Monday, January 31, 2011

Howdy Partner's!

Well Howdy there Partner's, How Y'all Doin today!....hehe!

Today we are bringing you our very last Preview for our February Release and she is one very Cheeky Girl! Now this girl is definitely a born and bred farm girl, with just a touch of cheeky in her....hehe!

Introducing, "Cheeky Howdy"

Told you she was Cheeky....hehe! I started this card while I was crafting with the Lovely Kristy Young from the Club Anya DT and I have to say that I had a had so much fun crafting with her. I was also lucky enough to meet the also very lovely Kellie Winnell at Kristys. Thanks girls for sharing your DP and all your other lovely crafty goodies. I look forward to the next meet up!

Now make sure to pop past the TGF Farmers blogs and leve them some love as you have the chance to win. 

ETA - I thought I had scheduled this, but some how it hasn't posted for me, so I am sorry for the delay....arrgghh.....sometimes I hate blogger!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ring, Ring, Why don't you give me a call!

"Ring, Ring, why don't you give me a call?
Ring, Ring, the happiest sound of them all!
Ring, Ring, I stare at the phone on the wall!"

This Abba song reminded me of our new preview for you today. That's right we have a new preview for you today and as it is Sketchy Saturday over on the Club Anya Blog, the TGF Girls are also playing along, how fun is that!

Our Gorgeous sketch is done by the one and only lovely Jen and as always it is Gorgeous!

So it is with great pleasure that I now introduce you to our very new girl on the farm, "Cheeky Chat"! Now you can see why that Abba song kept playing in my head...hehe! 

Isn't she just Adorable! Cheeky Chat will be available for you all to get your very own on the 1st of Feb.

Speaking of the 1st of Feb, make sure to come back and see us for our release day hop as well as a very special challenge we will have, in honour of Jess and Marie being at CHA, we will be having a CHA Relay! So make sure to mark it in your diary!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hats off to you!

Hello everyone!   It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday and we are gearing up for CHA (tomorrow!) AND a bunch of UBER-fabulous NEW RELEASES at The Greeting Farm....all coming to you on February 1st!

Today is also our FIRST day of Feb. previews and we have some announcements to make here on the Farm.  Sadly we say goodbye to Tammy Maxvill as her term as Farmer has come to a close.  We will miss you Tammy and THANK YOU for all of your wonderful contributions, tutorials, and awesome 3D proejcts!  We also have a new addition!  or TWO!? Please welcome (back!) BUTTERCUP as a FULL-TIME FARMER!  We are THRILLED that she will be joining us through the month of June along with our other 3 new Farmers and are VERY excited about what she has in store for us!   As if that weren't exciting enough, please SHAELA ODD as our February Guest Designer for TGF!  Some of you may recognize the sweet Shaela from her term with our Critter Crew and we are very happy to have her back as our February Guest :)

Today we have Team Anya joining us for FFF as well, so it's without further adieu that we also welcome PEGGY McCURRY as our FEBRUARY GUEST DESIGNER for Team Anya!   Peggy has been a long-time fan of the Farm and has wow'd us with her amazing layouts (which we've CASED a few times, I think!) and we are glad to have her!

Always exciting here on the Farm!  And now onto the Challenge!  This week, we invite our friends and customers to join us in our "Hat's Off to You!" challenge!...use a HAT theme on your card or project!  Y
ou can cut one out/alter a stamp, use Hat paper, hat racks, hat pins, baseball caps, anything to do with HATS on your challenge card.  You can also create a 3d/altered item in the shape of a hat?  Whatever you fancy, it's hat's off to you this week!


INTRODUCING...Miss Anya "Hat's Off"

Isn't she just Adorable!

Well, that's it for me today, but make sure you check out the TGF BLOG to see what the others have been up to and find out how you can WIN a Miss Anya Hat's OFF! by leaving comments TODAY!   In addition, one lucky winner of this week's "Hat's Off" challenge will ALSO take home a Miss Anya "Hat's Off" set!  TWO chances to win!  Good luck ,everyone!

