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, 19 October 2014

Challenge #21 Reminder to Let's Quirky Frame it.

It is reminder time and I want to see those frames, in your image, round your image - lets Quirky frame it!

I forgot to find a video last time, but how about this one?


Here is a reminder of our sponsors and prizes.

Our first prize winner will win:
7 images from Bugaboo

Our second place winner will win:
3 images from The East Wind

Our third place winner will win:
2 images from Bugaboo.

Now it is time for some more inspiration for you.


This card features a window frame, the image is from Bugaboo of course and is called Snow Friends Window. Look at the snowfolk peeping into the room! Ribbon by Crafty Ribbons.


Here is a spooky creepmas card, and I am not sure who I will give it to! The image from Bugaboo is called Make it Snappy - Skelekinz Merry Christmas. The image has a built in frame, which I coloured blue with Promarkers and added dots of Distress Stickles.

This beauty is from The East Wind and is called Kettle Mon Amour. This time my frame is a die cut one. Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.


For my first reminder project, I made a Christmas tree frame card and added this beautiful "Christmas Kettle Mon Amour"digi provided by our sponsor "The East Wind". I love all the shimmer and bright of the Christmas season, so I used red and green glitter cardstock for the frame and the base; and added more shimmer with glitter tule. I colored the digi with Prisma Color pencils (trying to improve my shades, still a lot of practice to go".

For my second reminder project, I a flourish frame card and added a pair of animal print high heels to honor the funny sentiment from the "Frame it-Cinderella" provided by our sponsor Bugaboo. The digi is also colored with Prisma Color pencils, and for the background I used a little distress ink.


Hello every one, this is Doris and I want to share with my reminder projects. For my first one, I used this awesome image from Bugaboo, and you can find it, just clicking here: Fairy-Christmas_p_3826.html. For this image I used a few colors and for the shadow I just used the IG3 marker color.

My second one is a gorgeous image from THE EAST WIND and, she is Digital Stamp- Lucy Loo 'Queen of hearts' -300dpi jpeg/png fi.... . As the last week, I´m using the Spectrum Noir markers and, I used the Ice Gray colors for the main image. I also used the DR7, DR6 and CR11 for the red details. Have a colorfull week!!!
Here's my second make for this Frame It Challenge using Lucy Loo Mirror Mirror from The East Wind. I've cut her out and fixed her to some really shiny mirror card, added eyelash wool, gems, glitter and a corner die-cut.
 
And here's my third card, using a Bugaboo Harry Potter digi in its own frame. The paper, or card I've used came from a TV craft program some years ago and this is the first time I've used it. I've 3D-ed Harry and his owl, printed him out over some blue snowflake paper by PinkPetticoat, added Glossy Accents to his glasses, stars, loads of Stickles Glitter, a pompom and my own sentiment in the blank space.




A chocolate box for my friend on her graduation!!! I used the Ava grad diploma stamp from Bugaboo!



I love Paris. I hope I can be there someday!!! I used Lucy Loo Voyage from The East Wind.







To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Challenge #21 Let's Quirky Frame it.

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

Welcome to a new challenge, set by me (Cazzy) and I hope you will love it. I am not here, I am in Devon and so will be a little late replying to winner's and sending badges etc.

The challenge is called Let's Quirky Frame it, and all you need to do is include a frame, frame an image, an image with a frame in it already, make your own, door frame - any sort of frame.

We have two generous and amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Bugaboo and The East Wind.

Our first prize winner will win:
7 images from Bugaboo

Our second place winner will win:
3 images from The East Wind

Our third place winner will win:
2 images from Bugaboo.

Now it is time for some inspiration for you.

Guest Designers.


Image is ‘Aurora’ Daisy from The East Wind shop,
Coloured with Promarkers,
Frame is made from Kraft card, embossed with a wood grain embossing folder and inked with
Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs. Then sized to fit to the image and each section was curved to make it dimensional.
Then adhered to a backing piece of Kraft card.
My daughter was fascinated with this project. 
She loved it! As soon as she saw it, she put it in her wall!!
For this proyect, Myriam used Chinese Live Love Laugh Symbols from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps
For her second project, Myriam used Aurora Vine from our sponsor The East Wind

Design Team

 Scene-it--AKV-halloween-scene from our great sponsor.Hello everyone!! For this amazing challenge, first I want to say I had a really fun time. Then I chose the stunning Scene-it--AKV-halloween-scene  from our amazing sponsor Bugaboo. As each week I worked with Spectrum Noir markers and of course, I used a green frame as a requirement challenge. I invite you to have fun, participating of our challenge.


My second project is a reminder cork frame in which I used the digital-stamp-lucy-loo-scent-of-spring from our sponsor THE EAST WIND. Enjoy the challenge!!


