Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oh, Alice! Chapter 23: Ravens and Writing Desks...

"The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this;
but all he said was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"

"Come, we shall have some fun now!" thought Alice.
"I'm glad they've begun asking riddles. — I believe I can guess that," she added aloud.

"Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?" said the March Hare.

"Exactly so," said Alice.

"Then you should say what you mean," the March Hare went on.

"I do," Alice hastily replied;
"at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."

Good morning and hello everyone!
We are ready to FLY with this week's challenge here at
Oh, Alice!

This week, we challenge you to...
 use BIRDS on your card or papercrafting project!

We may never know the answer to the riddle above, but while we're pondering that and life's little mysteries we may as well make a great card or two in the process, right?

My card is a bit different than what I am use to... though, I really love how it turned out! Who knew I could actually go with something that didn't involve coloring?! :)

I used one of my never-been-used-before "Where You Are" Scrapbooking Stamp Set by Unity! I won this set during one of their releases, and when I received it - I was in total awestruck! Such huge, beautiful and somewhat, intimidating stamps! What will I ever do with them other than to sit, stare and drool! ha!

I really love the bird cage and knew that I had to fit the sentiment on there too! Everything came together so perfectly! And the card is just a lil over 5x5 size! Love it :)

{Inside too!}

I used some scraps of PTI Kraft CS that I found in my closet {Yea! I love Kraft!!!}, October Afternoon Polka-dotted DP, Memento Tuxedo Ink (is there anything else?), Prima flowers, MFT Trimming and some of Tim Holtz ticket stubs...

There's no time limit to play this week,
but be sure to LINK your card or creation at the
Oh, Alice Challenge blog!!!

Please be sure to visit the very fun and twisted DT:

Jessica {The Mad Hatter} -
We'll be back next week with another challenge and another wonderful theme!
August brings a new month full of fun sponsorships and exciting twists and turns down the rabbit hole...thanks for stickin' with us here in WONDERLAND!

I hope you likey!
Have a wonderful weekend!!! :*)


Lynne Phelps said...

Ok, how many things do I love about this card? EVERYTHING! First off, anything that starts with kraft is headed in the right direction and PTI kraft is the cream of the crop! I thought the flowers were handmade from books - LOVE them! The birdcage stamp is FAB. Love the pop of the B&W patterned paper, and the distressed edges add such texture. The sentiment - perfect. Ticket stubs, a great finishing touch. Glad you pulled this set out and gave it some love!

Kristy Young said...

This is so vintagly {is that a word lol} Gorgeous!!
Kristy xx

Taylor said...


Margreet said...

stunning card, Margie....great details!
xxx Margreet

the whimsical butterfly said...

HOLY MOLY GIRL!!!!!!!!!! Have I ever seen you use a Unity Stamp before? Ok-I have to think about this but HOLY MOLY-did I already say that? LOL! You TOTALLY TOTALLY rocked this card and whole theme-LOVE that sentiment and the birdcage is PERFECT! Those flowers and tickeets are the perfect embellies , too! I LOVE IT!!!!

Beth said...

this is freaking AWEsome, woman!! Holy cow!!

Scrappychick said...

This is just gorgeous Margie! Love the colors and embellies you picked!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Peggy said...

Fabulous card Margie!! Love the birdcage!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is awesome! I love the black and craft mixed together... it makes for a wonderful vintage feel. And you layout really just highlights the bird. Fantastic card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the birds! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

wow!! this really is sensational! LOVE it! the whole layout + the combination of the Kraft, black and lace is stunning!
You rocked this totally!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I am {in} love with this card in so many ways. You did such an amazing job. All the elements you used make it just fabulous!!

Sarabeth said...

OMG!!!!! simply gorgeous-this is one of my most favy that you have done :)


Erin said...

I love the tickets. They are so perfect with the colors you used. Great Card!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, beautiful card-love the colors and the sentiment is perfect. The flowers you added are gorgeous.

Tasha said...

Margie this is fabulous! I think it is seriously stunning! I love the stamp set you have used and the mix of Kraft and black is so striking.
I saw this card on the unity site too - congrats hunny
love tasha xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Margie this I am in love with beautiful image and colours it is gorgeous

Lorraine x

itsabrt said...

Wow this is a great look! Beth

Amy said...

This is soooo pretty! Love how you decorated the inside!!

Dani said...

This card is made of awesomeness!!! Love it!!! :)

Maria Matter said...

Oh this is wonderful Margie! I love anything with kraft cs & silhouettes, so this is definitely a winner in my book!! A lovely pc of artwork!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, your comments always make me smile!
hugs & blessings!

Beth Norman said...

Ohhhh, I love this, I love this. Your really know how to do this shabby style. Let's see some more.

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