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Friday, 8 January 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Friday 8 January 2016

Due to a Design Team member leaving I am now posting my inspiration posts on a Friday for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.  It's going to take me a long while getting used to as I was panicking on Monday when my project wasn't showing on the blog and then I realised I now post on a Friday!!

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "Use something new".
For my "Happy New Year" card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Let's go party".  I have added Stickles glitter glue to the wings and moon.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and dotted around the image with yellow, pink, blue and green.  It took a very long time to build up the colour but well worth it in the end.

I have used a piece of paper from The Works.

I have die-cut two different clocks and added a stamped sentiment to the larger one.  I have die-cut some flowers and used a new stamp by Finnabair and it is distressed so I used my Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky to stamp it onto the flower layers, scrunched them up, edged with a chalk ink pad and added some buttons.

I have finished the card off with two Marianne Designs die-cuts and ribbon.

So what is "something new"?  That has to be my new distressed stamp, the new chalk ink pad and I recently won a challenge sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and in the order they added some new "Happy New Year 2016" ribbon as a freebie.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Girlie
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of the winter blues
Love to Scrap - New beginnings (New Year, new distressed stamp and new chalk ink pad)
Crafty Boots - Something old, something new (old is the buttons that I must have had 5+ years and new is New Year, new stamp and new ink pad)
Crafty Musketeers - New beginnings (New Year)
Whoopsi Daisy - New to you!  (New Year, new stamp and new ink pad)
Quirky Crafts - Let's quirky celebrate (New Year)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Use the word "new"
Creative Inspirations - Florals
Double D Challenge - Forget me not
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Something new (stamp and inkpad)
Inky Impressions - All things new (stamp and inkpad)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of new beginnings
The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or dies
Ruby's Rainbow - Show us something new (stamp and inkpad)
Fab n Funky - Something new (stamp and inkpad)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Hey what's new? (stamp and inkpad)
Cardz 4 Galz - Something new (stamp and inkpad)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Flowers (I have made two stamped/die-cut flowers)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Mixed Media Challenge - Blue
Craft Rocket - Happy anything
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Graph'it - Winter blues
Simply Create Too - It's party time!
Spellbinding Stamps - New to you (stamp and inkpad)
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Annette Stapylton said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love it. Happy New Year too :)
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Don't forget, we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all winners from each and every category from these monthly Challenges in March 2016.
Hope you keep entering each month.
Annette DT Leader

Chana Harris said...

Great Job! Pink and blue are always pretty together. As always, your image is nicely colored and presented. Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

This is just gorgeous and such fab image. I love the embellies and colors you used Kym. Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Join us again next week and happy creating :)
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}


Gorgeous and beautiful card Kym
Dianne xx :)

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Kym, belated happy new year to you and thanks for joining in our new challenge at Double D Challenges with your delightful card. , good luck in the draw. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Diane said...

Fabulous card with lots of pretty details!! Thank you for joining us for our Forget Me Not challenge at the Double D...hope you will visit often!
Diane DD DT

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! Love that image and the way you colored it! Great New Year card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

Wynn Walton said...

I love all your blue tones in this creation. A fab card. Thank you for joining us at OLL challenges Wynn DT

Babs said...

Such a beautiful card, love all your trimmings , thank you so much for sharing this with us, hope to see you next time
Hugs Babs DT Cardz4galz x

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Great colouring, I'm sure doing all those dots took forever but they look fab! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very beautiful! I love the image and the embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us over Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia.

Patricia Alvarez said...

Me again. I still think that your card is really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia.

Jac said...

A beautiful card Kym, lots of fabulous details and gorgeous image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Linby said...

A fab card and just right for our Girlie challenge at OLL.
Thanks for taking part.
Lynn x

cass said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely make on your card...Thanks for sharing it with Craft Rocket Challenge

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Spellbinding Stamps!!!

Michelle said...

This is such a great card. Lovely colours and image.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Lisette Baker said...

Lovely card. Great image and I love what you have done with the background.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Di said...

Brilliant! And perfect for our challenge too.


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, the dotting does take a while, but it turned out great. Love how you added the clocks to this. Pretty details all over. Thanks for sharing in our Double D Forget Me Not Challenge!

Michelle said...

Lovely card and apt for the time of year, and our first ever challenge - blue at More Mixed Media Challenge. Michelle, DT xx

Helen said...

This is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.
Hugs Helen P X

Tina Goodwin said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

Claudia Rogier said...


Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at BSC.

DT Brown Sugar challenge

lulucreazioniartistiche said...

Very pretty card Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Lulu'
The Paper Shelter DT

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Anjie said...

Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Winter Blues challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

Basslady said...

a fabulous card!

thanks a lot for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Teresa Kline said...

hello Kym! an adorable card, so many amazing details! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

sparkle & shine. kindness *~*
paperie blooms

Pat K said...

Lovely New Year card Kym..gorgeous image and detail. Thank you for playing along with us at TPS. hugs, Pat K x

Kelly Patricia said...

Great card. Clearly alot of work has gone into making sure all the elements match. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Michelle Windsor said...

This creation is beautiful thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT

Donna said...

This is so pretty, Kym! Love all the elements on this card. Thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge this month.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Happy New Year Kym. Fab card, lots of lovely elements, there is so much going on - rather like a New Year party!

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Hi Kym, you did a great job with the mixed media theme something blue. I love the image, as you well know! Thank you for joining our challenge this month. We hope to see you next time! Big hugs, Sylvia, DT-member

Danielle said...

Lovely card with such pretty elements! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Party Time" theme!
Hugs, Danielle

Natalie Z said...

Hi, This is stunning! Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Thanks so much for joining our 1st January 2016 "World Wide Open Design Team" Challenge. We hope to see you again next month and good luck!
Hugs, DT Natalie Z.


FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Great New Year card with the little bling. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Fabulous image and lovely New Year card. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls for our first challenge of the New Year. We're so glad you did. Come back again soon! Big hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Maritza Rios said...

Lovely Project!. Thank you for joining us at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Maritza DT

Melanie Smith said...

Wonderful project! Thank you for participating over at the www.polkadoodles.blogspot.com anything goes challenge :-) Melanie (DT)

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our first challenge at More Mixed Media, our ‘blue’ theme and also for my Patterned Paper January challenge – hope to see you again soon x

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card Kym and love the image and colours you have used..Thank you for joining us over at More Mixed Media Challenge for our very first challenge and hope you would like to join us again...Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx DT

Claire said...

Fab card Kym, love that image its a stunner! Thanks so much for joining our Winter Blues challenge over at https://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous creation Kym. Love all the embellishments. Your coloring is perfect.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT


Aurora Aurelia said...

Beautiful.. love all embellishments.. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #25.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw *wink* :D


Gale said...

Gorgeous card Kym. Love the image and your freebie 2016 New Year ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

Helen said...

Beautiful card, Kym - love all the details you've added,

Thanks for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz

Helen N x

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Spellbinding stamps!

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

Vannessa said...

Love the colours you used on this one Kym. Perfect image for new year too!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Kelly Patricia said...

Lovely card, great design content and love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Craftdee said...

Great card, perfect for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Thanks for sharing it with us, hope you can join in our next challenge starting soon too Donna ☺