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, 15 January 2012

Challenge 2 - 2012 - Silhouette

I loved all the food shown in the last challenge - it made me feel quite hungry! Thank you all so much for entering.  It is my (Caro's) turn to set the next challenge and I decided to choose SILHOUETTES.  At this time of year I often see the most amazing silhouettes of trees in the morning against the sunrise on my way to work, and I just love them, so I want to see what interesting silhouettes you come up with. Don't forget, we are not just a cardmaking challenge blog; you may incorporate your silhouette into any creation you wish.
For this challenge we are again joined by one of our regular sponsors 'Stitchy Bear Stamps' who are offering a generous $10 voucher for their store for the winner of the challenge.

As always, the winner and two runners up will be chosen by the Design Team and invited to join us as Guest Designers in a following challenge.

So without further ado here are some SILHOUETTE examples from the team, all made using Stitchy Bear digital stamps:

 Guest Designer Claire used Top Hat for a Lady for her stunning cameo easel card.

I chose to work with a digistamp called sewing....for obvious reasons...I changed the stamp colour to fit the colour scheme of my card, I wanted the sewing machine to pick up on the green in the floral backing paper and the leaves on the flowers. My flowers are made from a spellbinders roses die and embellished with pearl beads. I used ribbon, lace and buttons to echo the sewing theme...

Caro: My first card is a one layer card made with the Rose Fantasy silhouette stamp from our sponsors.  For this card I had to do some careful measuring and make the inked background first before putting the card through the printer.  Once that was done it was simply a matter of adding Holographic glitter glue to the wings for a clean and simple design.

Caro: My second card used the 'Off shore' silhouette stamp from our sponsors which again was printed onto a distress ink background.  I then layered the image onto various mats, added real shells (from Cleethorpes beach!), a shrink plastic shell and the ribbon for a masculine card.

Cazzy: I used Sewing and decided to make it into a repeating pattern for the background of this card which also features die cuts Tim Holtz Sizzix die and real stitching.

Sadly due to personal reasons Lyn was unable to join the team this time.

We look forward to seeing your creations.  Please remember our rules (in the side bar), we don't have many of them, but in order to be considered for a prize you must follow them. A lot of people are being disqualified because they enter their cards into more than 6 challenges including this one.
Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) using thebiggest 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 CraftsChallenge Design Team.


  1. I really enjoyed this challenge and seeing the DT creations. Thanks.

  2. Hi all at Quirky Crafts !
    Another great challenge and fabulous creations from all the DT !
    Susan x

  3. Great DT samples this week. Thanks for the fun place to play.

  4. I am so sorry that I hadn't made a note that there was a maximum number of challenges when I linked my inchies. Thanks for letting me know - I apologise for linking them. x

  5. I fell in love with the fairy and rose silhouette used by Caro and had to go get it! Thanks for sharing that one. I posted my card (#16) and then realized I had exceeded the challenges limit. Please don't consider mine for the challenge but enjoy it as having been inspired by Caro. Thanks. L-D


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