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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

   Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Spring Charm" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  30 May 2017.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 19 May 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 "RIBBON AND LACE".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I decided to do another journal page.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Sea" and it comes in a set of 4 other mermaids in the Etsy Store.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean distress ink.
 For the background of the journal pages I used my little round Tim Holtz distressing tool sponges and stamped circles with Tim Holtz's Broken China distress ink.  I then used the circular pad and used Tim Holtz's Peacock Feather distress ink and stamped in the gaps leaving some white spaces.
I then used stamps from a Joy! Craft "Under the sea" set to make the background.  I stamped out the shells and coloured in with Promarkers and cut out.

I adhered the shells and an anchor with a Creative Expressions Matte Medium I got from a One Day Special.  I also added the Matte Medium over the finish and seahorse so it added some texture and dimension.

Unfortunately my Sky Box was new to me then and I didn't realise that once full of recordings it will delete things so I lost all of Lisa Horton's shows with these products and stamps so I was well miffed as I have forgotten what I can use these products for!!

I am entering these journal pages into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Mother's Day
Pile it On - Animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Make your own background
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of stencils
Love to Create - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add texture
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Use a background stamp or make a background
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Things with wings or anything goes

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Spring Wanderer" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  22 May 2017.

Also if you use the code "CCK2017MAY" you will get an amazing 25% off when you spend $10 or more in the Etsy Store.

Hurry as this offer ends on 22 May 2017.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 12 May 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 "RIBBON AND LACE".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "your favourite colour".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
Well can you guess my favourite colour?  When I was growing up I LOVED pink and red but when I got a bit older I disliked these colours.  Instead I fell in love with the various shades of purple/lilac and that has stayed with me now for 25+ years.

For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps image called "Sunset Jasmine" which is for sale in the Etsy Store in a set along with four other stunning images.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with a Viva pearl wand pen.

The backing papers are scraps from my stash.

A piece of card I put through a Couture Creations embossing folder and rubbed over with the Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Polish.

I have finished the card off with some washi tape, die-cut shells, coral reed and seahorse, Joy! Crafts stamped sentiment and a die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Pile it On - Animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - May 2017 - Feeling Floral

 It is time for another challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog.

For my card I have used a card blank from my Teal Goodie Bag.  I have used two different papers from the Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments paper pad.  The image I have used is a topper of a little bunny from Lily of the Valley.

I have finished the card off with a Dovecraft doily which I coloured with a pink Pan Pastel, flowers (stamped and embossed with my new Velvet WOW embossing powder which is such a lovely quality, the flowers were then cut out and finished off with a sequin in the centre), ribbon and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

The Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/optional theme of brown and cream
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Teacher Appreciation
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Flowers and sentiment
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of use 5 of something
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of create a container
Come and Get It - Birthday wishes
Pile it On - Animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Something beginning with "B" (birthday and bling)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Bling
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Friday, 5 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 5 May 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 "RIBBON AND LACE".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps image which is one of a set of images called "Girl with Flower Images" and the specific image I have used is "Rose".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and chalked the background.

For my blue backing card I have used various ink pads and stamps.  I then used the Tim Hotlz textures hexagon die to cut some of the background away.

I have finished the card off with some decorative lace, stamped sentiment, satin ribbon, satin/organza ribbon bow, lots of flowers and some Sue Wilson Finishing Touches greenery die-cuts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/optional theme of brown and cream
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Country View Challenge - Flower power
Whoopsi Daisy - Tic-tac-toe (diagonal line of digi - die-cuts - flowers)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make it bloom
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Teacher Appreciation
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Lovely ladies
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Flowers and sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Bows
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Make your own background
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of pink
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of use 5 of something
QKR Stampede - Feminine cards or anything goes

Monday, 1 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Butterfly Charm" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  6 May 2017.

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group May Challenge - Beauties of the Sea

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

The topic for the challenge this month is "Beauties of the Sea".

For my card I have used one of the new Ching-Chou Kuik mermaid images called "Intense Red".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, chalked the background and stamped around with Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and a scroll stamp.

The backing paper I have used is from a Debbi Moore Inspirations Magazine.

I have finished the card off with some netting, die-cut coral, shells and seagulls and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes with the optional twist of masculine
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes and DT call
The Paper Shelter - A birthday card
Simon Says - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Bright
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Wheels or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes or the optional twist of CAS with no design papers
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the optional twist of for the girls/Mother's Day
The Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/optional theme of brown and cream
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Use pearls
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "In my gaze" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  30 April 2017.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 21 April 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 "UNDER THE SEA".

