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 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.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

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


Hi!....I´m Myriam. For this new challenge
 we want to see your creativity and your beautiful projects!

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


This time we are sponsored by the wonderful 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


Chrissy used the lovely Buddy Time by Coosty Creations. A horse is transport of course!

 


Willeke used Drivers Ed by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and made a pretty easel card.

 
2 MONTH GUEST DESIGNER



I used Boy Riding Skateboard from StitchyBear Digital Outlet Store by Ken Benner and Distress Markers and water colored the background. 

DESIGN TEAM



For my trip I made a suitcase, and I used this great digi BSA Silhouette
from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Stamps







For my project I made a multifolded card with the beautiful digi "Air Balloons" provided by our sponsor. I used a blue color combo to make this card masculine. 



KEMLY

  Hi everyone! For this week, for my project I made a lovely card with the beautiful digi 
"Bride Carriage", from our sponsor.  In this card, I remember the arrival of a bride at her wedding. A loving way to use the means of transport .

CAZZY
I thought that Designated Driver by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps would be perfect for a thank you card for my Dad who has driven us to hospital a couple of times recently for appointments. The drink part of it doesn't apply but I liked the ticket so used it anyway. My Dad might be offended - he isn't bald!
Designated driver is a pack that comes with the digi of the driver, two or three different background papers, I have used one of them here, and several different tickets.

Surprise - it's an easel card! I used ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, with some cute little car buttons to make it stand up, and die cut the word "thanks" with IO dies.

DORIS
I just want to say I´m sorry, I´m late. I was at the hospital for the weekend. So, for this time I made a card using the Transportation Stamp Pack from our generous sponsor  Sitchy Bear Stamps. In addition to stamp I used Distress Ink from Tim Holts in some different colors and a metal embellishment.

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.