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, 28 September 2014

The Quirky Falling Leaves.-Challenge 20

Fall has just begun!!!!!!



Leaves start changing it color: red, brown, orange, yellow are everywhere. Then slowly start to fall and cover the ground. What a beautiful and romantic season. Aaaaahhhhhh!!!

This is Monica and it´s my turn to set the challenge. Lucky you that have Autumn. This my favorite season, even though, I don´t have it in my country (Costa Rica).

This challenge is all about leaves, leaves falling and autumn colors. Just anything Autumn related goes. Let´s celebrate this romantic season with our projects.

This challenge sponsor is STITCHY BEAR´S that provided us with beautiful Autumn digis and papers.


PRIZES:
1rst prize: 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy Bear store.
2nd prize: 3 images from Dt´s chosen images.
3rd prize: 2 images from Dt´s chosen images.

DT´s chosen images:

Coosty Creations
Autumn Fruit Basket Digital Stamp and Paper Pack

Hope Jacare Doodles
Acorn Girl

Beary Dust Stamps
Angel Bear
My Weekend 1

My Heart Pieces
Baby Bee Enjoys The Fall

Ike's Art
Cuckoo Clock
Fall Cat
Leaf Pooch

Kaz Kraftz
Pumpkin Swirls

Crafty Girl Creations
Men are Like Pumpkins

Gingerloft
Standing Guard

GUEST DESIGNERS
Myriam used  My Weekend 1 and papers from  Autumn Fruit Basket Digital Stamp and Paper Pack and said "This card reminds me my aunt, that always makes me pick the falling leaves."

Lynne

I love using digital stamps because I can size them to my project and print as many as I need.  I actually printed two of this image so I could cut out and "pop" elements off the tag to create some dimension.
I painted both images using my Silks, an acrylic glaze that shimmers, and then cut out and adheared key elements to the base using foam pop dots.  Then I added a layer of Ranger Stickles and CTMH Liquid Glass for that final bit of sparkle.  A bit of fiber for texture, two colors of mats and a bit of poetry about Autumn finished off this lovely little lady. Pop on over to my blog for more details.

OUR DESIGN TEAM

We are welcoming Doris back to the team, also more good news - Kemly (who has been with us for a 4 challenge guest spot - you can apply for this using the tab at the top of the blog) has joined the team to replace Cindy who we said a sad goodbye to last week.
For my first today´s Challenge idea, I used the Angel Bear from Beary Dust Stamps. I made a box which I decorated with this beautiful image. For to paint it, I used Spectrum Noir, in the following combinations: Bear: GB10, GB8, EB5
Green leaves: DG3, CG2, CT1
Wine leaves: DR7, DR6, DR4
Yellow leaves: GB5, CT4, CT2
Orange leaves: CR10, GB5, OR1


And for my second one, I made a simple card using the Pumpkin Swirls from Kaz Kraftz. In addition I used some Prima flowers and the same color scheme for the image. Have a Great Week!!







For my falling leaves project, I made a tent card. 
On the back I add a tree with falling leaves. In front, I used this lovely "Baby Bee Enjoy The Fall", provided by our generous sponsor. 
The digi is attached to a string just to give the sense of the baby flying on the falling leave. 
For my card base I used craft cardstock, embossed with a Fall Leaves Folder and then distress with fall colors.



Hi! For my project I used Fall Kat  from  Stichy Bear our special sponsor.
My card has many beautiful colors of Autumn, with fall leaves. I like this season but we do not have it my country  the colours are wonderful.

 My project is colored with Aquarelle pencils and I used distress to the leaves of my card. 


I used Ike's Art Fall Cat coloured with Promarkers, I am rather fond of Ike's cats! I also used the lovely swirly paper from the Coosty Creations Autumn Fruit Basket Digital Stamp and Paper Pack, on the front and inside the card. I found some "ribbon" which is string, cord and wooden beads which I bought from Lidl ages ago, it was perfect for this card. 

 
Here I am, Monday afternoon, with my card...I used the  Pumpkin Swirls from Kaz Kraftz. I've 3D-ed the pumpkins, coloured with Promarkers and added Stickles Glitter, eyelash wool, ribbon and punched out leaves.  Although my phone downloaded the lovely papers, my old computer couldn't find them so I opted for some leaves and pumpkins papers I found whilst hunting through my files for them! The orange ribbon and the means to make the sentiment came from a tin case set from Laura Ashley. I've also added a stamp by Hero Arts using an autumn scene in aged mahogany, which I also used on the larger punched out leaves, plus orange and green Promarkers. The lower card has no glitter (I bet you never noticed!)
Pop over to my blog for more pictures.
To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post.

