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, 24 May 2015

Challenge #11 Put your Quirky Shoes or shirts on!

Welcome back to Quirky Crafts, it's challenge time again! I have chosen a fun challenge, well I think it is fun.

I want to see shoes, shirts or ties, shaped cards, altered art, projects with shoes or shirts or ties on them please.

Here is a song called "No Shoes, no shirt, no problem" ha ha.


Our generous sponsor is the wonderful Cutting Cafe, who have provided the team with two files sets for this challenge. The sets contain a variety of formats of cutting files for different machines as well as PDF versions to hand cut, and printable sentiments.





Who are giving some great prizes to our winners:
1st prize 3 sets of winner's choice
2nd prize 2 sets of winner's choice
3rd prize 1 set of winner's choice

You get such a lot with any of the file sets at the Cutting Cafe, either cutting files or printables, they are definitely good value, and good prizes.

Now for some inspiration, first from our Guest Designers:




Julia has used the tie card from The shirts set, along with one of the sentiments in the set to make a great Father's Day card.


Julia said "The white on white made me think of a baby boy Christening!  thought it came out kind of cute!  I used Linen cardstock and popped the pieces up on foam tape."


Now some inspiration from the Design Team:



For this week project, I chose "shoes"and I made two of the differents options that the cutting file "High Heel Shoes Shaped Cards" provide. For the card base I used embossed cardstock, then I sanded it to get a better look of the embossed design. Then I added some details in vintage pattern paper. I also added a tul and some vintage shoe buttons that was just perfect for a final touch.


MYRIAM




I used for my gift bag and for my tie card Shirt and Tie Shaped Card from our sponsor The Cutting Cafe.

DORIS


Welcome to our new Challenge. It is my pleasure to work with The Cutting Cafe files. For this week I chose the High Heel Shoes Shaped Cards, and for my first one I used the Top and More Heel and Bows part of the file and High Heel Shoe Shaped Card Sentiments file too . I used red and black paper dots, some gems and embellishments.

For my second one, I used just the top part of the file and some embellishments. This is a little vintage shoe style.




Hi! For this week I used the file of our sponsor The Cutting Café
High Heel Shoes Shaped Cards. I added a button a little details for this card. And I used  the sentiment also our sponsor.

Cazzy

I've been making shirts, and such quick and easy shirts to make - even cutting by hand! I found some shirt like card with a plain back and used it for two tone shirts, and some hand made cotton flocked papers that were just right for the ties. One card is a Father's day card using the sentiment in the set, then other is a birthday card using sentiments from Birthday Fun. Do you like the monogrammed pocket? These shirts are addictive, you get everything you need for complete cards including an envelope to cut out.

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 #10.-Angels Among Us.-Winners

For this challenge we got lovely entries, but only we can have three winners.

We want to thank our generous sponsors:





for the prizes



In first place, winning 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps we have Engelchen with ther adorable stitched card



In second place, winning 7 images from Bugaboo we have Olesia with her elegant mini album.



In third place, winning 1 image from Robyn´s Fetish we have Annie with her lovely colorful card



Congratulations to all of you, please contact Cazzy (using the email link or the contact form if the link doesn't work) so that she 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 us 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, 17 May 2015

Challenge #10-2015. "Angels Among Us" Reminder

You still have time to join us in this lovely challenge.

Remember, we want to see angels in your projects.

This challenge is sponsored by 



and 




They provided us with the beautiful digis we will be using, and with the following prizes for our winners:

1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps

2nd place: 7 images from Bugaboo

3rd place: 1 image from Robyn´s Fetish


GUEST DESIGNERS

Crafty Stamper - Carol
Carol used Katerina Koukiotiss Rememberance and backing paper/bows and buttons from Docrafts Papermania, all cardstock from Papermill Direct.

Bettina

Bettina has made a stunning tag using Ching Chou Kuik's Dark Royalty from Sweet Pea Stamps.


2 MONTHS GUEST DESIGNER

Deborah

I made an ATC with the image from Sweet Pea Stamps using Marlon Teunissen's - Steam Angel Digi. Using Copics for coloring the image, Spellbinders Media Mixage Foil Pack Two, Tim Holtz cogs and Remnant Rubs - Botanical,  wooden cogs and used Vivia Decor Inka Gold Metallic Rubs - Steel Blue, Violet and Green Yellow.

DESIGN TEAM

DORIS



This time I made a Pop Out card from the Silhouette Store. The beautiful image is Angel Girl Sitting from our amazing sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

MYRIAM



For my shadow frame I used Ravens Soul digi from Sweet Pea Stamps

MONICA



For my project I made a sympathy card with the gorgeus  digi 
"To Bid you Farewell"
created by Rebeca Sinz and provided by Sweet Pea Stamps.



This is such a beautiful digi from Sweet Pea, it is by Molly Harrison and called Orchid of the Night. It is one that I really didn't want to mess up on, and yet I had a near disaster but it was averted - phew. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added silver with a Prismacolor pencil. The veins on the wings are doodled in by me in Amethyst which I went over with silver pencil.
The sentiment was a freebie from Sweet Pea, part of a set of four circular sentiments.


This is Strength Fairy from Bugaboo, and the sentiment says it all for me at the moment. I had a little trouble with ink bleed here, so apologies for her tummy. Again I used Promarkers to colour her.





This week I made a card with the beautiful digi Pretty Fairy.  This pretty girl  reminds me of the charm that Marilyn Monroe had, with her beauty, charm and friendliness, she was to many like an angel. An angel in the cinema .
In this picture, the famous scene from the movie  "The Seven Year Itch".
 I used Acuarelables pencils, Distress Inks an Pastel Chalks.   



