Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome To The Party……

Yeesss……Welcome to Bella Manor!

You say you didn’t know that there was a Bella Manor?    Ah yes.  It is a well kept secret.  Once a year it rises out of the mists to welcome invited guests to a party so grand and wonderful that it is spoken of in hushed whispers for months after. 

Did you bring your invitation as instructed?  I certainly hope so.  Otherwise the location of Bella Manor will remain a secret as only certain “creatures” I mean humans are asked to attend.  YOU are among this years honored few!

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Aaahhhh…there it is now.  Rising from the mists.  It is a beautiful sight, don’t you think?  And tonight there is a full moon, to help guide the way.

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How thoughtful… of the permanent residents has shown up to greet you!  Doesn’t he look happy to see you?  He just loves visitors.

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Please……make yourself comfortable.  Feel free to mingle with the other guests and take a look around.  Just watch your step.  Those floating candelabras have a mind of their own.  Grab one at any time if you feel the need for a little extra light as you proceed.

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The dining room is a beauuutiiiful sight don’t you agree?  And such a wonderful selection of tasty treats and delightful drinks for your pleasure. 

Are you enjoying your drink?  Why is your hand shaking so?  Perhaps a stroll in the garden would help calm your nerves.

Such a lovely evening isn’t it?  Aaahhh, it looks like a few of the other guests are also enjoying the garden.

Why are you rushing off?  Oh I SEE, you wish to see more of the Manor’s beautiful interiors……….

Oh look!  Another of Bella Manors residents is offering fortune telling!  She seems to be motioning to YOU!

Lets see what she has to say shall we? 

Huuuum……what IS that strange glow?

Oh dear oh me oh my!  That stone is glowing strangely!  The room seems to be shifting and changing!  There’s a strange wind blowing.  The guests all look different…….everything is suddenly so so……strange!


That skull suddenly has a strange gleam in it eye!

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A strange glow fills the room!

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The skeleton seems almost lifelike!

The owl seems to be trying to tell us something……

And the room began to spin and spin and spin………..

And JUST when you thought things could not POSSIBLY get any stranger……you find yourself in yet another room.  Filled with……oh my witches and fairies and such.  And they are all telling you how fortunate you are to BE there.  But you are feeling anything BUT fortunate.

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A strange witch with blue hair wanders by.  Selling her wares.  Complexion Powder.  For that perfect green glow.


Strange children.  They look as terrified as you feel!


Huumm…..she looks familiar.

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A sad looking girl……with her pet RAT!

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More signs advertising ????what?


There SHE is again…..


Now THERE is a lifelike skeleton!

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His bride no doubt.


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You’re invited to join a VERY special club.  It’s FREE what do you think?


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Aahhh…….FINALLY.  Two sweet looking little fairies.  They offer to escort you BACK.  BACK to your world. Away from Bella Manor and the strangest scariest party that you have EVER attended!  What do you think?  YES…..did you say YES?  You DO want to go back?   Close your eyes then…………….

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Oh YES!  Thing look almost, almost normal here!

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Things seem much safer here.  Also…..somewhat familiar.  Which makes you very uneasy, I know. 

Perhaps it is time to leave this party, and blog hop along to some of the other parties!  You probably will not be talking about this party in hushed whispers for months to come.  In fact, just the thought of mentioning it to anyone that you know terrifies you!


Have a wonderful Halloween my little sweet!


  1. Well that was fun! You are so talented! And definitely in the Halloween spirit!

  2. That was reeeaaallly creepy and I lOOOVVVEEED it.
    Your images in the manor were awesome. I'll party with you anytime!

  3. How splendidly spooky!

    Continue the party at my blog! Prepare to be spooked! :)

  4. Muwahahahahahaha!

    Whew, I'm so glad to be back in my own world but what an adventure! Loved my time here, thank you for a hauntingly good party!

    I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

    Have a spook-tacular day!

  5. I had a great time and you did so much work and it was worth it. Thanks so much for the party.


  6. I was transported by the beauty and the splendid photos! Thank goodness for your yarn spinning dear! Blessings and light.

  7. How lovely and scary! Thanks for having us over. And I will tell no soul about this secret place. I wouldn't dare...

  8. Oh my...your pictures are just enchanting! I love them...thank you for such a lovely party...

    Happy Halloween!!

  9. What a wonderful party. :)
    Have a Happy Halloween!!

  10. oh wow, this really was a journey into the unknown!!! Love, love, love the little pink fairy!
    ♥ Maria-Thérèse parties at

  11. So Creative - And what a cast of characters - From Spooky to Sweet!!! I had a wonderful time!!!

  12. What a frightfully delightful time I had wandering through Bella Manor. Thanks for the tour!

  13. Hi doing the Halloween party round, I loved your pictures :-)

  14. Wow! Fang-tastic, spooky and wickedly wonderful post! I loved my visit. You're right, those chandeliers can get in the way! And that sad, little girl-----thanks for letting me visit your spooky place. I so enjoyed my visit. Now I'm off to haunt some other blogs.

  15. Happy Halloween Party to you! :)

  16. Man! Am I glad to be back home safe and sound in front of my computer. But am I really? Seems to me I'm getting sucked into another haunted party blog~thanks for the fun:)

  17. I have been to a marvelous party!

    Beautiful blog and will definitely be back!

    Hope you will stop by my little soiree...

  18. I've enjoyed my time at Bella Manor. Thank you for inviting me. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

  19. Denise,
    Your the first one I've seen and I knew you'd out do yourself. Your eeerriiieee images are the best! I LOVE the effects you did. Super good. Must have been time consuming to alter but it's so worth it.
    you boooo girl!

  20. Bella Manor certainly is enchanting!
    I did so enjoy my visit, rattled nerves and all!
    Happy hauntings!

  21. Fabulous photos. Love your digital art! Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

  22. Wow! Your images look so haunting....just great.
    Your decor is just fab! Thank you for sharing with us :)


  23. love all the cool altered pics - awesome party post :D

  24. Oh Denise that was so fabulous!!!! You really sucked me in to the whole fantasy! I know that was lot's of work and really paid off!

    My Desert Cottage

  25. So scary!! Great job.
    Happy Halloween!!

  26. What a fabulous posting!

    Happy Scary Day!

  27. hello and thank you for sharing your fanciful haunting pictures..hmmm.. think i know one of your little witches!

  28. What a magical post! Fabulous photos too!

    Happy Haunting


  29. I don't know how you did those photos but they are AWESOME!!!!!

  30. what a wonderful blog/ house you have! I'll be back for more!

    Please drop by (my blog) to say hi, anytime!


  31. Great pics! I especially love the sad little girl holding her well dressed pet rat!

  32. Fantastic pictures - great fun to read too :O)

  33. Oh...I LOVE my first visit to the Bella Manor. Spooky...yet esquisite underneath! And your guests are amazing!! :)

    PS.......Harrington Manor's doors are now open for a enchanted, yet haunting evening...won't you and your guest drop by?....MUUUwahahahahaha!

  34. Awesome photos- even the altered ones! Wow! Very inspiring!
    I flew in from Vanessa's Magical Party!
    I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
    Be Enchanted!

  35. What a very talented one you are!!!

    What a great celebration! Please stop by and while they might be a bit on the slacking side, come see some of the cutest Witches on the planet! Would love for you to stop by if you have a moment.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  36. What FUN this post is Denise!! You are so creative. I enjoyed all of it! Thanks for having the party!


  37. Oh! I enjoyed your party very much!! I must admit though that I am still a little dizzy!! Wonderful artwork!!!!!!! Thank you for having me! Come by mine...we are still hopping around.

  38. Oh how lovely and perfectly spooky everything is! thanks for inviting me over, I hope I'm not too late. I was busy hosting my own little soiree.

  39. Sorry I was late to your party! Come and join my Kitties Tea Party over at Freaky Little Things

  40. What fun! So glad my little broom didn't run out of gas before I got here.

    Happy Halloween!

  41. Lovely party with great spooky pictures!

  42. Hi there!

    Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

    SpOOky Best,
    Chris (-:

  43. A wonderful Haunted party , Loved every second of it,. Happy Halloween!

  44. Your images are hauntingly bootiful. Have a spooktacular day!

  45. Gorgeous photos! You ladies are so talented!

  46. Hi, Wonderful Halloween post! Great Halloween art! Happy Halloween to you!

  47. Lovely and spooooooky party!
    Come over to mine and my giveaway at

  48. Oh, what a devilish time I've had at your party! And your spooky friends were just great, even the little girl and her pet rat! Thank you for inviting me, can't until next year!

    Happy Haunting!

  49. What a wonderful party, but I was happy to see the friendly fairy there to take me back. Loved all your decorations! Happy Halloween. Take care, Martha

  50. I love your images! They are so spookily fantastic! What a fun party!
    ~ Autumn Clark

  51. What wonderful Halloween decorations!!!

    Please stop by my party and giveaway too!

  52. Great images. I almost considered buying some complexion powder. Happy Hauntings


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