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, 12 April 2015

Challenge #8- Blooming Quirky!

 Hi everybody! Here Kemly! Very happy for a new challenge! 

Today begins a blooming time!

Many flowers everywhere! 

We wants many flowers in your beautiful projects, to inspiration this photo. 



 The requeriments for this challenge are: 

1. Use: This colors palette. 

or

2. Use: Many flowers. 

or 

3. Use both: Colors palette and many flowers.





   Our generous Sponsor for this Challenge:





Who provided us with many cute images to use.

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 and your inspiration, you see the projects to our team:

Guest Designers:
Chrissy used some of the great flowers from our sponsor, and the very funny Bunny Blue rabbit sitting in the flowerpot! The word Spring is also from our sponsor. This is a cheerful card - despite the bunny!

Jean also used the daffodils, and a daisy and flowerpot on this lovely bright stepper card complete with little fence and ladybird (ladybug).


I started pulling papers after looking at the inspiration photo.  I loved the darker pink, and that kind of drove my paper choice.  I used floral paper, and colored the flowers 6 times (3 times with the stem, 3 times without), and layered them for dimension.



2 month GD

DEBORAH


Deborah used lots of flowers from our sponsor on her card, I think that rabbit likes it in the flowerpot because there he is again!


DESIGN TEAM:


DORIS


I made a card using the color palette, flowers and of course this beautiful image Spring Godess from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.





I made this card and I used Bunny Blue digi, from our sponsor
Crackerbox Palace. I colored the digi whit Spectrum Noir!





Spring is not Spring without lots of flowers, bunnies and chocolates. For this week challenge I used the color palette in a full of flowers papers, and added the "Spring" sentiment and the little bunny provided by our sponsor. This card has a  place designed to add a chocolate as a special treat.


Also the little bunny slides along the card front.


Hi everyone! Spring is a blooming time! I love the flower and the bunny this look funny. 
I used a beautiful bunny called Blue bunny, of our sponsor. 
He looks a little surprised or scared, but funny.
 I made a cards with several flowers.

CAZZY
I used the cute child fishing image (fishing boy) from our sponsor along with some flowers and chicks. I used the colours from the photo as well as others on my card. It looks crooked I know, the frame I made I cut out crooked! 



 To see who won the last challenge 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.

Challenge #7 Winners, Let´s do the Quirky Sketch with Hats

Thank you to everyone who entered, we enjoy all your creations, and don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!
It is my pleasure to announce our lucky winners

First Place
 Made by Willeke


Some of the great MDF shapes that That Craft Shop make and sell, these can be frames too!

Wooden letters by Papermania too!

Second Place
Chrissyxx
The following 4 images from Meljen´s Designs as used by the DT
Bunny Cupcake

Little Lady Claire
Little Girl Bear Hugs
Victorian Goth Boy

Third Place
Lucy Patrick
3 images from Ditzie Designs (part of That Craft Place)

Congratulations to all of you, please contact Jazzy (using the email link or the contact form if the link doesn't work) so that I can send your personalised winner's badges and get your prizes on the way to you.
We would love you all to be guest designers in our next challenge, if you would like to, please tell me if you can - or a later challenge!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Challenge #7 Reminder Let´s all do the Quirky Sketch using Hats

This is our reminder time. Don´t forget to use the sketch or Hats - or both sketch and hats, any kind of hat,cap, bandana, bonnet, beret, just have fun !!!
I want to remind you about our sponsor and prizes:


Who will be giving our first prize winner this wonderful prize:


Some of the great MDF shapes that That Craft Shop make and sell, these can be frames too!

Wooden letters by Papermania too!



Second Prize

The following 4 images from Meljen´s Designs as used by the DT
Bunny Cupcake
Little Lady Claire
Little Girl Bear Hugs
Victorian Goth Boy



Third Prize

3 images from Ditzie Designs (part of That Craft Place)


This is the Sketch for you to use, with or without hats. Don't forget you can just use hats if you like.