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, 10 May 2015

Challenge #10-2015. "Angels Among Us"

Anyone can be someone else's angel


Do good and good will come back to you!!!

For this encouragement challenge, we want to see angels in your projects.

We are honored to have  two wonderful sponsors:



and 




They provided us with the beautiful digis we will be using in this post and in the remainder one and with the following prizes for our winners:

1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps

2nd place: 7 images from Bugaboo

3rd place: 1 image from Robyn's Fetish


GUEST DESIGNERS

Crafty Stamper - Carol

The backing paper and Sizzix die from stash,added glossy accents on water and dragonfly stamp from Sheena Douglas, Bugaboo Pretty Fairy image coloured with Promarkers.

Bettina



Bettina used Ching Chou Kuik Raven's Soul from Sweet Pea to make this gorgeous easel card.

Deborah - 2 month designer
Deborah used Katerina Koukiotiss Rememberance from Sweet Pea to make this very sweet card. This is Deborah's last challenge under her 2 month term, she will be here for the reminder of course and vote for her favourites, but we would like to thank her for all of her lovely creations and wish her well for the future. Of course she can come back and do another 2 months any time she likes!

DESIGN TEAM

MYRIAM



Hi....For this week I made a beautiful project with the Ava Heart digi
from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. Colored with Spectrum Noir. 








Hello everyone!!! For this new challenge I want to share this Double Shutter card from the Silhouette Store. The digi image I used is Karen Middleton's The Gift Angel from Sweet Pea Stamps  and I worked with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.



"Words of an Angel,.A Mothers Love" provided by Bugaboo Stamps, was just perfect for a Mother`s Day gift bag. 

Happy Mother`s Day for all those moms that celebrating today!!!!



Hi! To this week I made a Easel Card. I love the Christmas and the angels are wonderful. I used Angel of Christmas Stars
of our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps.
 


 First of all can I wish all of you who are celebrating today - Happy Mother's Day! We had the UK one in March of course.
For my first card I chose this really pretty Sweet Pea angel called Angelic by Rachel Anderson, I thought I would use pale colours (markers and cardstock) to keep it delicate and sympathy sprang to mind, and I used a freebie Sweet Pea sentiment to go with it. She has large ears, hope nobody is offended by that if they get the card! I could have used her for a birthday too.  She could even be done in dark colours and become a goth (I might have to try that now)!

For my second example I chose Bugaboo's Christmas Words - Angel, and turned it into a girly birthday card! Lots of people think their little ones are "angels". 
With similar colours to my first card but darker, and with added Stickles and star beads, and die cut words. The ribbon on both cards is from Crafty Ribbons.


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 #8 Winners of "Let's go on a Quirky Journey"

Time to announce the winners!!...Thank you so much for joining us! 
We want to thank our generous sponsor Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet for the beautiful images provided to our design team and the lovely prizes for our winners.



1st prize: 3 images of choice from the whole of the Stitchy Bear store
2nd prize: any 3 of DT´s chosen images
3rd prize: any 2 of DT´s chosen images

In first place we have:


You won 3 images of choice from the whole of the Stitchy Bear store

In second place we have:


You won 3 images from the ones the design team used.


In third place we have:


You  won  2 images from the ones the design team used.




Please contact Cazzy, via the email link in the side bar, with your choices. She will arrange for you to recieve your prizes, and send your personalised winner's badges.
We would love you all to be Guest Designers in two weeks time, or later if you can't do that. Please tell us if you can do it - you will get a digi or digis to use too.

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, 3 May 2015

Challenge #9 "Let´s go on a Quirky Journey" - Reminder

Hi everyone!!...This challenge reminder
don´t forget the requeriments!




Make a project with any kind of transportation
(car, bike, air balloon, cart, ship....),  it could be ancient or modern!

This time we are sponsor by Stitchy Bear Stamps


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

2nd prize: any 3 of DT´s chosen images

3rd prize: any 2 of DT´s chosen images


DT´s chosen images list:

Crafty Girl Creations:


My Heart Pieces:

Sentimental Susan:

Coosty Creations:

Stitchy Bear:

Ken Benner Designs: 


GUEST DESIGNERS

 2 MONTH GUEST DESIGNER

DEBORAH

I used Drivers Ed by StitchyBear stamps from StitchyBear Digital Outlet Store. Made a penny slider card using DCWV Vintage Paper stack and yellow gems. 


DESIGN TEAM
 


For my reminder project I made a Diamond Shape Card and I used
this great digi Lamborghini from Stitchy Bear.



In our crops, we always make jokes about our brooms. So this was my inspiration to make a Smash Book page with an usual transportation mean and a picture of my really crazy friends. The digi is "Halloween broom" and the sentiment is from "Designated driver" pack, both provided by our generous sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps.


This week I made a card using the Transportation Stamp Pack from our sponsor  Sitchy Bear Stamps. I painted the image using the Spectrum Noir, and I also used an embossed plate, distress ink and a sentiment.





Hi! For this week I made a masculine card with 
the elegant Steampunk Ship Digital Stamp and Paper Pack,
of our sponsor Stitchy Bears.  
To make this card I was inspired by the stories of Jules Verne, 
I placed the ship in the sky, like the fantastic voyages 
that the author told us their stories.




I used Coosty Creations Buddy Time to make this birthday card, I've added some charms, die cut sentiment and ribbons - the horse ribbon is exclusively available from Crafty Ribbons.

Inside the card the panels are punched with horse punches.



 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.