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Friday, 22 March 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 22 March 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 "SPRING/EASTER".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "USE SOME FLOWERS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my bright and cheery card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn's Here".  I have coloured her in with my Promarkers and used pearlescent chalks for a delicate background.

I have used some new Sue Wilson octagonal dies that I got from Christmas "from me to me"!!  I used a sunflower stamp and a toffee Versafine ink pad to stamp the sunflowers onto some yellow card before cutting out with the dies.  I then used kraft card for the card base.  Normally I print four images to a page but to make sure the image would fit in the die I printed two images per page so I had a bit of legroom when placing the image before cutting with one of the plain dies.

From some of the backing paper I made with the stamps I cut out the sunflowers, cut between some leaves, inked around with a brown Versa chalk ink pad, shaped and then added brown seed beads to the centre.

I have finished the card off with some greenery die-cuts which I coloured with a bright green Promarker and a die-cut sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Cinnamon, Tan and Caramel
Dress - Pastel Pink, Salmon Pink and Blush
Sunflowers/leaves/other flowers - Lemon, Yellow, Cocoa, Umber, Bright Green, Leaf Green and Antique Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Get Creative - Anything goes with the option of anything but a card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Tic-tac-toe (1st horizontal line of sentiment, flowers and hand coloured image)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite - dies or stencils (I have to say I like both but if I had to choose one it would have to be dies.  I love the flexibility of dies as you can use them as a focal point (shaped dies), use them for your sentiments (either the sentiment as a die or as a mount for a stamped sentiment) and as embellishments (like borders, corners, greenery and my absolute favourite making flowers with dies)
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of monochrome
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Shaped cards
Passion for Promarkers - Springtime (flowers and bright and cheery colours)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option to use something blue
Crafting by Designs - Blooming flowers
The Paper Shelter - Girl power
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of "make it square"
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 22 March 2019

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.
 Today we are very lucky to have Moonflower Digital Stamps as our sponsor this week.
 I decided to go with a white, black and a pop of red card using the Moonflower digital stamp called "Gigi Flap Dancer".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Posca white pen.

The papers are from my stash and I think are from First Edition.

I have finished the card off with a piece of wide black lace, Craftwork Cards sentiment and some bright mirri card candi.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair/dress/feathers/shoes - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2 and Ice Grey 3
Headband/necklace - Poppy and Red.

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 - Make it Girlie
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - For the girls
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of green
Di's Digi Designs - Tic-tac-toe (diagonal line of sentiment, digi image and gems/pearls)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of monochrome
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option to use something blue
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of "make it square"
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Wednesday, 20 March 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 "Field of Poppies".  

You will get a black-and-white image and a grayscale image.

It is available as a special introductory offer of $3.00 (instead of the normal $4.00).
 Hurry on over to the Etsy Store as the offer ends on 25 March 2019.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 15 March 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 "SPRING/EASTER".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "MONOCHROME".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
 Well for monochrome and me it HAD to be purple tones!!  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Crimson Dream - Grayscale" (which comes in a set along with "Far Away Moon - Grayscale" and "Blue Sea Illusion - Grayscale").  I decided to make a "Z" fold card which I have seen Debbi Moore make on the television quite a few times.  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Posca white pen, black fineliner and Spectrun Noir Clear Sparkle pen.

