Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month we bring you our holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!


To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! Our quote this month is actually contained within the window. The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more!


Our own Sue Roddis visited this window and is sharing the closeups on The Altered Alice so be sure to visit to view all of the glorious details and read the lovely verse.


My project is a teapot snowglobe easel card featuring the Alice characters taking their Christmas tea in a Wonderland of snow. The stamp is from our past sponsor Indigo Blu from the Alice II set. I've cut the teapot on my Cricut using the Ashlyn's alphabet cartridge with a circular cut out to fit my "globe" from George. The image is popped and I've added snowflakes from Jolee's as well as mica flake glitter to create a Winter Wonderland.



The globe itself is leftover packaging material from Terrifically Tacky Tape. I encourage you this holiday season to look at your trimmings and wrap and repurpose, recycle and reuse whenever possible.


The sentiment is computer generated and the banner is mounted, layered and popped on Nesties Labels Eleven which serves as a "stop" for my Easel. I've also used my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss a silver snowflake to which I've added a beaded one from JoLee's.



Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service.

We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings at The Altered Alice, so send us a Christmas Card! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post. Please visit each week to see fabulous inspiration from all of our team and click HERE to view the lovely creations by my sisters Tracy and Retta this week.

I'm also entering this in the Cuttlebug Spot "Leftovers" Challenge this week. Besides the leftover packaging, the DP is scraps from the SEI Winter Song Stack.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Donna,
    Stunning work on this gorgeous card. The layout is fantastic and the image is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  2. Gorgeous card!! And oh my bug what a vortex of ideas you've provided me with the thought of SHAPED easel cards!!!! I might have to rest a while lol. Love that window, TFS!

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  3. Lovely..all the ideas look wonderful..the tea pot, the colors, the inside image. Have a wonder-ful holiday as well.
    http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

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  4. Stunning piece, fabulous idea and I love love the colours. Tracy x

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  5. Wow Donna! This is stunning as always, so creative. Just Beautiful!
    :)

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  6. Wow, that is some SERIOUS crafting right there. I am left speechless! I am a BIG Alice fan and this is just too awesome!

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  7. Your card is stunning. I love easel cards and yours is just gorgeous.

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  8. Whoooooooooooa!!! I love that teapot easel!! Fantastic work, Donna!


    How are u doing?!? :)

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  9. WOW, what an amazing card! You are very talented, love it. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog re my card and my hometown.(Cape Town) I do not live there at the moment, I live in England but am going home for a month in two weeks time, and will spend a lot of time walking on that beach as its summer there now!! Hugs Michelle x

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  10. ouch...you made my jaw hit the tabletop! this is absolutely gorgeous...and I'm so excited that I have three rolls of unopened terrifically tacky tape in my craft draw...not that I could make it look this good, but I'm sure gonna give it a try. Absolutely gorgeous work, Donna.

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  11. Stunning project. Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  12. Absolutely and completely JAW DROPPING!!

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  13. Oh my gosh! ... OH MY GOSH! This just blows me away! I love tea pots and I love Alice! And I LOVE this amazing creation! WOW! Over the top! I had no idea about the stained glass panel. That is awesome and I will visit the link to see more. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow, wow, wow and WOW! Stunning card....perfect in every way! I especially love how you recycled the packing material...great idea!

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  15. Donna, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! OMG, I've been staring at it for 10 minutes! LOVE the overall color scheme and those gorgeous silver snow flakes. WOWZERS on the snow globe with the image inside. I've got to remember to stop throwing that packaging out with the trash!

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  16. Hi Donna, how are you? Great to see you in the challenge again!

    Love your take at this challenge, it is gorgious!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    TFS
    Jannie :)

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  17. The left over packaging is just the perfect fit for your tea pot, very cool.

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  18. I can't get over how awesome this is, Donna. The silver trim around is perfect!

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  19. Wowzer... you always amaze. Thank you for participating in the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot

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  20. Wow - this is stunning Donna!
    Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot - hope you'll join us for a new challenge tomorrow! :0)
    Helen x

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Thanks for making my day!