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, 25 January 2015

Challenge #2 Reminder - through the Quirky Window.


Reminder time, here is a recap of the details and sponsor.


The challenge is not about windows in your house, it is about apertures in cards and any other projects, or holes! You can have a big aperture, or small, or many small apertures, as long as we can see through those holes. They can be apertures in a layer of your card or project, so we can see something underneath, a different colour perhaps, a pattern or words or an embellishment.

The sponsor for this challenge is:
who is generously providing all three prizes, and provided the team with some great cutting files to use.


Prizes:
1st prize 3 sets of winner's choice
2nd prize 2 sets of winner's choice
3rd prize 1 set of winner's choice
You get a lot in any of the file sets at the Cutting Cafe, either cutting files or printables so you can see these are great prizes.





LORI

Using the frame template from The Cutting Cafe I added one of my favourite quotes from last year so you can see the quote from the inside and outside.



Hi... for this reminder I chose the flowers of the file Every day shapes window cards.






Hi!!!! For this week project, I chose the tall rectangle window, that is one of the many templates of the file "Every day shapes window card tops", provided by our sponsor. The little cups, teapot and lovely sentiment are from the digi collection "Tea Time" also provided by The Cutting Cafe. I color the digis with different shades of distress inks.









Hi everyone! For this reminder I choose this beautiful flowers  EVERY SHAPES WINDOWS CARDS.    Provided by our sponsor The Cutting Cafe.

To my project, I used the same flower in 3D. I made an oval card. It's decorated with ribbons and pearls. I used also Distress Ink and pastel chalks.




Hello everyone and Happy New Year. Today, I want to share with you this Birthday Card, wish I made using the amazing EVERY SHAPES WINDOWS CARDS, from our sponsor The Cutting Cafe. This time I used the Numbers Window, I used the number 9 and resized it as my central background point in the front of my card. I also used the numbers template, some distress ink edges, ribbon and embellishment.


For the inner card, I used the numbers templates in two different papers, distress ink for the edges and the Feliz Cumpleaños sentiment. This card is inpired in our little one. He is celebrating  his number 9 birthday this year, Thanks God. Have a Great Week!!!





 To enter the challenge link your project HERE this takes you to the post below, or you can scroll down to it.



Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Challenge #2 Through the Quirky Window

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

Welcome back everyone, although I am posting this challenge it is actually set by Doris who is away in the USA at CHA right now, lucky Doris.

The challenge is not about windows in your house, it is about apertures in cards and any other projects, or holes! You can have a big aperture, or small, or many small apertures, as long as we can see through those holes. They can be apertures in a layer of your card or project, so we can see something underneath, a different colour perhaps, a pattern or words or an embellishment.


The sponsor for this challenge is:
who is generously providing all three prizes, and provided the team with some great cutting files to use.


Prizes:
1st prize 3 sets of winner's choice
2nd prize 2 sets of winner's choice
3rd prize 1 set of winner's choice
You get a lot in any of the file sets at the Cutting Cafe, either cutting files or printables so you can see these are great prizes.

Now for some inspiration from our guest designers:


2 month Guest Designer 


LORI



A simple and quick card for the man in your life. Made by hand cutting the squares (using the PDF version of the cutting files for people who don't have cutting machines) from the Cutting Cafe template and adding punched hearts so they show from the outside and the inside.

Here is some more inspiration from the team:



I used Word Bubble Left from the Everyday Shapes Window Card Tops file which I cut by hand, with a sentiment from the Birthday Fun file under the window, and a Monster from the Bunch of Monsters file, haha I see more monsters on Monica's card!

Doris


For my tag I used Window Cards by our sponsor The Cutting Cafe!!







For this week project, I chose one of the Everyday Shapes Window Card Tops provided by our sponsor, with a lot of circles. Those circles were the perfect windows to show this adorable monsters from "Bunch of Monsters" a set of digital stamps also provided by The Cutting Cafe. The lovely sentiment is part of the same monsters set, I traced it and cut it in vinyl.








Hi every body! In this week I made a card, I used EVERYDAY SHAPES WINDOW CARD TOPS. I love the butterflies in the cutting file.





I took the silhouette of butterflies to decored inside of the card. Also, I used Distress Ink, gel pen and a small fabric flower in this project. =)



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.

Non blog entries:

Naomi Sherred via facebook.


Challenge #1 Winners of Clean and Simple

Wow, what a lot of lovely entries, I think you all like Clean and Simple!

We were sponsored by the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps who provided the team with some great images, and are providing all three prizes.
Here is the list of images the team got to use:
StitchyBB KakesFloppy Latte
Lil AngelVictoria TwilightStained Glass Flowers III
Miss WeebleSteampunk 3 pc set
Poodles
Pretty in PinkIkes ArtLil Diva
Fancy ThatBlue Tit 4A sign of spring
My Heart PiecesCrafty Girl
Bride AnkhiBassett Hound

With so many wonderful entries it was hard to choose, everyone on the team tends to vote for different favourites in their top 6, but we aggregated the scores and we ended up with our winners today.
We can only have three winners and here they are:

In first place we have:
with a cute penguin on kraft.



