Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Hauntingly, Magical Celebration Begins...


Are you ready for a magical celebration?


If you aren't ready for Halloween just quite yet,
this party will get you there in no time!
I am so glad to be participating in the Halloween Party being sponsored by
A Fanciful Twist.


After you read through my posts, I hope you will 'hop on your broom and fly over' to A Fanciful Twist where the party actually begins...a complete list of participants awaits you there and if I were you, I would plan on getting a nice cup of whatever 'brew' is your favorite and settle in to
enjoy the party.


These fun projects are from a Halloween series I have been working on using a number of the wonderful clip art pieces I recently received from
Kris Dickinson
at A Nostalgic Halloween.
My Mind's Eye Spider's Web and Bo-Bunny Gift of Love pattered papers and die cuts really make these pictures come to life, don't they?! The stamps used are from Studio G. I did feel it necessary to give each of our witches a little bling with a small rhinestone on their hats. As miss kitty oversees the coven, they may be a bit jealous of her rhinestone collar.


I really hope you enjoyed your visit to The Open Window.

For my regular followers, pop on over to The Play Date Cafe Designer Sandi's blog...she did a terrific interview with yours truly for her Friday Morning Clutch and I would love for you say hello! Check out her other interviews from past weeks while you're there.
It's a great way to get to know other creative bloggers.

Beginning Monday...I will be giving some little 'hints' as to the contents of our BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY. There is still time for you to get in on it. Just grab the 'I Play at The Play Date Cafe' button over on the right, place it on your blog with a link to my blog and leave me a comment to let me know. I hope those who do will plan to play along with us as our challenges begins Thursday, October 22nd...go on...get yours now!

93 comments:

ElegantHobbies said...

They're gorgeous... They are truly one of a kind.. Have a great day..

Vanessa said...

Beautiful cards! Love the vintage images!! Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Vanessa

CelticWoman said...

Julie, love love the spider web on the tag and those photos are hilarious, great job, wonderful cards. Hugs

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

beedeebabee♥ said...

Morning Miss Julie! I love your Halloweeny things, especially those dotted pumpkins, and that blinged up kitty!! As usual, your cards are gorgeous! Hugs, Paulette ;)

CityGirl GoneCountry said...

Morning! Thanks for sharing i just love your halloween blog......very nice! Have a great saturday:)

Cassandra said...

What a wonderful blog! Your creations are splendid! Thanks so much for stopping by!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Cassandra

Christine Edwards said...

Beautiful cards to celebrate with. Happy Haunting this weekend.

Sandi Van Winkle said...

Love the party and the blog. Thanks for inviting me to join you.

http://vanwinklesart.blogspot.com/2009/10/welcome-to-spiders-ball.html

Hauntingly Yours...

Autumn said...

Beautiful creations! I'm thrilled to see your paper doll! I placed one in my banner for this event!
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~Autumn Clark

katehutchesonphotography said...

Love the decorations- what a great party!

Autumn said...

Hi Julie! To clarify my post, I was trying to say that I love seeing your paper doll art in the card you have shown in this post. I too played with some paper dolls and created my blog banner with one of Catherine Moore's spooktacular stamps. :) Anyway, it was fun to come back for a second visit! Enjoy the day.
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~Autumn Clark

priscilla cerda said...

Hello my pretties!
Just flying in to see the festivities! Looks like a bloody ol’ time! Off I go with my broom! Vrrrooom!
Visit my party@:
www.comicreliefpris.blogspot.com

laterg8r said...

great card - love it sooo much :D

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)
http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Halloween to you! Love all the vintagey witches & paper! Looks like a lot of fun! :)

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Greetings Deary! You've conjured up a spooky Party post Here!

Won't you drop by for some tea & cake

WUGS(Witchy Hugs) & a wish...'May Magic Rage in Your Little Heart Forevermore'
Rainey

lori vliegen said...

hi julie!! love your spooky artwork....and there's nothing better than a kitty with bling!! :))

Sarah said...

Oh delightful pics and what a lovely party! Thank you so for having me!! Thank you do for flying by mine!!! Happy Halloween, Sarah

Maggi said...

Wowow, I love these projects! Happy Halloween!

Chrisy said...

Gorgeous decor here at your Halloween party! Thank you for your hospitality! Please come visit at my party for more treats....if you haven't flown in already!

bluemuf said...

