Friends of Happy Wen!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Musn't be Late!

Starting from the beginning... Thursday night I popped over to Lee's blog "Crafty Loops" for a visit. She had posted a fabulous tutorial on flower making with petals (that was the beginning). I shopped to my heart's content for all the supplies I would need (and then some...), came home all excited to follow Lee's wonderful instructions and went in search for one of my three hot glue guns (did I ever mention I have five children, all grown, but still my children...)and couldn't locate even one! Thoroughly distraut and depressed, curled up on the couch, ate cake and watched Alice in Wonderland. After my "pity party for one", with renewed determination, I returned to my workspace and had the Ah-ha moment - ended up using my tape gun, which worked perfectly! I knew I wanted to make an "alice" card for a sweet friend's birthday this month, so got to work finding the image, using the spotlight technique (my favorite technique when scrapbooking, but first time using it on a card and I love it!) with my "hoarded" American Craft glitter paper, made my first stick pin with a corsage pin and beads and findings from my shopping spree. Used the sketch over at Digi Doodle and created my easel birthday "Alice in Wonderland" card for Allison - end of story! (my favorite card to date!) :)

Check out Lee's site - she is wonderful and so is the site!
Happy Day to you, Friends!

RECIPE: Flower tutorial-Petaloops from Crafty Loops; Digi Doodle Shop's Best-sketch; Bo Bunny Enchanted collection-DP; bazzill; American Crafts-glitter paper; free vector-image; Sizzix-dies; embellies/ribbon-handmade with products from LCS; copic markers

The Altered Alice
Digi Doodle Shop's Best
2 sisters
Allsorts Challenge
Challenge up your life
Crafty Emma's
Di's Digi Designs
Speedy the Cat
Craft your days away
my card is a blackout on their bingo card! :)
Crafty Ann's
Fashionesta Friday Petaloops (try something new)
Inspire me Fridays
Our Craft Lounge
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge
Totally Paper Crafts
Forever Friends
Hanna and Friends Petaloops
Moving along with the times
Cooking it up with Katie Fancy flower, fancy pin, easel fold
Crafts and Me
Divas by design
Inky impressions
Papercraft Star Roman numerals
Whimsy Stamps
Truly Scrumptious BINGO-gems,flower,diecuts
Create me pink
Digital Tuesday
Party Time Tuesdays

Tuesday Throwdown
Crafty Boots
Cupcake Craft Challenges
Karens Doodles
Magical Monday
Stamp and
Gingerloft Challenge BINGO-ribbon, glitter, flowers
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT challenge


Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks for sharing your card with The Altered Alice! It is absolutely lovely. Love the way you spotlighted the color on the rabbit, very cool! The stickpin is FAB, love that dangling watch charm!

Tracy said...

What a great card! Love the Alice theme and that fun little watch piece. Thanks for the link to Lee's blog. Lots of great handmade flowers over there. :-) Thanks also for playing along with our challenge this week at Papercraft Star!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow, this card is amazing! I have to say I too am impressed with the way you spotlighted the rabbit, and the flower, pin, and charm are perfect details to this Alice card! Thank you for joining us over at the Papercraft Star!


Sara I. said...

This is absolutely amazing!! LOVE the pops of red - the watch is gorgeous and love the rosette centered with the heart! Brilliant! xx

brenda said...

What a striking card Wendy.

Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

B x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the image and your papers and detail are stunning....Thank you so much for your visit,comment and for joining in with my candy.....
Mandy x

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning card - love the mono look and the papers are perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Ann Whitfield said...

WOW!!! Utterly gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Violets Corner said...

Stunning card with fab use of the text paper, love the colours and the fantastic details, thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft!

Warm hugs

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing what a stunning card, Im sure your friend will adore it, thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week Love Hazelxox

Nicola said...

Oh Wendy this is stunning! The colour combo fits my challenge perfectly! ADORE the spotlight technique on the rabbit and so many amazing embellies!
Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Pat Garvin said...

Perfect design for black & white and the Spot light technique. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, love the pop of colour and the watch is gorgeous. Beautifully executed. Thanks so much for joining in The Altered Alice challenge. Tracy x

Kerry said...

Wow Wendy...this is amazing! I wasn't too sure what you meant by spotlight technique at first (don't do scrapbooking as you know) but the penny finally dropped lol. I love how the red just pops out. Fantastic :-D Thanks for joining in at LCI this week xx

Sharon said...

