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, 17 August 2014

Challenge #17 Put a Stamp on It!

Hi there!  My name is Cindy and this is my first ever hosting of a Quirky Crafts Challenge! Welcome to a new challenge!  To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post.
Remember when there was no internet and all we got was mail in a mailbox?   For this challenge, use a postage stamp: an image of a postage stamp, postoids, postage stamp dies or scissors...  Let's see what we can create to pay homage to this original form of communication.

  This challenge is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear.  She gave us some fun images to play with...

 Prizes will be from this creative company so check them out!

The prizes for this challenge are:
1st place - 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy Bear Store
2nd place- any 3 of the Dt´s chosen images
3rd place- any 2 of the Dt´s chosen images


Here are the images that the team used:

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

 Crafty Girl

Delicious Doodles

Hope Jacare

First, here are projects by our Guest Designers:
Jackie said: Image called Cat Mail from Stitchy Bear, I printed onto a parchment card and coloured the image with Pan Pastels and a white gel pen
Dp is K & Co
I cut a stamp from a sheet of K & Co too
Joy feather die to represent a quill
Pink Petticoat sentiment
Sepia fineliner

And here's what our Design Team came up with!

I LOVE postage themed images and have quite a few in my collection! I used these Postacard 2 and Cat Mail images from Stitchy Bear for this week.  Then the Postage dies from Spellbinders came out, and then I had to start to rein myself in!  Check out my blog for more details on construction....






To send our letters we need a mailbox, instead of an email.
For my mailbox I used craft cardstock and inked it with different distress inks colors. I also used a mail related embossing folder and a Graphic 45 fairy stamp.
Of course the most important element in the project is this lovely digi "Letter`s Home" provided by our generous sponsor Stichy Bear Stamps.
I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir pens and when I finished I distress it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, to add a vintage look.

When I heard the theme I found this gorgeous Snowy Postbox scene from Delicious Doodles which is perfect. I added a bit of colour to the very English postbox and scene with Promarkers then die cut it to fit inside the Spellbinders postage stamp die, and to make it more like a stamp I franked it with a Marianne stamp. Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Still using the postage stamp die I used Dear Mr Claus with its  three cute penguins and an American style post box. Again the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
So two more Christmas cards done, YAY!

 I useD, the beautiful stamps, Dear Mr. Claus and Snowy PostBox. Letters for Santa are a Christmas tradition. Kids write their christmas wishes.
Close up of  Dear Mr. Claus.

Inside the card, Snowy Postbox

 Lyn
 And at last...here's my card, late again! Just manged to get it posted seconds before midnight on Monday! I've used "Letters Home" I've 3D-ed her, just a little bit, coloured her with ProMarkers, then used some of the post cards (made them very small) also supplied by Stitchy, along with some punched out stamp shapes to frame the image..

 Now let's see what you've come up with!  Any crafty project is acceptable as usual.  Before you link up please add a link to Quirky Crafts Challenges to your post - or you will not be able to enter, then please 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 you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Challenge #16 Winners of What's Quirky Cooking.

Hi Everyone,

Sadly we only had three entries for my challenge, but hey it could be worse - they were all good and all had ribbon and the correct theme!

We had two great sponsors for this challenge, and we would like to thank them for sponsoring us once more.
They are:

and 



All three of the entries fitted the criteria and thefore each of them has won a well deserved prize.

Here are the three winners in the order voted by the team:

In first place and winning the grand prize is:

Laura with her yummy layout.


Congratulations Laura, you have won:



 £10 voucher from Crafty Ribbons.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the first place winner of this challenge.


In second place we have Isha

Congratulations Isha.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 2 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the 2nd place winner of this challenge.

In third place is Gaby

Congratulations Gaby.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 1 digital stamp of the winner’s choice to the 3rd place winner of this challenge.



Congratulations all of you, please contact me (Cazzy) via the link in the sidebar, or comment if the link doesn't work for you and I will contact you. You will get a winner's badge too. Please let me know your choice of digital stamps.
We would love you all to join us as Guest Designers, please tell me if you can do it. In fact if you want to be a 2 month (4 challenge) designer we would love you to do that even more, you will get lots of sponsor digis to use too - just ask me for the details!

Don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Challenge #16 Reminder - What's Quirky Cooking (with ribbons, twine or lace)?

Here is your reminder to enter the challenge with your foodie makes, and please include ribbon, twine or lace. Any food that is to be prepared, cooks, food that is ready, barbeque images - that sort of thing will do.

Here is a cute video to get you in the mood!


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Our first place winner will also receive:


 £10 voucher from Crafty Ribbons.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the first place winner of this challenge.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 2 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the 2nd place winner of this challenge.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 1 digital stamp of the winner’s choice to the 3rd place winner of this challenge.

Images used by the team have been generously provided by Robyn's Fetish.



This yummy 'Cake' image had me thinking of summertime stawberry shortcake!
Check out my website for details on construction...

For this week reminder, I made a cupcake house. I hope all of you can smell the delicious cinnamon roll that is waiting for me inside the house. All my craft room smell like heaven :o)
To embellish my cupcake house I used the lovely Cookn mouse from our sponsor Robyn`s Fetish. I colored the mouse with Spectrum Noir Pens and and a beautiful ginghan ribbon for a final touch.

Kemly - has a blackout but will be along as soon as she can.


