Sunday, 14 August 2011

It's A Quirky Red Hat

It's time for another quirky challenge over on the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. It's Cazzy's turn to chose the Challenge, and seeing our Sponsors Robin's Fetish have some lovely sets of digi's called The Red Hat Society, she thought it would be a great idea to have...
A Red Hat Challenge!
The only thing your projects must feature, is a red hat or a hat with a lot of red on it, such as a wide red hat band, or red flowers, or a red feather...glitter etc...
O...K, sez me slowly, someone, very close to me, who I shan't name, has just mentioned... Father Christmas and a ...gnome....right...onwards and up!

The first thing I thought of was my sister-in-law's red hat at my daughter's Wedding. It was gorgeous!! So of course I just had to choose Jeanette Red Hat Gal from our sponsor. (Not that Debbie looks anything like Jeanette Red Hat Gal!)
I sliced a little off the front of the card, to change the shape a bit and so you can see the yellow and orange dotty paper inside. I've 3D-ed and layered Jeanette Red Hat Gal, coloured her with red, gold, yellow and green ProMarkers, added loads of Stickles glitter, a red metal heart shaped brad, paper and felt flowers, red gems and a 'hat pin' to the bow.
The bow/ribbon did look a lot redder in the dark hours of this morning, but once out in the sunlight to take the pictures, I could see it was a little closer to cerise pink than cerise red, but I don't think anyone will notice!
The leaves were cut with a Woodware punch from a scrap of paper coloured with the same green ProMarker. The corner details were cut from a Provo craft diecut, using my trusty old BigShot.
The papers I used were a free set exclusively from Simply Cards & Paper Craft ages ago, Nitwits The Never Not collection. (You can still buy them!) Think this is my first card using yellow, red and orange! (For my Tuesday tip you can see the white blu tac in this pic)
I've layered lots of different shapes up with red Bazzil paper. The sentiment, 'Have A Very Happy Hat Day!' I did on the computer. Nothing inside at the moment, until I decide where it's going, but it will be a Happy Birthday card...for someone who likes hats...(Debbie's birthday's in November) .
The Font I've used is a freebie, (some sites charge) it's called Troutkings BTN: and you can download it HERE or just Google the name.
There's a background digi freebie at the moment from Robyn's Fetish, you'll find it here why not add it to your challenge make! A Tilda wearing a red hat, a Dustin Pike dragon would look spiffing in a red hat and not to forget...Robin's Fetish, The Red Hat Society digi's!
I've found a few Challenges I hope this will fit into. One of my next cards coming up also has a red hat.. thank you for stopping by!
Robynsfetishchallengeblog- a different shaped card
(I've cut the card shorter in front & used lots of layered shapes, hope that counts!)
Ellephantasticchallenges-add some layers
(On the card and the image is 3D)
Aspoonfullofsugar-happy birthday
craftyourdaysaway-birthday celebrations**TOP SIX
Anythingchallenge-birthday celebration
Birthdaysundaes-its all about brads
(I've used 5)
Stampinfortheweekend-spots and dots
Toptiptuesday-Straight Edges
My Tip, if you've run out of silicone glue or 3d foam pads and just have to get your DT card finished, use Blu Tac instead!
(shh! yep! She's suck on with blu tac...)


  1. Fabulous card Lyn - love little Jeanette and her red hat! Gorgeous layout and papers (Nitwits are brilliant aren't they), and the embellies are fab.
    Loadsa hugs, Sylvia xxx

  2. Love your card Lyn,the image is adorable and love the colours, the papers are delish.
    Hugs Linda

  3. your card makes me smile.. sooo beautiful colours and i love all details.. ♥
    Thank you for joining "Make all with Love"..

    Hugs, Katrin

  4. I love your card. Also the colors. A fantastic choice.
    Thanks for joining Make all with Love.

  5. I just finished a card using one of Robyn's Fetish images. I used Violet. They really are stunning aren't they?

    I love the paper that you used. So cute.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  6. I love all the layering you did with this card! It's so colorful and happy! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  7. Wow your card looks fantastic.Thank you for your participation at Make all with love.
    Many greetings

  8. Lovely image and colours, great flower arrangement. Elaine

  9. Back to comment with my Top Tip Tuesday hat on. A sweet card and a great tip, Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  10. So adorable! Love the red hat and your added embellies are just so pretty. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  11. Very fun card! I like how you arranged the flowers. I hope your friend Debbie enjoys the card. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  12. Lovely...I love your layering. given me some inspiration, i think :)

  13. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at make all with love.
    Hugs Stine

  14. Fabulous layers!!
    Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
    Good luck
    Helen x

  15. This is really good Lyn, you are so clever.

    Cazzy x

  16. Fabulous creation - looks shaped to me :c) - thank you for joining us at IDIC this week

  17. Stunning card. So nice design. I have worked for the plastic business cards and this design inspire me so much. I appreciate this card. Thanks for sharing.


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