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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The set is called the "Sparklers Set" and includes in the set a bear, little girl and a bunny as all separate images and all together as a group.  It is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $4).  
Hurry as this offer ends on 3 January 2018.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Various Christmas Cards

 This is a Christmas card I have made for my eldest son and his partner.  I have used some Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazine decoupage along with some backing papers.  As they both wear glasses I have added glasses to the penguins!!
 I recently bought The Papercraft Essentials Magazine (Issue 1515) as I saw this letterbox embossing folder and stamps and thought it would prove useful.
 I embossed the whole folder onto white card and then used a light blue Pan Pastel to colour the sky.  I used a snowflake stamp that came with the magazine and a blue chalk ink pad to add snowflakes to the sky.  I then used the embossing folder and embossed with red for the letterbox and black for the base.  This took a long time over a few days as it was hard going with my Grand Calibur.  Once embossed I cut out the letterbox and base and stuck them onto the main image.
 I used various backing papers to mount the scene on and used various stamps to add a sentiment.  Some cards are finished off with cute little images from a recent Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazine.  The others are finished off with the cute little girl and birds which I have coloured with my Promarkers.
I made about 20 of these cards but forgot to photograph them all.  They have been made using a Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 167) where you had all these stamps to make into a wreath and you had this stag head die.  I have used the stamps that came with the die to stamp the wreath shape with various leaves, cones and holly.  I have also used some cat stamps that I have had for a very long time.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything Christmas goes with the option of use the word "Christmas"
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Friday, 22 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 22 December 2017

  This is the last challenge of 2017 for the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog where I have been a Guest Designer for the last three months.

I am more than DELIGHTED to say that I am joining the permanent Design Team at the Colour Crazy Challenge from January 2018 onwards.

Until then I hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for a happy, healthy and crafty 2018!!

Now onto today's business.  The topic this week is is "anything goes".
 This week we are sponsored by "Crafty Ribbons".
 For my card I have used a Crafty Sentiments image called "Cold Christmas.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted her muff and ear muffs with Stickles glitter glue.

The backing papers I have used are from my Polkadoodles "Here Comes Christmas" CD.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment, satin ribbon, dotty grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon now and a button.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Cinnamon, Terracotta and Cocoa
Dress/boots/bow - Crimson, Poppy and Berry Red
Shawl/edge of dress - Forest Green and Lush Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes Christmas
Incy Wincy - Red and green
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes Christmas with the option of a charm
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 22 December 2017

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.   This is my last inspiration post for 2017.

Thank you so much for taking part and supporting the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for a happy, healthy and crafty 2018!!

The challenge topic for December 2017 is "BIRDS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my Christmas card I have used one of my all time favourite Ching-Chou Kuik digital Christmas stamps called "Poinsettia Fairy" (she can be bought in a set of 4 images including Holly Fairy, Cherish Christmas and Merry Season).  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and added a green chalk ink pad around the image. 

The backing papers I bought from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut poinsettia, card candi, gems and a Crafty Creations die-cut sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Chestnut, Terracotta and Cinnamon
Wings - Blush and Sunkissed Pink
Dress - Forest Green and Bright Green
Poinsettias - Crimson, Poppy, Red and Gold.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes Christmas
Incy Wincy - Red and green
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Anything goes

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Freebie and Discount Code

Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group you will find details of how to claim a freebie image and also if you use the code "CCKDIGI2017" you will get 25% off all digital items in the Etsy Store with no minimal spend.

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 December 2017.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 19 December 2017

 It is time for another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

This is our last challenge of 2017.

Thank you so much for taking part in the Lemon Shortbread Challenge.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for a happy, healthy and crafty 2018!!

The theme is "anything goes".
For my birthday card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Star Wand".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and stamped around the image with star, dots and script stamps.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.  I have also added a piece of vellum attached with two brads.

I have finished the card off with a Crafty Creations sentiments, seam binding ribbon, dotty grosgrain ribbon and some sequins.

 Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush
Hair/Boots - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3 and Warm Grey 4.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Anything but Christmas
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
A Bit More time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Christmas or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Santa Claus
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Papercraft Challenges - Happy birthday

Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas Tidings - Merry Christmas

Here is an 8x8 card I have made using some Joanna Sheen House Mouse decoupage.  Aren't these three characters cute?

I have used backing papers from a The Works paper pad.

I have finished the card card off with two die-cu poinsettias with glitter centre, die-cut holly, doily. Nuvo red pearl drops for the berries and sentiments off the decoupage sheet.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

House Mouse and Friends - Anything goes of anything goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas
Paper Creator - Christmas and New Year
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes Christmas
Incy Wincy - Red and green

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Father Christmas

Here is the card I made for my husband for Christmas.  He works hard but then has lots of work to do in the house as I can't do it because of my health so he deserved a special card.

