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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.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Some Thing New...With Pink!! 1st Quirky Challenege of 2013!

Evening Quirky Fans! Welcome back! First, we at Quirky Crafts hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and Festive Holidays and we wish you all a very Happy New Year! May this one be the best one ever! The first challenge of the year is set by me (Lyn aka Spyder) so, because my new baby grand daughter was born last weekend, I've decided the theme for this first challenge just has to be...
Some Thing New, with Pink!
Of course I don't mind how you interpretative the challenge, it can be a new home, new job, a new baby, using some of your new Christmas stash, or even a New Years card! But there has to be PINK somewhere on the card, loads of pink, or just a smidgen (small amount not a small pigeon lol), it's up to you! Don't forget, you can make anything you like, it doesn't have to be a card, we love to see altered art, inchies, tags, fatpages, atc's and scrapbook pages too!
You must tell us what your "NEW" part is, it might not be obvious to the team and you could lose out on a top three place if we don't know!
For our first Challenge of 2013 we have three fabulous sponsors....
  1st prize $10 to spend at Doodle Dragon

2nd prize 7 digi's of your choice from Bugaboo Stamps

Robyn's Fetish
3rd prize 3 digi from the Robin Fetish store.

So here's what the team and our guest designers have come up with using digital images from our lovely sponsors...
First, Our Guests....

Abigael made this gorgeous easel cards using Shopping for Two with such a sweet crocheted layette. Who wouldn't love to get this card!

Sheena used Bugaboo Just Married for her delightfully festive card. Sheena would have joined us as guest much earlier in the year but unfortunately was involved in a bad car accident and wasn't able to, hmmm, maybe we shouldn't have sent her a car image to use!

And Secondly The Quirky Crafts team...please welcome Our two new members
For my project I decided to use Monkey C and Widdle Bear from Doodle Dragon Studios. The advantage of digital images is to be able to use the printer to make multiple copies, and make them any size required. I printed the images, then I used double sided adhesive to make layers (decoupage), different papers and accessories and a base mount double easel panel. For more details I invite you to visit my blog.
  I also made this box with a Doodle Dragon monster for a new baby gift.

I used are my new prismacolor pencils (Merry Christmas to me!) on my cards!
  This digi is from Bugaboo and is called Peapod Boo. (Also available in boy, and a variety of twins).
And these two cards feature Widdle (baby) Dragon and Widdle (baby) Moose from Doodle Dragon Studios.

I love this Happy New Year to Ewe image and sentiment from Bugaboo, and I found some pink Daisy and Dandelion papers that were perfect, and with my favourite dark pink metallic card for a card blank and some Dovecraft pink velvet ribbon I found in my stash it should be pink enough! I die cut 2013 with Sizzix Shadowbox, didn't add the shadow bit. Papers are cut with Nesties and Grand Nesties. Image coloured with Promarkers.
I also love this stork from Doodle Dragon Studios who is bringing a new baby dragon of course! These come in B&W and coloured, so if your printer is working properly unlike mine you can print quick ready coloured images.I coloured mine with Promarkers and Trias, and found this paper which could be Paper Artsy, lots of bits from stash added.

Surprise - it is an easel card, I really like making them but do people know how to put them up I wonder? Heart ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and flower from stash.

 I chose to make a cute tag for a new baby using the Peapod Boo digital image from Bugaboo.  I coloured the image in using Promarkers and around it using Distress inks.  I then stamped inkadinkado spotted swirls for added interest in the background. Finally I added lace, ribbon and lots of glitzy embellishments from my stash.

 I've used Shopping for Two, (from Bugaboo) which comes with the sentiment. Use it in PNG  and you can move the words around wherever you want them! This was a very quick and simple to make, a little note type card I sent my daughter the week before the baby was due, we'd gone shopping for New baby things! I sliced off about an inch and a half off the front of the card. Used Forever Friends backing papers inside and out, added lots of pink Stickles glitter glue, gems, ribbon and baby shoes from my stash... and.
 ...I just had to make a New Years card using this Bugaboo ewe!!
And added here Wednesday 9th .... this Doodle Dragon Stork...
bringing a baby dragon to his mum! Link to the font is on my blog!
(added on the 8thJan)
Don't forget to scroll down to the post below this one to see who won our last Challenge of 2012. We had some fantastic entries!!

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Update: Inlinkz has informed me the bug is fixed so you should be able to use the button now.

Have Fun - The Quirky Crafts Challenge Design Team.
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  1. Wonderful new pink DT creations. New follower of your wonderful blog. Found it thru Catch the Bug BugABoo stamps. Entered a Valentine's card with pink and my new is the embossing folder I used.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Thank you for the super fun challenge! The DT inspiration is fabulous.

  3. DT did a fabulous job! This is my first time linking up! ~Saundra

  4. Inlinkz will not allow me to link up so here is my card.
    Deonna B

    1. Your card has now been added Deonna!!

      and so has yours Pauline!

      Thanks for playing!

  5. hi - mr Linky not working - my card is here - thanks
    Pauline x

  6. Hi! This is my first time to play on your blog. I love the inspiration. My "something new" are the die and the stamp that I used on my card. Look forward to playing again soon! Thanks!

  7. fantastic challenge ladies.
    the linky will now work for me so you can find me card here:


  8. Hi, this is my first time in your challenge, I really enjoyed it. Thanks

  9. I love the fact that each DT card is different with so many fun details. Thanks for your work! Could you please add my card since the Linky tool isn't working?


  10. Love all the DT examples. Thank you for the fun challenge and letting my play along.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  11. thank you for this "pink" challenge and for hosting us.

  12. Cazzy, you asked what happened when the link up didn't work for me. I did refresh several times. I closed the webpage and reopened it hoping to "fix" the problem. It is still doing the same thing today: I clicked on the "Add your link" words. Then I get a light gray translucent overlay across the page that has a long narrow box that says "Enter your link info" but there is no way to type or place the cursor in that box that extends across the screen. The box has an "x" for closing it and that's all I can do with that box. I hope this helps. I use Internet Explorer and that seems to be having issues with Blogger right now as well. Thanks for your helpfulness!

  13. I couldn't get it to work either. It isn't showing and it says my entry already exists. My link is http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com/2013/01/friend-card-using-cricut-artiste.html. Thanks. Gloria Shirr

  14. Wonderful DT inspiration, great projects and cards. Thanks
    I have linked OK


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