Welcome to Quirky Crafts Challenges

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, 26 October 2014

Challenge #22, Quirky Charades (is it a book, Film or Song?)

Hello everyone!!  It´s me (Doris) inviting you to our new Challenge Quirky Charades, is it a book, Film or Song. Remember the party game? Just tell us which book, film or song your project is based on and thats it . Easy, don´t you think? Now, to see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post, and let me introduce you our Sponsors and Prizes.

 Our Sponsor and Prizes
First Place will receive 6 images from Paper Pretties

Second Place will receive 3 images from  Limited Runs 

Third Place will receive 1 image from Robin´s Fetish

What do you prefer: a book, a film or a song? Let´s get play together!!

And for some inspiration, next you can find some great ideas from our Guest Designers and of course from our DT.


Little Drummer Boy ( song, and Drummer Boy is the name of the image from Paper Pretties as well), coloured with Graph It Markers, cut out and adhered to card using silicone glue, papers used for the bottom of the card gold metallic with gold embossed stars, Kanban patterned card stock, Aperture cut with oval Spellbinders Scalloped die, Added gold stars and sentiment.

In my house there are many movies and one of my favorites is "Fried Green Tomatoes" I recommend!! I used the stamp "Flower Mug" of Limited Runs.

My daughter loves the movie "Devil wears Prada" It´s a great movie!! And the stamp is from the sponsor Paper Pretties and is called "1960"

Unfortunately Christine is in hospital, but we hope to add her project later, and we all wish her a speedy recovery.


My first card is a song - Welcome Home by Peter's and Lee, and I have been singing it all afternoon. I used Welcome from Paper Pretties with a sentiment that is one of several with the image, and perfect for my song!

My second card might be a little late, I have to go hospital visiting and will probably not have time to finish and load it up - so check back later.

Monday - a little later than planned, but I wanted to get this right and it was very late when I finished it last night. This is about Pretty Woman, which is a film and a song, but I don't think it was ever a book. Wouldn't it be great if you can find something that covers all three! The image is from Limited Runs and is called Molly and you can find her on the Girls page of Limited Runs. Details are on my blog.


For my first project I used the lovely "Flutterby" provided by our sponsor Paper Pretties. This card is inspired in one of my favorites songs:  Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler. 
This card represents the freedom of an eagle flying high up in the sky.

For my second project I got my inspiration from a pretty sad kids story "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen.
For this project I used "Sitting Pretty" digi provided by our sponsor Limited Runs.

Both projects were colored with a mix on Spectrum Noir pens and Prismacolor pencils.

Hi everyone! For my project I used this cute digi Stamp  Winter Fairy,  provided by our sponsor, Limited Runs Stamps. This card is inpired in one of my favorite story, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.  
This beautiful girl remember me, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, I love this story, because I love Christmas. My project is colored with acuarelables pencils.
Will be late, is stuck in the middle of nowhere dog sitting of course! Lyn said "I have gone to the dogs".
I'm here!! I'm out of the 'dog house!' Wednesday night....better late than never! 
  Here's my card. I've used this cute little Santa from Limited Runs. He was coloured on the compter, (with a tiny dash of Pastle blue Promarker added afterwards. I've printed him on to my own snowy paper, then fixed him over Pink Petticoat Snowflakes paper and some embossed silver card. The Sentiment diecuts are from Crafts Creations. I've added  some Stickles Glitter to his hat and coat. I've also added an die-cut snowflake corner, white sparkly eye-lash wool and the tiny snowflakes he's holding were punched out from the waste of the sentiment diecuts. And my song?? "Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow!" of course.

For my frist project I made a card using the Heavenly Angel from the  Fairies and Angels set.  It is provided by our sponsor Limited Runs . I inspired me by the the Angel song from Sarah McLachlan. I worked the image with Spectrum Noir Markers and I added some embellishments too. Here is the link, just in case: Angel.

My second project is based on The Lion King movie, which is one of my little one favorites movie. We are always singing and dancing with this song. The image Leonardo Lion from Paper Pretties. In this case what I did was print and cut in a different papers and I used Distress Ink and Spectrum Noir for the details. And this is the link: The Lion Sleeps Tonight !!!

IMPORTANT! Before you link you must:
Add a link to http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.co.uk ( to your entry post, if you do not do this you will have to go back and do it, it is quicker to do it first.

Linking will allow you to continue, and will record your entry, (in some cases it still goes into the moderation queue)!

