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, 19 April 2015

Challenge #8- Blooming Quirky. - Reminder.




 Hi everybody!! A new week!! We are so happy for our beautiful projects!!  Many flowers in this challenges, pastel colors in yours creations!!  It's wonderful!!

For your inspiration  this photo:


 To this challenge the requirements are: 

1. Use: This color palette. 

or

2. Use: Many flowers. 

or 

3. Use both: Color palette and many flowers.



 Our generous sponsor: 

http://www.crackerboxrubberstamps.com/index.php?ukey=home



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.


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


Guest Designers:

Chrissy used that lovely gerbera flower with the cracked pot which she paper pieced, a lovely tall card!


 JEAN



Jean used Spring Goddess and the word "Spring" (both available from Crackerbox as stamps or digi images) on her gorgeous card, with lots of pinks and blues.


It is a swing card, so it has the flowerpot and the flowers inside, also in pink and blue, with some additional die cut flowers in the corner - very pretty Jean.





2 month GD


I used Crackerbox stamp - SeaBreeze, with TH Distress inks used as watercolors, with DCW paper stack. Used lots of flowers from my stash and MS butterfly punch, pearls and corner dazzles, Spellbinder Devine Floral Die.




DESIGN TEAM:

 
MYRIAM




For this card I used 2 flowers from our sponsor CrackerBox Palace 

 


Today, I made a card using the beautiful Summer image, provided by Crackerbox Palace.

MONICA


 
For my reminder project, I chose to work with this stunning silhouette digi "Sea Breeze", provided by our sponsor and coloured with distress inks.


KEMLY
 



Hi! To this week, in the reminder project, I made a card, I used the digis  flowerpot, tulips and Bunny back. These digis are provided by our sponsor. Crackerbox Palace

I used acuarelables pencils, Spectrum Noir Pencils and Distress Inks.



CAZZY
I have the rubber stamp of this Sea Breeze scene, but I used the digi version today which I changed to print pink onto blue cardstock.  I also printed the daisy flower on the blue card and added colour with Koh-i-Noor pencils. Simply mounted on a blue and white striped card blank.


This bunny is so cute, I printed it and the flower and flowerpot onto blue card then added some colour with my Koh-i-Noor pencils, then cut them all out. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.












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

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! {Reminder post:} To enter the challenge link your project to the challenge post before this one click HERE or scroll down. {Add the link to the challenge post to the word HERE} {Winner's post} Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge! {delete all the words in curly brackets}
Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


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.