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, 16 November 2014

Challenge # 23 Reminder Quirky Mythical Ladies.

  Hi everyone! 

In this reminder. We want to see beautiful and mythical Ladies:

mermaids, elves, warrior, fairies, goddeses, nymphs etc. Because they are the inspiration for the men,  they are also the same for women. They make differents choices, they star in many stories in different cultures. Those stories are filled with magic, love, faith, hope and fantasy.  I invite you to dream and create a project with these mythical ladies. These women are glorious. 

 Our fabulous sponsor is: 


Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps






Our generous sponsor is StichyBear's Digi 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




Now here is a video that might inspire you! 








 "You'll Never Walk Alone"


When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark


Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

When you walk...

Walk on....

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk, you'll never walk alone


Generously provided by Stitchy Stamps
These are the images that the team used.

BBKakes
Beary Dust Stamps
IkeSart
Hope Jacare

Alipeeps
Floppy Latte Designs


GUEST DESIGNERS




I used Fairy Moon to make a swing card.


DESIGN TEAM



Hi everyone! Today I want to honor the Ladies Magicians, curious women who have aroused great interest in magic and illusion. 
 
  They break rules with their beauty and grace. They take the work to us dream.For my project I used the beautiful digi from our generous sponsor Stitch Bear's.  The wonderful
This project is coloured with acuarelable pencil and I used Distress Ink. 

CAZZY

Is not well, so running late. Will be here later.
I'm still not well, just a virus picked up from my little grandson, but I've manged to complete my card. I used Tiny Bubbles, she has pretty wings. Do you like the punk cat? I have added a little glitter to her wings, and she is coloured with Promarkers. I'm still in Christmas mode so she is on a Christmas card.


DORIS



My first one for this reminder is a bendy card, and I used the Roxanne from Hope Jacare Underwater girls, provider for our amazing sponsor StichyBear's Digi Stamps. And as like the las week, I used the same technique, and some additional cutting files from Silhouette.
 

My second one, a card I made for a special friend. I painted the beautiful Who Me image using Faber Castell water pencil. By the way, this adorable image is also from StichyBear's Digi Stamps


MONICA



This is a sad myth:
According to the Greek myths Ariadne was the daughter of the Cretan king, Minos.
She fell in love with the Athenian hero Theseus, who was coming to Crete to kill the Minotaur and to rescue the Athenian youth. Thus Ariadne helped Theseus by promising her to take her to Athens as his wife. She gave him two special gifts -- a sword and a clue of thread -- to find a way back from the Labyrinth after killing the Minotaur.
As promised, she left Crete with Theseus and with the Athenian youth and they stopped on the island of Naxos. While Ariadne was asleep, Theseus deserted her in Naxos.
My card represents this myth. 
Ariadne - or Arianna- digi provided by Stitchy Bear, was color with Spectrum Noir pens.


LYN 


Here's a look at last weeks make, seeing I only added it late on Friday to last weeks post, sorry!!


 To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Challenge #23 Quirky Mythical Ladies.


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

Hi everyone! I'm Kemly Sc, this is my first ever hosting of a Quirky Crafts Challenge! Welcome to a new challenge! I'm so happy to do this.
Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

The theme for this Challenge is Mythical Ladies. All the women are in stories: Mermaids, elves, warrior, fairies, goddeses, nymphs etc. Because they are the inspiration for the men,  they are also the same for women. They make differents choices, they star in many stories in different cultures. Those stories filled with magic, love, faith, hope and fantasy.  I invite you to dream and create a project with these mythical ladies.




Our generous sponsors StichyBear's Digi 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



Now here is a video that might inspire you!



"When You Believe"
Celtic Woman. 


"....There can be miracles, when you believe
Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles you can achieve
When you believe, somehow you will
You will when you believe...


You will when you
You will when you believe
Just believe...in your heart
Just believe
You will when you believe ..."

The images the team used are:

Stitchy Stamps


BBKakes

Beary Dust Stamps

IkeSart

Hope Jacare

Alipeeps

Floppy Latte Designs


GUEST DESIGNERS



For my project I used Stitcher Fae stamp from our sponsor Stitchy Bear. I did a Spool of Thread for my scissors and others things!!


DESIGN TEAM



The Muses are the Greek Mythology nine goddesses of the inspiration of literature, arts and sciences.
This stunning Muse digi is from Ike´s Art and it was provided by our generous sponsor Stitchy Bear.
I printed the digi on tissue paper and colored with Spectrum Noir pens, and then add it with a heat gun to the candle. This is the first time I try out this technique and I love the result. Hope you like it too. 



