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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, 13 October 2013

Challenge #21 - Favourite Things

Hi everyone!

It's Daire here! I have some big news for you today... this is my last ever challenge as part of the Quirky Crafts Design Team. I've had such a great time over the past ten months; I've really loved stretching my creativity in new and exciting ways but unfortunately I have to prioritise 'real life' things for now.

For my final challenge I'd like you to create something using your favourite things; this could be your favourite colour, your favourite technique, your favourite theme, your favourite brand... whatever you like! The one rule is I want you to tell us which of your favourite things you've used, otherwise how will we know?

Cazzy added this - haha!

This challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, who have provided the team with great images to work with, and Crafty Ribbons :

There are also some great prizes on offer for our three favourite entries:

1st Place - Your choice of 5 images from Robyn's Fetish.

2nd Place - A voucher for Crafty Ribbons, to buy ribbons, buttons and more!

3rd Place - Your choice of 3 images from Robyn's Fetish

Now for some fabulous creations from our guest designers:

Tress said: "I used the image from Robyn's Fetish, My Little Cook.  As for favorites...this card includes many of them!  Little girls' hair worn in doggy ears (too darn cute!), cooking (I'm a passionate cook), green (my color), chocolate chip cookies (yummy), shoes with embellishments (thankfully they still make sandals for women with flowers on them, lol), and last but not least I used my favorite coloring medium of Copic markers."

Kemly said: "Things I like: Within the things that I like and enjoy the most, is Christmas, a time where we have the perfect excuse to share with friends and family. We can give ourselves permission to eat candies and many different meals, enjoy the beautiful decorations, full of brightness and color. Enjoy the illusion of children waiting for Christmas to receive their wishlist, brought by Santa and his good friend Rudolf to celebrate Baby Jesus birth. In my project, I resurrected the idea of the arrival of Rudolf, with his magical red nose, in front of the sled, coming from town to town giving away smiles everywhere.
Thank you very much for the nice opportunity to serve as Guest Designer."

For more ideas and inspiration, look at what our design team have been up to....


For this challenge I decorated a tea tin (my favourite drink) using a selection of my favourite black and white papers: pages from a colouring book, a page from a Mandarin poetry book, some hand doodled papers (one of my favourite things to do) as well as the book worm digi stamp from Robyn's Fetish (if you you read my blog you'll know my favourite way to spend my time is getting lost in a good book). I pasted all my scraps on using my favourite adhesive (Collage Pauge) and finished it off with some of my favourite sparkly things (rhinestones, glitter glue and sparkly nail varnish). Check out my blog tomorrow if you want to see what I'm going to be using this tin for (I'll also be giving away a free printable!)

We are also saying goodbye to Valou for now, she has come to the end of her 2 month GD spot, apart from the reminder post and voting, and we would like to thank her for her beautiful contributions to our challenges. Thank you Valou, all the best to you and your family and we hope to see you again in challenges, and of course you can apply for another 2 month GD position.

Valou said:
For my favorite things, they are flowers as well as blue and pink, my two favorite colors. 

I made a wall hanging in the shape of a giant tag. The gorgeous digi stamp was provided by 'Robyn's Fetish' and was lovely to use. 
This challenge's theme was to use our favourite things.  This gave me the chance to use all of the items I love to use the most. I used several sheets of my favourite Christmas papers, tore each one into pieces, inked around them and paper pieced them together onto the giant hardboard tag. I coloured the reindeer in with some of my favourite mediums, including Inktense blocks, and Portfolio crayons. I also love to use Prima resist canvas (as the leaves), Treasure Gold, and Distress ink pads. I really enjoyed this challenge.

I used Paul Penguin sleighing (thanks to Robyn's Fetish) on my card, and my favourite colour combo of purple and bright green, I also love penguins and all birds. The card blank is my favourite sparkly glittery purple card, and I raided my stash of precious buttons for some purple and bright green ones. I also love to use ribbon and this bright green ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

When I saw this little cook I knew I'd have to hunt out my favourite cooking papers and do my favourite thing, which is lots of layering and 3-D-ing, add my favourite brads and buttons and of course colour her with my favourite Promarkers! See the inside and more detail on my blog!

Doris - may be along later, but is not well.

Hi!!! this proyect is a mix up of different things I like the most. I´m not a skill crafter, so I have trouble cutting with scissors or cutters. So, since I have met my Cameo machine, I felt in love with it and I do everything with it. This recipe card gift box was cut with it. Next, I love Tim Holtz techniques, so I used a regular white cardboad and ink it up with my distress inks, after that I embellish the cardboard with some blue ink swirls and add some shimmer with blue metallic perfect pearls. I chose "My Little Cook" digi from our sponsor Robyn´s Fetish, because I like to cook for my family. I color my image with my Prismacolor pencils. I like to color, I find it so relaxing. Finally inside the box you will find one of my favorite recipes "Coca Cola Carrot Cake", I hope you try it and you will understand why is one of my favorites. Greetings from Costa Rica.

*Is 1/2 CUP of vegetable oil.

Remember - we love to see any kind of crafts entered. Cards, art journal pages, needlework, scrapbook pages, paintings, quilts, sculptures, shadow boxes... EVERYTHING is welcome!

Note: we have one more image we haven't showed you, and that will appear on the reminder post next week!

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Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Ooh! That tin is amazing :)
    Hope to find time to join in this week...

  2. Gorgeous makes everyone, Daire - your tin is stunning!

    Cazzy x

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



  4. Thank you for the challenge on favorite things - I have so many favorite things but I think that happens with paper crafting - great eye candy - way to go DT!

  5. Thank you for this challenge -have a great week and thanks for the samples too!

  6. Great dt creations! Thanks for the fun challenge. :-)


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