Sunday, 6 September 2009

The Quirky Crafts Challenge!!

At Last !! The Quirky Forum Challenge is here...The new look Challenge starts tonight!! Different, because they have a brand new Design Team (including the one and only Mio! Who?) with fabulous makes for you to go and check out!! Anyone can join in and make whatever takes your fancy! Cards, Scrapbook lay outs, FatPages, Bookmakers, Doorhangers, Altered Art, Atc's Anything!!
The Theme this week was thought up by Cazzy.
Rough and Smooth!!
So, you could do a bit of embossing, sewing, gilding, something with a texture and a smooth surface. Pop over to the Quirky Forum and find out more and be in with a chance to win some fabby goodies!!! As usual, I couldn't make up my mind what to do! But, needless to say I've had this card in my head for ages. It's a card and an ATC for someone very much into Egyptian things.
First I ripped up two different papers, one that was nice and smooth and glossy looking, and the other which already looked a bit rough and carved. Then I 'aged' the rough paper a bit more, to make it look even older. First I spinkled lemon juice on the torn edges and then burnt it with my heat gun. (great fun!) so in the end it looked old, burnt and crinkly! (Bit like me really...smelt a bit too!) Then I virtually did the same to the ATC card but edged it in gold. I inked and embossed the Pharaoh and coloured him with gell and Sakura pens. I even embossed the brads with gold they were originally blue! I cut and folded the dark blue card, inked it with gold and sprinkled on different thicknesses of gold embossing power and then attacked that with my heat gun too. The papers were then fixed on with photo glue, but I allowed the bottom paper to warp a little and didn't stick down all the edges. I added gold cord with some beads and then another stamped image and some words in Hieroglyphs!
This was a freebie font which you can find here. and here and even here. In fact there's loads of different fonts all with different drawings, but the effect is just the same. Aren't they fun!! Now, I have a little prize for anyone who can tell me what I've typed on my card. But I'm looking at it again...and thinking oops!! There might be a letter missing!! But never mind, you can still work it out!! I loved codes when I was little. I was always making them up. My friend and I had a whole sign language! Anyway, anyone who can tell me what's supposed to be written on my card will win some stamped embossed Images of the Pharaoh along with a few other Egyptian images and papers. Answer by email please!! I'll let you know the answer and who the winner is next Friday!
Go on! Hop over to The Quirky Forum!!!


  1. Hi there

    Fantastic Dt card, I love Egyptian and this is so brilliant. Too much like hard work to do the translation so I will pass on that. Look forward to your next stunning creation.

    Ali x

  2. Wow Lyn, that is fantastic!

    Cazzy x

  3. This is a great card, good luck with your new dt position.

  4. Wow Lyn I love what you've done. Very creative, I wish I could do things like that!

  5. Fabulous Lyn.xx Thanks for showing us how you made it. Hope you have a great week. Hugs Gez.xx

  6. Wow Lyn these are fantastic creations and loved the smelly bit too lol.
    Hugs Linda

  7. Fab card Lyn! :D I'm still on my first coffee, so working out plain old English is a triumph, but I'll have a go at de-coding (all that knitting pattern stuff will come in useful now :P) later on :)

  8. Wow wonderful work!
    kim x

  9. Yes!! Crafty Susan!! If anyone can work out the code it,s YOU!! Even with a letter missing (all that k3p1ktog6pl2p1 on your blog baffles me!! (Brilliant though!)


  10. Good luck in your new DT position Lyn you deserve it your makes are stunning and this one is fabilicious!!!!

  11. this is brilliant hun good luck with your DT postion they certainly are on to a winner with you as not only are you a great crafter you are totally nuts to ha ha hugs cheryl xxxx

  12. Wonderful, I love the Egyptian era. Trish:)


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