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Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges the place where any craft project is allowed.

We're a small design team with big inspiration.

On the first Sunday of the month, at 6pm UK time, we will set a new challenge which will close on the 28th of that month at midday. The DT will pick their top three favourites and you could win a prize and join us as a Guest Designer. Winners are posted on the first Sunday in the month (midday usually) before the new challenge - don't forget to come and check if you are a winner.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Quirky Challenge #15 2011 - Very Puzzling (Cazzy)

Hi everyone, and Welcome Back, it is challenge time again and I thought of a really quirky crazy challenge to get your creative juices going!

My challenge is called "Very Puzzling" and I want to see puzzles, real jigsaw puzzle pieces, or punched or die cut ones, or even inchie puzzles will qualify for the prize, please note inchie puzzles must form a bigger image and not be independent inchie images if you see what I mean. (See what our GDT did, if you don't). You can make any project you like, altered jigsaw pieces, ATCs, cards, boxes, jewellery - anything that fits the Very Puzzling theme!

We had lots of lovely entries last time, I hope lots of you will join in this time too.

This week our lovely sponsors are: The Stamping Boutique

, and the prize is 5 digi images of the winner's choice, how cool is that! The Stamping Boutique have just introduced a one day per week where everything in the store is one buck, so check it out and get a bargain!

and the gorgeous Crafty Ribbons
Who are providing us with a lovely prize - Summer Ribbons.

Now as we have two sponsors there will be two winners; one will be the DT choice and one will be the public voted winner. If those happen to be the same person then the DT will pick a second choice. Both winners will also have the chance to be on the Design Team as guest designers for the next or a future challenge and there will be some free digi images for DT members to use. I would like you to add CR for Crafty Ribbons or SB for the Stamping Boutique after your name so we know which prize you prefer (if you don't add this we will assume you like both prizes), and if you are chosen as DT winner you will get first reserve if both winners choose the same prize.

So without further ado here are some examples by the Design Team to get you going:

First Guest Designer Tammy Louise with her lovely inchie puzzle card. Tammy used Cynthia's New Wings digi image from The Stamping Boutique.

Second Guest Designer this time is Katrin who used Hidden for her gorgeous card featuring an inchie puzzle.

Caro decided to alter two small puzzle pieces using images from our sponsor. I first painted the pieces, then stamped a background onto each one, then printed, coloured and cut out the images and then added writing, gems and drawing. The coin in this photo is a 5p to give you an idea of scale (Close ups are on her blog).

Diane used the candy shop image from our sponsor to make a very clever jigsaw card.

Lyn has made an easel card and has also used The Candy Shop digi from our sponsors for her 3D Puzzle card

Cazzy altered a very large jigsaw piece, and used the Tree of Circles image (twice) from The Stamping Boutique.

Rules for entering our challenges are in the side bar and we reserve the right to remove any links that don't follow the rules, although we will tell you so you can enter something else. Just a reminder that our challenges go live on Sunday evening and close on the next Friday but one, so this challenge is open until Friday 29th July. Please pop back then to vote for your favourite cards. Voting remains open until the end of Saturday 30th July. Have fun and we look forward to seeing your puzzles.

Oh and by the way if you can't vote on this post you need to click on the big lovely Mr Blue Froggy just below this and it will take you to the collection where you will be able to vote. Only one vote per entry is allowed, and if you think you have voted twice don't worry it won't count them both!

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Lovely makes everyone, I'm hereat last Phew!

  2. What a funny theme!! I will try it!! :)
    Great DT projects.
    ~darling Ho

  3. Fabulous makes everyone, thanks especially to our guests this week.

    I will blog the details of mine tonight all being well.

    Cazzy x

  4. whoops, i forgot to add SB after my submission - and i even wrote myself a note - ditzy that's me - Thanks for the puzzling challenge!


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