Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oh, Alice - Chapter Three, "We're painting the roses red"

Boy did I have an interesting day yesterday!!!! I woke up early to go to the Paperific Show but quickly popped onto the computer to check out the new challenges! Oh, Alice Chapter 3 was up - ooooh - this meant I could look for some ideas at the show - especially as I love to find the fun and wacky side of my creativity with this challenge!!! This week's challenge is an inspiration piece - and the colours purple, blue and red. I also discovered I had won last week's Oh, Alice challenge - woohooo - how exciting.

Alas the show was not to be - after picking up my friend and heading across town we discovered the show had been shut down - we had a FREAK hail storm on Saturday with hail bigger than golf balls - check out this photo I found on one of the news sites!!! The roof of the show hall had opened in parts and  they had evacuated for fear of the roof collapsing under the weight of the ice!!!! Noooooooo... The storm WAS pretty nasty - we were lucky to have only one car with some nasty hail dents - many people had floods, power outages, broken windows and more - an insurance company nightmare!

So I went to my stash to play this challenge - with no funky DP I went with plain CS and texture! Since Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are sponsoring the challenge this week I pulled out one of my Kimmie stamps to use - she's a bit of a cross between Alice and the Queen of Hearts I think - though can't explain the frog on her head - LOL. The giggle sentiment from SU just seemed to suit the silliness of the card.



Marlene said...

HOLY HAIL!!!! Those balls are HUGE!!! (And I just realized that maybe that didn't sound quite right!)

So sorry you missed out on the show - but if it's any consolation - your card is dahling, dahling!

Dean and Selena said...

Gorgeous! Such detail, you can tell you had fun with this card, the hearts, the roses... just beautiful!!

Chelsea said...

Wow, look at the bold beautiful colors on your card. Beautiful!!! I have never seen hail that big before! Wowzer! Glad you didn't get lots of damage from the storm . ~Chelsea

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh this is a fun card! I love that there's a frog on her head...totally appropriate with the movie! Keep yourself safe from the hail, and keep playing our challenges!

Bronwyn said...

Wow Debbie those hail stones were big. Sorry about the show hopefully they will put it back on when the weather is better.

Erin said...

Super Cute Card, love the roses. Thanks for playing along with us at Oh, Alice!

Kellie Winnell said...

On the cards sides of things this look PERFECT for the OH Alice challenge blog! Your use of the colour challenge is amazing and your colouring is amazing! On the sides of the hail gold balls OMG that is shocking! I think you should all move to Seymour, hehe! What a BUMMER that it was cancelled :( Any word if they will re-schedule?

Hugs xxx

Kristy Young said...

Oooh This card is sooo pretty!! I love what you have done with our colour challenge!
OMG check out the hail!!! Our hale stones were not that big here but the rain was CRAZY!!
Thanks so much for joining us Debbielicious!! At Oh Alice challenges.
Kristy xx

Kristine said...

So CUTE Debbie!! Love this color scheme together and your flowers and branches are perfect with this sassy girl *Ü* WOW, now THOSE are some big hailballs!! I've never seen any that huge before! Too bad the show didn't happen, but at least that gave you a bit more crafting time eh? YES, loved meeting Lisa, but darn it... it just wasn't long enough! *Ü* She's so awesome and it was just a wonderful experience. Now to try to get back to crafting. It's taking me a bit. LOL. Have a super week Deb *Ü*

Leigh said...

Those are certainly more than hail 'stones' Debbie. Pity the show was cancelled.
Love your card. The colours are lovely and that floral arrangement is beautiful.

Sammi said...

Oooh.. this is LOVELY Debbie!! mm... the frog on the head might be unexplainable but so are a lot of Alice in Wonderland occurrences. Thanks for joining us again at Oh, alice and I was excited to see you won last week!!
Sorry to hear that the show was canceled and WOW those are some huge hailstones.... I remember a storm like that in Sydney about 10yrs ago.. scary!

Melodie said...

Your card is so cute, I love the papers and the colors.

Alison said...

This card just makes me giggle - that sentiment is so appropriate.

Pity about Paperific, but think of the money you have saved (or should I say that you can spend at the next Show).

Wasn't the weather crazy, sorry to hear one of the cars got damaged, but glad no damage to the house.


Stephanie J said...

I love it! What a fun image - and sometimes, textured cs is exactly what is needed! Those roses are super cute, too!

sandra said...

I was watching the news and thinking of you!
I'm glad that you are OK.
That looked nasty on tv.

I love your card!
And I adore this image with her crazy eyes!


Sue said...

Love a gal with attitude! This image is just that and then some.
Awesome coloring and the word giggle is perfect. Congrats on the win. Bummer that the show was cancelled had to be so disappointed.


Sue said...

Wow this is gorgeous Debbie, just love what you have done, as always!
Sue x

Lynda said...

I saw the hail and all the pics and immed thought of all you guys down in Melb!! They had to move the NAB AFL cup match at Edi-had stadium due to the hail storm...and I am guessing that's where the craft fair was meant to be. I am so v v HAPPY that u won the last Oh Alice challenge....I told u so!!! This weeks card is cute and v v funky. The wee image you have used reminds me of the animation fm the kids show "Zombie Hotel". Perhaps it's just the look on her face. Love the colours and love the way the card has come together. Brilliant Job!!! ooxx

Dena said...

So, have you seen the new Alice stamps at Sweet Pea? Boy, they would work perfect for that challenge.
I love what you did with your Kimmie stamp though. Oooooh, these colors look so good together and wowie to the pretty flowers! Super great card Debbie! Sorry you missed your show.
Hugs, Dena

margie c said...

Wow! I've never seen hail like that before! Glad to hear that everyone was safe...
Such a pretty card! I love this image! So fun and cute!
Thanks for playing along with us at Oh, Alice!
hugs, margie

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Just look at the look on Alice's face! Priceless! So sorry your car was damaged. What a shame! Hugs, Andrea xx

Lisa said...

Hello Debbie :)
I love your card.LOVE the colours you have used.I love this image .You are so Inspirational.
Kind Regards

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Down the rabbit hole, nothing needs to be... or can be... explained. Frog? What frog?

Tasha said...

Love it! Love the image and i think the frog fits in just fine! Fabulous fun card and i love the flowers too
Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
love tasha xx