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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

WOYWW #144 - A More Normal Week!!

Well, Wednesday rushes upon us once again... and March already!!! Special day that it is, it can be totally shared at the home of our spy mistress Julia at Stamping Ground. Pop and show your own desk and tell us what you are up to... it's such fun!!
 It's staying reasonably tidy then, and I can still see the wood for the trees but still not getting as much work/play done as I would like... anyway, mum is having a better period just now, and is much more settled. I am still fighting to get the best from the care plan - I have one really great carer, who comes twice a day, but the rest are mediocre at best... it's a pain when we pay so much!!

Talking of playing and getting into my lovely "craftyoom", I have more to do this month to be ready for a VERY SPECIAL EVENT next month... YEY!!! I have been asked to be a Guest of the Month on The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog!! How great I feel about THAT!!! So it will be scates on to do some good stuff

Woo, got the markers out and used the brush ends on the grunge paper suitcase handles... looking forward to getting the special paper needed to do the magic with them??!!
This week, Simon Says Stamp and Show - bottle it... so for my TIO Alice challenge, I decided to show her growing large because of drinking from the bottle marked "drink me"...I used some images from the MCS disc... it's a great fun CD...
The rabbit is running off with the Queen of Hearts playing card - I saved them from a crimble cracker!!! I knew they would come in handy one day...

The clock has grown wings - well how original, fancy her thinking of that!!! - I used butterfly wings and decoupaged the watch face to make it lift off the page...- well that's what the wings are for, eh??
The background was done with distress inks and stamped with clocks and cogs, diamond blocks and...

It is all topped off with a large Graphic45 brad, which holds a key - for Alice to open the door, of course, silly - and a bronze metal circle of cut out hearts...
There is a lot of dimension to my tag this time, and it is very busy - well the book is, isn't it??
So that's what is on my desk at close of play today... the suitcase is coming on, and the tag was fun and different to do. I don't have any Alice stamps, but would love to get into all that... fascinating. Off to bed shortly, as I am so tired, looking after Miranda and the boys, as well as mum... feeling a bit of a shadow this evening!!! - hey, who said that??? tee hee.

Have a great week and thanks for coming over and leaving your wonderful comments. Looking forward to seeing lots of you chez vous
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

Besides the entry to SSSS I would like to enter this piece in a couple of other challenges
The Altered Alice - best butter - colour yellow, well most of mine has dripped into the watch!!!
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #37 Land of fantasy

50 comments:

Candy C said...

Your Alice tag is so cute! I love the "drink me" vial that Alice is holding! You always have so many cool details on your pieces. This one is no exception. Love the key, the cards, the dimensional pocket watch, etc. Great job! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

May said...

Your Alice tag is fabulous, congrats on your DT post, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

Judy said...

Gosh what a great post.Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Thankyou for sharing your Alice tag.!!

RosA said...

I'll be interested to see what you do with that suitcase! Happy WOYWW RosA#16

voodoo vixen said...

Love the alice taga nd all the fabby details... I do the same with the stuff from the Crimbo crackers... never know when you are going to find it useful!!
Congrats for the spot of the Artistic Stamper blog... well done you!!

Lavinia said...

Wow.. what amazing looking projects you have going on! The suitcase is fab & the tag's are very cool! I love the new Distress markers too!
Lavinia
x

Spyder said...

I love your Alice thingamejig, it's fabulous. The clock is great! Have a great crafty week
((Lyn))
Happy WoyWW #27

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful background on that tag, and I see you have some Timmie markers too, they're going to be the big thing this year. Congrats on the guest DT position too.

Hugs
Brenda 6

505whimsygirl said...

Love the Alice tag! You used a lot of fun elements here. Oh, sorry to hear about the difficulties in finding good caregivers. Thank God for the good one that you have.

Hugs,
Kay#31

jude said...

Congratulations on your Guest Dt!All your creations are beautiful the case looks beautiful,you seem to be loving the markers.
Have fab wednesday and a creative week hugs
judex 9

kay said...

wow your alice creation is amazing,loved all the details,congrats your way too,happy crafting,x

Terry said...

Hey there Frankie, your Alice Tag is really cool, love all the little detaills you are sharing, the little drink me Vial is just great....wowwzerss love it. Thank you for sharing with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

Neil said...

Hi there, trying to squeeze in as many visits as I can so just a quick visit today! Thanks for letting us in to see your world today! Your Alice tag is lovely and congrats on the GD spot for The artistic Stamper!
Neil #19

Helen said...

