Followers

Friday, 30 October 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Releases and Special Introductory Price and 30% Off Images in the Etsy Store

There have been two new releases to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The first image is called "Red Poppies" and the second image is called "Steampunk Dragonfly" and they are available in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store at a Special Introductory Price as a two stamp set.  The cost of both images is $5.70 (normal price $8) and they are available at this special price up to the end of 6 November 2015.

Also there is a Halloween Week-end Special Offer

If you use the code "HALLOWEEN30" when you spend a minimum of $10 you will get a massive 30% offer (this does not include original artwork - just digital stamps).

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store to grab the special offer stamp set or the 30% discount before the end of 1 November 2015.
Follow on Bloglovin

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Happy Birthday to a Very Special Nephew

Here is a card I have made using my Peerless Designs "Cuddle Upz Vol 1 CD" and I chose the faces of these gorgeous ostriches.  For my card I have used an insert, topper sheet and backing paper from the CD.

I have finished the card off quite simply with a sentiment off the computer, some gorgeous velour ribbon I got for my birthday and some buttons.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CRAFT - Black, white and one other colour (I have used blue)
As You Like It - Favourite - brights or pastels and why (I have chosen to use brights as they tend to be my favourites as I think they make cards/creations more cheerful)
Aud Sentiments - Birthday sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of birthdays
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Birds of a feather
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Photo inspiration
Follow on Bloglovin

Tuesday, 27 October 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 October 2015 is "Halloween/something spooky".
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, Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, 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 HERE.

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, Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Bonnie, Ann-Marie, Laura, Samantha and Sande).
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

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

Rudolph Bookfolding

 A friend bought me the Peerless Designs Christmas Bookfolding CD.  I liked a lot of the images you could do with this bookfolding CD but Rudolph was my favourite so he had to be done first!!

I suffer with problems with my eyes.  It's not that my vision is bad.  It is just that my muscles in my eyes don't move around as they should so I struggle with small writing so as this CD has the image you print out and you just mark the areas for each numbers it is perfect for me.  I did though sometimes get "lost" on where my next number was but I used a magnifier and quickly was on my way.  I found this a lot easier than measuring with a ruler.

I also have problems with nerve damage in my hands and therefore I have trouble feeling things.  Sarah Hallam on Create and Craft gave a tip from a fellow crafter to use card to print out the image.  I tried this but still struggled to feel the edge of the card on the edge of the page of the book.  I had an idea and laid 4 rows of sticky tape along the top edge and it worked a treat and I whizzed through the bookfolding.

I used a Spectrum Noir pen to ink the edges to highlight Rudolph.  I then held together all the pages of his nose together (cruel I know!!) and then brushed over some red glitter glue.  I let go of the pages so that they could dry and this work perfectly to give him a sparkly nose.
 I painted the inside and outside of the book and spine with two layers of white gesso.  For the front, back and inside of the book I have used backing papers and design sheets from the Debbi Moore "Cutie Claus and Friends CD".
The book has been finished off with some washi tape, ribbon, doily and die-cut poinsettia.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Add sparkle, bling or glitter (glitter glue used on Rudolph's nose)
Simon Says Challenge - Wrap it up
Crafty Gals Challenge - Ribbons and/or flourishes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of birthdays
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

Monday, 26 October 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group - Spooky Mini Challenge

Over on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group there is a "Spooky" Mini Challenge this week.  Why not pop on over and take a look.
I have taken part and made a card for the challenge.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Spooky Blue".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have added Tim Holtz's Dusty Concord and Black Soot to the edge of the image.

The papers I have used are from Bearlymine and also some from Tracy Wray who gave some Halloween papers away as freebies on the Art by Miran Facebook Group.

