Sunday 3 July 2011

No Paper? That's gotta be Quirky!

There's another Quirky Craft's Challenge starting over on the Quirky Blog as I type, not really, I typed this,yesterday! after doing my very sneaky peek, as I'm out in the sunshine and doing other things, like, bungee jumping and sky diving... actually no, just dog sitting and gardening... Anyway!! It's now Sunday!! It's our first challenge for July and our 14th Challenge of the year. Our sponsor is... STITCHY BEAR DIGITAL STAMPS which means the design team winner will win a $10 gift voucher to spend in the Stitchy Bear Store.
It's Caro's turn to set the challenge and seeing Caro just louves messing about with inks and stamps she thought it would be a great idea to make...
"...Your own backgrounds!"
This means you are NOT allowed to use any shop bought patterned papers or the ones you can download etc. Your own background papers can be as simple as dry embossed plain card or made using inks, stamps, paints, a mosaic of other plain papers, or anything else you can think of! Okay, what have I done? (well, at the time of typing this, nothing at all! ahhhh!! So your guess is as good as mine!) forward to Sunday again.... I started with some green leather look card and using a punched out fish shape as a stencil, I dabbed on clear embossing ink and then clear powder and heat set. Wasn't sure I liked that, so covered one side with... the stuff they use on rugs to stop them from slipping, (only it doesn't work, but makes a great addition to my crafty stash!!) I used the 'The Big One' digi from our sponsors, printed out twice, 3D-ed and coloured with ProMarkers. I don't have any of those fancy inks and dabber thingies but I do have a couple of the Tim Holtz distress inks and a make-up sponge, so this is what I did... after embossing one image and cutting it out with a deckled-edged Nestie, I smudged over it with my make-up sponge (pretty awful but better than nothing!) cut out the second image (minus fish, pocket, and part of the fishing rod reel and fixed it over the top with silicone glue, then attached the whole thing to some black card. Rubbed over a yellow piece of card with the same ink (TH Vintage Photo) and punched out the fish with a Woodware punch. The little dangley chain is a real thingy used in fishing. (very cheep! loads for about £1!) Added card candi and white gel pen faux stitching.
The font is a freebie, it's called Mother Whale and you can download it HERE (along with some other usual fonts!!) or even HERE. Thanks for stopping by!!
One stitch at a time-use digi (Won Top Three!)
Ccmonthlychallenge-one for the boys
digi doodle-anything goes
Stamp Something-digi day
aud sentimentschallenge-food and drink (fish!?!)
Papercreatorscrafts-special occasion (60th Birthday)
Allsortschallenge-free and easy
Paper-craftingjourney-anything goes
Craft your Passion- anything goes


  1. Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our 2nd challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  2. Great card Spyder, thanks for joining in at Paper Creator`s Crafts

  3. great card, love the fish skeletons! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
    Debbie Dt x
    (Visit my blog, I have candy!

  4. How are ya Lyn? Another great card and yep, another great story to go with it as always :)...I think your background is very creative. I also think Caro will have to come up with something a little more challenging for you lol..Thank you so much for using my digi, I am honored to sponsor you at Quirky...

    miss ya girl

  5. Great card! Love the look on the old mans face. Evidently his fishing is no better then mine! Vickie

  6. What a fun card! I love those fish.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  7. Wow Lyn! Way to think out of the box. Fantabulous design. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  8. what a terrfic card! The use of what supplies you had turned this into a incredible creation! Kudos to you! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

  9. Oh i just love it...thanks so much for did an awesome the sentiments and image is fab...TFS
    I've just posted a card made with your freebie, i thought you might want to take a look.

  10. Great card Lyn - the image is fab!
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Hi Lyn,
    Thanks for playing along at Paper Crafting Journey!
    Love, Laura PCJ DT

  12. Oh Lyn that is just fabulous I love the look on his face with that tiddler on his hook, love the card design and your sentiment. hugs Shirleyxxx

  13. Love your layout! Great embossing too!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  14. lovely card
    thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan

  15. Hi Lyn!

    For me, it´s really difficult work with green backgrounds in my cards, so yours is a great inspiration, thanks for sharing!

    The Easter card you posted in your spyder has spyed is here:

    I am very proud to have my card in your blog, thanks a lot!

  16. Great project. Thanks for joining us at DDSC

  17. Thanks for playing this weeks stitching challenge, nicely done.

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  18. Great card and very clever. Love the colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  19. Super great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks and for playing in our stitching challenge this week. :)

  20. I love your card Lyn, the detail is amazing.

    Cazzy x

  21. Too funny - love it all! Thanks for joining our Aud Sentiment's Food and Drink challenge!

  22. Great card, love the fishy border and great use for those useless rug things!Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
    Ruth x

  23. Aww so much fun! Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx p.s I have new candy so feel free to come and enter!

  24. Fabby boy's card

    Thanks for joining us on CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  25. What a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us for "Anything Goes" week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. ~ Jamie

  26. Great card.Love all the little fishies you added.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x


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