Sunday, 2 April 2017

Quirky Crafts challenge #2 - Quirky Pets

It's time for our new challenge at Quirky Crafts, and this time it's all about Quirky pets - the quirkier, the better!

Our sponsor this month is The Cutting CafĂ©, who are providing three prizes for our winners.

I thought a snail would be a particularly quirky creature to have as a pet!  This little fellow and the sentiment came from the Animals and Bug Love Set.  I've layered it up with lots of snippets left from one of the free paper stacks that came with a magazine several years ago. I coloured the snail in with Promarkers then made the shell dotty by dabbing a Promarkers blender pen over it, to go with the dotty background paper.

I actually found the sketch that inspired this layout at Aurora Wings - sadly I am a day too late to enter the challenge but I'd like to give them credit for a super and versatile sketch that I'm sure I'll return to again and again.

I am sharing this with
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Critters  
Classic design Team Open Challenge - April 
2 Crafty Critters - FIRST CHALLENGE  Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April  


  1. Ooh this cute snail is adorable and your card is spectacular! I love all the different papers you have used and the layout along with the distressed edges and the spotty shell - I lust adore it! xxx

  2. Oh, Jane, this is fabulous! I adore the snail but your "quilting" is even more fantastic. Great paper choices and wonderful distressing on the edges. I'm just so tickled that you entered our first ever 'critters' challenge at 2CCC. Thanks and good luck. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  3. Oh lovely. I like the patchwork look, fabulous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. This is beautiful Jane! Your snail and his sentiment is so cute and I love the home you've created for him amongst the lovely layers and textures of the different papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  5. Fabulous snail card! I like your use of lots of distressed papers and this great layout.
    Are you coming over to play in the Snippets Playground too? I'll give you a few pushes on the swings if you like?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Adorable snail card! Love the sentiment and layered background. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  7. Lovely distressed layers. I love the papers and the super cute snail. A great card Jane. My SIL kept "pet" snails which she used for her thesis. Barbxx

  8. Very cute image, pretty papers, and delightful sentiment, Jane. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  9. So much texture Jane! I just love those edges!!! And your snail critter to too cute for words! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink! Kelly x

  10. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  11. Wow, I love your use of the background patterned papers on your card Jane. And how adorable is the sentiment for that snail!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at JAI - Chlo x

  12. That snail is definitely a very quirky little creature Jane. I love the texture you added by distressing all the patterned paper edges too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.