Super Ian to the Rescue!

Well it's Friday again, which means it's my turn to share some inspiration for our current Mad For Markers challenge, which is to use Red, White and Blue. I hope everyone had a Great Australia Day and enjoyed all things that make our country AMAZING! We took the kids out for lunch and then headed down to the beach where the kids played on the sand and the older two even went for a swim! A great way to spend the day!

Ok, so onto my card,  I needed a card for my Nephew's birthday next week, so I thought these colors would be perfect with Super Ian!

Copic Colors Used:

Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Clothes - R59, R29, R27, R24, B99, B97, B95, B93, YR20, YR21
Skin - R02, R01, R000
Background - B00, B000, 0

You have until tomorrow to get your entry into this months challenge as we are starting a new challenge on Monday!

My card was colored using Copics and Xpress It Blending Card which are all available from the lovely Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blog Make Over!

 I want to say a Great Big THANK-YOU to the very talented and lovely Sammi for my AMAZING new blog, Thanks Sammi! I was absolutely blown away when I saw what she had done and it is just Perfect, exactly what I wanted.

I just love it! What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chapter 47: Back Down the Rabbit Hole

Greetings, Friends!

Today is a BITTERSWEET...although MOSTLY sweet post for Oh, Alice.   It has been almost ONE YEAR since Jess got this crazy little idea one night to dedicate a blog, and a Saturday each week, to Alice in Wonderland because of her deep love of the characters, story, and mostly just Alice. We have had an AMAZING team of girls on the DT, some who have been and gone and some that are still with us, but always creating Gorgeous creations for you!

After careful consideration and thought, some of us had decided that it was time to head back down the Rabbit hole and onto new Adventures.

Oh, Alice will be closing it's doors this week, but will return next week as The Altered Alice, a blog that our Twisted Thirteen member Lynne Phelps has started and will continue on from here.   There is nothing to fear!  The Altered Alice will still be bringing you FABULOUS challenges, lovely excerpts from our beloved chapters that tell us so much about Alice's world, and we have alerted our sponsors about the new Blog name and format, so hopefully you'll see some familiar faces VERY soon!

Here are a few words from Lynne about what you can expect at the Altered Alice:

"In Wonderland, Alice learned that everything changes so the important thing is to be true to yourself. That is true for the Alice in Wonderland challenges as well, which will be changing and growing in new directions under the next Mad Hatter, our own design team member Lynne Phelps. The Oh, Alice! challenges will now be hosted on her Alice in Wonderland artwork blog, The Altered Alice (link: You will find our same familiar challenge Chapters but they will be in a new monthly form, beginning on the first Sunday of the month and posting the winner on the last Sunday of the month. The design team will provide weekly project posts to inspire you along the way! "

Without further adieu, I'd like to thank all the members of the Twisted Thirteen who have been AMAZING to create with and I would especially like to thank Jess for giving me a go on Oh Alice, I have loved every minute of my time on this DT, but unfortunately I won't be continuing with the Altered Alice and wish all that do all the very best!

 Be sure to FOLLOW "The Altered Alice" right away so that you do not miss out on the first challenge or any new prizes coming their way!  

On that note, let's get to this week's CHALLENGE:

This week's mission is to travel "Back down the Rabbit Hole" challenge-back to the beginning-Create a HELLO card (for OR a "Goodbye" card-it's all about what it looks like on the other side of that Looking Glass, right?

The DT has once again been blessed with a WONDERFUL assortment of Nikki Sivils papers and embellishments to work with as Nikki has graciously supplied the DT with, as well as a WONDERFUL prize pack for ONE lucky winner (winner will be announced next week on the Altered Alice challenge Blog and also you must link your creations THERE.

In addition to creating a HELLO or GOODBYE card and entering it over at The Altered Alice, the NEW Alice in Wonderland Challenge Blog, don't forget to "FOLLOW" the new "Altered Alice" blog where next week's challenge AND the winner of the last Nikki giveaway will be drawn! 