This week I decided that cooking bookmarks would be good, I always want to keep the page on more than one recipe so I can go back to them quickly.
I cut some tags with a Bigz Tim Holtz tag die in brown bazzil card and in patterned paper and stuck them together. Each one has ribbon along the bottom, and tied in the top.
 First tag features The Cook, who is cooking in her slippers. I added cupcake and gingham ribbons, both from Crafty Ribbons.
 The next tag features Cookn Mouse, again with cupcake and gingham ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.
 This tag features My Little Cook, with macaroon and gingham ribbons.



















Final bookmark featuring Cake, and Everything Stops for Tea ribbon.
They all fit neatly into the recipe scrapbook which I made last week, and have now completed.


Kemly joined us a little bit later due to a blackout in her area.


My mother taught me to cook. This project remind me all the secrets and recipes I learned from her.
I used  the digis "The Cook" and "Cake" provided by our sponsor Robyn´s Fetish.


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Challenge #16 What's Quirky Cooking? With ribbons!

It's my (Cazzy's) turn to set the the challenge, and I want to see your cooking projects with ribbon. So lets see those cakes, pies, meals, BBQs, cooks, recipes, any cooked food or cooking scenes will do, how about jam (don't forget to add ribbon)!
If you are looking for the winners of the last challenge please click here.

Now here is a little video that might inspire you, well the song might if nothing else! Good Ole Hank Williams:



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Our first place winner will also receive:


 £10 voucher from Crafty Ribbons.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the first place winner of this challenge.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 2 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the 2nd place winner of this challenge.


Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 1 digital stamp of the winner’s choice to the 3rd place winner of this challenge.

Images used by the team have been generously provided by Robyn's Fetish.

Now we have some inspiration to get you started.

First of all, as usual, our talented Guest Designers.

Bunny Hoyle
Hey, y’all. What an honor it is to be chosen as a Guest Designer this week. I live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.U.S.A. I’m married to my best friend, have children, grandchildren and the best pet in the world. His name is Woolfie the Bear. He’s a stuffed teddy bear and he knows he’s not real. I’ve been making cards for a few years. My motto is: It’s only paper. If it ticks you off, throw it in the recycle bin. When you get a chance, please stop by my blog and have a look. http://bunnyscards1.blogspot.com

Bunny used:
Robyn's Fetish - The Cook image,
Copics- C1, 3 & 5, E000, 01, 41, 42, 50, 53 & 55
Y15 & 17, RV000, 02 & 04, R20, T0, BG0000
Colorbox- Razzberry
Paper- Bo Bunny, Bazzill-Blackbird and a scrap flower paper
Nellie’s Choice Adhesive Stones

Spellbinder’s Nestabilities- A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader

We want to give a big welcome to our new 4 challenge Guest team member who joins us for the first time today and she is:
Kemly SC



My project is a recipe book to keep those family recipes we all love.
I used this adorable digi "Cookn mouse" provided by our generous sponsor Robyn`s Fetish.
I invite all of you to join this lovely challenge.

Welcome to the team Kemly, I hope you have fun with us, and I love your first project!

Then the wonderful Design Team.

For my cooking project I made a cutting board mini album or recipe book. I used this lovely digi from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish - The Cook. To color the digi I used Spectrum Noir and a little bit of Prismacolor pencils. Of course I added some lovely ribbons at the top of the cutting board.


Cindy
'My Little Cook' is the name of this cutie I used in these two card projects. I coloured both with SU! markers on Copic paper.  I guess with summer being here, I'm in a strawberry mood, so the ribbons reflect that :)  Check out my blog for details...


I made this little scene, coloured it with Promarkers - then decided this morning to make a recipe scrapbook!
So I got the Bind it All out and found some covers I have had ages, and some freebie papers and got to work. I used My Little Cook and Cookn'mouse from Robyn's Fetish on the front cover, and lots of gingham ribbons from Crafty Ribbons which I tied to the rings. I made the mistake of glazing the front - it changed the colours of the papers - see my blog for more details - and what it should look like!

Inside there are plain pages in orange and a few in pale blue which I am adding strips of the gingham paper to, and there are 4 teal pocket pages. This one is decorated with Cake from Robyn's Fetish repeated twice and coloured with Promarkers.

-will be here tomorrow, she is working too hard!
 
 Thank you Cazzy! Well....It's just gone one in the morning so I guess it's tomorrow!  And here's my card. I've used 'My Little Cook' as well, but used her the other way round, coloured her with Promarkers and of course done a bit of 3D-ing. All the papers I've used are from Cardmaking/Quick Cards magazines and the bunny-cup-cake ribbon I won from Crafty Ribbons one Easter. I was thinking of putting a Carrot Cake Recipe inside. (haven't done it yet!) I've also dolloped stickles glitter glue almost everywhere! The inside font is called Violety Crumble. Sounds yummy!
Just thought I'd show you this one too, an oldie from the past showing the same image. I've almost coloured her the same!


To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post.

Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button below. 


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

An InLinkz Link-up

The Quirky Silk Road Winners

Thank you for all the lovely projects you posted for this challenge, your really bring to us all Orient beauties. This was a hard choice for us.

Thank you to our fabulous sponsors:

The prizes for this challenge are:
1st place
This prize goes to JACKIE with this stunning and elegant card


2nd place: 3 images from Squigglefly
This prize goes to KEMLY with her lovely pagoda card.


3rd place: 2 images from The East Wind
This prize goes to ANGELA with her original hand drawn crane.


All you need to do is contact Cazzy, using the email link in the sidebar (if it doesn't work please comment then Cazzy will contact you), with your choice of digi images. Cazzy will arrange your prize to be sent and will send you a winner's badge.
We would love all of you to be Guest Designers in our next challenge in two weeks time, please tell us if you can (or if a later challenge fits better with you).

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.