Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 8 Challenge - Week 5: Celebrating the Mad Hatter, with Twinkles!

The Hatter shook his head mournfully. `Not I!' he replied. `We quarrelled last March--just before HE went mad, you know--' (pointing with his tea spoon at the March Hare,)
`--it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing

"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!"
You know the song, perhaps?'
`I've heard something like it,' said Alice.
`It goes on, you know,' the Hatter continued, `in this way:--
"Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle--"'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
At The Altered Alice we celebrate Mad Hatter's Day twice a year as the date is taken from the price on his hat - ten schillings and a sixpence or 10/6. That means it is on October 6 here in the United States, and on June 10 in the United Kingdomcelebrate the Mad Hatter, and as OPTIONS you can use something that twinkles or shines AND/OR you can bring some spookiness into it since we are all having a "Twinkle twinkle little bat" sing-along around our mad tea table!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessential English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.


In fact IndigoBlu is sponsoring The Altered Alice for October AND November, and the design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are huge!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition, the Head Honcho Alfie says The Altered Alice readers can take 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout! Thanks Alfie!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Spooky"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is "make it spooky".



I used the sketch from Mojo Monday 212 for my card.
Images:  Candy Corn
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Copic: 
DP:  Echo Park Happy Halloween
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Nov. 2nd!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 8 Challenge - Week 4: Celebrating the Mad Hatter, with Twinkles!

The Hatter shook his head mournfully. `Not I!' he replied. `We quarrelled last March--just before HE went mad, you know--' (pointing with his tea spoon at the March Hare,)
`--it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing



"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!"
You know the song, perhaps?'
`I've heard something like it,' said Alice.
`It goes on, you know,' the Hatter continued, `in this way:--
"Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle--"'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
At The Altered Alice we celebrate Mad Hatter's Day twice a year as the date is taken from the price on his hat - ten schillings and a sixpence or 10/6. That means it is on October 6 here in the United States, and on June 10 in the United Kingdom. But mainly it is just a great reason to party with the Mad Hatter twice a year! Your challenge is to celebrate the Mad Hatter, and as OPTIONS you can use something that twinkles or shines AND/OR you can bring some spookiness into it since we are all having a "Twinkle twinkle little bat" sing-along around our mad tea table!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessential English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.


In fact IndigoBlu is sponsoring The Altered Alice for October AND November, and the design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are huge!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition, the Head Honcho Alfie says The Altered Alice readers can take 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout! Thanks Alfie!

You have until Friday, October 21 to enter your creation at The Altered Alice and the winner and honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday of the month.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Birthday"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)
It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is "Birthday".
 
I thought the sugarplum fairy looked like my daughters friend who is having a birthday next month.  She is a strawberry blonde so I add a few freckles with a brown pen.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge SSSC139.
 
DP:  Martha Stewart Modern Festive
Copic:  E000, 00, 11, 97, C1, YR04, 15, 21, B21, 12, R81, 83, 85, BG11, 13, 15, R22, 24, 27, YG41, 45, Y38
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Oct. 26th!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 8 Challenge - Week 3: Celebrating the Mad Hatter, with Twinkles!

The Hatter shook his head mournfully. `Not I!' he replied. `We quarrelled last March--just before HE went mad, you know--' (pointing with his tea spoon at the March Hare,)
`--it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing


"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!"
You know the song, perhaps?'
`I've heard something like it,' said Alice.
`It goes on, you know,' the Hatter continued, `in this way:--
"Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle--"'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
At The Altered Alice we celebrate Mad Hatter's Day twice a year as the date is taken from the price on his hat - ten schillings and a sixpence or 10/6. That means it is on October 6 here in the United States, and on June 10 in the United Kingdom. But mainly it is just a great reason to party with the Mad Hatter twice a year! Your challenge is to celebrate the Mad Hatter, and as OPTIONS you can use something that twinkles or shines AND/OR you can bring some spookiness into it since we are all having a "Twinkle twinkle little bat" sing-along around our mad tea table!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessential English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.


In fact IndigoBlu is sponsoring The Altered Alice for October AND November, and the design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are huge!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition, the Head Honcho Alfie says The Altered Alice readers can take 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout! Thanks Alfie!

You have until Friday, October 21 to enter your creation at The Altered Alice and the winner and honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday of the month.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Color Challenge"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is a color challenge.

I must apologize for my terrible photo.  My hubby went off to Boston with my good camera.  I was left with his little one that does not take a good close up. 
embossing folder:  TH Thankful Print
Distress Ink:  Rusty Hinge
spellbinders:  Large Labels
DP:  Recollection Autumn
Copic markers

member to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Oct. 19th!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration
Erin (me)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 8 Challenge - Week 2: Celebrating the Mad Hatter, with Twinkles!