So I have made a Goodbye card. I have used this Gorgeoous Tilda stamp, using some of the beautiful 
Nikki Sivils papers. I liked how tilda was blowing kisses, it is like she is saying goodbye and good luck, which is exctly what I wanted to say!

My Card was colored with Copic Markers on Xpress It Blending card, all of which are available from Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Time for another FFF!

Can you believe that it's Friday again already, where does the time go! Friday on the farm means it's time for another Farm fresh Friday. This week we want you to use paper toll or dimensional techniques to Pop up your projects and amke them come to life.

ETA - Image has been taken done for Publication

As you can see from this picture I have popped Anya up a couple of times to make her stand out. I have also popped Ian's flower up as well!

I have used the 'I do' set and made a wedding card, I don't have anyone I know getting married, but you never know hey! I was so excited to use my new stash of ribbon which arrived during the week. I have to say thank-you to Kellie for enabling me in my ribbon addiction, you were sooo right Kellie, it is just Gorgeous Ribbon and it goes perfectly with this card!

ETA - Image has been taken down for publication

I just love this quote, it is sooo cute! I wanted to use it on the card, but I just didn't have the room for it, so I decided to make a tag that was tucked into the card, so whoever gets this card will have a little surprise on a tag!

 Copic Colors Used:

My card was colored with Copics on Xpress It Blending Card, all of which are availble from the lovely Sammi over at the Mad For Markers Store!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Oh Alice Meets Mad For Markers

"Hush-a-by lady, in Alice's lap!
Till the feast's ready, we've time for a nap.
When the feast's over, we'll go to the ball -
Red Queen, and White Queen, and Alice, and all!"
~ "Queen Alice", Through The Looking-Glass

We here at Oh Alice, hereby cordially invite you to meet Iracebeth the Red Queen of Crims and Mirana the White Queen. Iracebeth and Mirana are sisters who couldn't be more different:  while the White Queen is kind and gentle and is loved by everyone, the Red Queen's answer to everything is "Off with their heads!"

To honor our Royal Highnesses, we challenge you to choose which Royal Court you would want to have rule over you, the Red Queen's or the White Queen's???
So the challenge this week, if you should choose to accept it, is to create a card/project that is either mostly white or mostly red.

This week's Oh, Alice challenge is being sponsored by Baby Bud Designs! 
"The Baby Bud illustrations you see in the shop have been drawn ‘free hand’ by the artist and owner, Mary Anne Wainright. There is never any computer re-imaging involved. Their quirky little imperfections are what make them original, unique and whimsical and reminds the viewer that they were created from the heart."

Baby Bud Designs has not only generously let the DT use her images, but is also offering the winner a choice ofTWO digital images from their Baby Bud Designs Etsy Shop!

Over at Mad for Markers our Current challenge is based on Australia Day. We want you to use The Aussie colors of Red, White and Blue or Green and Gold to create with! 

 I have gone with the Red, White and Blue colors, although my red does look a little like washed out Salmon, but I promise I have used my R Copics, just the very light ones though! 

Sorry it's not a great Picture, but I have had to take it last night, so it was the best I could get!

I saw this great tutorial for this rustic flower the other day and I had to give it a go. I was pretty happy wth how it turned out. I think you will be seeing a few more of these!

My card was colored using Copic MArkers and Xpress It Blending card, all of which you can get from Mad For Markers! I will be back later to add in my colors that I used. I have taken a picture of them, but it is on my other computer, so I will load it up later!

Friday, January 14, 2011

FFF Color Challenge!

Well it's time for another FFF and this Friday we have a Color challenge for you!
You need to use Black, Turquoise and One Color of your Choice!
I decided to use White as my color of choice and I have to say that I really liked these colors together and  I think I will use them again! I have used the new Fancy Anya, isn't she just Adorable! Now I haven't really had much Practice with my black hair, but I decided to have a go with it and it actually turned out ok, which means I was happy with it..hehe! I have been having some fun doing these round cards, so I decided to do another one just for something different!

