous and creative. Just like you. Mahalo again for letting me be a part of this release. Hugs my friend and Happy Saturday!
:)

Patricia said...

I love it too omg i love all of them =P

Trina said...

What a cute story to go with these fiendishly adorable cards!

Larisa said...

Oh, they are cute so much! I want them all! Fantastic!!

Hlora said...

Very cute cards! Great kits too! Love them!))

Юлика said...

Mumford is great ! :)

Susan said...

I totally {heart} Hilda and Vlad!
Susan xxox

Cindy H. said...

Oh my goodness, this has got to be the best Halloween candy ever!!! Not only do you get these fabulous little characters but also your hand colored cards! Love the stories you've concocted - so very delicious :)

Viktoriya said...

Postcards are very beautiful!

tina said...

great cards,love it

CraftyLoops said...

Heehee, Amy what a fantastic story teller you are. I love Momford the mummy. Such fantastic cards. Love them both. Lee xx

Janine said...

ooooo how sweet
twinkling eyes again

Perfect Crafts said...

Gorgeous cards!
Hugs,
Justyna x

Erin said...

So stinkin cute!

Diaan said...

Lovely and creepy... as are the others!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Fabulous creations dear.

Света Архипова said...

Very interesting! Thanks for chance to win!
Sveta Arhipova

corry'kaart said...

hoi amy
begint altijd al te lachen als ik je verhaal zit te lezen en dan van die prachtige kaarten maken,helemaal geweldig en dan ook nog een snoepje toe. het kan allemaal niet op:-))
groetjes van corry

Julia Velásquez said...

Great cards! sooo cutee, I´d love to have one of your cards!

I left comments on all the blogs.

Fingers crossed!

Thanks

Rosa-kreattiva said...

davvero bellissime questa card di halloween buon fine settimana rosa.kreattiva

Tanya said...

Lovin' these halloween stamps!! great job Amy!

Nancy Thomas said...

Both cards are incredibly fun and well designed. These characters really come to life with your drawing and coloring. It's been anothr fabulous release!

Kelly Booth said...

Soooooo Stinkin CUTE!!!! I especially LOVE the mummy....just darling!!!!

Peggy said...

Absolutely adorable!! I love them both but the mummy is so stinkin cute!

Jacilynn said...

oh no! these are too too cute! i LOVE THEM

Dora said...

Awww how cute these are Amy, definitely too cute too spook ha ha , love them both xxx

angie ashuk said...

Great cards...and I love the back story :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Another cute story, you are so blessed Amy! Luv both cards, they are awesome, great images and layouts on both of them...

SannaS said...

beautiful cards!!! mumford is awesome!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Love both the cards,mumford is so cute!
hugs
Doreen

Queen B said...

I LOVE that Hilda stamp and the Bella Blvd paper you used it so cute!

Sussie said...

Your cards are sooo cute! Love them!
Have a great weekend!
Susan Lotus

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG I just woke up late!!!! And had to rush to computer to see what Awesome preview you had to show us today!!! Cuteness galore. LOVE both of these new cuties!!! Great Job Amy!!! Hugs,
Heidi Brawley

Carisa said...

aww, love these new stamps! i don't know what i love more - the stamps or the cute background stories for each character?! it's def a tie. :D

BishopsMommie said...

these are the cutest creepers I have ever seen, love the funess that you do with them!!

Jenny said...

I just love your storytelling! Cute stamps!

squiggle7 said...

Another wonderful pair of cards. Love love love that mummy!

scraphappy4067 said...

Love the stories and the cards you have created the last couple of days!!...Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

theCook said...

Wow! Love Hilda and Vlad!!!

Mimi said...

Hilda is so cute with her cauldron!and Mumford is just adorable with his unraveling bandages! Love the new releases and your stories makes them even more irresistable! AWESOME Amy!! ;)

Just Me said...

I'm loving all the new release sneak peeks!

Shazza said...

more fabulous cards, Mumford is sooooo cute x

Craftyanny said...

oh these are fab, cute, cute, cute
Anne x

hilogurl87 said...

Love the story and the cards! So cute! The candy on hildas card look delicious! :-)

Tfs and the chance to win great candies!
Lei

Tanya said...

These are darling! I love Mumford!!!

Tracy said...

These are so great. The mummy is adorable. Love all all the extras to make such cute scenes on the cards.

