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.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Challenge 34 - Winner

Here is the announcement you have all been waiting for. The standard of entries was very high for Challenge 34 and it was difficult to choose between them, but the Design Team have chosen and our winner this time is:

We loved Debbie's interpretation of the sketch with the line of flowers making this a little different.

Debbie, please help yourself to the winner blinkie from our side bar. We would also like to offer you a guest design spot for our next challenge, please email us (link in sidebar) so we can send you details so that you can join us.

Well done everyone else and thank you for playing along, please do play along with our latest challenge below.

The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

challenge 35 - 26th September - Recipe by Cazzy

Thank you to everyone who joined in with Deanne's sketch...all your cards were wonderful and we will be back later with the announcement of the Challenge 34 winner.

Get out your sewing box! This week it is Cazzy's turn to set the challenge and here it is...

My recipe is to make something that must include the following:
Stitching (real or faux)
Lace (paper or real)
At least two different buttons.
and finally a colour: teal or turquoise.

We'd love to see your interpretation on this recipe and are happy to accept cards although we would prefer to see altered art or scrapbook pages or metalwork or stitching or some other interesting crafty creation.

Here's some inspiration from our design team:

Caro's scrapbook layout

Caro's ATC

Lyn's Christmas Card

Lyn's Card for a Do-it-yourself fan

Anne's Fabric Heart

Cazzy's Card (late again)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

challenge 34 - 12th September - Sketch by Deanne

Firstly thank you to everyone who joined in with Anne's challenging recipe and welcome back after the summer break. With autumn fast approaching and kids back at school there should be more time for crafting again so we are back to our usual fortnightly challenges from now on.

As you may have noticed from a previous blog entry Deanne has sadly had to step down as co-ordinator of the blog and challenges. We wish her all the best with her new ventures and she will be sadly missed. However, she couldn't leave us without some inspiration and her parting gift to us was this sketch for this weeks challenge. We look forward to seeing your interpretation of this sketch and are happy to accept any form of altered art, scrapbook pages as well as cards. Feel free to rotate the sketch, invert it or use it in any way you wish, just so long as we can still see the sketch within your work.

Here is some inspiration from our design team:
Caro's scrapbook page

Link your entries here with Mr Linky and leave a comment too!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Challenge 33 - Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner of Challenge 33 is Elaine with her Christmas card and wonderful shrink plastic mittens.

Congratulations Elaine, please help yourself to the winner's banner from the sidebar and display it on your blog. We would also like you to join us as guest designer for one of our challenges.

Please check back on Sunday for our next challenge.