Friday, November 5, 2010

CHAPTER 38: Tickets, Please!

CHAPTER 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! Our ride this week is sponsored by our own Tasha who is generously donating a $15 gift certificate to Stamping Bella (in honor of their cute new Alice stamp) which will be awarded to one randomly selected winning traveler!

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 YOUR ticket ready to take a journey through Wonderland!

So for my card this week I decided I would try and sketch my own Alice. What I did not do is make her small enough, so I thought I could scan her and make her smaller. (Bright idea) Well her lines did not come out as clearly as a stamp would, so I will have to work on that. But all in all she is cute.

My ticket, I used my tim holtz stamp and die cut. The metal memo pin is also tim holtz.

The wool rolled flowers I made to add to the card. (I learned to make these at our monthly ATC meeting)

Final look at Alice.

Now get ready to travel with these inspiring examples:

We know you are all wondering who won last week's FABULOUS prize of a set of Elaine Cox Alice in Wonderland stamps, donated by our generous DT sister Ky! Our randomly selected winner is Connie Paxman, please contact our Mad Hatter Jess to claim your prize. Here is a peek at the winning entry:

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 by 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 using the InLinkz tool at "Oh Alice". Good luck, or maybe we should say Bon Voyage, as we can't wait to see where your creations will take us!


Sammi said...

AWESOME!! What a fabulous project! LOVE your work Donna and so pleased you are staying at the tea party!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card! I came here specifically to see who made the stamp. LOL It's YOU!!!! WOWee, lady! You should be having your own digi biz! LOVE it! (and with a name like Donna you can't miss! ;D xxD

Peggy said...

Beautiful creation! I love those rolled flowers!!

Erin said...

I knew that was one of your girls as soon as I saw it. Maybe you should start your own digi stamp line. She's super cute, love the felt flowers too.

Tracy Evans said...

Very creative drawing your own Alice, and gorgeous she is too. Fabulous colour scheme. Love the addition of the memo pin and ticket. Tracy Evans x

Anonymous said...

awesome card love those flowers they turn out great love mom

margie c said...

AMAZING! I love your creations and style! and your Alice is perfect! I love her and your card! and that is the perfect ticket sentiment! Great job :)
hugs, margie

Tami said...

this is so cool Donna. Love it and the flowers are great too. Miss you.

Emma said...

WOW Donna! This is fantastic! I love how you have drawn your own Alice, she is just Gorgeous!

Lynne Phelps said...

I love it that you drew your own Alice, and the way you used some of the paper to make a peplum on her skirt! SO HAPPY that you are remaining on the DT! I love the color palette you chose for this card, the patterns and colors are so inviting. What a wonderful card!