Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Who's Afraid of Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls?

 In spite of their disguises, the House Mouse mice won't scare anyone. Sorry, guys!

I loved putting on a costume and Trick or Treating as much as the mice do. After supper was the best time; just dark enough to lend atmosphere and populate the neighbourhood with imagined ghosts and ghouls, but still safe for visibility. A cup of hot cocoa on my return was always a welcome accompaniment to my hoard of treats.

Years later, I relived Halloween memories as I accompanied my two sons from house to house. I had the chance to accompany my older granddaughters once--a special treat!

The three cards in this post were all made with House Mouse stamps. From top to bottom: Tweet Treats for All, Gettin' Spooky, and Incognito.

The yellow card stock on the first card was embossed with Branches with Leaves, by Ellison.The third card was reverse-masked to make the moon before it was stamped with Trees Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms. Stampin' Up Night of Navy was then sponged over the image. The little ghostie was stamped and cut out before being added to the card with  Stampin' Dimensionals.

Watercolouring was done with Stampin' Up Watercolour Wonder crayons.

The third card will be entered in the Fall/Halloween/Anything Goes challenge at http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.ca


Beth Brovold said...

Oh my you have been busy!!! Love this trio of cards...all beautifully done!! Thank you for sharing with us at HMFMC...good luck!
Take care,

Torrey said...

wow, Wow, WOW! Your blog has been over-run by mice...and I love it! I love your super spooky background on your ghost card! It's the perfect card for Halloweeny! Thank you for playing with us at HMFMC!
Best of luck to you!!

cebelica said...

Aren't those House mouse images just too cute? I love them - they always make me go all awww. :) All of your cards are very beautiful!

Sue said...

WoW, three wonderful HMD cards. Love them all, each one so different from the others. Your spookly tree background is wonderful with this little ghost mouse. The bird passing out candy to the mice is adorable, and making their jack-o-lanterns with Apples is just funny. Thanks so much for joining the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Christine said...

Super cute trio of mousey creations looks like you had lots of fun making these lovely work great take on the chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall this time.

Smiles Christine x

Janis said...

Adorable House Mouse cards!!!! I, too, loved getting costumed up and going trick-or-treating. Now I live where I don't get any ghosts or goblins coming to my door....ZERO. :( Fortunately, my granddaughter and daughter live with us, so Halloween lives on in our house once again.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my HM card. I hope you will join me in my Cat Lovers Hop coming up.....and maybe even snag my Hop badge that's on my blog, if you wish. See you then for fun and prizes!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

CAT LOVERS HOP coming Oct. 26-30 at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh you have the best best HM stamps!!! All three of these are just so darned fun!!! thanks for joining House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Dot said...

So many sweet images you have used for your super cute Halloween cards.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at HM&FMC, and good luck in the draw.
Dorte x

Carol L said...

What a fun set of cards, especially that last one with the ghost mouse! LOL Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories of trick or treating too :)

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! Cards to make me smile..Such sweet little meece all having fun at Halloween...LOve your colours. Sorry they don't scare me either lol. LOve them x

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