Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges

Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges the place where any craft project is allowed.

We're a small design team with big inspiration.

Once a fortnight we set a new challenge which will begin on a Sunday and close at midday on the Saturday before the next challenge. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted separately on Sunday just before the new challenge is posted so scroll down to check if you are a winner.
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing!

Hi it's Cazzy here and I am challenging you to Go Fishing with us at Quirky Crafts.

 I would like to see anything with fish, swimming fish or cooked, or someone fishing. You may also use pet fish, in ponds or bowls or anything that swims in the sea or ponds, or boats. I think that is a lot of creative possibilities.


If you want to see who won our last challenge please scroll down to the next post or click here.

We are sponsored by Crackerbox Palace, who kindly provided all the images to the team and are providing all three prizes to our top three.

Who provided us with all the fishing images and sentiments to show you today.

Prizes:


1º place: 3 digital images of choice 

2º place: 2 digital images of choice

3º place: 1 digital image of choice

Prize winners can choose from the rubber stamps on 
  and they will be supplied in digital image format.

Now for some inspiration from the team.

First our guest designers.


I built up a layered mini Shadow Box, using the image of this nice fish given by our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.






 I have used the brilliant Fisherman, smiley fish & Trever images for my card all from this weeks sponsor Crackerbox Palace. My Husband loves to fish so this card is perfect for him.


I have made a CAS style and let the image do all the talking.
 I used an MFT Blueprint 14 die for the image mat and an MFT Dispersed Dots Die for the background panel. The image was coloured with my Letraset Promarkers.

Design Team
 I used this great image and sentiment from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.




For my project, I used this funny "Worm On Hook" provided by our sponsor. Added some real shells.


I used the funny fisherman, with the funny worm and Nibbles the fish, and the Give a Man a fish sentiment. I've added some real twine for the fishing line and some fish charms.



Hi! I used the funny digi Smiley. This fish is great and handsome in his fishbowl. 



Will be along later.




 Any crafty project is acceptable as usual. Important: BEFORE you link up please add a link to the Quirky Crafts Challenges blog (http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com - the blog not this post) to your post - or you will not be able to enter. When you have done this you can go ahead and add a link to your blog post or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button or link below. If you do not have a blog (or inlinkz will not accept your non blog link) you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link. Good luck!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.
Challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing!

Challenge #15 "Quirky White".-Winners

For us, the design team, this was a very challenging task.

When you are working on a white surface, your digi is, necessarily the focal point, so you really have to make an effort on your colouring.


All the digis Stitchy Bear gave us were gorgeous and 
we were very pleased to show our sponsor images this way.


We know this was an unsual and not easy at all challenge, 
so we really thank all the entries we had.


And the winners are:

In the first place and winner of 3 digis of choice from the whole Stitchy Store, is LOZZY, with her gorgeous card.



In the second place and winner of 3 digis from the Dt´s chosen images, is NIKKI, with her elegant card.



In the third place and winner of 2 digis from the Dt´s chosen images, is VIV with her beautiful card.



You can find Dt´s chosen images list here

Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge! 


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Challenge #15.-Quirky White.-Reminder




This week we continue enhancing our digital images working on a white base.

Requirements: 
Everthing white: papers, ribbons, embellishments, buttons, etc

Only your digi is coloured

you can of course use digital images, stamped images or no image at all. Only the image can be coloured, everything else must be white.



Remember, this challenge is sponsored by 



And the prizes are:

1st place: 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy store

2nd place: 3 images from Dt´s chosen images

3rd place: 2 images from Dt´s chosen images

You can find Dt´s chosen images here


GUEST DESIGNER

Gabriela - 2 month GD



I designed a Tag with scenery where the young and pretty girl, "Fashion Gal Shelly", can go for a walk.


DESIGN TEAM

MYRIAM


For my center step card I used Snow Fun from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps

This lovely digi is "Sweet Sun Tea" design by BBKakes and provides by our generous sponsor.





Hi everyone!  I used to my card the adorable and sweet digi  Angel Bell. 
 of our sponsor Stitchy Bears.   

DORIS
This is my first project, a baby card I made using the lovely Bunny Flop image from Stitchy Bear Stamps.