GUEST DESIGNERS

2 Month Guest Designer
Deborah
Using Meljens Designs Lady Clair, fussy cut the hat (top part) and popped it up. Used stickles to decorate her hat. Also did paper piecing on her dress, and fan.Colored with copics. Paper from Authentique.


DESIGNER TEAM

MYRIAM



Hi everyone!!! I used the image Posh Betty from our sponsor.
 Now I have a beautiful gift bag!!!


For my project today, I chose the image Set Sail Steampunk Style by Kelly Rhodes  courtesy of our amazing sponsor The Craft Place Ltd. As you can see, the image includes hats, very unique indeed. I used to finishes Spectrum Noir and Watersoluble Metallic Pencils Derwent. Additionally I used some sentiments and  wood and cardboard embellishments.



I really like Steampunk and the beautiful Set Sail Steampunk Style was a real colouring challenge for me. I had a lot of fun making this card and adding all those chains and gears, trying to preserve steampunk typical dark colors. Definitely "The World of imagination is boundless".




Hi everybody! To this reminder I used the beautiful  digi Posh Betty.
In this card I used a lovely hat also the sketch.
 She looks wonderful with your new puppy with her hat.

This sweet little baby rag doll is by Meljen, and you can't get the digi any longer because the digi shop has closed. I have loosely followed the sketch and added real stitching to go with the image.


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, 29 March 2015

Challenge #7 Let´s do the Quirky Sketch with Hats

Hi, it´s me again (Doris), and I want to say you are very welcome to our new challenge. This time, I want to you use the next sketch or you can also use a  Hat (any hat: cap, bandana, bonnet, beret, any kind of hat, and that is all you need to participate - or you can use sketch and hats. Let me to introduce our generous sponsors


Who will be giving our first prize winner this wonderful prize:

Some of the great MDF shapes that That Craft Shop make and sell, these can be frames too!

Wooden letters by Papermania too!





Second Prize
The following 4 images from Meljen´s Designs as used by the DT
Bunny Cupcake

Little Lady Claire
Little Girl Bear Hugs
Victorian Goth Boy

Third Prize
3 images from Ditzie Designs (part of That Craft Place)


This is the Sketch for you to use, with or without hats. Don't forget you can just use hats if you like.



And now for your inspiration, I want to invite you see our Guest Designers examples:


I used Meljens Stamp - Bunny Cupcake, cut her little frosting hat and painted it up & glossed it (glossy accents) and popped it up with pop dots for a little hat affect. 


Our Designer Team

MYRIAM



Hi! For this challenge I used Victorian Goth Boy from our sponsor Meljens Design.


DORIS


Hello eveyone. I decided to make the sketch card, using the Betty Boots from our amazing sponsor That Craft Place.



For this sketch challenge, I chose the lovely Little Lady Claire provided by our generous sponsor Meljen's Designs . I try to adapt the sketch to my own style and I`m really pleased with the result. 



Hi everyone! For this sketch challenge I used the beautiful Little girl bear hugs.
of our sponsor Meljen's Designs . It's adorable, I put a very little hat in the bear.
He have a sailor hat, which I think makes it look even sweeter. 

I loved how the bear is wearing his hat.

Cazzy
I used Sugar's Doggies from Ditzie Designs for my card - 50% of the profit goes to the Manchester Dog's home, and coloured her with Koh I Noor pencils. I don't have a hat so I followed the sketch. The paw print ribbons are a Crafty Ribbons exclusive.



To see who won the last challenge see the previous post below this one. HERE 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.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Challenge #6 Winners of Let's play Quirky Dressing up, adding some ribbon.

It't time to announce our winners, and I was sad to see that hardly anyone understood, or maybe read the challenge brief through - I tried to spell it out, I clarified the post a few times, and I left individual comments hoping that people would come back - but it didn't seem to work.
Most of the entries do not qualify to be in the top three because they don't include children or pets in costume, or include ribbon.

We do have some winners however, a few people got it right, or nearly right and the team has voted and chosen our top three.

