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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Golden Fall" and is available for $3 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 5 September 2016.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 19 August 2016

 Here is my weekly 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 "LET'S GO NEUTRAL" ie white, cream, browns or greys.

This week the Design Team have the topic of "anything goes".
 As you can see I have made a Pocket Letter.  I love making these.

I have used the images called "Petals of Rainbow", "Enter the Woods", "Hello Magnolia" and "Come Softly".  I have coloured the images in with Promarkers and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink.

I have used various stamps for the remaining pocket letter fronts.

The two butterflies in the front are metal butterflies which I have coloured with alcohol inks and once dry I rubbed over some Stickles glitter glue.

The two butterflies at the bottom are made of acetate.  I have coloured the acetate with the same alcohol inks as the metal butterflies, then I have cut the butterflies out, added some Stickles glitter glue and adhered to the front of the pocket letter for something different.
 Here are the envelopes on the back.  They include ribbon, confetti, pearls, a rubber stamp, gems, fabric butterflies, die-cuts, sequins and the all important letter.

I am this Pocket Letter into the following challenges: 

Whoopsi Daisy - Pink and girly
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Animal kingdom (butterflies)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Allsorts - Butterflies
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide  Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Anything but a card
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/use die-cuts
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Things with wings (butterflies)
In the Pink - Make it sparkle (use of Stickles glitter glue on the butterflies)
Cardz for Galz - Butterflies and dragonflies (I have used butterflies)
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of birthdays
Graph'it - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything but a card

Monday, 15 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases and Special Offer

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Dream of Dhalia" and is available for $3 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 20 August 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL DISCOUNT going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code August21 you can get an amazing 21% of all the digital stamps in the store.  

Hurry along to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 20 August 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  this discount DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Happy 24th Birthday to our Son

 This day 24 years ago I gave birth to our eldest son.  It's amazing to think he is now 24  and has been left home 4 years.

Our son is always concerned about his appearance, especially his hair, so I thought this character was a fun image to make a card for him because as time moves on the wrinkles will start to appear!!

I bought this image in an 8x8 card kit by Gillian Hutchinson at CraftsUPrint.  The kit is called "Another Year, another wrinkle".
I cut out all the various items from the kit.  I used various paw and bone stamps to make a background and coloured the bones in with various Promarkers.

When layering together the main topper I thought the dog would benefit from a wobbly head so I folded a piece of acetate into a "M" shape and stuck the last two layers onto the head on the main topper.
Hopefully you can see from this photograph you can see the dog's head at a different angle.  If you gently shake his head he is all wobbles and wrinkles!!

I have finished the card off with some black ribbon, cream ribbon and then I got three plain wooden embellishments, wrote on the letters "S, O and N" onto them and triple embossed  to give a bit of sparkle.

I'm not sure what my son will think about this card but he does have a good sense of humour!!

Happy birthday to our very special son Kevin.  We are so proud of you.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Animal kingdom
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of circles (circles - tennis ball and pieces of wood used for sentiment)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of emboss it (triple embossing on the wooden sentiments pieces)
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes

Friday, 12 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 12 August 2016

 Here is my weekly 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 "LET'S GO NEUTRAL".
 For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Rainbow in Eyes" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white Posca pen.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a doily coloured with a pink Pan Pastel, satin ribbon, ruched ribbon, stamped sentiment, punched flowers and Nuvo pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Craft - August anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a digi or stamp
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Pink and girly
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes wit the option of sea/beach
Love to Scrap - Take two (I have used two different ribbons
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of circles
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of emboss it
In the Pink - Anything goes with pink - Happy 4th birthday to all those involved with the In the Pink Challenge Blog
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Hip to be square
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Birthday
CRAFT Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases

 Today sees the arrival of two new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The set of two new images are another in the collection called "Halloween Girl with Skeleton Images" and are available in the Etsy Store.  

The images are called "Pick a Pumpkin" and "Not Just a Pumpkin".  

Friday, 5 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 5 August 2016

 Here is my weekly 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 "LET'S GO NEUTRAL" ie white, cream, browns or greys.

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Purple Woods" (this comes in a set with three gorgeous other images).  I printed the image off onto some kraft card and coloured in with tones of brown Promarkers.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some animal print ribbon, stamped ticket sentiment, gem, Prima butterfly, frayed hessian, leafy style stamped decoration by Stamps by Chloe (heat embossed onto acetate and glitter added afterwards) and some die-cut flowers made out of parcel wrapping paper finished off with some gorgeous brads from a friend.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Craft - August anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - All creatures great and small
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a digi or stamp
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes wit the option of sea/beach
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Animal kingdom
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - My favourite things (flowers, ribbon, using Ching-Chou Kuik images and colouring with Promarkers)
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic-tac-toe (I have used the diagonal line of flower, marker (Promarkers) and ribbon or twine)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - Fabulous florals
Crafty Gals Corner - Birthdays/celebrations
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of circles
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of emboss it
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Flowers
Cards 4 Galz - Monochrome
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Star in my Pocket - Add a sentiment
Art by Miran - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Things with wings (butterfly and cat)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases

 Today sees the arrival of two new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The set of two new images called "Halloween Girl with Skeleton Images" are available in the Etsy Store.  

The images are called "Halloween Dusk" and "Halloween Trio".  

Monday, 1 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Challenge - August 2016 - The Four Seasons

 It is time for another challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

The challenge for August 2016 is "THE FOUR SEASONS",

Even though I am in the Blog Design Team I have decided to play along as well.

My choice was Winter and I decided to make a Christmas card.
 For my Christmas card I have used one of my all time favourite Ching-Chou Kuik's image "Holly Fairy" (Holly Fairy comes in a set of 4 images - the other images are Cherish Christmas, Poinsettia Fairy and Merry Season) and I have coloured her with Promarkers and added Glossy Accents to the holly berries for some dimension.  I have inked around the edge of the image with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

The backing papers are from various Debbi Moore CDs.

bright and cheerful summery card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Blue Sea Illusion".

I have finished the card off with scrunched ribbon, sentiment from my Christmas Creative Crafting World CD, die-cut holly with chalk ink added to the edges and some red mirri card candi,

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas in July
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Just for fun
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Christmas in July
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Craft - August anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a digi or stamp
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Noor Design UK - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Anything goes