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, 2 January 2011

Quirky Crafts 2011 - challenge 1: New Beginnings

Happy New Year Everyone!
The Quirky Crafts DT hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got all the crafty goodies you wanted and more, and that this coming year is a good one for you all.

We have some exciting news which we will be revealing in two weeks time for our next challenge.

The first challenge of 2011 has been chosen by the lovely Caro and is:
New Beginnings.
Your craft project can be about something new: new baby, New Year, new puppy, engagement, basically a celebration of something new. As it is the first challenge of the New Year you can also use your new crafting stash, just be sure to tell us what the new items are.

We asked all of our guest designers if they would like to join in and would like to thank them for the wonderful projects displayed below.

Here are the design team examples to inspire you:

First, Guest designer Claire Easson's pretty new baby card, she tells us the greeting means "a little miracle" in Swedish.

Caro's New Baby card made in the clean and simple style

Caro's card made with her new Christmas Stash (lots of lovely stamps!)

Guest Designer Ali's (Aqualeiga's Escape) funky Happy New Year Card

Guest Designer Denise's Beautiful Day 2011 calendar

Lyn's New Home Card made with New papers, New Promakers, New clear Stamp, New Nesties and a New Pink Guillotine!

Cazzy's New Baby card, made with previously unused stamp and photographed with new camera and using new light box for the first time (ha - how is that for a lot of new things).

Cazzy's first ever attempt at a canvas (don't laugh)

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Love them all! Great idea to do a calendar Denise, love your round Happy New Year Ali, and Claire's new baby card is soooo cute!
    Happy New Year Everyone!! (Your cards are lovely too Caro and Cazzy!)

  2. Gorgeous projects everyone. You are all so talented.
    Just added my canvas, a bit late:
    Happy Quirky New Year everyone.

    Cazzy x

  3. gorgoues DT cards,guys,great challenge too for some reason,my card has not shown,up on your blog,but its,the one,with the bird cage on hugs cheryl xxxx

  4. Cheryl can you try again, or it won't be in the public vote. I might be able to add it for you, I will try.

    Cazzy x

  5. Actually I can see it, number 3, so all is well.

  6. Just seen your canvas Cazzy, lovely!!

  7. I love your blog header.. i use that one too! Thanks for the challenge. My new beginning is a "New Tradition" a "Back 2 School" parties. I love traditions!

  8. What a great selection of projects from your GDT - they are all competely wonderful!

    I hope you and your followers have a truly fantastic 2011

    Best wishes

  9. Der!!! what am I like?

    They are all great projects btw, not just the GDT's. Sorry x

  10. Such wonderful inspirations for us. Thank you

  11. Thanks for the fun challenge. Gorgeous DT cards!

  12. Gorgeous creations !! great inspiration :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. I love all the cards, but my vote goes to #78!

  14. how do add your vote for the card you like,dont see anything obvious.

  15. how do add your vote for the card you like,dont see anything obvious.


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