The backing papers I have used are from a monthly freebie from Crafter's Companion from November 2016.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment from the freebie papers which I've cut with a new Desire die, flowers cut out from the backing papers, gems and some sparkly Papermania Glitterations coloured with a Promarker.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Lilac and Lavender
Butterflies - Purple and Plum
Background/flowers - Lilac, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst and Purple.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of monochrome
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Make it Girlie
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge  - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of a kinetic card
CCC Digi Creations - For the girls
We Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Pile it On - Your favourite colour (purple, purple and more purple)
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of green
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of embellish it
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Ladies or girls
Di's Digi Designs - Tic-tac-toe (1st horizontal line of sentiment, flowers and hand coloured image)
Sweet Stampin' - Anything goes with the option of mardi gras or shrove Tuesday
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Simon Says - Feminine/girly
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Digital image
As You Like It - Favourite - dies or stencils (I have to say I like both but if I had to choose one it would have to be dies.  I love the flexibility of dies as you can use them as a focal point (shaped dies), use them for your sentiments (either the sentiment as a die or as a mount for a stamped sentiment) and as embellishments (like borders, corners, greenery and my absolute favourite making flowers with dies)
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrate (congratulations on your 11th birthday Cute Card Thursday.  That is a wonderful achievement.  Thank you to all involved on the DT and your sponsors)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Spring
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Wednesday, 13 March 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 "Longing For".  

You will get a black-and-white image as well as a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
 Hurry as this offer ends on 14 March 2019.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 8 March 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 "SPRING/EASTER".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my my bright and cheery Spring-like card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Hello Spring - Grayscale(which comes in a set along with "Dark Lillies - Grayscale" and "Flowing in Blue - Grayscale").  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, highlighted areas with my white Posca pen and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

The papers are from the Prima "Believe" paper pad.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, flowers, greenery (which were white but I coloured gently with the Peeled Paint distress ink) and a die-cut sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Raw Sienna, Caramel and Cocoa
Rabbit - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3 and Bright Green
Greenery/flowers - Lush Green, Bright Green Spice, Orange and Poppy.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Di's Digi Designs - Include an animal (rabbit)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
As you Like it - Layers - one of more? (I have to say I prefer lots of layers as they give more interest and depth to the card - but not so good when posting the card!!)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crazy Critters - Anything goes with critters
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge  - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - For the girls
Incy Wincy - Let's use ribbon
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Tales from the Craft Room - Lovely ladies
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of green
Unicorn Challenge - Spring
Daisy Chain Challenge - Spring is in the air
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Happy birthday
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Spring greens
The Paper Shelter - Let it be Spring
Creative Craft Cottage - Spring fever
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Happy Birthday

Here is a birthday card I have using my Katy Sue Designs Fabulous Shoes CD.

From the CD I used a decoupage sheet and three different backing papers (light blue, burgundy and patterned).

The shoe was a bit fiddly at times and I had to cut foam pads down into small pieces but it was worth it.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, ribbon, gems , die-cut greenery and some die-cut flowers cut out from the backing papers using a Robert Addams flower die.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of a kinetic card
CD Sunday - Anything goes (I have used the Katy Sue Designs Fabulous Shoes CD)
Get Creative - Anything goes with the option of anything but a card
Incy Wincy - Let's use ribbon
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of embellish it
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes

Monday, 4 March 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
This set is called the Grayscale Mother and Daughter Mermaid Set

In this set you will get three GRAYSCALE images:  Lotus Delight, Aloha and Sakura Delight.
 
It is available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of $4.00 instead of $6.00.

Hurry as this offer ends on 9 March 2019. 
 

Friday, 1 March 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps March 2019 Facebook Challenge - SPRING/EASTER

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

The topic for the Facebook March 2019 challenge is "SPRING/EASTER".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my Spring-like card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Pale Messengers".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, highlighted areas with my white Posca pen and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz's Shabby Shutters distress ink.

The backing papers are from a Prima "Believe" pad and I liked the combination of pinks and greens.

