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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog - 26 May 2016 - Say it with flowers

It is time for another challenge over at the Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog.  This fortnight the topic is "say it with flowers".

This fortnight we are lucky to have two sponsors:
and 
For my card I have used the Fabrika Fantasy image called "Valentine's Dance" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background.

The backing papers are all love themed and from various Debbi Moore magazines.

I have finished off the card with a doily (coloured red with a red Pan pastel), ribbon, die-cut sentiment, die-cut greenery, punched flowers and Nuvo pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Dies and/or punches
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Include an animal
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - April showers bring May flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of create your own challenge
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of flowers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Ribbon and/or lace
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Let's get digital (digital image)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of add some music to your creation
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it girly
Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/bling it on
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes with the option of a sketch
Simon Says - Anything goes
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik - Happy Week Day Event in the Etsy Store

Just to let you know there is a "Happy Week Day" event going on in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store where you will get an amazing 20% of all digital stamps.

You need to make sure you use the code "HAPPYWEEKDAY" to get your 20% off.

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store to grab a bargain.  

The offer runs out on 27 May 2016.

Please note: this offer is only applicable to digital stamps and NOT original artwork.
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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Gruffies and Guest Challenge Blog - May 2016 - Anything goes or the option of "baby"

Today it is time for me to show you another card for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.

 The topic for May 2016 is "anything goes with the option of "baby".

As mentioned before there will be no sponsors for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog in 2016.  Instead members of the Design Team will be offering prizes.

This month it is the turn of Silvia to sponsor the challenge.  She is offering the winner "a surprise box".  Now who wouldn't want to win that?
For my card I have used this gorgeous Happy Hoppers image from my Joanna Sheen Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CD.  I have used a backing paper and sentiment from the CD.

On some plain blue card I stamped various baby stamped images.

I have finished the card off with some "it's a boy" ribbon, metal feet and some fabric hearts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
House Mouse and Friends - You are my sunshine/anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
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Friday, 20 May 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik - New Release

  Today sees the arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store of a new image:
  Here is the new image called "Silently Sparkling" and  it is available in the Etsy Store at the special introductory rate of $2.80 (usual price of $4), depending on currency rates.  

Hurry on over and grab a bargain as the special introductory rate ends on 25 May 2016.
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Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 20 May 2016

Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

The week the Design Team have been given the topic of "anything goes".

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "CATS OR DOGS".
Here is another Pocket Letter I have made with theme of flowers. 

If you haven't seen these before pop on over to Janette Lane's Blog for more information.

For my Pocket Letter I have used three images: Poppy Glamour, Red Poppies and Dandelions Glow. I have coloured the images in with my Promarkers, inked around the edge with a chalk ink pad and added white dots with my extra fine Posca pen.

The backing papers is from my stash and I have cut up to make the background for the ATC sized pieces of artwork.

I have finished the outside of the pocket letters off with various flower rubber stamps which I have coloured in with my Promarkers.  I have used various background stamps for some texture.
Behind the Pocket Letter is lots of little goodies for the recipient!!

This is the second similar set of pocket letters I sent.  Each one was for a different person and a different letter in each.  Despite clearly marking them on the inside I still sent them to the wrong people but they were both happy with the Pocket Letter they received but just felt strange opening it with someone else's name on it!!

I am entering this Pocket Letter into the following challenges:

Fantasy Stampers - Flower power
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with hot colours
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Something with wings
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - May flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik - New Release

 Today sees the arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store of a new image:
 Here is the new image called "Heart of Faith" and  it is available in the Etsy Store at the special introductory rate of $2.80 (usual price of $4), depending on currency rates.  

