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.
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!
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
October Afternoon miscellany
sharpie white marker
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