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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, 4 December 2011

It's Quirky Well Snowing Spyder's.Challenge 25

Hi peoples! Don't worry, it's not really snowing spiders, I think I put the full stop in the wrong place! Welcome to Quirky Craft's next Challenge! It's my turn (Lyn) to set the theme and after a lot of thinking, ouch! drooling, ew, and debating, ooho, I've decided you all need something nice and easy as we're all very busy at this time of year. So the challenge this fortnight is....
We want to see snow in any way, shape or form on your projects. Torn paper, glitter paper, micro glitter, Flowersoft, Liquid Appliqué, punched out snowflakes, even knitted snow!! (I've seen it out there in blogland!) Whatever you can come up with. Of course this doesn't have to be a Christmasy thing, it can be a birthday, a scrapbook page, an ATC, candles, inches, book marks, something altered, anything crafty, as long as it has SNOW on it, we'd love to see it! Real snowy pictures on a scrap-book page would look fantastic!

We have TWO gorgeous sponsors this week: Paper Pretties and Limited Runs!!

Paper Pretties are offering our first winner the choice of a clear stamp set called Giving Thanks Sophie, or 6 digital images of their choice!
Paper Pretties sell digital images, clear stamps, ribbons and more!
Isn't she cute!! Gotta be in it to win it!

Limited Runs are offering our second winner 3 digital images of their choice!
Limited Runs digital images come as a single image as well as a sheet of images to save time copying, pasting and resizing, so you're getting bags of value for your money! As well as the gorgeous images, you see here provided to the DT, you can also find some freebies over on the Limited Runs blog. If you use one of their digi's why not join in with their challenge too!

We still thought it would still be nice to have a third, runner up, who will receive a banner for their blogs side bar and an invite to become a guest designer for one of our next challenges. This offer also goes to our first and second winners too!

So here are LOTS of fabulous makes from the Quirky Crafts Team, first from our Guest Designers (and winners of some of our past Challenges) and then us lot.... hope they give you some insnowation!

Guest Designer Laney used Stuck Santa with the Season's Greetings sentiment from Limited Runs for this lovely snowy card.

Guest Designer Susan Jones used the Snowman and sentiment from Limited Runs, and some embossing to look like it is snowing.
This is a close up of the sentiment Susan used.

Guest Designer Sara used Sophia Snow Angel from Paper Pretties. Little Sophia looks lovely and warm in those cosy colours despite the snow.

Cazzy: I used Snowman on a Cupcake from Limited Runs for my first card, I think this would also look great decoupaged a little and I will probably try that soon. Image coloured with Promarkers and Trias and a little glitter glue added. I love how the Limited Runs sentiments fit my Nestabilities dies, so neat!

My second card is made using Frozen Frog Legs from Paper Pretties, again coloured with Promarkers and Trias. I cut a snowflake frame and snow flakes with my Spellbinders Snowflake Frame set (obviously) and more flakes using the Create a Flake set also used to make the flake above.

Two from me this time. The first using Frozen Frogslegs from Paper Pretties and....

the for second card, I've used Santa's Stuck from Limited Runs....

This is the first DT card I made. I've used The Snowman from Limited Runs. I printed out two images, embossed the first one with snowflakes and then covered it with the other to give a 3D effect.
For my second card I've used Sophia Snow Angel by Paper Pretties. I've 3D-ed her and used Liquid Appliqué for my snow. On the inside you can just see some mittens from Limited Runs.
For my third card I've used Little Tree from Limited Runs, coloured with Promarkers. There's also a little bit of Liquid Appliqué on the tree. and for my fourth card...just for fun, I've used an oldie but a goodie from Limited Runs ....
Mad Madison with her axe...!! (I've finished the inside see it here)

   For this card I used Sophia snow angel from Paper Pretties, coloured in using promarkers and glitter glue on the snow. I aued a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder for the background and added silver snowflake and sentiment peel offs.
I also made a quick and simple little present tag using Little Tree from Limited runs, coloured with promarkers, and lots of glitter glue, then cut out with nestabilities, mounted on red card, with a gold snowflake brad and gold ribbon in the corner.

Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) using thebiggest blue froggy at the top of the collection, the other one (at the bottom) doesn't do anything that we can tell, and please comment after you have linked. Don't forget to mention Quirky and add a link back to here. Happy Crafting from The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. You have all been very busy, well done all!

    Lovely makes and Madison is too funny!

    Cazzy x

  2. Wow you all rocked this and I'm so happy that Madison and her axe made an xmas card that is just so funny :) You all did a beautiful job with Limited Runs digi's thanks !!!

  3. You'll have to pop over to my blog to see the inside.....!

  4. What a fun collection of cards - so many creative ideas here! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love all the DT samples-Mad Maddie is a hoot. Happy Holidays all.

  6. Some right gorgeous creations to inspire! wanted to enter my card but Mr Linky had other ideas. you can find it here. http://julie-rainbowdays.blogspot.com/2011/12/sticklesbig-mistake.html

  7. What a great challenge! I love snow.

    The DT projects are all fabulous and inspiring!


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