Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm late! I'm late!

Due to unforeseen extreme weather, and resulting lack of internet service,
I was unable to post my Oh Alice! challenge card on Saturday with the rest of the team.

A couple of days late and a few dollars short....
I give you,
Oh Alice! Challenge 
"They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little `Oh!' of surprise, she was down on her hands and knees watching them. The chessmen were walking about, two and two!
`Here are the Red King and the Red Queen,' Alice said (in a whisper, for fear of frightening them), `and there are the White King and the White Queen sitting on the edge of the shovel -- and here are two castles walking arm in arm..."

--Ch. 1: Through the Looking Glass

I am not knowledgeable on the subject of chess at all.
I chose to be very literal and use the checkerboard background 
and the Queen (Gossmere) image, both from Tiddly Inks. 

I love Gossmere, and thought she'd make a stunning
Red Queen to adorn the checkerboard background.

I also feel as though I should explain my lack of embellishments on my
recent creations.  My craft room as become something of a fall out shelter
for the schtuff that normally goes in the rest of the house, but has been replaced with Hallowe'en decorations, and any unfinished
or WIP Hallow e'en projects, and I still try to make cards in there too!
I have buried quite a bit of my paper crafting goodies (now would be a perfect time for my husband to call the people at the Hoarders TV show and turn me in) 
and have decided to go "old school", and just use the image and some ribbon. 

Going to start digging my way out now.... 



  1. What a gorgeous card !!! I love the background so much and this image is so sweet !!!
    Mag :)

  2. Oh I looooovvvvve it. Great card. That image rocks. She is one of my favs from Tiddly Inks. Great checks.

  3. well embellies or not it still looks brilliant x

  4. Well, to say this was WORTH THE WAIT would be an UNDERSTATEMENT! Gloria this is GORGEOUS!

  5. GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the image AND the background. It doesn't need anything else! xxD

  6. Great card! Love the background and the way the checkerboard fades out around the edges! I don't think it needs a thing!

  7. Ummm dare I say this is PReTTy? Love that background and really it is gorgeous!


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