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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, 1 January 2012

Challenge 1 - 2012- Food Glorious Food

Hi Everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our followers. Hope you all had a lovely, healthy and Happy Christmas. Now when I (Diane) was trying to decide on my theme for this challenge I was up to my neck in cooking for the Christmas break, and I got to thinking that we would all be sick and tired of the sight of food by New Year....so what better theme for the challenge.....just to tease you all.

This challenge is not only our first for 2012, but also the first with a new sponsor. We have been joined on this challenge by Bugaboo Stamps, and we are all happy to welcome them aboard. Please check out their digital stamps, they are so cool, and are something just a little bit different too. Bugaboo also have their own challenge blog where you can have another chance to win.

proud sponsor
Bugaboo Stamps have very kindly offered a prize of 7 digital stamps to the winner of this challenge.
We are also sponsored for this challenge by our favourite ribbon and button people: Crafty Ribbons who will be providing some yummy cherry ribbons.

The winner of the challenge can choose either the Digistamps or the Ribbons as their prize, so second place will also receive a prize this time. Both winner and runner up will be asked to join us as Guest Designers in a future challenge.
So just to recap my challenge is "Food Glorious Food". So I want to see a creation, card or anything else at all, around the theme of food . Here is what the team have come up with using stamps from Bugaboo Stamps.

Guest Designers from our sponsor:

Sandye Curry used JJ Housework Cook on her recipe card.

Scrappy used this cute cow with a big candy stick to make a candy box.

Guest Designer Yogi used Baking Dottie on her first card with a definite French theme.

Yogi used JJ Housework Cook and sentiment on her second card.

Cazzy: Well here I am a little late again, due to printer problems last night! I used JJ Housework Eat Out with sentiment on my card and went for a turquoise base and matching Promarker. Great for someone who hates to cook or is houseproud. I think this sentiment would also work great with Dottie Baking!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm so excited I could sing!! (don''t!) I love Bugaboo Digi Stamps and have used Berry Fairy Cupcake for my card. I printed the digi out four times and built up a 3D image. A bit of glitter here and some added sparkle, almost good enough to eat!
I've also made an ATC using this Lovely little Monkey with his Birthday Cake...(I'm seeing monkeys everywhere now!) I've done a little bit of 3D-ing on him too. The balloons are from another Bugaboo image...

This is my first experience with Bugaboo stamps and I loved them so much that I used 3 of them and matching sentiments to make a series of ATCs. I used Dovecraft paper for the background, then edged the ATCs with distress inks (broken china and worn lipstick) and finished off with Gems and the sentiments.

I love these digital stamps. I chose JJ Cook to work with and thought for a change I would not do a card. I have made a recipe box. The image coloured, as a ways, with promarkers.

We hope to see lots of entries...show us what you've got....

Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) using the biggest blue froggy at the top of the collection, the other one (at the bottom) doesn't do anything that we can tell, and please comment after you have linked. Don't forget to mention Quirky and add a link back to here (please read the rules and if you realised you haven't followed the rules and won't be included in the top three, and you want your entry removed to try again - please email us using the link in the side bar). Happy Crafting from: The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. thanks for a great challenge and I love the DT cards :)

  2. Hi everyone !

    Fantastic creations from all the DT !
    Fabulous challenge to start the year, Its got me back at the craft desk..Thank you !
    susan x


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