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Monday, 8 December 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps and Inspiration Blog - Post by Kym - Monday 8 December 2014

 It is Monday again and therefore time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post from me.
 As this card is going to be hand delivered I can go "over the top" with embellishments.  I see cards on blogs/Facebook/entered into challenges and just wonder how much they cost to post to people.  It's sad that we have to think about this when making our handmade cards but it is something we have to think about.

Here I have made a card using an image called "Aurora Woods" which is available in Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store.  Isn't she a beauty with her reindeer hat on?  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens, highlighted areas with my white, Gold sparkle and silver sprakle Graph'it pens.  The backing is made with a green and blue Pan Pastel blended together slightly and the whole image has been inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.  I have mounted the image onto a piece of backing paper with glitter glue around the edge and added some Dutch Doobadoo Smooth Structure Paste along the corners to look like snow.  I have added Flowersoft Polar White to the fur of her reindeer hat.

All the backing papers I have used are from Summertime Designs and I have rounded the corners and gone around the edges with Stickles glitter glue and left to dry overnight.

Embellishment - well what haven't I used.  I have used a Sissix die for my holly and pine cones, used Dutch Doobadoo Smooth Structure Paste through a Dutch Doobadoo Small Leaves Mask and cut to sit underneath the image, organza ribbon, wooden button heart, die-cut trees with the Structure Paste added to them, red card candi for the holly berries, piece of hessian cut into a strip (we got this as a thank-you for attending our workshop last Sunday), stamped sentiment and some wonderful white spiral stamens (I added some brown Pan Pastel to them and a little bit of the Structure Paste).
 As this card won't fit nicely/safely in an envelope I have made up a box I bought last week-end from Tracy at my Crafty Crop.  I have used Summertime Designs papers and gold card to decorate the box.  The box has been finished off with a stamped and die-cut sentiment, die-cut holly and card candi to look like holly berries.
Here is a picture of the card and its matching box.

I am entering this card and box into the following challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist of let's see some embossing (die-cut trees and sentiment on the box have with embossed)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it on
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes or optional extra is to make a gift or decoration for Christmas
Noor! Design UK Challenge - Merry Christmas
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Christmas/holidays
Scrapper's Delight - Anything goes or optional twist on non-traditional Christmas colours
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes with a twist all things Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Holly and/or ivy
CRAFT - Christmas
Jingle Belles Challenge - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Winter
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Winter
Completely Christmas - Anything goes with a twist to add some holly
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
Lacy Sunshine - Holiday joy
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes card challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and option to create your own challenge
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas cards
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Pile it On - Anything goes Christmas/holidays
Fitztown - Christmas theme using digital elements - digital image and digital papers
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or snow
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Melonheadz - Lots of embellishments

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Bernardine Cuttino said...

Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Kym. What a beautiful card and box.I so love the details and colors. WTG!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Alyx said...

This is stunning, Sweetie. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week and good luck!
Monica - DT

Jennifer said...

A lovely card, Kym, and I love the way you have decorated the box so prettily.

Thank you for entering our final challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Marilyn Webb said...

Stunning and beautiful design! Thanks for joining our 'Holiday Joy' challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
Marilyn DT

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Really stunning design with your flowers, colors and sparkle!! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Unknown said...

Beautiful hun, I adore the image and the colours xx Thank you for joining us at http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/
Sandie (The Stamping Chef DT)

sweet art designs said...

What a wonderful dimensional card. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Kati said...

Nice card, Kym!
Thank you for joining us over at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Kati DT 

Aunty Sue said...

awesome card and image thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Wow! Great design and details! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining our challenge at Fitztown Challenge Blog AND Inspiration Destination.

I see you've added a stumbling block and asking me to prove I'm not a robot. I totally understand your reason behind that but I may not be able to leave comments in the future. Hope to see you again at both places and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator
IDCB Owner

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card and box, great design and colours. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.

Wishing a happy Christmas to you and your family.


Caryn said...

Love your "over the top" embellishments!! Good job you're not posting it!!
Thanks for playing along at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful as always! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Holiday Joy

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my Kym, this is lovely. Such a great image and you've dressed it up soooo nicely. Love it.

Thanks for playing along at Inspiration Destination. Lynn, ID DT

coops said...

so stunning kym.really gorgeous colours and detailing and i love the image ;D

xx coops xx

Deanne Saunders said...

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

Laurence said...

Very nice card and stunning box to match. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
Laurence DT

michele said...

Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous Kym - love everything about it and your colouring is amazing as always! Thank you for joining in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa
Lacy Sunshine DT

Unknown said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration in this weeks challenge Hugs Tania (DT) xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I'm running behind this week, but wanted to let you know that I'm so glad you shared this lovely project with us at 613 Avenue Create!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Laura W said...

Fantastic, love the digi. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends. See you Dec 22nd for our next challenge :)

Laura W
Clear it out challenge blog DT
Melonheadz DT
Penny's challenges DT
Digi Sketch challenge DT

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Kym, love your choice of image and glad you've put theses boxes to good use :) Happy New Year to you.
Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
Hugs Tracy x

Helen said...

Beautiful card and box - love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

Hazel said...

Love that image, Kym. Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for December and my Patterned Paper December challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

Fabulous Christmas card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x