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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.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Challenge #9 - Something beginning with S

Hello Quirky People, it's Lyn here with the 9th Quirky Challenge of 2014!  It's an easy one so I will expect to see a trillon entries! I want you to include in your crafty creation, (which can be anything crafty) Something Beginning With the letter...
See! Told you it was easy! Sun, sea, spring, summer, sewing, seaweed (seedweed?) silver, stickles, snow, sugar lips, strawberries, well, you get the picture! Don't forget to list your S's though. This fortnight we're sponsored by my favourite.... BUGABOO
with seven lovely digis for our winner!

We're also sponsored by our favourite ribbon people
Crafty Ribbons
AND Our third sponsor is the lovely  
Robyn's Fetish
To see last the last challenge winners go HERE

Here's some inspiration from our lovely guest designers...

“Hi, I am Desire Fourie from sunny South Africa and am so thrilled to be a guest designer here – thanks for having me.
I used this cute image from Bugaboo called AVA SWING to play with and you can purchase it here. Of course 'S'wing is my interpretation of anything beginning with an 'S'.My design is a centre step card, my favourite card design. The sentiment is a from Create with TLC.  The image and sentiment were coloured with H2O water colour pencils and dry chalks.  The flower embellishments were created with flower and circle punches and the tutorial for it can be found here on my blog.  The design paper are from BasicGrey and the bling and photo turns from my stash.Your can read a bit more about my card over at my blog, DOING LIFE www.desiref.blogspot.com

Bettina said S is for Snail, and S is for Shaped card, also S is for Stars (S for stamps on the mail too)! Good one Bettina. The cute snail image is called Snail Mail.

....and a few more crafty makes from our fabulous Design Team!!

We would love to welcome a new 4 challenge team mate....

Stella is full of Sunshine and Snark!  Stella, along with her dogs (from left to right) Stenton, Stewart, and Steel are having a Sunshiny day...or are they?  Well, anyone who's anyone knows Stella, and Stella is no slouch!  She won't let you get away with S@*#...unless it's her dog's S@*#!  Obviously Someone did Something to Send Stella in to a Stellar S@*# fit!  I hope it wasn't you!!! 

I love everything Stella, especially her Snarkiness!  Stella Tidbits - Ray of Sunshine is from Bugaboo, our generous sponsor for this challenge!  She was printed on Xpress Paper, colored with Copics, and fussy cut  I used Tim Holtz's Rays Layering Stencil and inked it with Mustard Seed Distress Ink to make the background.   A strip of green washi tape was added to the bottom.  The adorable Puppy brads are from Eyelet Outlet.


Hi, I read a beautiful quote: "Somewhere out there is a swing that misses you. You`re never to old for fun, swing, dance, sing, laugh and act silly"  and I love it. We always have to take some time for having fun.
For my project I used "Ava swing" in a gate fold card. The image was colored with Spectrum Noir, Prismacolor pencils and chalks.
Gemma - on sick leave

 I went with the obvious... Sunflower.  I have decided to make a set of tags, one for each month to decorate my space and this image (Flower name - Sunflower) is the first to be used for this project.  More pictures and details on my blog.

This is such a fun challenge, I can find so many Bugaboo images beginning with S for a start, and this one is Sock Monkey Sitting. He is sitting on Happy Birthday also from Bugaboo, and I just realised S stands for Spotty ribbon - from Crafty Ribbons of course, and S stands for for Scallops.
This image is Clown Six, he is on a Shaped panel (with Scallops), and there is more of that Spotty Ribbon, and Sparkly Stickles glitter glue, and Spotty paper. Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons.

Doris - on sick leave too.

And lastly here's my card...I've used two digi's from Bugaboo. One I already had (Deacon Swing) and the other (Ava Swing) was supplied especially for the challenge! S for Swing...Stripes, shoes, a screw brad, string, silver, sunflowers, (well....they're yellow!) and.... the pale blue back ground behind the swings  (PinkPetticoat) has tiny stars on it. There's also some mock stitching, swirls, some stickles glitter and I've used silicone glue!

Over to you now! Don't forget, please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button below. To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post.
Your entry must be a new creation, no back-dated entries (older than 10 days) allowed (yes we allow back dating!)and don't forget to mention in your post that you've entered a Quirky Craft Challenge!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Sandra, I think you are our most loyal fan, you comment on every post.

      Cazzy x

  2. Awesome challenge theme and dt creations. Thanks so much for having me as a guest, it was great fun xxx
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Congrats to Desire for a guest DT spot, I always enjoy her beautiful cards! Fun challenge and all of the designers have made lovely pieces for this challenge. ~Diane

  4. Lovely makes everyone, well done.

    Cazzy x

  5. A great challenge idea and some fab inspiration from the team. I hope you get lots of takers. Wynn xx

  6. Excellent DT creations and how lovely to see Desire with one of her marvelous makes. :-D
    Thank for this fun Challenge.
    IKE xxxx

  7. Thanks for all the inspiration DT, I just linked up my spring Treat Card:)

    Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
    Monica L.

  8. Beautiful creations!!! I LOVE all the great images.. Desire's card is gorgeous .. as usual :) Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  9. Thanks for a fun challenge! I came up with lots of 'S's on my card. Could have kept going, sandals, sky...
    Hugs, Wends x

  10. Fab work by the team! thanks for another fun challenge! xxD

  11. Love the Theme of the challenge. Wonderful DT inspiration. Thanks for the challenge. All the best Meg

  12. I am glad .Just found your blog and so excited to be here. Thanks for the fun challenge and stunning creations by DT's!


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