Monday, 22 February 2010

Rinda's Alice in Wonderland Challenge- for Easter!

There seems to be a bit of an Alice obsession going on in blogland at present.......see here and here and here and beautiful Alice inspired pendants here.
Then on Sunday Rinda challenged her blog followers to make something Alice in Wonderland themed......I loved the Alice books as a child.......and the part I remember most is The Mad Hatters Tea Party.......perhaps because I've always loved tea time.....sadly it's a meal rarely eaten now.
As a child [back in the dark ages] we had school dinner [no packed lunches then] and then came home to tea......sandwiches..... or scones.....or teacakes....or egg on toast.....always followed by cakes....everything homemade and delicious.
Like most families, we now usually have dinner in the evenings.........teatime is a rare treat......but a family tradition has grown up to have a big [extended] family tea on Easter Sunday.This involves everybody bringing traditional tea time treats......a table groaning under all the food- ham, salad,sandwiches,scones,teabread,and at least 5 types of homemade cakes......an enormous teapot........about 15 people.........most definately a main meal......what used to be called 'high tea'.
So.......I was inspired to use Rinda's challenge very practically.......making invitations to Easter tea.......on an Alice theme.......2 made so far.......3 more to go.
Now Die Cut Dreams have an Easter challenge this week.........don't think this is really what they had in mind......but it's definately for Easter!!!!

25 comments:

Pretty-In-Ink said...

They are fabulous invitations Jacky! Love the Alice pictures and theme!
Your Easter tea sounds like it is going to be wonderful!
Hugs
Nicola

Karen said...

These are great, Jacky! Where did you come up with the Alice pictures? I also saw Rhinda's challenge and knew I didn't have anything "Alice" to use. What courses did you sign up for?

pinky said...

Great idea Jacky, boy I'd love to come for tea too, is my invite in the post lol. I have this image and a few others to boot, definitely very popular at the minute. Love how you have put your invite together.
Pinky

Sian said...

Oh, fabulous! I love this post..the invitations, the idea of having a "tea", the nostalgia..all of it. And Jacky, you are a star..the icecream was magic!

Elizabeth said...

I think your tea guests are going to love the invitation.

Avril Ann said...

I think the obsession has something to do with "Johnny Depp"...LOL. Great projects. Love them, Hugs Avril xxx

Cheri said...

Great invites. I'm sure the obsession is from the new movie - but the previews scare the bejeezus out of me. That's one obsession I'll pass on! :)

Karen said...

This is great Jacky and as you say, certainly different. Thanks for joining us at DCD.
xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Woohoo! These are wonderful, and your Easter tradition sounds fantastic.
Rinda

Biscuitlid said...

How fun are these? your high tea sounds scrummy too. Love how you've combined Alice and Easter, what a great idea.

Thanks so much for joining in at Die Cut Dreams this week with your fab creations
Hugs
Victoria
x

Liberty :) said...

these are great! I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!!!!!!!

Reminder: blog hop Wednesday!
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Dora said...

Such a lovely card and what a great idea for inviting someone over for tea :)
PS Hop over to my blog. I've left you a sunshine award !!

debs14 said...

Alice in Wonderland is going to be HUGE this year once the Tim Burton film is released! Johnny Depp will be fabulous in it I think.
Love these invitations, very quirky and fun.

Denise said...

These are really lovely -can't wait for the film to be released. I love the invitations,brilliant :-)

humel said...

These are so fab :-) And very clever of you to do something so practical! I shall look forward to my invitation arriving ;-)

Fiona said...

Invitations are fab!

Amy said...

As the challenge queen you have done very well with this one - I'm still thinking about it!

furrypig said...

jacky I love this post! Your invites are fab where are those images from?? They look so vintage...fabby retro chic! i think the film has a lot to answer for, I gather the Odeon group will not be showing the film tho! I really love BIG family get togethers and the idea of a big proper tea with all the goodies sounds divine would love to have this Easter Tradition in my house some day xxx

Kathyk said...

Fab idea to make invitations, practical too.
Kathyk

Stephanie J said...

Love it - great colour scheme! Thank you for entering my blog candy, and for posting the link! Good luck!

Jane said...

bring back teatime!!!

Susie Sugar said...

Great card Jacky its adorable I love Alice, thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow they are amazing!
hugs
kim x

CraftyC said...

These are gorgeous Jacky. I have some Alice stamps somewhere. I dont think they have seen daylight for years!!
Clairexx

Lou said...

These are fab Jacky, and so different! I love Alice in Wonderland and I can't wait to go see the new Johnny Depp film at the IMAX soon, it looks amazing!

Good luck with the challenge!

Lou x