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, 4 June 2017

June 2017 - Quirky Things With Wings

To see who won the last challenge see the previous post below this one. {add link to winner's post on the word previous post}

This month is it my turn (Jane) to choose the challenge theme, and I have chosen "Quirky Things With Wings."

Please note that due to Inlinkz expiring on the 22nd June the challenge will end on 22nd June not the normal 28th. 

Due to personal problems this will be the last challenge for a few months.
We hope to regroup and get back in the Autumn, possibly with a new focus more on mixed media and stamping, and we still want a few new team members and we would love any non digi sponsors who can contact us if interested.

Our first sponsor  is:
 who are giving a prize of any 3 digis of the winner's choice

Limited Runs Badge

and our second is:
who are giving a prize of a $12 voucher.

Bugaboo have a brand new store and now take Paypal, don't forget to check out the weekly freebie and sale offers too!

Now here is some inspiration for you and first of all I would like to welcome our guest designers.

The image I have used is Minibirds - tea. I have colored with copics and die cut with a stitched die and added some sequins. The sentiment is part of the digi, but as I wanted to use it on a tag, I made the sentiment in Word, printed it out and used a stitched label die. I put some Glossy Accents on the birds' eyes.

and next is
who has used Butterfly #1 from Limited Runs

Art is not about perfection, but about creating. I try to use different materials and see what I come up with. I think a blue and gold butterfly is different and unusual. I definitely like the unusual!


My Quirky Thing With Wings is the adorable Mini Bird Mummy from Limited Runs.  Could there be anything cuter or quirkier than a pretty little yellow bird wrapped up in ghoulish mummy bandages?  I printed the image, coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut it out, then used it to make a Halloween shaker card, a quirky mix of cuteness, spookiness and interactive fun.

Now onto the regular team's makes:

As this is our last challenge for a couple of months I have made two cards this time - one from each sponsor. From Limited Runs I have used the progressive challenge Digi Steampunk Bug - It did take some consideration as to how I was going to use him but here he is:
I coloured him with Promarkers and used X-cut nexting oval dies to cut the shapes. The holographic paper was in my stash, and the sentiment was just typed on the computer and means 'Don't let the B***ards grind you down', which I thought was great for this guy!

My second card uses last weeks Friday Freebie from Bugaboo stamps - Spring Bird - again coloured with Promarkers and then layered over several scraps of patterned paper - both printed from a Digital Delights Boofle CD-Rom:


I used Ed the Turkey from Limited Runs coloured with Copics. I ebossed the background with a tree folder as it just didn't look right plain. The fence was cut on my Silhouette and added as without he looked like he was floating in mid air! The trees are Tim Holtz dies cut out in white and sponged with green ink

My first make is using MiniBirdsCake4 from Limited Runs. I thought this was a great image for cards for young and old, boy and girl. Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

I have used Dragonfly #1 from Limited Runs and combined it with a stamped sentiment, some pretty dragonfly brads and a selection of papers from an old K & Company stack

Both of my cards are ones I made for previous challenges, I just haven't had the time or a tiny space to work! For this card I used a  Circle Sentiments Little Bird Told me (which I can't find in the new shop, so it may be retired) and Ladybug stack, both from Bugaboo, kinda cute I think! Again ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

From Limited Runs I used Mushrooms 7 and a Whootie Owl for my card, with Papermania double sided papers, using both sides matted, and finished off with some some polka dot ribbon. 

Any crafty project is acceptable as usual. Important: BEFORE you link up please add a link to the Quirky Crafts Challenges blog (http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com - the blog not this post) to your post - or you will not be able to enter. When you have done this you can go ahead and add a link to your blog post or your online photo gallery, SCS etc. using the button or link below. If you do not have a blog (or inlinkz will not accept your non blog link) you can email your entry to us via the sidebar link. Good luck!
Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Sorry to see you are closing for a while and hope things get better for you -will look forward to you coming back with mixed media and stamping
    Carol x

  2. THANK YOU for all the inspiration you share and these FABULOUS challenges!
    I hope that things get better for you over coming months and look forward to your exciting return.
    PS - THANK YOU for having me as a Guest Designer, it is an honour I really appreciate :)

  3. Hello i am new here!
    Wish you well, and hope the challenges return.
    Nice work Dt!
    Hugs Crealientje.


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