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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Today sees the arrival of a set of 4 new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 They are a set of 4 Spring  mermaid/fairy images called "Spring Night", "Fantasy Easter Ocean", "Spring Nocturne" and "Spring Twilight".  

They are available at a special introductory price of $5.50 (instead of $8.00) until the end of  3 February 2017. 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Happy Anniversary

Here is a wedding anniversary card I have made using a design sheet from a Debbi Moore magazine.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, lace, pearls and lots and lots of different flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of keep it feminine
Crafting by Designs - Pink, pretty and girlie
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Ribbons and/or pearls
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CRAFT - Love/Valentine's/Anniversary
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with a twist of a ladies card
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Allsorts - Let's celebrate 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik - Happy Luna New Year Sale

Just to let you know that there is a Happy Lunar New Year Sale over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.

If you enter the code "LUNAR2017" you will get 27% off all digital stamps and clipart in the Etsy Store.

Hurry as the offer ends on 31 January 2017.
(image from the Spring Woodland Fantasy 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Happy 70th Birthday

 A friend at work is celebrating her 70th birthday so I have made her a special card and decorated box.
 For the card and box I have made I have used my Debbi Moore Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Rome CD.  I have used various backing papers, decoupage, toppers and embellishments.
 I have used various embellishments like lace, flowers from the CD, ribbon, pearls and sentiment to finish off the card and box.  Around the box I used a flat layer of washi tape on the the bottom layer and pleated the washi tape on the top of the box.
I am entering this card and box into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Must use ribbon
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage- Must use flowers
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes

Monday, 23 January 2017

Hand Painted Watercolour Clipart by Ching-Chou Kuik

  There is a new hand painted watercolour clipart collection in the Etsy Store today called "Spring Woodland Fantasy" that has been designed by Ching-Chou Kuik.  

The collection is available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of £2.23 and you will receive 10 images in both a PNG (transparent background) and JPEG format (white background).  

You will receive the images in a zipped format.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 20 January 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 "USE SOMETHING NEW".

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

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I decided to make a calendar to sit by my computer.  Of course I decided to go for one of Ching-Chou Kuik's unicorn images.  It was hard to pick one but in the end I went for "Northern Nightfall".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and made the dramatic skyline with Pan Pastels.
 The backing papers I have used are from my stash and the music backing paper was from a Debbi Moore CD.

I have finished this calendar off with some gems, calendar tab, seaweed dies with Stickles glitter glue added onto them and a die-cut butterfly with Stickles glitter glue added onto it.

I am entering this calendar into the following challenges: 

A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Use die-cuts and/or punches
Creatalicious - Anything goes and option of winter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes but Happy New Year
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Your favourite medium (mine has to be my Promarkers)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Something that shines (gems and Stickles glitter glue)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything but a card (I have made a calendar)
Imagine That Digi Stamp Link Up - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes or one for the kids
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

Thursday, 19 January 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 "Turn into the Wind" and is available at a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of $4.00) until the end of  23 January 2017. 

Also if you use the code JANCC20 you can get an amazing 20% off all digital stamps in the Etsy Store.  

Hurry as this offer ends on 21 January 2017.

Monday, 16 January 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 "Be in my Heart" and is available at a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of $4.00) until the end of  21 January 2017. 

Also if you use the code JANCC20 you can get an amazing 20% off all digital stamps in the Etsy Store.  

Hurry as this offer ends on 21 January 2017.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 January 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 "USE SOMETHING NEW".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "all about the blues".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Poppy Glamour".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pebeo drawing gum and put splodges on the background, allowed to dry, coloured over with my Promarkers and then rubbed off the drawing gum.

