Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh Alice Challenge 4 and 5



Okay, so today you get a 2fer. Meaning 2 challenges for the price of one. I really didn't intend it to be, but I think it's gonna turn out that way. 2 weeks ago the Oh Alice! Chapter 4 challenge was a beautiful sketch by DT member Pam Varnell. However, there wasn't a specific deadline (for me, that's death because I'm such a procrastinator). I fully intended to do it but it was a busy week last week sooo... Anyway, this week the Chapter 5 challenge is to use a caterpiller or BUTTERFLY on your card. Now I do have a caterpiller image that I've even colored for this week's challenge, but I seem to have lost it under the piles of crap I have laying all over this craft room so in the interest of time, I'm submitting this card for BOTH of the challenges. If I manage to find the image in time and can whip out another card I will. The sweet, innocent Alice image is from Mo Manning called Alice in pencil. I first saw it on my friend Barb's blog (she always has the coolest stuff) and of course I rushed right over and bought it. The sentiment is from Sassy Studio Designs. DP is from that gorgeous Heidi Grace stack I've been using lately and the frame is cut on my Cricut from the Sentimentals cartridge (first time using it! woohoo!) The BUTTERFLIES are a MS punch (honestly I feel like I'm cheating but I could have used my Cuttlebug Spot card with butterflies but I like to keep it "Alice" related)
Here's the dimensional view. the card is 6 x 6. The round aperture is cut with my Nesties, I embossed the frame with Swiss dots, and added a few adhesive pearls. I really love how soft the whole effect is.

24 comments:

  1. You really do create some of the gorgeous-est cards! (Yes it's a word. I made it up, so it's a word.)

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  2. Alice sure is having a come back!~
    she is beautiful!
    Carol N<><

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  3. I love your "2fer)...and Alice is just precious.

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  4. Hi Donna,
    These are great cards. I love Alice = she is gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Oh how beautiful Donna that's the best Alice yet! I love the soft blues you've used and the gorgeous frame. Wonderful work as always!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  6. Donna, as usual, those cards are beautiful!!! AND, it's wonderful to know I'm not the only person who loses something I've made under the crap on my desk! LOL!

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  7. Oh Donna, Gorgeous card, the details are stunning and your colouring amazing. A perfect Alice and such wonderful butterflies. Have a great weekend.
    hugs Jodie from Oz

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  8. What a really lovely card its lovely with that detailed frame around it. Loving your blog here, hugs Linda x

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  9. Ha ha! Gotcha hooked!! I love the card you made with Mo Manning's Alice. It is such a lovely image. Your border is gorgeous! I'm really into the Alice comeback so I love both cards!

    Thanks for the shout out, too!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  10. This is so pretty and soft. I love the frame. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

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  11. you really are awesome donna...i lover everything you do...hugs

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  12. The card is wonderful as usual.... it is remarkable work. What struck me today was talking about losing something under all the crap on the desk. I was beginning to think I was the only messy scrapper. Ha ha ha. I'm always loosing something... usually in my clothes or on the floor or flipped over to the other side of the table. Thank you for showing the beautiful side of your work and the other side. :0)

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  13. WOW.. Donna, those are breath taking..

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  14. I love your Alices, they are both great. Hugs

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  15. Beautifull Donna !!

    Hugs Monique

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  16. Oh has it really been that long since I've been by to see all your wonderful creations...I've scrolled past spingy butterflies (2 die 4) Hoppy Easter (precious) Vintage Winter (stunning, love that image) did I miss summer along the way! Oh and Alice, I cannot forget sweet Alice...I veel a bit like her right now...falling through a wonderland of creative beauty...your work is beautimus my dear....what a treat for me to get to see all you have been up to.....love love love the all...the butterfly is vunderbau!!!!!

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  17. Gorgeous card Donna! Love the colors and the embossing and dimension is awesome!

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  18. These are adorable! By the way I just wanted to pass along the Ms. Brightside award to you...it's on my blog waiting! :)

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  19. such pretty cards girl...and the first one is just soo soft and the second is bold...way to use the sketch....

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  20. Donna, this is absolutely lovely! It has such a sweet innocent quality that I just LOVE!

    (-: Heidi

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  21. I've been a little lax in blog stalking lately, but WOW...heading over here is never a disappointment! Such a beautiful card and the colors are perfect, not to mention the gorgeous frame around the image! You're making me think seriously that I "need" the Sentimentals cart! Love it!

    :)

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Thanks for making my day!