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Monday 27 October 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps and Inspiration Blog - Post by Kym - Monday 27 October 2014

The ever so talented Ching-Chou Kuik has an Etsy Store where she sells her digital stamps.  She had a Design Team call for some new crafters to join her Design Team to help promote her stunning images.  I was lucky enough to be chosen.  

Since then an "Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog" has been set up and I have now got the role of Design Team Leader.

There will be a monthly challenge on the blog starting on the 1st day of every month.

Every few days you will see inspiration from the Design Team.  On some days we will be showcasing cards that are entered into the challenge as well as cards/creations posted on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  You will also see details of new releases or offers.
Today is the day for me to show you my inspiration card.

For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Big Pumpkin".  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and used my Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Pearl Glaze over the pumpkin for some sparkle and shine.  The image has then been fussy cut.

The graveyard and bat scene is a freebie from Bird's Cards called "Graveyard Card Cover".  She puts these templates free on her blog for people to use with their digital die-cutting machines.  I don't have one of these so I had to do it by hand.  It wasn't easy but I like the shadow effect of the orange layer underneath the black.  I have cut the template out of some linen effect card.  The bottom layer I have inked with Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge distress ink.  The top layer and the mount I have brushed over with my black Pan Pastel.  I have painted all over the templates and mounts with the Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Pearl Glaze from Buckwell Craft Supplies and it's given it a wishy-washy effect which looks a bit spooky.

I have finished the card off by rubbing some white Pan Pastel onto the black background for moody/spooky clouds and added a sentiment that I typed on the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween colours
Scrap-creations - Halloween projects
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
The Crafter's Cafe - Spookable
CRAFT - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire night
Milk Coffee Challenge - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or treat
Left of Centre - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Halloween
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenge - Photo inspiration
Open Minded Crafting - Halloween or dressing up
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
Pan Pastel - Halloween colours
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of bags, tags, boxes and more
Pile it On - Create a scene
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/spooky
Craft Your Passion - Trick or treat, give me something good to eat (pumpkin)
Whoopsi Daisy - Halloween
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends - Halloween (or colours of orange, black, green and purple)
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Spooky nights
Paper Make-up - Pumpkins 
Ooh La La Creations - Witching hour
The Corrosive Challenge - Magical

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Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and a really gorgeous card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Granmargaret said...

Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Great background and wonderful fussy cutting and coloring! Thanks for propping this on our front door step at 613 Avenue Create!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous design! Love your background. Great image!! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

MA-MI said...

Great spooky scene! Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations. Maja DT

*Vicki* said...

Really amazing job with the spooky sky and fun Halloween colors here! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

fiction book reviews said...

Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Wynn said...

What a great scene you've created. I love the image you have used too.....great colouring in. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL Challenges. Wynn DT

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

This is lovely Kym. Congrats on the new DT.

Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Lynn, CYP DT

Linby said...

I love Ching-Chou Kuik images and you've coloured this one beautifully and created a fab card.
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations challenge.
Lynn x

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy Sue DT xx

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

Helen said...

A really great card and congratulations on your new DT position.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

Helen x

coops said...

so stunning kym.she is a fab witch and i love your spooky background ;D

xx coops xx

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

A wonderful frightening scene you've created. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On.
Tracey, DT

Nance said...

Very cool card. I like the effect of the orange showing out of the background also. Thanks for sharing it at The PINK Elephant's Anything Goes challenge! Nance, DT

Unknown said...

Hi Kim what a great card I love it. And thank you for joining us at whoopsidaisy
Debs whoopsidaisy DT xx

Unknown said...

Hi Kim what a great card I love it. And thank you for joining us at whoopsidaisy
Debs whoopsidaisy DT xx

michele said...

Gorgeous Halloween card Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

sammi said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Halloween or Dressing Up" challenge at Open Minded Crafting! Hope to see you playing, again, next time! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Open Minded Crafting


great job .Thank you for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy
DT Laura Carazo

CraftYourPassion said...

Super spooky card.Love the shadowing effect - great work.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Not Just Card!
Monica - DT

Pillan said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Tracy said...

Bewitching Kym..love it! Thank you so much for joining us over at Pan Pastel UK and good luck. xoxox

Julie Odil said...

Congrats on the new DT position. Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card! love the background you have done!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Andreja said...

Kym, this is a beautiful card with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. It is perfect for our ‘Halloween’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Milk Coffee Challenge.
Hugs, Andreja

Alli Devine said...

Fantastic card loving the bright bursts of colour against the greys of the background, they really make the image pop. Thanks for joining our Witching hour challenge at Ooh La La Creations
Alli x

Alyx said...

This is fabulous, Kym. Great background and love the image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Halloween card Kym, I love your image.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs, make sure you pop over and check out our new challenge that started today.

Laura W said...

Fab card, love the die cute tombstone. Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Friends challenge, see you Monday for a new one!

Wildfire said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! :)

Petya DT