Copic Colors Used:

Play along by uploading your card or creation to:  TGF GALLERIA>Contest/Challenges>FFF 2011> Mystery Color Challenge 1

You have until Wednesday, January 19th to submit your entry and ONE LUCKY WINNER will take home "Little Dreamer" this week!  Good luck to all who enter!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dream BIG!

Oh Alice Chapter 43, meets a very late Farm Fresh Friday. I am sorry for the lateness of my FFF, but I have only just gotten home from 2 weeks away and I have just haven't had time with all the washing and other things that come when you get back from camping! Although I have to say we have had a Fabulous time camping along the river, with Perfect weather and lots of Fun, although I am tired after chsing a 19 month old around for the whole 2 weeks, he doesn't stop unless he is alseep...hehe!

 I want to say a great big thank-you to everyone who commented on my TGF Farmer News and all my posts. So onto my FFF and Oh Alice card, I have used this Fantastic sketch that our very own Farmer Mercy has put together for you:

The prize for this week will be the new Cheeky Cherry “Naughty or Nice” stamp set! :)  Wanna play along?  Just upload your card or creation to the TGF Galleria> Contest/Challenges>Farm Fresh Fridays-2011 (NEW CATEGORY!) >Mercy Sketch 1-7-11.
Enter by Wednesday January 12th to be eligible to WIN!  Winner will be announced w/ the next FFF on the 14th :)

`Oh, I've had such a curious dream!' said Alice, and she told her sister, as well as she could remember them, all these strange Adventures of hers that you have just been reading about; and when she had finished, her sister kissed her, and said, `It WAS a curious dream, dear, certainly: but now run in to your tea; it's getting late.' So Alice got up and ran off, thinking while she ran, as well she might, what a wonderful dream it had been.
-- Chapter 12, Alice in Wonderland

I hope you have some wonderful holiday dreams to remember! We are still locked in winter in the northern hemisphere, and that makes me think of an icy blue color scheme. It is also time to start scrappng those Christmas and New Year memories!

Our generous sponsor, Nikki Sivils, is offering a huge prize to help you capture those memories! One randomly drawn winner will receive a 6x6 inch pad, 12x12 inch designer paper, and  burlap covered  buttons from the Happy Holly-Days Collection!

So the challenge this week, should you choose to accept it, is to share something that helps you capture your holiday memories, like a layout, mini-album or picture holder of some kind, OR to use an icy blue and white color scheme!

The design team this week will be showing off some fabulous paper from our generous sponsor, Nikki Sivils. They will be using the wonderful  "Something for Everyone" collection in beautiful Alice blue or the Happy Holly-Days collection.

You have until Friday, January 14th, 8 p.m. CST to submit your creations using the link tool below. Remember you can either share a holiday memory or use an icy blue color scheme, so show us your stuff and one luck winner will walk away with the prize pack from Nikki Sivils!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Release Day!

HELLO, everyone!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Can you BELIEVE it's 2011?   

Here at the Farm we are JUST as excited about the New Year as we are about our NEW RELEASES-available NOW at The Greeting Farm!  After a SUPER fun-filled week of previews, we are thrilled to welcome the following new releases in rubber:  Fancy Anya, Naughty/Nice, Little Dreamer, and I Do!

Thanks for sticking with us this week-it's been a BLAST!   Now, I have a SUPER fun card for you using the CA&F Saturday Sketch: You can see the sketch here!

Be sure to check out the sketch again today on the Club Anya and Friend's blog that we are using-it's a special 2 week holiday sketch and ONE lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE JANUARY RELEASE for playing along!  SURPRISE!!!   You have until the 7th to get those entries in! Woo hoo!

As for today's DT blog hop, we have ANOTHER January RELEASE up for grabs!  Be sure to start on the TGF Blog for your instructions and HAVE FUN ringing in the NEW YEAR with The Greeting Farm!

Happy NEW YEAR, everyone!