ALICE CHALLENGES: Challenges begin the first Sunday of the month with weekly inspiration posts from the design team. You can submit your link at the bottom of the Week 1 post for each challenge. Winner is announced on the last Sunday of the month, and submissions close on the Friday prior to that, 8 p.m. EST (GMT -5). No backlinking please, for the monthly challenge submissions we want new creations! Please LINK to The Altered Alice challenge you are entering and mention The Altered Alice in your post. Welcome to Wonderland!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Winner & Honorable Mentions - CHAPTER 18: Now you see him. . . Now you don't

This month's winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms.

The Winner

Our challenge this month was to make a card where things appear and disappear; it could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun!

Our randomly chosen winner is Wendy of WendyLynn's Paper Whims, who was inspired by Alice's every changing size. Look!


I love the humor, what a great sentiment! Wendy, please contact me via the email link in the left column. You may also display this blog badge!


Honorable Mentions
All of the entries this month were fantastic!


Ana Caldatto of Scrap da Ana, joining us from Sao Paolo, Brazil, created these fun pocket Cheshire Cats; the pockets are decorated with text cut from an old ex-library book. I love the way she related her project to the way books appear and sometimes disappear from the library!



Debbie of Arty Crafty created another set of pages in her altered calendar. I really LOVE this, all of her Altered Alice challenges this year are in the same altered calendar, with a focus on quotes from the Tim Burton movie, which I adore! The "blood" rimmed claw marks give us a peek at what is to come!

Silvia of BarniesBaustelle, joining us from Germany, created a fabulous waterfall card - when you tug on the ribbon at the base, the layers at the top flip up one-by-one to reveal various images! Please visit Silvia's blog to see photos of all the layers, it is so  much fun!


Keren Howell of Altered Ego, who comes to us from Swansea, UK, created a fun slider card! I love the way the sentiment and the blue butterfly tie in with the Caterpillar.


Karen Goulet of Krafty Kitty Karen created a fun pop-up card, complete with a charming little story!

All Honorable Mention recipients are entitled to display this blog badge!
We will have a new challenge for you next week; please leave a comment before you go!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 3, CHAPTER 18: Now you see him. . . Now you don't!


`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?'
`I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet.
`You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished.
Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again.
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun, for example a wiper card, a slider box or a slider card or even a double slider card, a telescoping card, a T-slide card, a swing (flip-flop) card, or a ViewMaster card. These tutorials from Splitcoaststampers are for inspiration; your project does not need to be a card and the hidden element does not need to be a cat. Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!
Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.

Your Weekly Inspiration


Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes created a super fun swing (flip-flop) card for this challenge! As you open the card, a different version of the cat is revealed:

This is such a fun card! The tree, mushrooms, and heart flowers are also Dilly Beans images.  I really LOVE the paper piecing Donna did on the tree, and hte dimension added to the heart is really great.
And here is the fully open card revealed! I love all the layered images and text, especially the cut and pasted text of this month's challenge quote! Please visit Popsicle Toes to leave a comment for Donna!

I love the way Meme/Donna of Meme's Art Place colored this sweet Alice face, especially the luminous shading of her eyes, on this fun slider card!
Hmmmm. . . I wonder what happens when you pull that tab?
Hahaha! This card sure makes ME smile all over my face! Please stop by Meme's Art Place to leave a comment for Donna/Meme!


Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies created a whole crew of refrigerator magnets, which all gather around her original tree illustration! I love the way the quote spirals through the leaves and up and down the tree trunk!
Then you get to decide who appears and disappears as you play with the magnets! I love the way she has all the phases of the Cheshire Cat, from grin to head to a full cat!
And here we see them all together in a little scene! What a fun project; for the  details on how she made it, please visit Plucking Daisies and leave a comment while you are there!

Check the entries from our challenge participants for more fun examples to inspire you!

So join us for some interactive fun by entering your project by Friday, August 24 and PLEASE include your name or blog name in the TITLE. This helps me enormously when it comes time to had out the honorable mentions! (Note: if you are viewing this post in a reader or email, please click on the title of the post to go to the blog to see the entries or submit a project.)
We will have the winner of the Dilly Beans challenge for you next week, and please leave a comment before you go!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Week 2, CHAPTER 18: Now you see him. . . Now you don't!

