Sunday, 4 August 2013

It's a Quirky Picnic this BBQ!

It's time for another Quirky  Crafts Challenge. This time it falls to Doris to fire your imagination! The theme for is fortnight is...
Picnic and/or BBQ 
We're all having picnics and BBQ's at the moment, so this challenge should be an easy one! Doris wants to see such things as a grill, tables for camping, picnic baskets, checked tablecloths, food, lots of ants or even wasps and other things you'll find on a picnic or when having a BBQ!  Just go mad and think, Quirky! Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is...
with some brilliant prizes! $20, $15 and $10 Crackerbox Palace voucher to spend in their store! So, we on the Design Team and guest designers too, have been very busy making some lovely creations to inspire you!
This time, instead of stamps we had digi's to use! I made a table and used some green gingham paper to make a tablecloth, and then... well, I let the ants run amok! 
 I've also used some freebie BBQ  papers, which I downloaded years ago from MadaboutCards. That has now disappeared but their sister site Printable Heaven is still going strong and you can find the freebie BBQ food backing papers HERE.
Here's my card. (well, I did my best!) It's an easel card with a table 'attachment!' I've used mostly PinkPetticoat Melon papers. The checked table cloth came from a Forever Friends paper stack and the wood paper from a 6x6 paper pack 'Neighbourwood' (some of the other papers have glitter on them)
All the flowers, ants, baskets, melons and sentiments are from our lovely sponsors. The knives, folks and spoons are Woodware brads and the napkins are just crunched up bits of pink tissue paper.
 It does all fold up to go into its original envelope, although I haven't done it, as I didn't want to run the risk of creasing those melons before the photo was taken!
Right, that's it! Two weeks to get your projects made, look out for the reminder next Sunday...ohooo dear...I wonder what I'll make then? Pop over and see what the others and our guest designers have created!! Thanks for popping by! I'm not here...this is on timer, later I hope to add some...
One stitch at a time-Summer
 Crafty Calendar-Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet -Anything Goes
Inspire me fridays-Anything Goes
 Dream Valley Challenges -Summer Days
 Cut It Up -Summer
CraftsToo Challenge you-Summer days

albc-summer sun 
 Happycampers -Summer
 Nutcrafters- summer sunshine


  1. Wowzer Lyn - what a fabulous yummy picnic! Love the easel design, the detail, the colours, the images - even the ants are gorgeous!

    Have a happy week - Loadsa hugs, Sylvia xx

  2. Wow Lyn what a fantastic card shape it really makes this card look so dimensional, the colours and design are totally delicious makes me want to go on a picnic, real juicy
    lorraine x

  3. That is an amazing and complicated looking card Lyn, it is very pretty, I hope you don't crease your melons!

    Cazzy x

  4. Love your gorgeous, brilliant card.

  5. Lyn, your card is so beautiful. I loved the idea of your easel card. I like how you added the flowers to the card. You put a lot of work into this card and it shows. It really looks like a summer picnic. The napkins are a nice touch too.
    Vicky Briggs

  6. This is adorable! Love how you added all the watermelon! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  7. Super Cute, FUN and so COOL!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  8. Lyn, your card is Adorable, every detail you use. Love it!!

  9. Hi Lyn, I love your picnic card. It is so cute. I like all the watermelon slices. That says picnic to me. Love the shape of the card. I would love to know how to make it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  10. All those ants running off with the picnic basket - that's WILD! Adorable! Clever way to add a picnic table to your card, too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Celebrate Summer challenge!


  11. What a fab picnic card! How Creative!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  12. What a fun card Spyder, so full of creativity, just love it. Now where is my invite to the picnic . Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  13. This is a great creation, Lyn. Such unexpected colors and so much detail. It's obvious you put a lot of time into this card! Thanks so much for submitting it to our Summer Fun challenge at QKR, good luck!
    Trudy, DT

    1. Thank you for your comments Trudy, sorry I can't comment on your Google+ blog, I have tried!

  14. Oh wow!!! What a lovely fold.
    Thank you so much for playing our challenge at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  15. what an unusual fold. Great card, very summery.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Dream Valley

  16. Spyder your card is simple fabulous. Love all the ants and the fold of it. 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

  17. This is a lovely card, beautifully made.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo :)

  18. HI Lyn, how are you, I hope you are well. Such a beautiful summery card and so cleverly made. Thanks for linking it to the Summer Days challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  19. A gorgeous summery card. I love the image and design.

    Thanks for joining this months challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.
    Lorraine x


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