Saturday, November 27, 2010

CHAPTER 41: Off With Their Heads!

`Let's go on with the game,' the Queen said to Alice; and Alice was too much frightened to say a word, but slowly followed her back to the croquet-ground.

The other guests had taken advantage of the Queen's absence, and were resting in the shade: however, the moment they saw her, they hurried back to the game, the Queen merely remarking that a moment's delay would cost them their lives.

All the time they were playing the Queen never left off quarrelling with the other players, and shouting `Off with his head!' or `Off with her head!' Those whom she sentenced were taken into custody by the soldiers, who of course had to leave off being arches to do this, so that by the end of half an hour or so there were no arches left, and all the players, except the King, the Queen, and Alice, were in custody and under sentence of execution.

So Welcome back to the land of wonder and where the saying, 'Off with her head' is a regular statement! Well here in wonderland this week, that is exactly what we want you to do. This week we want you to take your stamps and yep you guessed it,'Off with their heads'. So we are asking you to alter your stamps and mix it up a little by giving them a new head or body. Ohhh this is going to be sooo much fun seeing what you come up with!!!

Up for grabs this week is a Scor Buddy from the lovely people at 
http://www.scrappingreatdeals.comSo off with their heads for your chance to win this awesome prize. You have until the 3rd of Dec to play along with us.

Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice blog to see the rest of the DT's Gorgeous Creations!

So onto my card, I have used the very Gorgeous Cheeky Santa head with Sweet and Toxic's Creeper Girl body! I really liked how they turned out, it kind of looks like she is singing carols...hehe!

So I am entering this card into a couple of Challenges:

7 kids Chalenge - Untraditional Christmas Colors

Club Anya - Kristy's Altering Embellishments - I have colored my pearls red to match my card.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Very NON Tradional Christmas!

I won this Gorgeous Birthday Kellita a little while ago over on the Tickled Pink Blog, isn't she just adorable, you can get yours from the Tickled Pink Store here! I know that she is called Birthday Kellita, but I could just see her as a Christmas Kellita as well!

Don't forget that our current Mad For Markers Challenge is to Use Non Tradional Christmas Colors! Now this card certainly does that. I couldn't go past Pink, so I think there will be a few Pink Christmas cards given out by me this year...hehe!

Copic Colors Used:

Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Jeans - BG78, BG75, BG72
Shirt - R20, R01, R000
Eyes - E37, E35, E31
Headband & Belt - R81, R83, R85
Present - E44, E43, E41, R83, R81

 Background - R01, R000, 0

I made the centre of my flower and I have to say that I am very happy with how it came out!

My card uses Copics and Xpress It Blending card, which are all available from the Mad For Marker Store!

Some exciting Mad For Markers News is that we are now offering online classes! How exciting is that! So for all those people who can't get to a copic class you can now take lessons in your own home! Head over to the store you book yourself in!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ella's 2nd time using Copics!

Today is my son's 11th birthday, Happy Birthday Brody!

So yesterday his sister Ella, who is 9,  decided she wanted to make him a card, which is a big thing, as most of the time these two are trying to kill each other, so the fact that she wants to do something for him is very nice! She asked me if she could use my copics and so I sat with her and told her what colors to put where in order to get the depth and shadow into her coloring. 

This is the card she came up with. Now I have to say that she has colored this all on her own with a bit of direction from me and I have to say that she has done a Fabulous job! Considering this is only the 2nd time I have let her use my copics, I can be a tad protective of them!

We may have another Copic lover in the family!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chapter 40: Hooka Are You?

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
~Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,Chapter 5

Welcome to the mad world of Wonderland! Once again we are here to inspire you to create great things! The Caterpillar (Absalom) was the wisest creature in Wonderland. At least he thought so, and so did most of the others.
He is a fascinating character because of his wisdom, and his lack of understanding metamorphosis. Kind of a weird oxymoron, don't you think? Our challenge this week is to use either a caterpillar or a butterfly in your project. If you'd like to go one step farther, use a definition or dictionary paper in your design (any subject is fine).

If you are fortunate, you may find yourself wisely winning your choice of three 4x6 reprints from our sponsor, Maigan Lynn Beaudoin Shaw. Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see what the Dt have done with one of Maigan's images, just Gorgeous!

I have had this stamp for a little while now and have been waiting for someone to have a baby so that I could ink it up, well my neighbours have just become grandparents for the first time and I have made this card to give to them. 

Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog by midnight, Friday, November 26th to be entered in the drawing. Happy creating!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sparkly TGF Birthday!

