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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, 13 July 2014

Challenge #14 Reminder! Christmas In July with Die cuts (and/or Punches!)

 Hi Quirky Peoples! It's me again, Spyder Lyn to remind you all about my Quirky challenge!
Christmas In July with Die cuts
(and/or Punches!)
So!! We want to see your fabulous Christmas cards with Die-cuts and/or punches. We'd love to see all  Christmas creations whether they feature snow or sand! or if they're scrap-book pages, Altered Art, ATC's or  Journals. This challenge is sponsored by ..
Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

The prizes for this challenge are:
1st place - 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy Bear Store
2nd place- any 3 of the Dt´s chosen images
3rd place- any 2 of the Dt´s chosen images
See below post for the digi's we used last week and the creations made by our Guest Designers and Designer Team!!
Here's some more fabulous makes to get you in the mood and made those mojos work!
First a few from our Guest Designers

Jessi said "I used dies & punches to create a bit of a decorative swag under the image. The bottom layer is snowflakes stamped & embossed on diecut vellum, and then I've added punched branches. The centrepiece is a big loopy twine bow sewn into place with some bells to finish off. "

And some from our Designers....

Stichy Bear gave me Arctic Fox to play with and I know my mom will love this one!  This little guy cried out for an elegant home and so that's what she got!  More details of how he come together is on my blog...

 I was going to show you another bunny card, but he hopped off before I could take his picture! Instead I've used 'Four Calling Birds' coloured them in a mixture of computer colours and Promarkers and then added punched out Holly and berries as well as some punched out and embossed leaves. I've used a corner punch to round off the corners and a peel off, which is a die cut of sorts, saying Happy Christmas and covered it with stickles glitter glue. The holly paper was a freebie from a magazine.
 Inside I've used a  die-cut and added a stamped Happy Christmas message. And to make the lip in the money pocket I used a punch. Papers are from my stash.

Santa is getting ready for Christmas!!!!!
For this project, I made a window shadow box card, with this lovely "Sweet Santa" digi provided by our sponsor, Stichy Bear.
All the card was cut with a cutting file (as a die cut) and this cute Santa was colored with Spectrum Noir pens.
Here a closer look of the Sweet Santa.

I used Ike's Art Cracka Cat on this card, coloured with Promarkers, and the panels and paper are all die cut, I added some die cut holly leaves and berries too. It seems I have a cat thing goin on right now! Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

 Actually this is  just one of 4 variations I am making, I will add the rest later - I ran out of time!

Here we go, cat is now Siamese!

This cat was supposed to be a tabby, not sure it worked! 

Black and white cat?

 Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. To enter the challenge link your project HERE or scroll down to the InLinks button below. That's it! Get those snowflake  and holly punches out! And come and join in!
Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. FANTASTIC creations :-D Thank you for using one of my images Cazzy :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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