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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, 29 July 2012

Challenge 16 2012 - Quirky Cupcakes

The last challenge was very popular and we had a lot of really good entries, if you want to check who won scroll down to the post below this one!

It is my turn to choose the theme and your challenge this time is to make something that includes Quirky Cupcake image or images, should be fun!

As long as there is a cupcake image on your Quirky make the quirkiness can be other elements or images, but I must see cupcakes somewhere!

We are lucky to have two sponsors for this challenge and they are:

Limited Runs are giving away 3 images of your choice.

Paper Pretties are giving away 6 images of your choice.

Important: Please note, we have had to introduce a limit of 3 entries per person per challenge, the team doesn't have the time to look at masses of entries from the same person and comment on them then choose favourites . If more than 3 entries are added by the same person we will delete the additional images. We do not use random generator, we judge and score our favourites each challenge!

Both sponsors have provided some very Quirky Cupcake images for the team to use, and here are some examples (and what a lot we have got) using those images to inspire you.

In the usual Quirky tradition, Guest Designers are first:

Maria specialises in vintage makes and this Rosey Cupcake from Limited Runs work perfectly on this Quirky stunning vintage card and there are lots more vintage beauties to be found on her blog.

Purely by quirky coincidence Billie is on the DT at Paper Pretties, and has done a great job with both Poodilicious and So Sweet images (and birthday sentiment) used together for a quirky birthday card.

Billie also used Swordfish Cupcake for this humourous belated birthday card, do you get it? Billie has a great sense of humour (English spelling), as you will see if you hop on over to her blog.
Billie also used Swordfish cupcake from Limited Runs and a very quirky sentiment, Billie has a very quirky sense of humour and more like this can be found on her blog!

Coops (our winner last time) used ConBEARsation Hearts from Paper Pretties, and created a Quirky patriotic card, just look at those Union Jack flag hearts in the background, and red white and blue used throughout.

Deanne used Cherry on Top from Paper Pretties and added some very quirky icing to her funky birthday card.

Deanne also used Trees on a Cupcake from Limited Runs and very quirky colours and sentiment.

Then we have the Quirky Regular Team:

I loved the look of "Rosey" cupcake so I chose that one to work with. It made me think of Afternoon tea somewhere very very posh! (not that I ever have afternoon tea anywhere remotely posh).So a nice posh teacup was what I needed. I adapted a cut file from Birds Cards to use as the main card base. This is now a top fold card. The rose design is stencilled into the teacup layer, with extra pieces decoupaged. The lovely rosey cupcake was coloured with promarkers and the 'skirt' part of the wrapper decoupaged also, as were the rose and leaves on top. Just right for a Posh Afternoon Tea.

I used the 'Trees on a cupcake' from Limited Runs to make this Christmas card. I printed the image out and embossed the card using my cuttlebug, then coloured the image with promarkers, gold pen (stars and the band) and finished it off with pearlescent glue for the icing. To complete the look I layered the image onto green card and added gems and a sentiment.


On this card I used Swordfish Cupake from Limited Runs, there are so many great cupcakes it is hard to choose! I coloured it with Promakers and added Ice Stickles and Artists Irridescent Medium to give it sparkle. I die cut a doily with a Spellbinders die, and I used some paper free with a magazine for the tablecloth. I added some polkadot ribbon by Crafty Ribbons and a stamped sentiment.

My second card is made with two Paper Pretty images, Party Hat Cupcake and Sprinkles. Sprinkles is not a cupcake clearly but there are cupcakes on my card so it is allowed and he is pretty quirky! Free papers again, Perfect Pearls, Ice Stickles and Promakers used, and cupcake ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.

I chose to use this Ladybug Swirl cup cake from Limited Runs. My link leads to loads of cup cakes! I think I put on 12lbs just looking at them!! (I shoulda picked the spider one!) I've done a tiny bit of 3D-ing. I've used, freebie gingham papers, which I'll link on my blog, plus Nesties, Punches, Promarkes, Gems, Glitter, Paper flowers, a large ladybird brad, Buttons, ribbon, computer generated sentiment, two wooden ladybirds and lace!

Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) using the biggest blue froggy at the top of the collection, the other one (at the bottom) doesn't do anything that we can tell, and please comment after you have linked.Don't forget to mention Quirky and add a link back to here (please read the rules and if you realised you haven't followed the rules and won't be included in the top three, and you want your entry removed to try again - please email us using the link in the side bar).

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.
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  1. Great makes everyone, should be lots of inspiration to get people joining in!

    Cazzy x

  2. Well I've just uploaded the link to my newest card effort. I wasn't sure I was going to join in this week, (the other entries are always SO awesome) but I know I need the feedback ;)
    For now, I need to come back later to blog hop to everyone else's. The wee thumbnails are very exciting :0)

  3. Great cards from all the DT's. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Well done everyone on creating some wonderful makes !
    susan x

  5. Love all the "quirky cupcake" samples. Thanks for the challenge!


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