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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, 18 August 2013

Challenge #17: Wishing You A Very Quirky Christmas In August! (with a twist)

Evening Quirky people! It's time for another new Quirky challenge and it's my turn Lyn aka Spyder, to set the theme. For the winners of Doris's fabulous BBQ/Picnic challenge, please scroll down to the post below or click HERE!! Our New Challenge is sponsored by the one and only ...
Bugaboo Digital Stamps!
 Crafty Ribbons!
 so I have chosen....
Christmas In August with a Quirky Twist...
What's the twist Lyn??  Well, that's really up to you! I made this wheelie good cheesy looking 'wheel' to chose at least 3 things (more if you like) to add to your Christmas Cards or any Christmas crafty creation you'd like to make, in other words, you can add what you like plus at least three things from the wheel, okay!? We want to see Quirky... So, you might choose to make your own backing papers in pink and blue (non-traditional) and layer it all up in triangles! Or, make a Triangle layered tag/card with a Bugaboo image and a little Christmas Charm! Make it QUIRKY!!

 Here's what our fabulous Guest Designers came up with!

I used a Bugaboo stamp, created my own background paper (or created a scene) and added a Christmas charm.

Wow that was quite the challenge!  I was really struggling to come up with an idea until something came to me while laying in bed this week...lol :) So here is my card!  The options I used are: Triangle Shapes, Bugaboo Image, Non Traditional Colours. Thank you so much for letting me be a guest designer
It was a pleasure Cazro and Emily! Thank you for joining us! And now for the rest of the Team.....

Ho Ho Ho, great minds think alike, I didn't copy Lyn, I didn't check which image she was using either and we both used Little Penguin Winter/winter bench!  I used a Bugaboo image, made my own background and have layers, and a non tranditional colour scheme, so that is four cheesey triangles!
My second card is made using Bugaboo images, Little Penguin Winter - Decorate Tree  and Christmas Words - Believe, and non traditional colours and two of everything. Two images, two fancy die cuts, two purple rectangles, two papers, two ribbons from a Crafty Ribbons collection, and 2 x 3 green flat back pearls! Phew.

On this occasion, I made a decorative frame for which I used the Scene It - Ornament Brats image from our wonderful  sponsor Bugaboo Digital Stamps Stamps. I chose to worked non-traditional colors, make a scene and of course a Bugaboo Digital Stamp. I worked with watercolor pencil and glitters.

  is in the middle of moving house, and might be along later if she can find her stash!

I've used these two bench buddies too, so cute!! Little Penguin Winter/winter bench They've been 3D-ed, where I first left out the Christmas tree and curly bits and then some of the bench was cut away and lastly I added the penguins, cutting off their flippers and one of their feet! (I'm sooo cruel!) I've added silver glitter, glittery white flower-soft, stickles, gems, pearls, sparkly twisted cord, tiny bits of lace as well as tiny holly leaves. From the cheesy triangles I've used, a Bugaboo Image, which is already a scene, triangle layers and non-traditional colours. I'll add more very soon!!

That's it! That's what we've created. Hope our little inspirations help you to join in with our
 Christmas in August  (with a twist) Challenge! Can't wait to see your masterpieces!!

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  1. Lovely makes everyone, and what a fun challenge Lyn.

    Cazzy x

  2. http://getthejclook.blogspot.com/2013/08/ava.html

  3. OMGosh but that one was a challenge! Hope I got all the doubles right. You ladies deserve kudos for all your creative ways to do this challenge!


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