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, 17 April 2016

April 2016 Midway Reminder: It's Raining Quirky Cats and Dogs.

It's reminder time, and our challenge this month is It's Raining Quirky Cats and Dogs, and Marg wants to see a cat or dog or both on your projects.

Don't forget also we need more Quirky team mates, if you are interested - even if you have no experience of doing this - please contact Cazzy in the usual way.

All of their fantastic images are available in digital form or real rubber stamps, mounted or unmounted or just on cling rubber. The cling rubber version has the image on the back so you can see what you are stamping!

 Crackerbox Palace Website

The prizes are:
For our first place winner - 3 digis of your choice.
For our second place winner - 2 digis of your choice.
for our third place winner - 1 digi of your choice.

Now for some more inspiration, using images from our sponsor, from the team:

using "Cat and Dog"

  Image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut.  The two mats are lightly embossed with a "Linen" folder.  I used three ribbons from my stash for embellishment, two of them to tie the double-color bow.  Paper is a left over scrap of  12" x 12" scrapbooking paper.

Using Hang on Cat from Crackerbox Palace

I love the Kitty Cat birthday sentiment and I hope my Mum will too, she has a Siamese cat but used to have a blue grey Persian - both rescues.
There is a lot of detail in the Cat on a Window image, lots of depth as a result. The red polka-dot ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, fish bones charm from stash.

Using Dog Sidney and Dog-gone Special on my second card.

I love this cute puppy dog image in his too big collar! I kept it simple and masculine, and added some  of my favourite ribbon by Crafty Ribbons. 

I hope to add a third card later.

will be along later.
I made this card not only for the reminder post but also for my stepsons birthday later this month. I found all of the items used in my own craft stash so unfortunately I cant tell you where I brought anything.  I decided to place "Hang On Cat" on to cream hammered embossed card so it looked like the cat was trying to hang on to the wallpaper but instead hes making scratches in it. I then wrote "Hang on there" down the left hand side of the image, on the paw print cardstock in a black pen. 

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.


  1. Love the theme! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  2. Great work by the team! Love the challenge. Obviously I'm partial to cats. LOL xxD


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