Saturday, April 10, 2010

M.A.D. Flowers?

CHAPTER 8: You can learn a lot of things from the FLOWERS...

"Never mind!" Alice said in a soothing tone, and stooping down to the daisies, who were just beginning again, she whispered, "If you don't hold your tongues, I'll pick you!"

There was silence in a moment, and several of the pink daisies turned white.

"That's right!" said the Tiger-lily. "The daisies are worst of all. When one speaks, they all begin together, and it's enough to make one wither to hear the way they go on!"

"How is it you can all talk so nicely?" Alice said, hoping to get it into a better temper by a compliment. "I've been in many gardens before, but none of the flowers could talk."

Hello everyone!  What a sweet, sunny sign of Spring it is when all of our floral friends come out to play! At the Oh, Alice! blog, we definitely agree with Alice that you can learn a lot of things from the flowers!  This week's challenge? You guessed it! USE FLOWERS on your card or project!

We have ANOTHER generous prize to give away this week!  We at Oh, Alice! are just floored at the outpouring of generosity from these wonderful companies and are thrilled to announce that this week's prize is being donated by STAMPOTIQUE

That's right!  ONE RANDOM WINNER will be chosen to WIN a $15 GC to the STAMPOTIQUE store! (They sell rubber stamps and other goodies :)   Good luck! We'll announce the winner during next week's challenge, so get those entries in by Friday, April 16th at 8pm CST!    Make sure you link your creation to Mr. Linky on the Oh, Alice! blog, and use OAC8 as your keyword when uploading to a gallery.

Here's my FLOWER card for this week's challenge:

 I followed the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #63 and used the adorable Wonderland stamp set from The Greeting Farm, which is now available in digi form (the original rubber set has been retired). The DP, flowers and brads are by Bo Bunny.

Speaking of The Greeting Farm, which is one of my FAVORITE stamp  companies, they sponsored last week's challenge at Oh, Alice!, which I missed. So I'm bringing you a double-feature this week!

Last week's challenge was:

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.

"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."

"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here..."

The challenge was to come up with your OWN M.A.D. creation:  Monochromatic and Distressed!  Here's my M.A.D. card:

That adorable image is Freaky Flutter, one of the three digi images known as the CREEPY CAKES donated by The Greeting Farm to the winner of last week's challenge. I just LOVE her! I used elements of the Taylored Expressions March Key Ingredients kit for my monochromatic creation. The DP is from the Brook collection by Crate Paper, which I distressed by using my edge tool and then inking with Ocean Mist by Papertrey Ink. The sketch is by the wonderful Cindy Haffner for the April 2nd Farm Fresh Friday challenge on the Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm blog. I'm too late for the contest, but I still love the sketch. I hope you likey my card!

I'm looking forward to a crafting day today with my friend Betty. I wish you were here, Des!

Thanks for stopping by my friends. I've been going through some "stuff" lately and haven't been around to visit your blogs in too long, but I'll be back around soon, I promise. Don't give up on me!


Irina said...

Adorable cards!! Both of them!!!

Alice Wertz said...

love love love those, Lisa!!!! so so sweet and cute! i have those images colored, but have yet to put them into cards. your cards make me want to go make cards!!! =)

Jen Shults said...

These are both fantastic Lisa! I love the way you used the papers on the Alice card... those colores are great and your coloring is just beautiful. And your MAD card is FANTASTIC. I love love love the papers you used for it and I just love that blue green. Gorgeous!! Hugs!

Peggy said...

Fabulous cards Lisa!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhh GORGEOUS!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Bravo for catching up on the challenge from last week. The card is divine, and I love love love that color!! This week's card is adorable too. I love the big stacked flower and how simple you kept the card.

Tasha said...

Your card is beautiful love the colour combo and alice theme
love tasha xx

margie c said...

Wow! Both of your cards are stunning, Lisa! I really love the coloring and distressing you did on the 2nd card! It's gorgeous :)

hugs, margie

Danni said...

Wonderful cards!!

Betty Boo! said...

MAD card making skills Lisa! Both cards are just perfect! I love them!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both beautiful cards Lisa!! I just love your colors, flower, sweet images (great coloring) and designs. Enjoyed reading your post too!

Sammi said...

Hi Lisa,

Both these cards are ADORABLE!!
Love them!!


Kristy Young said...

WOW what an awesome double feature! Both cards are absolutly fabulous Lisa! Hope your feeling better soon.
Kristy xx

Catherine said...

Both cards are lovely, Lisa! I really like the papers and coordinating brad you used on this week's card. Supah cute!

Hope you are feeling better soon, sweetie! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

Pam Varnell said...

These are both just fantastic Lisa. Love that cute Alice and bunny from the Wonderland set and your card is just too cute. My fav, of course, is the Creepy girl. Your card is beautiful and I love the added butterfly and leaf. BEAUTIFUL projects sweetie.

Basement Stamper said...

Love the Alice image, framing them is perfect. Great monochromatic card, love how it turned out!

Debbie Pamment said...

BOTH beautiful Lisa - hope you and Betty had a WONDERFUL time together - one day that WILL be you and ME - LOL.
And you KNOW we'd never give up on you lovely lady! Your stuff will work out - will be thinking of you!

the whimsical butterfly said...

You are TOO sweet and dedicated to post both cards, esp w all youv'e had going on! LOVE LOVE LOVE both of these creations-you are so talented, lady! I've been thinking about you and hope all is well. Big hugs!!!

Erin said...

Great cards Pam.