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.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Quirky thank you's and lots of news.

We have a lot of thanks to give out at the end of another Quirky Challenge year.

First of all Lyn and I would like to thank all of the Design Team members for their wonderful projects this year. We are sad that they all had to leave us, for various personal reasons, and we wish them all the best in the future.

We said goodbye to Gabriela a few weeks ago; really she said goodbye to us. We are saying goodbye to Monica, Doris  and Gabriela all at once - leaving just the two of us oldies!

This is the reason (apart from the fact I was ill in bed for most of the last two weeks) that you might not have got a comment on your entries, with a record number of fabulous entries and only the two of us - well it could take a while so maybe you will let us off this time round! Some people entered more than once, in some cases more than three times, of course those entries had to be deleted. If you get a comment on one of your entries, please accept it for all of them.

This is also why we are running a DT call, and the good news is we've actually had some good applicants  and three of them have joined the team so far - but we could do with a couple more, so if you would like to become part of our Quirky team please contact me and I will give you the details of what is involved.

Hot off the press: in 2016 Quirky challenges will be Monthly, starting on the first Sunday in each month and not 2 weekly, the reason for the change is because Lyn and I have a lot to deal with in our daily lives and it will take the pressure off quite a bit. It also means you might be more inclined to apply to join us! You might have seen this mentioned on our Facebook page.

We want to thank all of you Quirkettes for playing along with our Quirky challenges all year, without you there would be no challenge blog! We loved visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations, and we hope to see many more in 2016.

We want to give a BIG thank you to all of our sponsors during 2015, they provided us with some great prizes and wonderful images to use too. Here are the sponsors, they have made our challenges special, thank you all:

Crafty Ribbons sponsor Quirky Challenges

Crackerbox Palace

Crackerbox Palace

Digital Delights

Digital Delights

Ditzie Designs

Ditzie Designs

Jiggery Makery

Jiggery Makery sponsors Quirky Crafts

Limited Runs

Limited Runs

Meljen Designs (now closed down)

Meljen Designs

Robyn's Fetish

Robyn's Fetish

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

Sweet Pea Stamps (closed down)

Sweet Pea Stamps

That Craft Place

That Craft Place is sponsoring Quirky Challenges

The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe

So everybody can give themselves a round of applause now - hip hip hooray!

Don't forget to come back on Sunday 3rd January to meet the new team, and to find out about our first challenge of 2016!

Have a great Christmas, or Holiday break and see you in the New Year - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

WINNERS of Challenge #24 Quirky Christmas!!

Whoopee! Hi everyone Lyn here. Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas Challenge! It's Quirky's last challenge of the year. We very rarely stop and keep going on and on and.. so this year we needed a rest! (well, I did!)  First, apologies for not commenting on every entry, my computer 'said no!' And then every one on the team voted for different creations! So we took ages looking at all your fabulous works of art, it was soooo hard to decide! (which is why I'm late posting really!) But in the end.... here are our winners!!

First  we have Cicci  with this lovely card and winner of  a lovely prize from....
That Crafty Place!

Second we have Niki  with this fabulous book and winner of...
7 digi's from Bugaboo

And Third we have Marilyn's Snowmen Hats Treat Boxes! And winner of

 $5 Gift Voucher from Digital Delights!

Well done everyone! Please contact Cazzy (using the email link or the contact form if the link doesn't work) so that she can send you your personalised winner's badges and get your prizes on the way to you. We would love you all to be guest designers in one of our next challenges, starting in the NEW YEAR! Cazzy will also contact all those who emailed or left DT on their entries as soon as she's feeling a bit better! With any luck the results of the DT call will be posted sometime next week, applications by email are still welcome!

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to you All!

Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.