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.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Welcome to the new Quirky Team!

We would like to say a big WELCOME to our new AWESOME new Quirky Team mates, and here they all are introducing themselves to you:

Hi, it's Lynne here from Pittsburgh, PA where I live with the love of my life, Bob, and our zoo which consists of a black lab, Princess, and 3 kitties - Patches, Chloe, and Sadie.
I've been crafting since what seems forever starting with sitting under a quilting frame threading needles for my grandmother's quilting ladies and then graduating to knitting, crocheting, sewing, machine embroidery, quilting, doll sculpting with the latest being paper crafting!
Paper crafting became a great alternative for quilting as it was cutting little pieces into big pieces into one cohesive project when I had shattered my left arm!!
My projects are basically for the loves of my life, my beautiful grandchildren ages 6 months to 11 years of age including 2 from my beautiful daughter (Lily age 4 and Adam age 2) and my 2 beautiful daughters from a previous marriage sharing with me their children (Luke age 6 months, Nick age 9 years, Zack age 11 whose mother is Jean and Sasha age 10 whose mother is Barbara).

I'm a Nana to 6 and great-Nana to 2; family is very important to me, second only to my love of God and church.  I've been crafting all my life and my interests include sewing, crocheting, painting, ceramics, short stories and poetry, plus creative cooking and baking.   Once I retired, I really discovered papercrafts, including scrapbooking and card making.  These days, making cards seems to have eclipsed all other creative pursuits because of the relatively immediate reward of seeing the completed project.  I love serving on Design Teams and playing in challenges.  I'm so excited about joining the Quirky Crafts team!

Hello, hola und Hallo! My name is Pat Martin, better known as Patacake. I joined the crafting world when I went to my first rubber stamp workshop. I was hooked, until I discovered all the fun and new supplies for scrapbooking. Once I unearthed the digital world of images, papers and elements, I’ve kept very busy. I am an eclectic artist.

I am married with two grown children, one still in college. The other has gifted me with six grandchildren and a daughter-in-law who shares my love of crafting. We live outside of Chicago (go Blackhawks!). The newest member of the family is a rescue dog, a Silkie Terrier named Wilson.
I belong to crafting groups on Yahoo and design for a few challenge blogs as well as the Outlawz. 
I write for my own blog as well as monthly essays at the Path of Positivity. I've made my own YouTube tutorials, but they're pretty primitive. I enjoy a challenge, and card making is probably my go-to crafting activity amongst all my hobbies. As always, crafters, I have fun!

Hiya, my name is Margaret but I do prefer to be called Marg and I'm 54 years old. I have 2 daughters, the eldest is married & lives a few miles away. She's given me a fab son-in-law and two gorgeous grandsons. My youngest daughter is 18 and studying hard at college, in her 3rd year of Art & Design.
Ive been crafting for most of my life but my serious card making/papercraft & upcycling came into effect almost 6 years ago and I've not looked back. Art & Craft runs in the family so I grew up with being surrounded by knitting, sewing and drawing/painting. All of my elder siblings love to make/draw/sew etc (even my brother) and I love to create but I cant knit to save my life lol.

I am quite severely disabled but I craft to keep my hands and mind occupied and it works lol. I love digi stamps but I also like rubber stamps. I have no special artist that I prefer and I have no special style of design.I am honoured to be invited to join Cazzy and all the other DT members of this fabulous challenge blog.

Greetings, My name is Tracy and like a lot of crafters I have been creating from a very young age, I remember my first cross stitch and appliqué pieces at primary school. I started papercrafting about 15 years ago when I purchased my first stamping kit.  My crafting took a back seat whilst my hubby and I were running a pub in small village near Coventry, by this time I had accumulated quite a large amount of crafting goodies but with no time to craft it sat nestled away in boxes.

About a year or so later we moved to Somerset where I was inspired to get back into my paper crafting and stitching making all my own Yule and birthday cards.  After a year of living amongst the beautiful Mendip Hills and only 10 minutes from Glastonbury my husband's job saw us moving back to our home county of Suffolk.  This is really when my crafting became a passion, my stash grew to astronomical proportions and I started taking orders for cards and other bespoke items.  I never go anywhere without a notebook because you never know when inspiration will strike!

When I'm not crafting (or working) I enjoy taking walks with my husband and our Newfoundland dog, Fergus.  I also love writing (I have been published a few times), photography, baking, flower arranging (having won awards for both), reading, reviewing, blogging, sewing, camping and spiritual learning.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Congratulations to the new team!!!! You are going to have a lot of fun at Quirkys. Best of luck to all of you.

  2. Congrats to the new team Good Luck to you all xx


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