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Monday, 15 August 2022

Sending Birthday Wishes


It was my husband's birthday last month.  I had made his card weeks before using the CraftsUPrint digital kit by Gillian Hutchinson called "Life's Pitch".

Unfortunately when we were away prior to his birthday we made the agonising decision that we needed to sell our caravan.  Although I knew it was for the best it has really affected me. 

I then had to mention to my husband about his birthday card ie about the topic, as I knew health-wise I did not have time to make another card when we got home, but he was OK about it.

For my card I have used the topper, decoupage and insert from the kit and printed onto linen card for a special effect.

The backing papers I used are from Summertime Designs (sadly no longer available).  On one of the papers I used a wood effect stamp around the edge.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, sentiments from the kit and some card candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Penny's Papers - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of feeling distressed
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Summertime
CD Sunday - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital kit from CraftsUPrint used)
Daisy Chain Challenge - Boys/men
Through the Purple Haze - Happy birthday
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Arty Divas - Birthday challenge

September Birthday/Anniversary Tag


Unfortunately my health/life events have caused me to stop running the Ching-Chou Kuik Design Teams until December 2022.  Hopefully a little break will make things settle down.

I have though made my tag for my birthday/anniversary tag holder.

For my tag I have used the image "Autumn Trio" and have coloured the image in with Promarkers, highlighted areas with my white gel pen and inked around the edge with a green Versa Magic chalk ink pad.

I have painted the tags with gesso and then inked with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed distress ink.  I have used various leaf stamps and different ink pads to add some texture to the background.

For the embellishments I have had to keep it relatively flat as I am not sure all 12 hangers will fit in the box!!  I have die-cut some toadstools for the front and back as well as die-cutting some leaves and adding them to the edges and finally a typed "September".

I am entering this mixed media project into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Penny's Papers - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of feeling distressed
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Monday, 8 August 2022

August 2022 Birthday/Anniversary Hanger


Sadly health/life issues have forced me to stop running and being part of the Ching-Chou Kuik Design Teams until the end of the year.  It was not a decision made lightly but at the moment I am not up to crafting very much at all with everything going on.

I did though manage to finish my August birthday/Anniversary hanger and have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Harvest".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

For the actual hanger I painted with a purple acrylic paint and then once dry I used a silver acrylic paint along with the scourer side of a sponge/scourer and stippled on the grey paint.

I found some scraps of purple card and used a Sentimentally Yours banner die to cut them out.

The hanger has been finished off with a 2-layer flower, ribbon and the computer generated sentiment.

I am entering this mixed media hanger into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Penny's Papers - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of feeling distressed
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Morgans Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Mirtillamentte Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes with the option to create your own background
Crafting Happiness - Little things (until I started my birthday/anniversary box I had only used large door hangers whereas these ones are so little as they only measure 14.5cm x 9cm)

Monday, 18 July 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 18 July 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge each month is "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my last inspiration card for July I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Save the Tears" as I thought it was perfect for a thinking of you card I needed.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background.

The backing papers are all from my scraps folder.  With the piece of blue card I put it through a dandelion embossing folder and then used a file to scrape off the blue top of the card to reveal the white core.  I gutted some of the blue backing papers and used the paper with my dandelion dies and inked the edges.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment from a magazine, ribbon and some sequins in the centre of the embossed dandelions.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - Anything digital/USB/CD goes (digital image)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
We Love Stamping - Anything goes with the option of hot summer colours
Crafty Calendar - Add a ribbon
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studio - 3 or more layers
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of fun in the sun
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of black and white
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of clean and simple
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of cute
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Christmas in July
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Monday, 11 July 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 11 July 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge each month is "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
Well this is my 7th hanger that I have made and this one is for July.  Sadly the box/stand for the hangers is still not decorated as I have not fully decided on what to do and have not been up to crafting lately.

For my July hanger I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Keep in Faith - Greyscale".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

I have painted the tag with a gold acrylic paint but thought it was a bit too dark so I put white gesso on it.  I then used various leaf and flower stamps to add some texture to the background. 

I then used a small sunflower stamp, stamped the images and coloured them in and fussy cut out.  I have added to the tag and in some areas put half the sunflower on and I think it works quite well.  I've had to try and restrict the dimension of the hangers as they might not all fit in at the end if I keep putting thick embellishments on them!! 

Finally I added a sentiment off the computer for "July" and added the dates and details on the back for birthdays/anniversaries etc that I need for July each year.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - Anything digital/USB/CD goes (digital image)
Craft Rocket - Summertime
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of animals
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Summer flowers
We Love Stamping - Anything goes with the option of hot summer colours
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studio - 3 or more layers
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of fun in the sun
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of black and white
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of clean and simple
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Fabulous florals

Monday, 4 July 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 4 July 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge each month is "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For Mother's Day my youngest son bought me a gorgeous London mug from Starbucks.  It had a flimsy lid but the base of the box was very strong so I decided I would try to make my own lid using my Crafter's Companion box making board.  It took a couple of attempts using A4 paper stuck together before I was happy with it and then cut out of A3 card.

