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, 30 August 2015

Challenge #18 - Quirky Home Sweet Home.


Hi everyone! Here's Kemly! 


We have a new challenge in Quirky Crafts Challenges!


Our theme challenge is: 
http://foreveramber.typepad.com/keepingitrealtor/page/26/


We want to see in your projects everything about your house or your dream house.
For example: a nice house, a window with flowers, in front of a beautiful house , a warm room, the warmth of home. Everything that reminds us of our home.





 Our Sponsor for this challenge is:

http://www.thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/


Our sponsor has generously provided two file sets for the Design Team 

and the Guest Designer to showcase, and three wonderful prizes too. 

Files sets come in several formats and can be used in various creative options, you can use them on electronic cutting machines or print and cut by hand.


The prizes are:


1st Prize: 3 sets from The Cutting Café store. 

2nd Prize: 2 sets from The Cutting Café store. 

3rd Prize: 1 set from The Cutting Café store.  



For some inspiration you share our projects:



GUEST DESIGNER

MARTHA

Martha made such a cute little house full of love using the 3d Houses file set, look at those roof tiles. We love it Martha!



DESIGN TEAM:




For me the perfect house is full of windows, light and air, so for my project I choose "Window Sill Shaped Card" cutting files, provided by our generous sponsor.






 For my project I made a WINDOW SILL SHAPED with many colorful flowers, thanks to our sponsor THE CUTTING CAFE





To my project I used 3D House Set. 
I made  a little house of dreams, full of flowers and some details with pink crystals representing small candies, such as sweet  should be a home .

For this week, I chose the 3D House file, from our amazing sponsor The Cutting Cafe. Come to my blog for more detail.

Cazzy will be along later - once she has mastered her new machine! Well that took a little longer than I hoped, but here I am!
Here it is at last, and probably could be better but not bad for a start. I made the smallest house from 3d Houses, and didn't make it open. I've added mosaic for the path, little flowers and dots of pink Liquid Pearls. I added lace round the box base and ric rac to the house.

Side view....

...back view with "gravel" path. the ric rac isn't quite right, looks worse now I see the photo!


To see who won the last challenge see the previous post below this one.

 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 #17 Quirky Embossing-Winners

Thanks to everyone who took part in last weeks challenge,
 we really enjoy looking at all your lovely projects.

We want to thank our generous sponsors:

 
1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd place: 3 images from Limited Runs Stamps
3rd place: 1 images from Robyn's Fetish

In first place we have:
 
 
 
You won 4 images of choice from Swee Pea Stamps
 
In second place we have:
 
 
 
You won 3 images from Limited Runs
 
In third place we have:
 
 
You won 1 images from Robyn´s Fetish

Congratulations to all of you, please contact Cazzy (using the email link or the contact form if the link doesn't work) so that I can send your personalised winner's badges and get your prizes on the way to you.
We would love you all to be guest designers in our next challenge, if you would like to, please tell me if you can - or a later challenge!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Challenge #17 "Quirky Embossing"- Reminder

Hi everyone!... it's reminder time!
Our challenge theme is:
Quirky Embossing
Requirements: Any kind of project with Embossing folders or dry embossing - any type of embossing will do - even fake embossing using die cuts.
Our fabulous sponsors are: 




And the prizes are:

1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd place: 3 images from Limited Runs Stamps
3rd place: 1 images from Robyn's Fetish

Guest Designer

GABRIELA


For my project use the cute mermaid "Pearl" coloured with Spectrum markers and dots embosing folder, thanks to our sponsor Limited Runs Digital.


DESIGN TEAM




I created a bookcard and I used the digi Dancing Like Nobodys Watching from our
sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps. I also used a Sheet Music Embossing Folder on a vellum sheet
  with distress inks and Flowers and Vines Embossing folder


My today´s project is a card I made using the Queen of Wonder image from Sweet Pea Stamps. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, some gems, and a sentiment. I also used emboss folder for the white and red background.



For this project, I had the honor to color this stunning "Blue Moon" digi, design by Joanne Schempp and provided by our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps. My embossing is over transparency film paper and colored with alcohol inks. Here is a detail of the embossed:




This cute digi is from Sweet Pea Stamps and is Lisa Victoria's Dragon Luck. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the flowers are punched and embossed with Nellie Snellen punch and emboss sets.




 
Hi everyone! This week in my card I used  the adorable image of Conie Fong's Feeling Fabulous (My Little Sunshine Series)- DIGI,.
of our sponsor Sweet Pea. 

I used framelies and embossing folders in my project.  





To enter the challenge link your project to the challenge post before this one click HERE or scroll down.
Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Challenge #17 "Quirky Embossing"

Hello...Myriam here with our new challenge post for you,
so hope you can play along with us....

I am sad to tell you that this is my last challenge with the Quirky Crafts team, I am leaving due to other commitments. I have really enjoyed this whole experience with the design team and obviously I learned a lot. I want to say thank you to the team for giving me the opportunity to share my ideas and to have been able to improve with every challenge!!!

Gabriela will be taking my place on the Design Team from challenge 18, she has been a great 2 month Guest Designer, and we will need another 2 month guest designer so if you are interested please let Cazzy know.

