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Friday, 13 October 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Guest Designer

I recently applied to be a Guest Designer with the Colour Crazy Challenge and was DELIGHTED
to be offered a three month role as a Guest Designer.

Here is my first creation as a Guest Designer for the Colour Crazy Design Team.
The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is Oddball Art.
For my Halloween card I have used the Oddball Art Co image called "Dirty Darcy".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and stamped around the edge with a See D's texture stamp and Versafine smoky gray ink pad.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished off my "Happy Halloween" card with some Crafty Ribbons spider ribbon (sadly it looks like this is no longer available in their shop), two different splat die-cuts, Clearly Besotted Halloween sentiment stamp and two die-cut spiders.

Promarkers used:

Face/neck - Lime Green, Pear Green, Olive Green and Pumpkin
Hair - Plum, Purple and Mulberry
Top - Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Spice, Lime Green, Pear Green and Purple.
Trousers - Plum, Purple and Mulberry
Shoes - Burnt Orange, Pumpkin and Spice
Background - Tea Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - P for pumpkins (pumpkins on one of the backing papers)
Di's Digi Designs - Add a sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything goes/optional theme of witching Halloween
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
The Ribbon Girl - October card challenge
Ooh La La Creations - Die-cuts
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Autumn
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Use dies
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween/Fall
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Autumn/Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner - Make it spooktacular
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Pumpkins or anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - P for pumpkins
That's Crafty - Get your spook on

Guest Designer Role for the Crafty Catz Design Team - October 2017

I was delighted to be offered a Guest Desginer role for the Crafty Catz Design Team for October 2017.  Unfortunately with going away on holiday I could not take part until today.
This week the sponsor is Crafty Ribbons over at the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog.  Crafty Ribbons have a wonderful website of stunning ribbons and lots of other goodies.  Why not pop over and take a look?
 I decided to make a birthday card using a gorgeous La-La Land digital stamp called "Heart Cupcake Marci".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and edged the image with a red Versamagic ink pad.

The backing papers I have used are a glitter paper from Hobbycraft and some red and white spotty glittered card from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a flower made from a friend in Canada, two different gems, lace, spotty ribbon and a stamped sentiment.

Promarkers used:

Face - Blush, Sunkissed Pink and Coral
Hair - Caramel, Cinnamon and Sandstone
Dress/shoes - Poppy Red, Berry Red, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink
Letter/cupcake - Poppy Red, Berry Red, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of a masculine card
Di's Digi Designs - Add a sentiment
Love to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Daisy Chain Challenge - Happy birthday

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 October 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 "HALLOWEEN/FRIGHT NIGHT".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "use some flowers".

Here is my inspiration post with this image.
 For my Autumnal style card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Trio" (this comes in a set of three others images called Fox Allure, Forest Companion and Tender Cuddle).    I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted ares with my white gel pen and my Crafter's Companion clear overlay sparkle pen.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some raffia, Robert Addams die-cut flowers, Sue Wilson greenery die-cuts, stamped sentiment and some card candi.

Promarkers used:

Face/neck - Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Coral and Olive Green
Hair - Raw Sienna and Terracotta
Deer - Raw Sienna, Terracotta and Sunkissed Pink
Rabbit - Sandstone, Khaki and Sunkissed Pink
Leaves - Leaf Green and Bright Green
Toadstools - Poppy and Red
Twigs - Henna.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/World Smile Day on 6 October
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything goes/optional theme of witching Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle - Fall/Autumn
Ooh La La Creations - Die-cuts
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Autumn
I Love Promarkers - Use dies
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
That's Crafty Challenge - Forever Autumn
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Autumn/Halloween
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - Autumn/Fall
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Orange, brown and green
Daisy Chain Challenge - Happy birthday
Just to give you a "heads up" that this months’ challenge is a VERY special challenge.
Yes it is amazing to think that we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Monthly Blog Challenge on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

As it is our third birthday there will not be just one Monthly Challenge Winner but THREE Monthly Challenge Winners as well as the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

