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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog - 31 March 2016 - Anything goes

It is time for another challenge over at the Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Challenge Blog.  This fortnight the topic is an easy one for you of "anything goes".
Our sponsor this fortnight will be Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  The winner will get to pick two images of their choice from Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store as their prize.  Now who wouldn't want to win that???
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "The Wild Princess".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Nuvo Crystal Drops and Stickles glitter glue.

The backing papers I have used are from Summertime Designs.

I have finished the card off with some lace, ribbon, stamped sentiment, die-cut flowers and card candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Spring colours
Tuesday Throwdown - Add lace
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
A Beautiful Mess - Always anything goes
My Time to Craft - Girlie
Di's Digi Designs - For the girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with no twist
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes with the option of a sketch
Simon Says - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of inspired by a song
Crafting for all Seasons - Die-cuts/punches
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/Springtime
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Julia Spiri - Anything goes/film, song, book
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Create a project with a birthday sentiment or the number 6 (congratulations to all those involved with the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog on your 6th birthday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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 HERE.
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 March 2016 is "Easter/Spring colours".
We now have a Guest Designer each 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 Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 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 (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.
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Friday, 25 March 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Friday 25 March 2016

Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.  The week the Design Team have been given the topic of "anything goes".

Before I do I'd like to remind you that our challenge this month is "Easter/Spring colours".
Here is another Pocket Letter I have made with a bright and cheery Spring-like feel.  If you haven't seen these before pop on over to Janette Lane's Blog for more information - looking there is at your own risk as the making of Pocket Letters is rather addictive!!!!

For my Pocket Letter I have used three images:  Hello Magnolia, Meet Dragonfly and Sweet and Fragrant.  I have coloured the images in with Spectrum Noir pens and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky distress ink.

For the background of the pocket letters I have used scraps of paper and tore and did like paper mache onto a piece of card.  I then had some yellow acrylic paint and painted over the top.  I used various stamps to add some feeling of texture.  Some of the pieces I have used a stencil and Dutch Doobadoo texture paste through and inked over the top.

I stamped some butterflies onto acetate and heat embossed with white embossing power.  I have finished these pocket letters off with gem flowers, Nuvo crystal pearls. die-cut flowers, die-cut dragonflies/butterflies, die-cut leaves coloured with chalks, stamped various sentiments and I have used some Stampboard and coloured with paint, stamped and scratched on it for texture.

Behind the Pocket Letter is lots of little goodies for the recipient!!

I am entering this Pocket Letter into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to use a bird
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes mixed media
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - A touch of Spring
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter or Spring
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Flowers
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
CRAFT - Add some bling
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
A Beautiful Mess - Always anything goes
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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Releases

Today sees the arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store of some new images:
Here is a new set of 4 images in the "Little Red" series.  They are available in the Etsy Store for c£4.36 depending on the currency rate.
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Releases

Today sees the arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store of some new images:
Here is a new set of 2 images.  In the set you will get "Flow Followers" and "Red Rose Tattoo".  They are available in the Etsy Store for c£4.92 depending on currency rate at the special introductory price until 28 March 2016.

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Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group - Mini Challenge - Make a tag using 2 colouring mediums

 Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group there is a Mini Challenge.

To take part in the challenge you have to:

*  use a Ching-Chou Kuik image
*  make a tag
*  use 2 different colouring mediums eg copics, pencils, paints etc.

Although I am not on the Facebook Design Team I am playing along as well. 
For my tag I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "The Dragonfly" (The Dragonfly comes in a set of 4 images and the other 3 are called The Koi, The Seahorse and The Moth).

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.  I have highlighted the flowers and dragonflies with my Spectrum Noir pencils.  I have added my Wink of Stella clear pen to the dragonfly wings and my white Posca pen to various areas of the image.

The blue backing paper I used to die-cut was from a set by Tracy Wray who designed this set for followers of the Art by Miran Facebook Group.

I have finished the tag off with some lace, die-cut dragonfly which I have decoupaged, some rolled paper rose, organza ribbon and a gorgeous brad from a friend.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Opulent
The Ribbon Girl - Any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to use a bird
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with embossing
Crafty Sentiments - Any shape challenge
Digi Choosday - Flower frenzy
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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 HERE.
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 March 2016 is "Easter/Spring colours".
We now have a Guest Designer each 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 Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 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 (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.
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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Gruffies and Guest Challenge Blog - March 2016 - Anything goes or the option of "flowers"

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

 The topic for March 2016 is "anything goes with the option of flowers".

As mentioned last month there are going to be no sponsors for the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  Instead members of the Design Team will be offering prizes.
Lesley is sponsoring March's challenge and her prize will be a a rubber stamp and butterfly embellishments.  Now who wouldn't want to win that?
 I have made a card for a special aunt and also decorated a box as well as it was going to be hand delivered.  I have used this sunflower image from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD as it is one of my favourites.  I printed off two of the design sheets so I could use the images to decoupage as well as to decorate the box.  I have used the gorgeous muted sunflowers backing paper from the CD as well.

I have finished the card off with some ribbons, die-cut sentiment, button, lace, gems and a gorgeous sunflower that I made myself.
I have finished the decorated box off with some gorgeous wood and cork backing papers that I got for Christmas, gems, sentiment off the design sheet from the CD and ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with the optional twist of Easter
House Mouse and Friends - Pastels or anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Flowers
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafty Time - Birthdays
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper March Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Cute and cuddly
Crafty Gals Corner - Show me some green
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - The earth laughs in flowers
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Spring has sprung
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a charm
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Nature
Cardz for Galz - Cute and cuddly
Moving Along with the Times - In the garden
Crafty Ribbons - Green with ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
  
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