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, 14 September 2014

Challenge #19 A Quirky Bit Hot? Summer Memories

 Hi Quirky people, it's me here (Lyn) Ready for our next challenge? And what have I chosen this time round? Well, I'm on my way to Cornwall hoping that this coming week will be hot hot hot! So how about... 
 Some Like it Hot! Summer Memories, 
which can be virtually anything that reminds you of bygone summers. Did they always feel hotter when you were younger? Were the skies bluer? I think they were! So let's see some of those summer memories in your projects! They could be beach scenes, summer picnics, fishing for tadpoles, or crabs, hot rainy days, (even cold rainy days!) flowers, buzing insects, lots of bright colours or something completely different, it's up to you!!
Our fabulous sponsors this fortnight are Bugaboo and Digital Delights.


 
 Our first place winner will receive 7 images of their choice from
Bugaboo
And our runner up with receive a $5 voucher from
Digital Delights! 

 Digital Delights

Here's some fabulous creations from our Guest Designers!

I made a 3D stand up card using the Beach Monkey - Fish stamp from our sponsor. It made me remember how much I always wanted to go fishing in summer but I could never enjoy such an experience.



 Sherryn also used Beach Monkey - Fish and made an easel card, love the bottle top with the anchor.





For my project I used "Isabella Beach" from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. This sand castle pop up card reminds me a family trip to the beach, when I was a child, by 1978.


And our design team!

I started with this cute Brats Birthday Girl Word Search - Happy Birthday as I am a summer baby!  So two lucky people are going to receive these postcards near their birthday:) 
I couldn't make up my mind what to use, so I dug into my Bugaboo folder and made this 'Wish You Were here' beach scene card starring five Bugaboo images, three of them have been 3D. I've added eyelash wool and little orange crabs cut from a Woodware Punch. The Surf 's Up paper was from a Crafty Magazine. More on my Blog!





For me, there are no Summer memories without a good red and juicy piece of watermelon. It was my childhood snack all the Summers. I remember my mother cutting a large watermelon and giving us those large pieces, and we running outside to eat it.
For my watermelon box, I used "Summer Butterfly Bear Watermelon" from our sponsor Bugaboo. I colored it with Spectrum Noir pens.

Poor Cazzy has hurt her arm so may not be here today. Get well soon Cazzy!
Thanks Lyn, I am much better now and this is the first crafting I have done for a week because I was not supposed to be using my right arm - good job I am left handed!



I've done a beach scene card too! I think Lyn's is better than mine though. I used lots of happy crab images, scuba crab, boating crab and one building sand piles (and there are lots more cute crab images available), as well as Fried Chicken and a seahorse (which we featured in a previous challenge) from Bugaboo. I coloured them with Promarkers, added some glossy accents then painted the sea with mica paints. I added a little brass lighthouse charm on twine, and inside is blue and white striped paper to match the twine.

I hope to use the image from Digital Delights soon, in any case you will find a great project made with it in the reminder post next week!

 To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post. Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button below.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Challenge #18 "Red, red wine" Winners

We have beautiful entries to this wine challenge.

It was sponsored by  CRACKER BOX PALACE.



And the prizes are:
  First place goes to KAREN, with her beautiful and funny card. You won 3 digi images from Cracker Box.



Second place is for ISHA, with her elegant altered box. You won 2 digi images from Cracker box.




And third place is for LYNNE, with her colorful  and funny "Girls just wanna have wine2. You won 1 digi image from Cracker box.




Contact Cazzy via the link in the sidebar, or use the contact form also in the sidebar,  to let us know about your prize choices! If they both don't work - just comment to let us know!
We would love you all to join us as Guest Designers for the next challenge in two weeks, please tell us if 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, 7 September 2014

Red, red wine.-Challenge 18 Reminder

Hello!!! 



Wine is always related to 3 G´s:

Good company
Great music
and 
Great momentum

Keeping that in mind, here is your reminder to  our "Red, red wine" Challenge.
Remember we want to see wine glasses, wine bottles, people drinking wine, grapes, etc. Also it could be any project using wine or red colors. 

