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, 23 November 2014

Challenge #24 Going Around In Quirky Circles

Hello Quirky people! Lyn here... well, in spirit if not in body! Thank you to all those who joined in with our last challenge. To see the winners, please scroll down or click Here
As usual I'm running around in circles chasing my tail, meeting myself coming back and getting there before I've left...so this fortnights challenge, is just that.. Going Around In Circles. They can be embossed, they can be die-cuts, they can be half circles, whole circles, tiny circles, BIG circles. Any kind of circle, circle shapes,  circle cards, lots of circle's or just one, as long as there's a circle or circles on your crafty project, (and yes! Dots are circles too!) So, come and join in!
 This time we are sponsored by the one and only...

First place: 3 digi images from Crackerbox
Second place: 2 digi images from Crackerbox
Third place: 1 digi image from Crackerbox


You can choose your digi images from the stamps on sale, any of the stamps can be bought as digi images for just $3 by contacting our sponsor.

The bird related images that the team have used today were generously provided by Crackerbox Palace and can be found HERE!

Here are some lovely designs from our guest designers...


I used the stamps from our sponsor in my Telescoping Card!!



Mariangelina made circles with flowers in them on her pretty tag.

 And here are a few more creations from our Design Team...

To make my card, I used the branch digi provided by our sponsor. It is colored with a mix of Spectrum Noir pens and Prismacolor pencils.



Kemly


Hi everyone!! For this challenge I make a snowglobe!  I used the  House digi,  provided by our sponsor Cracker Box Palace. I coloured with acuarerable pencils and Distress Inks.  




 Doris - will be along later.






This is my first ever rocker card, and I made quite a few errors (if you want to know what they are you will need to look at my blog post - can you spot an obvious one here?).
I made a little scene in a circle, and the base is a folded circle, I even found a circular sentiment that fits so well with the theme! I coloured the images, including the backing paper, with Promarkers and Graph'it pens. Rock on!




 Lyn

And here's my little card. It's brown, covered with circle patterned paper. I've used the bird house, which I've 3D-ed along with the little birds from our Sponsor, both coloured with Promarkers. I've used round die cut letters for 'New' and ribbon for 'Home' (I think those little birds will love it!) Freebie Papers are by Shery K. Design.




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. Please leave us a comment after you have linked your creation. If you've followed the Quirky Rules you will be considered for the top three, you could win a prize and be a guest designer too. Please come back and check if you've won within 14 days of the challenge close. Good luck from the team.


Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Challenge #23 Quirky Mythical Ladies - Winners.



Hi!! Thank you so much for joining us and for playing along with my first challenge. We had so many entries and they all were such beautiful projects. We had a difficult decision to choose just three, because all of the entries are awesome. 


Our generous sponsor supplying the prizes is: 






Thank you for sponsoring us once more, we loved working with your images.



  The winners for this challenge are: 

First prize. 
 Coldwater's Woodland Fairy Noon

Congratulations Lorraine, you win: 


3 images of choice from the whole of the Stitchy Bear store


Second prize. 

Crafting Vicky Fairies

Congratulations Vicky, you win:  
any 3 of the DT's chosen images

Third prize. 

Anna with a lovely Fairy.

Congratulations Anna, you win:  

  any 2 of the DT's chosen images




Congrats All of you!!

Please all of you email me (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 later today to find out about our new challenge!





Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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 
Well, silly me used a lovely steampunk fairy, but one  StichyBear's Digi Stamps no longer has on their books, so of course I can't show it here, instead here's last weeks creation, which I only managed to add on Friday to last weeks post, using Fairy Moon printed over some PinkPetticoat snowflakes paper, with silver eyelash wool, silver corner diecuts, which I thought went well with the stars on the digi, plus lace, tiny punched out snow flakes and die cut sentiments.


 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.