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 #19 Some Like it Hot, Summer Memories WINNERS

 Hi Quirky People! Lyn here. It's time to tell and show you the winners of our last challenge, Summer Memories! First thank you to our lovely sponsors, Bugaboo and Digital Delights!

First with this fab creation is
Well done Suzy!
You win 7 images of your choice from
 
 Second with this  lovely guys card is 
and winner of  a $5 voucher from  Digital Delights! 
 Digital Delights 
And our third prize goes to...
With this seaside card and wins two digital images from
Fantastic!! Hope to see you all again soon! Don't forget we'd also love to have you as Guest Designers in one of our future challenges! Email Cazzy about your prizes and becoming a Guest Designer and of course your Quirky badges to add to your side bars, by following the email link on our side bar!
 Thank you to everyone who entered. Don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Reminder Challenge #19 Some Like it Hot! Summer Memories,

 Hi Quirky people! Thank you for joining in with our .....
  Some Like it Hot! Summer Memories Challenge so far! This is a reminder that there's still a whole week to join in! Go HERE  or scroll down to join in.  At the moment, I'm hopefully sunning myself on a Cornish beach, but knowing my luck (This is Lyn by the way!) it's probably raining cats and dogs!  So, it's over to you! Go make something crafty, it can be virtually anything that reminds you of bygone summers.  They could be beach scenes, summer picnics, (I always think of sticky buns and wasps!) fishing for tadpoles, or crabs, hot rainy days, (even cold rainy days!) flowers, buzing insects, lots of bright colours or something completely different, it's up to you!! Can't wait to see some of those summer memories in your projects!
 Our fabulous sponsors for this fortnight are Bugaboo and Digital Delights.

 
  Our first place winner will receive 7 images of their choice from
Bugaboo

our second place winner will receive a $5 voucher from
Digital Delights! 
 Digital Delights

Our third prize is 2 images from Bugaboo.

     
 Here are a few creations by our Guest Designers

Myriam (Isha)


​I made a sunglasses card using the Beach Babe Britt stamp from our sponsor Digital Delights. My dad always loved to take us to the beach. We used to have a lot of fun!

And here's a few more fabulous projects  by our Design Team:


Bittersweet time for me... this is my last post as a design team member. :(  Thanks to all of you who have played along and keep doing so!  This Art Journal page was fun to create!  I used a background I had created in a class a few months ago and finished it off just for you!  Check out my blog for the how tos...




My Summer Memories are always related to hours spent by the shore, looking for shells, star fishes and sand dollars. This lovely "Isabella Beach"" reminds me myself as a little girl, just having fun with the most simple things of life.
I made a 3d card trying to give the sense of the little girl by the shore. My digi is colored with Spectrum Noir pens.


For this Summer Memories,  I used "Crab Boat",  that reminds me when my little sister played with a boat during one of our  family's trip in 1978.















I made a wave card which reminds this adventure. The digis is colored with coloured pencils.



Cazzy - I will be along later. I want to say a big thank you to Cindy for being a great Quirky teamie, and I hope we will see you around in future.

Phew - made it! This is not a finished project, I have decided it will make a lovely notebook but just don't have the time to finish it today, so I thought I would show you the panel as it is. The digis are all from Digital Delights, the little girl is Beach Babe Britt, and I added a coconut tree (which is part of the Jungle Buddies accessories set) and oysters (clams) with their trail of pearls, just like you would find on the average British beach (not), seriously it does remind me of the Torquay palm trees which grow in our hotel garden in Torquay, and there are lots of shells on the beach but no pearls! It is coloured with Promarkers, with Liquid pearl pearls, and Cosmic Shimmer sunglass lenses (second attempt - note to self: do not use Rock Candy Stickles for glasses ever again!). Papers are freebies.

I am also working on a Bugaboo project, hope to show you soon!

For this card I combined Summertime Peekers  - swim, Beach Baby 2 and Beach Monkey Swim to create a scene that reminds me of watching children swimming in the sea this summer. I used some pale blue beach hut printed vellum behind the die cut scene, fixed with fish brads.


Lyn - will be along later too!
 
