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Friday, 1 September 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group September 2017 Challenge - Once Upon a Time

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

The topic for the challenge this month is "ONCE UPON A TIME" eg inspired by a story.

I decided to play along with their challenge this month.
 Please excuse my photograph.  I had to take it on my phone as my digital camera was playing up.  Hubby has thankfully sorted it out for me.

For my Alice in Wonderland inspired card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Mad Tea Party" and I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with Spectrum Noir pencils.  I have added Glossy Accents to the cats' eyes and the drink in the cup.

I decided I'd used the words "I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date, no time to say hello, good-bye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late" and make a belated birthday card.  Not that I ever need belated birthday cards - I tend to work the opposite way and recipients might get the tease of a card arriving 3-4 weeks before their birthday!!

I have used backing papers from some Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.  I like the way that they have done their magazines now.  I know a lot of people don't like things double-sided and I didn't think I would at first.  Now I do as often there may be toppers I might just not use but now on the flip side there is a backing paper which I can use.  I cut all the pages of toppers/backing papers out of the magazine and keep the toppers I will use.  Then I put all the backing papers in plastic wallets in colour families and I always look in these wallets before printing off backing papers of CDs thus making full use of the toppers and backing papers from the magazine.

I used my Tim Holtz Sizzix clock embossing folder and ran it through my Grand Calibur using some purple card.  I wanted to highlight the clock so I used my new Imagination Crafts Starlight Wax in White Gold.  I have tried Pebeo and Creative Expressions gilding waxes but I've had to give them away as their smell makes me cough and cough and cough.  This though has no smell and was perfect.  I just put a bit on my glass mat and used my finger over the card to get a good coverage.  Perfect.  Just need to add some more of the colours onto my wish list!!

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, computer generated sentiment, gems, twine and two stamped watches, fussy cut, stuck together and Glossy Accents added to the front one to replicate the glass of a pocket watch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital (digital stamp used)
Simon Says - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the optional of mythical creatures
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Too cute!
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Fur and paws
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Wild west or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of lady's day
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes

Just to give you a "heads up" the October 2017 challenge will be a VERY special challenge.
Yes it is amazing to think that we will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Monthly Blog Challenge on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

As it is our third birthday there will not be just one Monthly Challenge Winner but THREE Monthly Challenge Winners as well as the Artist Choice Award Winner picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

It would be lovely to see you taking part in our challenge in September with the topic of "FALL/FALL COLOURS/PUMPKINS" but make sure you pop back in October for the 3rd anniversary celebrations.


Nana Connie said...

Love that "Tea Party," Kym, and your coloring is fabulous! Of course, purple being my favorite color was a plus. I'm wearing two DT hats today - Love to see you playing in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede. We do love our regular supporters. :-D Good luck in the draw on both challenges.
NanaConnie DT

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow fabulous colours, this looks amazing, lovely work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

Inspired 4 U said...

such a vibrant card. love the layering. thank you for sharing and good luck with your entry with us at A Perfect Time To Craft.
Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Crafty Pearly said...

Super cute make. Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles. Hugs Traci DT xx

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card and coloring,awesome design too...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Lisa Minelli said...

Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! Ciao, Lisa

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society.xx

Deb said...

Fabulous, I love anything Alice themed!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

Teresa Kline said...

fun design and fabulous coloring! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Claudia Rogier said...

Great card. Very Lovely.br />Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends

DT Crafting With Friends


Elizabeth Hart said...

What a great card - perfect layering. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Andrea Beecroft said...

Oh what a wonderful card - love the way you have created it very neat. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

Helen Haines said...

What a great card love the purples. Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge week 35 . Helen DT

Marie said...

Great card with lovely colours and image. Fabby design too. Thanks so much for joining my digital challenge over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs

The Crafty Den said...

Another beautiful card Kym. I love the gorgeous image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us once again at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lori Turner said...

Thank you so much for sharing your card with us over at 4 Crafty Chicks...so pretty!


Isobel said...

Great project thank you for joining the challenge at

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

crafty said...

Great card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at QKR Stampede this week.

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Ladybird Creations Challenge Blog.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Anjie said...

Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our week 35 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Kym
Thanks for join us at
{ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Valérie said...

Great card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Creatalicious.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional mythical creatures” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Ann Chuang said...

So beautiful card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Your card is beautiful, fun and cute! Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
Tina dt