Then press the button and link to your project post.

Please leave us a comment after you have linked your creation.

If you followed the Quirky Rules you will be considered for the the top three, you could win a prize and be guest designer too - good luck from the team. Please come back and check if you won within 14 days of the challenge close. Good luck

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Challenge #21 Frame It Winners

I was blown away by all of the gorgeous entries to my challenge, didn't you do well! After looking at all of your lovely entries the team have all voted for their favourites and the votes added together to find our top three prizewinners. 

I would like to thank both of our wonderful sponsors for generously allowing the team to use their images to create some fabulous examples, so a big thank you to Bugaboo and The East Wind.

There are two firsts for me today, this is the first time there have been so many entries to one of my challenges, you clearly loved it! The second first (or should that be the first first) was that the voting for the first place was unanamous, every one of us - that is the 5 DT and Myriam, our 2 month guest designer - voted for Amanda!

After that everyone voted for a different favourite 5, with only a few getting more than one vote, which made it very difficult to come up with second and third, but after sorting the spreadsheet and consolidating duplicate lines we got there!

Myriam's two months is nearly over, and we will be looking for the next 2 month Guest Designer, so if you would like to be that Guest Designer and find out what it is like to be on a DT without the full responsibilities, or if you just would like a short term position, then go to the tab at the top of the page and add your link. If you want more details just ask and I will send them to you.

We have a number of unclaimed badges and prizes from the past two or three challenges, please check to see if you were a winner and contact me.

Without further ado, here are our top three:

Our first prize winner is Amanda with a gorgeous  altered steampunk frame that we unanamously voted as our favourite.

Congratulations Amanda, you have won 7 images of your choice from Bugaboo!

Our second place winner is Papersniffer, with a lovely snowy shaker card.

 Congratulations Papersniffer,  you have won 3 gorgeoush images of your choice from The East Wind.

In third place we have Sylvia with another gorgeous altered frame. It truely is "Frame at last".

Congratulations Sylvia, you have won 2 images of your choice from Bugaboo.

Please all of you email me (Cazzy) using the email link in the sidebar, or comment below or by contact form if the email doesn't work for you. You will be send your personalised winner's badge, and I will arrange for you to get your prize.

We would love all of you to be guest designers in the next challenge, please tell us if you can. If you are interested in the 2 month guest place you can tell me that too, if you don't want to add your link on the 2 month GD page.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and don't forget to check back later today to find out about our new challenge!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Challenge #21 Reminder to Let's Quirky Frame it.

It is reminder time and I want to see those frames, in your image, round your image - lets Quirky frame it!

I forgot to find a video last time, but how about this one?

Here is a reminder of our sponsors and prizes.

Our first prize winner will win:
7 images from Bugaboo.

Our second place winner will win:
3 images from The East Wind.

Our third place winner will win:
2 images from Bugaboo.

Now it is time for some more inspiration for you.

This card features a window frame, the image is from Bugaboo of course and is called Snow Friends Window. Look at the snowfolk peeping into the room! Ribbon by Crafty Ribbons.

Here is a spooky creepmas card, and I am not sure who I will give it to! The image from Bugaboo is called Make it Snappy - Skelekinz Merry Christmas. The image has a built in frame, which I coloured blue with Promarkers and added dots of Distress Stickles.

This beauty is from The East Wind and is called Kettle Mon Amour. This time my frame is a die cut one. Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

For my first reminder project, I made a Christmas tree frame card and added this beautiful "Christmas Kettle Mon Amour"digi provided by our sponsor "The East Wind". I love all the shimmer and bright of the Christmas season, so I used red and green glitter cardstock for the frame and the base; and added more shimmer with glitter tule. I colored the digi with Prisma Color pencils (trying to improve my shades, still a lot of practice to go".

For my second reminder project, I a flourish frame card and added a pair of animal print high heels to honor the funny sentiment from the "Frame it-Cinderella" provided by our sponsor Bugaboo. The digi is also colored with Prisma Color pencils, and for the background I used a little distress ink.

Hello every one, this is Doris and I want to share with my reminder projects. For my first one, I used this awesome image from Bugaboo, and you can find it, just clicking here: Fairy-Christmas_p_3826.html. For this image I used a few colors and for the shadow I just used the IG3 marker color.

