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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, 9 June 2013

Challenge #12 Fold It!

 Hi Quirky peoples! It's Lyn here this week, trying to think of a challenge we haven't had for ages, so how about...  
Fold It! 
Yes, I want to see more than one fold on your creation, in fact the more folds the merrier! So that's easel cards, gate cards, those sliding swinging cards, Z cars, I mean, Z cards, or one of  those W thingamejig cards or even if you're feeling clever how about a carousel card! Pop back to Challenge 11  and see Monica's  fabulous carousel card. Or if you feel you can't manage that, try using double sided paper, and folding down a corner or two! And if you don't want to make a card? Well that's okay, just make sure whatever you make, has...
 More Than One Fold!
 This fortnight we are sponsored by....

Some of us have been given Pirate things to play with!! Yo ho ho!! (and a bottle of rum!) and some of us have had other things to play with, like...bikes! (there's a link somewhere...oh yes, they are all made by The Cutting Cafe'. This is what we've done with them.... First we have our Guest Designer...

Helen used Ahoy Matey for her great box card, Helen said she doesn't normally do cute! Didn't she do well!
(I love those skulls in the background!)

Well done Helen! That's fantastic!! And now on to the rest of the Design Team....
I used these adorable bikes rather than the pirates, to create this quirky mandala in my art journal. I used folded paper and dimensional paint to make it (quite literally) stand out from the page. There's only one problem... now I can't close my sketchbook without damaging my petals!

This time what I did was a Pirate invitation birthday party, using the file AHOY MATEY PRINTABLE SET.... courtesy of The Cutting Cafe'. I trace and cut the hats, enlarge the cross bones, I gave shade and dimension. Additional, I used a sweet sailor on the inside of the card

 I made a box with a pull out photo strand with multiple folds. I called it My Pirate`s Treasure.
For the front I used the cross bones digi from The Cutting Cafe Collection, Ahoy Matey. 

Inside, you will first find a warning: Beware, another digi from The Cutting Cafe collection. And then you will find My Pirate`s Treasure: my kids Sofi and Jota, wearing pirate´s costumes.

I used an effect on the pictures to give an older look.

It's a handbag invitation which consists of just 2 folds! On the inside I stuck a green backing paper that has smallish butterflies on it & then added the image from The Cutting Café called "Take a ride" then I added a tree with "rest stop" on the sign to the image. Lots more details and pictures on my blog.

I made a side step card which turned out better than these have before. I used Lets Go for a Ride images and sentiments.

To down view showing the star papers inside. I just need to add a panel to the back to write on now.

I made a box! (No you didn't you fibber!)Yes I did! I just didn't cut it out, it was a RAC gift. I inked all the folds with Vintage brown, then once I'd printed out all the bits and pieces, sentiments, digi's and backing papers I wanted to use, I inked them too. Added Key hole brad and key and other bits. Here's the back...
  Now, if you take off  the band/sleeve that keeps it closed, it looks like this inside...
Filled with Golden Toffees!
Then I had another idea and ate the toffees and made a litte book instead...
and filled the book with little tags and more sentiments. There's room for small photo's later!
One of the tags is a fridge magnet. (which doesn't count in the challenge on it's own as it only has one fold, the ribbon loop, but make a loopy ribbon flower, and yay that would count!

Well, that's what we've done! So now it's your turn! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!
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Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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  1. Wow, amazing makes everyone!

    Cazzy x

  2. wow wow wow wow i am speechless by all the amazing projects...thanks so much for allowing the cafe to sponsor your site..hugs

  3. thank you for having me as GDT this week although my little card pales against the rest of the girls xxx

  4. I agree with all the other wow's, you ladies have absolutely outdone yourselves! Thanks for the chance to play along.
    {Hugs} Barb

  5. What a fun blog! I'm so happy to find you and link up for the first time!...Nancy :o)

  6. Thanks for all the lovely eye candy and inspiration from you Design Team . See you next time!!! Thanks again! :-)



  7. Love all the beautiful projects! I added my link

  8. Wonderful cards by the DT - thanks for sharing your fab inspiration!
    Helen x


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