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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - March 2015 Challenge - Fancy and frills

Today sees the start of another challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.  This month the challenge is "fancy and frills".  
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Lantern Night".

You will have to wait until Monday 2 March 2015 to find out all the details about it as that is my inspiration day on the blog.

It would be lovely if you could play along with the challenge this month.

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Buckwell's Crafty Challenge - March 2015 - Flowers and Colour Palette

Today is 1 March and therefore time for another challenge over at the "Buckwells Crafty Challenge".  The challenge topic is "flowers" and you have to use the following colour palette:
We have two sponsors this month.  
Challenge Sponsor
The first sponsor is Joanne from "A Lil Digi Heaven".
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 The second sponsor is "Buckwell Craft Supplies".
For my card I have used the Lil Digi Heaven image called "Dani".  I have gone for a shabby chic type of look and have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, distressed around the image and then inked with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.
The backing papers I have used for the matting/layering, die-cut butterflies and die-cut decorative mount around the image are all from the Buckwell Craft Supplies paper set called "For You".  I have inked around all the papers and die-cuts with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, 25mm Veletta textured pink ribbon, white crochet cotton lace and Cosmos Daisies (I have used the cream ones in the set and inked around the edges with a dusky pink chalk ink pad.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Stamping Boutique - More than layer
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Use your dies/punches
Polkadoodles - Ribbons and bows (crochet lace and Veletta textured ribbon underneath it)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Eureka Stamps - Birthday cards
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Graph'it - Shabby chic/vintage romance
Passion for Promarkers - Letters of the alphabet - L is for lace
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Lots of layers
The Paper Shelter - Make it digital (digital image and papers)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Luscious lace!
The Crafter's Cafe - Lots of layers
Sweet Stampin - All or nothing (all for me)
Lacy Sunshine  - Passion for Fashion
The Ribbon Girl - Add flowers
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of Dr Seuss freebie
Robyn's Fetish - Use a digi (digital image and digital papers used for this card)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Flowers

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies, Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog and Facebook Group

If you want some crafting goodies why not pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies.

At Lozzy's on-line shop you will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Crafter's Companion, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  She is also stocking some gorgeous ribbons.  I have to say the organza ribbon is the best quality I've ever used!!!

Postage and packaging is £2.45 for standard UK delivery for any order under £20.

Any order £20 and over will be entitled to free delivery.

The shop can be found HERE.
Lozzy can be contacted for any questions at:  buckwellcrafts@yahoo.co.uk

Why not pop on over and take a look at Buckwell Craft Supplies.
Each month there is a monthly challenge on the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Blog. Throughout the month you will get inspiration posts from the Design Team members so please make sure you regularly pop back and look at the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Blog.

There is also now a Facebook Group for Buckwell Craft Supplies and Challenge Blog.  The Facebook Group can be found HERE.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration Post

Over at the "Buckwells Crafty Challenge" we have started to give you inspiration posts now throughout the month.

The challenge topic for the Buckwells Crafty Challenge for February is "Love/red".  Of course this could be for Valentine's Day but it could also be for a engagement, wedding or a wedding anniversary.

We have two sponsors this month.  
The first sponsor is Kenny K Downloads.
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 The second sponsor is "Buckwell Craft Supplies".
For my card I have used the Kenny K image called "Bathing Beauty".  Now who wouldn't like to have a figure like that??  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and stamped around the edge with a star stamp and Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink.
The backing papers (plain burgundy, script and dotty) are all from the Buckwell Craft Supplies "Love Rush" paper set.

I have finished the card off with some hearts cut from one of the "Love Rush" backing papers and inked around with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink, a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and have used some of my dwindling supply of my white cotton border lace from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

It would be lovely if throughout the month you could pop on over to Buckwells Crafty Challenge to see the inspiration from other Design Team members.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps - Use a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of paper piecing
Scrapper's Delight - Always anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - Lace
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Letters of the alphabet - L is for love
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes


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Monday, 23 February 2015

Good Luck in Your New Job

My goodness me this virus that I've had now since the week before Christmas is a persistent so-and-so and doesn't want to go.  This card has taken me 1.5 weeks to make.  A friend of mine is starting a new job today.  I wanted her to get this card well ahead of time but this virus has wiped me out.  At least she'll get the card before her first pay packet!!  I wish her all the very best in her new job and thank goodness it will mean no more motorway drives every day for her.

