Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Wisdom from the Cheshire Cat!

Hello to You All, I hope today sees you well and having a good day. Another scorcher here, totally amazing heat.

Thank you all for the wonderfully encouraging comments on my canvas, you are so kind. I hung it on my wall earlier on today and it looks good, wonder what I'll tackle next.

Tomorrow sees me up and out early to get the bus down to Glasgow to meet up Rita, a lovely friend from Ayrshire. Some of you may know Rita as she does have a blog and she is one of our CCC ladies. It's been a while since we last met up so there will be lots to catch up on. It's a full day away for me as I'm on the bus for around 71/2 hours, but it will be worth it.

I have a card to share and the theme of it is Alice in Wonderland, and I'm joining in the Alice in Wonderland Challenge which you can find here, which is being hosted by Jannet at Enchanted Place Blog. Apparently it's Alice Day on the 7th July, so only a few days left to enter the challenge.

Alice in Wonderland was the first "big girl" book my parents bought me, I still have it, and it's been a favourite since way back when, so I thought it would be fun to join in. Now I searched through my stash to see if I had anything I could use, and here is what I came up with;
I made a background with Oxides and then stamped the pocket watch stamp. I then stamped a CB landscape edge, wanting to give the impression of woods in the distance. The little playing cards are from my Christmas cracker of a few years ago ( Moreen always buys posh crackers), so they were just perfect. I found a clock wooden embellishment and popped that on too. The sentiment with the Cheshire Cat is from the internet.. I didn't think it needed any gems or sparkle, and besides it might go to a male friend  who is retiring.

Well, that's me for now, hoping to get around your blogs tonight, but I think it will be an early to bed, I was going to say I'll be up at the crack of dawn, but that would be about 4 o'clock, actually at this time of the year, it hardly gets dark at all. So I'll say cheerio for now  and see you soon,


22 comments:

meg said...

fantastic idea to use the playing cards Kate, love the background and sentiment, enjoy your day in Glasgow

brenda said...

Certainly plenty of atmoshere created in the background Kate and you have so cleverly combins all the elements to make a lovely creation. I hope you have a lovely meet up with your friend and the weather continues to be sunny for you, as it is down here in East Anglia.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant Alice card. So nice to see one done in non blue/white colours. Hugs Mrs A.

scrAPpamondo said...

I wish you a lovely meeting with your fiend, enjoy it! Your card is just stunning, great use of the beautiful CB stamp and your mix up with the playing cards looks really stunning Love the colours and the sentiment!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the background and wonderful sentiment.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A brilliant card Kate, love the use of the playing cards. Marlene

Mac Mable said...

Love how you've put this card together. Sure does a fabulous job on the Alice In Wonderland theme. Fun use of the 'posh' playing cards and yes it would make a fabulous masculine card. Have a great day out in Glasgow x

Jannet said...

What a wonderful Wonderland Card Kate, thank you for joining in with the Alice Fun Challenge. Have a lovely time visiting with your friend xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous Alice in Wonderland card!!! The background colors are amazing!! I love the cards and clocks!! This is so fun!! I love it!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

aussie aNNie said...

Kate you sure made one awesome card using playing cards, loving that gorgeous background...xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous. Great background, I was so excited when I got mini playing cards in a cracker years ago and still have some. Enjoy your day

Valerija said...

A very nice card Kate...with beautiful details on it.
Greetings, Valerija xx

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pam said...

Fabulous card design Kate.
Pam x

Mia said...

Amazing card, Kate. I love the Alice theme. Gorgeous background and great sentiment. Kisses, my friend.

Crafting Queen said...

Great card!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kate, such a brilliant idea and great sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed meeting up with Rita.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

Great make Kate - love that choc baroque stamp - fabulous! Hugs rachel xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is just beautiful Kate, love the pretty oxide background you created. Anet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I know someone who is a big Alice fan and would love this.
Fantastic card for the challenge.
This heat makes sleeping tricky but I have been allowed to have the fan on now lol!!!
Ang x

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Sue said...

Wow, Kate, love the bright colors the ozides provided. The little woods scene is fun and beautiful. All of your wonderful embellishments are perfect for the theme you are using. Wonderful.

Hugs
Sue