KEMLY 



Hi people!  For this project I used the beautiful digi Butterfly Love from our generous sponsor. I made a box card. The fairies are mystics and magics bringing love to the World. They are in a child's mind forever. In the fantasy stories, the fairy is present like a companion to play.

Hello everyone, for today´s new challenge, I made an easel card using the Hope Jacare Underwater girls, this time I used Octavia, and this beauty ladies are from StichyBear's Digi Stamps. I printed the images in a diferent papers, cut and paste it. The paper collection I used: By The Sea from Graphic 45. See you soon!!!
Sorry I'm late, I did leave a note but it seems to have vanished! When I started colouring Yddris Yddris by Alipeeps I didn't know what I was going to do with her. She ended up with decoupaged hair because I coloured the first one with green skin and didn't like it, this one has a green tinge instead. Suddenly she turned into a Christmas card! She reminds me of Lord of the Rings (I know - that was the last challenge lol).

Lyn will be along soon.
Lyn
 
Here's my card at last! (Thursday/Friday!!) I've printed this fairy image by Floppy Latte Designs called Fairy Moon over some snowflakes by PinkPetticoat. Disdressed and inked all the edges  and layered it up, (there's about seven or eight layers)  added loads of Stickles glitters glue, sticky lace, eyelash wool and die-cut corners, which I thought matched the stars around the moon quite well! 

 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 #22, Quirky Charades (is it a book, film or Song?), Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered, all your creations are beautiful. Unfortunately, we need to chose three winners. Please,  don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!


First Place
Mariangela
lovecraftipaper

Congrats! You won 6 images from Paper Pretties

Second Place
JanR 
Congrats!! You won 3 images from Limited Runs 

Third Place
Lynne Kirsch GD
Congrats!! You won 1 image from Robin´s Fetish

Please all of you lucky ladies, 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, and I will arrange for you to get your prize.
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, 2 November 2014

Challenge #22, Reminder Quirky Charades (is it a book, film or Song?)



It is a Reminder Time. It´s all about your film, song or preferred book.
And for this time our sponsors and prizes are

First Place will receive 6 images from Paper Pretties

Second Place will receive 3 images from  Limited Runs 

Third Place will receive 1 image from Robin´s Fetish

We have a number of unclaimed badges and prizes from the past two or three challenges, please check to see if you were a winner and contact me.

We want to share with you some Great Inspiration from our Guest Designers and Design Team:

GUEST DESIGNERS



Image and song is Jingle Bells from Limited Runs, Papers used Bearly Mine, added the song by way of MCS programme, added lots of silver glitter around the edge, the bells I printed and then cut out added loads of silver glitter and coloured the bows with Graph It Markers, then added silver mirri card candy and holly leaves.




There is a children´s book called "Narcisa, la gata coqueta". It's about a beautiful cat that always is thinking about her beauty and doesn't take care of real important issues.I did a corner bookmark and I used "PurrtyGirl" stamp from Paper Pretties.

Christine used Parrot Hani from Paper Pretties and this is about Pirates of the Carribean, more details on her blog.

DESIGN TEAM
I think you can work out what my card is about, the song With a little help from my friends by the legendary John Lennon. The image is Pierre and Ernest from Paper Pretties, and as soon as I saw the quote that came with the image, it comes with a few sentiments, I knew I had to use this image and sentiment for my thanks card.



This week's reminder project is inspired by a 70´s Australian TV series "Skippy The Bush Kangaroo".
When I was a little girl I loved that TV series and always made me want a kangaroo for a pet.
This lovely kangaroo is "Kanku" provided by our generous sponsor Paper Pretties.
It is colored with a mix of Spectrum Noir pens and Prismacolor pencils.


Hi people!! This week my project is inspired by the movie  "It's a wonderful life", (1946).

To my project I used Astra, the beautiful digi from our generous sponsor Paper Pretties. I remember  to Clarence angel, George Bailey friend's. Also I make a Vintage Lantern to hope for better times. My project is coloured with acuarelable pencils. 


Lyn 
Will be along later too.

Hello everyone. This week I worked on a card inspired in the amazing The Little Drummer Boy. I used the Drummer Boy Digi from our amazing sponsor:  Limited Runs . I also used some cutting files and, as always I used Spectrum Noir for painting this cute digi. I wish you will have an amazing week!!




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

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Challenge #22, Quirky Charades (is it a book, Film or Song?)

Hello everyone!!  It´s me (Doris) inviting you to our new Challenge Quirky Charades, is it a book, Film or Song. Remember the party game? Just tell us which book, film or song your project is based on and thats it . Easy, don´t you think? Now, to see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post, and let me introduce you our Sponsors and Prizes.

 Our Sponsor and Prizes
First Place will receive 6 images from Paper Pretties

Second Place will receive 3 images from  Limited Runs 

Third Place will receive 1 image from Robin´s Fetish

What do you prefer: a book, a film or a song? Let´s get play together!!

And for some inspiration, next you can find some great ideas from our Guest Designers and of course from our DT.


GUEST DESIGNERS


Little Drummer Boy ( song, and Drummer Boy is the name of the image from Paper Pretties as well), coloured with Graph It Markers, cut out and adhered to card using silicone glue, papers used for the bottom of the card gold metallic with gold embossed stars, Kanban patterned card stock, Aperture cut with oval Spellbinders Scalloped die, Added gold stars and sentiment.


In my house there are many movies and one of my favorites is "Fried Green Tomatoes" I recommend!! I used the stamp "Flower Mug" of Limited Runs.



My daughter loves the movie "Devil wears Prada" It´s a great movie!! And the stamp is from the sponsor Paper Pretties and is called "1960"

Unfortunately Christine is in hospital, but we hope to add her project later, and we all wish her a speedy recovery.

DESIGN TEAM 

My first card is a song - Welcome Home by Peter's and Lee, and I have been singing it all afternoon. I used Welcome from Paper Pretties with a sentiment that is one of several with the image, and perfect for my song!

My second card might be a little late, I have to go hospital visiting and will probably not have time to finish and load it up - so check back later.

Monday - a little later than planned, but I wanted to get this right and it was very late when I finished it last night. This is about Pretty Woman, which is a film and a song, but I don't think it was ever a book. Wouldn't it be great if you can find something that covers all three! The image is from Limited Runs and is called Molly and you can find her on the Girls page of Limited Runs. Details are on my blog.


 

For my first project I used the lovely "Flutterby" provided by our sponsor Paper Pretties. This card is inspired in one of my favorites songs:  Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler. 
This card represents the freedom of an eagle flying high up in the sky.


For my second project I got my inspiration from a pretty sad kids story "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen.
For this project I used "Sitting Pretty" digi provided by our sponsor Limited Runs.

Both projects were colored with a mix on Spectrum Noir pens and Prismacolor pencils.



Hi everyone! For my project I used this cute digi Stamp  Winter Fairy,  provided by our sponsor, Limited Runs Stamps. This card is inpired in one of my favorite story, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.  
This beautiful girl remember me, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, I love this story, because I love Christmas. My project is colored with acuarelables pencils.
Will be late, is stuck in the middle of nowhere dog sitting of course! Lyn said "I have gone to the dogs".
I'm here!! I'm out of the 'dog house!' Wednesday night....better late than never! 
 
  Here's my card. I've used this cute little Santa from Limited Runs. He was coloured on the compter, (with a tiny dash of Pastle blue Promarker added afterwards. I've printed him on to my own snowy paper, then fixed him over Pink Petticoat Snowflakes paper and some embossed silver card. The Sentiment diecuts are from Crafts Creations. I've added  some Stickles Glitter to his hat and coat. I've also added an die-cut snowflake corner, white sparkly eye-lash wool and the tiny snowflakes he's holding were punched out from the waste of the sentiment diecuts. And my song?? "Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!" of course.
  Doris

For my frist project I made a card using the Heavenly Angel from the  Fairies and Angels set.  It is provided by our sponsor Limited Runs . I inspired me by the the Angel song from Sarah McLachlan. I worked the image with Spectrum Noir Markers and I added some embellishments too. Here is the link, just in case: Angel.

My second project is based on The Lion King movie, which is one of my little one favorites movie. We are always singing and dancing with this song. The image Leonardo Lion from Paper Pretties. In this case what I did was print and cut in a different papers and I used Distress Ink and Spectrum Noir for the details. And this is the link: The Lion Sleeps Tonight !!!


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

Linking will allow you to continue, and will record your entry, (in some cases it still goes into the moderation queue)!

Then press the button and link to your project post.

Please leave us a comment after you have linked your creation.

If you followed the Quirky Rules you will be considered for the the top three, you could win a prize and be guest designer too - good luck from the team. Please come back and check if you won within 14 days of the challenge close. Good luck



Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.