For my first card I used Lucy Loo Mirror Mirror from The East Wind. I coloured Lucy with Promarkers and Spica pens and mounted her on an arch card, added lace and buttons, and here we have a little spooky card! Lucy is emerging from a mirror frame.

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I used  Make it Snappy - Hay There from Bugaboo for my second card, which is one of the Frame It range of images which comes with a built in frame. It comes with the sentiment and blank so you could use your own. Once again it is coloured with Promakers, and simply mounted on designer paper.

For my first project I used the lovely Aurora Vine from our sponsor The East Wind. Colored with Prismacolor pencils. I add a little bit of 3d crystal lacquer to add some dimension to the collar and the head flowers.

For my second project I used Frame it.-Marilyn Quote from  our sponsor Bugaboo. Colored with Prismacolor pencils. To add some dimension, I 3d Marilyn`s head.
Lyn
Here's my first card. I've used a Bugaboo framed image, coloured with Promarkers. I used the same colours to make the strippy paper as I used to colour the digi.  The black card is also a frame. Both the guy and the woman, plus the cup have been 3D-ed





Hi! I used for my first project. Aurora Daisy. From The East Wind. I coloured with acuarelables pencils. I used a frame to make a card.





For my second project I used Girl puppy love.  From Bugaloo Stamps. Also I coloured with acuarelables pencils. I make a card with a frame.






Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


Challenge #20 The Quirky Falling Leaves.-Winners.

Hi!!
This was a hard choise, we had a lot of beautiful Autumn entries. Thank you for your support to this challenge.

Here are the winners to "The Quirky Falling Leavesvchallenge:

-First place is for Coldwaters, with this stunnig Atumn card. 
You win 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy Bear store



-Second place is for Christine Garner, with her lovely hedgehog card. 
You win 3 images from Dt´s chosen images



-Third place is for Keeley, with this beautiful mixed media Autumn canva. 
You win 2 images from Dt´s chosen images.



You will find Dt´s chose images HERE.

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 our fabulous sponsor STITCHY BEAR, for us is always a pleasure to work with your  beautiful digis.

And 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, 5 October 2014

The Quirky Falling Leaves.-Challenge 20 Reminder

Monica here to remind you our 20th challenge.




Just to honor this lovely Season, remember, this challenge is all about leaves, leaves falling and autumn colors. Just anything Autumn related goes.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear, that provided us with beautiful images and digital paper for our projects and also gives three lovely prizes for this challenge winners (you can find more about the prizes here).

GUEST DESIGNERS

Myriam
I love pumpkin ... It's so sweet and delicious. In many places this is pumpkin time. I used Acorn Girl on my tag.



DESIGN TEAM

Happy New Week !! I give you my project for this week. The image I used, includes a message and can be used as a gift card or can be used as an accessory for the table or as part of a LO. I used the  Cuckoo Clock and  Men are Like Pumpkins images from our sponsor STITCHY BEAR´S, I also used as a background the Autumn Fruit Basket Digital Stamp and Paper Pack. Like last week I used Spectrum Noir in the same range of colors.





Hi, for this reminder I chose to use this stunning digi "Cuckoo Clock" from our sponsor Stitchy Bear.
It is so beautiful, that I try to keep all the original lines, so I colored it with a mix of Spectrum Noir Pens and Prisma Color Pencils, trying to give a Autumn country look. I added some extra leaves on a 3d Card, trying to pop up the Cuckoo.

 Just for a change from Ike's cats I decided to use Ike's Dog -Leaf Pooch. He is so happy I thought sending smiles was a perfect sentiment, and it is a Hero Arts stamp. I even found some ribbon with Autumn leaves on it.
This image is so funny, it is called Standing Guard. The dog looks like he might attack that scarecrow any minute! So again I thought this would make someone smile and used the same sentiment stamp, this time I used different ribbon.


 KEMLY

Hi! For this reminder I used BB Kakes Weekend 1. I love this digi of our sponsor Stitchy Bear. My job is a 3D Card and an autumn maple tree. My project is coloured with acuarelable pencil. 


Lyn
 
Evening! I mean morning...it's just after midnight! Monday... Here's my card. I've used Standing Guard from our sponsors. All dogs want treats and some will even do tricks for them so I just had to use him. I've 3D-ed bits of the scare-crow, the pumpkin and the dog. Coloured with Promarkers (The background was done on the computer.) I've added Stickles glitter glue, a ribbon bow, eyelash wool and pumpkin buttons. Also used up some of the scraps from last weeks card. 


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!

To enter the challenge link your project HERE.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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 you must:
Add a link to http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.co.uk, if you do not do this you will have to go back and do it, it is quicker to do it first. 

The linking problems should now be fixed, I am learning still!

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.