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, 23 August 2015

Challenge #17 "Quirky Embossing"- Reminder

Hi everyone!... it's reminder time!
Our challenge theme is:
Quirky Embossing
Requirements: Any kind of project with Embossing folders or dry embossing - any type of embossing will do - even fake embossing using die cuts.
Our fabulous sponsors are: 




And the prizes are:

1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd place: 3 images from Limited Runs Stamps
3rd place: 1 images from Robyn's Fetish

Guest Designer

GABRIELA


For my project use the cute mermaid "Pearl" coloured with Spectrum markers and dots embosing folder, thanks to our sponsor Limited Runs Digital.


DESIGN TEAM




I created a bookcard and I used the digi Dancing Like Nobodys Watching from our
sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps. I also used a Sheet Music Embossing Folder on a vellum sheet
  with distress inks and Flowers and Vines Embossing folder


My today´s project is a card I made using the Queen of Wonder image from Sweet Pea Stamps. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, some gems, and a sentiment. I also used emboss folder for the white and red background.



For this project, I had the honor to color this stunning "Blue Moon" digi, design by Joanne Schempp and provided by our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps. My embossing is over transparency film paper and colored with alcohol inks. Here is a detail of the embossed:




This cute digi is from Sweet Pea Stamps and is Lisa Victoria's Dragon Luck. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the flowers are punched and embossed with Nellie Snellen punch and emboss sets.




 
Hi everyone! This week in my card I used  the adorable image of Conie Fong's Feeling Fabulous (My Little Sunshine Series)- DIGI,.
of our sponsor Sweet Pea. 

I used framelies and embossing folders in my project.  





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, 16 August 2015

Challenge #17 "Quirky Embossing"

Hello...Myriam here with our new challenge post for you,
so hope you can play along with us....

I am sad to tell you that this is my last challenge with the Quirky Crafts team, I am leaving due to other commitments. I have really enjoyed this whole experience with the design team and obviously I learned a lot. I want to say thank you to the team for giving me the opportunity to share my ideas and to have been able to improve with every challenge!!!

Gabriela will be taking my place on the Design Team from challenge 18, she has been a great 2 month Guest Designer, and we will need another 2 month guest designer so if you are interested please let Cazzy know.

Now this week our challenge theme is:
Quirky Embossing
 
Requirements: Any kind of project with Embossing folders or dry embossing - any type of embossing will do - even fake embossing using die cuts.

 
Our fabulous sponsors are: 




And the prizes are:

1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd place: 3 images from Limited Runs Stamps
3rd place: 1 images from Robyn's Fetish


GUEST DESIGNER

Using Sweet Pea Stamps Cherry-Blossom by Helena Reiss Crafts-Too Dotd embossing folder and Frantage embossing powder.





I made an ecological setting for my card, I used the image MOLLY HARRISON LITLLE GIRL from our sponsor  SWEET PEA STAMPS and my tree stump is embossed with an embossing  folder.



DESIGN TEAM


For my project I made this tag with the digi Watermelon Margarita
 from our sponsor Limited Runs Stamps. The image was coloured with colors pencils. I used an embossing folder to emboss dots on my background.


For this new challenge, I worked a card. I used a dots embossing design all around the card with not very homogeneous lines. The image that I used: BD Shark Cupcake from Limited Runs. I used the Paper Piecing technique; then I used a wide blue ribbon and a sentiment The sentiment is in Spanish, because I plan to give this card to a special friend.





For my card I used embossing folders with distress inks and  "Art Deco Flower", digi provided by our sponsor Limited Runs.



  
Hi everyone! For my card, I used "Vintage Cupid", of our sponsor Limited Runs. On my card I used embossing folders with different designs and effects. 


I used Limited Runs Birds on a wire and Bird House, and gave them a background using embossing folders that were free with a magazine, there are three of them, and I enhanced the embossing with chalks.

This beauty is Helena Reis's Dia de los Muertos from Sweet Pea Stamps, I think she is gorgeous! I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz cracked glass embossing folder with Coordinations paper sanded to reveal black.


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 for challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing.

It's winner's time, and we had a lot of fun with this challenge. We only had 10 entries but they were all good ones, and it is Summer holiday (vacation) time in the UK and elsewhere which probably affected entries a little.

To remind you we were generously sponsored by:

Who provided some great images to the team to show you and have provided all three prizes to our top three.

So here are our top three as voted by the team:

In first place we chose Stampartpapel with a very fishy card, loving those cut outs.





Congratulations  Stampartpapel, you have won  3 digital images of your choice .


In second place we chose Twisted Witch with this brilliant fisherman card complete with hooks, lures and netting and it is stitched round the edges too. Great sentiment and detail.




Congratulations Twisted Witch, you have won 2 digital images of your choice.


In third place we chose Nanna Connie with this very amusing pelican card. Loving the fish peeping out of his crop!


Congratulations Nanna Connie, you have won 1 digital image of your choice.

I've decided to make a new badge and that is for the DT's personal favourite entry, because we all vote differently (well not all of the time) sometimes our favourite entry doesn't make top 3, sometimes it does.

I would like to say my personal favourite entry which didn't make the top 3 was from:

I can't give you a prize sadly, but I can send you a special badge and you are invited to be a guest designer too.

Well done everyone who entered and congratulations to our top three. Please all of you contact me (Cazzy) using the email link or the contact form in the sidebar. I will send your personalised winner's badge and if you tell me your choice of digital images I will pass them to our sponsor for you.
We would love all three of you to be our guest designers in the next challenge, please tell me you can!


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, 9 August 2015

Reminder time: Challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing.

Time to remind you of our challenge, we want you to play along with us because Quirky's gone fishing! Anything fish or fishing related can be entered to be voted into our top 3 and win a great prize from our sponsor:

Crackerbox Palace
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

HOT NEWS Vicky of Crackerbox Palace is so pleased with our examples she has put all of the fishing stamps used by the team on sale at 20% off - so go grab a bargain now!

A bit of Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby to inspire you.




For this project I made a boat shaped box, I used the image "Fisherman" from our sponsor CRACKERBOX PALACE






This week I made a card using the Trever image from Crackerbox PalaceI also used printed papers, an oval background, sentiment and distress ink.



MYRIAM



I made two cards and I used these beautiful images from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace!



"Life's better under de sea" ... until you´ll get fished.
A funny card made with "Smiley" digi provided by our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.









Hi everyone!! This week I made a fishing vest card. 
This funny worm is from our sponsor
CrackerBox Palace.

Cazzy
I used Smiley the fish with the funny worm and placed them in the jar with the fishing line coming from the "i" in line, the sentiment was also provided by Crackerbox Palace.
I've added some real shells, and micro beads and some ribbon that came from Crafty Ribbons a long time ago - oh and letters spelling Hi.

I made one edge wavy with my rotary trimmer so you can see the pale blue card insert behind when it is close.

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, 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.

UPDATE: HOT NEWS Vicky of Crackerbox Palace is so pleased with our examples she has put all of the fishing stamps used by the team on sale at 20% off - so go grab a bargain now!


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. 


DORIS
I´m so sorry, I´m late. My today´s project is a tag using the Smiley and Teach a Man images, from our great sponsor Crackerbox Palace. This time I used some Silhouette Cameo tools and different printed papers. See you soon!!




 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.