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Monday, 27 March 2017

Passionate Paper Creations Facebook Group

Over at the Passionate Paper Creations Facebook Group Ching-Chou Kuik is sponsoring a challenge.  You have to use this beautiful new image called "Field of Daisies".  As part of the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog we were asked if we wanted to take part and it was a quick "yes" to that request!!

I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.

The backing papers are this months' freebies from Crafter's Companion.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, lace, flowers from the freebies from Crafter's Companion, yellow and white flowers, a stamped sentiment and lots of gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - March any image challenge
Passion for Promarkers - Girl power
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Tuesday Throwdown - Add dimension
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Spring fever
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Spring is in the Air or Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of buttons
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any holiday (Easter)
Glitter n Sparkle - Mother's day /for a special female
Come and Get It - Spring time
My Time to Craft - Woodland animals or Easter
Sweet Stampers - Easter or Spring
Di's Digi Designs - Add some texture (lace, ribbon and 3D flowers)
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Flowers everywhere
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Springtime
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment but birthday (Happy Easter)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Spring colours
Creative Craft Cottage - For the girls
Ooh La La Creations - Layer it up
In the Pink - Photo inspiration (I got the inspiration to use the ribbon, lace and obviously the colour pink)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "The Tender Angie" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Hurry as this offer ends on 29 March 2017.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 February 2017

  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 "EASTER/SPRING".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Flora and Fauna - Moonflower" (this image comes in a set with 7 other stunning images).  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used chalks and Pan Pastels for the background.

The backing papers I have used from my stash and one of the papers I have over-stamped with a dragonfly stamp.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, ribbons, flowers, stamped sentiment, die-cut dragonflies, Stickles glitter glue and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Make it feminine
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything with wings (dragonflies)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - March any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Addicted to Stamps - Guest Designer

I recently won a challenge over at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog and got to pick 5 images out of a selection for my prize and be a Guest Designer for the Addicted to Stamps Blog for a day.

For my card I have used the My Besties image 689 and coloured her in with Promarkers.  I have then added Glossy Accents to the icing of the doughnut and sprinkled on some glitter.  I have used my Wink of Stella clear pen to add some sparkle to her wings.  I have used Pan Pastels for a very subtle background.

I have used some papers that I won from A Bit More Time to Craft and the paper set is called "Apple and Grape".

I have finished the card off with a Crafter's Companion doily die-cut, stamped sentiment, stamped and die-cut flowers, Sue Wilson greenery die, two ribbons one on top of each other and some Nuvo green pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - For the girls
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - Handmade or die-cut flowers (my flowers were stamped and then die-cut)
Craft Rocket - Make it feminine
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations (congratulations to all those involved with the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and best wishes for their 9th birthday)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything with wings (fairy)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Congratulations or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with an optional touch of pink
Love to Create - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - March any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of distress edges
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Happy birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Friday, 17 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 17 March 2017

 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 "EASTER/SPRING".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "pearls or gems".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my Spring-like birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Blue Sea Illusion".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments papers.

The backing papers and the image I have all machine stitched around.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, lace, flowers, die-cut sentiment  and gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Things with wings
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Spring is in the air
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of distress edges
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Lace, ribbon and/or twine (I have used lace with a piece of ribbon underneath so it shows through the gaps)
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of gem and pearls
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - For the girls
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Cardz for Galz - Pretty in pink
Craft Rocket - Make it feminine
Star in my Pocket - Add gems and/or pearls (I have added gems)
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations (congratulations to all those involved with the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and best wishes for their 9th birthday)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything with wings (butterflies)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Spring time
QKR Stampede - Congratulations or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with an optional touch of pink

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Blue Poppies" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Hurry as this offer ends on 19 March 2017.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - March 2017 - Lovely ladies

It is time for another challenge over at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog.

The topic for this month is "lovely ladies".
 For my card I have used a Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Glowing Dazzle".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and edged around the image with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink.

The backing papers I have used are from First Edition Storyteller paper pad.  These are a beautiful quality of papers.  I used the pattered piece and tore around the edges and inked with the Gathered Twigs distress ink.  With a piece of purple paper from the pad I used a pricking template, pierced the holes and then hand-stitched with orange embroidery thread.  I used two matching pieces of purple and orange card and put them through my Crafter's Companion Textures Distress embossing folder and then inked over with my Gathered Twigs distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a Dovecraft "Friends" stamped sentiment and some Dovecraft Bohemian sequins.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/CAS
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers March Challenge - Anything goes
Animal Friends - Animal with big ears
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Imagine That Creative Playground - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of The Rubber Room
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of steampunk
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of winter blues
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes or the option of create and Easter gift
QKR Stampede - Thank you cards or anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 10 March 2017

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 "EASTER/SPRING".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "Easter/Spring".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps image called "Fantasy Easter Ocean".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

For my card I have used a DoCrafts freebie Easter paper set so my image has been coloured in to match this papers.  All the papers have been distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked with a blue chalk ink pad.

