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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, 25 March 2012

It's Sketchy This Bugaboo Challenge #7!

Hi Guys! Welcome back to another Quirky Crafts Fortnightly Challenge. Scroll down to the previous post to see the winners of our last Challenge, Recipe For A Special Lady. We're looking forward to our winners joining us as Guest Designers!
I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine!! Over here in England as I type this the sun is blazing in through my crafty window. It's my turn (Lyn/Spyder) to set the theme, and I have chosen my favourite, a nice simple Sketch... even with our clocks springing forward this weekend there's still plenty of time to make your creations, go scuba diving, mountaineering, bungee jumping or just lie in the sun... and to all those of you who are knee deep in snow..(hehehe) well, I hope you love skiing! Okay, I'm in good spirits because we have a fabulous sponsor for this Challenge...

Who are kindly offering our winner Seven digi's of their choice from the Bugaboo Digital Store!
I've whipped up a very simple sketch, which, providing we can see you've used it, you can add any extra embellishments you can find in your crafty stash! Add flowers, beads, gems, glitter, decoupage the layers, use extra ribbon, brads, buttons, or leave it plain and flat. Twist it, turn it or even reverse it. You don't have to use a Bugaboo image, but!!! if you do this challenge (they do a freebie every Friday so I'm sure you all have a few) you'll get extra points in my voting system on who wins! Right, what's next? Oh yes! The sketch!
See, told you it was easy! Here's some fabulous makes, using Bugaboo Digital Stamps, made by the Quirky Craft's Design Team, no Guest Designers this challenge, but we do have some fabulous creations by two of the Bugaboo Design Team!

Bugaboo Design Team examples:

Kay has used Edward Elephant-with Flower (and his little chickie friend!)

Quirky Crafts Design Team Examples
I used Lilies which is a lovely hand drawn image. The large flower is decoupaged, the image is coloured with Promarkers and Trias and painted with artist's iridescent medium to make it sparkle. The sketch has been flipped for this card. I wanted to keep the background colours delicate to not overwhelm the delicate image.

For my second card I used Eggbert, he is perfect for Easter cards! I coloured him with Promarkers and cut him out with Nestabilities and lots of layers. The papers I used were free with Crafts Beautiful magazine. The ribbons, bows, pearls and blooms are Papermania, as is the sentiment stamp.

Finally, because none of our winners could join us this time round, here is my third card. I used Oz Toto, and I love this one because it looks just like our Alfie dog. I used some dog papers and vellum, and the bone stickers all from a scrapbook kit by Boxer Scrapbook Productions, and the papers are called Woof Words. I hunted everywhere for my bone eyelets only to find them in the first place I looked!

Here is my interpretation of Lyn's sketch. I have used papers from Shery K Designs and of course a lovely digi stamp from our sponsors. This one is called Silhouette and Butterfly and Flowers. The lace mat was cut using my Cameo from a file by Monica's Creative Room. Hope you like it.
I made my son's birthday card using Edward the Elephant Present digital stamp from our sponsors. I just love the look of that elephant and I couldn't resist making him on a bright card so used papers from Dovecrafts Nana's kids range, along with big brads and mini buttons.
I've made a birthday card using Bugaboo's Edward Elephant-Present digi stamp too. After colouring with ProMarkers, I may have gone bit 'OTT' with the sketch by adding, a bow, flowers, gems and die-cuts. I've also decoupaged Edward, his present, the balloons and the little chick. In side I've used a PNG image, CritterBalloons-Elephant and printed him straight onto the backing papers. The font is a Freebie. (Link on blog) All papers are from PinkPetticoat.
*Card added 29th March. I've just finished this Happy Easter card using Scene it-Easter I've added a few things more than the sketch but less than the card above! All papers I used were freebies from Crafty Magazines. (Links on my blog)

We can't wait to see what you come up with! Please read the Quirky rules, (found on the side bar) If you haven't followed them you won't be included in the top three. If you later realise this, and want your entry removed to try again - please email us using the link in the side bar. We'll still come and visit coz wei love to see your creations! Please add a link to your blog post (not your whole blog) using the biggest blue froggy at the top of the collection, (the first one you see) the other smaller 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 Crafts and add a link back to here.
Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Lovely examples everyone, well done!

    Cazzy x

  2. Wonderful DT creations! Thanks for a fabulous sketch - it was just what I needed! :)

  3. Loved your sketch! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. i love bugaboo...this was a fun challenge


  5. Hi Girls,
    Having problems inserting my image, even using the 'try here' button.So l am leaving a link to my entry
    Great sketch from Lyn-thank you and wonderful, creative makes from all the DT !
    Susan x

  6. My first time to join you. Great work and lovely sketch!

  7. What a great sketch and such fabulous DT creations!



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