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, 1 March 2015

Challenge #5.-Pretty in pink

Hi this is Monica and it´s my turn to set this new Quirky challenge.

Spring is about to begin and I thought it could be great if we begin to play with those lovely spring colors.

Inspirational picture


Challenge requirements: Make a project -any kind- that includes white and/or cream, pink, green, flowers, lace and/or ribbon.

For this challenge we have the pleasure to be sponsored by Stitchy Bear´s Digi Outlet


Prizes: 

 1st prize of 3 images of choice from the whole of the Stitchy Bear store

2nd prize any 3 of the DT's chosen images

3rd Prize any 2 of the DT's chosen images 


Stitchy has provided the team with some great images to use, some will be showcased this week and some next week in the reminder.

DT´s chosen images by designer:

Sentimental Susan:

Coosty Creations:
Baby girl Pack

Kaz Krafts:

Floppe Latte:

IkeSart:

Digi Blessings:

BB Kakes:

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps:


GUEST DESIGNERS:

We are so happy to welcome Deborah, our new two months guest designer. 
Deborah we love to have you here.




 I chose this image Beary happy Bloom cause I just can't wait for spring to come. When I saw this little image I imaged him sitting in a brightly colored flower pot and just had to have him for a sweet Mother's Day Pop-Up Card.


DESIGN TEAM:



Sweet color for this card!
I used this beautiful digi Nap Time from Stitchy Bear Stamps.




I love these Musical Hamsters by Sentimental Susan, and I know my Neice will love them too, she has pet hamsters, and plays musical instruments and loves pink! Musical notes also by Sentimental Susan.




I love to work with silhouettes, I think they always looks elegant and mysterious. That`s the reason I chose "Bonny Lass" this gorgeous silhouette.



DORIS


Hello everyone!! For this challenge I decided to use this sweet little bunny: Droppin In, provided by Stitchy Bear´s Digi Outlet. I used as an embellishment, some paper flower, ribbon and pearls.
  




Hi everyone! To this challenge, I used a lovely digi Young Girl. Of our sponsor
 This palette colours is my favorite. In my project I used ribbons, lace and flowers and a little key. My project is coloured with acuarelables pencil and Spectrum pencils. 
Nice week for all! 
  

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 #4 - Our Best Friend - Winners

Thank you so much for joining us and for playing along with my first challenge.
This was a hard choise, we had a lot of beautiful entries. 
Thank you for your support to this challenge.
I would like to thank both of our wonderful sponsors for generously allowing the team to use their images to create some fabulous examples, 
 so a big thank you to Bugaboo Stamps 




and Sweet Pea Stamps.

 



We can only have three winners and here they are:


In first place we have:

Coldwaters-My Little World of Craft


Congratulations My Little World of Craft, you have won 7 images of your choice from Bugaboo Stamps.



In second place we have:

Congratulations Deonna, you have won your choice of 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps.




In third place we have:




Congratulations KT Fit Designs, you have won 2 images of your choice from Bugaboo Stamps.



Please contact Cazzy, via the email link in the side bar, with your choices.  She will arrange for you to receive your prizes, and she will send your personalised winner's badges.
We would love you all to be Guest Designers in two weeks time, or later if you can't do that. Please tell me if you can do it - you will get a digi or digis to use too.


 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, 22 February 2015

Challenge #4 - Reminder "Our best friend"



Hi guys, Myriam here, it´s reminder time!!


The only rule for this challenge is to include the best friend

we can have: our pets!

It could be your dog, cat, fish, bird, etc and even your dream pet!




For this challenge we have two generous sponsors:






First Place will receive 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps

Second Place will receive 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps

Third place will receive 2 images from Bugaboo Stamps


GUEST DESIGNERS:



(Added again because it was left out until Friday and it is too gorgeous not to be seen - thanks to Lori for being a great 2 month Guest Designer and we hope we see lots more of her work).
Lori said: I usually find backgrounds on an image so hard but these images just guide you to try. I teamed it up with a simple punched border.




For my card I used the cat image from Bugaboo. I plan to use it when I am not talking to my husband ... LOL

 (I need one of these Lori - Cazzy x)

DESIGN TEAM



I've always loved horses. I think they are super smart animals
with a big heart!
My dream pet is a horse!!



For my second project I did a Easel Card for notes.
I used this lovely digi Regan Kubeceks puppy love from our




My dog, Lara, is the most loyal and funny friend that anyone can wish.. This lovely digi "Mini set dog blocks" provided by our sponsor Bugaboo is perfect to show all that funny faces that usually our dogs use to make.



Hi every one! To my project today, I made a card with my beautiful cat. She is my beautiful cat Bonnie , she is a beautiful young lady, playful and very spoiled . It is the first time I have a cat in the family and has been an adventure.
 In this project I used the beautiful digi from our generous sponsor  Sweetpeastamps.