My second one is a Feel Better Soon card using the Boo Boo Bee image  from our amazing sponsor 
Stitchy Bear Stamps. Have a Great Week!!!

Cazzy
 The first image I have used is the beautiful Snow Deer Scene by Ike's Art. This comes with many components and the main image, which I used, you also get the scene without deer and the deer separately so this could be decoupaged or used in different variations. This time I simply added a die cut panel and two glitter card words, and a little Stickles to the scene for a sparkly icy effect.

The second image I used is incredibly beautiful and is called New Baby also by Ike's Art. Many photographers want to take this image of a new born baby's feet cradled in the parent's hand. Again very simple, I coloured the image and die cut it into an oval, added a pearlescent frame and the word Love, and a bow.

To enter the challenge link your project to the challenge post before this one click HERE or scroll down.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Challenge #15.-Quirky White





Color White has the virtue to enhance everything, so for this challenge we are going to use that "quirky white power" to enhance our digis.

Requeriments: 
Everthing white: papers, ribbons, embellishments, buttons, etc

Only your digi coloured



This challenge is sponsored by 



And the prizes are:

1st place: 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy store

2nd place: 3 images from Dt´s chosen images

3rd place: 2 images from Dt´s chosen images

Dt´s chosen images list:

From Digi Blessings

From Floppy Tate Designs

From BB Kakes

From Stitchy Stamps

From Kaz Kraftz

From Ken Benner Designs

From Ike´s Art
New Baby

GUEST DESIGNER

Gabriela - 2 month GD


I chose the beautiful and elegant "Lady Jane" provided by our kind sponsor Stitchy Bear, I decided to use a fan as an accessory related to the image.

Desire

Desire has left all of her card uncoloured, she used the beautiful Ike´s Art
Snow Deer Scene to make a stepper card full of 3d elements. We love those white rosettes too Desire.




Karolina said that New Baby was "perfect as I need to make a card for my friends' child's baptism." I am sure she will treasure the card for many years, it is beautiful Karolina.

Kat






Kat had a bit of trouble with the light because it is Winter in Australia, she has used Sewing Mends the Soul and added some real stitching, clever Kat, we like stitching!


DESIGN TEAM

MYRIAM

I used for my card Orchid digi design by Floppy Tate from our sponsor!






For this project, I´m working with the lovely Mz Emolie design by BBKakes and provided by our generous sponsor. I love how white backgroung enhances the digi.






I used this very happy Cartoon elephant leaning on a large pencil by Ken Benner, and I just had to stamp Happy under the pencil doodle (is that cheating, would you have known if I hadn't told you?). You would not believe the problems I had during the making of this card (or - if you read my blog often you probably would haha), and I will tell you all about it on my blog. I have used lots of die cut layers, two of them embossed, as well as die cut shapes. I used plain white card, some pearlescent white and some glitter card for Birthday. I used white ribbon, clear gems, and white brads and Opal White Liquid Pearls.

 





Hi!! I used  for my card  Sewing Mends the Soul. This adorable digi of our sponsor. I love also the quilting and this little bear is adorable with the wires and other accesories. 





To see who won the last challenge click here or see the previous post below this one. 

Any crafty project is acceptable as usual. 
Important: BEFORE you link up please add a link to the Quirky Crafts Challenges blog (http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com - the blog not this post) to your post - or you will not be able to enter. When you have done this you can go ahead and add a link to your blog post or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button or link below. 
If you do not have a blog (or inlinkz will not accept your non blog link) you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link. 
Good luck! 


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.





Winners! Christmas In July! Challenge #14. Winners!

Hi Crafty Quirky people! Lyn here with the winners of our last Challenge, Christmas in July, and didn't you do well! Better than me, I never did get my third card made in time, it's still sitting there half naked, looking a bit sad, I might re-vamp it later! Well done to everyone who entered, fantastic makes... Here are the winners and prizes from our fabulous sponsors starting with the third place...
   In Third Place 
and winner of  Three digi's of their choice from Limited Runs is...
 #49
Lorraine
Raineys craft room
With this lovely Santa Christmas Card. Well done Lorraine
You have won three digi's from Limited Runs!
  (and a chance to be a Guest Designer)

  In Second Place
   and winner of 7 free Digis from Bugaboo is...
#6
Emma
Em goes cardmaking
 
  With this lovely frame card
You have won 7 digis from Bugaboo and a chance to be a Guest Designer
Well done Emma! 
 