The image I have used is from Faery Ink Designs and is called "Gabbie the Rose Tea Fairy".  I love that this image comes in both JPEG and PNG format and you get a black lines version and a no lines version.  What a bargain for $3.00.

I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and used a yellow, pink, blender and coarse medium Pan Pastel for the background.  I have added some Stickles glitter glue to the fairy's wings, edge of dress and the hearts on the tea-cup.

The blue backing papers are from The Works and are a 8x8 set for £3.00.  It is wonderful value.  I bought a pink one recently and prefer the combinations in that pack whereby you get two of each paper whereas this blue pack you only get one of each paper.  The patterned pink card is from Hunkydory.  I have inked around the edge of all the papers and the image with either Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet or Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

I have finished the card off with some crochet ribbon, pearls, wired edged ribbon that I have pleated, sentiment off the computer, button, 10mm pink gingham ribbon, white spiral stamen (inked with a pink chalk ink pad), white Cosmos daisies (which I have inked with a pink chalk ink pad) and two shades of pink Sweetheart Blossoms.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Perfect pearls
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board ( I have gone for the diagonal line of ribbon, free (image) and blooms)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - BINGO board (I have gone for the top horizontal row of lace, glitter and pearls)
Simon Says - Add a little texture (lace, ribbon, spiral stamen and embossing under image)
Whimsy Stamps - Use a sentiment
Scrapper's Delight - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Ribbon and lace
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Faery Ink Designs February Challenge - Enchanted Tea Party
4 Crafty Chicks - Things with wings
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Tic-tac-toe (right hand vertical column of lace, pearls and sparkle (Stickles glitter glue)
My Time to Craft - Lace
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of birthday
Come and Get It - Layer it on
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

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 at:

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 February 2015 is "Torn to pieces" ie something torn on your card/creation eg paper, card, vellum etc.
Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) 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 at:

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 (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda, Helen and Sylvia).

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies - Price Drop

Just to let you know that Lozzy over at Buckwell Craft Supplies had done a PRICE DROP on many of the items in the low.

Make sure you especially check out the Cutting Dies as they are as low as low as they can be so grab yourself a bargain while stocks last as stocks are running low.
All quality Ribbon is now receive a Free meter for every 3 meter's you buy so its 4 meter's for a £1.00p plus have a new Ribbon Mix where you can choose any of the colour's if you just looking for a small quantity but in different colours.
Rubber Stamps have been reduced in price.

All the gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamps have been reduced from £4.50 now down to £3.75
Scruffy Little Cat stamps are now £3.75
Other Scruffy Little Cat Stamps (ones without the sentiments) are now £2.75
Crafter's Companion Stamps now £3.10
Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish Die - £8.55
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson - Corner, Border & Tag - £13.25
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson - Calabria - £11.99
Pro markers £1.65
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads £3.55

50 Pink and white Mixed Sweetheart Blossoms £2.20 plus more

Make sure you pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies to grab some bargains .............

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies, Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog and Facebook Group

If you want some crafting goodies why not pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies.

At Lozzy's on-line shop you will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Crafter's Companion, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  She is also stocking some gorgeous ribbons.  I have to say the organza ribbon is the best quality I've ever used!!!

Postage and packaging is £2.45 for standard UK delivery for any order under £20.

Any order £20 and over will be entitled to free delivery.

The shop can be found HERE.
Lozzy can be contacted for any questions at:  buckwellcrafts@yahoo.co.uk

Why not pop on over and take a look at Buckwell Craft Supplies.
Each month there is a monthly challenge on the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Blog. Throughout the month you will get inspiration posts from the Design Team members so please make sure you regularly pop back and look at the Buckwell's Crafty Challenge Blog.

There is also now a Facebook Group for Buckwell Craft Supplies and Challenge Blog.  The Facebook Group can be found HERE.

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