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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Winner & Honorable Mentions, CHAPTER 8 - Mad Hatter with Twinkles

At last it is time for our randomly drawn winner and honorable mentions!

Our Winner: selected #13, Izzwizz and her batty Mad Hatter center-step card submitted from the United Kingdom! Please use the email link in the left column to contact me about claiming your prize!

Izzwizz's prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stampsIndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially 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 really big!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.comAll 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!

Honorable Mentions

Those mentioned  here are welcome to display the Honorable Mention badge from The Altered Alice!

First, I must mention our most prolific participant! Bonnie McLain had SEVEN entries this month and therefore 14 chances at the prize. It is actually a miracle that someone else won, given those odds! But I am sure Bonnie will win another month as she has the true Alice spirit! Four of her seven entries told a silly little story about the Mad Hatter on Hallowe'en, fun!

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We had a few collage entries this month that I really loved!

This amazing collage entry by Valerka comes to us from Russia! How wonderful that The Altered Alice is reaching out so far; the Alice spirit is universal! Please visit Valerka's blog entry to see all the photos including closeups of this amazing work, it is fantastic and multitude of little items that are included are fascinating! Here is a link to an English translation of Valerka's blog post.

In a totally different style, this light-hearted brightly collaged grungeboard from KrystyLee is a lot of fun! It includes my alltime favorite Hatter Madness image from Fresh Brewed Designs, so that's a plus! The fanged Cheshire Cat in the upper left corner is a little on the scary side, and she has also included the Alice image with the knife stabbed into the birthday cake; both seem very appropriate for our optional "spooky" quality! I love the torn, brightly colored papers pasted all over the background, all the gears and hardware, and the word snippets pasted all over the place!

KrystyLee also submitted this tag with the same collage style; I love the saying she put on in clipped rows of text!

We had several cards with unusual construction this month; of course our winning entry from Izzwizz was a center-step card, and we also had a side-step card and a pop-up card!

Silvia (Barnie) submitted this wonderful side-step scene from Germany! The side-step construction gives so much depth and I love the way she created this spooky scene! Bravo Barnie! To see more angles on this great card please visit this post.

Flat for mailing

Popped up
Dawn created this free-standing pop-up card, which she submitted from Edinborough, Scotland! The base collapses flat to fit in an envelope, then when you take it out and pull the top up, the base slides down and makes a stand to hold the card up! What a fun way to showcase the Mad Hatter's watch, and it is so cool that she used acetate for the pop-up panel, it sure does shine!

This whimsical Mad Hatter birthday card caught my eye, submitted by Mandy in Somerset, England! Every detail pleases, and whoever receives this birthday card is sure to be smiling!

If I had more time I would tell you what I loved about each and every entry, but alas, my bed is calling and I'll bid you goodnight! Be sure to check out the rest of our fabulous entries, and THANKS so much to all our participants! It means so much that you take the time to play along! Check them out: Please leave a comment before you go; hearing from you is what makes this effort worthwhile! We'll be back next Sunday with a new challenge, also sponsored by the FABULOUS IndigoBlu - and don't forget to shop that introductory sale with the ADDITIONAL 10% off coupon from Alfie!


  1. Congratulations everyone, your work is fabulous. I ran out of time this month so couldn't enter, hope to enter the next challenge though.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Brilliant job, everyone! We get so excited and inspired by the fabulous projects you submit. xxD

  3. Fabulous entries from everyone, all so unique and individual. I always look forward to seeing everyone's creations each month. Tracy x

  4. So beautiful works, so inspirational challenges!
    See you next month;) thanks!

  5. Wow, I won!!! Thank you so much, I am well and truly chuffed to bits :) I loved all of the entries this month, and the inspirational designs on the weekly posts too. Can't wait to see the next challenge.

  6. lovely wrk 4m all...

    greetings 4m India

  7. Thank you so much for the Honorable Mentions! On both of my projects!
    Everyone did such a wonderful job!


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