Sunday, September 22, 2013

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

I love this time of year - the weather is changing and the leaves are spectacular.  And of course there is Halloween.  Glorious Halloween with all the trick or treating.  Laughing children running around helter-skelter ;  painted faces and treats galore with smiling pumpkins and purple witches.  What's not to love!!!

The Craft Barn has another Alpha Challenge this time using the letter 'G'.  It will come as no surprised that I have chosen the word GOBLIN.



What is this?  A shape shifting, malicious  fairy with a very mischievous gnome?  To be sure!  I hope your Halloween will be as fun filled as mine. 

This is short and sweet.  You know how much I appreciate your support of my blog and my attempts at putting on paper the thoughts in my brain.  BWA-ha-HA-HA-ha-HA-ha-HA-ha-HA!!!

78 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is Gorgeous, love your Goblins and Halloween theme. I think I am a shape-shifter, too, my shape is always changing, and not for the better! Hugs, Valerie

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous goblins! lol

Reusing with Quilling said...

lovely page !

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Helloooooo Sandy! Fabulous page what could be better than a Halloween theme! Loving the orange white and black powder at the bottom of the page - not sure if it is Frantage or not! The quotes are brilliant too! Fabulous image Sandy, as always a very inventive page! Susan x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
You have a wonderful imagination. Fab page.
Good luck with your challenge.
Ang x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandy, what a fantastic creation, love the image and wonderful colours. Love the Mcbeth witches quote. I live a few miles along the road from Cawder Castle where Mcbeth lived, how's about that.
Love to see you here with your wonderful book, hugs Kate X

Stamps and Paper said...

Two fabulous pages Sandy...wonderful images and great colours....

Anne

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, I love your amazing fairy and those quotes are just brilliant! Great colours and wonderful fun pages! Hugs, Anne xx

ann @ studiohyde said...

This is such a fun page Sandy, love it :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Yikes I'm scared of that character on your page. FANTASTIC page though Sandy . . . one of my faves. Love all the edge stuff - is it Frantage?

And that saying on the left hand page is priceless. LOVE IT.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Karen Gist said...

Bwa ha ha ha ha :D

Love your pages Sandy! We don't have goblins here but we do have piskies hahaha xxx

Candy said...

Great pages, Sandy.
Perfect for this time of year and all the rain.
Big Hugs, Candy

Imke said...

This looks great, Sandy. What kind of a book is that what you created ?

Kelly Neis said...

Why couldn't you have been in my family, reading and telling me stories and rhymes with your fabulous imagination. This is a great dictionary page, love the preset to it!! I love the characters, so cute and the confetti around the edges, I bet Art loved cleaning that up for you. lol Happy birthday to him! Love your ink smudging around the images, just adds so much to the theme. This is fabulous Sandy, I love it!!
Big Hugs and witches to you,
Kelly

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

I'm not much on Halloween but I must say this a great card. It's so good to see you posting again have a super week. hugs, Ruth Ann

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous couple of pages Sandy! I love the images and sentiments and the confetti areound the edges is brilliant! I don't know where you come up with these ideas but they get better and better and better!

cathylynn said...

This is brilliant Sandy! Love the stamps and the sentiments esp the one by the shape shifting fairy. So cool!!! Great frantage on the edges and you did a fabulous job coloring. Your dictionary must be ancient. Love the natural coloring of the pages.
Hugs, Cathy

Carla S. said...

This is fabulous, Sandy! Love the whole theme and the design! Fantastic details!

Paula said...

Just how appropriate is this right now!!! love the shape shifting fairy with the gnome...pure brilliance on your part. You are definitely rockin' these Alpha Challenge.
Hope you are doing good these days :)

Christina C. said...

Hahahahaha...once again, you have aced this challenge! Absolutely brilliant, my friend!!!!! The sentiments are priceless and the stamps and other details....totally awesome!!!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! gosh......... wait, I'll stop laughing! Sandy, Sandy, you did it again. I love your page, but most of all this elegant lady's saying is what reaches themost. I also love fall, Halloween, witches and goblins and all creatures!!!! Have a lovely day. xox

Lau W said...

Wouah, this is fab !!! Sandy, you always make me smile, love you very much !! :-))
Love the frantage around the pages ! Superb agian and again !!!
Big bisous !!! xxx

Netty said...