This is my 2nd post for today, to see my Mad For Markers Post please click here!

It's Farm Fresh Friday and this week for FFF we want you to create a Sparkly Birthday Card. The more sparkle the better!!

Today I have used Beanie Anya, she is just sooo cute! I have also used a free digi sentiment by the wonderful Bec from Bizzy Bec's. I kept looking at this card thinking that it needed more, but everything I tried was too much, so I came to the conclusion that the flower was big enough and that I really didn't need anything else.

Up for grabs this week is 'Sweet Anya'. So pull out all your sparkle and get creating! Make sure to pop past the TGF Blog to see the rest of the DT's Sparkly creations!

Mad For Markers Snowmen!

Over at the Mad For Marker Challenge Blog, we have a new challenge going which is to Make a Christmas Card using Non Tradional Colors. so for my card I have used these gorgeous TGF Snowmen. I have had them for a while, but haven't inked them up. I seem to have a few of these lately, which haven't seen the love of ink yet....hehe! Sometimes I think I shop more than I stamp...hehe!

Copic Colors Used:
R20, R01, R000, BG75, BG72, BG10, BG000, W1, W00

So make sure to get creating and enter our current challenge, there are already lots of gorgeous cards been entered!

My card was colored on Xpress It Blending card and colored using copics, all of which can be purchased from the lovely Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Raising Awareness of Premature Births!

Yesterday my family and I all went to the Life's Little Treasures Foundation - Walk For Prems. Which was a fun run/walk to raise money and awareness for Premature Births. My hubby did the 10km run with the girls in the Pram. Here is a Picture of them just as the run was about to start and the bottom picture is of them once they had finished.

I am so Proud of him for running with the girls. There is no way that I could even run 1km, so I just wanted to say a Great Big CONGRATULATIONS to my amazing Hubby and Girls for a job well done, or should I say well run...hehe! Love you!
 Life's Little Treasures is a charity that I volunteer with and they are a fantastic support group for Families who have had a Premature baby, which is something that is very close to our hearts!

I also want to give a big Congratulations to all the Life's Little Treasures Girls and Guys who put together a fantastic event yesterday! Well Done!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chapter 39: Nothin' but Tea and Time...

"Alice felt dreadfully puzzled. The Hatter's remark seemed to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English. `I don't quite understand you,' she said, as politely as she could. 

`The Dormouse is asleep again,' said the Hatter, and he poured a little hot tea upon its nose. 

The Dormouse shook its head impatiently, and said, without opening its eyes, `Of course, of course; just what I was going to remark myself.' 

`Have you guessed the riddle yet?' the Hatter said, turning to Alice again. 

`No, I give it up,' Alice replied: `what's the answer?' 

`I haven't the slightest idea,' said the Hatter. 

`Nor I,' said the March Hare. 

Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'

`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.' 

`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice. 

`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'"

Greetings friends in Wonderland!

Today we have a fun challenge for you based on a lovely inspiration piece that the Mad Hatter herself just might "need" one of these days!

But first, a BIG warm WONDERLAND welcome to Tracy Evans, our November/December Guest! Tracy has wow'd us with her projects for a while and we are thrilled to have her here at our Twisted Table.

This week, we have an inspiration piece, again from one of Jess's favorite designers,Tarina Tarantino (Shown above).

It LOOKS like a watch, but in this case, the face of "Father Time" is the Mad Hatter himself. We can just see him, shouting out from this beautiful piece and startling it's owner "YOU HAVEN'T EVEN MET TIME!". Boy, it sure feels like that some days..time simply moves TOO QUICKLY to catch!

Make sure you pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see what the rest of the DT have created!

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's a Beanie Kind of Day!

Today's FFF is our Scrapbook Challenge. The lovely Melyssa has put together this fantastic sketch for you to get creative with! Make sure you pop past the TGF blog to see all the other DT's gorgeous LO's

Now it has been a while since I scrapped a LO, I used to be a scrapper before I was converted to cards...hehe, but I really enjoyed scrapping again. This is a picture of my girls with their Daddy on their 4th birthday. They just love the park and they love chips and gravey, so on their birthday we took them to the park and had chips and gravey for lunch. As their birthday is in July it is right in the middle of winter so of course we needed the beanies, so what better TGF stamp to use then the brand new Beanie Anya. I even managed to get her beanie like Miss Lily's...hehe!

