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Artwork by Laura Carson; New Tim Holtz, Artisan Style & Giveaways!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Marie in Wonderland, Newsletters

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

Before Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces another fun mash-up of Marie Antoinette and Alice in Wonderland (by Design Team Member Laura Carson), let me announce that we are again having TWO Giveaway drawings! More info below (and info on who won Thursday’s Giveaways).

And there’s a new FREE Gift with Order offer: All that Glitters (in honor of the new All that Glitters Foiled Scrapbook Paper and Gold Tapes — more info and photos of those new products below).

AND… the Collage Sheet Sale and FREE Collage Sheet offer is still going strong! For every $20 you spend, you can pick out a FREE Collage Sheet! The “pick out a free collage sheet” offer has expired BUT check the current newsletter for a NEW FREE collage sheet promo!

Final note: in case you missed Thursday’s Newsletter, you can still view TWO projects by Caroline Ouzts-Hay (including a lace cuff — and some pretty, new cotton laces)!

It looks as if Miz Laura Carson has fallen down the rabbit hole of her own mind with the Marie in Wonderland Kit! This month Laura brings you an amazing treat for your eyes, Marie in Wonderland.

In imagining Marie in Wonderland, I envisioned the residents seeing her outrageous outfit and wanting to get in on the act; which meant, mixing the Wonderland character’s heads with Rococo style bodies and wigs.” (Doesn’t everyone imagine things like that? *snork!*)

As always, there is a lot to take in with Laura’s gorgeous artwork. First, notice that (as always) Marie has butt her way into being the center of attention, waving around her cakes from the Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet. I see you looking at those lovely architecture pieces on the top of the large center frame (with a cupcake on top!) and on Marie’s skirt — I assure you that Laura did not make her sweet mother be the lookout while she pried them off of a priceless frame at a museum. Laura made them with a bit of Creative Paperclay, the Silicone Mold – Architectural Flourishes and painted the pieces with Liquid Pearls Rose Gold and Brass.

My favorite character in this piece is The Queen of Hearts (who is shocked as The Mad Hatter spills tea on her dress). Laura has costumed the queen in a dress and wig from the How’s My Hair Collage Sheet; and her head is from the We Are All Mad Here Collage Sheet. Instead of the little dog sitting on the rump of the dress (as in the collage sheet) she used the Cheshire Cat (in a powdered wig)! He is so cute!

Note the frames that Laura created as a backdrop for the characters. Laura used three frames from her New Elegant Frames Set Download. This set contains TWENTY(!) big, beautiful vintage frames in a wide variety of shapes and styles that are fabulous for backdrops or for use as architectural elements.

And at the top of the side frames Laura used the New Symmetrical Ornaments Mold. (And i love the bows under those side headers… and curling down the sides of the main section, framing Marie. That’s Metallic Iridescent Ribbon in peach color — and some is included in today’s Giveaway!)

The supply list of wonder is waiting before you run off to visit Laura. Laura has a tutorial waiting for you at her blog so don’t forget your tea!


Hooray for the Golden Eggs Giveaway!

I started with all of these goodies from Laura’s Marie in Wonderland (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet
– Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet
– How’s My Hair Collage Sheet
– We Are All Mad Here Collage Sheet
– 1mm Micro Beads – Aqua Clear
– Ceramic Cupcake Beads
– Metallic Iridescent Ribbons
– Tiny Paper Mache Box Set

Then I added these shiny embellishments (And ALL On Sale!):
3mm Tape – Gold Harlequin Diamonds (New!)
3mm Tape – Gold Arrows (New!)
Metallic Iridescent Ribbons – Additional Colors (All 3!)
Circular Dresden Borders – Antique Gold
All that Glitters Gift Kit

And, of course, the paper this Giveaway is named for: All that Glitters Foiled Scrapbook Paper – Golden Easter Eggs (New and On Sale!)

To enter the Golden Eggs Giveaway Drawings (yes, plural, as I pulled two of these prize packages!):

1. you can leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW


2. you can place an order TODAY OR TOMORROW (all orders will be in the drawing for the 2nd prize package)

The deadline for both drawings is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, March 16, 2015)!

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winners (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the TWO The White Rabbit and Lots of Lace Giveaways? That would be Jennie C AND Rosemary Woodruff! (Note: the second Giveaway was a random drawing from orders placed during the contest.)

Posted by Leslie, March 15th, 2015

108 responses to “Artwork by Laura Carson; New Tim Holtz, Artisan Style & Giveaways!”

  1. Noreen Johnson says:

    Lost my head over this one!

  2. kim says:

    So wonderful! I love the small narrow tapes! Always such amazing-ness! Thanks for a chance to win!~kim

  3. Barbara says:

    Looks like great fun – love the eggs!

  4. Emily N says:

    Cool stuff!!

  5. barbara macaskill says:

    What fabulous creations!! LOVELOVELOVE them!! So much fun!

  6. Darlene says:

    love your giveaways !! feel so lucky to win this treasure trove

  7. Sunny says:

    Oh, this is perfect! I’m working on a shadow box for my mom with photos of her sewing and photos of things she made!

  8. Marilyn H says:

    Gorgeous! And I would LOVE to win the giveaway.

  9. Holly Day says:

    Wonderful stuff–so many possibilities for projects with this collection:)!

  10. Leanna Alverson says:

    I just found Alpha Stamps so I would LOVE to win this fabulous prize. How nice it would be to start out that way!

  11. Connie L. says:

    Fingers crossed! Love Alpha Stamps!

  12. love tim holtz would love to win thanks

  13. Robin Parker says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much Alpha stamps…thank you Laura Carson for all your inspiration!

  14. Verna Stapleton says:

    I just want to hang with Laura’s imagination for a day!!! Wonderful fun.

  15. Just bought some more goodies and now I’m rooting to win.

  16. Kimberly says:

    Maybe I will find the golden egg!

  17. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Big time inspiration.

  18. Jean Marmo says:

    Just delightful! So creative!!

  19. Noreen says:

    These Marie Antoinette creations are so fun!

  20. Margery McInerny says:

    A great giveaway. Shall I wait to see if I win or buy now?

  21. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    would love to be a winner of this giveaway.

  22. phoebe diamond says:

    Oh yes, please. I love the tape.

  23. Sokat says:

    Oh, my. Gold loveliness abounds

  24. lavinia says:

    love love love

  25. KIM says:

    Laura’s Marie in Wonderland
    is spectacular!
    The details are so intricate.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Jennie says:

    Awesome collection!

  27. Jo Ellen says:

    Everything is so pretty!

  28. cg says:

    I’ll take it all!!! Laura is the bomb dot com!!! Is there anything she CAN’T do? LOVE HER WORK! Love the new items…thx alphastamps!

  29. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love, What Fun!!!

  30. Jackie says:

    Just ordered Laura’s frames- exquisite!

  31. Kristie says:

    Marie A. in anything peaks my interest. Great project!

  32. can you please weave a magic spell so that when I die I’m reincarnated as Linda Carson so I can make all these INCREDIBLE treasures?????????

    Everything in the kits/ ideas / photos just keep getting better and better.

    My mortgage company is going to be very cranky with you.

  33. Leah Fein says:

    Glitter gold goodness

  34. Stefanie says:

    Oh wow Laura!! What a make – just love it :o)

  35. Traci says:

    Laura is always over the top with such fantastic projects-Love it!!

  36. Gay Cormier says:

    These are so pretty and unique! I would love to be the chosen winner!
    Thanks for an opportunity to win these!

  37. Gail Gill says:

    So much fun… what a great imagination. I would so love to make this mash up.

  38. Lorna E. says:

    Always love Laura’s projects, they’re just amazing. Her new frame set is gorgeous.

  39. Nancy Sherman says:

    Love this,I am a big fan of anything Marie! So much wonderfully and finely detailed inspiration!

  40. jenni brockob says:

    Love the Marie in Wonderland project by Laura Carson and it’s so nice to look at the tutorial. Very inspiring!

  41. Sandy says:

    What a wonderful way to start a day making art with this kit.

  42. Karen says:

    How egg citing!

  43. Luanne Shoup says:

    just in time for the Easter Bunny!

  44. Rise St Arno says:

    Once again, an instant classic!

  45. Rosemary Sharon says:

    loving this….lol….love what Karen says…..

  46. Carrie j says:

    So fun for spring!

  47. Regina Salvador says:

    Love the tape and ribbons!

  48. Lori D. says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I just adore all the goodies!

  49. Lana says:

    Marie Antoinette would want me to have this giveaway 🙂

  50. Winnie says:

    Hope I win! This looks like fun!

  51. Jennifer J says:

    Yay for Alice!

  52. Daylan says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for another opportunity!

  53. Brigitte B. says:

    There will never be enough filigree, Marie Antoinette or Alice. Ribbons for all!

  54. Lorrilee says:

    Love all the Wonderland projects.

  55. Diane D. says:

    What a great combination, Marie Antoinette and Alice in Wonderland. Love them both. Another great giveaway.

  56. Kay W says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!

  57. Ruth Anna says:

    Marie just gets better and better!

  58. Laura K says:

    Oh my, those gold tapes, the Dresden, the Metallic Iridescent Ribbons – FAB!

    Also just love those architectural elements on the Marie in Wonderland piece! I am going to have to get some of the Rose Gold Liquid Pearls. Just love that color!~

  59. jackie says:

    What fun and huge possibilities!

  60. Mary Helene says:

    Such beautiful papers with this great giveaway.

  61. ratgirl says:

    Great new stuff! Love the golden arrow tape. So much shine!

  62. Marie In Wonderland, how fabulous is that, thank you Laura! And thanks for another great giveaway Alpha Stamps.

  63. What an exquisite sample that Miz Bella made! I would love to win this amazing kit!

  64. Jackie Barth says:

    Love it! Would love to win it!

  65. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous art work by Laura and fabulous giveaway!!

  66. Jen R says:

    Laura’s work is stunning, as usual. Thank you for the chance to win!

  67. Ginette says:

    Can’t beat her so join her

  68. Megan Warren says:

    Love the art and loving the arrows and Dresden frames what a great combination. I think it’s the perfect timing for something that glitters to get rid of the winter blues.

  69. What a gorgeous giveaway and project by Laura!

  70. Carmen Willis says:

    Darn! I just placed an order, but now that I seen Laura’s project, I’m so inspired and I guess I’m going to have to place another order. Love this giveaway!

  71. Love all the goodies, hope to win. I made some of Laura Carson paper eggs, she is a wonderful artist! Good luck everyone!

  72. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love these beautiful spring supplies!!!!!!

  73. angelic says:

    I love the spring collection kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Debra Gibson says:

    I love Laura Carson and all Tim Holts stuff! This would be a great prize to win !!

  75. Christine V says:

    it’s become a mad mad marie world!

  76. Ellen Lai says:

    Almost everything in this giveaway is new stuff to me! Never used such before.

  77. CJ says:

    Another great offering!!

  78. I’m literally swooning! what a fabulous project and giveaway. xxD

  79. yvette leblanc says:


  80. Lina says:

    Wow! So Chic!

  81. orianna says:

    love the combination of jewels and eggs

  82. Arlene Groepper says:

    Great project!!!

  83. MaggieM says:

    Laura Carson is the best designer! I love her work! My Marie is sighing “Oh, will I ever win an Alpha Stamps giveaway.”

  84. Kim Lucak says:

    More Marie!! Ohh la la!!!

  85. cathrine bolin says:

    Fancy fun!

  86. Kim Kormos says:

    Beautiful, great for Easter projects!

  87. Jen C says:

    All those embellishments-to die for! Love this kit of goodies!

  88. Nancy S says:

    Just in love with Laura’s creation. So many wonderful embellishments!

  89. Brenda Lubrant says:

    It would be such fun to create many things from this giveaway.

  90. Nicole Austin says:

    lovely offerings! the foil egg paper is my favorite!

  91. Pam Weiler says:

    Love this giveaway. So many beautiful things!

  92. Lisa Mills says:

    I love your giveaways. Thank you for letting me play!

  93. Marcia says:

    oh Boy! More Marie! I love her!

  94. Ritva says:

    Such a nice giweaway again!

  95. As soon as I think Laura can’t possibly come up with anything more brilliant than her last project, BOOM, she out does herself again!

  96. Moni Agila says:

    Wow, this is a great give away,. Thank’s for the chance.

  97. LeAnn says:

    Can always use more Alice. Amazing project Laura!

  98. Tanya says:

    Ah, more wonderful Marie!

  99. Diana says:

    Laura is amazing!

  100. Shanna says:

    This is just stunning and awesome and fabulous! Really cool project!

  101. Roxanne says:

    ahhh such lovely items….would love to win…please enter me in todays drawing…thanks.

  102. maxine says:

    I’m pretty certain it’s going to be me this time. Yep, it’ll be me.

  103. Karen says:

    More Marie – love it all! Hope to hear from you.

  104. Sheila says:

    Simply fantabulous, like Marie herself was!

  105. Lu L. says:

    I love it when Thursdays and Sundays roll around! These newsletters feed my artsy-fartsy soul!!

  106. Tammy says:

    I would love to win

  107. Maryellen says:

    Another great collection with a ton of possibilities.

  108. Patricia Molnar says:

    Another amazing project and giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!