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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, 16 February 2014

Challenge #4:Let's Quirky Well, Pile it High! Layer it Up and 3D it!

Hi Quirky people, It's New Challenge Time Again! It's Lyn here and my turn to set the theme! Well you may have noticed I like to 3D my cards, soooo this is a nice easy challenge because all you have to do is...
Pile it High! Layer it Up and try some 3D! 
The more you do the more we'll love it!!
Our Fabulous sponsors for this fortnight are...
  Who have supplied our team with some fantastic digital images, which  we've showcased here.
 1st Prize: 3 images from Robyn's Fetish
2nd Prize: $5 of Images from Digital Delights
3rd Prize: 1 image from Robyn's Fetish

Here's some inspiration from our Quirky Team using images supplied by Robyn's Fetish, first our Guest Designer....

Cindy is our new 2 month Guest Designer, welcome Cindy!

I had this paper from Kaisercraft called 'What a Hoot' that I had picked up because I LOVED it but no plans.  This image gave me a plan to do with it. :)
I started off by printing 4 copies of the image onto copic paper, about 3" square (the nice thing about digi images... you can resize to your use!) I coloured the images with my Stampin' Up markers, then cut out layers from two of them. Once finished colouring, I cut out a full image with Spellbinders Labels 2.
The spare image was roughly cut out and used as a mask to cover the colouring and then sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang: Treasure Island Turquoise.
I covered a card front with a 5x6.5" piece of the pattered paper, then a 4.5x6" of the reverse side.
The ribbons running down the side are from Magenta and Maya Arts.
The die cut image was matted with a piece of the same paper then pop dotted onto the front of the
The pieces I cut out of the other coloured images were then pop dotted on top of the main image.
Finishing touches include the 'Thanks' stamp by Stampin' Up, White Zig Wink of Stella brush on the glasses and a couple of green plastic squares from my kit.

and Our past winner.....

Desire used It's a Beary Nice Day from Robyn's Fetish, what a great sentiment, and lots of layers and 3d elements.
and the Quirky Craft's Team
I love to work on 3D paper crafting, so I`m really excited about Lynn`s challenge.
For this project I chose this beautiful Robin`s Fetish digi "Rain, rain go away".
I made a round easel card and piled up some brown doily border dies over a pale rose shades, to finally show this lovely girl looking trough the window.
For a final 3D touch, I added two delicate butterflies with their wings up, as if they were flying.
To color the digi I used Spectrum Noir Pens and Silhouette Cameo for all the paper cutting.

First I have to thank Lyn for this challenge. Working in layers is something that I like, and I especially loved working with this image. To give dimension to the layers, I used double-sided foam adhesive and I highlighted some parts of the image.
Secondly, I have to say I am very happy because I used my Valentine gift, my Spectrum Noir Markers to paint this beautiful image. By the way, this image is Smart Owl and is courtesy of our great sponsor Robyn's Fetish.

Once I finished with the image. I placed it on a base card, I used an adhesive edge and a sentiment according to the theme. I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I have enjoyed.
 Well, here's my 3D card and I've also used the Smart Owl from Robin's Fetish. I've added loads of layers starting with red and black to cover the blank card and then have layers up some 'school words' backing paper, more layering for the topper plus of course, I've 3D-ed the Owl! I've also added an apple brad and a pencil and ABC  buttons. The other papers were from my stash. The sentiment I made on the computer...black background with white writing!

I love the theme of this challenge, it's right up my street. I love layers, 3D projects and anything mixed media...... Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and I chose the image of a bird and bird box..
I used a small canvas and tried to add depth to it by adding several layers. Unfortunately the photos aren't very good at showing the layers clearly...
The first layer was paper blocking, which is basically creating a background using varying sized, patterned, and coloured papers (which are from my stash).  There was then a layer of paint, added embellishments, and a large paper flower which I made.
I finished the canvas off by edging it in black and applying a couple more embellishments, and not forgetting the use of Treasure Gold gilding wax over some embellishments and around the edge.......

This image is called Ms Lamb Chop, and I didn't immediately think baby card (though it crossed my mind), once I had coloured the flowers and added layers of HOTP papers and a gorgeous grosgrain spotty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons the card just yelled out Baby Girl! I coloured the image with Promarkers, and cut out several layers of the lamb to decoupage it (I will take a better photo to show this soon) added some Stickles glue to the flowers (and having decided to do this today as I was trying to finish the card a few accidents were inevitable, so I had to reapply it a few times and it is very much wet in the photo).
Sorry I am late again, seems to happen every time, this is due partly to ongoing computer problems and family visiting - details on my blog! (Also I added this earlier and it disappeared again).

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Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Fantastic makes everyone! love them!!

  2. It was a huge honour to be a gdt. Thank you so much. The other gdt and the dt's creations are gorgeous and so creative.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Wonderful makes everyone, the owl is popular I see, he is cute!

    Cazzy x

  4. Gorgeous DT creations ladies and fab challenge.xxx

  5. Fun challenge and a lovely job from the Design Team! See you next time!!! Thanks again! :-)



  6. Great job of layering everyone. PennyRae

  7. this was a great challenge and I loved all the samples from the DT

  8. Fab examples from the DT! What a wealth of details and layering here!

  9. Thank you for a fun challenge and great inspiration by your Design Team. Hugs, AntoinetteT

  10. How exciting to be able to share this new craft i am doing..thank you!


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