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, 8 April 2012

Challenge 8 2012 - Quirky Happy Event (recipe and New Baby or Pregnancy theme -see below).

A very Happy Easter Holidays to you all.

To see who won Challenge 7 please scroll down to the post below this one.

This Quirky Cazzy Challenge is inspired by my soon to be Grandson, and is in honour of those who are expecting a happy event (that is the patter of tiny feet) or for those who have experienced the happy event. So I want to see congratulations on your pregnancy, soon to be grandma, or new baby projects, cards or whatever you want to make. New big brother, new Grandparents, new parents, new aunty, baby announcements, but your make must include: GINGHAM, RIBBONS (OR GINGHAM RIBBONS), and NOVELTY BABY BUTTONS/EYELETS OR BRADS.

This must be about a NEW baby, or PREGNANCY.

Important Note: We are relaxing the rules on the number of challenges you can enter (this is a trial for a few challenges to see what happens). You can enter as many challenges as you like with your make including ours as long as your make fits our theme and the recipe above.

Our wonderful sponsors this time are

Crafty Ribbons, who are providing a wonderful prize to our top prize winner of this exclusive baby ribbon collection:

and Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps,
who are giving our second place winner a $10 voucher so you can choose what you want when you want it from three different ranges as used by the DT (the voucher will tell you which ranges you can pick from).

Now lets see what the DT came up with using images from our sponsor:

First our guest designers:
Bev G joins us again (despite a tornado wreaking havoc near where she lives - thankfully she and her family are all safe) with this very sweet card, Bev used Clown Doll and Toy Bunny.

Sarabeth who was a winner a while back but couldn't join us at the time, made a lovely cross over gift card holder using Toy Bunny.

I made a little tag for a friend who has just had a little boy she has named Archie, using the 'Hush Lil Baby' silhouette stamp from our sponsor as well as gingham paper, blue ribbon, blue gems, rubber sentiment stamps and little feet, hands and bottle buttons from my stash.

I've made a shaker card so the Doll Clown digi could sit in the corner. I printed her out in two different sizes and used the smaller size inside the card. Coloured with three different shades of pink ProMarkers. I've used gingham papers and ribbon and tiny heart buttons. The Baby's rattle was also a button. All my baby buttons are blue, so I coloured it pink using a Promarker. The sentiment and insert were done on the computer using a grey outline with a pink fill.

I used Baby Cakes Digital Stamp. I decided that I would like to make it into a shaped card, so imported the stamp into my Studio Software and created the outline by tracing, copying, flipping and welding the images. I then printed the image several times and decoupaged it. I have included gingham ribbon (not the right shade of blue, but all I could find as I am in the middle of a craft room relocation!) and my themed button is the giraffe on the baby cup. it was just the right size!

Due to Technical difficulties (as well as migraine) I had to come up with something other than the project I had planned, and in very short time! This card uses Baby Sleeping and Toy Bunny images from Stitchy. I added some novelty buttons and paper pieced the images with some blue gingham paper (now where is all the gingham ribbon I thought I had?). There is some nursery rhyme ribbon in the background (the cow Jumping over the moon from Little Boy Blue which came from Crafty Ribbons). Hopefully I will have another one to show you soon using the last image, which was also planned for the project that wasn't to be!

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, well done.

  2. loving everyones creations!
    thanks for having me :)


  3. Beautiful cards Ladies. Thank you for inspirations..
    If my twine dont count like "ribbon", I still have one more week make another card ))
    Have a nice day everyone.

  4. Great theme for a challenge !
    Fabulous work from the DT, lots of varied, very creative projects-Thank you !
    Susan x

  5. I am having trouble linking ladies, so here is my card.

    Thank you for the lovely DT cards.


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