Sunday, 19 January 2014

Wanted: Quirky Bugs Birds and Butterflies!!

Well, maybe not all of them at once, but we definitely want to see something buggy, birdy and the odd butterfly too! Yes it's time (I know I'm late...blame blogger, or maybae I didn't press the right button!) once more for another Quirky Crafts Challenge. 
This fortnight it's Gemma's turn to set the challenge and choose the theme, it's her first once so please come over and join in!! All Gemma wants to see on your creations is...
Here's my make...I have (very cleverly for me!) managed to use all three! Ladybird papers for the bugs, which were freebies ages ago from  scrapbook magazine (most likely via Quick Cards or Simply Easy Crafty mags) It's called 'The Spring Fever Collection', I've also added a butterfly sticker (also a freebie from a magazine) and some butterfly ribbon from my local not very crafty craft shop, and underneath it, there's also some sparkly purple ribbon too, plus this lovely little Owl for our sponsors Limited Runs! So  I've covered it all! 
This week Quirky Craft's is not only sponsored by Limited Runs but also Crafty Ribbons and  Paper Pretties too! So some lovely prizes up for grabs from our top three  winners!
I've 3D-ed the little owl who's called Owl Bert and coloured him with mainly lilac/lavender/bluebell Promarkers. There's about three layers, (seven all together counting the sentiment) the last being just his eyes, beak and eye brows! I haven't adding any glitter to the card yet... but if I do...the larger picture at the bottom of the page will have it splashed all over it!(I'm too lazy to change all the pictures!)
The flowers were pink and white, which didn't go, so to make them match (before I put them all together) I coloured them with a  BlueBell Promarker, which really is more purple than blue. There's also some mock stitching using a white gell pen.
The font is a freebie. I've used it in bold. It's called CurlyShirley and you can download it HERE (One of the brackets is a nice curly bit!)
New Followers! Hi and a big (((wave))) to Chrissy xx..who is already following from waaaay back, I'm Janice with a few links so I'll add Stamping Mad. Victoria, who also has lots of links, here's Heart of a Wizardess  plus Birgitta  and Fit Kitty who's one of my best storkers!  You'll find lovely cards over on KT Designs!
That's it! Sorry I'm a bit late! I'm getting a bit peeved with the font size, no matter what I choose, usually 'normal' size, it always comes out small! and it won't change! (Not unless I go into the HTML, which is a pain and takes ages.) never mind...I'll just eat more chocolate!! Thank you for stopping by! I hope to add this to a few.....
One stitch at a time- Use A Digi
 Bunny Zoe's -Stitching
 (there's some white gell pen stitching)
Digitally Sweet -Anything Goes
 Divas by Design -Use Ribbons
 (Butterfly and the purple one underneath it)
 2 Creative Chicks-Anything Goes
 613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
 Crafty Hazelnuts- Anything Goes( with Patterned paper)
Sister Act (Only cards)- Anything Goes


  1. lol I always enjoy reading your posts, this little owl is very cute and how clever of you to have all three B's on your card :)

  2. Lyn, what a very pretty birthday card ....I love that you have coloured Bert Owl in those lilac shades that make him look so friendly. Well, let's put it this way, I'm not a quivering wreck as I admire him despite the fact that he does look ready to take flight thanks to your lovely layering. The ladybird paper and butterflies are so attractive but the butterflies on that gorgeous ribbon are very special.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  3. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. What a cutie! Love your decoupage - all those layers really make him look 3-D! I like how you managed to get all 3 options of the challenge in too - well done! And thanks for the shout-out :-) Have a great day!

  5. Such a sweet owl, and I love that ribbon!

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

  6. Super cute card, what a wonderful Owl.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at One Stitch At A Time..... good luck in the draw.
    We love it if you could join us again in our future challenges.
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT

  7. Hi Lyn, I love your card. That owl is so cute. I really like the butterfly trim on your card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  8. Great owl. Love the purples..

  9. Fab card, love the colours and gorgeous butterfly ribbon, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  10. Such a cute card and lovely shades of lilac. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  11. Pretty card; love all the purple!!! The ribbon and flower are so perfect with it! I like the little purple butterfly at the top too! :)

  12. Hi Lyn, do you know thats what my dad used to call me Curly Shirley as I had ringlets, a lovely memory. A gorgeous card love your image image and your card design. hugs Shirleyxxx Thanks for the image whos so cute.xxxx

  13. Especially love the purple, but especially love the owl, LOL. Fabulous ribbon with the butterflies. Haven't seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing. I downloaded the font. I think I'm addicted to fonts!

  14. Sorry I have been a bit lax in my commenting to you recently, but I've had some sort of computer virus and I didn't want to risk the possibility of spreading it around so I didn't 'visit' anybody :-D xxxx

  15. Such a lovely card. Love the monochromatic shades of purple that you used. My favorite color. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie, OSAAT DT

  16. This is so cute...Love the layered owl and the monochromatic purples. Lovely lay-out as well. So delighted you joined at our our neighborhood Challenge---613 Avenue Create. Please check the new challenge coming up tomorrow. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN


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