The Hatter shook his head mournfully. `Not I!' he replied. `We quarrelled last March--just before HE went mad, you know--' (pointing with his tea spoon at the March Hare,)
`--it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing
"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!"
You know the song, perhaps?'
`I've heard something like it,' said Alice.
`It goes on, you know,' the Hatter continued, `in this way:--
"Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle--"'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
At The Altered Alice we celebrate Mad Hatter's Day twice a year as the date is taken from the price on his hat - ten schillings and a sixpence or 10/6. That means it is on October 6 here in the United States, and on June 10 in the United Kingdom. But mainly it is just a great reason to party with the Mad Hatter twice a year! Your challenge is to celebrate the Mad Hatter, and as OPTIONS you can use something that twinkles or shines AND/OR you can bring some spookiness into it since we are all having a "Twinkle twinkle little bat" sing-along around our mad tea table!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessential English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.



In fact IndigoBlu is sponsoring The Altered Alice for October AND November, and the design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are huge!



I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition, the Head Honcho Alfie says The Altered Alice readers can take 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout! Thanks Alfie!
For my project I made a packing tape purse.  I got the idea and instructions from the book Kaleidoscope: Ideas & Projects to Spark Your Creativity.

I found my destiny cards (tarot cards) at a yard sale. 
You need good quality clear packing tape for this project.
First, cut strips of packing tape a couple inches wider than the back side of your purse.  Lay them sticky side up, overlapping the tape strips by about 1/2".  Carefully lay your cards onto the tape face up.  Then I added my images and embellishments.  Now more tape on the front side to cover it and you (guessed it) more tape to minter the corners to form the purse.  I used decorative tape for my edges and corners.  I covered cardstock with more tape for the handles and added grommets for a little added strength.  Did you notice the tape on the bottom is Alice tape?  I've had it for a long time, finally a chance to use it.


You have until Friday, October 21 to enter your creation at The Altered Alice and the winner and honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday of the month.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Welcome to 15 days of a Pixie Christmas!!!! Day 10

Welcome to Day TEN of a
PIXIE CHRISTMAS!!!

"Hung by the chimney with care...
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be here..."
Filling up the stockings is one of Pixie's most favorite things to do!
What do you add to your Christmas stockings???
Maybe a pup will fit in there ;)
"Stocking full of Max" is available NOW
at the STUDIO!!!

 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Anything But A Card"

Happy Thursday Pixie Friends :)

It's time for a new challenge!
This weeks challenge is "Anything But A Card".
 
I mentioned last week that I had 2 more tins decorated for Halloween to show you. 
 
I did a little paper piecing on the dress and shirt.
DP:  Echo Park Happy Halloween
Copic:  YR14, 16, 20, 21, C1, 3, 5, 7, 9, YG13, 17, 61, 93, RV91, 93, 95, 99
 
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, Oct. 12th!
Visit the other pixies for more inspiration

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2011

This past Sunday my friend and I went to Bachman's Fall Ideas House in Minneapolis.  I took tons of photos for everyone to enjoy.  If your near the twin cities you have until Oct. 9th to go.  It's only $5 a ticket.  What a steal!


Repainted salvaged wood dresser with hand-painted storage labels.
This is perfect for Minnesota winters.
Four chairs turned into storage bench.
Wire light fixture embellished with honeysuckle vine.
Vintage postal sorter used as organizer.
Herb drying racks used as newspaper holders.
Bike wheels turned into cardholders.
Salvaged schoolhouse chalkboards mounted on wall, yard stick frame.
Roof vents used as lights.
Worktable made from wooden beehives.
Tractor seat turned into stool.
Poultry crate repurposed as coffee table.
Soda crates hung on wall as shelves.
Metal pail organizers with license plate letters.

Salvaged letters used as wall decor.
Headboard created with tin number wall art.
Vintage scooters as shelves.
Salvaged, repainted dresser with flash card building block accents.
Grain scoops turned into wall sconces.
Table repurposed as headboard.
Fence gate, wood plinth and metal "S" pieces used as wall decor.
Inside of a trunk lid.
Salvaged metal naps used as shower curtain ties.
Wood worker box turned into wall organizer.
Shutter used as valance.

Old armoire upholstered with fabric.


Paper roses made from colorful magazine pages.
Lampshade forms turned into bedside tables.
Books used as shelves.
Vintage grain cleaner transformed into a wine bar.
Vintage trunk top and industrial base turned into side table.
This was my favorite piece in the house!
Salvaged wood and windows turned into a coffee table, filled with vintage print blocks.
Decorative doors from Wisconsin State Capital.

Salvaged wheel and tabletop turned into a table.
Tree planted in chicken waterer.
Shed (Haunted House)
Table made from a casket cart and glass door.
Vintage sewing machine bases repurposed as planter box bases.

Chicken nester transformed into a planter.