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Monday, 1 December 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - December Challenge - Christmas/New Year

Well the second challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog has ended.

If you entered the challenge and want to find out if you are a winner you need to pop on over to the blog and see.

You will also see that the topic for December's challenge is "Christmas/New Year".
Normally you would only get a sneaky peek at my card/creation and you'd have to come back on the Monday for all the details of how I made my item but as the start of the month is a Monday you can read my whole post today!!

I decided to make a gift bag.  These are so expensive to buy in the shops so I do try to make my own.

For my decorated bag I have used one of the newer Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps available in her Etsy Store called "Christmas Tree".  She's a gorgeous little girl with a tree, present, some candy cane and a gorgeous little teddy bear.

I have coloured my image in with my Graph'it pens and highlighted the white fur on the little girl's hat and the teddy's hat with Stickles glitter glue.  I have used a gold metallic Pan Pastel and a piece of blending mat cut with decorative scissors to make the border around the image.
The backing papers that I used as a backdrop for the image and for flowers are Bearly Mine Designs Christmas Traditions 2.

I have finished the decorated bag off with some stamped sentiments, brads, flowers, burgundy Veletta 25mm textured ribbon and a gorgeous Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish die-cut.

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

I am entering this decorated gift bag into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Use die-cuts
Digi Choosday - Christmas celebrations
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Nutcrafters - All that glitters
Crafting for all Seasons - Tis the season
Fab n Funky - Anything with die-cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Die-cuts
Aud Sentiments - Use a Christmas sentiment
The Stamping Boutique - Sparkle
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything but a card
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Happy holidays
Creative Inspirations - Season's greetings!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to make a calendar
Pan Pastel - Colouring
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or add doodles
Card Mania - Favourite colour combo - for Christmas I like lots of different colours on my card but my favourite is still the traditional Christmas colours of red and green
Craft Your Passion - Christmas presents
CCC Digi Creations - Digi/Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Emerald Fairies - Christmas Red and green
The Pink Elephant - Photo inspiration

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karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful gift bag and great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
Karal DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love it Kym, wonderful design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments hope you can come back for our next challenge tomorrow! Susan x

Janette said...

Very sweet card..
Thanks for sharing with us at CarftyCatz this week.xx

Sherri said...

This is such a beautiful gift bag! Much prettier than anything you could buy & so much more personal! Thanks for joining QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

Wendy Russell said...

Another fab card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday. Wendy (DT).xx

Ema M said...

Wow! What a great bag and that is such a pretty image! Great colors and design as well. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Anet van Zyl said...

Your gift bag is beautiful Kym. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

CraftyNatalie said...

Great creation.Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie {DT}

Sandie Gough said...

Gorgeous xx Thank you for joining us at http://thestampingchef.com/Challenges/
Sandie (The Stamping Chef DT)

coops said...

so stunning kym.gorgeous image and details and i love your rich colours ;D

xx coops xx

suzanne2 said...

beautiful card, I love the papers! thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this week xx

NGCARDS said...

This is such a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

lalkygirl said...

Fab bag Kym love the image and fab papers
Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiments and good luck
Lalkygirl xx

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely creation! So pleased to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Wendy said...

Gorgeous bag...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

MagsB said...

What a terrific gift bag, Kym! And such a beautiful image! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Vannessa said...

This is gorgeous Kym and so much better than anything you could buy! Love it! Thank you for joining in The Stamping Chef Challenge this time.

Hugs, Vannessa

Caryn said...

What a wonderful project - your gift bag is so pretty.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Tina Henderson said...

Great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina- DT

Tindaloo said...

Lovely image and great coloring! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

alex said...

What a gorgeous creation, fabulose image so beautifully coloured, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon {613 DT Member} Alex x

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous creation, love the layout & image is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge} starts Jan 4th 2015

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image. Thanks for sharing it at The PInk Elephant Challenge! Happy Holidays!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful gift bag. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena

CraftYourPassion said...

Gorgeous gift bag.I do like the colour combo and lovely image.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Cibele Glazer said...

You took an ordinary bag and made it fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday!
DT Digi Choosday

Beth F said...

Love your holiday gift bag! Great colored image!

Hazel said...

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