Followers

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog

Jade has recently taken over the role of the owner of the 2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog.
I am delighted to say that I am one of the new Design Team Members.

The Blog Owner and Design Team Members are as follows:

Jade (Blog Owner)
Mary 
and myself, Kym.

Challenges run every fortnight and the first challenge with the new Design Team will start on Thursday 10 December 2015.

Make sure you pop back then and take a look at the challenge and the Design Team Members' creations.
Follow on Bloglovin

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Releases/Special Introductory Price and Thanksgiving Sale

There have been two new releases to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The first image is called "Snowflake Dollie" and the second image is called "Poinsettia Angel Dollie" 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 $5.20 (normal price $7.20) and they are available at this special price up to the end of 30 November 2015.

In celebration of Thanksgiving, if you pop on over to the Etsy Store and place an order of $12 or more and you use the code THANKYOU30 you will get an amazing 30% off your order.  

Please note that this offer is for digital stamps ONLY and not original artwork.  

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store and grab some bargains.  This offer runs out 30 November 2015.
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 November 2015 is "Christmas".
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).
Ching-Chou Kuik is now a proud sponsor over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.

Why not pop on over and take a look.
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.

Peace on Earth

Here is a card that I have made using one of the newer Ching-Chouk Kuik images called "Polar Snow".  Isn't it a beautiful image?  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, chalked the background, used my quickie glue pen and some silver glitter to highlight various areas and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans distress ink.

The backing papers are from a Debbi Moore magazine.

I have finished the card off with lace, ribbon, flowers, sequins and sentiment off a CD.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Christmas
Whimsy Stamps - Holidays
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Add a sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Shades of blue
Graph'it - Christmas
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Christmas without red/green
Polkadoodles - White and one other colour (blue for me)
Spellbinding Stamps - Use a digital element (digital image)
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Things with wings
Di's Digi Designs - Cute and cuddly
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything goes
Quirky Crafts - Anything Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Everything goes
Eureka Stamps - Angels
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of pearls
Incy Wincy - Tic-tac-toe (middle vertical column of flowers, free and girly)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is coming (image coloured in with my Promarkers)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (I have chosen the technique theme of "glitter it up")
Follow on Bloglovin

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Gruffies and Guest Challenge Blog - November 2015 - Anything goes or the option of RED OR GREEN OR BOTH

 Today it is time for me to show you another card for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.

 The topic for October 2015 is "anything goes with the option of red or green or both".

Don't forget you do have the option of anything goes plus if you do use the optional theme (this month it is "red or green or both") you will get 2 chances in the prize draw.

Don't forget to enter the challenge you MUST use a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies image.
This month we are very lucky to have our sponsor, Di's Digi Stamps.  The lucky winner will get a $10 voucher to spend in their store.
For my card I have gone for the colour scheme of red and green.  I have used one of my favourite Joanna Sheen House Mouse images that I had in a decoupage set some years ago.  It's now time to stop looking at it and make it into a card.  Is anyone else like me and needs to keep some images to look at for a long while before using?

The backing paper I printed off from a CD last year and unfortunately didn't write on the back where it came from so I apologise for not linking to the company.

I have made the decoupage up using 1mm pads.  It's sad that we have to make things so low but when it comes to the cost of posting cards we have to go thin and have the cards with more frills for those that can be hand delivered.

I have finished the card off with some red with a gold edge ribbon, sentiments off the decoupage sheet, a wooden heart coloured in with a red Graph'it pen and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Plaid or anything goes House Mouse
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Critters large and small
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Christmas
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Light it up (hope the fire is OK)
As You Like It - Favourite season and why (Winter - not because of the weather as I struggle in the cold but for the fact this is when we have Christmas - it is a time to remember the religious reasons why we have Christmas and for spending time with family and friends)
Craft Rocket - Add a sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

Friday, 20 November 2015

Season's Greetings

For my Christmas card I have used a Ching-Chou Kuik new release called "Lily in Christmas".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added Stickles glitter glue to areas, added chalks for the background and edged the image with Tim Holtz's Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress ink.  As you can see I didn't keep the image as lilies but in fact made them into poinsettias.

The backing papers are from a Debbi Moore magazine.

I have finished the card off with various Marianne Designs die-cuts (Anja border (LR0300), holly (LR0244) and square decorative shape (LR0234)), satin ribbon, sentiment, die-cut flower, pearl and Nuvo drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Red and green must be seen
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of layers
Marianne Design Divas - Use at least 2 Marianne Design dies
Glitter n Sparkle - Add a die-cut/punched shape
The Ribbon Girl - Any image challenge
Come and Get It - Winter holiday
Eureka Stamps - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Christmas
Whimsy Stamps - Holidays
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Traditional Christmas
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Light it up
As You Like It - Favourite season and why (Winter - not because of the weather as I struggle in the cold but for the fact this is when we have Christmas - it is a time to remember the religious reasons why we have Christmas and for spending time with family and friends)
Craft Rocket - Add a sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it - Christmas
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Follow on Bloglovin

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Releases and Special Introductory Price and Special Offer

There have been two new releases to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The first image is called "Sweet Snuggling" and the second image is called "Peace for Everyone" 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 25 November 2015.

Also if you pop on over to the Etsy Store and place an order of $11 or more and you use the code NOV25 you will get an amazing 25% off your order.  

Please note that this offer is for digital stamps ONLY and not original artwork.  

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store and grab some bargains.  This offer runs out 25 November 2015.
Follow on Bloglovin

Tuesday, 17 November 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 November 2015 is "Christmas".
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).
Ching-Chou Kuik is now a proud sponsor over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.

Why not pop on over and take a look.
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.

Nativity Bookfolding Project

 Here is my next creation using my Peerless Designs Christmas Bookfolding CD.  
 This time I have gone for a more traditional bookfolding project of the nativity scene.
 I have inked the edges of the image with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink.
The toppers and backing papers I have used are from my Debbi Moore Nativity CD.

I have finished this bookfolding project off with some ribbon, washi tape and sentiments off the Nativity CD.

I am entering this bookfolding project into the following challenges: 

The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything goes/winter birthday
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
CRAFT - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - T for tis the season
Sparkles Monthly - Anything but a card
ABC Christmas - W for wild thing (donkey)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Follow on Bloglovin