I have never seen such a gorgeous card. Wow, this is beautiful. What can I say that hasn't been said already. Spectacular! TFS, Sharon x

CraftyLoops said...

Wendy this card is absolutely magnificent. I love the colours, your stick pin and watch....everything. And now to your flower. It is beautiful. I love the black and white with a deep red heart centre. It goes perfectly with your card. I tell you what though, If thats the type of pity party you have......I want to lose a glue gun or two too! lol. Thanks so much for giving my blog a shout out and making the flower too. I love to see how others use my tutorials. Lee xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a wonderful card and story. I love the look of this card with your spotlight technique.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Winnie and Patty said...

What a great easel card! I love black & white cards, and the touch of red is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Firends challange!

Sandi said...

Wendy - love the birthday easel and all the elements!
Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays OR Thanksgiving' Challenge #33, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

NanaConnie said...

Really delightful ! Love the black and white diamond papers. So glad you joined in the Cooking It Up with Katie challenge this week. Hope to see you each week.
NanaConne DT Chef

NanaConnie said...

I'm back wearing my Tuesday Throwdown DT hat this time. :-D It's still really beautiful! Thanks for playing in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Joey said...

WOW Wendy this is amazing, fantastic card, and love those embellies, thanks for glittering it up with us at inky impressions. Joey x

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful card! Love the spotlighting and the jeweled embellies are just fabulous! thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. xxD

Tammy said...

Wow! Absolutely striking card! Love black/white/red combo. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

Gabrielle said...

Wow! What a really great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots x

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie, thanks for joining us at Whimsy this week ♥ Pops x

Janeen said...

what gorgeous designing. Thanks for sharing with Speedy's freinds this week.

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow this is stunning... i love everything about it.. the image, the colour combo and the embellies
Thanks for joining us for our fairytale week at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Jenny said...

Very nice! Love all the details. Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

PS-I have blog candy! :)

Regan said...

Wow Wendy, absolutely fabulous card! I adore this card, the design is wonderful, the image is fun and the embellishments are just perfect. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

paperfun said...

Gorgeous card!! I'm impressed with your total blackout on our Bingo challenge!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


ferrellgraph-x said...

I love your card! It's simply perfect! I'm so happy you shared it with us at Papercraft Star!
Where did you find the image of the White Rabbitt?
Kindest regards,

coldwaters2 said...

This is totally fabulous, what a fantastic card, the papers, colours and image as well as the embellishments all look terrific thank you for joining our sketch challenge at DDSB this week.
Lorraine x

Linda said...

Fabulous creation. It is so retro with the nostalgia twinge thrown in. Do love it. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week. **Linda

Jacki Randolph said...

Delightful card, beautiful design and love all the details.Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking it Up with Katie!

Jacki Randolph said...

Back with my other hat on this time!
I love the black and white with this cute image!! Your attention to detail is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesday!

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card, your colours are great, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best challenges, hugs, martina

sari said...

What a stunning and amazing card!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft CHallenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Sid said...

Beautifully crafted card ! Great embellishments !

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lol sounds like the cake & movie really helped!
Gorgeous card just love the image & its just perfect for the spotlight technique!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so stunning. I adore your layout and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.


Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Super fabulous!! Loveeeeeeeeeee that white rabbit!!

Thanks for joining us at OCL this week!

Crafty Hugs!

Lori Barnett said...

WOW! This is awesome!

Liva said...

Oh my - this is gorgeous!
Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week,
Liva ❤

gina g said...

Wow what a beautiful card, fantastic work. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Gopi said...

What a gorgeous card! Loving the hint of red, and that image is so perfect for the color combo.

Loving the flower!

Thanks for joining us in our FLOWER Challenge!

CraftyC said...

Wow, I love your card, its gorgeous.Thanks for playing along with this weeks CES Challenge!

Fleur said...

WOW this is stunning. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Tracey said...

This is fabulous! I love all the details :)
Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

Pattie G said...

This is so nice and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Wendy, this is just stunning!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Papercrafts. ~jeni :)

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A fabulous card and I love all your embellishments.

Thank you for joinning us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away.


Carol said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's. Carol DT x

Sonia said...

Totally GORGEOUS, Great Job!