Here I am! Late for my own challenge...it's about 2 in the morning but I have been away! I used Bugaboo's cute little fishing monkey...and gave him a friend, memories of Hubby John and brother in law, Alistair, fishing off Old Harry Rocks in a sinking boat! I've 3D-ed the little monkeys and coloured them with Promarkers. I have another card I'll add later...


 And as if by magic...Here's my next card added just before midnight Wednesday. Same Backing papers and that cute little swimming Bugaboo monkey, which I've 3D-ed.
 
 .I've coloured with Promarkers, added by own 'scene' plus, Stickles Glitter glue, a ribbon, a rub-on sentiment and a seahorse charm. Still time to jpin in!

 
We have wonderful news - Doris is back on the team! Welcome back Doris!

 Doris 
Super excited to return to the home of The Quirky Crafts Challenge. I want to share this little card that I made using the BeachM Fish image, wish is provided by our amazing sponsor BugabooIn this case I use the Spectrum Noir to paint it and some SVG files for the background. Hugs!!

You have until Saturday 27th Sept at midday UK London time to enter, lets see your Summer memories now!

Any crafty project is acceptable as usual as long as it goes along with our theme. Before you link up please add a link to Quirky Crafts Challenges to your post - or you will not be able to enter - then 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 you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link.
 To enter the challenge, scroll down to the next post or link your project HERE.  

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Challenge #19 A Quirky Bit Hot? Summer Memories

 Hi Quirky people, it's me here (Lyn) Ready for our next challenge? And what have I chosen this time round? Well, I'm on my way to Cornwall hoping that this coming week will be hot hot hot! So how about... 
 Some Like it Hot! Summer Memories, 
which can be virtually anything that reminds you of bygone summers. Did they always feel hotter when you were younger? Were the skies bluer? I think they were! So let's see some of those summer memories in your projects! They could be beach scenes, summer picnics, fishing for tadpoles, or crabs, hot rainy days, (even cold rainy days!) flowers, buzing insects, lots of bright colours or something completely different, it's up to you!!
Our fabulous sponsors this fortnight are Bugaboo and Digital Delights.


 
 Our first place winner will receive 7 images of their choice from
Bugaboo


our second place winner will receive a $5 voucher from
Digital Delights! 
 Digital Delights

Our third prize is 2 images from Bugaboo.


Here's some fabulous creations from our Guest Designers!

I made a 3D stand up card using the Beach Monkey - Fish stamp from our sponsor. It made me remember how much I always wanted to go fishing in summer but I could never enjoy such an experience.



 Sherryn also used Beach Monkey - Fish and made an easel card, love the bottle top with the anchor.





For my project I used "Isabella Beach" from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. This sand castle pop up card reminds me a family trip to the beach, when I was a child, by 1978.


And our design team!

I started with this cute Brats Birthday Girl Word Search - Happy Birthday as I am a summer baby!  So two lucky people are going to receive these postcards near their birthday:) 
I couldn't make up my mind what to use, so I dug into my Bugaboo folder and made this 'Wish You Were here' beach scene card starring five Bugaboo images, three of them have been 3D. I've added eyelash wool and little orange crabs cut from a Woodware Punch. The Surf 's Up paper was from a Crafty Magazine. More on my Blog!





For me, there are no Summer memories without a good red and juicy piece of watermelon. It was my childhood snack all the Summers. I remember my mother cutting a large watermelon and giving us those large pieces, and we running outside to eat it.
For my watermelon box, I used "Summer Butterfly Bear Watermelon" from our sponsor Bugaboo. I colored it with Spectrum Noir pens.

Poor Cazzy has hurt her arm so may not be here today. Get well soon Cazzy!
Thanks Lyn, I am much better now and this is the first crafting I have done for a week because I was not supposed to be using my right arm - good job I am left handed!



I've done a beach scene card too! I think Lyn's is better than mine though. I used lots of happy crab images, scuba crab, boating crab and one building sand piles (and there are lots more cute crab images available), as well as Fried Chicken and a seahorse (which we featured in a previous challenge) from Bugaboo. I coloured them with Promarkers, added some glossy accents then painted the sea with mica paints. I added a little brass lighthouse charm on twine, and inside is blue and white striped paper to match the twine.

I hope to use the image from Digital Delights soon, in any case you will find a great project made with it in the reminder post next week!

 To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post. Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button below.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.