Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Hallowe'en in Wonderland

Of the gorgeous things I bought at the Belfast Craft Show last week, the Graphic45 papers inspired me first. I started playing with them as soon as I got home, and came up with this card for this month's Altered Alice Challenge which celebrates the Mad Hatter's birthday in the US (6th October in America and 10th June here, after the 10/6 in his hat!). In the book, the Mad Hatter sings "Twinkle, twinkle little bat..."

"Hallowe'en in Wonderland"

This was also the first card I made with my new Hougie board; the folds for the stepper card were a breeze! I used small pieces of black velvet ribbon tied into the top of each of the Graphic45 tags to look like bats, and the main image is a digitally altered Graphics Fairy image coloured with promarkers to match the tags. The bats were also downloaded from the Graphics Fairy. A couple of bats were adhered to thin strips of acetate and the acetate fixed to the card so the bats can fly.

Also entered for the following challenge:
Crafty Boots

And check out this mega candy


  1. Love your take on Alice in Wonderland, great card.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  2. What a spooktacularly fun card!!! Those bats are awesome : )

  3. Oh Maddy,I really hope you win this challenge. You certainly deserve to win it, this card is amazing. I love your flying bats. Incredible card. Lee x

  4. fabulous Maddy...see told you when you buy Graphic45 you wont be able to resist them lol...stunning card, perfect for the paper
    Mina xxx

  5. Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! I LOVE the way your center-step card shows off all the fab tags with their batty ribbons! The bats floating on acetate are also fab, so creative and the strong colors are such fun!

  6. Fantastic card, love the bats. Glad you like your hougie board, I have been considering getting one! x

  7. What a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  8. Great card. Love all the elements. xx

  9. Fabulous step card! the images are wonderful and I love the flying bats. thanks so much for joining us at The Altered Alice. xxD

  10. Another fun project I see you linking up at Graphics Fairy ...nice job! (loved the old world santas in Night Before Christmas post too)

    Thanks for sharing :D
    Visiting from BRAG MONDAY at GraphicFairy today,
    Smiles, from NW Illinois,


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