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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, 29 September 2013

Challenge # 20 2013 Quirky Pumpkin Time

Hello my dear Quirky friends, it´s my turn again (Doris), and I hope that everyone has a life full of health, love, happiness and creativity. And as you can see, I wanted to pick a theme orange colored:


” When you see me in the fields,
my oranges glowing in the sun.
It is time to say good bye to summer
and Hello to autumn fun!!”

All you have to do is let your imagination fly and participate in projects (any project) that has pumpkins. Pumpkins, happy, sad, funny, scared, friendly, angry … Pumpkins. I can´t wait to see the beautiful creations that you have to share with our Quirky family. And to encourage you to participate, I want share with you who are our sponsors in our Pumpkin Challenge. 

So we have a beautiful color, a nice theme, and of course wonderful prizes
First Place: 7 Bugaboo digi images
Second Place: 3 digi Limited Runs images
Third Place: 2 Bugaboo digi images

And last but not least important, to see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post. 
Now, let me show you  the beautiful projects that our guests designers and our team have been working on.

Guest Designer Gabriela

I want to thank Quirky Crafts for this opportunity. For me is a honor to design for you. I made a shadow box that represents the crops. I used fall colors and of course lots of pumpkins. Then I added two digis from our sponsor BUGABOO. (Gabriela, we want to thank you for being a great guest and making this wonderful example).


I made the background of this canvas using Adirondack paint dabbers and the Digis are from 'Limited Runs' and I absolutely love them. I coloured the Digis in with Promarkers and added some texture paste through a stencil on the background. I also stamped some cobwebs around the canvas and added a metal moon and moth embellishment.

Valou used a Bugaboo image called Cat Peeker on her amazing Halloween card. Who wouldn't love to get a card like this!

I love this arty looking crow and pumpkin from Bugaboo, so much I used it three times! I picked up the sentiment free from Bugaboo too, you might be lucky and still find it there free but it is due to be replaced so you might just have to buy it (or win the challenge and get it free). Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbon.
Back later with something spooky!

For this challenge I made a Step Pergola Card, with this lovely digi "Scarecrow Pumpkin String" from our sponsor Bugadoo. I love fall colors, that always looks good with pumkins; and of course a cute fall owl, just looking around from the top of the Pergola.

Here's my first make using the Pumpkin String and a Bugabo freebie sentiment pumpkin! They've all been layered and 3D-ed and I've added bats and cats and stars and spiders! The little pumpkin by the scarecrow's foot is one left over from all the '3D-ing' All coloured with ProMarkers.

For my first project, I chose a tridimensional Shadow Box​​, with background in autumnal colors. I used  and AKVFALL wheelbarrow, both images from our great sponsor Bugaboo , and both hand painted with watercolor pencil.

My second project is an LO, for which it I increased the size of Witch and Pumpkins, a beautiful image of our sponsor Limited Runs. It is handpainted, always using watercolor pencil and I used autumnal and halloween colors as background.

As I'm just about to start up with my studies again, I thought that for this challenge I'd decorate a binder. I used mixture of paper scraps, stickers and washi tape before making a feature of the quirky Pumpkin Bird from Bugaboo (coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Souffle pens). I'll post a full tutorial on my blog tomorrow, so make sure to come check it out!

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Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Lovely makes everyone, well done!

    Cazzy x

  2. Wonderful cards ladies! Great DT work. Hugs

  3. Beautiful Projects Ladies Love the Canvas and L/O you did with my digi's
    hugs Nikki

  4. Great challenge, lovely eye candy! See you next time!!! Thanks again! :-)



  5. Thank You for the Pumpkin Challenge and the nice display of Pumpkin creations by the DT - I saw your challenge advertised on Spyder's Corner blog - I read your rules and uploaded my 3 creations dated within the 10 day allowed time of creation - I have you added to my list of challenges. Have a happy week ~ and thanks again for the challenge ~

  6. Fabulous DT inspiration, thank you for the fun challenge.

  7. Thanks you so much for this challenge. I included a participation. Wonderful DT works. Nice day everyone!


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