Snippets Challenge #2

Here are the details for the second of the new weekly challenges. The new challenge is called:
Snippets
Each new challenge post will feature a different set of snippets of layouts zooming in on their design detail elements. The challenge will be to include at least two of those elements in your own project.
How it works:
I'll post up details of each new challenge every week over five weeks, (this being challenge number 2). Each new challenge will be posted here every Sunday for you to follow along with, (I'll also add the same details to the Facebook group).
Complete all the Snippets weekly challenges to be eligible for an extra goody in your next kit box! The closing date to complete all the challenges is 29th March 2020. All projects must be new projects made specifically for this challenge. You can use any stash you choose but it's a great opportunity to dig into your kits!
The second of the Snippets challenges is here:
The snippets for this challenge are circle photos, circle paper pieces with embellishments layered on top, a layered butterfly and typewriter style journalling.

Pick out at least two snippet elements to use on your own project. You can use more than two elements on your project if you like so you could have a go at mixing design elements from all four of the snippets. The two is a minimum requirement.

Ready to get going with your own layout?
Once you've finished your creation upload it to your platform of choice.
For Instagram tag @craftytemplates and mention it's for the Snippets #2 Quirky Kit challenge so I can find it.
For Facebook add it to the Quirky Kits Group on the post for each new challenge or else mention it's for the Snippets #2 challenge when you post it so I can find it.
For blog add a link to your project from your blog in the comments below any of the Snippets challenge posts on the Quirky Kits blog.
Or if you'd prefer to keep your project private you can email them directly to Leonora@craftytemplates.com

I'll post up the rest of the new challenges every Sunday for the remaining three weeks you'll then get an extra week to finish up your projects. They must be all done and uploaded or emailed by March 29th 2020.
Have fun!
xx Leo

New Weekly Challenge - Snippets

Hi Leo here, happy new kit time!
Here are the details for the first of the new weekly challenges. The new challenge is called:

Snippets

Each new challenge post will feature a different set of snippets of layouts zooming in on their design detail elements. The challenge will be to include at least two of those elements in your own project.
How it works:
I'll post up details of each new challenge every week over the next five weeks, (this being challenge number 1). Each new challenge will be posted here on the Quirky Kits blog for you to follow along with, (I'll also add the same details to the Facebook Group).
Complete all the Snippets weekly challenges to be eligible for an extra goody in your next kit box! The closing date to complete all the challenges is 29th March 2020. All projects must be new projects made specifically for this challenge. You can use any stash you choose but it's a great opportunity to dig into your kits!
The first of the Snippets challenges is here:



There are four snippets of different layouts featured here all including a unique design element. Pick out at least two elements to use on your own project. It could be the tag layers from the second layout mixed with the arrow element from the forth one. It could be the splashes from the forth snippet and the second snippet mixed with the idea of positioning stickers/diecuts inside a heart like the top layout. You can use more than two elements on your project if you like so you could have a go at mixing design elements from all four of the snippets. The two is a minimum requirement.

Ready to get going with your own layout?

Once you've finished your creation upload it to your platform of choice.
For Instagram tag @craftytemplates and mention it's for the Snippets #1 Quirky Kit challenge so I can find it.
For Facebook add it to the Quirky Kits Group on the post for each new challenge or else mention it's for the Snippets #1 challenge when you post it so I can find it.
For blog add a link to your project from your blog in the comments below any of the Snippets challenge posts on the Quirky Kits blog.
Or if you'd prefer to keep your project private you can email them directly to Leonora@craftytemplates.com
I'll post up the rest of the new challenges every Sunday for the following four weeks you'll then get an extra week to finish up your projects. They must be all done and uploaded or emailed by March 29th 2020.
Have fun!
xx Leo

Love


Hi everyone I'm back on the blog today with another layout. 

With this layout I focused on the beautiful stars from the Crate Paper Snowflake collection.

Supplies Used:

Main Kit:
CP Snowflake Puffy Phrase and Icon Thickers
CP Snowflake - Winterscape 12x12 paper
CP Snowflake 6x12 Accent stickers 

Extras Kit:
CP Snowflake 6x8 pad




This layout actually used very few supplies - mainly just using the 6x8 pad!


I started with this photo of my grandparents at a Christmas themed wedding (perfect for the Snowflake papers). I mounted the 4x6 photo on white cardstock and then used 3 papers from the 6x8 pad to create a few layers. The star paper has copper foiling, which adds even more shine to the page.
I used a puffy phrase for my title from the main kit. 


I fussy cut all the stars from the 6x8 pad, which gave me plenty of varying sizes for this layout and a few left over. Plus they're foiled! 
I also added a few puffy stars from the puffy phrases and accents set, and some flat stickers from the 6x12 pad.





I created 5 large clusters across the page with varying colours of stars, and a further cluster underneath the title in the centre.


Overall after fussy cutting the stars this layout was super quick to make and is very shiny and christmassy I think! 


Natalie x

Final 'Just Saying' Challenge!

