Sunday, 13 February 2011

Quirky Craft's Challenge is Rubbish!

Ok! I'm not being rude! It's true! Well, sort of! The Challenge over on Quirky Crafts has started. Did anyone guess what it is?? Nice and easy, with a little twist...
*Recycled Romance*
Ohoooo sounds a bit saucy... Anyway!! This weeks Challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous...
Which means, three lovely digi's will go to the Design Teams favourite crafty make. This challenge was set by Caro. So we would all love to see what you can come up with. Anything romantic (and crafty) but!! You have to use some thing that would normally (by normal people) either be thrown away or put into the recycle bin (or bag in my case)
I started off with a bent blank card, which I'd put by to use the card as card and not as a card, if you get my meaning, inked the edges with TH distressing ink, then found a scrap of Summer Driggs paper to cover that, and set about it with more ink and a nail file. I then decided to keep with the Summer Driggs papers, (freebies) but fixed those lovely heart papers (dance with me) on to some black 'felty type' paper, which was used as stuffing in a parcel, not nice enough to use on it's own, but too good to throw away... I then added a cardboard heart, a lovely red ribbon from 'ParkHouse' jewellery, no..not mine, in the bin at one of my other houses. (not my house!)
The tiny red hearts I started punching out years ago. Any time I had a nice box or packet too nice to throw away, I'd set to it with my punches. Most of these were Easter egg or perfume boxes. On some of the hearts you can see writing, I think it sort of 'adds' to it! (I bet you try to read it!) The flowers were fun to make, a bit fiddly, mainly because the punches didn't like the newspaper (too thin) so I punched out the newspaper, the brown parcel paper and the cellophane sweet wrappers at the same time, after I'd inked, scrunched them all up and then sprayed them with my only bottle of Cosmic Shimmers. The golden hearts were cut using my BigShot from... photo glue tubes, empty of course! Oh yes, the little Raccoon is Cupid Ridley and he can be found Here.
There you go! Sorry about the odd sized writing, blogger just HATEs it if I paste and copy!! (and I've already typed it all out again! Anyway!!! Pop over to Quirky Crafts and join in.
Now I did find some challenges for this card and now I'm back from skiving off somewhere I'll add them! One more thing, because I made this card last week, I've changed the colour of Ridley (as I now have a darker grey Promaker!) I've also added mock stitching, Stickles red glitter to the flowers and added a sentiment. The Font is called Pea Leslie's Happy Font and you can download it for free Here. Right! That's about it!
Oh one more thing, ever fancied drawing your own doodles? Try it here, go on, it's fun!!
Delicious Doodles - Valentines
The Crafty Pad.- Hearts
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Hearts
Little Claires - Anything Goes
One stitch at a time- make it pretty...(I think!)
Crafty Ann's - Love is all around
The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Valentines Day/Romance
Dutch Dare - Love
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts and Flowers
For Fun - Hearts


  1. This is an absolutely beautiful card!!
    Hope you enjoyed working with our Digital Stamps too:)
    Wendy (aka Louby Loo)
    Digital Delights

  2. wow, love it, very inspirational x

  3. Love the image and all the gorge embelly's you have used thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

    Kerry x

  4. Fabulous card - I love all the different elements and the image is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. Lovely card Lyn....who'd have thought it ay.....

    Thanks for sharing


  6. Stunning Valentine card, love that that image and your papers look gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. Such a cute card you have made. Thanks for sharing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  8. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  9. This is such a cute image! Lovely card too.

    Thanks for joining the Hearts challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  10. gorjuss Lyn, love the whole thing, just brilliant little flowers there

    Judie xx

  11. Fantastic flowers. What a great way to reuse items. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

  12. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  13. Hello Lyn

    WOW what a super card and such a good way of using up some of our 'rubbish'!

    I spotted the red ribbon and thought it must have been Parkhouse & Wyatt but then read your details! I thought blimey that is one very expensive card!

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles.

    Keryn x

  14. Such a lovely fun image. I like all the different elements you have incorporated into your valentines card. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ann's.

    Janet xx

  15. What a fab card Lyn, love all the dimensions and elements. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun.

    Meera x

  16. Love this fab card. Very cute image and lovely flowers & hearts. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Donna x

  17. This is fabulous, thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust challenges
    Karen x.

  18. What a cute card. Love all the details and the embellishments. Great idea to reuse! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

  19. Fab card, the image you've uses is really cute! Thanks for joining us this week at DDCC!

  20. What a lovely card hun! Loads of lovely detail.
    Thanks for playing along at Delicious Doodles this week and good luck.
    Teri x

  21. Loving all those delicious layers - this is so much fun!! Thanks for sharing your card at CRAFT this week.

  22. It's really a lovely card. I love the flowers, very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at 2SC this time, hope to see you soon. ~hugs~darling Ho~

  23. I am so in love with the DP you have used, it is gorgeous! I love all the little elements you have going on as well! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad ‘Hearts’ challenge this week. Hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge, & wishing you good luck in the random draw for the Creative Craft World goodies up for grabs :) The Navy Wife

  24. Hiya, this is a great project! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad, hope to see you again next week.

    Maria x

  25. Fantastic - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Deb xx

  26. Wow - great card. You would never guess that there was rubbish involved!

    Thanks for joining us on the Little Claire's challenge.

    Sharon x

  27. Hi,

    Really fab card great colours and image. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire

    missyb x


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