Copic Colors Used
Skin- E11, E00, E000, R20
Beanie - G02, G00, G000, RV14, RV13, RV29, RV25
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Scraf - RV29, RV25, RV23
Jacket & Boots - E39, E37, E35, E33

Now you have one week to play along with this sketch and be in the running to win the new "I heart Sweaters" set!

Now don't forget that over on the new Mad For Markers Challenge Blog you still have one more day to get your entries into our 'Anything But a Card' Challenge. I have to say that those who have entered have done a fantastic job!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! We have our big Run For Prem Babies on Sunday and are hoping like mad that the whether holds out, it is supposed to rain...arrrgh!! So my lovely Hubby and the girls might get wet as they do their run, oh well, it's all for a good cause!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hoppin into the holidays with TGF!

"The Greeting Farm will be HOPPIN' into the Holidays featuring our December release! 

 Please join us on TUESDAY, NOV. 30th at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog for an ALL-CUSTOMER and DT blog hop, featuring HOLIDAY cards that use TGF stamps!  The DT will be premiering some December releases, there will be prizes, chit chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST, and the winner of our Ugly Sweater Inspired contest will also be announced!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 

 "Let it Snow"  (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
and  "Holiday Treats" (incorporate some kind of treat/goodie theme into your cards!
  (this was edited from "It's a Wrap" in case you saw that on anyone else's blogs, fyi)

You  may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!  

What's more? There are even MORE ways to win!  You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting.  In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.

More information will be released as the weeks move on, but to sign up, you need toemail Jessica at yeahshestamps at gmail dot com NO LATER than TUESDAY, November 24th-NO exceptions, sorry.  With the holidays approaching and lots of family in from out of town, Jess will need the list by then at the latest.

PLEASE put "TGF HOLIDAY HOP" as your subject line-this is very important!   ETA:  PLEASE INCLUDE the FULL URL of your BLOG ADDRESS!  We've already had a few signups that didn't include any blog info ;)  Thanks!

We can't wait to hop into the holidays with all of our friends on the Farm!

Feel free to grab the above badge and DIRECT-link to this post-the more the MERRIER this season!  :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Oh Alice Chater 38: Tickets Please!

`Tickets, please!' said the Guard, putting his head in at the window. In a moment everybody was holding out a ticket: they were about the same size as the people, and quite seemed to fill the carriage.

`Now then! Show your ticket, child!' the Guard went on, looking angrily at Alice. And a great many voices all said together (`like the chorus of a song,' thought Alice), `Don't keep him waiting, child! Why, his time is worth a thousand pounds a minute!

`I'm afraid I haven't got one,' Alice said in a frightened tone: `there wasn't a ticket-office where I came from." And again the chorus of voices went on. `There wasn't room for one where she came from. The land there is worth a thousand pounds an inch!'

-- Chapter 3, Through the Looking Glass
Greetings friends in Wonderland! We are FULL STEAM AHEAD into November and today's challenge is JUST the ticket! 

But before we get started, there are some changes at our twisted tea party table!  We are bidding farewell to longtime design team members Jen and Suzi, so please leave them some extra love as you visit their last Oh, Alice! DT posts. We will really miss their superb talents! Donna, our amazing October guest designer, is stepping up to the table so we are back to our twisted thirteen. Welcome Donna, we are so glad you are staying where it's always time for tea! Be sure to check back next week for to find out who our guest designer will be for the holiday season!

So, do you have YOUR ticket ready for a ride on the Wonderland Express? Our twisted sis Lynne is the conductor this week and she says you can't travel with Oh, Alice! if you don't show us your ticket! You can make a ticket, use a ticket stamp, use a real ticket. Use one ticket or a whole row of tickets! So hop on it and get ready to take a journey through Wonderland!

It's time for you to get those tickets ready so you can travel with us on the Wonderland Express! You don't want to be left behind as this train leaves the station, so enter your new creations using the InLinkz tool below. There is no time limit this week, and we can't wait to see where your creations will take us! Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice blog to see what the rest of the DT have created for you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

TGF Farm Fresh Friday!

Welcome to another TGF Friday, and you know what that means! Yep it's time for another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge, this weeks FFF Challenge is to use Hemp, Floss or Raffia on your card!

Ok, so onto my card! I have used Ian from  I Heart Sweaters. He is just sooo adorable!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E39, E35, E31
Scarf &Boots - R59, R37, R35, R32
Jumper - BG78, BG75, BG72, W5, W3, W1
Pants - C10, C8, C5
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Make sure to get your entries in as the winner of this weeks FFF will win their very own Oliver & Amelia - Just for You!  How cool is that!!!

A Bookmark for Brody!

