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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, 17 August 2014

Challenge #17 Put a Stamp on It!

Hi there!  My name is Cindy and this is my first ever hosting of a Quirky Crafts Challenge! Welcome to a new challenge!  To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post.
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

First, here are projects by our Guest Designers:
Jackie said: Image called Cat Mail from Stitchy Bear, I printed onto a parchment card and coloured the image with Pan Pastels and a white gel pen
Dp is K & Co
I cut a stamp from a sheet of K & Co too
Joy feather die to represent a quill
Pink Petticoat sentiment
Sepia fineliner

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

I LOVE postage themed images and have quite a few in my collection! I used these Postacard 2 and Cat Mail images from Stitchy Bear for this week.  Then the Postage dies from Spellbinders came out, and then I had to start to rein myself in!  Check out my blog for more details on construction....

To send our letters we need a mailbox, instead of an email.
For my mailbox I used craft cardstock and inked it with different distress inks colors. I also used a mail related embossing folder and a Graphic 45 fairy stamp.
Of course the most important element in the project is this lovely digi "Letter`s Home" provided by our generous sponsor Stichy Bear Stamps.
I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir pens and when I finished I distress it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, to add a vintage look.

When I heard the theme I found this gorgeous Snowy Postbox scene from Delicious Doodles which is perfect. I added a bit of colour to the very English postbox and scene with Promarkers then die cut it to fit inside the Spellbinders postage stamp die, and to make it more like a stamp I franked it with a Marianne stamp. Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Still using the postage stamp die I used Dear Mr Claus with its  three cute penguins and an American style post box. Again the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.
So two more Christmas cards done, YAY!

 I used, the beautiful stamps, Dear Mr. Claus and Snowy PostBox. Letters for Santa are a Christmas tradition. Kids write their christmas wishes.
Close up of  Dear Mr. Claus.

Inside the card, Snowy Postbox

 And at last...here's my card, late again! Just manged to get it posted seconds before midnight on Monday! I've used "Letters Home" I've 3D-ed her, just a little bit, coloured her with ProMarkers, then used some of the post cards (made them very small) also supplied by Stitchy, along with some punched out stamp shapes to frame the image..

 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.


  1. Beautiful and so inspiring are your creations x

  2. Thank You to the DT for making such fabulous projects using our images.

    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Love and best wishes

    Mandy (Sponsor Co-Ordinator for Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet )


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