Saturday, 1 November 2014

Welcome to Snowvember !!!

Well, before I move onto today's card, did you all make it safely through Hallowe'en?

All but 2 of my spooky treat pouches were gone by 7.30, and I was about to turn the pumpkin lights off at 8pm when two young witches arrived (one wearing a pink 'hello kitty' cardigan) to take the last two.  We had lots of witches, but also a mummy (although he did expressly tell me several times that he was a male mummy - just so I was sure), a werewolf (who'd lost his mask), Boba Fett (from Star Wars), a pumpkin and a skeleton.

The skeleton shook his treat pouch and asked me whether it contained an X-Box.  Methinks one little character might be a teensy bit disappointed when he opened it, but hopefully he liked the fun sized Mars bar instead.  In contrast, one of the first young witches to arrive was so excited about the treat pouch that she didn't realise there were treats inside, and she nearly burst with excitement to find a Twix fell out.

And as it was Friday, my dad popped over for his long-standing dinner invitation, but by the time he arrived I was already in full flow of 'open the door and shove a treat pouch through it', so he nearly got bag of Maltesers thrown at him.  Then I realised he wasn't in costume!  ;0)

Unfortunately the glow sticks I'd ordered from Amazon for some spooky glow-in-the-dark eyes to put in the bushes didn't arrive in time, so I've got 364 days to make them in time for next year.  But the tombstone I made with a huge box and some crinkled paper and put outside the front door was popular.  Unfortunately mainly popular with snails, who nibbled though the paper wrapping. Hopefully Stazon ink isn't poisonous to snails.

Anyway, for someone who doesn't like Hallowe'en, I enjoy the preparation, although I'm glad it's over now!

So, onto today's creation.  I can't believe how fast October has gone by and it's November already.

And we all know what November means ... without wanting to make you panic ... it's Christmas next month!!!

So to get us all in a Wintry mood, there is a new snowman themed challenge starting today.  You may remember back in September that the lovely Squirrel hosted 'The Great Penguin Challenge'.

Well November is Snowvember, so this month you need to make a snowman themed creation.

The challenge runs for the whole month of Snowvember, and there are some Christmassy prizes on offer for one lucky winner who links up to challenge.

So get your Frosty the Snowman images out and let your creativity flow.  The link and rules are on Squirrel's blog.

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Sarah said...

Such a sweet image Annette, love the pretty colours you have chosen too. I applaud you for your Halloween efforts, sounds like you had a busy night although your Dad could have made an effort!! xx

Janette van Otterlo said...

What a lovely card. Love the colours blue and pink together!
Grtz Janette

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous card today just loving the image. Thanks for the great Halloween story really enjoyed reading it Love and hugs Carole x

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, your Halloween tale did make me smile, especially at the thought of a little witch bursting with excitement, and poor ol' dad too having confectionery thrown at him, lol! Loving this snowman, his face is so sweet, and as always you have used the most gorgeous colours. Stunning my friend. Hugs xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sounds like you had a fun Halloween! I got a kick out of reading about your evening! Your Snowvember card is fabulous - I love snowmen!

Christine L said...

So glad your halloween treats went down well... but no wonder cos they were fab! And I did smile at your tale about the callers!

Loving this snowman card... an image I may have to treat myself too! Gorgeous delicate colouring... perfect!

Christine x

thecraftycavalier said...

Oooh, this is totally fabulous Annette! Stunning colours and I love this image - never seen it before! Ahh, love your Halloween tale - I just love Halloween :-) Apologies for not visiting you in an age - the last few weeks have been dreadful. You sounded to have had a great birthday - a very very belated happy birthday from me. Biggest of hugs, Jayne x

Carol S. said...

I just adore snowmen but they have to look right to me. I don't like ugly ones and yours is gorgeous. Love the pastel colouring. Sounds like you had an interesting Halloween evening. It's my son-in-laws birthday and for the first time I did him a halloween themed card. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Annette! super darlin card..I so luv the pastel snowman...very sweet! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Elise said...

hehehehe .. Annette sounds like you had a fun Halloween night passing out the goodies and seeing their costumes! :) I giggled about the character who thought his treat was an x-box! hahahahahah!! Kids are so funny!

Well, I love this cute darling snowman, and the pretty pastels you've used for her! .. This is just so BEAUTIFUL!

Big Hugs,

Wedgie said...

Fab card Annette, love your cute image!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Cass said...

Fantastic card.Love the image.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous! Just love that image!

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


Sandra Mathis said...

Great choice of colours; aqua is perfect for this snowy and frosty look. Beautiful soft colouring. Thanks for joining LLC.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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