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Monday, 17 August 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 3 August 2015

Monday has whizzed around again and it is therefore time for me to show you my 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 "a floral display".  This could be that you use an image with flowers, backing papers with flowers, flowers as embellishments or all of these.  It would be lovely if you could take part.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Winter Fellows".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added Polar White Flowersoft to look like snow on the ground/scattered on the trees/in the sky and for the fur on this little girl's coat.

The backing papers I have used are from my Creative Crafting World "Perfect Companions Christmas CD-Rom".  I have used a freebie border embossing folder to add some texture to the middle of the card.

Unfortunately here in the UK our postage is a lot so it is necessary to try and keep things like Christmas quite thin if you need to post therefore I have kept my embellishment quite low.  These are some die-cut trees/deer, grosgrain ribbon, doily, sentiment and some poinsettia flowers I have made from some pearlescent paper.  I bought a pack of this recently and went for a neutral colour of "orchid" which then meant I could colour with my pens to whatever colour I wanted.  It worked perfectly and gives them a real shine.  I have just added some yellow seed beads to the centre.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

CRAFT - Christmas animals
As You Like It - Two favourite embellishments and why (mine would have to be ribbon and flowers.  Flowers can add such dimension to a card or can even be quite flat.  I do buy some flowers but I mainly make my own so I love that freedom that you can easily match ones you make to what card you have made.  Ribbon - I love ribbon's flexibility as you can lay it flat, tie in knots, tie in bows and even make into flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Your favourite occasion (Christmas)
Digi Choosday - Punches and/or die-cuts
Crafty Gals Corner - Any holiday (Christmas)
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - The great outdoors
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers
Graph'it - Colour palette or anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Little Claire's Challenge - Christmas
Craft Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Something old (these doilies I have had for 2-3 years.  I didn't want to use as I liked them so much but the time has come for them to be used)
Di's Digi Designs - Use ribbon/lace/twine
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo inspiration (I have gone for the theme of using lots of white for the snow, deer, trees and doily)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use a doily
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Shaped cards
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Facebook Challenge - Anything goes
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Gorgeous card Kym fabulous image love the colour's and wonderful design
Dianne xx :)

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Kym
A delightful card .Beautiful colouring of Christmas image and I love all the embellishing .
Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

Michelle said...

This is a gorgeous card Kym. Love the sweet image and traditional Christmas colours - I have joined your fantastic blog and would be over the moon if you joined mine - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the dies---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x

Aunty Sue said...

wow this is fab and thanks for sharing with us this week at Craft and digi Choosday

Sheila H said...

Your card has wonderful texture. The dies are fabulous and nicely highlight the image. We're happy you're playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Heather said...

Ooo . . . how pretty! Such a sweet image and those metallic embellishments are fabulous! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Rae Ann said...

The poinsettias are gorgeous! I would have never guessed they started as a different color. I love it when we can stretch our supplies that way!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Any Holiday challenge.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Michelle said...

A lovely wintercard. Great with the red pionsettas.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Emma said...

Lovely Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our ‘Dies/Punches’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Danielle said...

Beautiful wintery card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Simply Create Too!
Hugs, Danielle x

andree said...

Such a fab card, great choice of papers and a beautiful layout. Thank you so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

chanya13 said...

Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Love sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fantastic card! Great colors and design! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

Sarah said...

This is such a gorgeous Christmas card and the embellishments are fabulous!! Thank for sharing at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card, love the poinsettias and image. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish challenge. Marlene DT

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Kym this is so beautiful such a wonderful image and amazing card design thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
lorraine x

Shona Hamill said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a super Christmas card and perfect for posting. Thanks for joining us at AYLI this week.
Lorraine DT

Moni said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck.-Monica. Dt

Unknown said...

This is a very lovely Christmas Card. Your elements add dimension and texture and your image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card and thanks for sharing at LTSCB with our ATG challenge.
Aunty Sue DT