Sunday, 8 April 2012

Shake it up! It's a 'New' Quirky Challenge!

Evening Peoples! Hope you are all having a peaceful and Happy Easter Sunday and haven't scoffed too many chocolate Easter eggs! It's that Quirky time again when I dress up as a chicken and do this that's some other time... phew! No, it's time for the next Quirky Crafts Challenge, which has already started over on the challenge blog.
For this challenge we have two sponsors! (yay!) Crafty Ribbons and Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps! (So that means two lots of lovely prizes!)
Cazzy has chosen the theme and she would love to see a card or any crafty creation to celebrate a....
She would also like to see, congratulations on your pregnancy, soon to be grandma, new big brother, new Grandparents, new parents, new aunty, baby announcements, or new baby projects, cards or whatever you want to make, but it must also include:-
Here's my take on the challenge. I haven't made a shaker card in ages and was thinking, baby's rattle, shake it, noisy, (I mean of course, a rattle that makes a noise and not that you rattle a baby to make a noise, although, it probably would make a noise!!)
So, anyway, I decided to use this little clown doll from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear and sit him/her on the edge of the shaker box. You can see how I made the shaker card HERE. I filled the shaker with tiny glass beads in pink, light pink and white. I've used pink gingham paper from a free paper pack called Sweet Wishes, from Papercraft Essentials magazine.
The slightly darker gingham backing paper came from an A5 Paper Pack by Papermania, Capsule Collection Red Hot Paper Pack 30 Lovely papers but only one sheet of each design, so I had to use some PinkPetticoat spots on the inside of the card along with more of the same pink gingham. (Links to free gingham on my sidebar or click here) I've 'stitched' around the card and the shaker box with a pink ProMarker and a pink glitter gel pen. (Did a bit of mock blanket stitching too!)
I've added some tiny heart buttons, I was going to add some velvety hands and feet brads, but changed my mind as they were all blue! (all my novelty baby buttons are blue!) I've added a rattle button, (all the way from the USA) which was blue before I coloured it pink with a ProMarker. There's also some tiny star gems, large heart gems and loads of Stickles glitter in Diamond and Fruit Punch.
The little pink embroidery flowers I've had in my stash for years, and have no idea where they came from. I was going to use brads in their centres, but preferred the tiny pearls, as they would go with a 'bingo' challenge I had on my list. (Fixed on with a Quickie Glue Pen!) The pink gingham ribbon I bought new just for this card. (from my local (not very) crafty shop) Go check out our sponsors Crafty Ribbon's gingham! (and other must haves!!)
I've also used Martha Stewart fern and lace punches and a Woodware scalloped circle and tiny flower punch inside the card.
The Font I used is called Alba You probably already have it, but if not just Google the name. I typed the sentiment into Insert WordArt and printed it out with a grey outline and pink inside and added the smaller Doll Clown. And that's about it I think. Pop over to Quirky Crafts to see what everyone else has come up with and join in!
This is on timer as I'm not here! Now then....any one seen my Chicken costume?
Shellysimages-Plaids, checks or gingham
Onestitchatatime-use a digi
Pileitonchallenge all about S (Shaker card, Shimmer, Sparkle, Stickles, Digi Stamps,
Scallops, Spots, Stripes, Stars, Sitting, Sentiment, Stitching and Silicone glue!)

Totallypapercrafts-bingo (I've used Pearls, Glitter and Pink)
Alphabetchallengeblog-E is for embroidery (Mock stitching and flowers)
Onestopcraftchallenge-pastel and die-cuts
CardMakingFairy's DigiDays-die-cuts and/or punches
Wagsnwhiskers-say it with flowers
Digidoodleshops-something new (New Baby, ribbon, Paper, digi)
Catchthebugblog-anything goes.


  1. Hi Lyn,

    There are lots of fun elements on this sweet card. I've decided that I'm lazy when it comes to making cards! I have embellishments but don't use them much. I should try to remedy this real soon.

    Happy Easter

  2. Lyn - this is totally gorgeous!! You are the Queen of Shaker Cards - it's official!! Love the cute image sitting on the windowsill and all the beautiful embellishments.
    Hope you and yours have had a happy Easter weekend - Loadsa Hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

  3. Lyn your card is just stunning, I love it!

    Cazzy x

  4. Great card this would probably be better than the gift!

  5. Spyder, I love this very cute and it rattles! How fun is that?

  6. Love this shaker card! It is so very perfect for a little girl. Truly a pure delight!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!

  7. Wowzers Lyn, your card is gorgeous! Fabtastic design and colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    Have a great week, hugs

  8. Oh WOW what a gorgeous card and such an adorable clown.

  9. Lyn I just love your card! thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

    Shelly's Images DT

  10. Hey Lyn, I just HAD to pop in and say how gorgeous this shaker card is, I LOVE IT!!! Hope you've had a great Easter too.

    Hugs, Ali x

  11. That's so lovely and will be a little treasure for someone to keep (if you can bear to part with it!) Jennie OSAAT DT

  12. WOW ... this is FABULOUS! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our "CHECK IT OUT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  13. Hi Lyn! Remarkable card and magnificent gift! Gorgeous!

  14. wow lyn this is a stunner ,love all the papers ,image and embellies...i love everything about it
    thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  15. What a beautiful card Lyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. A fabulous card. It is so very pretty. I love gingham for baby cards and the beads in the shaker just finish it off.
    I have used another of your digi's, pop over and have a look. Elaine

  17. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining us at Digi doodle Shop's Challenges

  18. this is the pink 'flavour'...

  19. This is so beautiful! I love all the lovely details and the pinks are so pretty!


  20. O wow this is fabulous.. and what a cute image, love the colours and all the details. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

  21. What a stunning card. I love the frame and image you've used and the colours are lovely. Thanks for joining in this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny DT x.

  22. Spyder - this is BEE-OOTIFUL!
    Thanks so much for entering our "Check it out" challenge at Shelly's Images this week. Good luck in the draw. Please check back tomorrow to see if you are a winner and find out all about our next challenge (ps. It's a YUMMY one!)
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  23. WOW this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and all of your beautiful details!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  24. What a fantastic shaker what you did with the Stitchy Bear clown digi.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
    Jessica S

  25. This is such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Challenges this week!
    Liva ❤

  26. gorgeous shakercard. love it

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope you join us soon again.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  27. Oh, wow! This is amazing! Such great details - pretty flowers and leaves, adorably colored image, and the shaker window is decorated so nice! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our Anything Goes Challenge!
    Cheryl First
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  28. Gorgeous card Spyder, it is a lovely image that one. I did really bright colours and I think it is very versatile.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  29. Such a fun card - I love shaker cards. Thank youf for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge.
    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  30. Fabulous card so fun to see a Shaker card too! and a great S on your list! Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  31. So much detail on there Lyn! I love it - it's just so cute!


    Oh, and thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog! xx

  32. Hi hun

    Gorgeous card, I love the colours and design. Off to check out your tutorial.

    Hugs Ali x

  33. Stunning shaker card Lyn!! Love the colours and papers!! Hugs, Juliexx


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