Showing posts with label alice in wonderland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alice in wonderland. Show all posts

9 Jul 2018

Alice Day Winner


Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun with my first Alice In Wonderland Challenge, and created such wonderful projects! Random.Org has selected a winner and it is Number 1 Sid.   Congratulations ! Please email me at gillslap AT yahoo.co.uk with your details to receive your wonderful prize.


Sid’s Winning Tag as chosen by Random org.

I do not have any new Crafty makes to share today. So instead  I thought I would share some photos which I took on 1st July during our Guinness World record Largest Cream Tea Party hosted by Mary Berry.


Of course the table was beautifully decorated as the event was held by Cath Kidston.




I wore my Cath Kidston Alice In Wonderland dress!


Mary Berry looked beautiful and elegant as always.


We broke the Guinness world record !








7 Jul 2018

Happy Alice In Wonderland Day



HAPPY ALICE DAY !

To celebrate the day I have made this Mad Hatters Top hat, and decorated it with all wonderful things Alice.




I used numerous stamps and added colour with Watercolours, and fussy cut them all.



I also used some mini playing cards, and painted chipboard pieces. 
I did lots of tricky and challenging gluing so everything would stand up in place.


I wanted the hat to look Wonderland wonderful from every side.
I made roses from vintage Alice book pages. 
I also added dried flowers and moss to enhance her Wonderland garden.

It was a lot of fun to create my Mad Hatters Hat. it is impossible to list all of the items I used, but some of them are 
Chipboard top Hat is from Tando Creative.
Alice sitting stamp is from Dolly Dimples
The White Rabbit and King of Hearts stamps are by Crafty Secrets.
The sentiment is by Carabelle Studio
The jugs etc are by Artful Days they had an Alice themed monthly box last year.

Thank you somuch  for visiting Alice today, have a wonderful day! 
I would love  to enter my Mad Hatters Hat into the following challenges.


1 Jul 2018

Alice In Wonderland Challenge Reminder 7 Days left !




Hello, how are you, are you enjoying the sunny weather? 

Unusually for me I have created a clean and simple card today! If you are thinking of creating something for Alice Day, and I do so hope you are, there are 7 Days left to enter. 

There is a huge variety of  themes you could use for Alice, so why not take a look through your little box of crafty supplies (yes I know it isn’t really  little !) and I am sure with your creativity and talent you could conjure up a little something to celebrate Alice Day.

Alice Theme Ideas 
Tea party, cups, saucers, china, plates, cake, tea, sandwiches etc 
Time, clocks, watches etc 
Flowers, roses, etc 
Doors, keys, locks etc 
Butterfly, caterpillar
Trees, toadstools, rabbit holes 
Hare, Rabbit
Top hat
Playing cards,  suits hearts, spades, clubs, diamonds
Queen of hearts
Jabberwocky everyone must have on of those in their craft stash ! 


One random winner will selected to win the following

Thank you for stopping by today, stay cool xx

27 Jun 2018

Alice In Wonderland Secret Passages Journal



Almost a year ago I went to an immersive Alice In Wonderland Show in the Vaults theatre. The vaults are unused old arches under Waterloo Station, London. I took the wheelchair path which was a little different, to everybody else’s, but there were still lots of passages and turns and surprises. I wanted to represent this in my little journal of the fun time spent there.


I included opening doorways, envelopes, hidden tags along with photos and clippings from the programme.


I folded down the top of this page.


The page unfolded.


Another fold down page with pockets .





Next you need to flip the book over and it folds down three times. I think I missed one page when I was taking the photos. There are also lots of fold outs and pockets etc which are difficult to show in the photos.



Some more fold outs.


There is another page underneath which I forgot to take a photo of. It was fun to create this journal, and brings back happy memories when I look through it again.

On the 7th July it is Alice Day here in the UK, and I am hosting my first  Alice Challenge Celebration to spread the joy of Alice. I hope you will be able to join in the fun, any crafts, cards, journals, scrapbook pages, canvas, mixed media etc are welcome.  More information on how to join in the fun here


I would like to enter this into The Mini Album Makers Challenge I have never joined in with this challenge before, but I became a follower as soon as Autumn started this wonderful challenge.
I would also like to enter them Paperbabe Anything Goes Challenge.  and Mixed Monthly Challenge Wrap It Up I have used some playing card suits ribbon to wrap around my mini album to keep it together.



Thank you for visiting me today, I appreciate it very much xx


24 Jun 2018

Alice In Wonderland Challenge



Every Year in the UK there is an Alice In Wonderland Day, this year it is on the 7th of July. I thought it would be Wonderful to have an Alice Crafting Celebration! There are so very many talented crafters/ designers who I know also love Alice. So I hope we can have fun and fill our blogs with Alice! There are so many different inspirations for Alice - tea party, roses, playing card, hearts, hares, rabbits..

 I have a dedicated Alice page with more info here. It is all for fun, with some Alice themed goodies  (see below) for a random Alice friend to win.

I created my “Alice Falling Down A Rabbit Hole” by strongly persuading some bark to wrap around a circular wooden piece! The Alice stamp is by Artistic Stamper but I am not sure if it is still available to buy. I coloured her dress and stockings blue so I hope it meets their paint it blue challenge. I used invisible thread to dangle a key, hearts, clubs, spades and other Alice whatnots down into the rabbit hole.I would also like to enter Cut It Up Anything But A Card and We love to Create Mixed Media


Thank you so much for visiting xx

2 Jun 2018

Alice in Doodle Land !


Hello how are you today? Did you also have the terrible thunder storms? Hopefully summer will arrive shortly! 

I don’t usually share my art journal pages as they are for my own personal scribbles, but this months Paperbabe challenge is Doodles. So what better place to doodle than in your art journal. I have not done much doodling before except while waiting on the phone! 

