Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh, Alice CHAPTER 43:CHRISTMAS-GREETINGS. [FROM A FAIRY TO A CHILD.]

LADY dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say—
Gentle children. whom we love—
Long ago, on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again—
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year!

Christmas, 1867.

Welcome down the rabbit hole once again my friends. This poem by Lewis Carroll was found in the back of a copy of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. In researching the history of this poem I found the All Saints, the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. The 3 centre panels contain verses from this Lewis Carroll’s poem. The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb and depicts a Nativity scene, at which both Carroll and Alice are present. This is a must see for anyone that loves Wonderland.

For our challenge this week let's get into the Christmas spirit. The challenge is to use red, green, + one color. You can still use other colors for hair and skin. Just make the main use of color red, green, + one.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Studio. The lucky winner will receive your choice of 2 digital images.

I used red, green, and kraft for my card.  I wanted to add a little dimension so I used Snow-Tex on the roof and the corner of my sentiment.  You can find Snow-Tex at your local craft store usually in the general adhesive and paint aisle.  My tip is to buy the smallest bottle you can.  Once opened it dries out quickly, so you don't want a bunch sitting around getting old.  I'm also entering this in Pixie Dust Studio's Let it Snow Challenge.  You know me, I love to combine challenges.
Copic:  G12, G14, G16, BG000, E41, E42, E44, R22, R24, R27, R29
DP:  Martha Stewart Frosty Gingerbread
Stamps:  White Rabbit - Pixie Dust, Cute & Curly - Stampin Up
Nesties:  Labels Eight
Snow-Tex
So get your Santa hat on, turn on your favorite holiday music and get crafty for your chance to win your choice of 2 digital images! Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog by midnight, Friday, December 17th to be entered in the drawing. Happy creating!!

7 comments:

Marsha D said...

love this card!

Meme said...

Erin....were you the fly on the wall in my craft room? Man do are cards look like they could be twins....How funny is that!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is so cute Erin. I LOVE those stamps... just too cute!

Peggy said...

Absolutely Adorable!

Emma said...

This is just so cute Erin,I love that snow, it looks fantastic!

Tasha said...

SO CUTE!!! Love this design and your fabulous colouring. That sweet little ceramic deer is so cute too :)
love tasha xx

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Your card is gorgeous,but I am in LOVE with your little ceramic reindeer!! Too cute!!