I Have finished off the card with some die-cut borders (which were a freebie in the recent Crafters' Companion Inspiration Magazine), black lace, pearls, die-cut flowers and buttons.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Happy Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Spooky
The Stamping Boutique - Halloween
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Halloween
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Halloween
Sweet Stampin - Halloween
Allsorts - Orange/purple/black - all or any two (I have used purple and black)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist to use some subway art
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes Halloween
Pile it On - Cute and/or spooky
Crafty Boots - Autumn and Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of birthdays
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 1 - Anything goes

It is time for another challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Group.  If you enter Part 1 of the challenge you get a free image to use for the second part of the challenge.  You can still enter Part 2 without entering Part 1 but you would need to purchase the image that everyone is using from Sweet Pea Stamps.
For my Halloween card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Conie Fong called "Priscilla".  She is available as a digital stamp and a rubber stamp.  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and fussy cut around the edge.

For the trees background I used a Memory Box stencil called "Garden Birch Trees".  I secured the stencil and then used Dutch Doobadoo stencil paste through it, took the stencil off, sprinkled over some black glitter and left to dry.

The backing papers and card are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some buttons, twin, scrunched up bat ribbon, sentiment from the computer, Tim Holtz Bigz die-cut flower (6 layers cut from a book and coloured with Tim Holtz's Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot distress ink and held together with a brad) and some Martha Stewart punched out bats.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 1 - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Halloween sentiment
Moving Along with the Times - Halloween
Polkadoodles - Use a die-cut
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Colour choice - orange, purple or black (I have gone for orange and black)
Simply Create Too - Halloween colours
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween (cute or spooky)
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with Halloween colours
Eureka Stamps - Halloween
Get Creative - Halloween colours
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Black and orange (I have used my Cuttlebug to cut the flower layers with my Tim Holtz Bigz die)
Passion for Promarkers - Lots of layers (I have used my Promarkers to colour my fussy cut image)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Halloween
Simon Says Challenge - Wrap it up
One Sweet Challenge - Use fall colours or All Souls Day
Crafty Gals Corner - Ribbons and/or flourishes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Trick or treat
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Have a Merry Christmas

Christmas is certainly looming and coming fast so I have made a Christmas card using my Joanna Sheen House Mouse decoupage.  I have decoupaged the image with 1mm foam pads to cut down on postage.

The backing paper is a lovely linen effect from a set a friend bought me a few years ago.

I have finished the card off with some gold edged red ribbon, sentiment off the decoupage sheet and gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Don't be blue
Creative Inspirations - CAS or fussy and fancy (fussy and fancy)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - R for ribbon
Winter Wonderland - Christmas with a ribbon
Allsorts - All sentimental
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra October Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
House Mouse and Friends - In the pink or anything goes House Mouse
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

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 October 2015 is "Halloween/something spooky".
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, Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, 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 HERE.

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, Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Bonnie, Collette, Ann-Marie, Laura, Samantha and Sande).
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 - 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

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

Monday, 19 October 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 19 October 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 "Halloween/something spooky".
For my halloween inspired card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Blue Pumpkin".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used were from Bearlymine Designs and the orange tree backing paper was a freebie from Tracy Wray that was shared on the Art by Miran Facebook Group.

I have finished the card off with some wide black lace, tissue paper flowers, sentiment off the computer and 2 bats and 2 ghosts stamped from a Clearly Besotted Stamp set called "Fright Night" with some googly eyes added.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Use a die-cut
Simply Create Too - Halloween colours
Graph'it - Christmas/Autumn colours
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Colour choice - orange, purple or black (I have gone for orange and black)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween (cute or spooky)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or optional twist to create your own challenge
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Halloween or make a card for October
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Halloween
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with Halloween colours
Eureka Stamps - Halloween
Get Creative - Halloween colours
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Special Offer on New Releases in the Etsy Store until 26 October 2015

There have been two new releases to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The first image is called "Poppies in the Wind" and the second image is called "Christmas Candle" and they are available in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store at a Special Introductory Price as a two stamp set.  The cost of both images is $5.70 (normal price $8) and they are available at this special price up to the end of  26 October 2015.
Follow on Bloglovin