Sunday, 5 January 2014

It's Quirky Wide Eyes Open!

Hi Quirky people and A Very Happy New Year to you. It's time for the first Quirky Crafts Challenge  of 2014 and it's Cazzy's turn to set the theme and she has chosen....
Eyes Wide Open!
.....which means  anything you make has to have eyes, very wide bright, wide open EYES!! 
Our sponsor this time is Stitchy Bear Stamps and I've used one of their fabulous digi's Delicious Doodles /Stitchy Bear Astrology Aquarius(so this might turn into daughter Emma's birthday card at the end of the month)I've used mostly Blues  to colour her plus silver matt and dark blue card.
The background is one of my own. Acrylic blues and white paints smidged around....when dried I scanned it in and saved it to my comuter. It comes in handy when you need a back ground and don't want to colour it in! I did make the digi PNG first though. All the rest is coloured with ProMarkers. I've added some glitter, which was free from a Crafty Magazine a while ago, called Fairy Sparkle. I ended up dabbing it on with a cocktail stick as I found the bottle was very small and had so little glitter in it, there wasn't enough of it to fill the long pointy lid...and no amount of squeezing could get any of it out! The silver card behind the image has been embossed with butterflies. I've added a blue butterfly, some silver grey eye-lash wool and I've used another embossing folder for the 'happy' and like the image, I've layered it in dark blue card too.
If you're making something crafty, using a Stitchy Bear image why not  pop over and join in not only our Quirky Crafts challenge but One Stitch At A Time Challenge  too!
I think that's it. I'll add a bit more when I get back, so will set Mr Blogger. Hoping to add this  to some.. 
 One stitch at a time- Anything Goes
Delicious doodles-layer up (not 3D-ed but there is 4 layers)
All sorts challenge-free & easy
Open minded crafting fun- New tool or new technique (new Embossing folder)
Through The Craft Room Door- Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty challenge- Butterflies
C.R.A.F.T-Anything Goes


  1. Happy New Year Lyn. I love it your card!

  2. Beautiful! Love the embossing.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time, and good luck!

  3. Fabulous card and love that Delicious Doodles image.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at One Stitch At A Time….. good luck in the draw.
    We'd love it if you could join us again in our future challenges.
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

  4. She is very spooky Lyn, gorgeous card as usual, and I am sure one of the challenge blogs on my sidebar is doing a blue challenge!
    Cazzy x

  5. A fabulous card Lyn - love how you created the background, and what a great idea to save it on the 'puter. Gorgeous colouring too!
    Happy New Year - Sylvia xxxx

  6. I love the silver and blue!! This is fantastic!! Really turned out amazing!!! Thank you so much for joining us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  7. Oh heck Lyn, you didn't read the Rules and Guidelines on Artful Times. Sorry we have a maximum of five challenges being eligible for consideration for the prize etc.
    Lovely card though.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. Such a wonderful Card Lyn, love that image. The embossed metallic BG makes the image pop! Thank you for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us again!


  9. A very cool card! I really like your embossing for both the background and the sentiment! And I like your color combination. Thank you for joining us in the neighborhood, and I hope you'll join us again next week as we celebrate our birthday with a Block Party.

    Melissa M
    613 Avenue Create DT Member


  10. Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

  11. What a beautiful card Lyn, the silver and blue colouring give such delicacy and the butterfly embossing with the beautiful blue butterfly embellishment maintain the light feel of this awesome card .....definitely one for a special Aquarian's special day, Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  12. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  13. What a beautiful card Lyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. Really beautifully colored image and love the color combo of blues and silver!! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  15. Beautiful card - I love the butterfly!

  16. This is beautiful card,thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge!Good Luck!
    Iva DT

  17. Gorgeous card Lyn, love the colours you have used on this DD image, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles, this week, best of luck xxx

    ps as you have used a DD image, you can enter this again, using you blog address, NOT, this post, and put in comments, 2nd entry using DD image, good luck xxx

  18. Still loving this card, Lyn, back with my other DT hat on, to thank you for sharing with us at Feeling, Crafty this month, best of luck xxx

  19. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  20. Such a pretty colours combination! :) I love blue and silver there. and what a pretty image :)
    Thanks for sharing this pretty at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Hope to see you again next challenges :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  21. Totally love what you have done for this card! Awesome embossing and that little ribbon thread is fabulous. And what a great idea to scan your background for later use!!! Why didn't I think of that lol oh wait... I'm not an artist that's why ;o) But I will remember and try that out!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  22. This is a lovely card for a teen



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