Saturday, February 25, 2012

CHAPTER 12 - CHALLENGE HEARTS!



"First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King's crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS."

-- Chapter 8; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland



Since February contains Valentine's Day, we are challenging you to show us your HEART (or hearts), in whatever form you'd like to interpret that! Our sponsor this month is The Octopode Factory, who is offering a $30 Etsy shop gift certificate to one randomly selected winner.The Octopode Factory has amazing and unique images born from the fertile imagination of Lily Chilvers. The Etsy Shop carries her digi stamps and collage sheets, and she has large and small rubber stamps available through her blog. Be sure to check out all the incredible Alice in Wonderland characters and digital stamp sets, and visit! And for fun and inspiration, be sure to visit Lily's blog and The Octopode Factory Friday challenge blog, or TOFF for short! This WAS a very short month, so I hope you had the chance to join in on the fun! Now head over to the Altered Alice blog and see if you are one of this month's winner's!


Thanks Lily for such great characters to color! You have amazing images!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Giving Back

Over at Cosmo Cricket they are giving back.
Click on Cosmo Cricket and read about it. It's a awesome way to give!
This week's mission is posted here.

I did some art with the grand kids this week-end! So fun!

We had 3 paint colors, 1 black marker, scissors, and Cosmo Cricket paper. That's it! Time to get back to basics. No machines! Oh MY!

This 1st one is my 7 yr old grandson's.

Be cool stay in school! Then he painted the picture of a school, how cool!


Now this is what my 10 year old g-daughter did! I love what she picked for her inspirational message.

"And you will succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!

And this is mine!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out!
This was so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CHAPTER 12 - Challenge Hearts!


"First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King's crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS." -- Chapter 8; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland



Since February contains Valentine's Day, we are challenging you to show us your HEART (or hearts), in whatever form you'd like to interpret that!Our sponsor this month is The Octopode Factory, who is offering a $30 Etsy shop gift certificate to one randomly selected winner.The Octopode Factory has amazing and unique images born from the fertile imagination of Lily Chilvers. The Etsy Shop carries her digi stamps and collage sheets, and she has large and small rubber stamps available through her blog. Be sure to check out all the incredible Alice in Wonderland characters and digital stamp sets, and visit! And for fun and inspiration, be sure to visit Lily's blog and The Octopode Factory Friday challenge blog, or TOFF for short!This is a very short month, so you have only until Friday, Feb. 24 to submit your entry! As always, projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post. Please join us!

This week is my week to share! I know last week you got a sneak peek on the Oh Alice blog. This week it is on my blog.

I have made a canvas with the queen of hearts. I love Lily's images, they are so fun to color! I started this canvas by covering it with gesso to give it some bite. I then painted the background with acrylics paint. While this was drying I set in to color my image, the Queen of Hearts. I used Prisma Colored pencils on her, layer after layer until I like the way she looked. I used my Cricket (Provo Craft) to cut out the castle. I used matte medium to adhere both the castle and the queen onto the painted canvas. Then I cut out Whimsical Heart Stems and added them to look like a fence. Then the shading began to make it look like those Whimsical hearts were jumping off the page. I really enjoy making this. So much fun to play around with shading. I added some glossy accents to the eyes and a few of the hearts.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!





Now it's your turn, go get your hearts going and join in this fun challenge. Head over to the Altered Alice and enter!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

3rd Cosmo Cricket Project

This is the 3rd project I am going to share with you.

I was walking in the thrift store one day and had seen this white house with a horrible ugly stuffed doll inside. It had glitter all over it, it was horrible! However, I loved the little white house box and thought someday I could do something with it.

Well Now was the time to pull it out and make a sweet little wall hanging for a little girls bedroom.

I used the new Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two line. This had 3 holes at the bottom of it and I had no idea what the holes would have been for, so I took 2 tacks and painted them to match and put one of the flowers from Tea for Two over the 3rd hole. This is how it looks today!

ENJOY!



Monday, February 13, 2012

Spool Fun

This is another project I did for Cosmo Cricket. I love the way these spools came out. So fast and easy to make. You can use them as picture displays or name place holders. How fun for a little girls tea party.
I hope you love them as much as I do.

Oh and the cute little girl, that's my cute little Clara. She is growing up so fast.








Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's time to share

This week I will be sharing the projects that I made for the Cosmo Cricket booth for CHA (Craft and Hobby Association).

I absolutely fell in love with this line. It is called Tea for Two. It has the best patterns. It has a very vintage feel to me. I would love to see this line come out in fabric. I will be the first one in line. This would make the cutest quilt or little girls dresses.

Speaking of dresses, I made a dress form out of the sizzix die by tim holtz. Then folded a skirt to dress the form. I think it came out so sweet. I love the yellows and blues, they are fabulous together. It's funny, while CHA was going on I was seeing pictures on Facebook and different blogs of the projects I made. It was strange to see others put the pictures on their site.

If you have not seen this collection by Cosmo Cricket you must! It is amazing!


So here is a tag I made!





























Make sure you stop by Tuesday for another project.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CHAPTER 12 - Challenge Hearts!

"First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King's crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS." -- Chapter 8; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Since February contains Valentine's Day, we are challenging you to show us your HEART (or hearts), in whatever form you'd like to interpret that!


Our sponsor this month is The Octopode Factory, who is offering a $30 Etsy shop gift certificate to one randomly selected winner.The Octopode Factory has amazing and unique images born from the fertile imagination of Lily Chilvers. The Etsy Shop carries her digi stamps and collage sheets, and she has large and small rubber stamps available through her blog. Be sure to check out all the incredible Alice in Wonderland characters and digital stamp sets, and visit! And for fun and inspiration, be sure to visit Lily's blog and The Octopode Factory Friday challenge blog, or TOFF for short!This is a very short month, so you have only until Friday, Feb. 24 to submit your entry! As always, projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post. Please join us!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition

Well it's that time of year again, and I am up for the task. This is my audition for the Graphic 45 design team. I love the vintage feel of Graphic 45 and it remains one of my favorite brands on the market. I remember meeting the gals from Graphic 45 a few short years ago at Scrapfest. I loved them as much as I love the papers. So here is what I like to do with Graphic 45 papers. ENJOY! My first try at a movie-be gentle

video


HOME DECOR -
THE MAGIC OF OZ


CARD FOR A FRIEND



THIS IS TRULY MAGIC!

THIS IS A INTER-CHANGEABLE NECKLACE!
SO FUN!!!!


HOME DECOR-HAND TINTED CORK BOARD MADE NEW AGAIN VINTAGE LOOK FAN-EACH BLADE STITCHED WITH LACE FRONT AND BACK, THIS FAN CAN OPEN AND CLOSE. not EVERYONE HAS A FAN LIKE THIS. HERE IS A PIECE OF DECOR FOR THE MEN,
GREAT FOR THE OFFICE OR IN THE DEN,


HECK NOW THEY HAVE MAN CAVES IN THE GARAGE.


LAST IS A CIRCUS CLOCK. JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT! I HAVE ENJOYED MAKING EACH AND EVERYONE OF THESE PIECES. THE GENTLEMEN PIECE HAS BEEN MADE MORE THEN ONCE, IT IS A WELL SOUGHT AFTER GIFT.

A PS.......I HOPE YOU REMEMBER THE PURSE I SENT YOU GUYS, MAYBE THAT CAN COUNT A LITTLE ALSO.


Thank you for letting me share my take on your papers. If I had some of your metals, oh the places we could go with those! I really need to get some of those.
Thanks
If you have time I would love to know what you think! Please leave me a comment, I would be ever so greatful!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

CHAPTER 12 Challenge: Hearts!

"First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King's crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS." -- Chapter 8; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Since February contains Valentine's Day, we are challenging you to show us your HEART (or hearts), in whatever form you'd like to interpret that! Our sponsor this month is The Octopode Factory, who is offering a $30 Etsy shop gift certificate to one randomly selected winner.
The Octopode Factory has amazing and unique images born from the fertile imagination of Lily Chilvers. The Etsy Shop carries her digi stamps and collage sheets, and she has large and small rubber stamps available through her blog. Be sure to check out all the incredible Alice in Wonderland characters and digital stamp sets, and visit! And for fun and inspiration, be sure to visit Lily's blog and The Octopode Factory Friday challenge blog, or TOFF for short!

This is a very short month, so you have only until Friday, Feb. 24 to submit your entry! As always, projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post. Please join us!