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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, 6 March 2016

March 2016 Challenge: Quirky Masculine with ribbon or twine - and DT call

Welcome back to Quirky for another challenge. We had some great entries for our last challenge, I think it was very popular and our top three are published in the post below this one. I hope you like the new challenge as much.

The challenge for March is Quirky Masculine with ribbon or twine, let's see cards for a man or boy, cards with a digi of a man on them, and don't forget that ribbon or twine MUST be included if you want a chance of being in the top three!

We have three wonderful sponsors for this challenge and they are:

 Who are providing our first place winner with a £10 voucher to spend on gorgeous ribbons.

Our second place winner can choose 7 digis from Bugaboo.

and finally a new sponsor for this year, we would like to welcome the very Quirky:

Our third place winner will be able to choose 3 digi images from SLS lines.

As you know a couple of our Design Team members have had to leave us already, and the rest are suffering from ailments but we have recruited a new team mate and we want to give a big welcome to Kelly Patricia! Unfortunately Kelly has dislocated her wrist (is Quirky cursed?) so will be unable to make anything this month, but you can look forward to seeing her work next month!

Kelly will introduce herself properly to you soon!

We are still looking for at least one person to join us on the Quirky side! If you think it could be you please contact me for details.

Now for some inspiration, first of all from our Guest Designers:

Hi, my name is Beate alias Stempelomi . I’m an “over fifty” Mum of 3 grown-up children, wife of a lovely husband and dog owner of 2 wonderful dogs. We live all together in our house in the west of Germany near the state border to the Netherlands. Since 2005, my hobby is to make/stamp cards and I love it! I’m proud to be a Guest Designer in this "Quirkycrafts challenge" and wish you good luck! Enjoy it! Hugs, Beate
 For my card I used the Bugaboo stamp from my stock Jesse Bear Angel - stars.

Thank you Beate, I love your baby boy card!

Rae Ann used the very funny Gus Birthday - optional digi from Bugaboo, and used twine on her lovely card.

Now some inspiration from the Design Team:

Pat using "akv boy sitter with dog" from Bugaboo on a digital birthday card. Her ribbon is tied ito bows and adorn the dog bones along the bottom.
Pat using Math Geek from SLS Lines on another birthday card. The inside reads: You can't be 29 AGAIN!! Ribbon is use as a strip behind her sentiment.


Phew, here at last. Sorry I'm late - I've had a lot to do. 
This fierce chap caught my eye, and I keep thinking he is a Viking and I never noticed he was wearing modern boots until I got colouring! Anyway he isn't a Viking, so that is alright then! He is from SLS Lines and is a Dwarf Axe Warrior! My silver and gold ribbon was from one of the bargain £1 bags from Crafty Ribbons, I thought it picked out the gold and silver from the image (was still thinking Vikings and Viking gold I have to admit).

I hope to sneak back in with my Bugaboo project later on.


The ribbon essential is holding the metal skull charm on. The treasure map
was downloaded from Google and labeled for Reuse which is why I have used it.
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment, skull & backing card behind with the "ocean waves" on it are all from my own stash. I coloured the digi with Harmony alcoholic marker pens. I will be using this fun digi again for my grandsons/friends sons cards as its a wonderful image to colour and reminds me of Captain Pugwash!! (Of which some people will remember from the 1970's childrens tv shows). 


who reminds me of both of my grandsons, but mainly the eldest one as he sits in a chair to play but the youngest one sits on the floor. Anyway, I used both a lace ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and pieces of unthreaded hessian from my own stash.
The digi, is amazing for any playstation/xbox lads birthday cards. I staged it on my card to be in his bedroom on the console, colouring with Harmony marker pens & Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic pens. Everything else on the card is from my own stash,inc the base card from Papermill Direct.

 To see who won the last challenge see the previous post just below this one.  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. Nice projects ladies. Well done in a difficult month!

    Cazzy x

  2. Thank You to the DT for making such fabulous projects using our images. But I can't see the cards with the Whimsical Pirate, it's just a frame instead of pictures ;)

    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Love and best wishes

    Anne Lise, Sponsor Co-Ordinator for SLS Lines

    1. Ahh, I thought it was only me who couldn't see it. IO have been trying to get hold of Marg to reload the photos, but I managed to get a copy from the facebook album and load that one. Sorry about that, we loved working with your images.
      Cazzy x

  3. You can delete my card - I am having problems posting my card card here so you can delete it.

    1. The reason your card didn't appear here is because you need to add a link to Quirky to your post before linking the post here. It is now in the moderation queue, I did leave a message on your blog. If you go add a link to Quirky into your post I will approve your entry and it will appear here.
      Please do that because your card is adorable, and perfect for our challenge!
      Cazzy x

    2. I tried to and it say that the link always exist so that's fine thanks again!!!

    3. You just need to add the link to Quirky ON YOUR BLOG POST, then I will do the rest. You don't need to add it again. You just need to add the link to your post like you have all the other challenge blogs. Add it there.
      Cazzy x

  4. thanks for the fun challenge! I always enjoy playing along over here. :) great projects by your team, too. :)

    1. Hi Jennifer, thank you so much! We really appreciate our regulars. Thanks for playing along and good luck in the voting.
      Cazzy x

  5. Good morning, I linked my post, I have put in my post a link of quirky craft, but i dont see my card here. I hope that there is not a problem about.
    Thank you!

    1. I will check now and let you know.

    2. Hi Veronica, I think the problem was that you didn't add the link to Quirky Crafts before you linked up your gorgeous card. You have added a link afterwards so I have approved it, it was in moderation.
      Next time if you add the link to Quirky Crafts first, then link your entry it will appear right away.
      Thanks for entering and good luck!
      Cazzy x

  6. great challenge!!! I really enjoyed making a male card!!!! great DT inspiration too!!! Mirella DK xx


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