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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, 24 August 2014

Challenge #17 Put a Stamp On It Reminder

Hi there!  My name is Cindy and this is my first ever hosting of a Quirky Crafts Challenge! One more week for this challenge!

Remember when there was no internet and all we got was mail in a mailbox?   For this challenge, use a postage stamp: an image of a postage stamp, postoids, postage stamp dies or scissors...  Let's see what we can create to pay homage to this original form of communication.

  This challenge is being sponsored by Stitchy Bear.  She gave us some fun images to play with...

 Prizes will be from this creative company so check them out!

The prizes for this challenge are:
1st place - 3 images of choice from the whole Stitchy Bear Store
2nd place- any 3 of the Dt´s chosen images
3rd place- any 2 of the Dt´s chosen images

Here are the images that the team used:

Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps

 Crafty Girl

Delicious Doodles

Hope Jacare

And here's what our Design Team came up with!

Letters and postcards are treasures. When you get them, you need a especial place to store them and keep them safe. So, for this week project I made an accordion album to keep my letters.
For this project I used Post Card Set 1 and Cat Mail provided by Stitchy Bear. 
To keep the vintage look of my project, I used just a little bit of distress ink.

 I am still on a Christmas card theme, and this time I used an image from the set called Mr Frosty, and I found some great paper with postage stamps on it by Papermania that was perfect for this challenge.

The inside is decorated with more of the postage stamp paper, and the stamps have a snowman on them which ties in with the main image.

This week project is about Love letters and the feelings about it...

My turn to be late on posting... SO sorry!
I have been enjoying the entries so far and want to thank everyone who has entered my first ever challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenges.  For those who have not yet, why not? :)  Any craft project that has postal elements to it are well come.  Think dies cuts, postage stamps, post boxes, those fun postage edge scissors we all collected at one point...

This Art Journal page is my reminder project.
Aren't they all fantastic! Here's mine, sorry Cindy I beat you again at being last! Thought I'd sneak this in on  Tuesday morning, hoping no one would notice! I've used those posting penuins Dear Mr Claus and coloured using Promarkers. I die-cutted out the first picture with the snowy background and then added more 3D layers. I've also added stickles glitter, ribbon and a little Father Christmas envelope with a tiny stamp on it in shrink plastic.

Now let's see what you've come up with!  Any crafty project is acceptable as usual.  Before you link up please add a link to Quirky Crafts Challenges to your post - or you will not be able to enter, then please add a link to your blog post or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button or link below. If you do not have a blog you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

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