Julie, I love your Halloween projects.

Karen

Ana Balbinot said...

Julie, Thanks for your visit and comment! I love your party!
Xoxo

Belinda said...

beautiful cards you created, the recipients will love them.
have a happy haunting halloween!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Love it! your cards are fabulous! Love it! I would love for you to stop by for a visit if you haven't already :) My party is here

Cheers!
Kristen

Alice Wertz said...

love those jaw dropping cards, Julie! they are so beautiful! love all the amazing details!

Sara Western-Raetz said...

Just flew in your window on my broom! I will take one of everything please! Care for some Cider from my thermos? What a lovely party!

Room to Inspire said...

Beautiful creations! Happy Halloween.

Chelsea

Divaeva said...

Your cards are awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I totally forgot about Fanciful Twists party - so I am continuing the party tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!
BB :)

yyam said...

These are some wonderful creations! Happy Halloween to you! :)

AwtemNymf said...

Nice altered tag!
I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Deborah said...

Delightful little kit, you clever one! Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

gert said...

Luv your projects;)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You cards are beautiful! Thank you for inviting me to your party. I'm glad I came. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Julie! Magical Party Post! Love your Halloween cards! The bling is a great touch!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my submission! I really appreciate it!
Just in case you haven't yet, below is the link to my party post!

http://llcreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/halloween-party-giveaway.html

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Laurie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine! :)

jewelstreet said...

Every witch needs a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy halloween!

Kate...... said...

I love your post

Happy Halloween

Kate from honeyandpig.blogspot.com

Georgina said...

I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS...YOU ARE SOOOO AWESOME...thanks for coming to my blog...really appreciate it!!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, I love your blog post!Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! hApPY HaUNtInG!

Her Art Nest said...

Thank you for dropping by.....and I am happy I stopped in to join YOUR party. Great cards and artwork galore. I am going to have to check out your interview!

Michelle said...

fabulous that you are my 100th follower!
I'd like to send you a treat!

Please e-mail me your mailing address!

altered-art@hotmail.com

CityGirl GoneCountry said...

Hello i have posted once already, but if you would please check my blog for a surprise! http://daysnoctober2009.blogspot.com

Abi said...

Stunning papercraft - love it. Grt party post too! :O)

Whisperings 13 said...

Beautiful work!
happy hauntings!
Tracey

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Your work is fantastic! Delightful and spooky. Thanks for having us drop by your party and thanks so much for visiting mine!

Laume said...

Your little witch and pumpkins are very sweet.

Sophia said...

Your party is rockin! Wow...and look at all of your guests and goodies! I am off to mingle before I must make my way back to my Manor to tend to my own guests! :)

Sares said...

Love the ladies in all their witch hats! Hope you have the happiest and spookiest of Halloweens!

Karin said...

Thanks for having us over to your party. You work is wonderful!

Erica said...

thanks for calling in at my party, you are right! your card DOES resemble the friends at my party, I should get them all to pose like that next year, LOL

Janine said...

I like your clipar- art.
Cool party post.
Have a nice sunday
Janine

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love making hand-made cards, and these are gorgeous.
Happy Halloween!
Karen

Kris Dickinson said...

Fabulous Halloween art Julie! I'm so glad you are enjoying your Halloween blog candy treats! Happy Halloween! - Kris

Sherry Byrum said...

Wow!!! Love your scrapbooking ideas! Works of art!!

Thanks for stopping by, I think I missed the idea of "party" but there's always next year.

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful Halloween party, Julie. Your art is fabulous and I love your sense of color. Have a very Merry Halloween! Hugs, Lisa

Annabelle said...

Adore the finery of The Lovely spider webs…so detailed !Booutiful Halloween post!

Happy Hauntings and a Happy Halloween too!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Coastal Sisters said...

The Vintage images are GREAT! Love your Etsy Shoppe :)

LuLu~*xoxo

roostreehouse said...

Ohh my goodness! I love that the kitty is wearing pearls, its spooky chic for sure. :-) Spooktacular Post! Happy Halloween!

Lori said...

I love your stuff! I'm late in posting as I had to leave Vanessa's party early to go to work, but still wanted to haunt some blogs a day later. Glad I stopped by!

mermaiden said...

oh, outstanding work you have! thanks for inviting me to your party and for stopping by mine earlier. my broom has taken a beating, but i'm so glad it sputtered to your doorstep ;D

mendytexas said...