It would be lovely to see you taking part in our challenge in the October 3rd anniversary celebrations.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release - Dahlia

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Dahlia" 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 17 October 2017.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The set is called "Grayscale Digital Colouring Set 1" and it is available as a special introductory price of $4.00 (instead of the original price of $7.50).  
 Hurry as this offer ends on 14 October 2017.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 10 October 2017

 It is time for another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The topic is "anything goes"

Here is project as inspiration with this theme.
 For my sweetie box for Halloween I used as my main image "Skull Guy" from the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.  For the pumpkins I used the image called "Halloween Greetings" and I just printed off the pumpkins a couple of times.  I have coloured both images in with my Promarkers and fussy cut them out.  On the pumpkins I put Glossy Accents on them.  Before they were completely dry I used my pokey tool to make lines on the the pumpkins.

For my box I have used my Crafter's Companion score board.  I used a die to cut a circle out of the lid.  Before adding acetate I used a tree stamp to stamp around the top and side of the box lid and bottom.  I then added in the acetate and stuck the boxes together.  I did some pin-tucks with my washi tape around the side.

The sweetie box was finished off with a Clearly Besotted Halloween sentiment and of course some sweeties to go in the box.

Roll on Halloween.

Promarkers used:

Skull guy face/neck and hand - Ice Grey 1, 2,3 and Pumpkin
Hair - Burnt Orange, Pumpkin and Spice
Top - Lime Green and Pear Green
Tie/pocket - Purple and Amethyst
Trousers - Burnt Orange, Pumpkin and Spice
Shoes - Purple and Amethyst
Pumpkins - Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Spice, Lime Green, Pear Green and Sunflower.

I am entering this sweetie box into the following challenges: 

Di's Digi Designs - Add a sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of a masculine card
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Halloween (scary or cute)
Love to Scrap - Frightfully fun!
Pile it On - Fantasy
Paper Creator - Simply spooky
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of CAS
More Mixed Media - Anything goes goes with the option of orange
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of witchy/Autumn colours
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Autumn leaves or anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything goes/optional theme of witching Halloween
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Not a card
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Star Stampz - Lots of layers
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween/Fall
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 6 October 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 "HALLOWEEN/FRIGHT NIGHT".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Halloween Dusk".  It is available from the Etsy Store in a set along with Halloween Trio.  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

I have used a backing paper from Lozzy's "paper Mixed Media Set and also another backing paper from my stash.

I have used some Clearly Besotted Halloween stamps and stamped over the purple Mixed Media paper.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut skull (coloured with a dark grey Promarker, stamped with a Sheena Douglass crackle stamp and gold paper stuck behind the eye sockets), some wide lace, stamped sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Halloween set, diet some pumpkins and then for the wooden stakes I used a Sara Davies Crafter's Companion stamp.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of a masculine card
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Halloween (scary or cute)
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Frightfully fun!
Pile it On - Fantasy
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or option is to use cool colours
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of make your own background
Paper Creator - Simply spooky
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/World Smile Day on 6 October
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a bat
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of CAS
More Mixed Media - Anything goes goes with the option of orange
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of witchy/Autumn colours
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Just to give you a "heads up" that this months’ challenge is a VERY special challenge.
Yes it is amazing to think that we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Monthly Blog Challenge on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

As it is our third birthday there will not be just one Monthly Challenge Winner but THREE Monthly Challenge Winners as well as the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

It would be lovely to see you taking part in our challenge in the October 3rd anniversary celebrations.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Tuesday 10 Ocotber 2017

I have made a Design Team creation as one of my Design Team members needs some time off.

For my Halloween sweetie box I have used my Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Hallo' Owlie".  I have coloured in my image in with Promarkers and fussy cut out the image.

For my box I have used my Crafter's Companion score board and stamped it with my Clearly Besotted web stamp.