Hey there Copic Lovers, it's Mad For Markers Friday and our current challenge is 'Anything But a Card'.  Now last time I made a bookmark for my Daughter Ella, well my son Brody saw this and of course, you guessed it, he wanted one...hehe! So now I have a bookmark for Brody to share with you!

I just love this Creeper Jack from The Greeting Farm. Boys images are so hard to find and Creeper Jack is just perfect for that Pre teen, which Brody is and of course for teenage boys! So anyway I made this for Brody and he was just wrapped! These bookmarks are such a great little pressie!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E39, E35, E31
T-shirt - R59, R37, R35, YG17, YG13, YG11
Jeans - C5, C3, C1
Shoes - R37, R35, R59, C3, C1
My card uses Copics and X Press It blending Card

So if you haven't already entered our challenge you still have time, so get coloring and get your entry in!

For all your Copic needs make sure to hop on over to The Mad For Marker Store!

Monday, November 1, 2010

TGF Release Day Blog Hop!

If you're here for the Mad For Markers Blog Hop then please scroll down as this is my 2nd post for today!

Hello everyone!

November is here and we are bringing you a cozy "Release Day" Blog Hop today with The Greeting Farm!

Whether you're snuggled up with your honey in your favorite sweater by a fireplace, set out for your favorite coffee shop to visit with Beanie Anya, or snowboarding with Toby Cub, the theme is COZY and RELAXED this month...or , perhaps you're preparing something 'cheeky" under the tree for your honey?  It's never too early to start that shopping, right?  ;) 

Today, however, we want you to sit back, grab a cuppa tea or hot cocoa and enjoy our little DT hop!  Let's get started, shall we?

Today I used Cheeky Christmas on my card, isn't she just Gorgeous! I can see a lot of Cheeky Cards going out this Christmas...hehe!

Well, I hope you enjoyed it, as it's just one of THREE rubber releases and THREE new digis from the Critter Crew!  Everything is available now in the TGF Store and we can't wait to see what YOU create with these comfy, cozy cuties!

Now it's time to visit the next stop on the hop!  If you're just arriving now to my blog, be sure to start on the TGF Blog, and enjoy the rest of the order today:

Enjoy each and every stop along the way and WAIT!  There's more!  After all, it wouldn't be a blog hop without PRIZES, right?   ONE lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE NOVEMBER RELEASE, including the THREE digis, just for completing each stop along the blog hop and leaving a comment at the end-on the Club Anya & Friends blog!  Winner will be announced Tuesday morning-so you have until 11:59pm CST to enter!   GOOD LUCK!

See you soon, Farm Friends!  Stay warm and cozy and enjoy the November releases!

Mad For Markers 1st Blog Hop!

Good morning Copic Lovers, We are having our first ever Mad for Markers blog hop. If you have come here from Michelle’s blog then you are on the right track… if not then please hop on over to to start this fun hop.

Firstly we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to the departing Design team ladies… Sue, Louise and Tracy have been wonderful members of the Mad for Markers Design team and it’s with sadness that we say farewell! Please pop by their blogs and give them some love and lots of Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration they’ve shared with us all using Copic markers!

And we would like to give a very warm welcome to the new team and we are so very excited to have them on board…. You are going to love seeing their work which of course you will see as you are hopping…. you can also take a little detour to read more about the new team HERE.

Another little bit of news is that we now have a separate challenge blog – as of today (you will finish the hop there!) We have lots of FUN things in store for you here on the existing blog (stay tuned) and we have some great challenges lined up for you on the new Mad for Markers challenge blog ... with daily inspiration coming from our wonderful new team!

Make sure to leave all the Girls some love along the way and become a follower of the new challenge blog to be in the running to win a Prize Pack, which consists of 3 Copics, 1 multiliner, a small pack of Neenah and XPress It blending card, plus a small sheet of X Press It Mask It Paper. There will also be a couple of random winners chosen along the way.

So Enough chattering… HERE is my project I am sharing with you today…

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E31, E35, E39, E79, 0
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Clothes - BG78, BG75, BG72, R59, R37, R35, R32, E44, E43, E42, E41
Background - BG10, BG000, 0

I have been wanting to play with my new Magnolia club kit since it came a couple of weeks ago, but I just haven't found the time, well last week I saw a couple of gorgeous cards done by the amazing Kylie using these gorgeous images and I knew that I had to mount mine up. Thanks for the nudge Kylie!

Thanks for hopping by  - now please hop on over to Melissa's blog.

BLOG HOP order
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