I am having so much fun at your party! The witchie pic is my fav. I LOVE it! Thanks for inviting me over, and for stopping by my party too. :)mendy

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Super Wonderful! I loooove polka dot pumpkins!

Bwuahahahaaaaaaa ~ Thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities ;)

noodle and lou said...

oooh how wonderful! i just love the witches so much! so happy you were part of the festivities! happy halloweEn!! xox..jenn

Sarah said...

Lovely Halloween projects! Thanks for sharing them and for visiting me too!

Bella said...

I just love your creations. Great Halloween projects. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

I know what you mean! I partied so long at my own party last night, I hardly made any rounds at all. Luckily for us most everyone seems to still be partying, decorations and all!

Happy Haunting,

Jamie

Nancy Maxwell James said...

How fun are these wonderful pieces! :) love each one!
I have to giggle that you noticed about where I placed the ribbon on my risque arch! :) Have a Happy Sunday!

slommler said...

Beautiful images!! Wonderful party!! Thank you for having me. Stop by my party if you please.
Hugs
SueAnn

Danielle said...

Thank you for coming to my party! The last few finally left, so I can come to your party! Thanks for the invite!!

I think your work is FAB! Mixed media is wonderful, don't you think? I really appreciate your comment on my work. I would love to be featured on your new blog. Please email me at drhayes1770@yahoo.com and let me know!
Thanks again!!
Danielle

Snap said...

Boo-tiful cards for the Halloween Extravaganza! Party On!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

love it all! thanks for stopping by my place too :-)

SpiritMama said...

Great party, and what wonderful cards you make!

KMfamily ;-) said...

Beautiful cards!!
Yes those black 7 white really pop with all your papers.

hope you have a great Halloween

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your cards!! I will have to go visit that site. Happy Haunting!

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely cards! I enjoyed your party..... :-)

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, beautiful work...glad you invited me. I feel a little full of chocolate, but onwards for more :D

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your collage work, just my cup of tea! Thanks for stopping by my party as well!

Julie said...

These cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for your visit...you have a delightful blog! : )

Bella Dreams said...

Love your altered art! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Denise

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi again Julie! Thanks so much for coming to visit my party and sharing my badge! I appreciate you following me on this creative journey. Can't wait for the first play date! I've added your badge to my blog.

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Thanks for coming to my party, Great Halloween party post here! Love the cards! Happy Halloween to you!

Julie said...

I'M ready for a Halloween party! Love Halloween! And, I love your projects, Julie! They're fabulous, as always!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Beautiful work!!
Happy Halloween:)

Whimsical Creations said...

What a beautiful party. Those cards are wonderful. Thank you for having me.
Happy Halloween.
=) melanie

Stella Dora von Swineburg said...

Lovely party creations! Thanks for the invite and for stopping by our place!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Fabulous cards...love the attention to detail & the bling! Hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy Halloween Party. I am a bit late but I am sure you don't mind. You have such a fun blog. I am happy to have found it. ~ Lynn

Alix said...

My dear Julie Ranae,

Thank you so for inviting me to your divine party!

Do please accept my humble apologies for joining you late, though. You see... I was traveling home from New York on Saturday and had no computer access. Now I'm playing catch-up and visiting all of Vanessa's wonderful parties.

Thank you for flying over to Casa Hice on your broom and leaving your little petite witchy footprints on my welcome mat. Do come again, as the door is always open.

And now, I must away and subscribe to your enchanting blog with haste!

Happy Halloween!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Those are very, very pretty!!!

Laura Bray said...

Thanks for coming by my Halloween Party! I have announced the winners of the poison apples on my blog today and am sharing my secret “recipe” for making them! Check it out here: http://katydiddys.blogspot.com/2009/10/poison-apples.html

Ellie said...

Love your cards....i make cards, too..need to get my shop up! Your witches are great, love the details!
Come visit me, my door is always open!

inge said...

Hello Julie,

you arrived at my party a bit late, but I only got to your party now ! I like the halloweencards you made !

You've been lucky ( I hope you feel like that...) .. just hop over to my latest blogpost at web.me.com/pinkepinke

greetings from Belgium
Inge