Thursday, 18 October 2012

MAWTT - Alice Inspired

Morning - I can't believe it's Thursday again already! and it's time for a new Challenge over at 

and this week it is our lovely boss Hazel who is hosting and she has chosen the fab theme of
'Alice Inspired'

So we want to see creations inspired by Alice in Wonderland!!! it doesn't have to be a card.... could be a tag, altered item, atc.... as long as we can see that you have followed the Alice theme.

 I had to put my thinking cap on for this one... but decided to go with the Mad Hatter and a 'tea' theme... after all tea is such a quintessential part of British life! I coloured the MH in browns and then found this cool Raspberry Road paper which was freebie with magazine... I just had to use it as it had teacups on!!

 I've added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.... and added some gold Ivy which is Marianne Die... and there is an actual Tea Bag underneath the quote!!! yes I know it is a little crazy but it is the Mad Hatter after all!! LOL

The quotation is by Sir Philip Sidney who was an English Statesman in the 1500's... but I reckon he's hit the nail on the head with these words... I've also added a Twinings Label in top left corner... I've coloured the Hatter with Promarkers and a touch of Prisma Pencils...

We are sponsored this week by the fab Digi My World 

who very kindly gave us some images to play with...

I have chosen the Mad Hatter from the Alice's Wonderland Set... you can also get the images pre-coloured if you wish...

I hope you like my 'mad' card! LOL

and hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the challenge and prize... and to see my Teamies gorgeous creations this week!!! Lots of gorgeous inspiration for you..

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Bearly-Mine - Challenge 57 - 'Anything Goes' ends 22nd October 2012
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 120 - 'Tea at Granny's' ends 22nd October 2012
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 139 - 'Anything Goes' ends 23rd October 2012
Live and Love Crafts - Halloween and/or Autumn Colours' ends 31st October 2012

It has felt really Autumny this week here in the Uk... the leaves are beginning to turn pretty colours... and we have had some sunshine... and some rain... and some very weird and loud gusts of wind in the night!!??? not sure what they are about... I just hope the owls have got their woolly hats on!! LOL
Not long until the weekend... I'm SO looking forward to Strictly and Downton again....

Thanks for all your lovely comments... I appreciate you taking the time out to visit! :-))
Hope you have a lovely day!
Love and Hugs


Sue said...

Fabulous card Sue,love the image and sentiment.
Hugs xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sue,love the fab image and

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Sue. Great colouring and layout.

Another day closer to Downton.


McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Sue, I like the sweet image the colours the sentiment and the layout.
Kevin xx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous Sue. FABulous colours and I LOve your image...What a super idea using that there tea bag lol..I had to take another look when I'd read about it! FABulous colours for your leaves and flowers...what a pretty die that is...
Yes! Soon be week-end again they do roll round fast! Hope all is well with you all xx

Unknown said...

Oh wonderful Sue! love the gorgeous image and especially the sentiment but I am more a kind of coffee girl! I like tea but coffee is my favourite. Must be where i come from.
Hope you have a great day!
Warm hugs xx

xxxtglxxx said...

what a lovely, cosy card Sue! :) Love the idea of an Alice theme, and this is such an original and quirky card! :)

Fab image and brilliant embellies!



cotnob said...

I just love this card Sue, such a great idea. I love the image, your backing paper is perfect and the quote just finishes everything perfectly.

Pia S said...

What a fun tea themed card! Love how this theme is reflected in all the elements! Even the colors look like tea!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is brilliant Sue.. fab Autumnal colours .. and gorgeous papers... the t -bag is genius!! .. well genius is one step away from madness lol
Lisa x

Claire said...

I love your card SUe! Brilliant colour tones, so Autumnal and fab image which is beautifully coloured. Hope you are well hun. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the image and your colouring and details are wonderful hun. LOVE IT!

Donna x

coops said...

so stunning the brilliant image and your papers and sentiment are fab ;D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, beautifully coloured image and the papers are just great.

