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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Happy birthday

I had this card ready as my last post for the Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog but the challenge blog closed down suddenly last week.  We had the sponsor as Sassy Studio Designs so I had made this card using an image I bought previously so I thought I'd post the card on my blog anyway.
For my card I have used an image I had from Sassy Studio Designs called "Dorothy Honey" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background.

The backing papers were from various magazines.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, stamped sentiment, flowers cut out of the backing paper and Stickles glitter glue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Graph'it - Glitter and sparkles OR teal/aqua/turquoise (I could enter for both options as I have Stickles glitter glue for sparkle and have used aqua/teal/turquoise colours on my card)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and cards - Girls of summer
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to make a tag
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Just for fun/anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/hobbies
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Summer
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says - Add some shimmer
Crafty Gals Corner - Sparkle and shine
The Paper Shelter - Birthday girl
Crafty Ribbons - Summer (little girl out with her picnic basket
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with a twist of garden - add a flower, tree or more
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Friday, 24 June 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 June 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 "pearls and lace".
 Here is another Pocket Letter I have made with a mermaid/under the sea theme.

If you haven't seen these before pop on over to Janette Lane's Blog for more information - looking there is at your own risk as the making of Pocket Letters is rather addictive!!!!

For my Pocket Letter I have used three images:  A Bunch of Love, Dance of Butterfly and Forever Valentine.  I have coloured the images in with Spectrum Noir pens and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peacocks Feathers distress ink.

For the background of the pocket letters I have papers from my stash.

To finish my pocket letter I have used various stamps (one of my favourite sets I have bought in the last few years is the one I have used for the seahorse, shells, fish and sentiments and is from Joy! Crafts), die-cuts and googly eyes.
Behind the Pocket Letter is lots of little goodies for the recipient!!

I am entering this Pocket Letter into the following challenges: 

Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Use a die-cut (die-cut shells)
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - V = variety of colours
The Corrosive Challenges - Lots of layers
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to make a tag
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Summer time - for summer I think of going to the seaside
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Sun, sand and sea
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Just for fun/anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Noor! Design UK - Here comes Summer - I think of anything to do with the seaside as part of summer
My Crafting Stories - Summer
Passion for Promarkers - Inspired by a song title - Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/hobbies
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Summer
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
CRAFT - Animals (seahorses, crabs and fish)
A Star in my Pocket - Here comes summer -  I think of anything to do with the seaside as part of summer
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The image is called "Dachshund" and is available in the Etsy Store at an introductory rate of $2.80 (original price $4) until 26June 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL SALE going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code JUNE28 you can get an amazing 28% of all the digital stamps in the store when you spend $8 or more.

PLEASE NOTE:  this DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

 Hurry as this offer ends on 26 June 2016.
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Gruffies and Guest Challenge Blog - June 2016 - Anything goes or the option of "add a number"

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


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 Shaz to sponsor the challenge.
She is offering the winner a set of rubber stamps and some decoupage.  Now who wouldn't want to win that?
I have used my Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD for this gorgeous image of the mice and frog choir.  I have used the backing paper from the CD but took it into Serif so I could add "50" on it in different typefaces.

I have finished the card off with a tag, twine, lace, sentiment off the computer and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

House Mouse and Friends - Butterflies/anything goes
Crafty Boots - Masculine cards
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Use a die-cut
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Cardz for Guyz - Music
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simon Says - Animal magic
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Friday, 17 June 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 17 June 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 "use some buttons".

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "PEARLS AND LACE".
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Red Poppies" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background.

The backing papers from a Design Team friend, Lozzy, who sells digital paper packs.  The set I have used is called "Copper Delight".  These papers have worked well with this femal card but I think they would also be perfect for male cards/vintage/steampunk inspired cards.  With a plain piece of brown card I embossed with a button mask to sit under the image. 

