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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, 20 May 2012

Challenge #11 Quirky Dots, Spots, Stripes & Ribbons!

Evening everyone! It's Lyn here, with the next Quirk Crafts Challenge. Thank you to everyone who joined in with the last one, check the post below to see who our lovely winners were!
It's my turn to set the theme this fortnight, very easy. You can make any crafty creation, as well as cards, we'd love to see, ATC's, Fat pages, Inchies, Scrap Book Pages, Altered Items, anything that takes your fancy, but I want to see ....
Dots/Spots, Stripes & Ribbons!

This challenge is kindly sponsored by the lovely...

Our winner (Chosen by The Quirky Design Team) will be able to choose 5 digi images from the Robyn's Fetish Store.
Here is a lovely example from our Guest Designer Crafty Girl, using the 2 Kewl Cat digital image from our sponsor. All you have to do to become a Guest Designer (and receive some digi images to work with) is to win a challenge, or be chosen as one of our Top Three!

I've made an easel card using my own papers, find them Here. The 'Forever Friends' digital image from our sponsors, dotty ribbon, brads, card candi and buttons from my stash. I've 3D-ed the duck/chicken (Ducken?!) and coloured with ProMarkers. Used an XCut punch to make the patterned border at the top and bottom, which flips up at the bottom to hold the easel in place. The font is a freebie, link on my blog.
I used Five Little Froggies, which I have decoupaged a little though it is hard to tell in this photo. I used papers that are free with the latest Card Making and Papercraft magazine, they are double sided. Spotty Ribbon from Crafty Ribbon, stamped sentiment is Hero Arts, buttons Papermania, and eyelets from stash.

I used the very cute 'an elephant never forgets' from our sponsor to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law who loves elephants. The elephant was coloured in using promarkers, and found various scraps of paper in my stash with spots, dots and stripes on them. I folded the ribbon and added very minimal embellishments. I went for a clean and simple and elegant design because she is an elegant lady. The colours are cream and blue although the cream doesn't show up very well on this.
I loved this digistamp. It is called 2 Kewl Cat...and he really is too cool! I decided to use cool colours to compliment him, so the background is cool blue and navy. Unfortunately the colours are a little bleached in this photo. Since I changed craft rooms I haven't been very successful with the photographs....the lighting obviously isn't right for photography. I will have to photograph them somewhere else I think, anyway the cat is coloured in Promarkers, cool grey 2,3 and 4 and then decoupaged...hope you like!

There you go! Lovely easy challenge, off you go and create!! Thank you for stopping by!

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 (please read the rules and if you realised you haven't followed the rules and won't be included in the top three, and you want your entry removed to try again - please email us using the link in the side bar).

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Stunning cards with gret inspiration, xx

  2. Very nice challenge :) Great cards from the DT :)

  3. Well done everyone, lovely examples.

  4. This was such a great challenge (and lots of fun to say too!)

  5. Woo Hoo... I made the a card with all the requirements for your challenge!



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