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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, 27 October 2013

Challenge #22 Make Us Quirky Well Laugh!

 Hi Quirky People, it's Lyn here and it's my turn to set the theme to the nexy Quirky Crafts Challenge, and I thought how about...
Make Us Laugh! 
So, that's easy! Make something fantastic that will make us laugh! (or grin a bit!) We're lucky enough to be sponsored once again by the lovely...
  Crackerbox Palace!!
Crackerbox Palace make real rubber stamps and ship to anywhere in the world, stamps can be wood mounted, foam mounted (printed on the back), or unmounted.
Crackerbox Palace have provided the team with some lovely stamps to use, and you can win a very generous prize from them too:
1st Prize is a $20 voucher from Crackerbox Palace
2nd Prize is a $15 voucher from Crackerbox Palace
3rd Prize is a $10 voucher from Crackerbox Palace
Please note the voucher does not include postage.

 First makes from our fabulous Guest designers
I wanted to use this stamp because I have a very dear friend that must have her coffee in the morning before she can function.  I've made this card for her because my friend makes me smile and I was hoping this would make her smile as well.  Using dies on a card can make the card look fancy with minimal amount of work.  I like to hand cut my images out and this one was a bit challenging and fun because of the hair.
The die I used to mat my image is from Noor/Joy Craft and is the fancy rectangle. I made the sentiment on my computer. More details and list of copics on Bonnie's blog.

Ike said: I fussy cut the Queen and 3D'd her into 5 layers :-D 
Ike used Boo Bug and the Boo-ick joke on this great Halloween card.

Here's my final one... a Diorama using Fairy Guy + A Fairy Tale Sentiment ... I made a toilet too LoL (Definitely the best one last Ike, that is so funny).

And here's some fabulous makes from our Quirky Design Team!
We would like to introduce our new 2 month Guest Designer

I love this little witch, Black Hat Society Witch, she was great to colour with my Promarkers, I figure as we're so close to Halloween now, what would be better than a wreath, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a base circle and lots of leaves, from black card, simply stuck them all around and then added my image and sentiment, really simple but effective.

Here's mine: I've used this fabby lion from our sponsors, coloured him with my Promarkers and covered him with a bit a Stickles Glitter Glue. I've also 3D-ed his head and tail tip. I just thought the sentiment went so well .... I mean, you'd give a lion anything he wants if he called at your door one dark halloween night!

I used Chopper from Crackerbox Palace with You're a Classic, and DCWV Rockstar papers, and tartan ribbon. I think Chopper is great, had to use him. I hoped to make a few more but I am suffering with a virus and have lost a few days.

What a spook- tastic challenge this was. The fabulous images were from Crackerbox Palace, and they were so much fun to work with...

I made a large 'secret pocket' journal page this week. The background is made with Dylusions sprays and Tim Holtz stencils.  I coloured the images with Promarkers and Inktense pencils. I wanted the devil boy to be lurking over the witches' shoulder, so I mounted him on a black tag, outlined him in white and slotted him into the secret pocket. Finally I added the sentiment.Happy Halloween...I hope you like my offering !!! 

On this occasion, I made a gift box shaped letter, justifying the message. I used  Helen with Coffee image because I thought it was very nice, or is it that I felt identified with her?. This pretty image is courtesy of our fabulous sponsor Crackerbox Palace . (Cazzy thinks this is D for Doris, love it).

My second one, is a Birthday Card, in which I used Clara, this image is provided by Crackerbox Palace, our great sponsor for this new challenge. I used for the background a pre made card kit and then, I painted Clara, by hand, using watercolor pencils. I used for paste Clara, adhesive foam.

When my friend Patri wants coffee, she opens her eyes wide, shakes her hands and starts screaming "CAFE, CAFE, CAFE" (that´s coffee in Spanish). So this project is inspired in my dear friend Patri and the Crackerbox Palace digi sentiment "Mr. Cofffe" was perfect for it.

And I made this coffee mug for her, using this funny "Helen with coffee" digi and again the digi sentiment "Mr. Coffee", both from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace.

Hope you love our creations (next week there will be more to see) and they give you heaps of inspiration! Come and join in!

(Whoops {blush} - sorry, someone accidentally deleted the Inlinkz linky thing, it is back now! The perils of 5 people amending posts!)

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Great makes everyone, thanks especially to Ike for using three images! I love the cup, even though I don't drink coffee, I want one! D is for Doris, oh yes it is! Gemma is on a melt pot retreat, well home by now, I am so jealous! Love the journal! Bonnie - I want that die! Helen's hat and Lyn's lion, sounds good, that is a great door hanging Helen! Lyn your lion is amazing! Monica's spoooky hand, wow, and Clara at the seaside, she is so funny! Ike's toilet takes the prize though!

    Cazzy x

  2. Beautiful work. I am very pleased to be part of this wonderful and talented group.

  3. Awesome DT inspiration...
    I can't find the link to add my card...

    Sandy S

    1. Sorry, linky seems to have got deleted, I have added it back now.

  4. Replies
    1. Sorry, Inlinkz was there Saturday, but with so many of us editing accidents do happen! I have added it back in now Hazel.

  5. FABBO DT makes Girls :-) Thank you very much for having me here as GDT - I enjoyed playing with the images :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Thanks for this challenge and for the DT inspiration - have a lovely day!

  7. What a great challenge, I love humorous cards so it's fantastic to look at all the DT cards and entries for a giggle. XOX Lucy

  8. Fantastic creations by the DT, and I LOVE the challenge theme!!

    Jennifer. x


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