In first place winning our lovely Crafty Ribbons prize:

Congratulations Bonnie, because you live outside the UK you have won a £10 voucher from Crafty Ribbons.

In second place winning our Bugaboo 7 digi prize:

 with her little bear dressed in rain wear, love the rain drops!
Congratulations Jean, you have won 7 images from Bugaboo.

In third place winning 2 images from Bugaboo:
with a cute owl dressed up in hat and scarf for Winter.
Congratulations Chrissy, you have won 2 digi images from Bugaboo.

Congratulations to all of you, please contact me (using the email link or the contact form if the link doesn't work) so that I can send your personalised winner's badges and get your prizes on the way to you.
We would love you all to be guest designers in our next challenge, if you would like to, please tell me if you can - or a later challenge!


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, 22 March 2015

Challenge #6 reminder to come and play Quirky Dressing Up (of children or animals) and include ribbon.


Hi everyone, it's reminder time again. You have until Saturday 28th March to play Quirky Dress up with us.

Don't forget it is about children playing dress up, children in costumes, or pets in costumes, or animals in costumes and we want you to use ribbons, bows, any sort of ribbon, ribbon flowers - lets see some ribbon!

Children love playing doctor or nurse and dressing up, do you have cute photos, or cute stamps or digi images of children dressed up? Maybe dressed as Christmas reindeer, or as an Easter bunny - or as an animal.

Any project is acceptable of course, the more variety the better, layouts, boxes, clothes, paintings - as long as they have ribbon and children playing dress up!

It was hard to find a pets video that didn't include something that might be offensive, and this was the best of the bunch. It is a bit of fun, do the animals actually like this? My dogs would hate to dress up, they don't like clothes.


I want to see kids or pets dressed up in costume, either digi or stamped characters or maybe photos of your children or pets - and please include some ribbon on your project.

Guest Designer 

Fit Kitty


I chose an adorable image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Flower Bird and coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils. I tried a new technique called Fold-out Window Card that I learned in Stretching Your Dies Online Card Class (I won this class; thank you, Laura!). It was really fun to make! I finally used my Spellbinders Blossom Two dies - I've had these for over a year and this is the first time I've used them! On the front of the card, I added a triple-looped bow, made from EK Success ribbon, and three yellow gems. For the sentiment, I stamped a Clearly Besotted stamp repeatedly on a gold strip and then affixed along the bottom. On the inside of the card, the image was die-cut with my Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle.  I stamped a sentiment from Newton's Nook and added three gold dots, one was die-cut using my Nellie's Multiframe Circles and two made with handheld hole-punches.  


2 Months GUEST DESIGNER

DEBORAH



Used Easter Eggs, and Bobble Head Kids Bunny, colored with Bic Markers, paper from DCWV Sunday Afternoon Stack, Pink & yellow stickles. Corner die cuts, ribbon butterflies and Happy Easter from stash. 

MYRIAM


For my Happy Birthday card I used Bobblehead kid cupcake digi from Bugaboo stamps





For this week project, I made a box card full of flowers with an adorable girl dress up as a butterfly -Bugaboo Brats Bugs.-Butterfly a lovely digi from our sponsor Bugaboo.



For this week, I made a card using the Bugaboo Brat - Jesse Moon from our sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps . First I printed the image in color and cut out the moon. Then I painted the image as a bee, using Spectrum Noir.


This is such a cute image called Bugaboo Brats Bugs - Caterpillar. I put my sleeping child on a die cut bench in the garden (where all good caterpillars should be) surrounded by butterflies, and I used chiffon polka dot ribbon, and grosgrain ribbon with hearts both from Crafty Ribbons.










Hi! For this week to my project I used the beautiful digi Kidz Reindeer, of our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

I love Christmas. In this season the children participate in activities where they can go with fantastic costumes. Christmas full of magic every place and joyful hearts. In my project, I want remember this moments.  I used acuarelables pencils and Spectrum Noir pencils.




 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.