Saturday, October 27, 2012


The one and only Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist is hosting her annual Halloween Party starting today. This is her 5th year and I am looking forward to the fruitful posts and happy haunting spots that will be featured in this blog hop. To visit the players who have posted especially for this 'hop' just click on to Vanessa's blog where you will be taken to the list of blogs that are highlighted for you already. All you have to do is click to your heart's content. Happy Clicking!!! And...see you at the hop! *smiles* Norma
What would a party be without giveaways. I have made one just for you! It is an acrylic painting on a small (1"X2") canvas of a dolly having herself her own tea party at the edge of the pumpkin patch while she waits for the children to choose the most perfect pumpkin in the patch. All you have to do to get your name into the hat for the draw, is to be brave enough to enter the forest and go peek inside of the house you see there. Look in the window to spot something that you can report seeing. Come back here and leave a comment telling us what you saw inside of the house. I bravely entered and walked slowly and calmly so as not to appear too scared...I peeked in and I think I spotted a tray of candied apples. I have to admit that when I came out again I was walking quite a bit faster than when going in. What did you see?
Moving in a bit closer:
And closer still:
Leave a comment below on this post and I'll draw a winner next Saturday. Here is what you could win:


  1. I am peeking through the windows over what looks and smells like real gingerbread trim.
    I see a wonderful fire with blue and green flames amongst the orange and yellow! And a cauldron full of apple cider with a hint of cinnamon. It is making me want to brave going inside.

  2. Delightful! I am peeking inside and see horns tooting there.

  3. Delightful! Sweets I see there to delight the tummy and the eyes.

  4. Hello, how are you?
    I see, you are creating beautiful things.
    OK, I came to say I'm sorry, thank you for your invitation but Y can not participate in the Drawing Challenge this week :(((((((((
    Thanks again!:))))))))))

  5. While it was pretty scary, I do admit I saw little bags of warm kettle corn...
    I totally love your shadow box!!!! :-) Happy Halloween!

  6. What a sweet little picture (I would totally wear a pink cape if I had one!) That is such a cool shadow box too--poor Hansel and Gretel :p and oh--i spied your acorn origami book a few posts down. So pretty! The felt acorns adorable too!

    Happy Crafting, Dreaming, PArtYinG and Halloween!
    Boo To You From Roo

  7. That's a very sweet and spooky painting, well done! Thanks for having me:)

    Happy Halloween! Please come party with me at my 2 separate Halloween parties:

    See you there for cackles and cake!

  8. I I I , I don't know what I see, closer and lcoser in?? I think it's a witch? baking a big candy cake - to lure children in.. eeeeeeeeeheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    Thank you so much for being a part of this extra magical season!!

    ♥ Vanessa

  9. What a wonderful Halloween Post and such a creative window box! I loved getting closer and closer,
    to finally so many wonderful details- my favorite being the little boy escaping on the ducks back! Did I see that right?
    Can't wait to see some of the other Halloween hop posts!! xo Jill

  10. Oh how I swoon over your pencil header banner - I just adore pencils!!

    Please come and visit my Haunted girl at

    Happy Hauntings...

  11. Norma I love the trick or treat buckets!. The retro diorama is pretty special too, Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Norma it was lovely to find it there. :)

    Have a great week

    Helen x

  12. Wow, Norma, dear!
    What a scenery! Love the diorama, your painting... and those lamps of Aladdin!
    And, could it be that I have seen a black cat in the house?


  13. I love your Halloween spirit and vintage pumpkins! Cheers!

  14. Wonderful!! Now following you, as well! Happy Halloween!

  15. Dearest Norma,
    Oh goodness, I was looking fast indeed because I was afraid I would get pushed into a hot oven. I did get a look a lovely tray of cupcakes with the orangest of icings.
    Thank you for the Wonderful party. I had a spooktacular good time. I would love for you to drop in to Wonderland for a Ghostly tale and a few Halloween treats. See ya there
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  16. a wonderful post, dear norma! I love the diorama, I love "hänsel und gretel", I love your little painting!
    inside the house little red riding hood and snow white wait for hänsel and gretel for playing cards together...
    have a great halloween week! :-) mano

  17. What an adorable Shadowbox Creation... but I'm afraid I'm seeing double trying to peek into that teeny tiny window! Since my eyes aren't what they used to be I'll just use my Imagination... I think I see us all Enjoying a Delightful Halloween Party Inspired by your wonderful Creativity! *winks* Thanks for Inviting us to the Party... Happy Halloween from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  18. Your shadowbox is spooktacular Norma! What a great party post! Happy Halloween and Hugs! xoxo

  19. Hi Norma,
    Thank you for sharing your party with me!
    I do hope you will come visit me too. It's not too late to enter my giveaway!
    Happy Halloween!

  20. Ha Ha .. You're so silly Dear Friend... It's you and me in the windows , having tea( Hee hee)... Happy Hallowe'en.

  21. Oh my goodness, Norma, you are so talented. I love daydreaming through your imaginative creativity.
    I find it so appropriate that a giver would win a giveaway, and that happens so often. You, my dear, are the winner of Romi's Ticket Pocketbook. I had promised to announce it after Oct. 31st, and today's the day. Congratulations. :)
    Please stop by the shop when you have a chance to email your mailing info by clicking on email under our header.


Your comments make my day! Thanks for dropping by and we'll see you soon, I hope, *smiles* Norma


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