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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Newsflash - New releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store and Special Offer

There have been two new releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:
This image is called "Carnation Fairy".
This image is called "Love in Spring".
Do you fancy a treat and would like some new digital stamps?  Why not pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store as until the end of 28 April 2015 you can get 10% off.

The Monthly Blog Challenge for April 2015 is "Under the Sea".  If you fancy being a Guest Designer for a month please put "GDT" after your name or add a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the challenge post.  The Guest Designer will get to pick an image from the store to make their creation with.

Don't forget that if you use a Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp from her Etsy Store you get two entries into the Blog Challenge.  For the first link-up use your blog post and for the second link-up just do your main blog.
Make sure you pop on over to the blog regularly as you get daily inspiration posts for weeks 1, 2 and 3 from members of the Design Team.  For weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) there are Showcased cards to be shown and these will be people that have entered the monthly blog challenge, shown creations on the Facebook Group or entered creations into the monthly Facebook challenge.
The Facebook Group Monthly Challenge for March 2015 is "All that Shimmers".  To enter you need use a Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp from the Etsy Store and fit your card/creation into the monthly challenge topic.
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Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration Post

Over at the "Buckwells Crafty Challenge" we have started to give you inspiration posts now throughout the month.

The challenge topic for the Buckwells Crafty Challenge for April 2015 is a colour challenge using the following colour scheme:
You still have time to enter the challenge.
Our sponsor this month is Lacy Sunshine.
For my card I have used the Lacy Sunshine image called "Emily Rainy Day".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added Glossy Accents for the puddles and rain spots and added the ground and sky with Pan Pastels.

The backing papers were printed off before sadly Bearly Mine Designs had to close down at the end of 2014.

I have finished the card off with some some wide wired ribbon, die-cut and stamped sentiment, grosgrain ribbon, flowers and some dew drops.

Sadly Lozzy has had to close Buckwell Craft Supplies.  The good news is that the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge WILL CONTINUE.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Umbrellas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with an optional twist of diamonds
One Stitch at a Time - Daughters/girls
Passion for Promarkers - Spring blooms
Digi Choosday - Spots and dots
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes with an optional sketch
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes or add some flowers
Penny's Paper Challenge - Use spooled items (I have used ribbon)
A Crafter's Cafe - Ribbon and/or lace
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Kraft Journal - Anything goes - girlfriends


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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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 at:

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 April 2015 is "Under the sea".
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  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 Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) 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 at:

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 (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda and Helen).
The Facebook Group Challenge for April 2015 is "All that shimmers".  More details can be found HERE.
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
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils 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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Monday, 20 April 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 20 April 2015

Well it has quickly whizzed around to Monday again and therefore 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 "under the sea".  It would be lovely if you could take part.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Yorkshire Terrier".  He is so adorable.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers were from a Monochrome Set from Scribble and Scrap.  For the trees background I used a new Memory Box stencil I got with a Christmas voucher and it is called "Garden Birch Trees".  I secured the stencil and then used Dutch Doobadoo stencil paste through it, took the stencil off, sprinkled over some black glitter and left to dry.

The card has been finished off with some white satin ribbon, black lace, organza ribbon bow, Craftwork Cards sentiment and some pearls.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with the twist to add some pearls
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Seeing spots
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an image
Penny's Paper Challenge - One for the girls
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Birthday sentiment or No 5
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - It's a girl thing
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use a die-cut (the image is mounted on a Spellbinders oval die-cut and an X-cut plain oval die-cut)
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to use a die or punch (the image is mounted on a Spellbinders oval die-cut and an X-cut plain oval die-cut)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with an optional twist of diamonds
Come and Get It - Things beginning with "B" (black, bow and bling (pearls)
Scribble and Scrap - Always anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Daughters/girls
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
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Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge - Part 2

I managed to enter the Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 1 so I was sent the image free to use for Part 2.
 The image is by Lynne Stansbery and is called "Tickled Pink".  I have gone for a colour scheme of green shades and white.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers I printed off some time ago so unsure where they are from.

I have finished the card off with a doily, pearls, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, ribbon and a Dutch Doobadoo Paper Art scattered bow which I coloured with my Promarker.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 2 - 20/4/15 to 3/5/15 - Anything goes using the "Tickled Pink" image from Lynne Stansbery
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Seeing spots
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an image
Penny's Paper Challenge - One for the girls
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - It's a girl thing
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Daughters/girls
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Gruffies and Guest Challenge Blog - April 2015 - Anything goes or the option of PATCHWORK

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

The topic for April 2015 is "anything goes with the option of patchwork".

Don't forget you do have the option of anything goes + if you do use the theme (this month it is "patchwork") you will get 2 chances in the prize draw.

Don't forget to enter the challenge you MUST use a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies image.

We also take email entries, Facebook entries and if you fancy joining us on the team for a month please put GDT after your name in the linky.

Our sponsor for this challenge is from the super Bugaboo Stamps.
The winner will get 7 digital stamps of their choice from Bugaboo Stamps.
For my card I have used the Joanna Sheen Original Project Book and CD to get this gorgeous image and backing paper.

The design sheet for this image had various sized toppers so I have used the largest as the main topper and used another to decoupage the mice with their sewing machine.  The remaining toppers I have used to decorate the inside and back of the card.

The embossing on the card is using my Marianne Designs honeycomb embossing folder which comes with a die so that you can in-fill the areas if you like.  I chose to do this as although the backing paper is patchwork I thought adding the little die-cuts added another form of patchwork.

I have finished the card off with lace, ribbon, buttons, pins and a sentiment frame and various other embellishments (pin holder, cotton reels, thimble and tape) from the Polkadoodles Studio 12 Picknix CD.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Penny's Paper Challenge - One for the girls
The Crafter's Cafe - Animal antics
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Spring/Easter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Embossing - wet or dry
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to make your own challenge
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - It's a girl thing
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - No digis or stamped images
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use a die-cut
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to use a die or punch
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

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 at:

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 April 2015 is "Under the sea".
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  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 Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) 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 at:

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 (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda and Helen).
The Facebook Group Challenge for April 2015 is "All that shimmers".  More details can be found HERE.
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
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils 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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