When making boxes it is easier decorating before you put together so I used various blue and brown inks followed by using the same inks through a stencil to get more dimension.  When I was satisfied with all of the layers I glued the box together.

For the top of the box I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Strength".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, tore carefully around the edge of the image and then inked around the edge of the image.

To finish off the top of the box I added some felt and paper flowers and blue pearl drops.

I now have a snazzy box to keep the digital images I have coloured waiting to be made into projects.

Friday, 1 July 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps "Just Colour It" Challenge - July 2022


In April 2022 the "Just Colour It" challenge started over on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

There will be still the Monthly Challenge but this one has been specifically set up for those people that just like to colour Ching-Chou Kuik images and do not make their images into cards/scrapbook pages/mixed media etc.
The topic for the "Just Colour It" Challenge is always "ANYTHING GOES".
For my coloured in image I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Winter Warmth - Greyscale".

The colouring mediums I have used are:

Promarkers
Pencils
White gel pen.

Why not print off a Ching-Chou Kuik image and colour it in and enter this challenge. 

We'd love to see what you create.

Thursday, 23 June 2022

New Release in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store


Sorry but I have been MIA for a while.

In the meantime there has been a release in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This image is called "Fly High".

In this set you will get a gorgeous image with a frame and a gorgeous image without a frame.

Monday, 20 June 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 20 June 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge each month is "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
I have decided to make a bright and cheery card this week.

The Ching-Chou Kuik image I have used is called "Love is Fearless" and I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.  I have edged the image with Tim Holtz's Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord distress inks.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash box (there's even a die-cut bit missing underneath the image but that's our secret isn't it?).

I have kept the embellishments quite simple as the card needs to be posted so I have added some pearls, lace and a die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Rocket - Girls
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of masculine
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Daisy Chain - Flowers
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of penny for your thoughts
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to let it all hang out
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option to use a stencil
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Favourite colour (purple, purple and more purple!!)

Monday, 13 June 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 13 June 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge each month is "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my birthday card I have used scraps of 8x8 card with a blue and green colour scheme so that determined the colours I used on my image.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Sakura in March" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and edged with a blue chalk ink pad.

I have finished the card off with two doily layers, sentiment from a CD, lace, ribbon, Viva decor pearl drops and some gorgeous little flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cardz for Galz - Two or more designer papers
Through the Purple Haze - Anything but square
Craft Rocket - Girls
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of bling/glitter
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of masculine
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Daisy Chain - Flowers
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of penny for your thoughts
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to let it all hang out

Monday, 6 June 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 6 June 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

We have changed our challenges and they will now always be "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
Well I am now six months into my birthday/anniversary card stand.  I decorate a tag each month and on the reverse I print off the dates cards are needed and for what.  I keep the completed tag in its stand by my computer.  I still haven't got around to decorating the actual stand.  My thinking is a New York theme as our front room is a New York theme.

For my tag I painted it with white gesso and then sponged on two different blue acrylic paints using little bits of kitchen sponge/scourers chopped up.  I then used various stamps of birds, feathers and dots to give more interest to the background.

The Ching-Chou Kuik image I have used is called "Awake in Purple Dream" and I have coloured in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my black and white gel pens.

As the tag needs to fit in the stand along with 11 others I cannot go "over the top" with embellishments so I have used some torn washi tape, die-cut birds, sentiment printed off the computer and a very small scrap of ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything but square
Craft Rocket - Girls
Critter Crazy - Anything goes with critter
Crafty Animals - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of bling/glitter
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of masculine
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Passion for Markers - 3 or more layers
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Little critters
Fab n Funky - Anything but square
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Crfaty Catz - Anything goes with the option of celebration
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Allsorts - Anything goes with the option of Sun, Sea and Sand
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of penny for your thoughts
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to let it all hang out (decorated hanger made)

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Happy Birthday Just For You


Here is a card that I have made with a Debbi Moore Summer Moments CD.  I'd have love to have been around during those times to wear something like this - very glamourous!!

For my card I have used a decoupage sheet, backing papers and sentiments from the sheet.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, lace, Sentimentally Yours pearls and some Prima flowers.

For my pillow box I simply printed off from the CD and stuck together.I am entering this card and pillow box into the following challenges:

Word Art - Wednesday - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - All occasions
The Paper Shelter - Embellishments (ribbon, lace, pearls and flowers)
Simon Says - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Challenge - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of all about the girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist "Mother may I?"

