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Friday, 20 September 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 20 September 2019

  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 "FALL/FALL COLOURS EG BROWN, ORANGE, RED AND GREEN".

The Design Team this week were challenged to "THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER".  

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Flora and Fauna - Rose" (which comes in a set along with seven other images) and coloured the image in with Promarkers and used chalks for the background.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a doily, stamped sentiments and card candi.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 

Hair - Sandstone, Caramel and Khaki

Flowers/greenery - Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, Leaf Green and Bright Green
Dress - Coral, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue and True Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
a2z Scrapbooking Monthly Challenge - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of circles
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Make my Monday - Colour Challenge
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Digital image
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes plus sentiment

Monday, 16 September 2019

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 of images is called the "Hello Autumn Set".  

In this set you will get three black-and-white images called "Autumn Harvest", "Autumn Falls" and "Autumn Breeze Fairy".
  It is at a special introductory price of $5.00 (original price of $7.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 22 September 2019.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 September 2019

 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 "FALL/FALL COLOURS EG BROWN, ORANGE, RED AND GREEN".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "BUTTERFLIES/INSECTS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
I decided to go with the theme Autumn (which is our actual monthly blog challenge topic) as it sees the wildlife/greenery changing ready for the winter coming.  For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Ladybug" (this image comes in a set along with "Seahorse" and "Dragonflies").  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge distress ink.

The backing papers I have used from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut butterfly doily, butterfly border die-cut, ribbon, sentiment and die-cut ladybugs and butterflies which were die-cut and a chalk ink pad run over the embossing.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Ladybug - Red, Berry Red, Crimson, Buttercup, Lemon and Yellow
Flowers/greenery - Pumpkin, Spice, Burnt Orange, Berry Red, Leaf Green, Bright Green and Forest Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
Pearly Sparkles - Add a ribbon and/or bow
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Daisy Chain - Autumn is coming
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Autumn
The Paper Funday - Photo inspiration
Aud Sentiments - Fall/Autumn + sentiment
Crafty Calendar - Add lots of layers
Crafty Friends - Photo inspiration - Autumn colours
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Autumn colours
Di's Digi Designs - Hand coloured image
a2z Scrapbooking Monthly Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Butterflies
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Autumn
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and/or punches (dies used on this card)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Fall colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Embossing of any kind (embossing on all die-cuts)
Cardz 4 Galz - Autumn/Fall
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of sympathy

Monday, 9 September 2019

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 Pal".  

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

Hurry as this offer ends on 14 September 2019.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Go Fetch!!

For this 17th birthday card I have used a digital kit from CraftsUPrint by Gillian Hutchinson called "You Old Dog".

In this set wonderful set you will get 7"x7" dog themed toppers, decoupage, a blank insert, text insert and lots of sentiments.

As the card needs to be posted I have kept the decoupage to 1mm foam pads.  The bulldog might have the grumps but he's nice with it. 

I used a paw print stamp to make my own backing paper. 

The card has been finished off with Glossy Accents put on the screw heads, LOTV digital sentiment, "go fetch" sentiment stamp and then I die-cut the number "1" and "7" six times and glued it on top of each other to get some dimension.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Calendar - Add lots of layers
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes

Friday, 6 September 2019

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 6 September 2019

 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 and you MUST specify the colouring medium you have used.

This week we are lucky to have "Ike's Art" as our sponsor.
For my Christmas card I have used the image "Xmas Jack Russell".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and used chalks for the background and added Stickles glitter glue to the dog's hat.

The backing papers are from Hobbycraft.

I have finished the card off with some gold card put through an embossing folder, stamped sentiment, twine and a Hobbycraft poinsettia.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Dog - Sandstone, Cinnamon and Caramel
Hat - Red, Berry Red and Crimson.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of humour
Sparkles Christmas - Winter wishes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Birds and beasts
Get Creative - Anything goes with no twist
I Love Promarkers - 3 layers
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Dress it up! (I've used twine and poinsettia as my embellishment and the do is all dressed up in his Santa's hat!!)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of brown
Through the Purple Haze - Fur-tastic! (dog)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Use your favourite embellishments (ribbon/twine and of course any type of flowers)
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of hi/welcome

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 6 September 2019

 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 "FALL/FALL COLOURS EG BROWN, ORANGE, RED AND GREEN".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Black Haired Lady" (this image comes in a set with a black-and-white image and a grayscale image).

