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, 16 January 2011

Quirky Crafts 2011 - challenge 2: In the Spring Garden (must have: pink, green, stamped or digi image)

Challenge time again, and first of all I would like to thank all the people who entered the last challenge, it was difficult to get round everyone to comment and there were some great entries.

The Winners of Challenge 1 - New Beginnings are:

Public Vote: Jennifer Greco

DT Vote: There were so many gorgeous entries that we couldn't decide on just one so chose:
1. Amelia's gorgeous wedding card, 2. Jenni with her cute toadstool new house card and
3. Desiree's gorgeous scrapbook page. An honorable mention has to go to Irit for both of her amazing papercraft creations; the cutest mini book ever and a wonderful diaper cake!

Please email us (using the link in the sidebar), if any of you would like to join us as a guest in the next challenge, and do help yourself to a winner's badge to display on your blog with pride.

I would also like to apologise if you expressed an interest in joining the DT, we haven't had time to sort out lists and pick someone yet, though we have a pool of great GDTs to draw on. I am trying to organise all my emails and should be able to find you all and add you to a list soon, then we will announce who will be joining us on the main DT.

We have some very exciting news: this year we already have three great new sponsors, and I would like to introduce the first sponsor and they are sponsoring our challenge today: Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

Love Blooms Paper Pack (used on all except Caro's) and Floral Fantasy (used by Spyder - Lyn) both Floppy Latte Designs

Camelia Watering Can and Dahlia (used by Caro, Diane and Claire) from the Blackberry Lane Range.

and Bumblebrella and Butterfly love both from the Stitchy range (used by Cazzy and Claire)

Challenge #2 of 2011.

The challenge was picked by me, Cazzy, and is...
In the Spring Garden And To Use Pink and Green!.
I think we have had enough of the snow and Winter weather, so let's look forward to Spring and cheer ourselves up!

You must include a stamped or digi image of something you would find in the garden (flowers, bees, butterflies, insects, pots, any garden themed stamp or digi), and include the colours pink and green in your creations. As usual any craft project can be entered.

Your blog post must mention that you have entered the challenge and a link back to this blog and you should leave us a comment after you have linked your entry.

Now we don't want to be horrible, especially as you have made the effort to enter, but if your entry doesn't meet the conditions of the challenge we reserve the right to delete it from Inlinkz, but we will tell you so you can enter another project that does fit.

One overall winner will win a voucher from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps so you can choose something from the great range of images and papers when you are ready to purchase.

Here are some lovely examples by the Design Team all using digi images from our sponsor, and there to inspire you. The papers used are a digi Paper Pack from Stitchy called Love Blooms which is the January Collab offer that comes free with any purchase from Stitchy over $10 in value.

Guest Designer - winner of our Last Challenge Diane's gorgeous 3d Dahlia card.

Guest Designer joining us again - Claire Easson with her magic card using Butterfly Love and Dahlia images.

Caro's clean and simple card using Camelia still life

Lyn's Fairy Fantasy and Love Blooms papers card.
Cazzy's Bumblebrella card

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Please Use this Froggy to add your cards and other makes, the bottom Froggy isn't working. Only a little time left before this closes and voting starts!


  1. Gorgeous examples all of you, well done. I love the elegance of Caro's, the wonderful 3D dahlia that Diane did, the cute butterfly, Lyn's magical card - lovely all of them.

    Cazzy x

  2. Oh how cool!! Thank you so much! :) I had fun playing along with you, I will have to get stamping for this next challenge.

  3. I was so excited I forgot to say - great DT cards this week! I especially like the flower with all the dimension, gorgeous!

  4. Thanks for choosing my card as one of the winners of challenge 1. I am so proud to display my Quirky Crafts blinkie in my sidebar. All the entries were gorgeous, still can't believe my card was chosen. Congratulations to all the other winners.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Amelia x

  5. Nice one girls, and those dt cards are lovely too. Debbiexx

  6. Oops, sorry I didn't pay close enough attention to the deets. I konw it's hard kicking someone to the curb...I did deserve it lol..no worries...Good luck to all

    Hugs, Marjo

  7. Linky doesn't seem to be working - my card is here x

  8. Both your cards have been added now Hazel!!


  9. Thanks for the fun challenge! I used a wonderful park bench and coral for my pink. Hope you enjoy!

  10. Wonderful challenge! It inspired me to try this colors and I'm very happy with the result!


  11. Linky is working for me today so please find my card at
    many thanks xoxox

  12. I'll put it in for you Brenda...if it lets me!!

  13. Fab DT cards. The blue frog seems to have gone awol, so here's mine.

  14. Happy Days I've put your lovely card in with Inlinks, don't forget to come back and vote later today (Friday)

  15. I guess I'm late but here is my entry anyway.


  16. I've added your lovely card to Inlinkz Jeanette, Don't for get to come back and vote!

  17. Love the new look Cazzy, well done! I came over to vote, but seem to be having a blonde moment, as I can't work out how to do it! (Blush!) I wanted to vote for Lena Katrine, Paula Holifield crafts and Yogi!

    Hugs, Ali x

  18. I don't seem to be able to enter my card, maybe I've missed the deadline. My card's here: http://cardmakingbird.blogspot.com/2011/02/lifes-tweet.html
    anyway. Thanks. Marie x


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