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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, 1 July 2012

Challenge 14: Make us Laugh

Welcome to another Quirky Craft Challenge! It is my (Caro's) turn to set the challenge and as life is so busy at work I thought I could do with a good laugh, so the challenge is:
Basically you can make anything you like provided it has a funny picture and/or a funny sentiment. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
We are very lucky to have Bugaboo sponsoring us this week.
They are offering the lucky winner of the challenge 7 free digis from their extensive range; plenty in there to make you laugh.

Here are the design team examples using images supplied by Bugaboo:

Guest Designer Jackie from the Bugaboo blog DT

Jackie used Gus - Optional, which comes with a great sentiment, "Growing Old is Mandatory, Growing Up is Optional".

I love Bugaboo and when I saw this one I just had to use it! This is Gus Tidbits New Truck printed out twice, once over the cloud backing papers (PinkPetticoat) and the stripy paper, (looks like two separate pieces of paper doesn't it, but no, the clouds and the stripes are all one piece, with enough white card left to add the other Gus image next to it, so I could do a bit of 3D-ing! To finish off I added some Glossy Accents to Gus's glasses and edged the card with a black ProMarker and added some mock stitching using a fine black liner. Ribbon, brads and eyelets from my stash. The stripy papers are my own, made using Promarkers and can be found as freebies HERE.
I've also made this fridge magnet using Gus-tidbits-WTF
He's also been 3D-ed and coloured with Promakers. (Added 12July)

I love Bugaboo Stamps too, we have some lovely stamps to work with here on the team, but these are my personal favourites. I have used Stella and Gus Tidbits - Grumpy . as soon as I heard Caro's theme choice i knew we would have fun with this one. Some of the stamps at Bugaboo are so funny, I was giggling to myself when i was trying to choose what I would like to use. My Husband thought I had gone mad, laughing away to myself in my craft room....here is what i have made.

I chose the backing paper (Shery K Designs) because I thought it looked just like the sort of wallpaper an older couple might choose..( Sorry Mum!). I printed the image three times, coloured with promarkers and then decoupaged. The Pull Up Card was a template I made for my cutter some time ago. I think the card may be a little plain, but I had no room left for anything else! I hope you like it, and if you want a laugh, check out bugaboo stamps, they have lots of different images to choose from, all of them great!

I am relatively new to Bugaboo, but have to say I love the range. When I saw this Stella Work -never hurt stamp I just had to use it, as I often feel that! I decided to make a wall plaque to put up at work and brighten the office. I used cardboard from packaging as the background and coloured it with fired brick distress ink. The image was coloured with promarkers and edged with distress ink. Background papers are from K&Co and Basic Gray, the flowers are Prima and the ribbon and lace were from my stash.

Cazzy (sneaking in very late)

Sorry this is late, have had all sorts of problems in the past two weeks. I used Ruby Work for Chocolate, an image after my own heart, if only I was that thin!
Now it's your turn to make us laugh - we can't wait to see what you make.
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 challenge Caro and wonderfully funny examples, hope to join in soon when I feel better.

    Cazzy x

  2. love everyone's cards! thanks for letting me play along. :)

  3. Had a great time with this challenge. Thank you so much for letting me play along.



  4. Fun challenge and great designs from the team!

  5. Great inspriation from the Design Team. Great challenge too!

  6. Fab DT inspiration, thank you for the fun challenge.

  7. A brilliant challenge and all the DT's cards are amazing. Good luck to all who enter


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