Hurry on over and grab a bargain as the special introductory rate ends on 21 May 2016.
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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Here is a weekly reminder to tell you that Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps are available from her Etsy Store.  You will see a wonderful array of beautiful images for all occasions and there will be more added on a weekly basis so remember to go and have a look.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store can be found HERE.
There is an Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog.  Here you will find a challenge topic for each month.  
There will be a Monthly Blog Challenge Winner who will get to pick two digital images as their prize from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  This winner will be picked by Random.org.
There is also a Monthly "Artist's Choice Award" and this means that anyone that has entered the Monthly Blog Challenge using an image from Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store will be in with a chance of winning 5 digital images of their choice award.  This winner will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

The Monthly Blog Challenge Topic for March 2016 is "Easter/Spring colours".
We now have a Guest Designer each month.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer please put “GDT” after your name.  You will be contacted ASAP if you are successful.  If you don’t get in the first time make sure you keep trying!!

Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 each day there will be a card/creation showcased that a crafter has entered into the monthly blog challenge or shared on the Facebook Group or entered into the monthly Facebook Challenge.
If you would like to have a look at these images made into cards why don't you join the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  This Group can be found HERE.

Here you will also find details of the monthly challenge they have. Anyone can also post cards/creations on here that they have made from Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps and you will see creations made by the Monthly Challenge Blog Design Team (Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Bonnie, Ann-Marie, Laura and, Samantha).
Ching-Chou Kuik is now a proud sponsor over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.

Why not pop on over and take a look.
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in. Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors. At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.
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Friday, 13 May 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Week-end Sale

Make sure you pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Etsy Store this week-end.

If you enter the code "Kuik15" you will get 15% off.

If you enter the code "Kuik25" and spend $10 or more you will get an amazing 25% off.

If you enter the code "Kuik35" and spend $15 or more you will get a whopping 35% off.

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 15 May 2016.

Please note: this offer is for digital stamps ONLY and not original artwork.
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Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 May 2016

It is time for me to show you my Inspiration Post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "cats or dogs".
The Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Design Team were challenged to use "pink or blue" this week and I have chosen to use pink.

For this female inspired birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Peony".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.  

The backing papers I have used are from a paper pad called "Love Letters" by First Edition.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut flowers, fabric flowers, washi tape, twine, die-cut sentiment and Nuvo pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Di's Digi Designs - Flowers everywhere
Sweet Stampin - May flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the ladies
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Spotty dotty
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of use a die-cut
The Crazy Challenge - 3 layers or more
Eureka Stamps - April showers bring May flowers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of black, white and one colour
Crafting for all Seasons - Add some embossing (embossing on all die-cuts)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Polka dots or stripes
Simon Says Challenge - Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Star in my Pocket - Birthday
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of unusual hair
Craft Rocket - Flower power
Crafty Catz - Dies and punches
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Liquorice/use a die
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Just us girls
Spellbinding Stamps - Girly
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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog - 12 May 2016 - Lots of layers

It is time for another challenge over at the Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog.  

This fortnight the topic is "LOTS OF LAYERS".

This fortnight we are lucky to have the following sponsor: 
Our sponsor for this fortnight is Nikki from the "Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette".
For my card I have used the Nikki Burnette image called "Telsa" and I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and fussy cut around the image.

For the blue background of my card I wet a piece of watercolour card and then sprinkled over Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in White Pearl and Blue Lagoon for some sparkle and shine.  It didn't burst on the card as I thought it would so I had to resort to swizzing it around with a brush instead.  Maybe I just need a bit of practice!!  The other backing papers I have used are scraps from my stash.

I cut a frame and mount with a Spellbinders die and put them both through embossing folders (wood effect and distress effect).  For the mount I then coloured it with a Promarker and then painted over the top with my Imaginations Starlight Pearl Paint for a more muted effect.

I have finished the card off with some spotty ribbon, Visible Image stamped sentiment, die-cut cogs and star brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the ladies
Come and Get It - Card for a woman
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of use a die-cut
The Crazy Challenge - 3 layers or more
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Sparkle and shine
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of black, white and one colour
Crafting for all Seasons - Add some embossing
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of unusual hair
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