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, 18 January 2015

Challenge #2 Through the Quirky Window

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

Welcome back everyone, although I am posting this challenge it is actually set by Doris who is away in the USA at CHA right now, lucky Doris.

The challenge is not about windows in your house, it is about apertures in cards and any other projects, or holes! You can have a big aperture, or small, or many small apertures, as long as we can see through those holes. They can be apertures in a layer of your card or project, so we can see something underneath, a different colour perhaps, a pattern or words or an embellishment.

The sponsor for this challenge is:
who is generously providing all three prizes, and provided the team with some great cutting files to use.

1st prize 3 sets of winner's choice
2nd prize 2 sets of winner's choice
3rd prize 1 set of winner's choice
You get a lot in any of the file sets at the Cutting Cafe, either cutting files or printables so you can see these are great prizes.

Now for some inspiration from our guest designers:

2 month Guest Designer 


A simple and quick card for the man in your life. Made by hand cutting the squares (using the PDF version of the cutting files for people who don't have cutting machines) from the Cutting Cafe template and adding punched hearts so they show from the outside and the inside.

Here is some more inspiration from the team:

I used Word Bubble Left from the Everyday Shapes Window Card Tops file which I cut by hand, with a sentiment from the Birthday Fun file under the window, and a Monster from the Bunch of Monsters file, haha I see more monsters on Monica's card!


For my tag I used Window Cards by our sponsor The Cutting Cafe!!

For this week project, I chose one of the Everyday Shapes Window Card Tops provided by our sponsor, with a lot of circles. Those circles were the perfect windows to show this adorable monsters from "Bunch of Monsters" a set of digital stamps also provided by The Cutting Cafe. The lovely sentiment is part of the same monsters set, I traced it and cut it in vinyl.

Hi every body! In this week I made a card, I used EVERYDAY SHAPES WINDOW CARD TOPS. I love the butterflies in the cutting file.

I took the silhouette of butterflies to decored inside of the card. Also, I used Distress Ink, gel pen and a small fabric flower in this project. =)

Any crafty project is acceptable as usual. Important: BEFORE you link up please add a link to the Quirky Crafts Challenges blog (http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com - the blog not this post) to your post - or you will not be able to enter. When you have done this you can go ahead and 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 (or inlinkz will not accept your non blog link) you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link. Good luck!

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Non blog entries:

Naomi Sherred via facebook.


  1. This was a very FUN and UNIQUE challenge and I enjoyed stepping outside my box for it! I hope to join more on your site. Thank you for all the work that goes into posting challenges. This is a great blogspace!! xoxo Jen


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