Hi Sandy, I think this is my top favourite of all your pages, loving the great quotes and the fabulous stamping and colours. You have certainly rocked the challenge my friend, hugs Annette x

PS I hope you are in less pain now and have managed to rest yourself xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is such a fun Halloween theme Sandy!! :)

Linda Palmer said...

I love your pages and also love Halloween images, spooks and goblins and witches. lol! What really makes me curious is not your beautiful pages but why it was a short post. Are you feeling ok? I hope nothing is wrong and you are doing great.

MaryH said...

Fab pages with your G. What a great use of these spooky sentiments to decorate your pages, and I'm just plumb skeert to death - looking at these hobgoblins. Fantastic book/journal pages. Good to see you're getting back in the groove, my dear! TFS & Hugs.

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Sandy, she's a bit scary isn't she, I love your quotes and fabulous detailing.
Pauline
x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic pages ! LOVE the sentiment & font on the RH side. These pages are so much fun. Cheers, Shirleyx

Boo said...

Sandy,
I love your page. Did you draw her or is she a stamp. The confetti at the bottom is a cool idea.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Sandy, again such a lovely page!!Very funny too!!

Greetings
Maria

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Sandy
Witches are everywhere at the moment lol. Thank you for your visit and comment which I appreciate so muhc.
This is wonderful, beautifully coloured and have to say I love your use of colour.
Wishes
Lynne

Annie said...

LOVE those quotes! LOVE your characters! All together everything makes a wonderful altered page in your dictionary.

Frea Konings said...

Yesssss, love this page, I'm such a fan of Rick St Dennis. Aren't those images brilliant?! Hugs Frea

Dawn said...

Awe Sandy, your page is amazing, beautiful job my lovely. As you have probably guessed I love all things fantastical and mythological so this is 'right up my street' so to speak ha ha ha, thanks for the fix sweetie. I hope you are much better now??
Huge hugs x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Super fun pages, love your goblin and fairy ;-)

Hope you enjoy your halloween

butlersabroad said...

Autumn is just about starting here Sandy, we only have a bit of colour at the moment, and we're having a lovely week in the early 70's with no rain! LOVE your pages, absolutely brilliant as usual, very inspired! I'm making Christmas ornaments btw, all will be revealed soon!

Hugs
Brenda

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome composition, your pages are breathtaking, combined and colored.

Kjersti said...

Gorgeous pages Sandy, love it!
Have a great thursday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, Fabulous page, and I love your fairy's quotes - and I bet that goblin is really a cutie hiding behind his spell book.
Avril xx

May said...

Fabulous pages Sandy, Love the Goblin & the confetti... The wee fairy is amazing... Love it all...Hugs May x x x

carolfromkiwiland said...

Fabulous page. Brillant colours, quotes and overall design. Love the orange, grey, black stuff around the bottom edges. I can tellyou love halloween.

Scrap Affair said...

That is pure magic Sandy! Love that Cinderella-zombie looking fairy and confetti-SUPER!:) Just really fun to look at this-I truly enjoyed it!
Nadia

Cat's sCrap said...

What two fantastic realizations of season ! I like the sentiment and the border of confettis. In left, elegant and horrible character...Bravo ! It's successful !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Karin said...

wow Sandy, this looks fantastic and I love the quotes too!
Groetjes Karin

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool is this ?! Such fantastic pages, love the images and all the tiny details.

Marjie Kemper said...

Super pages, Sandy! Love that quote about the voices... too funny!

Lisa M said...

Your brain......awesome!!!! I love your love of Halloween. Cannot wait for the consistent cool days. Until then I live vicariously through your creative genius.
Thinking about you constantly. Any update?
Big huge hugs to you. I'm on a hiatus until December until we're moved and situated. Just perusing and keeping my sanity or at least trying.
:)
Let me know how you are.
me x

Tan's Hobbies said...

Bwa...hahahahahaha.. Love love love your creation. Great image, great coloring, fun quote and awesome design!!!!!! Love the colorful border too. Awesome project!!!!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Sandy, I love your colours and great images xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Oh Sandy this page is so much fun and so is Halloween for the kids. Trying to get back to normal. Still in Texas my SIL is doing better today, they did not think the brain tumor was as big as it was, so going to take longer to get better and she has to go to rehub for several weeks.
Hugs, Pat

Pat said...