 ***Winner***
  And In First Place 
and winner of these lovely Christmas Bauble ribbons from Crafty Ribbons ~UK only, or the voucher if you prefer~ to our overseas first place winner a £10 voucher!~ is...

#55 
Claire Boelema
'What shall I make today?'
With this lovely Advent Calender

 Hope you enjoy your Ribbons Claire!
And we'd love you to be a Guest Designer too!


Please could all of you contact Cazzy, using the link in the sidebar, with your choice of images etc and she'll send you your winner's badges and pass your choices on to our sponsors. AND, don't forget, we would love all you winners to be Guest Designers in two weeks time - please tell Cazzy if you can! (We will send you a digi to work with!)

Well, that's it, thank you to everyone who entered my first challenge after such a long break! Now, don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge! It's fabulously quirky!
Happy Crafting ((Lyn))

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Challenge #14 Reminder: Quirky Christmas In July!



Hi everyone. Hope you've had a great week! Lyn here again to remind you about our Quirky Christmas In July  Challenge. You still have  week to make something festive and be in with a chance to win some fab prizes from....

 Our fantastic sponsors!


Crafty Ribbons





Offering these lovely Christmas Bauble ribbons to our first place UK winner (or the voucher if you prefer), and a £10 voucher to our overseas first place winner.


Offering seven Digi's for our second place winner
 and...

Who are offering our third place winner 3 digital images of their choice!

Go HERE to find Mr Linkin and join in or scroll down to where you'll find more creations to give you ideas! Here's what the team has done this week!


I decided to make a decorative accessory used the beautiful image of "Winter Fairy" from Limited Runs.



DESIGN TEAM

MYRIAM


For my card and tags I used Christmas stamps #2 from our sponsor Limited Runs Stamps

Lyn

Here's my card for this week, sorry it's a bit late!(even later than Cazzy!!)  I've used 'Make-it-Snappy--Skelekinz-Merry-Christmas' I've coloured her (or him) with Promarkers, added, buttons, ribbon, loads of stickles glitter, ribbon, a paper clip (because it was red) and a tiny pom-pom. The little Skelekinz has been 3D-ed with about four layers.

I've added some oldies too, just in case I didn't get done in time! (you can add an oldie as long as we haven't seen it or it's no older than the last challenge!) This one's  BearCane from Bugaboo! And below this little cute Santa and the Snowman are from Limited Runs





Hello every one, happy Sunday!!! For my today´s project I made a frame using the Christmas-Brat-Boy-Elf from BugabooStamps. I painted it using the Spectrum Noir alcohol makers.


And this is my second one, a gift bag using the Winter May digi from Limited Runs




I love Stella!!!! And as soon as I saw this Santa Died digi, it made think of some of my friends, that always said that they are good lol
This funny image was provided by our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.



Hi everyone! Christmas is my favorite season! Love it the Sunbonnet! I made my card with a adorable Fancy Sunbonnet of our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. 
She looks beautiful with the littles winter birds. 

CAZZY
Sneaking in late again, and hoping I am forgiven because I have 4 more cards to show you!
The first is made with one of the Limited Runs cupcakes - this one is Trees on a Cupcake, nice and simple and just a small piece of Crafty Ribbons exclusive ribbon on this one.

This is so cute, a little dog who wants to be a reindeer from Bugaboo and he is called Puppy - enough reindeer. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

 Another Stella card, I hope someone finds this as amusing as I do! The image and sentiment is from Bugaboo and is called Stella - Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays. 
 It is an 8"x 8" card, and I thought the Keep Calm ribbon, which is another Crafty Ribbons exclusive, was just perfect with this sentiment.

You might recognise this cupcake from the Limited Runs badge, it is called Snowman on a Cupcake! I used lots of ribbons from Crafty Ribbons on this one, can you see the three different Christmas ribbons here? I added some Stickles glitter glue and it is still wet!


We're looking forward to seeing all your fabulous Christmas Creations! 



 To enter the challenge link your project to the challenge post before this one click HERE or scroll down.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.