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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, 3 April 2016

April 2016 Quirky Raining Cats and Dogs Challenge - DT Call still on.

Welcome back to another challenge at Quirky Crafts. Thank you to all that entered in our last challenge, they were all fabulous. Let's see if we can get more entries than March. Don't forget that you can enter up to 3 times, but it must still follow the theme and be a new make this month.

The new challenge, for April, I hope, will be as popular and it's chosen by me, Marg, DT member.

The theme is: Quirky Raining Cats and Dogs, and I would like to see any hand made project which has dogs, cats or both on it. In other words you can interpret the theme however you want as long as it has a cat or dog or both on it, stamped, digi, drawn, painted, sewn knitted or crocheted!

Our fabulous sponsor this month is the wonderful:

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.

Cazzy said we don't have any guests this month, and none of last months (Feb) winners have contacted her to collect their badges or prizes. In fact some of January winners haven't contacted her to collect their prizes! Surprised? We are, who doesn't want to collect the great prizes we have?

So here is some inspiration from the team:

This is very CAS.  I printed the image twice; once directly onto the kraft card front along with the sentiment and a second time onto white paper.  I fussy cut the white image and layered it onto the card front right over the image printed there.   I also colored the white areas with a gel pen and chalk.  The lace and bow were added and it was complete.  :-D

I created my card using "Peeking Cat" from Crackerbox Palace,
embellishing with ribbon, crocheted flower and jeweled flourishes.
Don't you love my made up sentiment?!

I made an easel card with Crackerbox Palace's "Spot the Dog".
Above is the card closed,
and below is the card open with my punchline.

using Cat and Dog

I have made this card in the shape of an easel card, which does fold
down flat for posting. I decided not to colour the digi in as I thought
it looked really nice in black & white. As I wanted to use orange with
the cream card.  the splash of blue ribbon has silver paw prints
printed on it. The finishing touch was the sentiment, Ruff Day from
Crackerbox Palace as they have a good selection to match.

using Peeking Cat
This is a card from 2013, which is cheating a little but I am really unwell and have been in bed all week with a nasty virus so I hope I am forgiven. I have also had the folder with my blog photos get corrupted, hope the hard drive isn't about to pack up, and I had to search my blog to find this photo! I will make something new for the reminder, at least one thing!
I have the rubber stamp of Peeking cat which is what I used to make this card, I wanted the cat to be peeking out of a present, so I tried to make it look like that with the ribbons.

Sadly Kelly Patricia is unable to join us this month as planned, she has had to give up crafting for health reasons. We wish her all the best for the future.

So we are still looking for some Quirky team mates - if you are interested in joining us for just one challenge, more than one challenge or permanently please contact Cazzy for details.

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} 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. What a fabulous name for a challenge....my favorite Graphic 45 collection! :) I rarely enter a challenge that has a digi prize, but I am wild about that cat busting through the wrapper image!!! You snagged me. :) Thank you for this challenge!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Your cards are so fun! They put a big smile on my face. :)

  3. I love that peeking kitty image - I have him but never used him yet !! :-) Fabuloud DT creations.

    IKE xx

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