My second one is a gorgeous image from THE EAST WIND and, she is Digital Stamp- Lucy Loo 'Queen of hearts' -300dpi jpeg/png fi.... . As the last week, I´m using the Spectrum Noir markers and, I used the Ice Gray colors for the main image. I also used the DR7, DR6 and CR11 for the red details. Have a colorfull week!!!
Here's my second make for this Frame It Challenge using Lucy Loo Mirror Mirror from The East Wind. I've cut her out and fixed her to some really shiny mirror card, added eyelash wool, gems, glitter and a corner die-cut.
And here's my third card, using a Bugaboo Harry Potter digi in its own frame. The paper, or card I've used came from a TV craft program some years ago and this is the first time I've used it. I've 3D-ed Harry and his owl, printed him out over some blue snowflake paper by PinkPetticoat, added Glossy Accents to his glasses, stars, loads of Stickles Glitter, a pompom and my own sentiment in the blank space.

A chocolate box for my friend on her graduation!!! I used the Ava grad diploma stamp from Bugaboo!

I love Paris. I hope I can be there someday!!! I used Lucy Loo Voyage from The East Wind.

Hi! I used for this reminder, Aurora Siesta from The East Wind. I coloured with acuarelable pencils.

I love this adorable digi. =) 

For my second project,  I used Fairy Christmas from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. 

This beautiful digi, it's coloured with acuarelable pencils.

To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Challenge #21 Let's Quirky Frame it.

To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post.

Welcome to a new challenge, set by me (Cazzy) and I hope you will love it. I am not here, I am in Devon and so will be a little late replying to winner's and sending badges etc.

The challenge is called Let's Quirky Frame it, and all you need to do is include a frame, frame an image, an image with a frame in it already, make your own, door frame - any sort of frame.

We have two generous and amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Bugaboo and The East Wind.

Our first prize winner will win:
7 images from Bugaboo.

Our second place winner will win:
3 images from The East Wind

Our third place winner will win:
2 images from Bugaboo.

Now it is time for some inspiration for you.

Guest Designers.

Image is ‘Aurora’ Daisy from The East Wind shop,
Coloured with Promarkers,
Frame is made from Kraft card, embossed with a wood grain embossing folder and inked with
Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs. Then sized to fit to the image and each section was curved to make it dimensional.
Then adhered to a backing piece of Kraft card.
My daughter was fascinated with this project. 
She loved it! As soon as she saw it, she put it in her wall!!
For this proyect, Myriam used Chinese Live Love Laugh Symbols from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps
For her second project, Myriam used Aurora Vine from our sponsor The East Wind

Design Team

 Scene-it--AKV-halloween-scene from our great sponsor.Hello everyone!! For this amazing challenge, first I want to say I had a really fun time. Then I chose the stunning Scene-it--AKV-halloween-scene  from our amazing sponsor Bugaboo. As each week I worked with Spectrum Noir markers and of course, I used a green frame as a requirement challenge. I invite you to have fun, participating of our challenge.

My second project is a reminder cork frame in which I used the digital-stamp-lucy-loo-scent-of-spring from our sponsor THE EAST WIND. Enjoy the challenge!!

For my first card I used Lucy Loo Mirror Mirror from The East Wind. I coloured Lucy with Promarkers and Spica pens and mounted her on an arch card, added lace and buttons, and here we have a little spooky card! Lucy is emerging from a mirror frame.

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I used  Make it Snappy - Hay There from Bugaboo for my second card, which is one of the Frame It range of images which comes with a built in frame. It comes with the sentiment and blank so you could use your own. Once again it is coloured with Promakers, and simply mounted on designer paper.

For my first project I used the lovely Aurora Vine from our sponsor The East Wind. Colored with Prismacolor pencils. I add a little bit of 3d crystal lacquer to add some dimension to the collar and the head flowers.

For my second project I used Frame it.-Marilyn Quote from  our sponsor Bugaboo. Colored with Prismacolor pencils. To add some dimension, I 3d Marilyn`s head.
Here's my first card. I've used a Bugaboo framed image, coloured with Promarkers. I used the same colours to make the strippy paper as I used to colour the digi.  The black card is also a frame. Both the guy and the woman, plus the cup have been 3D-ed

Hi! I used for my first project. Aurora Daisy. From The East Wind. I coloured with acuarelables pencils. I used a frame to make a card.

For my second project I used Girl puppy love.  From Bugaloo Stamps. Also I coloured with acuarelables pencils. I make a card with a frame.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.