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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, 11 March 2012

Challenge 6: A recipe for a Special Lady

Hello and welcome back to Quirky crafts. It is my (Caro's) turn to set the challenge this week and as it is Mother's Day here in the UK on March 18th I decided that it would be appropriate to have a challenge for all those special women out there. Your card does not have to be for a Mother (we are aware that sadly not everyone still has their Mum's) but it should be for a special lady in your life. This is a recipe challenge so please make sure your card also includes:
Circles, Flowers and gems/pearls
for a Special lady

We are sponsored this week by the Cutting Cafe who have offered a prize of three sets of digi stamps for the winner of this challenge.
The Cutting Cafe sell good value collections of digi images, you get lots of sheets of images and/or sentiments, and it doesn't stop there - Cutting Cafe also sell cutting files for electronic cutting machines in a variety of formats.

The Cutting Cafe has also provided the team with some of their digi images to work with, so without further ado here are the examples from the team

First of all Guest Designer Natali used a sentiment from the All About Mom set to make this lovely bright easel card.

This card will be a Mothers Day card for my Mother in Law. She is in her 80's now, but hates to be indoors. She insists on going out every day, and insists on having a cup of tea absolutely everywhere she goes, even if it is just 5 mins down the road from her house! So when I saw the Tea Time digital stamp set, I just had to use it. I enlarged the stamps slightly to fit the scale of my card. The papers are from Shery K Designs. My images are coloured with promarkers and 3d on the card. I have a ribbon element , the small bow near the sentiment and also a plaited ribbon strip behind my flowers, which were made with a spellbinders die and have gems in the centre. I have a circular element in the backing paper design and also I have used faux brads (Card Candy) on the tea cup border.

LynI've used the Word Sentiments "All About Mom" from our Sponsor, which I've embossed, distressed slightly with some very fine sand paper and inked the edges. I've added paper flowers made from circle and flower punches, as well as ribbon flowers, tiny gems, swirly die-cuts, then topped it all with lashings of Stickles Glitter!


I decided to cut a circle aperture in a square card blank. I used the word block and sentiment from All About Mom inside so it shows through, with flowers from One Spring Day around the aperture. I made the mistake of using distress inks and cut and dry foam on some of the images which smudged the ink, but decided to leave it. I used Promarkers on the small flowers and the striped middle of the inside flower. I probably could have backed the flowers on the inside too to make it even more special.

My Mother-in-law is also a tea drinker so I used the Tea Time Digital Stamp set and combined it with the All about Mom set to make this card for her. I coloured the main image with promarkers, the papers were free from the Scrapbook Magazine many moons ago and I used Crafty Individuals corner stamps and flower gems that have been in my stash for ages.

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).

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Great examples everyone, is it me or has blogger gone a bit weird?

    Cazzy x

  2. Lovely work from the DT!! Great challenge.

  3. Fab challenge- Thank you !
    Beautiful creations from all the DT, well done girls !
    Susan x

  4. Wonderful inspirations from DT and Great Challenge!! Love it!!

  5. Lovely DT projects, Thanks for the challenge
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Honesty don't know how to add my card, so here is the link
    Sorry about it.
    Hugs Nataliya

  7. Love the challenge, great cards DT. Natali love the Easel card!

  8. I love all of the DT designs! You girls are so creative!


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