Now this week our challenge theme is:
Quirky Embossing
 
Requirements: Any kind of project with Embossing folders or dry embossing - any type of embossing will do - even fake embossing using die cuts.

 
Our fabulous sponsors are: 




And the prizes are:

1st place: 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps
2nd place: 3 images from Limited Runs Stamps
3rd place: 1 images from Robyn's Fetish


GUEST DESIGNER

Using Sweet Pea Stamps Cherry-Blossom by Helena Reiss Crafts-Too Dotd embossing folder and Frantage embossing powder.





I made an ecological setting for my card, I used the image MOLLY HARRISON LITLLE GIRL from our sponsor  SWEET PEA STAMPS and my tree stump is embossed with an embossing  folder.



DESIGN TEAM


For my project I made this tag with the digi Watermelon Margarita
 from our sponsor Limited Runs Stamps. The image was coloured with colors pencils. I used an embossing folder to emboss dots on my background.


For this new challenge, I worked a card. I used a dots embossing design all around the card with not very homogeneous lines. The image that I used: BD Shark Cupcake from Limited Runs. I used the Paper Piecing technique; then I used a wide blue ribbon and a sentiment The sentiment is in Spanish, because I plan to give this card to a special friend.





For my card I used embossing folders with distress inks and  "Art Deco Flower", digi provided by our sponsor Limited Runs.



  
Hi everyone! For my card, I used "Vintage Cupid", of our sponsor Limited Runs. On my card I used embossing folders with different designs and effects. 


I used Limited Runs Birds on a wire and Bird House, and gave them a background using embossing folders that were free with a magazine, there are three of them, and I enhanced the embossing with chalks.

This beauty is Helena Reis's Dia de los Muertos from Sweet Pea Stamps, I think she is gorgeous! I used a Sizzix Tim Holtz cracked glass embossing folder with Coordinations paper sanded to reveal black.


To see who won the last challenge click here or see the previous post below this one. 

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.






Winners for challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing.

It's winner's time, and we had a lot of fun with this challenge. We only had 10 entries but they were all good ones, and it is Summer holiday (vacation) time in the UK and elsewhere which probably affected entries a little.

To remind you we were generously sponsored by:

Who provided some great images to the team to show you and have provided all three prizes to our top three.

So here are our top three as voted by the team:

In first place we chose Stampartpapel with a very fishy card, loving those cut outs.





Congratulations  Stampartpapel, you have won  3 digital images of your choice .


In second place we chose Twisted Witch with this brilliant fisherman card complete with hooks, lures and netting and it is stitched round the edges too. Great sentiment and detail.




Congratulations Twisted Witch, you have won 2 digital images of your choice.


In third place we chose Nanna Connie with this very amusing pelican card. Loving the fish peeping out of his crop!


Congratulations Nanna Connie, you have won 1 digital image of your choice.

I've decided to make a new badge and that is for the DT's personal favourite entry, because we all vote differently (well not all of the time) sometimes our favourite entry doesn't make top 3, sometimes it does.

I would like to say my personal favourite entry which didn't make the top 3 was from:

I can't give you a prize sadly, but I can send you a special badge and you are invited to be a guest designer too.

Well done everyone who entered and congratulations to our top three. Please all of you contact me (Cazzy) using the email link or the contact form in the sidebar. I will send your personalised winner's badge and if you tell me your choice of digital images I will pass them to our sponsor for you.
We would love all three of you to be our guest designers in the next challenge, please tell me you can!


Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Reminder time: Challenge #16 Quirky's gone fishing.

Time to remind you of our challenge, we want you to play along with us because Quirky's gone fishing! Anything fish or fishing related can be entered to be voted into our top 3 and win a great prize from our sponsor:

Crackerbox Palace
Who provided us with all the fishing images and sentiments to show you today.

Prizes:


1º place: 3 digital images of choice 

2º place: 2 digital images of choice

3º place: 1 digital image of choice

HOT NEWS Vicky of Crackerbox Palace is so pleased with our examples she has put all of the fishing stamps used by the team on sale at 20% off - so go grab a bargain now!

A bit of Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby to inspire you.




For this project I made a boat shaped box, I used the image "Fisherman" from our sponsor CRACKERBOX PALACE






This week I made a card using the Trever image from Crackerbox PalaceI also used printed papers, an oval background, sentiment and distress ink.



MYRIAM



I made two cards and I used these beautiful images from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace!



"Life's better under de sea" ... until you´ll get fished.
A funny card made with "Smiley" digi provided by our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.









Hi everyone!! This week I made a fishing vest card. 
This funny worm is from our sponsor
CrackerBox Palace.

Cazzy
I used Smiley the fish with the funny worm and placed them in the jar with the fishing line coming from the "i" in line, the sentiment was also provided by Crackerbox Palace.
I've added some real shells, and micro beads and some ribbon that came from Crafty Ribbons a long time ago - oh and letters spelling Hi.

I made one edge wavy with my rotary trimmer so you can see the pale blue card insert behind when it is close.

To enter the challenge link your project to the challenge post before this one click HERE or scroll down.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.