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

The backing papers are from scraps stash and some even have shapes gutted out of the middle so that is why this is a jaunty angle card!!!  On the dark green backing paper under the image I have used a greenery stamp and stamped using a Hunkydory grey Prism ink.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment, white lace and some flowers and fabric ribbons from my stash.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Cinnamon, Caramel and Cocoa.
Ladies clothes - Amber, Orange, Bright Orange, Yellow
Frame - Tan, Putty and Cocoa
Greenery/flowers - Leaf Green, Bright Green, Orange, Amber, Bright Orange.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Autumn
Daisy Chain - Autumn is coming
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - 3 layers
The Paper Funday - Photo inspiration
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Fall/Autumn + sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Happy Birthday from a Crazy Cat!!

Here is a birthday card I have made using my Card Creations Crazy Cats CD (which sadly I do not think is still available).  

This cat I think seems to like having its bubble bath.  From the CD I have used a topper sheet, paw backing paper, insert and also a matching envelope.  I printed an extra sheet off of the toppers so that I could do some extra decoupage seeing as the card was not being posted.

I have finished the card off with some fluffy ribbon, LOTV digital sentiment and a cat charm.

Just hope the recipient likes it!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Fur-tastic! (cat)
CRAFT - 3D decoupage
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Anything goes

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps September 2019 Facebook Challenge - FALL/FALL COLOURS EG BROWN, ORANGE, RED AND GREEN

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

The topic for the Facebook September 2019 challenge is 
"FALL/FALL COLOURS EG BROWN/, ORANGE,RED AND GREEN".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.  
For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Sunshine".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and used pearlescent chalks for the background.

The papers I have used are scraps from my stash.

I have finished off with a die-cut sunflower, three different tones of green ribbon and a die-cut sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Caramel, Cocoa and Burnt Sienna
Dress - Ice Grey 2, Marsh Green, Moss, and Olive Green
Flowers - Lemon, Yellow, Gold, Lush Green, Pine, Cocoa and Caramel.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Simon Says - "S" is for ......... (sunflowers)
Passion for Promarkers - For a birthday
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite way to add a text and why (I always used to print my sentiments on the computer or I used to buy die-cut sentiments as I would NEVER dare stamp a sentiment on a finished card.  That all changed when I got a stamping platform and will even stamp at the very end of my card.  That still I still the crispness of a die-cut sentiment especially when it has foiling on it like this one!!)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Add a ribbon and/or bow
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of two new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 In this Halloween set of images you will get "Exotic October" and "Halloween Duo".
 This set of images is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $4.00 (original price of $6.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 31 August 2019.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Good Luck Card

Here is a good luck card I made using a kit by Janet Briggs, CraftsUPrint called "How Old ROFL".  He looks such a mischievous character.  The funny thing is that I purchased this kit and made the card and found out that the recipient actually has a dog like this but just a different colour - strange or what?

In this kit you get a topper, decoupage and lots and lots of sentiments.  I printed the kit out twice so I could do lots and lots of decoupage inside and out as the card was being hand delivered to someone at work.

I finished the card quite simply as this cute dog needed to do all the talking so I just added a stamped sentiment, ribbon and a button.

I was quite nervous about giving the card but the recipient LOVED IT!!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of sparkle
Crafty Friends - Add some embellishments (ribbon and button)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - K is for kind thoughts (I hope good luck is OK)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Allsorts - Feminine

Friday, 23 August 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 23 August 2019

 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 "FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my birthday card this week I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Papillon".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and made the background with chalks.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I recently won a goodie bag over at the Allsorts Challenge Blog to celebrate their birthday.  Part of my goodie bag included a flowers quilling set so I have used one of the flowers dies, quilled them and made these flowers which I have added pearls to the centre.

I have finished the card off with some Sue Wilson die-cut greenery, wide navy lace and a die-cut sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Caramel, Cocoa, Cinnamon
Dress - Arctic Blue, Sky Blue and Azura
Dog - Pastel Blue, Coral, Ice Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Animal
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Face it
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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 "Little Magic".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and one partially coloured by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
 It is at a special introductory price of $2.80 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 August 2019.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 16 August 2019

 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 "FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS".

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

I decided to try a Dutch Fold card today.  I think if I did one again I'd try another way of doing it but overall I am pleased with the result even if it did need a little tweaking!!!  For my card I have gone with a purple and black colour scheme.  The purple foiled paper I have used is from a paper pad from The Works.

I have finished the card off with lots and lots of Die-cut flowers and greenery, ribbon and a stamped sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Sandstone, Cinnamon and Caramel
Greyhound - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2 and Ice Grey 3
Flowers/greenery - Orchid, Amethyst, Purple, Leaf Green and Bright Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Get Creative - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Fully loaded or CAS (fully loaded for me!!)
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes (congratulations on your 100th challenge - here's to the next 100!!)
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Lace/ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Dies and/or punches (dies used for the flowers and greenery)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Punches and dies (dies used for the flowers and greenery)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes