Sunday, June 5, 2011

Celebrate Mad Hatter Day with a Mad Tea Party, Altered Alice Style!

Two Mad Hatter Days are celebrated every year at The Altered Alice: One is on the 10th of June and the other is the 6th of October.

This glorious twice-a-year celebration is the single positive result of the differences in U.S. vs. U.K. date abbreviations: In the U.S. we comically choose to order date references month first, while our smarter U.K. friends begin with the day.

‘Tis the Mad Hatter, you see, leading us all with his hat tag: “In this Style 10/6” or This style of hat for 10 schillings and 6 pence, or half a guinea in the 1800s when Alice took her amazing journey. 

Luckily no one knows why a raven is like a writing desk and no one can agree regarding the best way to abbreviate a given date; we get to celebrate two times a year! Two times!

Our generous sponsor this month is The Artistic Stamper, and they are offering a £15 pound voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps!

They have a WONDERFUL online store that offers free worldwide shipping on orders more than £35 and they carry loads of my favorite brands. The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog offers amazing inspiration and interesting challenges, so be sure to visit!

 Jennie at The Artistic Stamper has kindly provided our design team with the Mabel Lucie Attwell Mad Hatter Stamp for our projects this month. It will be interesting to see how everyone applies their own style and vision to the same image!
So, what in the world is the challenge this month? Isn’t it quite obvious?

Create a project to celebrate the Mad Hatter, and to bring something to our Mad Tea Party!

Take a look at the design team's contributions to the party! Hats and tea cakes and wee cups and more!

What will you bring to our Mad Tea Party? Find something fun to show and tell when you link your project that celebrates the Mad Hatter!You have until Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and we'll announce the winner of the £15 voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps on Sunday, June 26!

Happy Mad Hatter Day from The Altered Alice!


  1. Great fun and I hope I can play! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!