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, die-cut buttons with thread put through the middle and some gorgeous ribbon from a crafty friend.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Lots of layers
The Corrosive Challenge - Lots of layers
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with layer it up
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Let's get sentimental
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Ribbon and buttons
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite die (I love to add buttons to my cards but if they have to be posted it increases the cost of postage due to their weight.  This is why I love my buttons die as I cut out of paper/card)
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The image is called "Sweet Poodle" and is available in the Etsy Store at an introductory rate of $2.80 (original price $4) until 17June 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL SALE going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code JUNE25 you can get an amazing 25% of all the digital stamps in the store when you spend $5 or more (PLEASE NOTE:  this DOES NOT cover original artwork). 

 Hurry as this offer ends on 17 June 2016.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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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Monday, 13 June 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "My Little Sunshine" and is available in the Etsy Store at an introductory rate of $2.80 (original price $4) until 17June 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL SALE going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code JUNE25 you can get an amazing 25% of all the digital stamps in the store when you spend $5 or more (PLEASE NOTE:  this DOES NOT cover original artwork). 

 Hurry as this offer ends on 17 June 2016.
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Happy Father's Day

 Here is a "Happy Father's Day" card I have used my Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky CD.  I love the images on this CD and think the recipient will love this card with sunflowers.

I have used a topper sheet and backing papers from the CD.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Ooh-La-La- Creations - One for the boys
Love to Scrap! - It's a boy thing!
Cradz for Guyz - Father's day
Tuesday Throwdown - Man's world
The Male Room - Father's day
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Summertime
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - For the boys
Glitter n Sparkle - Father's day
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of create your own challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Lots of layers
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
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Friday, 10 June 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 10 June 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 "PEARLS AND LACE".
 The Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Design Team this week therefore have to make their creations fit the monthly topic of "pearls and lace"


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

The backing papers are from a Creative Crafting World CD.  For the shape of the card I have used a Dutch Doobadoo template.

I decided the make a banner to go across the card and added some wide ribbon that I had hand sewn some lace onto.

The card is finished off with some doodling, stamped sentiment cut out with a small circle die, washi take and lots and lots of Nuvo pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Peals and lace (I have used lace and Nuvo pearl drops)
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Always anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes with the optional theme of back to school
Glitter n Sparkle - Recycle (the piece of ribbon has the logo for the store bought chocolates I got for Christmas.  I kept this piece of ribbon as it was thick enough not to see the logo from the other side!!)
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to create a wedding stationery item
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything but square
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Add a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of stitching (real or faux)
The Paper Shelter - Sentimental
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Summertime
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it girly
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Tic-tac-toe (I have used the middle vertical column of use a punch/dies (die used to cut around sentiment), image and birthday)
Penny's Paper Challenge - Your favourite embellishments (Nuvo drops, ribbon and lace)
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of clean and simple
Brown Sugar Challenge - Photo inspiration (I have used bright colours on my card just like the bright colours in the flip flops in the photo)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Sweet as candy - show us any lovely colours from their 2 colour palettes - I have gone for the first colour palette and have used bright pink, orange, yellow and a turquoise
  
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog - 9 June 2016 - Favourite colour combo

It is time for another challenge over at the Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog.  This fortnight the topic is "favourite colour combo".

This fortnight our sponsor is:
For anyone that knows me they will know that I LOVE the colour purple so I had to go for that for my favourite colour combo.

For my card I have used the Robyn's Fetish image called "Waking up Birdie" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background.

The backing papers are all from Debbi Moore magazines.

I have finished off the card with a border using an X-cut die, die-cut flowers, stamped sentiment and Nuvo pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Paper Creator - All about flowers
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Always anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes with the optional theme of back to school
Di's Digi Designs - Favourite colour combo - White with purple, purple and more purple!!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to create a wedding stationery item
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Add a sentiment
Fab n Funky - Favourite colour combo - white with purple, purple and more purple!!
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of stitching (real or faux)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Summertime
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it girly
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Tic-tac-toe (I have used the middle vertical column of use a punch/dies, image and birthday)
Creative Inspirations - Spring into Summer!
Penny's Paper Challenge - Your favourite embellishments (Nuvo drops and flowers)
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of clean and simple
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