 Our sponsor for this challenge is CRACKER BOX PALACE.



And the prizes are:

First place: 3 digi images from Cracker Box
Second place: 2 digi images from Cracker box
Third place: 1 digi image from Cracker box




OUR GUEST DESIGNERS



Wine is always a good choice when you gather with your friends. 
For this remainder I made a wine bottle package using the grapes and the sentiment "wine" provided by our sponsor.

OUR DESIGN TEAM

I thought this would make a nice birthday card... Yep, I'm in monochomatic mode these days :)




For this weeks reminder I used the wine glass digi provided by our sponsor to make a shaped card. Then I used the same digi to make the card decor in paper piecing technique, using different wine related pattern papers. Finally I used the sentiment also provided by our sponsor.
 Sorry I'm later again (added Tuesday!) I've used the wine glass too and put two together along with a sentiment I made on the computer at the same time, and a large wired ribbon. I cut them out using my largest Scalloped Nestabilitie.
 

To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Challenge #18.-Red red wine!!!!


Ok everybody, grab your wine glasses and...



This new challenge is all about wine. We want to see wine glasses, wine bottles, people with wine glasses, grapes, etc. But also, it could be any project with wine or red colors.
So let´s have toast in Quirky´s behave and let´s star working.

Our sponsor for this challenge is CRACKER BOX PALACE.


And the prizes are:

First place: 3 digi images from Cracker Box
Second place: 2 digi images from Cracker box
Third place: 1 digi image from Cracker box

And now let´s see our team inspiration:

GUEST DESIGNER

DESIGN TEAM

I'm not a wine drinker, but tried to make a card that would be good to give along with a bottle of wine as a gift. 


MONICA




CHEERS!!!!! 
For my project I used the wine bottle, the wine glasses and the grapes provided by our sponsor to make a popular box card (for a long time I refused to make this card because everybody is making it, but I must said I love how it turn out with this digis. This 3d card gives a perfect sense of a real toast).

 I thought I would make a bottle shaped card, which I coloured with Promarkers, and printed again on acetate and parchment. The acetate went on top of the coloured image and the parchment lable was cut out to go on top. I added some foil to the lid. I put the words Vin Rouge and the grapes, also from our sponsor, on the lable.
 The card needed lining inside to hide the markers from the other side, so I printed the two bottles again on parchment, this time I added the two funny sentiments from our sponsor, I love the tick list, which isn't in focus here so I will take another photo when I can.




The back of the bottle, and I used the wine glass here, the glossy accents on the glass are dry now!
A photo outside the mini studio in an attempt to see the true colours.



For my project I used a glass and I put the word Vin Rouge. As elegant color red wine evoke us romantic moments.
I've made this card, no glue used at all as it's all been printed straight on the matt photo card and coloured on the computer.. I just had to use this Bugaboo image with the sentiment, the grapes, the wine bottle and the words on the wine bottle, (very small but can be made a lot bigger!)  from our sponsors.

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

Any crafty project is acceptable as usual.
 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 you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Challenge #17 Winners of Put A Stamp On It!


We didn't have many entries but they were all lovely and only one got it a little wrong by not including any postage stamps or postal items so well done all. 
There seemed to be a problem for some of you with adding a link to the blog first before linking up which may have put people off, please comment if you were put off by it.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!


This challenge was sponsored by Stitchy Bear.  She gave us some fun images to play with...


 Prizes will be from this creative company so check them out!

The prizes for this challenge are:
1st place - 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy Bear Store
Congrats Sherryn!

2nd place- any 3 of the Dt´s chosen images
Congrats Anna!

3rd place- any 2 of the Dt´s chosen images
Congrats Isha!


Contact Cazzy via the link in the sidebar, or use the contact form also in the sidebar,  to let us know about your prize choices! If they both don't work - just comment to let us know!
We would love you all to join us as Guest Designers for the next challenge in two weeks, please tell us if you can.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.