Congratulations AJ, you have won 3 images of your choice from the whole of the Stitchy Bear store.


In second place we have:
with her very sassy card.



Congratulations Sue U, you have won your choice of 3 images from the ones that the team used.


In third place we have:
 Larissa 
with a very cute baby card, love those little birdies!



Congratulations Larissa, you have won two images of your choice from the ones that the team used.

Please contact me, via the email link in the side bar, with your choices. I will arrange for you to recieve your prizes, and I 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, 11 January 2015

Challenge #1 2015 Reminder post. Clean and Simple.

It is reminder time everyone, you have until midday on Saturday 17th Jan to play along with us.

Here is a recap of our challenge, sponsor and prizes:

The challenge this time is Clean and Simple and this is what Clean and Simple means to me: not many embellishments, nothing fussy, and lots of "white space" which doesn't have to be white - lots of any colour unprinted, unstamped space really.

Some of you put everything but the kitchen sink on your cards normally, all very pretty but if this is you I guess clean and simple means something different. Let us see what your clean and simple looks like!

We are sponsored by the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.





Our generous sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps


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.

Here is the list of images the team got to use:


Stitchy
BB Kakes
Floppy Latte
Lil Angel
Victoria TwilightStained Glass Flowers III
Miss WeebleSteampunk 3 pc set


Poodles





Pretty in PinkIkes Art
Lil Diva

Fancy ThatBlue Tit 4
A sign of spring







My Heart PiecesCrafty Girl


Bride AnkhiBassett Hound








Now for some more brilliant inspiration for you, and I hope you will visit our blogs, particularly our guests, to tell them that you like the projects. Lets spread a little love in 2015!


Guest Designers:




Lori used Poodles, with a great retro tiled look to her journal and great colouring! Go tell her if you love it on her blog, and see all the details!
Deborah used the gorgeous Lil Angel by Stitchy on her lovely card.

Design Team:




  I used the digi provided by our sponsor Stitchy Bear: Stained Glass Flower III and coloured it with Watercolor pencils.



For my "Clean and Simple" reminder I used this lovely "Fancy Hat" digi stamp provided by our sponsor Stitchy Bear. To color the image I used Spectum Noir pens and a litle bit of shading with distress inks.



Hi everybody! To reminder in this challenge, "Clean and Simple" I made a 3D flip swing card, I used a lovely digi Pretty in Pink. From our generous sponsor Stitchy Bear. My project is coloured with acuarelables pencils. I used also Distress Inks and small flowers on the sides of the girl were drawn by me. A little reminder of my childhood, because to me it has always loved drawing and coloring!




I just couldn't resist this extra cute Bassett Hound by Crafty Girl, he is so cute! I coloured him with Promarkers and cut him out to go on a cloud embossed background coloured with a little chalk. Die cut sentiment to match his collar.

This is another version of the card I made last week, identical images and die cuts, but this time the image is printed on Kraft and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The images are Blue Tit 4 by IkeSart and A sign of Spring by Lil Diva.



 To enter the challenge link your project HERE.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Challenge #1 2015 Clean and Simple

Cazzy here, I want to wish Happy New Year to you all from the Quirky Design Team, I hope it will be a good one, and for those who didn't have a good 2014, I hope 2015 year will be better for you.

We are thinking of our friends who are sick, or have sick relatives, and sending them positive thoughts and prayers.

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

For our very first challenge of the year I decided to keep it simple, in fact the challenge is Clean and Simple.

This is what Clean and Simple means to me: not many embellishments, nothing fussy, and lots of "white space" which doesn't have to be white - lots of any colour unprinted, unstamped space really.

We are sponsored by the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.




Our generous sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps


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.

Here is the list of images the team got to use:
Stitchy BB Kakes Floppy Latte
Lil Angel Victoria Twilight Stained Glass Flowers III
Miss Weeble Steampunk 3 pc set
Poodles
Pretty in Pink Ikes Art Lil Diva
Fancy That Blue Tit 4 A sign of spring
My Heart Pieces Crafty Girl
Bride Ankhi Bassett Hound



Now for some inspiration, first from our lovely Guest Designers, who as you know, were top three winners from previous challenges:

Bunny used IkeSart Blue Tit 4, with a matching blue and yellow background and lots of blue "white" space.

Lori

Lori was a winner in the top three and as well as being a guest designer is going to be an 8 week guest designer so we would like to welcome her to the team, and you will be seeing a lot more of her lovely work.
Lori used Victoria Twilight by BB Kakes and said "Wow, clean and simple should be so easy but I found it quite hard to think STOP!!!!". Well done Lori, you got it just right!


For my Clean and Simple card, I chose the adorable Miss Weeble from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, and I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils.  I would be so happy if you visited my blog for a closer look at all the details:  http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca//.  Thank you to Quirky Crafts for having me as your Guest Designer! I hope you join our CAS challenge! Wishing you a joyful day!


Deborah used the very sweet Pretty in Pink image by Stitchy, and has a little decoration but a lot of plain space which is what I think CAS really is! Nice one Deborah.

and we have more inspiration from the Design Team:



For my "CAS" card, I chose this gorgeous indian bride digi "Bride Ankhi" provided by our sponsor Stitchy Bear. To make my card I made a little research about indian wedding and find out that they use red color as a symbol of purity, fertility, love, beauty, wealth and power. They also use gold as a symbol of their status and to bring joy and richness to the new family. So I tried to use those lovely colors in my card. I really enjoy colouring this digi. 



I decided to recycle a chocolat box and used it to put a pair of headphones inside and give it as a gift. The digi stamp is Poodles from Stitchy Bear and coloured it with Spectrum Noir.







Hi everybody!! Happy New Year for all! To my project I choose Steampunk 3p-set, from our generous sponsor Stichy Bear's Stamps.

I love this digi! For my project I made a card to wish Happy New Year! Let 2015 be a great year for all.

My project is coloured with acuarelables pencils and Distress ink.

I went for a Spring card to cheer you (and me) up, I am fed up with the wet weather, cold weather, everyone having bugs and getting sick, and look forward to the Spring. I used two of the digi images combined to make a scene, A Sign of Spring by Lil Diva, and Blue Tit 4 by IkeSart.  I cut the image out with a lot of white space and a Spellbinders large labels 1 die, and made the card the same shape. No sentiment, lots of people like cards without a sentiment. All of the colouring is done with Promarkers. The inside card blank is yellow. So this is what I think is CAS.

Now let's see what you can do, come and play Quirky with us!

Email Entries

Naomi Sherrard.

 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.


Sunday, 21 December 2014

Challenge #25.-Shake it with a Quirky Winter Color Palette.-Winners

This is our last post for 2014.

Quirky Craft´s Team want to say thank you to all our generous sponsors, that throughout 2014 provided us with their lovely products to design and with all the prizes for our winners. Quirky Crafts success is only possible thanks to you.

We also want to thank to all our lovely participants in 2014. Your colorful entries are really treasured by us. We want to see you back on 2015.


Thanks to The Cutting Cafe for sponsoring this last 2014 challenge. We have a lot of fun doing your shaker cards.


And now the winners of Challenge #25:


First place is for KT Fit Kitty. You have won 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe.






Second place is for  Deborah.   You have won 2 sets from The Cutting Cafe.





Third place is for Susan. You have won 1 set from The Cutting Cafe.




Congratulations all of you, please email Cazzy using the email link in the sidebar, or comment below or by contact form if the email doesn't work for you. You will be send your personalised winner's badge. Let me know which digi images you would like too and I will request them for you.

We would love all of you to be guest designers in the next challenge, please tell us if you can. If you are interested in the 2 month guest place you can tell me that too, if you don't want to add your link on the 2 month GD page.


Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't forget to check back on January 4th, 2015 to find out about our new challenge! 


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Challenge #25.-Shake it with a Quirky Winter Color Palette.-Reminder

This is the reminder to our last challenge of 2014. 
Remember, you hove three choices:

a) Make a shaker card with color palette,
b) Make a shaker card with any colors,
c) Or make any project with the color palette,

 it's up to you to decide!



Our sponsor for this challenge is THE CUTTING CAFE, who provided the team with some funny shaker card files.



Guest Designers


Design Team




This is the second part of the project I started last week. In my second Smash Book page, I used the "Mitten Shaker Card" and sentiment and snowflakes from "Fun with Frosty" printable file. Both provided by our sponsor The Cutting Cafe. The girl in the picture is, again, my daughter Sofi, freezing at Niagara Falls, with huge mittens to protect her hands.


This is the picture of both pages set in my Smash Book.


For this week I decided to recycle a gift bag. For this I used the file Snowman Shaker Card, from The Cutting Cafe, and now I have a new gift bag for christmas presents.


To decorate my box I used Snowman Shaker from The Cutting Cafe.





KEMLY.



For this week I made a card with the Snowman from Fun with Frosty the snowman printable stamp set from our sponsor The Cutting Cafe. 
 



I used the colour palette in my project.  Nice day!


 I used the Mitten Shaker card from The Cutting Cafe, and Christmas Colored Banners to make the mitten background, and some snowflakes from Fun with Frosty the Snowman to pattern the mitten outline.
I chose backing papers to fit the colour theme, they were the closest I could get to it.
The mitten is tucked into a pocket on the card.....


....so that it can be taken out to hang on the tree!

Inside the card.



See the Christmas banners - I used the coloured versions.


I used the offcut from the centre of the mitten outline to decorate the inside of the mitten ornament.

Here it is hanging up, I don't have my tree up yet to show you on a tree.

Happy Christmas everyone!


To enter the challenge link your project HERE.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.