Sunday, 7 July 2013

Daddy's Taking Us To The Quirky Zoo!!

It's time for a Quirky Challenge again! And Cazzy is having another go at choosing the theme coz it's her Birthday! Happy Birthday Cazzy!! (We make you work harder on your birthday at Quirky Crafts!) She has gone potty on 'songs' so this time, the challenge is to interpret the song, "Daddy's taking us to the zoo tomorrow." Our Sponsors this time are... Bugaboo  and Doodle Dragon Studios We have some fabulous project made by the design team, so go see!
And here's my Dustin Pike Card.... (well, I did my best! but if you pop over to the challenge blog you'll find better ones!!)my 'card' sort of folds out to show the mini zoo inside. I still have no ink in my printer, so I've had to 'send' the didi's to hubby's computer and then print them out... but then, I suddenly realised I'm out of my heavy quality paper too. Honestly! No batteries in the week, no ink, no glue... (have some now.) Promarkers running out, (I'm sure they don't put so much ink in these days) and now no paper! Is someone trying to tell me some thing!
 I've used card in the end and shh! don't tell, printed on the other side of I project I was doing last week, but didn't like what I'd done... there's only one place where you might spot something seeping through that hasn't got anything to do with Zoo's!
 I've used loads of Dustin Pikes famous digi's, (Love Dustin's digi's, my Daddy's day card won a prize!)  coloured them with ProMarkers after first playing with them on the computer as, I wanted to put a few of them inside the cages, even though most zoos no longer have this kind of cage these days. ..You have to pretend there's acres of land behind them!
Once I spied the hanging monkeys, I had to use them dangling from the cage too... which decided the size of the card. (Two bits of card joined together and then sliced to make it a bit shorter. There was about an inch over at the back, which I've left on and added stripy paper to so that, so when it's closed it can still stand up.
 I took the first pictures outside as it's so hot here in England at the moment! It means the card is nice and bright, but there are shadows...
I then took it indoors and decided to add the animals names to the card..and  crossed out the word 'Don't' Feed The Monkeys!  The paw prints were free from Crafts Beautiful magazine ages ago. You'll find some HERE (might have to login).
I've used a couple of freebie fonts, Jinky Where you can make your own Logos and buttons (see below)
Rumpelstiltskin download HERE and The 'Don't Feed The Monkeys' sign is written in Darlin BTN
and the We're Going To the Zoo (inside) was done in WordArt Text box using Apple Boy Outline BTN  it's free, although some sites do charge for it.That's it! Thank you for stopping by! Hoping to add this to some...
One Stitch At A Time-  More Than One Fold
Delightful Challenges - Into the Wild (*Top 3)
Here Comes the Boys Challenge  - Use a Digi Stamp
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - It's a Man's World
 Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - For the men/boys
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge - Let's Hear it for the Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge- Anything Goes
And thank you to everyone who downloaded ....
The Fire Stone 
over the week end!


  1. Wonderful card Lyn, and very inventive. I know that zoos don't look like this any more, but this is the way I remember them too. They're 'Wildlife Parks' these days aren't they. And would be much harder to depict I imagine, lol :D

  2. Hi Lyn, I love your card. Those animals are so cute. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. Wow! Your card is AMAZING! LOVE IT! I just love all the animals you used on it, and your coloring and layout are great! So glad you shared it! :)

  4. This is wonderful - such a creative and imaginative project - thanks for sharing for The Sweet Pea Stampers challenge - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. What a fun fun card. Love all the different animal.s Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions be sure to come back for the next challenge. Love to see what you create next!

  6. WOW from me too Spyder, this is outstanding :) :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again next week. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  7. Such an amazing card. I love all the images and how you got so many on the card!! Love that fold. Thanks for joining our Into the Wild challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  8. Fabulous, so cute...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  9. Spyder, this is an amazing card which any little/big boy would love to get. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “for the men/boys” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  10. Have to say, this card is simply darling. Love all the panels and animals.

    Mary Anne Great Impression DT

  11. Fantastic entry into eclectic ellapu, a great piece of work.
    Thanks for joining in x

  12. Very beautiful project! thanks for playing with "Delightful Challenge". Good luck.

  13. You wasn't on my comment numbers this week ... But I just had to come and see your zoo !! Wow spyder its gorgeous !!

    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'More than 1 fold' challenge.. Good luck and the draw and hope to see you back soon..

    Choccy x

  14. A really fun card Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Here Come The Boys Use a Digi Challenge Wendy & Teresa xx

  15. WHat a onderful project. I like all the cute animals. :) Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Pea stampers! Hugs! xx

  16. Love your card Lyn, you've got the whole ark going on there!! Thanks for joining our digi challenge at Here come the Boys this fortnight,
    Hope you'll join us again soon,
    Love Jacky x

  17. I think almost all the animals in the zoo are represented. lol Great job!!! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT


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