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

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
  For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Flora and Fauna - Rose" and I have coloured her in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with three different ribbons, button, flowers, die-cut greenery, stamped sentiment, die-cut butterflies and lots of gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Come and Get It - It's a girl thing
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with the optional twist to add some ribbon or lace to your make
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Going dotty
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Spring has sprung
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Embellish it (flowers, ribbon, die-cut butterflies and gems)
The Paper Shelter - Sentimental
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Simon Says - Showers and/or flowers
Aud Sentiments - Use a stamp for your sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - 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 "Nightfall" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  24 April 2017.

Also if you use the code "CCApril2017" you will get 27% off an order of $10 or more.

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store as this offer runs out on 24 April 2017.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Rainbow after Rain" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  22 April 2017.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Have a Wonderful Birthday

Here is a card I have made using a gorgeous Debbi Moore Cardmaking Kit.  It has some stunning images.

For my card I have used a large topper, sentiment and backing paper from the kit.

The card is finished off with some floral ribbon and lots of gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Girls or flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Come and Get It - It's a girl thing
Ooh La La Creations - Birthday

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge - April 2017 - Under the Sea

Just a reminder that you still have a couple of weeks to enter the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge.

The topic for April 2017 is "UNDER THE SEA".

Pop on over to the blog post HERE for more details.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 14 April 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 "UNDER THE SEA".

This week the Design Team were challenge to "use at least 2 ribbons".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Endless Waiting".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

I have used a Dutch Doobadoo Fish Bowl Card Template for the shaped card.  I made sure that the image was large enough to just use as the backing and I then delicately cut the frame out for the front of the "fish bowl" style card and added acetate to the front so you can see the image through it.

I have finished the card off with reeds and a fish cut from paper using the template, Joy! Crafts shell stamps and sentiment, two different ribbons, die-cut shells coloured with Pan Pastels and some pearls.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Girlz rule!
CCC Digi Creations - Include an animal
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of anything Spring
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or the optional theme of Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of yellow
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Create and Inspire - Anything goes/theme of decorate an envelope
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Something clear (I have used acetate on the front of my "fish bowl" style card)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Girls or flowers (girl for me)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Girl power
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Flowers or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of animals

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Birthday

For this card for a male recipient I have used my Crafter's Companion Flights of Fantasy CD.  I have used a card companion and toned it with some Creative Expressions gold pearl card which is rather yummy.

I have finished the card off with some garden twine, card ribbon/button from the CD sheet and some brown gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Allsorts - Bring on the bling (gems)
Ooh La La Creations - Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Fantasy (magical creatures, fairies etc)

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Starry" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  Hurry as this offer ends on 16 April 2017.

There is a special offer on at the moment in the Etsy Store.  If you use the code "APRIL22" you will get an amazing 22% off when you buy 10 or more images.  Hurry as this offer ends on 16 April 2017.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - April 2017 - Little People

 It is time for another challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog.

The topic this month is "LITTLE PEOPLE".  
For my card I have used the Dovecraft Back to Basics Goody Bag.  There are different bags available but I have used the Teal Goodie Bag.  In the Goodie Bags you get:

8x8" Craft Papers – 8 designs x 2 sheets
6x6" Craft Papers – 2 designs x 2 sheets
1 Pack of Sentiment Toppers
1 Pack of Paper Blossoms
1 Pack of Gems
1 Pack of Plastic Buttons
6x6” Cards and envelopes – 3 colours and 2 of each colour
Project Sheet

and all for the cost of £6.99.

These packs are amazing for new crafters as everything in the pack co-ordinates but it is also perfect for more adept crafters like myself.

For my card I have used a Elizabeth Bell stamp that I got free with a magazine last year.  I have coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.

From the Goodie Bag I have used the card blank, 2 backing papers, gem and buttons.

I have finished off the card with a stamped sentiment, ribbon and around a decorative edge of patterned card I have glued and added Wow! Sparkles Santorini Preimum Glitter for a little bit of sparkle.  Normally I will "run a mile" when using glitter but this glitter is so fine and adheres well which makes such a difference.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embellish it (ribbon, buttons and sequin)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Girlz rule!
CCC Digi Creations - Include an animal
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of anything Spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or the optional theme of Easter
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or more layers
Fab n Funky - Buttons and/or bows
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of Easter
Allsorts - Bring on the bling (glitter)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Create and Inspire - Anything goes/theme of decorate an envelope
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes