Sunday, 1 January 2012

Quirky's Got The Bug! So Feed it!

Ok, is that cryptic or what?! It's time, the first day of the new year!!! Happy New Year!! For Quirky Craft's First challenge of 2012! And!!!! Drum roll please! Guess what!?! We have a fabulous new sponsor!! For this fortnight, we are sponsored by the one and only....
It's Diane's turn to set the theme for this very first challenge of the new year and it's none other than...
FOOD Glorious FOOD!
I mean, what could be better?? Bugaboo and Food, (bang goes my diet!) two of my most very favourite things!!
have very kindly offered a prize of 7 digital stamps to the winner of this challenge! So, I'm going to secretly disguise myself as someone else (large floppy hat, jam jar glasses and a big black moustache) and enter their challenge and WIN!
And there's MORE!!! We are also sponsored this challenge by the lovely...
Crafty Ribbons!!!!
Now then Quirky People, Cazzy has laid down the law, waved her big stick and pulled on her pointy boots, so PLEASE read the rules of the challenges on the top left hand side of Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog, or she'll magic your entry away!
Come on, Bugaboo gives you a freebie every Friday, the link has been on side bar forever! So get them out, colour them up, turn them into something Foody! and come and join in! throat's sore now, all that shouting!'s my card..
I've used Berry Fairy CupCake!! (I love it...made some Christmasy cup cakes last weekend, well, John did, and they were lovely! they had brandy butter and golden balls and everything!) Anyway, where was I?? oh yes...I used, Berry Fairy CupCake. Printed her out four times, coloured her with Promarkers, cut them all out, one using my large scalloped Nestie circle, cutting the bottom off the cupcake. I then did a bit of 3D-ing to build it all up again. Easy! Here's a close up...
The Backing Paper's are called Bake and Be Merry and came from issue94 (November) Papercraft Inspirations Magazine. You can download them for free, HERE but they seem to only be doing their downloads in jPegs now...(you were given the choice of the PDF format before, which was much better! hint hint!) Anyway, they are freebies so we mustn't grumble!! Click the above link and go and find them! There's green and red stripes as well as these little cupcakes with candy canes and holly. Perfect for a late Christmas, New Year or a festive Birthday card! If you make a card using the paper's why not let them know, you might get published! (like what I did once!)
I've teamed the cupcake papers up with freebie red gingham papers, which you can find HERE
Both papers were matted onto red card and inked in Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. With red and gold spotty candi brady thingies on the corners and a few gems. Used my Memory Box Frosty Border die-cut again, (coz I love it!) I'm beginning to sound a bit like what's he name?? that gay guy with the squeaky voice, oh ...y'know... him, anyway...continue...
The flower stamens and gold bits were pulled from some old Christmas decorations.
Tip, any dec's that have seen their best, check them out before you throw them out, they might be recycled as Card embellishments!!
Freebie Fonts Out side, Straw Berry Sweet..(Your very sweet...I try my best) I've used a font called the Gingerbread House download it HERE
Inside (Don't count the candles....Eat The cake, Happy Birthday!) I've used KingsThings Christmas2. (Linked on Thursdays post) Wizards Magic and Thinking of You or you can just Google the names.
I went a bit wrong with the glitter, it was meant to be micro fine, but I accidentally used...embossing power (Oops) blew it off and then used Stickles Glitter. Once that was dry, found the micro glitter and just dusted it wherever... added a bit of ribbon...punched out some tiny holy using a tiny Woodware punch on the edge of some green peel offs.. so they were already sticky! and...oh yes, coloured white flowers with a Crimson Promarker to match the strawberries and the cake... that's it! Phew!! I have done an ATC too... but I'll show you that tomorrow. Time for a fairy cake! Catch you later!

Catchthebugblog.blogspot-Photo Inspired... (I Love cupcakes!!) 
OMG! It is a WINNER!
Abc-challenges- G-for-green, use Green or recycle.
(Green in Strawberry tops and Flower segments
and gold branches were recycled from old Christmas decorations)

OSAAT- Use A Digi
PaperCraft Inspirations Challenge. (by email)
Simply Create Too-shape it up
Delicious Doodles-anything-goes: Winner!
I Love ProMarkers-anything goes
Everybody-Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything Goes
Pile it on-anything goes
Little Miss Muffet-anything goes
Pollycraft Monday - Punch it (In side ovals and holy)
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  1. New to your blog! Love your work! This card is very "sweet"! Strawberries look good enough to eat.

  2. brilliant card hun super design,just wanted to wish you a happy new year hugs cherylxxxx

  3. I love your card Lyn, so much detail inside and out!

    Cazzy x

  4. Hi Lyn
    Happy New Year Health and Happiness to you and your family.
    I'm sorry it's been so long since my last visit, not been in blogland for some time, your creations are still as amazing as ever chum, I do hope you are keeping well,
    Hugs Sarah x

  5. So adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. I just adore your layering!! Wonderful image and layout!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

  7. Awe! This is soooo cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us at LMM challenge blog. Hugs! Leah Ann

  8. Oh Lyn that is gorgeous I love your cheeky image and your card design is quite stunning. I also want to wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year to. hugs Shirleyxx

  9. Happy new year. A scrummy card, love your papers and detail.
    I have post a card with one of your images, it was a joy to colour. Elaine

  10. Fabulous card ... love the detail ... thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB

  11. Mmm, so yummy! Makes me think of summer although we're under a foot of snow here! Sweet card, thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

  12. such a strawberry sweet card! Gotta love Bugaboo!

  13. I just love all the layers on this card Lyn! Just FABULOUS!

    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Photo Inspiration" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  14. Lyn: What a cute Card! love your bright colors and all the layers---beautiful job! Glad that you joined us at Simply Create Too for our "Shape It Up Challenge". Look forward to seeing your entries in our upcomingn challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  15. What a cute card. It just makes me smile.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  16. So cute and sweet! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

  17. Gorgeous card! It's so cute and yummy and strawberrylicious!

    Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  18. Oh, this is simply DEE_LISH!!! I love everything about it, I don't even know where to start! The details you put into this are amazing! Great card! Thanks for joining in at Catch the Bug this week! Hope to see you again soon! :0)
    Ciao for Now!
    Cheryl First
    Bugaboo DT

  19. super adorable popped up image, love the colors and design, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

  20. Beautiful card Lynn, so yummy, it looks terrific, thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Catch the Bug.
    Hugs Linda

  21. Gorgeous card, Lyn! Absolutely stunning! I love all the extra elements you've added! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Catch The Bug. Hope to see you again, next week! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps

  22. Really cute card. Very bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  23. All that dimension looks fantastic!! I love how you decorated the inside, too!

    Thanks for playing at Little Miss Muffet!

  24. Super sweet card full of awesome details! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

  25. mmmmm that looks good enough to eat :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT. Happy New Year & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  26. This is such an adorable card! Thank you for joining the Pollycraft challenge.


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