I love Alice in Wonderland so I decided to do a quick scribbly sketch of  her. It was the  first time I had used my water soluble  sketching pencil, it worked quite well. Although I was a bit heavy handed sketching in places so the pencil did not blend completely.  I used Watercolours to give Alice some colour. Of course Alice’s roses are meant to be red,  but I don’t have any red ink. So I loaded up pink in my pen, but it must have mixed with some residual blue as it came out a sort of purple! Oh well never mind ! 

My writing is terrible but I included my favourite quote by Lewis Carroll 

“ imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality “

There is an actual Offical Alice day every year and this year it is on 7th July. I think I should blog something special on that day. Would anyone like to join in, I know lots of us love Alice?  

Thank you for stopping by today, happy crafting! 




16 Feb 2018

Alice In Fiskars Land


I made this 3d scene for one of my Fiskarettes UK design team posts.I love Alice in Wonderland! I have had a set of little wooden tables for ages, but I have never used them! So I finally decided I would put one together, and then continued to have a lot of fun creating the Alice scene around it. 

The Fiskars 3 in 1 tag maker is brilliant it easily cuts through shrink plastic! After punching it out I wrote ”Drink Me” onto it before shrinking it and tying it around the minature bottle. I then punched out a lots of hearts and painted them red, and glued them vertically up from the top of the table.The  circle punch was really useful to punch out a clock from some patterned paper, and I also used the beautiful butterfly punch to perch a butterfly on the edge of the  table.
I finished by adding some small playing cards which came out of  a Christmas cracker, and lots of other embellishments such as a hanging key, a pot etc etc

The lovely Alice stamp is made by Carabelle Studio

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would like to enter Alice In Fiskars Land into the following challenges.
Artistic Stamper Use Red

18 Sep 2017

Alice In Her Garden



I am thrilled and honoured to say that lovely Indigoblu invited me to stay on their Design Team for another year. They are all such lovely and talented ladies and gent.They have been very kind and understanding as I have developed another  serious health problem, and I am currently boggled eyed with strong painkillers! 

Can you spot a shrunken Alice taking a stroll in her colourful and beautiful garden above?

I painted the inexpensive wooden frame with Grandmas Teacup. When the paint was dry, I dabbed Snow White paint onto the numbers stamp, and I randomly  stamped it around the frame.



For the background, I cut a piece of Watercolour card to fit inside of the frame.I mixed Grandmas Teacup, Iced Gem, and Olive paints with some water to give it the fluidity of Watercolours. I spritzed the paper with water and added the washes of colour. When it was still wet I sprinkled the lovely luscious powders over the top.I also used paint to stamp "Kindness Matters" from the Mindfulness stamp set.


I used paints instead of inks to stamp the flowers over the background.I also stamped some on another piece of card for cutting out.

I used Stazon to stamp Alice and the bees onto shrink plastic, and shrunk them.Alice is of course used to shrinking! I adhered the bees to some twisted wire.

After adhering the background inside of the frame, I added some Coarse texture paste inside the bottom of the frame. It held the flowers both stamped and pressed, bees and of course Alice in place. When dry I painted over the texture paste with Olive paint.

I added  some more flowers to the front of the frame.  I stamped and coloured a beautiful butterfly, and sat her in the top left corner of the frame, where she could  oversee events.


You could also apply these steps to easily create a greeting card instead of a framed picture.

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created

Products used


I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

10 Aug 2017

Alice in Wonderland Keepsake Display


I have always loved Alice In Wonderland, so I was very excited when I heard that there was a new immersive play happening at Waterloo Vaults. We went to see it as a pre birthday gift for myself! It was absolutely brilliant! Wheelchair users had to take a different route to everyone else, but I did not miss out on too much. It was great fun, apart from being soaked by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum! 
I have a lot of Alice stamps and whatnots, so I decided to make this little keepsake display box so 
I would always remember my happy day. I found this box at the Ally Pally craft show last April.


I used pages from an old Alice book to line the little cubby holes, and for the inside roof I used the cover of the theatre programme, which featured alice falling down the rabbit hole. I used Indigoblu's gorgeous Grandma's Teacup acrylic paint to cover the outside of the box.


I stamp and heat embossed white roses down the sides of the roof.



To decorate the inside of the roof I stamped Alice and the White Rabbit onto shrink plastic, and then I gave them a drink from the bottle marked "drink me" and they both magically shrunk! The White Rabbit peeped out of the heart which I had outlined with a red glitter pen, and Alice sat on the shelf with the bottle, the Mad Hatters hat and a badge.


In the first cubby hole sits a rose made of book pages and of course it had to quickly be painted red, so the paint inevitably drips over the side, the Queen of Hearts is overseeing the whole event. Tea is then taking place with a stamped teapot and cup on shrink plastic, and the all important jam tarts made of chipboard and then painted. The third cubby hole has a cover from a little Alice bar of soap which I had. 


The fourth cubby hole has a shrunken stamped Alice with a special clock which I cut out from the programme. The fifth cubby hole holds a special real postage stamp, it was produced for the year of the child in 1979.Sitting in the six cubby hole is Humpty Dumpty.I made him with paper clay, it is only the second time I have used paper clay, it has a very different texture to regular clay. I made the wall with chipboard and texture paste. 




The last line of cubby holes features a picture cut from a tag that came with an Alice umbrella, a raven badge given out at the theatre, some pictures fussy cut from an Alice quiz game, and the final cubby hole has some words cut from my Ace of Clubs travel permit card which I was handed at the beginning of my Alice Underground experience.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting Alice and myself today, if you are coming to London this summer I highly recommend Alice Underground.

I would like to share this with the following challenges.






That's Crafty Anything But A Card

1 Jul 2017


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