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Wednesday, 26 October 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 "Northern Nightfall" and is available for $2 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 31 October 2016.  

Friday, 21 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 21 October 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 "HALLOWEEN/SOMETHING SPOOKY".

This week the Blog Design Team have been challenged to "anything goes" so here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Blue Pumpkin" and I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.

I cut a piece of corrugated card and painted with Imagination Crafts Starlights paint and then adhered to a card blank.

The backing papers I have used from Summertime Designs.

I have finished this card off with a die-cut spider and pumpkin, spider ribbon, ticket sentiment and card candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
Paper Creator - Anything spooky
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Pretty in pinks or Halloween
Crafty Boots - Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Halloween
The Ribbon Girl - October any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Halloween cards
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Halloween colours
Get Creative - Black and orange
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Festive pumpkins
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes/seasons
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Halloween/autumn/fall
Penny's Paper Challenge - Halloween
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
Create and Inspire - Just for fun
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Halloween/Fall
Crafting by Designs - Halloween
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon or lace
Cute Card Thursday - Halloween
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of embossing if you want
Crafting with Friends - Always anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Always anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
  The image is called "Mad Tea Party" and is available for $2 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 23 October 2016.  

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

If you use the code OCT2016 you can get an amazing 25% of all the digital stamps in the store.  

Hurry along to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 23 October 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  this discount DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Kit and Clowder Classes - Sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik

  
Over at Kit and Clowder there is now showing the October Online Class for Markers and Pencils.  

These classes are being sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik.

If you take this class and have a liking for Ching-Chou Kuik's amazing images pop on over to the Etsy Store where there are lots and lots of images to pick from.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 14 October 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 "HALLOWEEN/SOMETHING SPOOKY".

This week the Blog Design team have been challenged to "use die-cuts" so here is my inspiration post with this theme.
I decided to make a piece of altered art.  I painted an empty wine bottle with Imagination Crafts Starlights blue and silver paints.  I then added some Dutch Doobadoo texture paste through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and left to dry.  I then dabbed over the blue Starlight paint over the raised area.  The Starlight paints gave the bottle such a sparkle.

The Ching-Chou Kuik image I have used is called "The Serene Night" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut out.

For the die-cut elements of the challenge I have die-cut lots of handmade flowers, shells and greenery and I have stuck these on and painted with Starlight paints.

I have finished the bottle off with some decorative silver mesh, organza ribbon bow, pearls and dew drops. 
Here is what the back of the bottle looks like.

I am entering this piece of altered art into the following challenges:

Noor! Design UK - CAS or fully loaded (I opted for fully loaded)
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of orange
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes or the optional twist of pumpkins
Fab n Funky - Shades of grey or lots of sparkle
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/autumn colours
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Not a card
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Handmade flowers
Crafty Catz - All tied up (ribbon)
Graph'it - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes

Thursday, 13 October 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 "Little Poodle" and is available for $2.00 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 18 October 2016.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release and 2nd Blog Anniversary

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
  The image is called "Autumn Moon" and is available for $2.00 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 16 October 2016.
 On Saturday 1 October 2016 it was the second anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  

The Blog Design Team and Facebook Design Team have joined together to show you their "Halloween/something spooky" creations.

Make sure you pop by and visit the blog to see the full details.

PLEASE NOTE:  I cannot find details of entrants' e-mail addresses via Mister Linky so if you enter the challenge please can you E-MAIL ME so I can forward to you your free image "Spring Witch" for the taking part in our 2nd anniversary celebrations.  Thank you.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Another Thank You Card

Here is another thank you card I had to make.  This time the recipient is a male.  

I have used a rubber stamp that I have had from a company which is now Chocolate Baroque of this stunning lighthouse scene.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white Posca pen.

The backing papers are from my beloved Crafty Individuals seaside pad.

For some texture I have finished the card off with some twine and a charm and then finally a stamped sentiment has been added.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add texture (twine and charm)
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes or twist of the seasons
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Have a Rocking Time!

Here is a birthday card I have made using a design sheet, backing paper and decorated insert from my Debbi Moore Rock n Roll CD.

As this card needs to be posted I have had to keep the embellishments to a minimum but I am hoping the male recipient likes it.  Fingers crossed x

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes

Thank You

I need to make a few thank you cards so here I am showing you my first card.  For my card I have used a gorgeous topper sheet from a Debbi Moore magazine.

The papers are from my stash and I have added a cream Nuvo pearl dot to some of the dots on the paper.

I have finished the card off quite simply with some satin ribbon and some flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Unicorn Challenge - Pretty in pinks or Halloween
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes or twist of the seasons
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
In the Pink - Flower power
Brown Sugar - Think pink
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes

Friday, 7 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 7 October 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 "HALLOWEEN/SOMETHING SPOOKY".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used one of my all time favourite Ching-Chou Kuik Halloween images called "Halloween Trio".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels and ink for the background.

The backing papers I have used are from Summertime Designs.  I have used some Clearly Besotted Halloween stamps to add the "BOO" and bird to the backing paper and image.

I have finished the card off with some raffia ribbon (this was originally purple but I paint with Hobbycraft gold acrylic paint), black fibres, ticket sentiment, buttons, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Greenery (I die-cut out of silver mirri card and coloured with orange/green/brown Promarkers) and some die-cut black/gold tissue paper flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Calendar - Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything spooky
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist to use green and gold
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Square cards
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Die-cuts/punches
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Pretty in pinks or Halloween
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add texture (raffia ribbon, wool fibres and scrunched up tissue paper flowers)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes or twist of the seasons
Let's Craft and Create - Halloween/Autumn/Fall
Simon Says - Halloween inspiration
Crafty Gals Corner - Dies/punches
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Halloween colours
CRAFT - Photo inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks - Die-cuts (die-cut flowers with die-cut greenery underneath)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween theme with ribbon or trim

Thursday, 6 October 2016

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

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
 The image is called "Dark Lillies" and is available for $2.00 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 11 October 2016.
DON'T FORGET

On Saturday 1 October 2016 it was the second anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  

The Blog Design Team and Facebook Design Team have joined together to show you their "Halloween/something spooky" creations.

Make sure you pop by and visit the blog to see the full details.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group October Monthly Challenge - Halloween/something spooky

Today is the start of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group Monthly Challenge.

Today is also the 2nd Blog Anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog and to celebrate this the Facebook Group are having the same topic of "Halloween/something spooky".

For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Night Wanderer".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink.

The backing papers are from Summertime Designs.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut bat and ghost, ticket sentiment and some wide organza ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/2 patterned papers
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/use patterned papers
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Star Stampz - Layer it up
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Julia Spiri - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of let's celebrate
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything spooky
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Crafty Creations - Halloween
Cardz 4 Galz - Fall colours
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon or lace
CRAFT - Fantasy
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
QKR Stampede - Cut it up ie use scissors, punches or dies

2nd Blog Anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog


There are some Design Team members that we have sadly lost, some Design Team members that have joined in the recent year and some that have been on the 2 year journey that we have been on.  Thank you to you all.

Thank you to everyone that enters our Blog Challenge as with all your help it means the Challenge Blog continues.

There is also continued thanks to Ching-Chou Kuik for the amazing images that she creates for us to use.

Make sure you pop over to the Blog to find out what the 2nd Blog Anniversary celebrations involve.

Here's to the next 2 years!!