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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, 1 May 2016

May 2016 Challenge #5 April Showers bring Quirky May Flowers

Hi everyone, Cazzy here and I am very excited about this challenge because we have three brand new sponsors to Quirky (although we have used digis by two of them before from Stitchy who are no longer sponsoring challenges).

Last month we had showers of furry friends (and here in the UK we also had showers of rain, sleet, hailstones, mini snowballs and snow), and April Showers result in May Flowers - I want to see flowers on your project, either as part of an image stamped or printed, or as part of the design, or even the paper you use! Easy Peasy then!

Due to unfortunate personal circumstances Quirky will be taking a long break from challenges and this will be the last challenge for a few months.

We are saying goodbye and thank you to the wonderful Nana Connie this month too, taking the team down to just three active members. We wish Nana Connie all the best for the future.

We hope to resume challenges later this year, but we will only be able to do that if we get some applicants for the DT. It would be very sad to see Quirky disappear forever now wouldn't it? So if you want us to keep going please apply to join us ready for a come back later in the year.

Anyway now on to the challenge:

Our wonderful new sponsors for this challenge are:

The team have been generously supplied with digs from all three sponsors to use in this post, and the midway reminder, and here is some inspiration for you:

First our Guest Designers:

Elena used the very quirky Venus Van Trap digi from Bloobel Stamps, and added lots of blooms to her gorgeous card. Elena said: Hello I am Elena F and I´m from The Basque Country, I´m almost 42; mother of 3 children between 11 years and 21 months.  That means I do not have much spare time but the little I have I use in making crafts, especially coloring and scrap but I also sew, knit and crochet....when I can.....but I´m lucky and I´ve got a break in my job currently.

Maya used the beautiful Rosalee digi from Delicious Doodles. She added extra roses to make it special.

Now the Design Team:


I created a 100% digital card using an image from Ike's Art called Windmill.

using Bloobel Stamps "Thank You for the Flowers"

Colored with ProMarkers, then cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders.
I added white satin ribbon and decorated it with a few scrap bits
from another die cut.
The butterfly is colored and glittered
and the bow is twine.

I have Love in a Mist in my garden where it grows and seeds like crazy every year and I do love the blue flowers and alien looking seed pods, so I was happy to find this digi from Delicious Doodles. I coloured it with Chameleon pens this time and found the perfect blue cardstock and decided to keep it simple.

using Floral Watering Can by Delicious Doodles

I used alcoholic marker pens from Harmony. The ladybug ribbon is 
exclusive to Crafty Ribbons. I decided to slightly cut the picture
down to fit into the dies I wanted to use. I had, though, already
got the toppers already die cut (luckily in the colours I wanted too).
The lace was an afterthought so I "tucked" it under the outer edge
of the bottom scalloped edge squared die cut.  
I have 2 more cards to add which should be added tomorrow

To see who won the last challenge see the previous post below this one.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Absolutely lovely DT creations :-D
    Thank you for having me as a Sponsor :-)

    IKE xx

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  2. Fantastic DT samples. Thanks for the April Showers/May Flowers challenge.

  3. So sorry to hear you are taking a break when I've only just found you!

  4. Beautiful DT Creations!! I just love Elena's!! The colors are fantastic.. your coloring is out of this world!! Love all the elements.. the flowers are gorgeous! Fantastic work from everyone!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan, {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan - Etsy}
    {Sentimental Susan - Zibbet}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  5. Wow, Super challenge!! Had fun playing along and seeing all the lovely makes! Thank you so much. Hugs :-) See you next challenge!!!



  6. Sorry to hear that you lost your DT. I am sure you will get back up and running soon. Enjoy your challenges. Wonderful creations by the DT. Hugs. Gloria



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