I have finished the sweetie box off with pleated washi tape around the box, Clearly Besotted stamped ghosts and sentiment.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group October Challenge - Halloween or Autumn

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

The topic for the challenge this month is "HALLOWEEN OR AUTUMN".

I decided to play along with their challenge this month.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Pick a Pumpkin" (which comes in a set along with "Not Just a Pumpkin".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and have edged the card with Imagination Crafts White Gold Starlight Wax.  I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this product.  Other products I have used for adding a gilding effect make me cough and triggle my asthma to play up.  Not this product.  I would recommend this product 100%.  Just need some more colours.  

The papers I have used are from Debbi Moore's Inspiration magazines.

I have used a piece of textured card and run it through a crackle effect embossing folder as I thought that it looked a bit like spider's webs.

Under the images I have used some gorgeoussssssssss Hobbycraft 6x6 Glitter Galore paper.  Normally I steer away from glitter paper/card as I hate the texture of it and the shedding of glitter.  This paper is so soft and no glitter falls off.  Maybe I might treat myself to the 12x12 paper pad for some extra glitter and sparkle.

I have fginished the card off with a Cleary Besotted Halloween sentiment stamp and some die-cut greenery coloured in with Promarkers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Tuesday, 26 September 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 "Autumn Blessing" 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 30 September 2017.

Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store - New release

 Just to let you know that there has been a new release in the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store.
This image is called "Pumpkin Hat".

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 26 September 2017 - Anything goes

Here is my second creation for the Lemon Shortbread Design Team.

The theme is "anything goes".

I love making pages for project books but the bought one can become too full with not many creations made ie if they have a good depth to them.  Instead of buying a book I have made my own with some cardboard covers (ready to be decorated), watercolour card pages (if I decided to do lots of inking or waterclouring for backgrounds), basic white card (if I am going to attach normal matting and layering to it) and finally held together with large book rings.  I'm not sure how many pages I will get in it but it will be certainly more than the bought book and it will be easier to take pages in/out for decorating.

For my creation I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Bat Flapper Girl".  I have coloured the image in the image with Promarkers and used chalks/Pan Pastels to get a moody background for the image.  I have always used the colour combo for skin of Blush, Sunkissed Pink and Coral.  Now all of a sudeen I've got addicted to the colour scheme Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal.  Strange how we change our colour favourites eh?

The purple backing paper is from Summertime Designs and the black card is from my stash.

On the purple paper I have used my Clearly Besotted Halloween stamps and used the bat image and then stamped on the image "batty for you" which came in the set as well.  I have finished the page off with two different ribbons, black lace, brads and die-cut bats.

I am entering project book page into the following challenges:

World Wide Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
CRAFT - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Allsorts - Things with wings (bats)
We Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of orange and brown
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Friday, 22 September 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 22 September 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 "FALL/FALL COLOURS/PUMPKINS".

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

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

For the shaped of the card, the mounts and the image I have used my Dutch Doobadoo card shape.

The backing papers I think are from a Creative Crafting World CD but I am struggling to remember as I printed off a while ago and didn't leave a note with the papers where they were from - naughty me as I always like to make know where my papers come from.

To finish off the card I used a stamped sentiment, lace, ribbon, button and blue/purple Nuvo drops to add dimension to the dots on the backing paper.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of child's play
Unicorn Challenge - Birthday
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of handmade flowers
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

World Wide Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - September any image challenge
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of autumn colours
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Use a two word sentiment
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Birthday (congratulations to all of those involved with the Crafty Catz DT and the sponsors.  To be going 8 years is a wonderful achievement.  Long may it continue!!)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Just to give you a "heads up" the October 2017 challenge will be a VERY special challenge.
Yes it is amazing to think that we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Monthly Blog Challenge on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

As it is our third birthday there will not be just one Monthly Challenge Winner but THREE Monthly Challenge Winners as well as the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

It would be lovely to see you taking part in our challenge in September with the topic of "FALL/FALL COLOURS/PUMPKINS" but make sure you pop back in October for the 3rd anniversary celebrations.