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, 29 January 2012

Challenge 3 2012 - Make a Scene

Challenge 3 is a little bit different and we think a whole lot of fun. We want you to build a scene on your project. This means that you should start with a background picture and build it up with other items that are on the same theme to make a picture, and you can see what we mean if you look at the examples below.

We are pleased to introduce another new sponsor for this challenge and one of our regular sponsors.

The sponsors are:

Limited Runs who have lots of lovely images, as well as a monthly challenge. Hop on over to explore this very interesting site.
Limited Runs are offering our first place winner 3 digi images of their choice.

and our new sponsor Squigglefly who have so many images I didn't know where to begin! They also have challenges, freebies, and interesting links and this is another great site for those who love exploring.
Squigglefly are offering our second place winner 3 images (including sets) of their choice.

Now for some examples to get you thinking.

First of all our guest designers:

Andria used Limited Runs Mushroom House, with little birds and butterflies, and a cute die cut fence in front.

Mary (who made the top three two weeks running including first place with her lovely advent box in December) also used the Mushroom House from Limited Runds and the butterfly to make this lovely card on a multi textured and layered white background.

Angie used the Japanese Scene and elements from the Japanese Pack, available from Squigglefly, on her very peaceful card. Angie said "I've never done putting a scene together so it was different!".

and now for the Quirky Crafts Team:

Caro: I used the Limited Runs digital stamps (Tree 1, mushroom house, Mouse and big cupcake, Cuddles, Butterfly 3, dragonfly 1 and Little bird) to make this picture which is going on my sons wall. I didn't use any fancy art packages, just printed them all out and then cut them out to layer onto the background. They were all coloured in with promarkers and I used tapestry stamps for leaves on the tree. I finished the scene off with glitter glue on the wings of the dragonfly, the spots on the butterfly and the icing on the cupcake.

Diane: I decided to take the theme literally, and create a scene for a nursery wall. I used the Limited Runs Digital stamps in the Craft Artist program to create this scene. I printed extra images to decoupage the elements, especially the butterflies and the cat.

Cazzy: I used the Japanese scene and Japanese pack from Squigglefly and I managed to get the screen in there too. My little old lady is about to put up another lantern to celebrate. All the visitors have politely taken off their sandals and left them outside.

Lyn will be back with us very soon, we all send her our best.

Surprise! Hi guys, just had to have a go when I saw Nikki's (Limited Runs) Mushroom House (I love mushroom houses) Sorry I couldn't make a card, so this is completely digital!! I coloured the digi in PaintNet. Missing you all, hope to be back soon! ((Lyn))

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).

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Thank you for choosing my card to be second for the silhoette challenge. I am delighted. I would love to be a guest designer . I tried to access you via your email badge but accessed something totally different. I was unable to access your email by clicking on DT e mail either. Looking forward to hearing from you. Caz/Cazro

  2. These all look fantastic thanks for creating such wonderful scenes with all my digi's Hugs Nikki

  3. Beautiful work everyone and thanks for a great challenge. Looks like I'm first up too!
    Fliss x

  4. Another great challenge this week, and as usual, wonderful creations from all the DT..Thank you !
    Susan x

  5. Hi Girls, Sorry I am not able to link my project, could you do it for me, ta. Here it is:
    Lovely challenge thank you.


  6. Hi girls, Managed to link my project in the end, thank you for the help. Debbiexx

  7. What a fun challenge! Gorgeous DT work, wow!

  8. There are such lovely cards already in the challenge, and such varied styles. Good luck and good crafting to all of you. xx Maggie

  9. There are such a lot of very different cards on display from some very talented crafters. Good luck to you all. Maggie

  10. Wonderful creations.
    Unable to link creation. This is my entry

  11. Great challenge ! I love creating scenes with my stamps ! Hugs, Yone

  12. AWESOME SCENES by the DT! I'm always a ,"GO" when creating scenes :)

    thnaks for the inspiration,XO Ruby


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