I have finished the card off with some doodling, dotty ribbon (the ribbon originally had a white background but didn't seem to match so well so out came my Promarkers and hey presto it matches perfectly), some foam Easter embellishments from The Works that have been coloured with my Promarkers to match, a stamped sentiments and gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - A little bit of fantasy
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Springtime
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/CAS
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Ribbon and/or lace
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers March Challenge - Anything goes
Animal Friends - Animal with big ears
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Mythical creatures and fantasy
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of The Rubber Room
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Any card goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of steampunk
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of winter blues
Crafty Gals Corner - Polka dots and/or stripes (polka dots on my ribbon)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Circle/dots and/or stripes (polka dots on my ribbon)
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Easter or Spring sentiment
CRAFT - Easter/Spring
QKR Stampede - Thank you cards or anything goes
Sweet Stampers - Easter/Spring
Create and Inspire - Anything goes or the option of create and Easter gift

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Endless Waiting" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Also if you use the code SPRING2017 you will get 20% off when you spend $10 or more.

Hurry as this offer ends on 11 March 2017.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Spring Jasmine" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Also if you use the code SPRING2017 you will get 20% off when you spend $10 or more.

Hurry as this offer ends on 11 March 2017.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Happy Birthday

I recently won a challenge sponsored by Ike's Art and the above montage of London I chose.  I coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are all from my stash and were edged with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, happy birthday ribbon, metal car charm and some embroidery fibres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts- Metal and/or charms
My Time to Craft - Travel
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Come and Get It - It's in the male
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Happy Easter

A while ago I saw a message on Facebook from the Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine wanting people to make cards with their bonus papers.  I replied and was given the chance to work with some gorgeous Easter/Spring papers/toppers.
Here is the article on their Facebook page - just wished they'd have spelt my name right!!
 I used various backing papers I was sent to decorate the card.
 I made a hidden gatefold card and used some of the papers to add as embellishments ie the Easter eggs and the flowers.
Here is in the inside of the completed card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group March Challenge - Create something Picasso inspired

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

The topic for the challenge this month is "Create a Picasso inspired project".

I have to admit I know nothing about Picasso.  I disliked art lessons at school and quickly dropped it when I took my options and chose cooking instead.  I had to do a little searching on the internet to make sure I was going in the right direction.
I took inspiration from this painting.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Dandelions Glow".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

For the background I have use some Tim Holtz mixed media dies in two corners.  I then used various texture stamps and then did a light wash of Imagination Crafts Starlights Pearl Paint.  Once dried I stamped over some shapes using a wooden cube stamp set I got from Stamp Addicts some years back.

I then printed out the words in Word using a scrabble font, coloured with Promarkers and stuck onto this project.

The colours I have used are certainly not "my style" and well and truly have taken me out of my comfort zone.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: 

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option to use lots of green (St Patrick's Day)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/CAS
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Saturday, 25 February 2017

World Champion

Here is a birthday card I have made using a Paper Shelter image called "World Champion".

For my card I have used the digital stamp which I have coloured with my Promarkers.  I have printed off two images so I could do some decoupage.  Along with the image you got the "World Champion" background.  The blue paper at the back is from The Paper Shelter "Gothic Girl" 6x6 digital paper set.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, stamped sentiment and some stamped footballs using a See D's stamp and cut with a circle punch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - The boys are back in town
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Male colours
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Die-cuts and/or punches (a circle punch used to cut out the stamped footballs - as there is no way I could cut a circle out freehand!!)

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 February 2017

 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 "LOVE IS ALL AROUND".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 This week I have made a birthday card for a very special friend who, like me, loves Ching-Chou Kuik images.  For Christmas my friend bought me some nautical dies so I knew I had to use these to make her card.
 I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik "Bon Voyage my Love" and made sure I printed it off small enough to go in my porthole Marianne Designs die.  I coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.
 For the backing papers, printed toppers and embellishments I used my new Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Nautical CD.  When I saw this I knew I had to have it.
 I have used lots of different dies, wavy tearing ruler, fishing net and pearls to finish off the card.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Imagine That Creative Playground - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes
Love 2 Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon or lace (I have used ribbon)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Something new (New dies and new CD)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite embellishment (ribbon and pearls)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Keep it Masculine
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
CRAFT - Mother's Day/female
Through the Purple Haze - Male colours
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes or birthday cards
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of thoughts of Spring

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Poppy Love" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Hurry as this offer ends on 27 February 2017.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Scent of Spring" and is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 February 2017.