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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.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Challenge 4 - Things with wings - Midway reminder

Here is some more inspiration from the team for our Things With Wings challenge.

To enter the challenge link your project to the challenge post before this one click HERE or scroll down.

For this card I have used a digi from sponsor Bugaboo called Winbird Snowman.
I have used a die with cross stitches and colored with copics. I gave the bird's hat a fluffy rim and a ponpon as fisnishing touch. DP is CraftEmotions'.

Here's my card made using the Mini Bird Mummy from Limited Runs.  I fussy cut the coloured image and put it on an action wobbler for a bit of interactive fun.  His eyes are nice and glossy like the spooky eyes in the background.  There’s nothing better than combining fun, action and spookiness together for Halloween.  I have a little video of the wobbler action so that you can see the spooky bird dance too.


Hi there, sorry this is slightly late - I was all set for a Sunday blog post!! But here they are finally. Firstly I have another Bugaboo creation, which was made for a friends 40th, and does only just fit into the challenge (but I used the other card for my challenge on Wednesday!). Here it is:
 I layered two of my images together, along with a sentiment (all from Bugaboo - bugdf; bugjwine and bugjwinesent) and then printed them out onto a layer of cardstock. I coloured the images with promarkers, using a metallic gold for the foil top. I then stamped the 40 using this months free stamps with Creative Stamping magazine and Red pretty colour ink.

My second reminder card uses an image from Limited Runs, called Birds on a Wire:
I used this one to make an ATC, using stripey green card for the base, and layering with green flowers and some leaves. I used the 'Friends Flock Together' sentiment from the stamp set. Again the image was coloured with Promarkers. 

I printed out the image quite large then colored it in with Copics. I then scanned it and took it into Craft Artist, where I added it to a background all made digitally.

 My second card is made using BirdTrioSummer from Bugaboo Stamps. This is a very Quirky Bird image and I love it! I collected together my chosen pens to colour the image....and realised that the file also comes with a pre coloured image. That used all the colours I had chosen so I used the pre coloured image. I took it into Craft Artist, resized and printed several copies. A bit of cutting and matting later and I think I have a really "happy" card. Would be good for Birthday, Get Well, Thank you...anything really.



For this card I have used Winter Bird trio from Bugaboo Stamps and some retro styled paper from a pad called Contemporary Christmas - I can't see a brand name on it.



Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. It's my first time here, I saw it on your blog Jane. Great inspiration by the design team. Thank you for a fun challenge. Barbxx

  2. Fabulous DT work - not sure that my entry is particualrly quirky, but it does have wings....

  3. Love the name of your blog! Wonderful DT inspiration!
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  4. Its my first time here too, having a little nosey and I may even play if my list of outside jobs to do ever ends! Some amazing DT inspiration


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