♥Rach♥ said...

LOVE the fun bubbles and jars with Hilday and that piece of candy is just such a cute idea! Great scene with Mumford, though I must say that the twine may detract from the creepiness of the raven ;0)

Janine said...

WOW both of these cards are sooo stinking cute! Love these cute new stamps too!
Janine Allen

Sarabeth said...

the mummy scene is great! thanks for sharing these awesome sneak peeks and for the wonderful story :)

sarabeth

Creepy Glowbugg said...

ACK! I am in love!!! This is my time of year and I am loving all the new images that are emerging from their crypts for the holiday!!!

Lydie said...

tres jolie carte,bravo

Betsy said...

Love your story and these Halloween stamps!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Loving all the new stamps. Your witch card rocks. I want to take it home with me. :)

gobeagirl said...

Amy your Sweet November Stamps are indeed SWEET! I just love little Hilda and Vlad. Her eyes are just so adorable and I think that from looking at Vlad's eyes her has been sniffing a little too much of Hilda's cauldren. lol... Too cute! As for Mumford I just have to ask who wouldn't love this little Mummy? I think that you have done such and awesome job with Mumford's eyes. I just love it. Hope you are having a great start to your weekend. Hugs, Lisa

yvon said...

Two beatuful cards, love those images and so super colord. Beautiful.
Hugs, Yvon

Mary said...

Omg they are so cute, great cards.

elena said...

Oh I love Hilda!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kim Y. said...

I love how each of your cards tells a story! You are simply amazing, Amy! These are super aodrable Halloween images!

RiNNE said...

May I suggest that on your spare time that you please write a book?? Your stories are as magnificent as these cards are so cute!! I love how your cards could be pages of that book! Hilda and Mumford are adorable! And you've managed to find the perfect papers and embellies for them!

Kimberly said...

OMG!!! i love these kits...super super cute images...perfect for my style of halloween...thanks for the chance to win...
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super cute image! great cards, thanks for the chance to win.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wowie wow Amy!!!!

Annette said...

I love that little mummy.... so cute..

k.oconnor1302 said...

Once again, great story and great cards...thanks for offering this giveaway!

inbar said...

great cards - love hilda.
thanks for the chance to win.
inbar (from israel)

ChickieChirps said...

Oooh! My favourite yet! I am in love with Mumford and Hilda is so cute!

Arabella

superdidine said...

These cards are very pretty

Angie said...

I am loving your candies, but I think I love your stories even more! And the names you give your characters are simply perfect!

Francy said...

Wonderful card Amy I love these stamps ! Hugs Francy

Bloesemfee said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win such great thingies.

*Successful* said...

Remarkable cards. You very beautifully paint stamps. Thanks for chance to win.

Germezida said...

you really really want to get a piece of candy)))

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

So adorable! Thanks for the chance! Maybe I'll be lucky since it's my birthday today. haha. :)

SandieD said...

Oh so gorgeous Amy. Too cute indeed.

Cara said...

These stamps are too adorable to be scary. You did an amazing job creating both spooky scenes...love them both!!

Lana said...

Such cute images! Your cards are so sweet! Lana Cisinski

Lorraine said...

wow these two cards are fab i adore the new stamps a must have this halloween too xx

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crafterGM said...

Every time I come back you have another amazing cards. I will eat candy anytime. Thanks Gloria M

Georgei said...

like that saying I would eat to
like your card thank for showing and a awsome candy

Gloria said...

Love the Halloween stamps. Your designs are awesome.

donna mikasa said...

Your new Halloween cuties are so adorable, Amy! They each have unique personalities and I love their names!

Serina said...

haha, the mummy one is so adorable!

Michele L. said...

Hi Amy,
This mummy i simply adorable! She's way too cute and i just love your coloring

Lau W said...

I love your works again and again, these stamps are cuuute again :-))
Thank you for the chance to win !
xxx

k.oconnor1302 said...

Love how you make the scenes on your cards....thanks for having these giveaways...and tfs!

Raven said...

I absolutely love Halloween and your cards and great tales do not disappoint! Thanks so much for sharing and giving us the opportunity to win some great candy!

Shirley N said...

Both images are so adorable Amy, I love their big eyes and sweet round faces! Sooooo cute, love your card designs too! Fabulous Halloween release Amy!

jeanne girl said...

Your witch card is totally "bewitching"!!!