I'm late getting round this week as we have been having some really beautiful weather here so I have been taking advantage of it and getting out and about. I love your pages this one is absolutely amazing, great images, colours and design. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Pat xx

Pam Sparks said...

I had to read the voices quote a few times! I like it when those good ideas come! You are so creative Sandy! Fab designing and coloring!

butterfly said...

Fantastic pairing of sentiment and image, and oh my word you've excelled yourself with the colouring on your luscious lady of the night... I feel slightly queasy just looking at her face!! Fantastic pages, and of course with some Shakespeare included... what more could a girl want?!

Brilliant work, and I hope your recovery continues apace...
Alison xx

Deloris said...

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you posted on my blog! You made my day a whole lot brighter!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

I do too love this season... beautiful page and the colors too
bibiana

Diane said...

Super cute Halloween design.

Regards diane

Lori said...

Oh, my! Your page is so fun! Love the Halloween theme Love Halloween ... wouldn't be fun if you showed up to trick or treat?

Maria said...

Wow! Love that gorgeous fairy! What a beautiful gown she is wearing! She is ready for the ball! Fab pages, Sandy! Take care, hugs!

Neesie said...

I'm definitely into shape shifting Sandy...but that's just because winter is approaching and I'm stocking up ready for hibenation! ;D
Oops sorry you don't mean that kind of shape shifting!
Halloween here isn't at the level you have over your way. There are goodies and costumes in the shops but people just don't get as enthusiastic although that's changing with each year.
I'm in a rural area so unless the cows get dressed up I won't see anything. I'll have a basket of sweeties by the door just in case and then if no callers...it's a win win situation...I'll have to eat them! MMmmmmwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaa!
Enjoy xoxo

Charlene said...

So cute Sandy!!!!!!! The weather is changing here too, rain today!

Scrapmate said...

Now I am not a lover of Halloween but I love these pages of yours. The speckled bits at the bottom are fabulous.

The Craft Barn said...

That's brilliant! Love it !
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Myrna said...

I love this time of year too. All those beautiful Fall colors. Wonderful pages in your book once again Sandy. My favorite is the goblin with his spells book. He speaks to me. LOL
Three weeks until moving day. I miss my studio already. Enjoy all the wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous Fall colors!

AnnieC said...

wow! Sandy this is fanTASTic! I haven't been by in a while as it's just been a crazy busy summer, but it'll be fun catching up! Y
our art journal is looking inspirational - and so good to see you sharing your art with your granddaughter :o)xxx

Kort og Søm said...

Just love this :)
Fredrikke

Shannon White said...

Ooooooh! LOVE this Miss Sandy!! So Spooktacularly FaBOOOlous!! Awesome Halloween pages Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shelby said...

Your goblins and just perfect for Halloween! I bet the mountains of NC are just spectacularly gorgeous this time of year.

Shelby

Sylvia said...

Sandy, Sandy, I wish that I could express myself the way you do but I am a simple Dutch girl LOL. Again a long time ago that I was here on your blog but oh my, you have been busy with your alphabet challenge. I looked back and you did a fabulous job with the letters. Also this page, a real Sandy page. Only you can make this the way it is,brings a smile on my face. Lovely work sweet Sandy
Hugs Sylvia

Meihsia Liu said...

Fabulous pages, Sandy. I love the beautiful background colors and image. :)

Chris said...

Hi Sandy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Astrid Maclean said...

Oh my Sandy this looks absolutely amazing! What glorious colour combination against the text. I have not visited your blog for far too long, this looks absolutely wonderful!!

~Tammy~ said...

This so totally rocks! You sure show off some gorgeous pages!

Monique said...

hi Sandy,

that is so lovely !!

Hugs Monique

Sandra said...

Ohh, how could I've missed these beautiful pages?! The images are so much fun! Love the sentiments! Really pretty! Hugs,Sandra

Paper Tails said...

Another beauty! The color combo looks spectacular. You are a pro at these pages.

Karen

friemelchen said...

Total Klasse!!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Love the Goblin theme, perfect for this time of year!!

scrappymo! said...

ahaha love her to bits!

Great job!