`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?'
`I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet.
`You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished.
Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again.
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun, for example a wiper card, a slider box or a slider card or even a double slider card, a telescoping card, a T-slide card, a swing (flip-flop) card, or a ViewMaster card. These tutorials from Splitcoaststampers are for inspiration; your project does not need to be a card and the hidden element does not need to be a cat. Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!
Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.

Your Weekly Inspiration

Barbara Washington of Magic Delights created a fun telescoping card for this challenge! At first you only see Alice, but then when you swivel the top, more is revealed:
This is such a fun card! I love the quotes Barbara chose for each character, and the lacy and leafy die cuts are the perfect embellishment. Please visit Magic Delights to leave a comment for Barbara!


Erin Leveille of Stamp Til U Cramp created a zipper card! I love the brilliant red and yellow, and that background paper is perfect!
See the zipper? It is created with a special die. When you follow the "pull here" instructions. . .
The sentiment is revealed! Great job Erin, and such a clever take on this challenge! Be sure to visit Erin's blog to leave a comment and get the details!

Barbara Washington of  Magic Delights  has gifted us with a second project - a slider card! See that interesting tab at the top?
When you pull the tab, hidden layers are revealed with the Cheshire Cat's grin, and another fun quote! Please visit Magic Delights to leave a comment for Barbara and to get the details!

Check the entries from our challenge participants for more fun examples to inspire you!

So join us for some interactive fun by entering your project by Friday, August 24 and PLEASE include your name or blog name in the TITLE. This helps me enormously when it comes time to had out the honorable mentions! (Note: if you are viewing this post in a reader or email, please click on the title of the post to go to the blog to see the entries or submit a project.)
We will have more Dilly Beans inspiration projects for you next week, and please leave a comment before you go!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Week 1, CHAPTER 18: Now you see him. . . Now you don't!

`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?'
`I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet.
`You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished.
Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again.
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun, for example a wiper card, a slider box or a slider card or even a double slider card, a telescoping card, a T-slide card, a swing (flip-flop) card, or a ViewMaster card. These tutorials from Splitcoaststampers are for inspiration; your project does not need to be a card and the hidden element does not need to be a cat. Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!
Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.

Your Weekly Inspiration

Bonnie McLain of Love Light and Peace created a Wonderland Configurations box.  I love all the little cubbies, adorned by the Dilly Beans Alice in Wonderland and Queen of Hearts. That box set askew on top is so perfect for this miniature Wonderland world. I don't see the Cheshire Cat anywhere. Where's the cat??? Be sure to visit Bonnie's blog to see closeups of the great project!
Bonnie made a spinner panel, see the string?
And there is the Cheshire Cat! Please visit Bonnie's blog to see all the photos of each cubbie, plus there is a bonus project of another Wonderland Configurations box by her friend, Sande!

Next is a gatefold card from Tracy Evans, and I love the way they become double doors with the addition of the trailer hitch hardware as knobs! Do you see the Cheshire Cat? I wonder what is behind those peephole panels!
Now we see the Cheshire Cat's head peeping out at us! Let's go inside!
What a fabulous scene! Of course I  LOVE the use of book text in the hearts and as background on the left and right panels. Click to enlarge the image, it is absolutely charming! Be sure to visit Tracy's blog to leave a comment and see all the details on this wonderful card!



Last, we have another amazing project from Bonnie McLain of Love Light and Peace, an art journal page with a Zentangle tree! Bonnie is quite the Zentangle enthusiast, and this tree is just amazing against the backdrop of vivid dyed tissue paper foliage. Do you see the Cheshire Cat? I wonder what happens when we pull the ribbon?
Why, that Cheshire Cat was hiding in the tree all along! Be sure to visit Bonnie's blog post, as she has step by step photos on the creation of this lovely, interactive art journal page, and to leave her a comment on her fun projects!

So join us for some interactive fun by entering your project by Friday, August 24 and PLEASE include your name or blog name in the TITLE. This helps me enormously when it comes time to had out the honorable mentions! (Note: if you are viewing this post in a reader or email, please click on the title of the post to go to the blog to see the entries or submit a project.)
We will have more Dilly Beans inspiration projects for you next week, and please leave a comment before you go!