The backing papers I have used from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut butterflies which I have coloured with Promarkers and stamped with a new harlequin stamp, stamped sentiments, new lace (isn't it gorgeous?) and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Unicorn Challenge - January blues
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Something new (new stamp used to stamp over the die-cut butterflies and new lace)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Pile it On - Colourfully aware - for this challenge you have to be inspired by a colour awareness ribbon.  
Of course I had to go with a blue ribbon for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome awareness/Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) awareness/Restless Legs Syndrome awareness as these are some of the conditions that I suffer from. The blue ribbon also covers various other illnesses/conditions and these can be found here.
Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbon and/or pearls (I have used ribbon on my card)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of something new (my something new is using Pbeoo drawing ink for my background)
I Love Promarkers - Use something new (new stamp used to stamp over the die-cut butterflies and new lace)
Creative Inspirations - Fabulous flowers
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option of a calendar
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - Use patterned papers
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the option of journal or planner
Moving Along with the Times - Something in the air (butterflies)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything goes with ribbon or trim
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with a  twist of butterflies

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Commissioned Card for a Golden Wedding Anniversary

 I was asked by a friend to make a special Golden Wedding Anniversary card for her mum and dad.
 I managed to find a kit on CraftsuPrint that was suitable.
 Although the elements were for an envelope-style card I did my own thing with the papers and toppers to make my own style of card.
 The card was finished but it just needed something extra ....... a nicely decorated box for it to be delivered in.
This is a picture of the card inside the box and the decorated box.

I mainly used embellishments as part of the kit but I did add gold ribbon, button, die-cut sentiments and gold tissue paper.

I am entering this card and decorated box into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of totally technical
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbons and/or pearls (I have used gold ribbon)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes

Monday, 9 January 2017

Calendars 2017

Here are are a selection of some calendars I made for people instead of Christmas cards.  I thought the recipients could make use of them all year round:
 The calendars I made all used images from CraftsUPrint.  The set is called "Bella's Bumper Kit".
 The backing papers I used are from various Debbi Moore magazines and some papers from Lozzy's Paper Store.
 The calendars have been finished off with various embellishments like lace, flowers, die-cuts, ribbon and flowers.
I am entering these calendars into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Allsorts - Cats and/or dogs (images of dogs used for these calendars)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Friday, 6 January 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 "Love is in the air" and "Awaken" and are available on a special introductory price of $4.00 (instead of $8.00) until the end of 11 January 2017.  

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 6 January 2017

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

This week the Design Team were challenged to the Monthly Challenge of "USE SOMETHING NEW".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Time Flies".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

The backing papers are from my stash.

My something new is using some paints and chipboard piece that I got from a Hochanda Creative Expressions One Day Special.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon and pearls (which were originally light green but I coloured with Promarkers).

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Country View Crafts - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Noor Design UK - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Something new (my something new is using some paints and chipboard pieces I bought before Christmas) 
Get Creative - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Feminine
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Something new (New Year)
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/monochromatic
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - New something (New Year, new paints and chipboard)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - What's new? (New Year, new paints and chipboard)
Craft Rocket - Something new (New Year, new paints and chipboard)
Star Stampz - Show off your new stuff (new paints and chipboard)
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Graph It - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes

Wednesday, 4 January 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 "Sweet Companion" and is on a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of $4.00) until the end of  8 January 2017.  

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy Birthday to Ching-Chou Kuik

 Today is a special day for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Design Team and the Facebook Group Design Team as it is Ching-Chou Kuik's birthday.

As a nice surprise to her we have arranged a separate challenge whereby we needed to "make a tag".  All of the Design Team members that could take part were all given the "Magic Wish" image to use.  It's amazing to see all the different makes with the same image.
I made a tag shape out of corrugated card and painted it with Imagination Crafts pearl Stardust paint with a tiny bit of lilac chalk paint. I have used the image called "Magic Wish" and coloured her in with Promarkers and fussy cut around her.

Under the cheescloth I have cut out various different circles to look like water bubbles. I have used a Marianne Designs greenery die and cut out in various shades of purple and added a silver one underneath to accent the one above.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment, gem stalk, shells, ribbons and a charm.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges: 

Simon Says - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
CRAFT - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations (Happy Birthday)
Get Creative - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Ooh La La Creations - Feminine
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Country View Crafts - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes