Saturday, October 16, 2010

CHAPTER 35: Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Wonderland's Door

"Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her; and when she next peeped out the Fish-Footman was gone, and the other was sitting on the ground near the door, staring stupidly up into the sky.

Alice went timidly up to the door, and knocked.

`There's no sort of use in knocking,' said the Footman, `and that for two reasons. First, because I'm on the same side of the door as you are; secondly, because they're making such a noise inside, no one could possibly hear you.' And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within--a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.

`Please, then,' said Alice, `how am I to get in?' ~Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Hey everyone! It's a beautiful day here in Wonderland and we are BACK with another challenge!

Have you ever felt like Alice? Not sure which door, window, or keyhole will be opened or closed next? Not sure which direction you're going but curiouser and curiouser about them all?

What a PERFECT opportunity to explore some new avenues,and walk through new doors we bring you at Oh, Alice this week. That's right! Your challenge this week is to create a card or project using a Door, Gate, or Keyhole. Now, you can also get creative and do a gatefold technique, etc. As long as we can see it's a "Gatefold" or that there is a door, gate, or keyhole somewhere on your project! How FUN is this?

The best part? There's no time limit to play this week, so have fun and here's to opening lots of new doors in the future!


We all do hope you will take the time to play along with us this week!!  You can find the rest of the “Mad” Thirteen at Oh! Alice Challenge blog for more fun and more inspiration.

Friday, October 15, 2010

5 Layer Dip FFC

It’s all about the layers today.  I gotta tell you in all of my days of papercrafting I’ve never been one of those girls that has paid any attention to how many layers I put down… until today, when our fearless for this month Christi told us we needed to “Create a card with 5 paper layers NOT counting the base card.”  Then when you all of a sudden have to pay attention to how many layer your using it all of sudden becomes hard.

5Layers Not to shabby if I say so myself, well kinda shabby chic but not the other kinda shabby.  And I may have been able to squeak it in with Kimme’s challenge over at SCS with the Hope You Can Cling To.

Now off we go to see how the other girlies faired.



Friday, October 8, 2010

Working Fabric FFC

Christi is our awesome hostess this month and when I saw the challenge this week it really made me start to think.  Why?  Because as she puts it “For today, it's all about you. Create a project that is just for you and your enjoyment.”  EH?  Make something for me?  I think I did that once.  But to do it again?   OK!

Alright I am a HUGE reader…HUGE!!  This is what I decided to do.

TiniBookmarkAnd I think it goes really well with the Some Odd Girl Challenge too to use fabric on your creation.  That’s right the entire front is fabric and not paper.  I backed it with cardboard.  I also used one of the brand new releases from Some Odd Girl, Kiss A Prince Tia.

Gotta go see what the other girls made for their me gifts…



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hope You Can Cling To

This month SplitCoast Stampers is partnering with UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive to benefit those that have been affected by breast cancer.

They kicked off the campaign Saturday on World Card Making Day (WCMD).  And I have the privilege of hosting today’s challenge and tomorrow’s.

This one is going to be a little different and take a little twist on something you already know.
Take ...

  1. Something old (preferably something that has been in your stash for a year or more, if you haven't been crafting that long *GASP* that's ok just pick your oldest thing)
  2. Something new (something just out of the wrapper or you know you just got from the store recently)

Those of you that follow the Friday Fun Challenge know we’ve done this one recently but it’s really a lot of fun and the rest of the challenge will come THIS challenge come tomorrow. 

I hope you will take the time to play along.  And then upload it to the gallery because from what I understand there will be prizes.

YumStamps: 3 Scoops
Paper:  Basic Grey Oliver (new), Neenah CS, PTI Kraft
Extras:  PTI Spring Rain Saddle Stitch Ribbon (new), Copics, AC Glitter Thickers
Everything else was old but especially the Thickers

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Did You Hear?

There’s a NEW release this week over at Some Odd Girl.  And let me just tell you if you thought I drooled over the past releases just wait until you get a load of these babies.

They are PERFECT in so many different ways.  I have had so many ideas just swirling in my head for these sweetie pies.  Now I guess I better get some of them on paper huh?  Wanna a peek?



Don’t forget it’s a new month so there’s a new freebie too!!

OK, don’t wait… RUN.  You know you want to collect all of them!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Alice didn't dare to argue the point, but went on: `-- and I thought I'd try and find my way to the top of that hill -- '

`When you say "hill,"' the Queen interrupted, `I could show you hills, in comparison with which you'd call that a valley.'

`No, I shouldn't,' said Alice, surprised into contradicting her at last: `a hill can't be a valley, you know. That would be nonsense -- '

The Red Queen shook her head, `You may call it "nonsense" if you like,' she said, ` but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!'

--Ch. 2: Through the Looking Glass

Greetings from Wonderland! Before we commence this week's challenge, LOTS of tea-toasting to our FABULOUS new October Guest at Tea: DONNA BUDZYNSKI! Donna's amazing work caught our eye a while back and we are thrilled to have her joining us! A VERY MERRY unbirthday to you, Donna! WELCOME!

DT member Lynne is challenging us this week is to use TEXT in a NONSENSE way - not to read, but as a pattern in your card. Use a page from an old dictionary or other book, stamp a background text stamp or use a text-patterned paper in your creation. Link up your NEW CREATIONS and the design team will stop by to do some CREATIVE READING as we look at your entries this week!

The Greeting Farm is our SPONSOR this week, and not only are we thrilled to have them again, the prize just got sweeter! There is a RUBBER SINGLE OF CHOICE up for grabs for this challenge AS WELL as the highly-sought after "Wonderland" digital stamp set!
Nonsense you say? Believe it! You have through Friday, October 8th at 8pm CST to enter to WIN the above prizes! We'll announce our lucky winner on Saturday, October 9th with the next challenge here at Oh, Alice!

Now last week’s challenge was Chapter 32: Journey to the Center of the Earth where Jen challenged us to fall down the rabbit hole… literally.  She wanted us to create a card with a window or a card.  Last week I was sick but I had already created some of my card and I wanted to finish it so I did.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome Little FFC

As we approach WCMD I’m a little apprehensive because I gotta tell ya I’ve never had a chance to play along.  Something has always come up.  This may be the first year I get to do anything and I’m not sure what to do. 

Christi tried to prep us a little bit for it though in this week’s challenge.  She literally broke up the letters of WCMD and gave us something to do.

W – Write or doodle on your card
C – Corner Punch
M – Magenta
D – Damask

I realized as I was editing my picture that I forgot to doodle my hearts on though and I have a confession that I didn’t feel like retaking the picture.  Since I’m giving this to my friend tomorrow because they went into labor today to give birth to their brand new baby girl, I’m not sure it will happen.  Another 1st because I don’t usually give away my cards this fast when I make them unless I specifically make something on the fly for someone.  I must be on a roll.  UH OH!!  Watch out!! hehe

WelcomeOwls Can’t wait to see what the other girlies came up with since I flaked on my own challenge last week because I was so sick & in bed.  URGH!