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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, 24 April 2011

Quirky Crafts 2011 - Challenge 9: A Right Royal Affair (read carefully)

Welcome to another challenge here at Quirky Crafts, I hope you will enjoy this one very much, I think it will be good Quirky fun!

Before I start (Cazzy) we would like to wish a Happy Easter to those celebrating Easter, Happy Holidays to those not.

A Right Royal Affair. With the royal wedding less than a week away make something that is inspired by royalty. Use the colours red, white and blue on your project, and then anything that is inspired by royalty or the royal wedding, think romance, weddings, party (street party), crowns, ermine, couples, cake, champagne, flags and so on, there are lots of ideas you could use.

As usual any craft project can be made, this is a mixed media challenge.

The Quirky Crafts Design Team would also like to wish HRHs William and Catherine a long and happy future together.

This week are happy to bring you two generous sponsors. The first of these is Paper Pretties.

Paper Pretties is a full-service online crafting store. We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique!
In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping, and a wider variety of stamping "must have" products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours.

The prize that the DT choice winner will receive is this lovely stamp set called Everyday Lilly.
Our second Sponsor is Limited Runs.
Write Up

Limited Runs is known to some people as a calorie free sweet shoppe filled with over 80 different Cupcakes something for almost every occasion too but from sweets to fun and even some darker images cause I love Halloween so there is lots to see and play with and almost all digi's are $2.00 with only a few a little more (sets and Mega Digi's for Scrap bookers). Plus I've always got hidden deals thru out the store. When I started making cards I didn't know how addictive this could become and I've become hooked and who doesn't love a handmade anything these days. I've always been into drawing and this just a blend of my drawing and my hobby. May you enjoy my digi's as much as I love to make them, and stop by every Friday and pick up a Freebie but be quick cause who knows how long they will be a freebie for.

Have a fantastic weekend
hugs Nikki

The prize that the public choice winner will receive is any 3 digi's of choice.

Here are some great examples by the design team to inspire you.

First up is Guest Designer Zulma who said that the Leonardo Lion Image from Paper Pretties looks like her Dad and made this great card for him.

Our second guest designer is Suzanne who has used a great drawn image of the Royal happy couple on her beautiful card.

Diane has used a Frog Prince digi from Limited Runs and also a lovely cute little Bugle Bear from Paper Pretties on this unusual shaped card:-

Caro has made a fabulous commemorative tag using the Bugle Bear and crown from Paper Pretties, and the Princess cupcake from Limited Runs.

Lyn has used lots of Bugle bears (from Paper Pretties) on her fun and clever Castle Easel card.

Cazzy used the Princess Cupcake from Limited Runs and lots of bling on this right Royal card.

To add your entry click on the lovely blue Inlinkz Froggy (below) and follow the instructions. Be sure to add a link to your actual entry and not just your blog. Please come back and leave us a comment too. We look forward to seeing what you create.

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. I love all the different DT interpretations of the theme. Gorgeous work everyone!

  2. Well done everyone on meeting my challenge so beautifully, I hope to add another make - got to make it yet.

    Cazzy x

  3. Thanks Cazzy for the opportunity to be a GD for this week. Beautiful proyects DT girls.
    Hugs, Zulma

  4. fabby challenge thanks for the inspiration gang! hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Just found your challenge this week, looks like a lot of fun. Look forward to playing again.

  6. Just added my second entry!
    Thanks agin!
    Dawn xxx

  7. Great theme and some brilliant cards - well done everyone. I'm not sure if my vote has been counted as it tells me I can still cast 3 more votes - lol trust me not to get it right, but I have tried. :)

    Good luck everyone x

  8. Lovely entries everyone, and yes, the voting gizmo is doing something strange!

  9. Yes,it isn't working at all, I don't know why and I will try and find out.

    Cazzy x

  10. I've sussed it lol. You can view the votes you've used and what you have left if you click on the first blue InLinkz creature. I managed to vote twice on one card - oops sorry :)


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