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Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Duel : Hallowe'en

 " Trick or treat , smell my feet,  OR  give me something   sweet to eat..."

 ~~~Hello Friends!
It is time to duel and I am a day late (it's also almost 2:00 am here so I guess that, technically,
 I am actually TWO days late!!) So sorry darling peeps...but Life is constantly interfering...

Both the Dazzlers and the Divas were given the following instructions for the October's theme, that my partner Judy and I hosted this duelling round :

"...Share your view on Halloween...

Do you celebrate it? If so, what's your favorite part ?

 (eating candy is NOT an optional

Please share one (or more) of the following suggestions :

a trick, a treat, a recipe, fav. costume, fav. decoration, fun times..etc...

                              HAPPY HALLOWE'EN TO YOU ALL!!

The following are the items I included in the kit  above to all of the Dazzlers:

 Stamps (all from SU) : "Haunting Halloween" (cat, cauldron + 2sentiments)
"Booglie Eyes" (mummy) & "Best Fiend" (sentiment)
D/P :     Wicked Fun (SU); Halloween Characters & Small Dots (both from Michaels)
 Black w/ silver thread (handmade DP from Costco)
Accessories : 'Boot To You' (CB folder) ; 'Black Bat's (Sizzix Die) ; 2 Halloween ribbons (Michaels) ;
1 XLrg orange brad by Elements/Am. Crafts ; sm. spiders from Recollections ; 
pumpkins dimentionals stickers ;  2 sets of Googlie eyes (Dollar store) ;
                                                             'Bootiful' brads from Sprinkles


My favorite part of  Halloween is to see all the little one all dressed up and bundled up in their
ohhhh sooooo cute outfits...Some of the costumes are so darn creative nowdays!!
I do take pictures of all the wee kids that come and knock at the door and of those that are
barely able to walk |( -with their Parents permission of course- and then send those
pictures to my friend Tiziana, overseas, as she always gets a kick to see how the true |Halloween traditions are carried out in North America....
One year I was quite taken back when I answered the door (my lights were no longer on past 8:30 pm) and found myself staring straight into a lady approx. mid thirty!! She was dressed as a gothic bride and went trick or treating!!!!....I couldn't believe either my eyes nor
Then, last year, there was another woman (approx. same age as the first one) that came with two pillowcases with the intention to fill them up for her kids....who stayed home!!!! mmmmmm.....
THAT was quite the 'trick' if U ask me....but hey...I did give her treats as

I often like to decorate my front door and such, for Halloween, and to receive my lil and big guests
all dressed up in costume as well....this year I would kike to go as a piratess....but IF we decide to go as a group ( at work )I voted to go as the Duck Dynasty fellows!
THAT would be such a HOOT!! lol

Have a SAFE and FUN Halloween YA ALL!!!! ♥



:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a cutie patootie card! I like the cute little stamped images and how you did the layout on the card. Fun!

Barb said...

Paola--what a colorful card. I love all of the details and bling and just everything about your card!

Carol W said...

This card is many details, each time I look at it I find another cute thing I missed the first time...Great job my friend and GREAT kit...♥

dweatter said...

Fantabulous! You are so creative I love how you used soooo much of the kit. Love the kitty witch on the moon and the spider hanging down.

Terry Ladwig said...

What a fun card WPS!! You have used soooooo much of the kiy you sent us! Love the way you fussy cut all of the images!

April said...

Great fussy cutting!! I love your Halloween stories....last year we all dressed as witches to take the kids out!! (I no longer take Kyle, but had my wee little great niece with me.)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Test comment....

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Hello Paola!

Cute Spooky card! I love the googly eyes on the mummy!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi my dear DD hostess compatriot! LOVE your kit and your awesome card...Such darling papers, images and embellishments, especially the witchy cat on the broomstick and the googly eyes on the mummy and the creepy spider! So much awesomeness!!!
Oh, my! I don't know how I would react to have a grown-up trick or treating at my door! Too funny and kind of creapy!!
Love sharing hostess duties with you, my friend! It's always a blast and you always have such fun ideas!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I'm so late in getting to your blog, Paola, but wow! The wait was worth it, because this card is absolutely darling! My most favorite part? That adorable little spider!

Your kit was such fun to play with!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Paola, I'm sorry I'm so late getting here to see your adorable card! FUN!!! I love the spider most of all!!!

Your kit was great fun to play with... and yummy, too! ;)

Darlene said...

What a GREAT card, Paola!!! I love the greens that you used - coloring the cat green is brilliant! LOL
I just loved your kit, even though it took me a while to get to creating, your kit made it simple, so many fun items were included that the card just made itself!

Thanks for a great round my friend!

kadie said...

This is tooo much fun! Love every little detail!