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.

On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.
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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Quirky Challenge #13. 2011 - Lyn's recipe theme box

Hi peoples! It's time for another Quirky Challenge! This time it's my turn (Lyn) to set the theme and I thought I'd do something other than a sketch as I always do a sketch. I've chosen instead something that will give you more choice but at the same time still be a bit of a Quirky challenge! This time I've come up with...

A Recipe Theme Box!
All you have to do is choose any three or more of the squares (or even all of them if you feel very creative and confused!) and make something crafty, ie... you might like to choose to use Acetate, Ribbon and three backing papers, with a digi...or, five flowers, Pink and blue and Embossing. The idea is to use no less than three of the boxes or more. Any questions just ask!!
This challenge is kindly being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons!


The Design Team's chosen winner will receive a yummy selection of strawberry ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. Aren't they just too scrumptious!!

And!! we are happy to announce a new and second sponsor for this challenge


The winner of the public vote will be able to choose EITHER 5 Robyn's Fetish digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set. How fabulous is that!


Now...because this challenge has a wide choice of embellishments to add to your crafty makes, we on the team have had a little chin-wag, and would really much like you to mention in your Post or your link back to us, what you have used on your creation,ie on your list of challenges please add Quirky Craft-Theme Box. I've used, five flowers, embossing, ribbon, and a stamped image...or whatever you've used. Okay?! Thank you!
And now for the DT and GDT fabulous makes. First we have...
Guest Designer Jeanette Waters on behalf of Robyn's Fetish has made a fabulous card. Jeanette used the English Tea Cup image on this elegant card.


Guest Designer Judy used the strawberry image and the English tea cup on her fabulous Easel card, isn't is just gorgeous! See more images on her blog.

Guest Designer Darling Ho also used the English tea cup on this pretty pink card.

Also went for the tea cup stamp for her contribution and used 3 backing papers (the third is printed on the mat with the cup), lace, coffee and cream colours, the digi image of course, and five flowers..(if you count the ones on the cup!)

Spyder
I've used Puppy Paws (I've darkened his eyes a little bit more) with three papers, coffee & cream, four card candi, four brads, five flowers (one's a double), embossing and a raffia ribbon.

Cazzy used the Its a Dragonfly Day image and the Polka Dot Dreams paper pack to make her card, with some Crafty Ribbon's ribbon. So got the papers, also 4 brads, ribbon, pink and blue and an embossed sentiment. There are actually 7 flowers.

Caro used the Puppy Paws digital image with a ribbon and the colours coffee and cream





Come back and vote for your favourites on Friday 1st July after 18:00 or Saturday 2nd of July before 17:00 BST.

Oh and by the way if you can't vote on this post you need to click on the big lovely Mr Blue Froggy just below this and it will take you to the collection where you will be able to vote. Only one vote per entry is allowed, and if you think you have voted twice don't worry it won't count them both!



The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.



Sunday, 19 June 2011

Challenge #12 Under The Sea Winners!

Afternoon everyone! Lyn here. Thank you all for joining us in Diane's fabulous Challenge Under the sea. Wasn't there some 'fin- tastic' creations!
The winner of the Design Team Choice..is...oh wow this was very hard, we all liked so many different ones!! But after recounting our votes, (I have a code) we chose Lori who wins 3 lovely digi images of her choice from our sponsor Digital delights by louby loo! with this amazing card. So much detail!
We would love you Lori to join us as a Guess Designer in one of our future challenges! Please contact Cazzy via the link on the side bar. Also please take a Quirky Winners Banner to place on your side bar with a link back to us!!

Well you all know who the public voting winner is!!! Leah The Orange! With a Cute little fishy-wishy coloured with Prismacolor pencils! Well done! A really fabulous make, I love the sparkly seaweed! We would also love to invite you, to join us as a Guest Designer on one of our next challenges! (go on say yes, coz there's bound to be a freebie in it for you!) Please contact Cazzy, her link is on the side bar and also take a Quirky Winners banner!

Pop back later to see what the next challenge will be...it's my turn (Spyder) to set it...and no...it's not a sketch this time! (well...there's a first!) Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Challenge 12- Under The Sea.

It's my turn again (Diane). This one has come around very quickly...doesn't time fly?

This time I decided not to tax everyone too much by giving a certain style to follow. I just have a theme for you of Under The Sea. It can be whatever you want...as long as it has an under the sea connection.
We have a lovely sponsor for this challenge....we are very lucky to have wonderful sponsors for our challenges, and this time around it is Digital Delights By Louby Loo.



The winner of the Design Team Choice will receive 3 lovely digi images of their own choice from our sponsor.

Our Design Team Winner and the Public Vote Winner will also get the chance to be a Guest Designer in the future and the right to display our sought after winners badge on their blog.

Our Design Team have been busy as usual to give you some inspiration. We were given some lovely stamps to work with. Here are some ideas from our latest guest designers, and the design team, feel free to visit our blogs (see side bar for details) to see how we made our examples, and to nab Spyder's latest freebie!

Guest Designer Bev G loved these images so much she made two cards, the first using the Whale on a 3D sea.



Bev G's second card using the Mermaid, just check out those real shells! Visit Bev's blog so find how she got that gorgeous shiny background!

Guest Designer Kelly made a very pretty Mermaid and clam card, love the pearls and the colour combo Kelly!


Guest Designer Goldie also made two cards, the first is a side step card using all the images and again real shells, to see more images of this lovely detailed card hop over to Goldie's blog.

Goldie's second card is a fabulous window shaker card, again there will be lots more images on Goldie's blog.

I love these images..I have used promarkers to colour in the image and then a glaze over the top to create the wet look on the scales of the mermaid. This one is destined to be a birthday card for my 3 year old niece.
My nephew is into all things under the sea so I used most of the images (except the mermaid) and combined them with his favourite TV characters (Octonauts) to create a card I know he will love for his 4th Birthday!

Lyn's
also used the mermaid on an acetate window and some real shells.

Cazzy (late again) used the whale and clam with the Under the Sea background stamp.


Come back and vote for your favourites on Friday 17th June after 18:00 or Saturday 18th of June before 17:00 BST.

Oh and by the way if you can't vote on this post you need to click on the big lovely Mr Blue Froggy just below this and it will take you to the collection where you will be able to vote. Only one vote per entry is allowed, and if you think you have voted twice don't worry it won't count them both!


The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.




Challenge 11 Winners!!!

Hello everyone...thanks for dropping by to see who won Challenge 11.
Challenge 11 was set by our Lyn (Spyder), who gave us two sketches to work with. We were told we could choose either one, and we could do cards, ATCs, Scrap pages...anything really. What a lot of choice! We also had a great sponsor for the challenge in The Cutting Cafe..
The cutting cafe blinkie

The Cutting Cafe have very generously donated a prize of 3 sets of digistamps....yes 3 sets!! to  be given to the winner of the Design Team Choice...who is Judy. Here is Judy's winning entry.


Huge congratulations to you. Please contact Cazzy via the link in the sidebar who will give you details of how to claim your prize, and let her know if you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for the next challenge. Do help yourself to a winner's badge from the sidebar too.

As regular followers will know we also have a public vote, and the winner of the public vote is Darling Ho with this pretty card. Well done, we also liked this card very much.

Please help yourself to a winners badge from the sidebar and contact Cazzy if you would like to join us as a Guest Designer for the next challenge

Thank you to all our entrants to this challenge, please pop back later today for the launch of Challenge 12.

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.