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.
- Image - Snow is Overrated by Whipper Snapper
- One of my own Freebie Sentiments
- Colouring - Distress Ink Reinkers
- Cardworks Card base
- The Snowman Paper Pad (how apt!)
- The Langton watercolour paper
- Stazon Ink Pad
- Button Twine
- Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White
- Simon's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
- Sweet Stampin' - Shaped Cards
- Live & Love Crafts - Favourite Christmas Colours (pink and aqua - I love pink on xmas cards and aqua for it's frosty feel)