What a fabulous Alice tag - I really struggled this week!
I am glad you are getting some help with your Mum - even if it is of differing quality - I was worried you're trying to do it all alone... and it is good that you are getting some crafty time. Well done on the guest spot with Artistic Stamper.

Ali H said...

Lovely informative post ! Love the tag & seeing how your ideas build up ! I can't get my pictures to sit between paragraphs - UTS as the engineers at our factory say when they gat called out for no reason (user too stupid !).
Any tips on how you do it would be great as your blog looks great ! Ali H #74

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Very cool Alice tag!
Aeryn @ #69

okienurse said...

Great projects! Love the Alice one and the watch is awesome. Good home care is hard to find and so costly too! Hope you get to craft more! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

Judie savage-lovell said...

wow looking good this is, what a great project, thanks for the snoop x

Hugs
Judie xx

Karen said...

I love your Alice tag, its gorgeous! I love all the different elements you have added :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Beckyt said...

I love this Alice Tag its really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Becky #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Im amazed that you have the energy! Don't be stressing about producing good work for your guest spot...it comes naturally and your mojo will buzz off if you pressure yourself. Congrats on the DT spot!

Redanne said...

I love Alice in Wonderland so your project is just perfect. Anne #85

Ann B said...

Great Alice tag and your suitcase is coming along well. I have a few packs of the mini cards from crackers - couldn't use them all if I tried.

ann B
#84

Debs Willis said...

Love that tag - great effects and colour scheme

happy woyww and thanks for sharing

Desb #104

Doone said...

Alice is always a beautiful feature in a composition, lovely tag Frankie, glad you are getting some time to craft even with the pressures of arranging care for your Mom,

Dx

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Frankie, on your guest spot at the Artistic Stamper - it's well-deserved. Your Alice tag is fabulous - love all the details. Hope your mum keeps well and that things ease of a bit for you this week. Hope you're having a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #22

Tracy said...

Holy Smokes that tag is AMAZING! I love all the little details you put into it. Warmly, Tracy #96 WOYWW

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your Alice tag! Take care, enjoy this WOYWW & I'm off to snoop some more! Wonder how many I'll get round today? Zo xx 60

Ashley Rock said...

Wonderful projects!!! Love the Alice and wonderland line!

Yogi said...

What a fabulous tag. Love your explanation. Whimsical. Love all the details. Thanks for the peek.
Have a great Day

Peggy said...

Lovin' the tag have a great day and thanks for sharing

laurie said...

oh I love what I see on your desk! Mystical and magical, I will have to follow you tos ee all your great creations

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankie, your Alice tag looks wonderful, great details on it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize I am really late getting here, especially since I am #2. But I have had a terrible time keeping my computer running today. Seems it wants to shut down after I visit one blog. I am SO in love with your Alice inspired art this week. The rabbit is having a grand time, too!

Happy WOYWW.

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations on the design team spot!

What lovely, intriguing work on this tag.

jackid said...

Great tag love it what MCS disc did you use???? now a follower of both blogs
Jacki xx

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Happy WOYWW!

Nifty workspace - I like the suitcase - thanks for the peek.

Would love for you to visit my blog, and become a follower when you have a moment or 2. Also, get Freebies to celebrate my 2nd blogoversary!

Peace,
'LuLu' #169
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/lou_avatar

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks so much for playing along with The Altered Alice! What a wonderful tag, so much there to delight the eye! I love the way you have combined all the element, and the Alice with the bottle is perfect. But I am not familiar, what is the MCS disc? The alice image is wonderful!

Jennifer Nowell said...

Wow! That tag is so detailed. It's really lovely. Have a great week.

Faye said...

What wonderful Alice art, Frankie! The image of Alice is gorgeous. Great tag.

Jenn Borjeson said...

What a fantastic tag - I love Alice in Wonderland anyway, this is just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Neesie said...

Purely magical...
It's my first week with WYOWW and I'm quickly trying to work through to everyone's desk...its so exciting but I'm a little overwhelmed by all the talent.

Have a great crafty week...must dash and check out a few more desks! :D

Sue said...

Congratulation on your Guest Designer spot, and I love your tage. I now need to go and make one myself for your challenge lol x

PetraB said...

Congratulations to your guest designer spot! Your tag is fabulous with all its details. Thanks for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Pauline said...

Your artwork is beautiful ! Loving your desk :-)

Vicki Romaine said...

A delightful creation. Thanks for joining Land of Fantasy at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a fabulous tag. Love the dimension. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice. Love the images. I'm not familiar with the MCS disk but would love to find it. xxD

Sid said...

Brilliant stuff !

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

incrível efeito 3D relógio!