Sunday, July 28, 2013

Beware of spooks with candy!

It's time to make a side trip back into the deep, dark twisty woods just beyond Sweet November Land. There we will find the place of 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 into the woods to see who we can find...


The hour of twilight nears as an imposing stone castle rises up out of the forest of pine trees before us. After our past experiences I'm hesitant about entering any of the strange abodes in this place but with night falling perhaps we would be safer to get inside. It's cool and dark as we make our way up the tall tower, brushing cobwebs away with each step. Finally we find ourselves in a spacious room overlooking the trees below, the only illumination coming from a group of grinning jack o'lanterns and the full moon outside. Suddenly we hear the sound of wings beating the night air as a tiny bat flits in through the window. Just as quickly as the bat appeared it spins and disappears into a puff of eerie mist only to become a sleek little vampiress. She introduces herself as Tish and she is thrilled to have a new audience to show off her brand new silk cape to because the jack o'lanterns never seem to appreciate her keen fashion sense. We all agree that she looks quite stylish and Tish excitedly explains that she got her new ensemble because her beau, Thurston, is due to arrive soon. She then gives our group another look as if an idea has come to her and she wonders if we might want to join them both for dinner. But the way she keeps eying our necks tells me that this is one dinner we don't want to be a part of. So we quickly decline her invitation as politely as possible and high tail it back downstairs. 
And while Tish is disappointed we can't stay she does have some special Halloween candy to offer one of her new crafty friends... take a look...    
The Tish candy kit includes; one Sweet November Tish rubber stamp, ten 6x6 sheets of October Afternoon Witch Hazel paper, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, ribbon, twine, buttons, wood veneer stars, 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 candy will stay open through Friday, August 2nd and I will announce the winners on Saturday, August 3rd. 

Be sure to fly on over to the Sweet November Gals' blogs next! You will be positively mooning over the cards that Nancy and Tress have created! :) Instead of using random generator I will be printing out names and tossing them in a hat SO if you leave a comment for the SN gals on their blogs, you will get extra names in the hat... this will up your chances of winning the candy. Fun, fun, fun! 

I hope you have enjoyed this first day of Sweet November August previews. We have even more Halloween fun in store tomorrow!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Witch Hazel)
stamps- Sweet November (Vampire Tish), CC Designs (Castle Window), Papertrey Ink (stitches)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox creamy brown
Queen&Co gems
October Afternoon miscellany
sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E0000, E000, E70, E71, E04, R00, W1, W3
hair- T5, T7, T9
eyes- E34, E27, BG000
clothes- R05, R08, E08, E09, C5,C7, C9, E81, W00
scene- W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, BG72, BG70, BG75, BG78, G28, Y0000, Y000, Y00

28 comments:

Tanya said...

oooh love the vampire! definitely a must have to add to the my stamp collection

great design on the card as well

Nancy Thomas said...

You are making me wish I had requested the Castle Window stamp. Such a creative card and Tish is so spooky cute and colored beautifully as always!

Julie D. Richards said...

Oh my gosh, she is so darn cute. Love this little vamp. What awesome candy she offers. Thanks for the chance to win her.

goldie said...

Wow she is so cute!Thanks for the chance!

thebridgeamit said...

wow! what a fun halloween card! your coloring is perfect as always! thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie R/S said...

I absolutely luv this n I now need that castle window stamp lol

jan farnworth said...

Love halloween

Chitra Nair said...

This is really cute... Love it!!!

Anabé said...

It's a creative card and a great design. Thanks for the chance to win this kit.

Betsy said...

Awww ... Tish is such a cute little vampire girl! And I love that background paper you've put her on ~ perfect!
Could you possibly do a video or picture tutorial on how you shade the face to look like it has a nose?
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Nikki said...

Awe so cute love the little vamp girl :)

Kimberly S said...

Adorable! Love to see the female vamp, and of course the little scene is perfect! :) hugs, Kimberly

theCook said...

She looks too cute to be a bad vampire!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is Awesome!!! LOVE Halloween card Amy!!! your card is Fabulous!!!!
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Uta said...

The card looks so great and what a funny image.
Hugs, Uta

Tress said...

Amy this card is beyond adorable! Love the scene you've created. And her hair...I'm so envious!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Awesome not so spooky card Amy! Not a big vampire fan but I love how you did the scene.

Tracy said...

Love the little vampire girl, she is so cute. Great card, love the window on the card.

Anne B. said...

Beautiful work (again!). :)

scraphappy4067 said...

Your card is adorable!!....Love that stamp!!

Linda said...

Adoreable card!

Sunny Sue said...

Oh I love Tish! Your card is fabulous! :)

Bubbli Gurl said...

Whoa!! She is soo amazing! Background is beautiful..

And ofcourse, many thanks for a chance to win the candy!

Sandra said...

Your card is so adoreable!! And your talent is so amazing!! BRAVO!!

Bhawana said...

Love that little girl stamp.

Sunny Sue said...

Tish is so cute! Really reminds me of my niece when she was 6...and toothless...and loved to dress up and play with capes!

:)

Jennifer J said...

I love Tish. I'm really excited for this new release. I love making Halloween cards and this image is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Trista said...

Awesome vampire. LOVE the coloring on the hair!