Monday, 16 May 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 16 May 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge this month is:

"ANYTHING GOES".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the topic "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
My final card to share this month is bright and cheery - so much so you might need sunglasses on to look at it!!

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Carnation and Monarch".

The image has been coloured in with Promarkers and areas highlighted with a white Posca pen and my Sakura stardust clear pen.

The backing papers are bright pink/orange/white and are all from a pad from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon I got from Dawn Bibby's shop when I went to see it for my 40th birthday, a very sparkly sticker saying "smile" from a Pocket Letter swap some years ago, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some die-cut flowers with pearl centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Use die-cuts
Moving Along with the Times - Birthday
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of a 3D project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes 
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with the option of flora and fauna
We Love Stamping - For a lady or girl
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the optional twist of lilies and lace
Craft Rocket - Birthdays
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Di's Digis - Load of flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of a girly card
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of masculine
Allsorts - Add some sparkle (Sakura stardust clear pen used on areas on the image and a very sparkly "smile" sentiment sticker)
Colour Crazy - Anything goes

Sunday, 15 May 2022

🐾🐾🐾Happy Birthday - Hope Your Day is Pawsome 🐾🐾🐾


What a stressful week as I've not been able to get into my own blog.  Thankfully it is all sorted now - fingers crossed!!

Here is a card I made a while back but have not posted on my blog.

For the card I have used a Mini Kit called "The Dawg!" by Gillian Hutchinson over at CraftsUPrint.

For my card I have used the topper sheet a couple of times so I could decoupage the image and used the insert from the kit as well.

The backing paper used is from Summertime Designs (sadly no longer available).

I have finished the card off with some die-cut stars, die-cut letters to make "son" and a sentiment from the kit.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Layer it up!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it!
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of masculine

Monday, 9 May 2022

⚓ ⚓ ⚓ Enjoy Your Retirement ⚓ ⚓ ⚓


Here is a retirement card that I have made using a kit called "Sea View" by the ever so talented Janet Briggs over at CraftsUPrint.

For my card I have printed the topper sheet and the decoupage sheet as I knew this one was being hand delivered so I didn't have to worry about the depth of it and posting.

The backing papers are from my nautical pad by Sara Davies over at Crafter's Companion.  I love this paper pad as it goes so well with lots of images like this that I have got.

I have finished the card off with die-cut shells/anchor/ship's wheel/netting (by Crafter's Companion), pearls, sentiment from the kit and a metal charm held on with some garden twine.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

We Love to Create - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of family
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it!
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of Mother's day
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Use die-cuts
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of a hand coloured image
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 9 May 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge this month is:

"ANYTHING GOES".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the topic "3 or more layers".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my card today I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Poppy Fairy".

I have coloured my image in with Tim Holtz's Spun Sugar and Broken China distress ink.

The backing papers must for been bought 8-9 years ago by my sons.  They are so nice I didn't want to use but what is the use of them just sitting on my shelf?  I have used my Tim Holtz distress guillotine around the edge of all of the papers and the toppers.

The card has been finished off with some wide blue ribbon, wide lace, three flowers, sentiment and some Sentimentally Yours pearls (which are more than yummy!!).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Anything fantasy/magical/fairy or myth
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of a 3D project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with the option of flora and fauna
We Love Stamping - For a lady or girl
Pearly Sparkles - Layer it up!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the optional twist of lilies and lace
Passion for Markers - Flowers
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of family
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it!
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of a hand coloured image
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Favourite stamps and/or dies (my favourite stamps have to be by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Someone I knew bought one of her stamps many years ago and then I bought more from the USA.  Then Ching-Chou Kuik started with digital images and starting a Design Team.  I applied and 7 years later run her Blog and Facebook Challenges and no matter what the love of her stamps never diminishes but only gets better!!)
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of Mother's day
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 2 May 2022

New Release in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store


Here is an image that has been released in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:
This image is called "Merry-Go-Round".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
It is available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 8 May 2022.

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 2 May 2022


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge this month is:

"ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
Here is May's instalment of the hanger to hang in the box to remind me what cards I have to make each month.  I can just take the hanger out and put on my craft desk to see what to make.

For this month's hanger I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Starry Wish" and I decided to print onto Crafter's Companion kraft card for a change.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed distress ink.

I painted gesso on the hanger and then brushed on Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed distress ink.  I then used various leaf/star stamps around the image for the background.  

I have finished my hanger off with an organza ribbon bow, "MAY" text written on the computer, gorgeous flower and on the back is the list of birthdays/anniversaries etc.

I am entering hanger I have made into the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of Mother's Day
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbon and/or lace
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option to use only squares
Digi Doodle - Anything fantasy/magical/fairy or myth
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of a 3D project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with the option of flora and fauna
We Love Stamping - For a lady or girl
Pearly Sparkles - Layer it up!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the optional twist of lilies and lace