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, 11 January 2015

Challenge #1 2015 Reminder post. Clean and Simple.

It is reminder time everyone, you have until midday on Saturday 17th Jan to play along with us.

Here is a recap of our challenge, sponsor and prizes:

The challenge this time is Clean and Simple and this is what Clean and Simple means to me: not many embellishments, nothing fussy, and lots of "white space" which doesn't have to be white - lots of any colour unprinted, unstamped space really.

Some of you put everything but the kitchen sink on your cards normally, all very pretty but if this is you I guess clean and simple means something different. Let us see what your clean and simple looks like!

We are sponsored by the wonderful Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

Our generous sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps


 1st prize of 3 images of choice from the whole of the Stitchy Bear store

2nd prize any 3 of the DT's chosen images

3rd Prize any 2 of the DT's chosen images 

Stitchy has provided the team with some great images to use, some will be showcased this week and some next week in the reminder.

Here is the list of images the team got to use:

BB Kakes
Floppy Latte
Lil Angel
Victoria TwilightStained Glass Flowers III
Miss WeebleSteampunk 3 pc set


Pretty in PinkIkes Art
Lil Diva

Fancy ThatBlue Tit 4
A sign of spring

My Heart PiecesCrafty Girl

Bride AnkhiBassett Hound

Now for some more brilliant inspiration for you, and I hope you will visit our blogs, particularly our guests, to tell them that you like the projects. Lets spread a little love in 2015!

Guest Designers:

Lori used Poodles, with a great retro tiled look to her journal and great colouring! Go tell her if you love it on her blog, and see all the details!
Deborah used the gorgeous Lil Angel by Stitchy on her lovely card.

Design Team:

  I used the digi provided by our sponsor Stitchy Bear: Stained Glass Flower III and coloured it with Watercolor pencils.

For my "Clean and Simple" reminder I used this lovely "Fancy Hat" digi stamp provided by our sponsor Stitchy Bear. To color the image I used Spectum Noir pens and a litle bit of shading with distress inks.

Hi everybody! To reminder in this challenge, "Clean and Simple" I made a 3D flip swing card, I used a lovely digi Pretty in Pink. From our generous sponsor Stitchy Bear. My project is coloured with acuarelables pencils. I used also Distress Inks and small flowers on the sides of the girl were drawn by me. A little reminder of my childhood, because to me it has always loved drawing and coloring!

I just couldn't resist this extra cute Bassett Hound by Crafty Girl, he is so cute! I coloured him with Promarkers and cut him out to go on a cloud embossed background coloured with a little chalk. Die cut sentiment to match his collar.

This is another version of the card I made last week, identical images and die cuts, but this time the image is printed on Kraft and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The images are Blue Tit 4 by IkeSart and A sign of Spring by Lil Diva.

 To enter the challenge link your project HERE.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Beatiful jobs! Great ideas!! Congrats to others Desing team! =)

  2. Lovely inspiration. I may be going nuts ( entirely possible!) but csnt see a link up button. Is it active? x

  3. Ignore my last comment- found the link further down! x


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