Sunday, 26 August 2012

Down On The Quirky Farm!

It's That Quirky Time Again!!! Quirky Crafts Challenge should have started over on the challenge blog. And if you're reading this, yay! the timer's worked! It is Caro's turn to set the theme this week and being a country girl (like me!) and remembering all those hot summer days playing around on the farm as a child, Caro's decided that this challenge will be....
Recycling on the Farm
Easy! Anything to do with farms, animals, barns, tractors etc BUT she would also like you to include at least one recycled element on your creation! (Ok...who thought of manure??)
We are lucky enough to have two sponsors this week. More prizes!! The first prize, chosen by the design team, will receive some lovely 'Moo' ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, and the second prize is a $5 gift voucher from our other sponsor Digital delights.
I didn't make a card this time. I made this Alphabet Hanging thing-me-jig, the idea is, once you have all twenty six made they could lace or clip together like a book..(or hang around a room) I used cardboard from a cat food box as my recycled thing and some garden raffia from the green house. (I dusted off the cobwebs first!) The tiny buttons I'm sure are by Woodware. The chicken ribbons you can see in the top photo, came from Crafty Ribbons (I won loads of them one Easter!)
I've coloured both Farmer Giles and Claudia Cow with Promarkers from our sponsors and put them together, in Word. No 3D-ing this time, just the one layer.
I was going to just use the 'grass' and flowers paper, but I didn't have enough. (think that came from Hobby Craft) The brown whirly paper behind it, came in a 'Goody Bag' called Sugar & Spice by Dovecraft. Also have some clear stamps and brads to match (Note to self ..use them!)
The font I've used you probably already have, it's called Arial Rounded MT Bold or Google the name.

I've also been having a go at making a new 'Badge' for the store. I've added it to the corner of some of the pictures. Not sure about the yellow, might change it to blue...or green...maybe blue! I've used my Hedgie with his Watering Can. What d'you think? It's not quite finished but I'm quite chuffed with myself seeing I have cheese for brains! Thanks really goes to the Bugaboo Bear, which I have to add to my Catch the Bug GDT cards, didn't I get mad with that!!! And then it just suddenly clicked how I could do the same with this badge, which I've had kicking around for ages. That's it! Call into Quirky Craft and have a go! Thanks for stopping by! Back laters to add some...
Forever Friends Challenge Blog- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter-Anything Goes
Stampedblessings-anything goes
Artimpressions-only one layer
Pinkgemchallenge-animals or teddies (cow)


  1. oh Hun,that is one brilliant image just love it too,bits,and the whole card is,just perfect love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  2. Really cute hanger, will look great in a kids bedroom. :)

  3. This is great. I love the recycling idea. TFS.

  4. Very cute thing-ma-jig Lyn ;) Great idea to do an alphabet letter picture.
    I also lOVe the hedgie badge, it's uber cute! :0)

    1. Thank you....Having cheese for brains, I've now forgotten how I did it!

  5. So pretty card, Lyn! I love it!
    hugs, Helena

  6. This is lovely Lyn and great for a child learing their alphabet. Callyx

  7. Love the farmer sign and your watering can hedgie! So cute! :)

  8. Cute card! i love your badge. I think the oval would look better as blue. Hedgie need a light pink or peach on his belly instead of yellow. Just my opinion. I love the Hedgie image no matter the color used. He is so adorable! Edwina Brown

    1. Yes I agree, the yellow is 'too in your face' might forget that all together

  9. Lovely piece there and looking forward to seeing all 26 pieces!!
    The watering Hedgie is cute!

    1. ...probably not going to happen! but I am thinking of a calender for next year.

  10. Adorable and this challenge is right up my alley :)

  11. A sweet looking project. Very cute. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
    Love nhugs

  12. What a great project and really cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
    Eileen x

  13. What a fab fun card - thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x


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