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, 14 September 2014

Challenge #19 A Quirky Bit Hot? Summer Memories

 Hi Quirky people, it's me here (Lyn) Ready for our next challenge? And what have I chosen this time round? Well, I'm on my way to Cornwall hoping that this coming week will be hot hot hot! So how about... 
 Some Like it Hot! Summer Memories, 
which can be virtually anything that reminds you of bygone summers. Did they always feel hotter when you were younger? Were the skies bluer? I think they were! So let's see some of those summer memories in your projects! They could be beach scenes, summer picnics, fishing for tadpoles, or crabs, hot rainy days, (even cold rainy days!) flowers, buzing insects, lots of bright colours or something completely different, it's up to you!!
Our fabulous sponsors this fortnight are Bugaboo and Digital Delights.

 Our first place winner will receive 7 images of their choice from

our second place winner will receive a $5 voucher from
Digital Delights! 
 Digital Delights

Our third prize is 2 images from Bugaboo.

Here's some fabulous creations from our Guest Designers!

I made a 3D stand up card using the Beach Monkey - Fish stamp from our sponsor. It made me remember how much I always wanted to go fishing in summer but I could never enjoy such an experience.

 Sherryn also used Beach Monkey - Fish and made an easel card, love the bottle top with the anchor.

For my project I used "Isabella Beach" from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. This sand castle pop up card reminds me a family trip to the beach, when I was a child, by 1978.

And our design team!

I started with this cute Brats Birthday Girl Word Search - Happy Birthday as I am a summer baby!  So two lucky people are going to receive these postcards near their birthday:) 
I couldn't make up my mind what to use, so I dug into my Bugaboo folder and made this 'Wish You Were here' beach scene card starring five Bugaboo images, three of them have been 3D. I've added eyelash wool and little orange crabs cut from a Woodware Punch. The Surf 's Up paper was from a Crafty Magazine. More on my Blog!

For me, there are no Summer memories without a good red and juicy piece of watermelon. It was my childhood snack all the Summers. I remember my mother cutting a large watermelon and giving us those large pieces, and we running outside to eat it.
For my watermelon box, I used "Summer Butterfly Bear Watermelon" from our sponsor Bugaboo. I colored it with Spectrum Noir pens.

Poor Cazzy has hurt her arm so may not be here today. Get well soon Cazzy!
Thanks Lyn, I am much better now and this is the first crafting I have done for a week because I was not supposed to be using my right arm - good job I am left handed!

I've done a beach scene card too! I think Lyn's is better than mine though. I used lots of happy crab images, scuba crab, boating crab and one building sand piles (and there are lots more cute crab images available), as well as Fried Chicken and a seahorse (which we featured in a previous challenge) from Bugaboo. I coloured them with Promarkers, added some glossy accents then painted the sea with mica paints. I added a little brass lighthouse charm on twine, and inside is blue and white striped paper to match the twine.

I hope to use the image from Digital Delights soon, in any case you will find a great project made with it in the reminder post next week!

 To see who won the last challenge click HERE or scroll down to the next post. Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button below.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Fabulous every one..just had to tell you while I had a connection!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Sandra, and thanks for being a Guest Judge for the last challenge.

  3. Lovely makes and memories everyone.

    Cazzy x

  4. Marvelous DT creations :-D
    Thank you for this fun Challenge

    IKE xxxx

  5. Thanks for inviting me to enter my card in the challenge and alerting me to this fabulous challenge blog. Great inspiration from the DT too.


We would love you to comment on this post.
All comments are moderated and they may take a while to appear, but as soon as one of the team sees your comment it will be published.