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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
 This image is called "Sweet Bunny".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

It is available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of $3.00 instead of $4.00. 
 Hurry as this offer ends on 24 June 2018.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 19 June 2018

Welcome to another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes".
For my birthday card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Sailor Dress".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background with pearlescent chalks for a subtle effect.

I recently won a Creative Crafting World Challenge and my prize was a set of 2 CDs, the Lace Collection Volume 1 and 2.  The papers are gorgeous so I have used a dotty/lace one and a stripe/lace one.

As the little girl was holding a sunflower I have used some stamps I got with a magazine last year as I had to have it as I loveeeeeeeeee sunflowers.  I stamped the sunflowers, coloured with Promarkers, used a pearl dimensional pen for the centre of the flower and cut out and cut down between every 2-3 petals so I could curl for more dimension.  I used a greenery die I got from a friend for Christmas and finally used a stamped sentiment to finish off the card.

Promarkers used:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Henna, Walnut and Raw Sienna
Dress/socks/shoes - Denim Blue, Cyan, Azure, Poppy and Crimson
Sunflower - Cocoa, Lemon, Yellow and Marsh Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Three of something (3 handmade sunflowers)
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes with the optional twist to use a real stamp (real stamp used the sentiment)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creatives Inspirations - Here comes the sun (what more says summer than sunflowers blooming?)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafteezee Challenge - Summer (we know summer has finally arrived when we see sunflowers starting to bloom)
Craft Rocket - Birthday
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of flowers
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Happy birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Everybody Art - Birthday
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 15 June 2018

  Here is my weekly 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".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "PINK AND/OR BLUE" and he
re is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my mainly pink card I have used a grayscale image called "Dark Lillies" (which comes in a set along with Flowing in Blue and Hello Spring).  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing card I have used are all patterned cards from Hunkydory.

I have finished the card off with some lace threaded with some pink fibres, organza ribbon bow, button, stamped sentiment and some pearls.

Promarkers used:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Ginger
Flowers - Cerise, Fuchsia Pink, Pink Carnation and Gold
Bird - Denim Blue and Duck Egg
Background - Power Blue and Pear Green.


I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Calendar - Three of something (3 pearls)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Extra - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Spring
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of punch it!!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of buttons and bows
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes with the optional twist to use a real stamp (real stamp used for the sentiment)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the optional theme of say it with flowers
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty and pearly
Craft Rocket - Birthday
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with the option of Father's Day
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of for a boy
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Ribbon, button or pearls (button and pearls)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes with the option of birds n' blooms
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of flowers
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Friday, 8 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 8 June 2018

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

The challenge this month is "CATS or DOGS".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Shih Tzu".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from a Debbi Moore Inspiration magazine.

I have finished the card off with some fibres, die-cut sentiment, doily that I stitched around the edge with some embroidery thread, Nuvo pearl drops and little roses cut out of the backing paper.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Cinnamon, Cocoa and Caramel
Dog - Cinnaomon, Sandstone, Khaki, Caramel and Pastel Blue
Flowers/butterflies - Salmon Pink, Antiuque Pink, Cornflower, Blue Pearl and Bright Green.
Sky - Pastel Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Happy birthday
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Photo case inspiration (blue, pink and cream)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Spring
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Birthday
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This collection of images is called "Mermaid Set".

In this set you will get 10 GRAYSCALE images.

They are on a special introductory offer in the Etsy Store for $9.00 (instead of the normal price of $12).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 13 June 2018.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 5 June 2018

  Welcome to another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes".
 I need to keep up with making Christmas cards throughout the year so I have a Christmas card using the Lemon Shortbread image called "Winter Package".  I have coloured my image with Promarkers, added Stickles glitter glue to the fur on her coat and then fussy cut out the image.

The backing papers I have used are from various Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, sentiment from a Creative Crafting World CD and some die-cut snowflakes.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Cool Grey, Cool Grey 2 and Cool Grey 3
Coat/hat/present - Cyan, Aegean, Azure, Poppy, Crimson and Burgundy.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy egg/anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of a photo inspiration
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of circles
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of black and white
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes with the option to include a bear
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Photo case inspiration (blue, red, beige and black)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Spring
Pile it On - All sorts of holidays (not birthdays)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of punch it!!
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of buttons and bows

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Friday, 1 June 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 1 June 2018

Good morning.  It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic this week is "anything goes".


PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation.
This week our sponsor is "Dr Digi's House of Stamps". 
For my Father's Day card I have used the Dr Digi image called "Summer Holiday".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added Glossy Accents to the lights and indicators of the car and the gentleman's glasses.

The backing paper and the tyre effect around my digital stamp I have used some rubber stamps that came with a recent Creative Stamping Magazine.  

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment and some ribbon banners.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin/clothes - Saffron, Spice, Oatmeal, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3, Forest Green and Bright Green
Camper van - Duck Egg, Denim Blue, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3,  Ice Grey 4, Ice Grey 5, Yellow and Gold 
Suitcases - Cocoa, Cinnamon, Umber, Poppy, Crimson, Bright Green, Forest Green and Ice Grey 3.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Simon Says - Masculine
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Make your own background
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of circles
Crafting by Designs - For the boys
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy egg/anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of a photo inspiration
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps June Facebook Challenge - Celebrate

 Today is the start of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group Monthly Challenge.

The topic for the June challenge is "CELEBRATE".

I decided to play along with their challenge this month.
 I have decided to make a Christmas card and I have used the image "Aurora Woods" and have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are from The Works.

For the mount underneath the image I have used various Christmas foliage stamps and some die-cut holly.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Cocoa, Burnt Sienna and Cinnamon
Trees - Leaf Green, Apple, Poppy Red and Umber
Hat - Sandstone, Putty, Khaki and Poppy Red
Sky - Powder Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of circles
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes Christmas with the option of an invitation
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy egg/anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of a photo inspiration

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store - New release

 Just to let you know that there has been a new release in the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Orchid Lady".

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
 This set is called "Hello Natural 3".

In this set you will get THREE grayscale images:  Silentness, Shih Tzu and The Coming Storm.

They are available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of $4.50 instead of $6.00. 
 Hurry as this offer ends on 3 June 2018.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 25 May 2018

 Here is my weekly 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 "PEARLS/GEMS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS" by Design Team Member Vannessa.


Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Monarch Butterfly" (this comes in a set along with the "Two Lady Bugs" image).  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added white gel and Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen highlights and fussy cut around the image.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, ribbon, little dainty flowers made with two X-cut punches with Novo pink pearl drops added to the centres.

Promarkers used: 

Butterfly - Yellow, Lemon, Sunflower, Spice, and Orange
Flowers/branches - Cerise, Rose pink, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Background - Cobalt Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Di's Digi Challenge - Load on the embellishments (punched flowers, Nuvo drops and ribbon)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use lace and/or ribbon
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Birthday creations (what an amazing achievement to reach your 9th birthday Passion for Promarkers - here's to the next 9 years!!)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Digital image
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 22 May 2018

 Welcome to another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes".
 For my bright and cheery birthday card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Butterfly Meadow".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

I have used a die-cut butterfly card which I bought in a sale some years back so it is about time to start using them.  

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some washi tape, die-cut Joanna Sheen butterflies, small bought white flowers, two sunflower-style flowers made by a fellow crafter in Canada, Dawn Bibby Designs gems and a die-cut sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 

Hair - Cinnamon, Caramel and Sandstone
Flowers/butterflies - Leaf Green, Lime Green, Berry Red, Red, Yellow, Sunflower, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink, Orange and Spice.
Dress/hairband - Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink and Antique Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

CCC Digi Creations - Flower power

Craft Rocket - Use embellishments (flowers, die-cuts and gems)
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of pink
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of humour/make it funny
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
4 Crafty ChicksChicks - Anything goes with the optional twist of buttons (I have used buttons on my card)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of a sketch
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Things beginning with "B" (bling, butterflies and blue)
Di's Digi Challenge - Load on the embellishments (flowers, die-cut butterflies and gems)
Allsorts - Happy birthday (congratulations on the 9th birthday to the Allsorts Challenge - here's to another 9 years!!)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use lace and/or ribbon
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Birthday creations (what an amazing achievement to reach your 9th birthday Passion for Promarkers - here's to the next 9 years!!)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes