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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Delicious Doodles Challenge is back with a Blog Hop

 Today is a happy day for Teri and all the Design Team members of Delicious Doodles as we are back.  The Delicious Doodles Store shut at the end of December 2014 due to the new EU ruling on VAT that came in on 1 January 2015.  
Thankfully Teri has managed to set up a Delicious Doodles Etsy Shop where her images can be purchased and this means the Delicious Doodles Challenge is up-and-running.

The challenge will run on a monthly basis and the first challenge topic is "anything goes".

To celebrate the re-starting of the Challenge Blog we are having a Blog Hop but you MUST enter the challenge in order to be in with a chance of winning the prize of the Blog Hop.

What is a Blog Hop?  
You will see a list below and you will work your way through the list visiting the Design Team members and commenting on their card/creation and then you move onto the next person on the list.  

Here is the order of the Blog Hop:


The prize for the winning comment from the Blog Hop will win an amazing 6 images of their choice from the Delicious Doodles images from the Etsy Store.

Now who wouldn't want to win that?  There are run-of-the-mill images but then there are those "on the darker side" images so plenty for all tastes and ages.

If you are looking at my card (Kym Upshaw) you will have visited the blog of Lozzy Tickner.
 For my card I have used the Delicious Doodles image called "Beautiful Blossom".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted the centres of the flowers with Tim Holtz's Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles.

I decided to go for a bright and cheery colour scheme of orange, yellow and green and I have used backing papers from Summertime Designs.

I have finished the card off with a butterfly edge die-cut (I love this die and it cuts like a dream through my Cuttlebug), die-cut butterfly coloured over with chalks, die-cut sentiment, flowers, gems, ribbon, doily and a button.

Thank you for taking part in the Delicious Doodles Blog Hop.

Now you have visited my blog the next blog for you to visit is that of Avril Watson.
I am entering this card into the following challenges: 
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the ladies
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Incy Wincy - All or nothing
The Crazy Challenge - Use ribbon or lace
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Come fly with me
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Bling it on
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist to add texture (flowers and ribbon)
Crafty Creations - All creatures great and small
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Ribbon or lace
Creative Moments - Anything goes/inside out
Ruby's Rainbow - May blossoms and butterflies
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Here is a weekly reminder to tell you that Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps are available from her Etsy Store.  You will see a wonderful array of beautiful images for all occasions and there will be more added on a weekly basis so remember to go and have a look.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store can be found at:

There is an Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog.  Here you will find a challenge topic for each month.  
There will be a Monthly Blog Challenge Winner who will get to pick two digital images as their prize from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  This winner will be picked by Random.org.
There is also a Monthly "Artist's Choice Award" and this means that anyone that has entered the Monthly Blog Challenge using an image from Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store will be in with a chance of winning 5 digital images of their choice award.  This winner will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

The Monthly Blog Challenge Topic for May 2015 is "Lovely Lace".
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer please put “GDT” after your name.  You will be contacted ASAP if you are successful.  If you don’t get in the first time make sure you keep trying!!

Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) each day there will be a card/creation showcased that a crafter has entered into the monthly blog challenge or shared on the Facebook Group or entered into the monthly Facebook Challenge.
If you would like to have a look at these images made into cards why don't you join the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  This Group can be found at:

Here you will also find details of the monthly challenge they have. Anyone can also post cards/creations on here that they have made from Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps and you will see creations made by the Monthly Challenge Blog Design Team (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda and Helen).
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils Class 

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.

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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store May Sale

Just to let you know that there is a May Sale over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.

If you spend a minimum of $7 and use the code "MAY27" you will get an AMAZING 27% off your order.

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store to grab some bargains.

The offer ends on 31 May 2015.
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Monday, 25 May 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store New Release

There has been a new release in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This image is called "Time will tell".

The Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps and Inspiration Blog Monthly Challenge is still on-going.

You just have TWO DAYS left to enter this month's challenge of "lovely lace".  
The challenge is still on-going on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Things are a little different for the Facebook Challenge this month as Ching-Chou Kuik is giving away a free image called "Carnation Love" which needs to be used for the challenge.

The topic for the challenge is "flowers in bloom".

You are allowed 2 entries into the challenge.  This challenge closes on Sunday 31 May 2015 at EDT US.
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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group May Challenge - Flowers in bloom

Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group the challenge for May 2015 was "flowers in bloom" and you had to use the free image provided by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Carnation Love".
For my seaside inspired card I have used the free image "Carnation Love" and coloured the image in with my Promarkers and then fussy cut the image.

I have used a sea/sky backing paper from my Joanna Sheen Faye Whittaker CD.  I tore some card and then chalked over to represent mounds of sand.

I then die-cut various shells, seagulls and foliage and again chalked over these with a yellow and beige chalk.  The flowers I made by printing off some papers from Summertime Designs back-to-back so that when I used a rose flower die from the recent Simply Cards and Papercrafting CD I had colours both sides.  Personally I don't like to see on cards flowers that have been made with white undersides so I make sure I print back-to-back or colour/stamp on the other side.

I have then finished the card off with some real tiny shells and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group May 2015 Challenge - Flowers in bloom
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Flora and fauna
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes birthday
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to make it girly
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Allsorts - Happy birthday
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or create your own challenge - well I have managed to create my own challenge as follows - image (stamped or digital), die-cut, embossing wet or dry (embossed the shells, seagulls, foliage and mount for stamped sentiment), flowers and square card.
Glitter n Sparkle - One for the ladies
Come and Get It - Tic-tac-toe - I have gone for the diagonal line of die-cut, sentiment and flowers
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Incy Wincy - All or nothing - definitely "all" for me!!
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes - massive congratulations to those involve with The Pink Elephant as they are celebrating their 300th challenge - what a wonderful achievement!!
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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Delicious Doodles Challenges and the Etsy Store

You will see that Teri has done a post on the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog to let you all know that the challenge blog is returning very soon with a BLOG HOP.  Teri's post can be found here.

The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog can be found here.
To get hold of Teri's amazing images they can be found here.

So watch this space.

The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog will be back very very soon.
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Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration Post - May 2015

The challenge topic for Buckwell's Crafty Challenge for May is "spots or stripes or both".

Our sponsor this month is:
Challenge Sponsor
Joanne from "A Lil Digi Heaven".
For my inspiration card I have used the A Lil Digi Heaven image called "Abigale".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and coloured the background with a pink, white, blender and coarse medium Pan Pastels.

The backing papers - spots and stripes - were from my Creative Crafting World Perfect Papercrafting Companions Double CD-Rom Set and I have picked dusky rose coloured papers to match the image and have gone with a colour scheme of pink, white and kraft card.

I have finished the card off with a doily, satin ribbon, lace, die-cut sentiment, flowers and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes with optional sketch
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Cute and sentiment
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes birthday
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to make it girly
Allsorts - Happy birthday - congratulations to the Allsorts Challenge on their 6th birthday - what a wonderful achievement!!
Di's Digi Designs - 2 or more designer papers
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Tic-tac-toe - I have gone for the diagonal line of gem/pearls, sentiment and ribbon
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge Part 2

It is time for the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge Part 2.  If you took part in Part 1 you would get the image free to use for Part 2.  If you didn't take part you can always head on over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Shop and purchase the image yourself.
 
 I decided to use the free image this month that is by Sandra Caldwell and called "Steampunk Old Lady" and make it into a corner bookmark to highlight my next page to fold in my second book that I am bookfolding.
 I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink and then went around the whole backing with my gold metallic Pan Pastel to add some shimmer.
 The backing papers were scraps from the scrap box.

I have finished the corner bookmark off with a tassel, brads and flowers from my Debbi Moore Steampunk  Double CD.

I am entering this corner bookmark into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Progressive Challenge Part 2 - Anything goes using the image "Steampunk Old Lady" by Sandra Caldwell
Pile it On - Not cute
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - No sentiment - congratulations to all of those involved with the Passion for Promarkers Challenge on your 6th birthday
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Girly but no pink
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
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Happy Father's Day

Here are two Father's Day cards I have made for the boys to give to their dad.  They never ask for them.  I just make them and they just pay up some money to go towards charity - well they wouldn't go into a shop and just get a card for free!!!
 This first card is using a decoupage sheet, backing paper and matching insert from the Debbi Moore Floral Moments Decoupage CD.  This CD is perfect to use for their dad for Father's Day as he loves his garden albeit it being an elevated garden which he has terraced into beds himself.  I have finished the card off with a sentiment off the computer, tied ribbon and some pearls.
For my second card I have used a design sheet and backing paper from my recent Debbi Moore Bringing Inspiration To You Magazine Issue 25.  Our youngest son, my husband and myself love to watch to watch Formula 1 so this is a perfect card.  I have used some backing papers also from my stash.  I have finished the card off with some die-cut cogs which I have edged with a brown Pan Pastel, ribbon and some buttons.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of teacher/educator creation
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes

  
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Here is a weekly reminder to tell you that Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps are available from her Etsy Store.  You will see a wonderful array of beautiful images for all occasions and there will be more added on a weekly basis so remember to go and have a look.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store can be found at:

There is an Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog.  Here you will find a challenge topic for each month.  
There will be a Monthly Blog Challenge Winner who will get to pick two digital images as their prize from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  This winner will be picked by Random.org.
There is also a Monthly "Artist's Choice Award" and this means that anyone that has entered the Monthly Blog Challenge using an image from Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store will be in with a chance of winning 5 digital images of their choice award.  This winner will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

The Monthly Blog Challenge Topic for May 2015 is "Lovely Lace".
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer please put “GDT” after your name.  You will be contacted ASAP if you are successful.  If you don’t get in the first time make sure you keep trying!!

Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) each day there will be a card/creation showcased that a crafter has entered into the monthly blog challenge or shared on the Facebook Group or entered into the monthly Facebook Challenge.
If you would like to have a look at these images made into cards why don't you join the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  This Group can be found at:

Here you will also find details of the monthly challenge they have. Anyone can also post cards/creations on here that they have made from Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps and you will see creations made by the Monthly Challenge Blog Design Team (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda, Helen and Sylvia).
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils Class 

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.

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