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, 17 June 2012

Challenge 13 - Hand made flowers and ribbons

Welcome back to a new challenge. My turn (Diane). This time I have gone for Hand Made Flowers with Ribbons. So I think that is probably self explanatory really.

I am looking for your entries to include Hand Made Flowers ( from punches, die cuts etc) with ribbons. Bought flowers and blooms are not allowed on your project, and if you use them you won't be included in the top three.

You can make anything you like from a card to a scrapbook page and anything else in between. Lots of scope there for you to have fun.

We are very lucky to have two sponsors this time:

who are giving our first place winner (chosen by our DT) this lovely prize of the latest Bev's Bag (available from the shop soon) of teddy bear ribbons.


who are giving the second place winner 6 digi images of their choice.

Here are the Design Team Examples using images supplied by Paper Pretties:-

Guest Designers:

Suzie used Fan-tastic Sophie and made a wonderful flower to match the designer printed paper on this stunning card.

Margreet used "1960" on her lovely vintage altered note book, and said: The flowers are die cut with a Doohickey die (Magnolia), as are the leaves, the roses on top are bought ones. We let Margreet off as she is our guest and we are happy to have this gorgeous make, but challenge entries must not include bought flowers or they will not be counted in the top three.

and the regular Design Team:

I used the "Flourette" image and one of the accompanying sentiments from our sponsor, this is so cute with the kitty stuck in the vase! I made my flowers with Nellie Snellen punches and embossers and added K & Co gems, and a little glitter glue. Image coloured with Promarkers. The dark card is actually plum not brown and matches the ribbon, all ribbons from Bev's Vintage Bag from Crafty Ribbons.

I have used "1960" from our sponsor to make this vintage tag. I used distress inks round the edge, coloured the image with promarkers and then attached a large number of small flowers punched out of basic grey paper. I also made my own rose-like flower from 5 punched flowers, coloured with distress ink, sprized with water, scrunched up and pinned together with a brad. I finished the tag off with pearls on the jacket and hat, and the ribbon attached witha brad.

I used Butterfly Blossoms from our sponsor, which I printed out twice so I could do a bit of 3D-ing. I made my flowers using Woodware punches and coloured with a crimson promarker to match the colour used on the card, then added Stickles Glitter. Paper by Dovecraft


I have used the Blossoms and Butterfly digital image from Paper Pretties for my example. The colour scheme came from the sunflower images, of course. I coloured the image using promarkers and made flowers from copy paper using various punches and dies. The lace was a Martha Stewart Punch and the backing paper on from Sherry K designs.

Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) using the biggest 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. Thanks for having me as guest designer this week - making flowers for my projects is one of my favourite things to do :)
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  2. Nice makes everyone, well done.

    Cazzy x

  3. I'm here at last, lovely makes!!

  4. Thanks for a fun challenge.
    Pretty DT creations!


  5. I have just linked in my very first card I've ever made - yikes. To be amongst such fantastic artists is daunting but I wanted to have a go when I saw the challenge on Spyder's Corner.
    Off to have a look at what others have created now. I deliberately didn't look before I uploaded or I would have backed out.
    Have a great day everyone :0)

  6. Thanks for the challenge and the wonderful inspiration from the team.

    a nice greeting from Andrea

  7. I just posted my card, I hop you like, I created my Rose Flower with McGills Punch set! Great challenge! Thanks!

  8. Just found your site and love it . I have entered this fortnights challenge. Thanks. xxx
    Great DT designs too.

  9. Hii.... Glad that I found your blog.. Check out my craetions for your challenge theme.. Hope u like them... :-) :-)

  10. Lovely DT creations, first time i've entered i hope i measure up lol xx cara xx

  11. I so wanted to add my card after seeing all of the inspiration from your design team. I couldn't get mr linky to play ball so you can find my card here
    Thank you,

  12. Thanks to the lovely Lyn for her visits to sort me out, she's a star!.x


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