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Monday 21 December 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 21 December 2015

It is 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 birthday card".
 A friend earlier in the year sent me a "Pocket Letter".  I'd not heard of these and how do a little research about them.  Pocket Letters were an idea of Janette Lane and it has taken off worldwide.  Why not visit her blog here and have a look.
 For this weeks' inspiration post I am showing you my very first Pocket Letter.  
I started off with cutting 9 pieces of watercolour card to 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches.  I then used a red Pan Pastel, an oxide green Pan Pastel, the blender Pan Pastel and the Coarse Medium Pan Pastel to make the backdrop for the images and stamped images/sentiments.

I have used four different Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps - Aurora Woods, Christmas Venice Night, Winter Warmth and Gentleness.  I have coloured all the images with my Promarkers and added highlights of Stickles glitter glue.

Behind the back of all the digital stamp images, stamped images and sentiments are all little goodies for the recipient including a handwritten letter by me.

I am entering this Pocket Letter Christmas creation into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Stars (star on the Christmas tree at the bottom)
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas colours and why (I don't mind seeing different colours at Christmas but I prefer the more traditional colours of red, green and gold as they are more festive and remind me of trees, holly, baubles and a gold star above Bethlehem)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Merry Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Anything Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, sparkly Christmas
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
The above photo shows them in their pocket wallet just before posting.
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Chana Malkah said...

I still do not understand pocket letters, but your composition is very nice. The images have been beautifully colored and you have chosen lovely sentiments. Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Jackie said...

The Pocket Letter is beautiful!! Lucky person who receives it♥

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful work thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Brenda said...

Hi Kym, I've not heard of a pocket letter either...guess I'll have to check it out. Yours looks so fun. I love all the little mini works of art! Thanks so much for playing along with us at As You Like It Challenge!

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Hi Kym this is so beautiful, love the pocket letter idea will need to try it. You have coloured the images beautifully.
Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge this week at Digi Choosday.
Good luck
Fiona GDT x

Sheryl said...

The way this has been crafted is beautiful. I would like to try this technique once I've got it into my head lol. Great to have you stopping by at 613 Avenue Create, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Chris said...

Such a lovely idea and you've created a work of art! The images are gorgeous and beautifully coloured. The recipient will b e delighted! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Merry Christmas

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Wow, stunning project. Love it. thanks for joining us at BSC.

DT Brown Sugar Challenge

Unknown said...

Pocket letters are a great way to use lots of great images and sentiments! It looks terrific and I'm sure it will be well received. Thanks for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles, Jackie x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a wonderful pocket letter. Such great colours and images. So sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.
Lynn, ID Creative Team Member

Lisbeth said...

super cute card
thanks to participate at CHHC2
hugs Lisbeth

Mojca said...

Oh this looks so very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! Mojca

What I Created Next said...

That is an absolutely wonderful pocket letter with such attention to detail. Love how you've used Pan Pastels to colour them up. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes challenge (DT)

Claire said...

Gorgeous pocket letter Kym, beautifully coloured images and lovely background too! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
Claire xx

Margaret said...

Don't know what a pocket letter is. I do know that this is a beautiful creation. Well colored and great design. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Lynda said...

Such a beautiful idea, I love the images used and the colour choice is so pretty x Thankyou for joining us over at Di's Digi's for our 'Anything Christmas' challenge. I hope you join us again Lynda DT xx

Sherry said...

Gorgeous pocket letter Thanxx for playing with us this week at lil patch of crafty friends .
Sherry@ lpocf DT

Jo Ann said...

What a wonderful project and one that shows how much work you have invested into it. It's all worth it! So delighted you blessed us with your project during our two-week Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week's Challenge is still ongoing and I hope you’ll join us again. Leaving you with God’s Word in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 which says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:” Have an awesome New Year!


Julie Odil said...

Oh my, you went to so much work on this! All these images are wonderful! Thanks for joining our ATG challenge this time at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member