I have used my Debbi Moore Santa Claus II CD and used a decoupage sheet and backing papers from the CD.  I have decoupaged up the images and added Polar White to Santa's fur on his hat, coat and trousers.

I have finished off the card with some hessian, sentiment made on the computer and die-cut and some hearts and banners from from cork.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get It - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with the option of glitter
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas
Paper Creator - Christmas and New Year

Friday, 15 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps 2017 Christmas Sale

Hurry on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store as there is a Christmas Sale on.

If you use the code "CCKDIGI2017" you will get 25% of any digital items only.

Hurry as this off ends on 25 December 2017.

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Guest Designer - Friday 15 December 2017

  It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge and I have made a Christmas card in my role as Guest Designer.
 The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Melonheadz Illustrating".

The theme for this week is "anything goes".
 Well I decided to go "all out" with this Christmas card by using FOUR images from Melonheadz Illustrating from the set "Christmas Clip Art - Junk Drawer - Black and White".  I have used the following images:  Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas, Dog and the Snow globe.

I decided to make an 8x8 inch card and took the snow globe into Serif and made it that size.  I then added in Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas and the dog and added the words "happy Christmas" to the bottom.  I printed off a second image of Mrs Christmas so I could decoupage her up.

I coloured all the images with Promarkers.  For the background I used various stamps and brushed on some mica powder for some sparkle.  I finally added some glitter glue to the background.

I have finished the card off with a decorated inside, ribbon and button.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Oatmeal and Spice
Father Christmas - Red, Poppy Red, Crimson, Black and Ice Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4
Mrs Christmas - Red, Poppy, Crimson, Pine, Lush Green and Ice Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4
Dog - Saffron, Oatmeal, Spice, Cinnamon, Pine, Lush Green, Ice Grey 1 and 2, Poppy Red, Red and Crimson
Snow globe - Sandstone, Putty Saffron, Vanilla and Poppy Red.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
Simon Says - Christmas/winter holidays
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Festive colours
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Happy Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Christmas or anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 15 December 2017

  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 "BIRDS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "use some buttons".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have use the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Aurora Woods".  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and added white dots for snow. 

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, buttons, die-cut snowflakes, Stickles glitter glue and a Creative Crafting World CD sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Chestnut, Terracotta and Cinnamon
Antlers/ears - Sandstone, Putty and Coral
Trees - Bright Green and Forest Green
Hat - Crimson, Red and Poppy.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with a touch of sparkle
Allsorts - Snowflakes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
The Cutie Pie - Stars and/or snowflakes
Simon Says - Christmas/winter holidays
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of sparkle
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Festive colours
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Happy Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

  Today sees the arrival of two new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The images are called "Summer Garden" and "Twilight Garden" and they are available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price.  
 This is a close-up picture of "Summer Garden".
 This is a close-up of the image "Twilight Garden".

Hurry as this special introductory offer is only available until 18 December 2017.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Recently in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store there was the arrival of some pre-coloured images which Ching-Chou Kuik has coloured in herself.  You can use these as toppers, as decoupage or whatever you like.

For my Christmas card I have used the pre-coloured image called "Aurora Woods" (it is in Winter Holiday Set 1 and comes with Holy Venice Night and Holly Fairy).

The backing papers I have used are from my Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.

I have finished the card off with some laced threaded with a velvet ribbon threaded through it, Crafty Creations die-cut sentiments, glittery bought poinsettia and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar of Giveaways - Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

 Over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group there is the 24 Days of Advent.

Today the event is being sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik.

What you have to do is:

join the Kit and Clowder 24 Days of Advent today and be in the chance of winning some prizes 
if you wish to purchase the above image with a half price OR 20% off an order or 40% off an order you need to click here for full details.

Hurry as these offers end on 17 December 2017.

Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store - New release

  Just to let you know that there has been a new release in the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Bohemian Winter".

Friday, 8 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 8 December 2017

  It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic is "anything goes".
  The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Dr Digi's House of Stamps".
I have decided to make a "tongue in cheek" Happy New Year card using the Dr Digi image called "Hangover Hannah".  I don't drink very often but I know some people do drink and end up feeling like Hannah the following morning!!

I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and around the image I have used a dotty and a star stamp for the background as Hannah is "seeing stars" after drinking too much at the party!!

The backing papers I have used are from Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, sentiment made on the computer and lots of die-cut stars.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Sandstone, Khaki and Putty
Top/water bottle. trousers/ice pack/pig slippers - Duck Egg, Denim Blue, Pink Carnation and Fuchsia Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Paper Creator - Christmas and New Year
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - December anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Layers (more than 3)
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of Christmas/Winter
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Non-traditional Christmas or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of white with one other colour