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.

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, 14 August 2011

Challenge 17 2011 - Red Hat Society

Hi there, Cazzy here, and it is my turn to set the challenge this time round. I have been thinking up lots of quirky challenges for you, and this is no exception, I hope you like it.

The challenge is called Red Hat Society inspired by our Sponsor who has a range of stamps called The Red Hat Society, and some of the images used by the DT are from that range.

Your project must feature a hat, and that hat must be red, or there must be a predominately red feature on the hat, such as a wide hat band, or red flowers in the band. Any project can be entered, it doesn't have to be a card.

If we cannot clearly see some red showing up strongly on your hat you will not be eligible to win, and your entry might be removed, but we will tell you if we are going to do this to give you a chance to enter something else.

This time we are sponsored by the lovely people at Robyn's Fetish who supplied all the super digi images used by the Design Team.
The prize for the DT choice winner will be able to choose either 5 digi images or 4 digi images and a digi paper pack from our sponsors and will be invited to join us as Guest Designer for a future challenge. The winner of the public vote will also be invited to join us for a future challenge as Guest Designer and both will get the winners badge to proudly display on their blogs.

Here are some great examples from our design team to inspire you.

First of all guest designer Wendy used Strawberry Mouse, and he is wearing a splendid red hat to match his huge strawberry, this image is so cute!

Second guest designer Jac used Red Hat, and added a flower to the hat, and a lovely hat charm on gingham ribbon.

And our permanent team:

I couldn't resist the vintage feel of the 'bloomers' image from our sponsor and decided to turn it into a sewing themed vintage tag. For the first time ever I made my own paper flower, used tiny red buttons and a lot of red embroidery thread to finish it off.

Red Hats! The first thing I thought of was my sister-in-law's hat at my daughter's Wedding. It was gorgeous!! So of course I just had to choose Jeanette Red Hat Gal
from our sponsor. I've 3D-ed her, coloured with Red, gold, yellow and green ProMarkers and added loads of Stickles glitter, red gems and a 'hat pin' to the bow.
What an unusual challenge....i loved the Red Hat digital stamp that was provided by our sponsor...but i wanted to do something different with it. I decided to enlarge it and turn it into a hat shaped card. The red and flowers paper were from a free digikit I downloaded ages ago from Summertime Designs. I enhanced the paper by using a glue pen and then sprinkling black glitter. The ribbon on the hat is black glitter too. Just to give the card a bit of dimension I made a rose to add to it using a file by Penny Duncan. I like it, quite sophisticated don't you know!!

Sorry, late for my own Challenge, but I am here at last. I used A Hunting We Will Go, a great image for a boy card, and the photo looks out of focus on Blogger, it wasn't before I loaded it, must be the striped vellum confusing it. Anyway I coloured the image with Promarkers, cut with Nestabilities and the squares behind it, the green vellum is attached with big snaps by We R Memory Keepers using the Cropadile to attach them. Finally a greeting from a Hero Arts set.

Now let's see what you can do. Please click on the big blue frog to enter and give us the link to your blog post with your entry, not just your blog, and please come back and vote for your favourites on Friday 26th August after 6pm, or Saturday 27th August before 5pm UK time.

ll 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. Wow! These are AMAZING samples, ladies! Thank you very much for making our images come to life so beautifully. Robyn's Fetish really appreciated all of your hard work on these.

  2. Lovely makes everyone! and all so different!

  3. Lovely examples team, really good quality work.

    Thanks to our GDTs for joining us.

    Cazzy x

  4. Hi, testing testing. Lyn sent me. The red hat cards look great.


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