Cazzy
Apologies to Bugaboo, I should have finished this one last week. I used the brand new Mini Set Kidz Clowns to make this card, it is so cute I couldn't resist. I remembered some freebie circus paper I had that was perfect too. I just kept wanting to add little details, like the ticket, pom poms, twine and button!


I made a detachable pin badge too.



Inside the card is decorated in the same theme. Shown here with the badge detached from the front. I can't have cats due to my family having allergies to them, our dogs like to chase the ones that come into the garden. It would be a fantasy for me to have cats! 


You know I have a thing about cute cat images don't you? Well this cat is so cute I had to show you, I don't think I have coloured it well, but I did my best. The cat image is from one of our great sponsors,  Sweet Pea Stamps and it is called Happy Himalayan by Concetta Kilmer.



Here is another Sweet Pea image,  A maiden and her unicorn by Concetta Kilmer.


Another Bugaboo image, Kidz Boy Puppy which reminds me of my grandson with our dogs. 


I made a frame using the gorgeous norma-burnells-olivia-and-peter-digi, from our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps, and using the Faber Castell watercolor pencil.


This is the most easy way to use the Digis and it is also beautiful. Just chose the color, print and cut. I used the Puppy-Love--heart-string_p_604.html digi, from Bugaboo Stamps.


Finally, I decide to make a Best Wishes card using this darling digi  Turtles--flower_p_1022.html., from our generous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. This time I used watercolor pencils, some gems and embellishments. 



To enter the challenge link your project HERE
Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.




Sunday, 15 February 2015

Challenge #4 - "Our best friend"

To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post

Hi...here Myriam! Welcome back!

To see who won the last challenge see the previous post below this one. We still have unclaimed prizes from previous challenges this year, please check to see if you won.

This challenge is about  "Our best friend".




The only rule for this challenge is to include the best friend
we can have: our pets!
It could be your dog, cat, fish, bird, etc and even your dream pet!

For this challenge we have two generous sponsors:



And are really happy to introduce a brand new sponsor:



 
PRIZES:

First Place will receive 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps

Second Place will receive 4 images from Sweet Pea Stamps

Third place will receive 2 images from Bugaboo Stamps


DESIGN TEAM:


I usually find backgrounds on an image so hard but these images just guide you to try. I teamed it up with a simple punched border.




For my first project I made a mini album from our pet: "Candy" a dachshund dog!
 I worked the image with Spectrum Noir markers!


For my second project  I used the lovely Conie Fongs puppy-love  digi,
provided by our sponsor Sweet Pea stamps.
I colored with a mix on Spectrum Noir markers and color pencils.




For this week project, I chose an imaginary pet 
-who doesn´t want to have a wise owl as a friend???-
The stunning digi Freya and Twinkle by Norma J Burnell from our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps, was just perfect.
This stamp is design in "zentangle" -a technique that creates beautiful images from structured patterns-; so I try to keep all the beauty of the patterns with my multicolouring. 
I used Graph´it Markers for skin, Spectrum Noir Pens for everything else and Polychromos pencils for shading.




Hi!! For this challenge in this week, I chose a cute  dog, like my little Tadeo.  He's my best friend when it comes out in the car.
He loves to walk with us and being a rescued puppy is very loving.
For that reason I chose SUMDOG+car from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps because this digi is wonderful and looks like my dog.

To my project I made a interactive moving card ( the car is moving). I coloured this digi with acuarelable pencils and Spectrum Noir Pencils.





DORIS - is moving house and will be a little late.





Here I am at last with my first project. I chose The Kitty Collector by Rebecca Sinz from Sweet Pea Stamps, and she has taken me several hours to colour with Promarkers. Some crazy cat lady, isn't she great!
Please excuse the photo, we have visitors over and I couldn't set up the mini photo studio, and tomorrow we are going to a funeral.
I hope to complete my Bugaboo project tomorrow night.




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 #3- Love is in the air- Winners.





 Hi everybody!! 
Thank you so much for all the projects to this loving challenge. It was a difficult decision among so many beautiful projects.

Adorable jobs!! And the winners are: 


1st Place: 

ELENA 


 
With Valentina wall  hanger, stunnig colours and beautiful details. 


You win: 3 images from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish







2nd place: 


BONNIE  


 
With you awesome job Key to my heart, adorable details and cute ribbons.  

You win:   $5 worth of images from Digital Delights.






3rd place: 

LORRAINE 





With a beautiful Snow Queen and your beautiful colours and details.



You win 1 image from Robyns Fetish.






Our generous sponsor  provide the prizes are: 











http://www.digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/



I invite you to visit their online stores.






Please contact Cazzy, via the email link in the side bar, with your choices.  She will arrange for you to receive your prizes, and she will send your personalised winner's badges.
We would love you all to be Guest Designers in two weeks time, or later if you can't do that. Please tell me if you can do it - you will get a digi or digis to use too.


 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.