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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps New Year Celebration

Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group there is a New Year Celebration.

There is a free digital stamp up for grabs called "New Year Celebration".

Pop on over to the Facebook Group to find out all of the details.

There is also a New Year Coupon Code to use in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store to get a massive 25% off all digital stamps (please note:  original artwork not included in this offer).

The code that you need to use is:  Happy2016

This offer ends on 5 January 2016.

Pop on over to the Etsy Store to grab some bargains.
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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Releases

Today sees the arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store of some new images.  
This is a set of 4 Love Fairy images and you will get One and Only Heart, Red Hearts, Purple Hearts and Fading Love.  The set of 4 stamps are available at a cost of £8.30.

Perfect for any occasion especially Valentine's Day, anniversary, birthdays or whenever you want to show someone some love that you care about them.
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Tuesday, 29 December 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 December 2015 is "A Birthday Card".
As from March 2015 we have a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  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 and Samantha).
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.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Some Special Christmas Cards

Here are some of my last Christmas cards for 2015.
 I do like a wide variety of cards for Christmas but my favourite have to be ones that depict the true meaning of Christmas.  In all that goes on in preparation/during Christmas sometimes this can easily be forgotten.

My first card has been made using my Debbi Moore Nativity CD.  I have use a design sheet, backing papers and inserts.  The sentiments are also from the CD.

The card has been finished off with some lace, ribbon, pearls and button.
The second card has been made using the Debbi Moore Santa Claus II CD.  As soon as I saw this Santa I had to have the CD.  Isn't he lovely and so friendly looking.

I have used backing papers from a Debbi Moore magazine.  The decoupage and sentiment is from the CD.

I have finished off the card with a ticket sentiment and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist of add some pearls
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Favourite Papertake Weekly challenge (1 December 2015 - anything goes)
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
  
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Debbys' Five Favourite Christmas Cards

A yearly tradition is from Debby to make us pick our FIVE favourite Christmas cards.

Debby says it is fine to show Christmas projects for those that don't make cards.

Picking five is a struggle as I like so many but five Christmas projects are as follows:
A card made with a Ching-Chou Kuik image and the theme of red, green and gold.
  
In 2015 I got into bookfolding and as soon as I saw the Christmas Peerless Design Cd I knew I had to have it to make this reindeer.  The pictures show the front of the book and both sides.
Here is a card made with an image from Sweet Pea Stamps but sadly they have closed now.
Here is a CAS card using a Delicious Doodles image.
 My favourite card of all shows the full meaning of Christmas.  It is made using a Debbi Moore Nativity CD.

What will be your top FIVE Christmas cards for 2015?
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2 Crafty Girls Challenge - 24 December 2015 - Winter Blues

It is time for another challenge over at the 2 Crafty Girls Challenge Blog.

The challenge for this fortnight is "winter blues".
For our challenge the sponsor is PPinkydolls.
For my card I have used the PPinkydolls image called "Winter Walk".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added some Stickles glitter glue and chalked the background.

Some of the backing papers and the sentiment are from Tracy Wray.  On some plain white card I have used three different snowflakes stamps and Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky, Broken China and Faded Jeans distress ink.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut snowflakes which I have added Stickles glitter glue to, die-cut buttons and a ribbon bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Spellbinding Stamps - Any winter holiday
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Anything Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, sparkly Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Snowflakes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Snow and sparkle
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Favourite Papertake Weekly challenge (25 August 2015 challenge - Take your pick - product theme - buttons)
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Make it sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Winter time
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Art by Miran Design Team Call

Over at the Art by Miran Challenge Blog there are details of the Art by Miran Design Team Call.
Here is a card that I had made using an image called "Coventina".  I have used a Art by Miran rubber stamp but I love to use digital stamps as well.  When I use rubber stamps I can colour with watercolours (like this card) but with digital stamps I mainly colour with alcohol pens.

I would LOVE to be considered for the Art by Miran Design Team.  These images are amazing and I would love to have a chance to work with them and help promote them around Blogland and on Facebook.

A little bit about me.  I am a wife of 24 years.  I have two children aged 19 and 23.  I got into cardmaking about 8 years ago and I make all my cards to sell to raise funds for different charities.  I mainly make cards but have done scrapbook pages and this year I have progressed more into Mixed Media and Pocket Letters.

I love to use digital images as they can be printed out at any size to work with the project being made.  I also use a lot of digital papers as well and therefore would be willing to use any that are provided by Tracy Wray in my projects as she makes gorgeous papers for the Facebook Group.

I am on a few Design Teams and love working with different images and being part of some lovely friendly Design Teams.  I give my work on Design Teams 100% commitment and have never missed deadlines as I like to work ahead of schedule.  I am also used to using Facebook as well for Design Team commitments.

I would love to be considered for a role with the Art by Miran Design Teams and thank you for considering me.

I can be contacted via e-mail HERE.

Here are some creations I have made to show a wide range of crafting designs:
    
  
   
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Tuesday, 22 December 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 December 2015 is "A Birthday Card".
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.