I have finished the card off with ribbon (woven in the border across the card which was so fiddly to do), die-cut toadstools (the top was cut out of the Prima "Believe" papers and the bottom was inked with Tim Holtz's Tea Dye distress ink), gems and a sentiment from a Debbi Moore CD.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Raw Sienna, Cocoa and Caramel
Rabbits - Pastel Beige, Khaki and Bright Green
Toadstools/greenery - Red, Poppy Red, Khaki, Cocoa, Bright Green and Leaf Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Gemstones and/or pearls (I have used sparkly gems on my card)
Di's Digi Designs - Include an animal (bunnies)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of anything but square
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of CAS
As you Like it - Layers - one of more? (I have to say I prefer lots of layers as they give more interest and depth to the card - but not so good when posting the card!!)
CRAFT - Mother's Day/Female
Digi Doodle - Spring Colour Palette (light green, dark green and pink (yes the paper is a pink colour with red butterflies))
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
2 Crazy Critters - Anything goes with critters
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Make it Girlie
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge  - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of best friends

Wednesday, 27 February 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 "Beloved Hydrangea".  

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 6 March 2019. 

Friday, 22 February 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 22 February 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 "VALENTINE'S DAY/LOVE/FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
This week I decided to make a card for "someone special".  For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Purple Night Adventure - Grayscale" (which comes in a set along with "Lavender Night Adventure" and "Daisy Night Adventure").  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and created the background with pencils and a Posca white pen.

The backing papers are from The Works.  One of the papers I cut out with a new die from Pretty Quick called "Confetti Stars Panel and Die".  A friend I know used it recently and I loved it and had to have it and the delight was it was in a sale so I only paid £2.70 for it!!!

I have finished the card off with using some of the scraps of paper and stamping out with two different flowers from a Craftwork Cards sentiment set.  Once I had stamped them I cut them out, layered them up and added gems to the centre.

Other finishing touches are two different organza ribbon, some die-cut greenery from a friend, "happy birthday to a special friend" stamped and cut out from the Craftwork Cards sentiment set and finally some more gems.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair/flowers - Pastel Green, Duck Egg, Soft Green and Amber
Dog - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3 and some Spectrum Noir pencils
Flowers/Fairy wings - Orchid, Amethyst and Purple
Background - Spectrum Noir pencils and blending solution and Posca white pen.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of birthday
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite cards - birthday or Christmas (I would have to go with birthday cards as birthdays are spread out throughout the year which means you can get to spend more time thinking and creating beautiful birthday cards to send to people to brighten their special day)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Colour it
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of no designer papers
The Paper Shelter - Things that fly (fairy)
CRAFT - Fantasy (fairy)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option to add a circle on your project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of something for a boy
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 22 February 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 our sponsor as the company "All Dressed Up".
For my very distressed/shabby chic style card I have used the All Dressed Up image called "Sightseeing in Paris".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, distressed around the edge with a tearing ruler and inked with Tim Holtz's Tea Dye distress ink.

For the mounts of the card I have used a piece of kraft card and a pale salmon colour to match the cute girl's dress in the image.  The other papers were given by a crafty friend Vannessa and I tore around the edges of all the papers - which was certainly a hard task when I haven't got much strength/problems with my hands.  I then inked around the kraft and salmon pink card.  All the other papers I inked all over with the Tea Dye distress ink so they all matched.

To finished the card off I used an Eiffel Tower die and cut two out of kraft card and two out of the salmon pink card and inked around with the Tea Dye distress ink, used a flower stamp and cut out three flowers and added pearls to their centre, stamped a sentiment and added some seam binding across the card and in the form of a bow.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair/dog - Satin, Pastel Beige, Khaki and Coral
Dress - Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink and Coral
Eiffel Tower - Putty, Pastel Beige, Satin and Khaki.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Morgan's Artworld February Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with the option of love it up
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of using Valentine's colours
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of red
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of birthday
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - A little shabby chic
As You Like It - Favourite cards - birthday or Christmas (I would have to go with birthday cards as birthdays are spread out throughout the year which means you can get to spend more time thinking and creating beautiful birthday cards to send to people to brighten their special day)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Make My Monday - Make it krafty
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Colour it
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of no designer papers
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option to add a circle on your project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of something for a boy
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Thursday, 21 February 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 "Pirate, Skeleton, Roses".

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 26 February 2019.