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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, 28 August 2011

Challenge 18- 2011 - Flourishes and Embossing

Good Afternoon All,

Congratulations to the winners of the Red Hat Challenge.....now we are on to the next one...number 18. Its my (Diane) turn again for setting the challenge, and I have chosen Flourishes and Embossing. Any Flourishes and any kind of Embossing is acceptable. You can make anything you like....card, project, scrapbook...whatever takes your fancy!

We have a great sponsor for this challenge in Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps,

As always our sponsor has been very generous and offered a prize for the entry the design team judge to be the best. If you are lucky enough to be chosen as the best you will win a $10 coupon to choose digistamps of your choice from the Stitchy Bear Digistamps Store. The winner will also be asked if they would like to join the Design Team as a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge.
The entrance receiving most votes from the public will also be invited to join us as a Guest Designer.
Now for some Design Team examples to get you going:-
Guest Designer Colette used the Hat Silhouette - Feather Flourish image on her gorgeous sparkly shiney bling card with real feathers!
Guest Designer: the very talented Bev G joins us again and also used the Hat Silhouette - Feather Flourish image for a different and very elegant card.

Spyder (Lyn)
I used 'Take Me Home Puppy' and some Pink Petticoat flourishy papers, which I've also embossed, but you can't see that here! And of course one of the Tim Holtz 'Elegant Flourishes' die cuts
couldn't resist turning the cute 'hang in there' image into a first day of school card for her son Alex. She used the fluorishes embossing folder from cuttlebug for both the fluorish and embossing elements and went with primary colours to fit with the school theme.

Caro also played with flight of fantasy as a one layer Birthday card for a girl. The wings are heat embossed with Hologram super sparkle and I used an Inkadinkado spotted fluorish stamp. (Sorry about the lighting, using the flash just bleached out the whole image).

I used the Blossom digi stamp, coloured with pro markers and flexi markers. Decoupaged and clear embossed ( pants picture...doesn't show it...sorry folks!) Flourish and Love cut by Gazzelle, oval mat cut by Gazzelle and edge embossed nestie style using the cuttlebug.

Cazzy used Flights of Fantasy on acetate over sparkly moon glitter card. Sizzix embossing folder with Cordinations black magic, and Sizzlet flourish dies, embossed silver card with punched corners.
Cazzy's second card uses the Parrot image, Sizzix flourishes with Prima flowers, and panel embossed with Cuttlebug folder, finally the sentiment is heat embossed with gold EP.

en you have created your masterpiece, 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 9th September after 6pm, or Saturday 10th September before 5pm UK time.

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Well done everyone, lovely examples, I have one more to make, will add it later hopefully!

    Now I hope we gets lots of entries into this great challenge.

    Cazzy x

  2. fabulous cards every one and some lovely entries so far!

  3. thanks for the the great ribbons I received for the prize in challenge #15 (puzzles) - they are a fantastic collection and I can't wait to use them!


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