Kath x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is a stunning card thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers anything goes this week and good luck Ginny X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Oh Sue this is just wonderful! So many quirky elements that are just perfect for the Alice theme, especially the Mad Hatter! Love the quote and tea bag and the Twinings label. Those papers couldn't be a better match for your theme! We have had some lovely weather here this week in Blackpool - so nice to see some sunshine for a change, I'm sure it won't last though! Hope you are well xx

Unknown said...

Brilliant Sue! Just LOVE that sentiment, could have been my words, lol! What a fab way to put your sentiment on the tea bag itself and that fine backing paper with the lovely tea cups, spot on! Big hugs, Ira xox

June Nelson said...

Wow Sue hun this is abasolutely gorgeous andloving your themem shug, just brilliant hunnie big huggis June xxxx

Betka said...

Hi Sue, I like your 'mad' card! Love the image she's adorable and the layout it really pretty!
Hope you have a lovely weekend! Big hugs (:Betka:)

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, lovely design and I share that sentiment, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Ally said...

hi lovely, this is such a cool card and I love the idea with the tea label... I hate tea or coffee... :o)))) ok, I only hate coffee, but drink tea only when I'm terribly cold.
Big hugs to you and your wonderful card :o)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Brilliant idea to use a tea bag Sue, it's perfect for the image, love the sentiment.

Hope you're enjoying the weekend sweetie!


Crafting Vicky said...

That is one awesome card! Totally love all the wonderful details that you have added including the tea bag! How very clever!!!

Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love the idea of including a tea bag; very clever! Great Autumn Card and what a funny sentiment! Thanks for entering LLC:s October Challenge.


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Sue OMG your card is stunning! Just stunning! Love the colors and how you incorporated the leaves into it all too!

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, I am sooo sorry I am late (just like the white rabbit!)I don't know how I missed your eautiful card - how ingenious to put your little tea-bag on it t-- - I love that Mad Hatter and the beautiful colours in the card, Just fabulous :) Have a lovely Sunday, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

meg said...

As always Sue a card to inspire , love the colours lovely and warm before winter sets in I was told we could have snow here in the North East of Scotland in early November.
Love the addition of your teabag what a great idea. Hope dad is keeping a bit better and you are taking care of yourself. Glad its Sunday for Downton tonight Hugs

chrissy xx said...

Yes! Strictly was BRill.
I'm sure they though Lisa would be rubbish lol...
Poooooor Sid felt sorry for him..
Getting ready for tonight! Yippee

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw Sue this is awesome, love the image and the quote, the ta bag is just a must too lol,

hugs Liz xx

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Sue! Love the image you've used and that fab quote :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colour & the sentiment is just perfect!

Hugs Shell xx

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is Soo Darling Sue! Love your Sweet mad hatter image and your Wonderful coloring! The dp's you paired with him are soo Beautiful and Perfect! Love this! 8-)


Emily Lauritzen said...

A perfect card for our challenge this week! I love the little tea bag under your sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
<3 Emily L.-DT

Unknown said...

What a fun card! I love the colors and all the embellishments you used! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and hope you'll join us next week!

Susan, TT DT

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Sue! This is gorgeous, well thought out and very clever! Love it!

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous papers alongside your image and gorgeous flowers too.

All very well thought out.

Love Jules xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello my lovely friend, wanted to pop over to tell you I missed you, I didn't miss this weather though! my goodness its so foggy today I can't see the houses over the street!
Super little card Sue, love the leaves and fab colours.
Hope you are keeping well while I was away
Hugs Laurie xx

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie totally fabulous card love the colours & I really love the image & sentiment......I sooooooo agree with the sentiment, dont know what I would do without my black tea, mine has to be PG tho cus I like it strong lol.
Hope you are keeping well shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Becky said...

This is so pretty
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
Live & Love Crafts
Hugs, Becky x