Sunday, 26 April 2015

Dinah my dear!

One of my nieces is turning seven shortly and I’ve made a cute card featuring Jules from Saturated Canary for her.

I bought this image because it reminded me of Alice and I am huge Alice in Wonderland fan so I had to colour her up to look like Alice.  I also picked my designer paper with Alice in Wonderland in mind with the mushrooms a nod to the wise caterpillar who offers Alice sage advice.  While the book doesn’t feature a view master I thought it was a fitting way to bring in the circle element from the current sketch at Just Add Ink as Alice’s adventures would make the perfect subject of a view master wheel.

As this card has been very much inspired by Alice in Wonderland I am entering it in the current challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I don’t know much about cats to know if you need a black cat to produce black and white kittens (Lewis Carroll never describes poor Dinah but we do know she had a black and white kitten) so I went for a grey one rather than the reddy brown one Disney used.  With Jules’ sweet kitty on my card I am also entering it in the current challenge at Jo’s Scrap Shack as fitting the whiskers criteria.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes V17, V20
Lips E02
Hair Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Outfit B00, B02, B04, B06, C00, N0, N1, N2
Shoes N5, N7, N9, 100
Cat BV000, BV00, BV20, R00, R01, R02, W4, W6, W7
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Mowed Lawn & Salty Ocean
13@rts Faces of Spring ~ In Your Eyes
BoBunny Enchanted Garden ~ Fairies
Creative Memories Designer Cardstock ~ Candy Shoppe
Ribbons & Trims etc
Lace scraps from stash
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful image and the colors are awesome, great background paper too. Thanks for playing our Inspired By a Book Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT

  2. Emily,

    What a beautiful card! Your coloring is so vibrant and your lace so beautiful.

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy Crafting,

  3. Such a pretty, girly card! Love your colouring. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Wow I just adore the colouring!! You've done a fab job with the sketch this week.
    Thanks for playing with us at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team

  5. What a beautiful card and such a lovely image. I love your beautiful coloring. Your niece will surely love her, she's so pretty and looks like a princess! Thanks so much for linking up to our Funday Friday challenge this week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  6. I love all your Alice allusions Emily. The image you coloured is just gorgeous and the finished card is vibrant, pretty and fun. I'm sure your niece will love it. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. Your pretty girl looks perfect as Alice. Really lovely colouring too. I hope your niece loves it. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week. Di


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