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, 16 December 2012

Challenge #26 - Last minute Christmas!

 ***UpDate** (Sunday 30th) Hello Quirky Fans!! (Lyn here) I know some of you were expecting the winners here today of the last challenge and a new challenge but we've having a bit of a Holiday break. So this Challenge below has now closed. We'll be back next week with my first Challenge of 2013! (And the winners of this challenge) So Look out for it! In the Meantime...

Welcome to another Quirky Crafts challenge.  If you want to find out who won the previous challenge then please scroll down to the previous post.  It is my (Caro's) turn to set the challenge and as I am still in a bit of a rush running around finishing off the last bits and pieces before Christmas (I can't believe it is only 9 days away) I chose LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS as the challenge theme.

As it is the last challenge of the year we are sadly saying goodbye to Diane as this is her last challenge with us. We wish her all the best in her new ventures and look forward to welcoming Doris and Daire in the first challenge of the New Year.

We would also like to wish all of our followers, entrants, guest designers, and wonderful sponsors a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

For this weeks challenge we have three great sponsors:

who are giving our first prize winner the gorgeous Cherry collection of ribbons.

 who are giving the second prize winner $10 of images of their choice,

who are giving the third prize winner 3 digi images of their choice. 

We are sad to say this is the last time The Stamping Boutique will be sponsoring us, and we would like to thank them for sponsoring many of our challenges over the past two year.
The store is closing at the end of December, so the prize winner must contact us promptly to be able to collect the prize!

As usual you are welcome to link any Christmas related make that you want, it doesn't have to be a card (if you are super organised you may have already finished your cards!). 

Here's some fabulous makes from our design team and guest designers using some fantastic images from Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios to inspire your creativity.

Guest Designer Chana

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Chana used Doodle Dragon Studio's List Machine to make this cute little house with drawers for a secret gift. You can find a tutorial on how to make this right here.

Guest Designer Julia

Julia used the Reindeer Ride image to make this great pillow box with hidden message and two hot chocolate sachets for a sweet last minute gift which she says is perfect for a stocking stuffer or teacher gift.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!
For the my last challenge I decided to work with Doodle Dragon's List Machine image. This time of year for me is all about lists, I cant function without them. By now I have bought and wrapped everything so my attention turns to food shopping etc, and for that I have to have lists so a nice little notebook that goes everywhere with me is just the ticket.

Lyn (late again lol)

O.M.Goodness, yes, I'm late again! Unlike Caro who's so organised, I'm waaaay behind! so everything I'm doing at the moment is Last Minute Christmas, but I thought you'd like to see these, some Christmas Shortbread cookies, covered with icing and chocolate using some of Dustin's fabulous digi's as the tie-on tags, nice and easy to make, just print them out the size they come, very small, already coloured, die cut them and add to anything!! 

I am missing Di already and she hasn't gone yet! So I decided to make a tri-shutter card in Di's honour and I used three images from the Doodle Dragon Wolfie set, they are so cute! Instead of patterned papers I used my new ribbons from Crafty Ribbons (and some from last year), I won the Bev's Bag, whoopee. I coloured all images with Promarkers.There are some pieces of embossed card too. Photo below shows the images all in focus, and the photo above shows the ribbons and ribbon words in focus.
I am definitely not ready for Christmas and being ill with a virus all week hasn't helped! I have presents to buy, presents to wrap, cards to make and send or address, and food shopping to do and I am running out of time fast! So this is one more card towards the family and friends cards.

For once I am organised with cards all made, written and sent, presents all bought and wrapped, the housework all done and the decorations are up so I actually have time for a little fun crafting.  I have been wanting to make a 'run up to Christmas' mini scrapbook for a  number of years now but have never got round to it.  This challenge was the perfect excuse to actually make a start so I made a page using the Doodle Dragons Wolfie Ice skating image and photos of Alex 'ice skating' (sliding on his shoes) in the park last weekend.  The papers, embellishments & sentiment are from Bo Bunny.

We look forward to seeing what you all make for your Last Minute Christmas creations.

Please add a link to your blog post or online photo album using the blue button below Please comment after you have linked.

Have Fun and have a very Happy Christmas- The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.
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  1. Thnaks for having me as a GDT!
    Wow, everyone did such amazing creations.

  2. Hi, Ladies,
    I just wanted to thank you for the GDT opportunity! The DT Projects are fabulous, as is the design by my fellow GDT, Julia!

    Hopefully, I will be back with a project for the challenge...just for fun!

  3. Lovely makes everyone, I hope to have more to show you soon. Thanks to Chana and Julia for some wonderful makes too.

    Cazzy x

  4. Thanks for sponsoring a last minute Christmas challenge. The DT has shared wonderfully inspiring projects. It has been enjoyable browsing other participants' blogs, too. Happy Holidays!

  5. First time on this blog such gorgeous creations by the Dt loved Chana's creation especially
    Dr Sonia

  6. Lovely projects by the DT!

  7. The inklinz button doesn't seem to be working, but will try again. Just love tall the DT cards, Ursula xxx http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-gift-card-holder.html

  8. Lovely project from the DT.
    Thanks for the challenge.
    Gr Elly


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