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Friday, 15 October 2010

Whimsys - October Blop Hop

If you have arrived from Debbie's Blog you are in the right place - if not, please start at the beginning HERE.

Today sees the Halloween/Fall blop hop, showcasing the fabulous, recently released new digital images from Whimsy Stamps.   With exclusive designs from Crissy Armstrong, Melissa Jenkins ,Katie Sowa and Ann Vento All will be available for download upon completion of purchase. Each download will contain a zip file with 3 versions of the image, a JPEG, TIFF, and PNG all at 300dpi resolution. Images can be flipped, rotated, or resized to fit project needs.

Our blog hop will run until 12 noon EST 22nd October.  Please leave comments along the way as there will be two Mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice.

The Grand winner of the hop, chosen from the very last stop, receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy, and will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for a month ......and why not take part in the Whimsy Monthly challenge, you can read all about it here.

There were some corkers in these recent releases and I was spoilt for choice - again lol!  I finally decided on using not one, not two but SIX digi images for this project!

I decided against a card as we don't really celebrate Halloween to much in the UK.  It is however becoming more popular and this year I'm taking the children "Trick or Treating" and we're having a party at ours afterwards for some of their friends - so invitations and little table decorations were top of my list!!  Here's what I came up with....................

 and in close up....a haunted house, designed myself - and I forgot the chimney (darn lol)

Here I used four Halloween sentiments from Anne Vento's Raindrop Echo range (available HERE).  Aren't they just fab - two form the images in the little windows - PERFECT!!

Just caught on camera is the "Witches Broom" by artist Katie Sowa's Big Hugs range - available HERE.

Next I made a little box shaped house for candy and sweets, decorated with another of Ann's fabulous Halloween sentiments with a brad for the door handle.

I discovered a template HERE for this little box whilst searching the internet.  The roof isn't fixed so you can fill up with treats. These were a HUGE hit with my children (aged 10 and 7) and both creations provoked a resounding "WOW!" from each of them. Its really added to their excitement for hosting their first Halloween Party and we've since had loadsa fun making more together as part of our party preparations.

 Don't forget to leave some love along the way as their will be 2 random blogs chosen among us, these 2 chosen blogs will then pick a winner.

Now you need to head over to Heike's Blog to continue the hop. 

I do hope you like my efforts, thanks for stopping by and good luck.

Mel X


~Denise Lynn~ said...

How CUTE are these! Mel awesome projects! Love the way you've used all the different images too! So creative! :)

Lorraine said...

fab project i love it its so much fun xx

Marjon said...

What a great haunted house,love all the details,the spiders,tickets it all looks fab.

Grtzz Marjon

Anneke said...

Ooh Mel!
This is sooo amazing!!!
Love your halloween set :)
Hugs Anneke

Angela said...

Oh so fun and how clever!!! Super job, Mel. Love this!! hugs, Angela

Vanja said...

Stunning projects, Mel! I love how you used all the images.
Hugs, Vanja

BlackBird said...

It´s perfect BOO!

Sandra said...

Two beautiful projects Mel...and perfect for the Halloween party's,great use of the images :0)...

Have a lovely weekend
Take care
San x

stephanne said...

Hi Mel!! LOVE your project, the merriment of all of those gorgeous images looks perfect, what a positively spooktacular scene you've created!! I am looking forward to creating with you over at Whimsy Stamps!!
hugs, stephanne

Crystal said...

Fabulous Projects Mel!!! So creative and fun!!!!! AWESOME!

joey said...

Mel Hun these are fantastic, oooh those eyes freak me out lol.x

Trexxann said...

Great projects Mel - I'm not surprised the treat box was a hit with the kids!!

Patty said...

What cute and fun projects to make for the kids! Love it!

Marion said...

Oh WoW! These are absolutely fabulous. It's going to be a great night for the kids.

Patricia Garcia said...

Super cute, great idea!!


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful creations Mel love the colouring and gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Debra said...

Awesome projects! TFS

Sharon in Arizona said...

Absolutely adorable - the other kids will love them as well - have a great time trick-or-treating and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

Wonderful projects, they are so full of great details, I love it.

See ya, Nadine

Casper said...

Hiya Melissa,

How are you? I am Casper, Pleased to meet you!

That haunted house looks like my house,With all my relations in the windows & we don't need a chimney as we can pass through the walls! hee hee!

We used to have a Halloween Party every year as hubby's b/day is on Halloween! I call him a witch! hee hee.We still have a cuddly toy that is called Scardy cat got it from Asda & it screetches as its head spins!

Great projects,fantastic detail & a treat for you & the kids!
Now you need a Trick!

I am hopping along now.
Take care
Big Hugs