Here are the details for the fifth and final of the new weekly challenges. The current challenge is called:
Just Saying
Each challenge post features a different inspiring quote or saying to use in full or in part on your project.
How it works:
I'll post up details of each new challenge every week over the next five weeks, (this being challenge number 5). Each new challenge will be posted here in the Facebook Group and on the Quirky Kits blog for you to follow along with, (both the same details). Press on 'see all' under announcements to catch up with any you've missed here in the group.
Complete all the Just Saying weekly challenges to be eligible for an extra goody in your next kit box! The closing date to complete all the challenges is January 26th 2020. All projects must be new projects made specifically for this challenge. You can use any stash you choose but it's a great opportunity to dig into your kits!
The final challenge saying to feature is below:

" because when you stop to look around, this world is pretty amazing"
Remember you need to include either a part or all of the saying on your finished project.
Once you've finished your creation upload it to your platform of choice.
For Instagram tag @craftytemplates and mention it's for the Just Saying #5 Quirky Kit challenge so I can find it.
For Facebook add it to the Quirky Kits Group on the post for each new challenge or else mention it's for the Just Saying challenge #5 when you post it so I can find it.
For blog add a link to your project from your blog in the comments below any of the Just Saying challenge posts here on the Quirky Kits blog.
Or if you'd prefer to keep your project private you can email them directly to Leonora@craftytemplates.com
Have fun!
xx Leo

Christmas album in a box!

This year I decided to go a little outside the box for my Christmas mini album. Well I guess it ended up inside the box in the end!!


I started out with supplies from the current Quirky Kits plus some bits and pieces left over from older kits:
The first thing I did was to cut out squares from my paper and card measuring 10cm square. I then sized my photos to fit these pieces, (my photos were no more than 7cm wide so two could fit on a 6x4 size photo)

 I then started to build up the pages on the squares so they came together like really little layouts!

My idea was to string them all together to be pulled from out the box so I also created some dangling bits of individual stickers and sticker clusters to add between the pages.
The box was made from 12x12 white card. To make the base I used a full sheet. I've added the step by steps to the images:
Snip off four of the triangular pieces.
For the lid I used a 6 1/4 inch piece of card to start.
Fold it up just like the base.
Box done!
Next job was to decorate the box. 
I used Thickers to decorate the lid and a square of patterned paper. I squished out a giant pool of the Nuvo and stuck in some tree embellishments. I was thinking like a snowy hill with trees but it's kind of like a gold glitter lake, works for me!
More is more on Christmas projects!
Next I created some squares of paper and card to decorate the four sides outside the box.
Inside the box I covered the sides with more patterned paper. Then I got to fixing my pages inside. I had one end of the string to fix on the bottom of the box that I didn't want to come unstuck so I trapped it in place with lots of foam squares.
To cover these over I used a sticker with a cut in it that allowed the string to slide into.
Next I just needed to finish adding the pages.

For the last page I added a pull tab made with a piece of folded ribbon trapped between two paper pieces.


Just Saying Challenges 3 & 4

Hope you had a good Christmas!

Here are the next two of the Just Saying Challenges.
Complete all the Just Saying weekly challenges to be eligible for an extra goody in your next kit box! The closing date to complete all the challenges is January 26th 2020. All projects must be new projects made specifically for this challenge. You can use any stash you choose but it's a great opportunity to dig into your kits! You can find the two previous challenges here on the blog to catch up on if you need to.

The third quote to feature on a project is this one:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."


Remember you need to include part or all of it on your finished project so for this one you could simple use the 'dance in the rain' part of the quote as a title. Once you've finished your creation upload it to your platform of choice. For Instagram tag @craftytemplates and mention it's for the Just Saying #3 Quirky Kit challenge so I can find it. For Facebook add it to the Quirky Kits Group on the post for each new challenge or else mention it's for the Just Saying challenge #3 when you post it so I can find it. For blog add a link to your project from your blog in the comments below any of the Just Saying challenge posts on the Quirky Kits blog. Or if you'd prefer to keep your project private you can email them directly to Leonora@craftytemplates.com

Here's the forth challenge quote to use:
"Forever is composed of nows".

This one is a quote by Emily Dickinson. 
The final quote of the Just Saying challenges will be posted up next week. You'll have until 26th January 2020 to complete all the challenges.
Once you've finished your creation for challenge 4 upload it to your platform of choice. For Instagram tag @craftytemplates and mention it's for the Just Saying #4 Quirky Kit challenge so I can find it. For Facebook add it to the Quirky Kits Group on the post for each new challenge or else mention it's for the Just Saying challenge #4 when you post it so I can find it. For blog add a link to your project from your blog in the comments below any of the Just Saying challenge posts on the Quirky Kits blog. Or if you'd prefer to keep your project private you can email them directly to Leonora@craftytemplates.com

Have fun! xx Leo

Just Saying Challenge #2

Here are the details for the second of the new weekly challenges.
The new challenge is called: Just Saying
Each new challenge post will feature a different inspiring quote or saying to use in full or in part on your project.
How it works: I'll post up details of each new challenge every week over the next five weeks, (this being challenge number 2). Each new challenge will be posted here and also in the Facebook Group to follow along with, (both the same details). Complete all the Just Saying weekly challenges to be eligible for an extra goody in your next kit box! The closing date to complete all the challenges is January 26th 2020. All projects must be new projects made specifically for this challenge. You can use any stash you choose but it's a great opportunity to dig into your kits!

The second challenge saying to feature is a quote by Walt Disney: "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever."
Remember you need to include part or all of it on your finished project. Once you've finished your creation upload it to your platform of choice. For Instagram tag @craftytemplates and mention it's for the Just Saying #2 Quirky Kit challenge so I can find it. For Facebook add it to the Quirky Kits Group on the post for each new challenge or else mention it's for the Just Saying challenge #2 when you post it so I can find it. For blog add a link to your project from your blog in the comments below any of the Just Saying challenge posts on the Quirky Kits blog. Or if you'd prefer to keep your project private you can email them directly to Leonora@craftytemplates.com

 Have fun! xx Leo