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Saturday, 25 February 2017

World Champion

Here is a birthday card I have made using a Paper Shelter image called "World Champion".

For my card I have used the digital stamp which I have coloured with my Promarkers.  I have printed off two images so I could do some decoupage.  Along with the image you got the "World Champion" background.  The blue paper at the back is from The Paper Shelter "Gothic Girl" 6x6 digital paper set.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, stamped sentiment and some stamped footballs using a See D's stamp and cut with a circle punch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - The boys are back in town
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Male colours
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Die-cuts and/or punches (a circle punch used to cut out the stamped footballs - as there is no way I could cut a circle out freehand!!)

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 February 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 "LOVE IS ALL AROUND".

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

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 This week I have made a birthday card for a very special friend who, like me, loves Ching-Chou Kuik images.  For Christmas my friend bought me some nautical dies so I knew I had to use these to make her card.
 I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik "Bon Voyage my Love" and made sure I printed it off small enough to go in my porthole Marianne Designs die.  I coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.
 For the backing papers, printed toppers and embellishments I used my new Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Nautical CD.  When I saw this I knew I had to have it.
 I have used lots of different dies, wavy tearing ruler, fishing net and pearls to finish off the card.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Imagine That Creative Playground - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes
Love 2 Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon or lace (I have used ribbon)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Something new (New dies and new CD)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite embellishment (ribbon and pearls)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of Keep it Masculine
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
CRAFT - Mother's Day/female
Through the Purple Haze - Male colours
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes or birthday cards
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of thoughts of Spring

Thursday, 23 February 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 "Poppy Love" 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 27 February 2017.

Tuesday, 21 February 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 "Scent of Spring" and is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 February 2017.

May All of Your Wishes Come True

Over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group there is a competition on at the moment sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik.  All entries need to use the image "Gentle as Breeze" which is discounted in the Ching-Chou Kuik Etsy Store for this competition.

The theme for the competition is "your favourite colours".

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments.

I have finished the card off with some pink ribbon (underneath the lace), lace, pink fibres threaded through the lace, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, buttons, die-cut butterflies coloured in with my purple Promarker and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Use your favourite things (ribbon, lace, die-cuts and pearls)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Star in my Pocket - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon or lace (I have used ribbon and lace)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Tic-tac-toe (I have gone for the diagonal line of pearls, image and butterflies)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite embellishment (ribbon and lace)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Something new (New image, fibres and buttons)
Deep Ocean - Add lace

Friday, 17 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 17 February 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 "LOVE IS ALL AROUND".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "sparkle and shine".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Wreath of Nature".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used chalks for the background.  I have added some Stickles glitter glue to the flowers/berries on the wreath.

The backing papers I have used from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some twine, sentiment, gingham ribbon and gems.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Di's Digi Designs - Include an animal
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes with the option of cute
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper February Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes with the optional theme of Valentine's
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Your favourite colour combo (at Christmas time I like seeing lots of different colours but I am a traditional kind of girl and for Christmas cards prefer red and green based cards)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Use your favourite things (ribbon and gems for me)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Star in my Pocket - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you choose (I choose Christmas)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes or add some bling or sparkle

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Today sees the arrival of a set of TWO new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The set of images is called "Coral and Lotus Mermaid" and this set includes the images Coral Addiction and Purple Tender.
There is a SALE on over at the Etsy Store.

If you use the code "MORELOVE" you will get 25% off any purchase $10 or more.

Hurry as the offer ends on 21 February 2017.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

I'm Mad About You

Here is the Valentine's Day card I have made for my husband.

I have used my Debbi Moore Journey to Wonderland CD and have used this cat bearing his teeth - and his teeth are certainly in a better shape than mine as I have serious problems with mine!!

I have used a decoupage sheet, sentiment and backing paper off the CD.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Who loves you baby?
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - It's a love thing
Crafting by Designs - Love and romance
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Valentine or love sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Love
Brown Sugar - Rhinestones and/or ribbon (I have used rhinestones and ribbon)
Allsorts - Hearts and/or flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - Love is in the air
Come and Get It - Love is in the air
CD Sunday - Friendship, love and romance
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes with the optional theme of Valentine's
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Valentine/love

Monday, 13 February 2017

I Love You

The image I have used is by Conie Fong.  I can't seem to see it in her Etsy Store.  That said there are some gorgeous images in the Store so why not pop on over and have a look.

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used shimmer chalks on the background.

The backing papers are from a Carta Bella pad called "Words of Love" by Carina Gardner.

I have finished my card off with a Dovecraft Back to Basics heart shaped doily, sentiment from the paper pad, kisses ribbon and some Imagination Crafts Detail Sparkle for the dots around the edge of the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Add a heart (heart shaped doily)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - It's a love thing
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Butterflies and/or hearts
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - I (heart) you
Everybody Art - For girls or Valentine's
The East Wind - Love and romance
Simon Says - Cute
Crafty Gals Corner - Shades of red
Aud Sentiments - Valentine or love sentiment
Sweet Stampers - Add a sentiment
Glitter n Sparkle - Love is in the air
Cutie Pie - Simply love
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Friday, 10 February 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - February 2017 - Love is all around

 I was recently asked by Amy if I would like to join the Crafty Purple Frog Design Team.  I have worked in the past with Amy before so it didn't take me long to say "yes".

Amy has her own online shop "The Purple Frog" so why not pop on over and have a look at the goodies she has in the shop.

This months' challenge is "love is all around".  

Here is the card that I have made for my start as part of the Crafty Purple Frog Design Team.
 For my card I have used a Sherri Baldy Besties image (image 872) and I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are from a Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments paper pad.

I have finished the card off with a Dovecraft Back to Basics heart doily edged with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink, stamped hearts, stamped sentiment, ribbon and little daisies cut from the backing paper.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - X marks the spot (or dots)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the air
Imagine That Creative Playground - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Love is in the air
Let's Craft and Create - Love is in the air
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of a sentimental journey - CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge - Anything goes
Pile it On - Hearts on fire
Whoopsi Daisy - Love/romance
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use the colour red
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Love
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Butterflies and/or hearts (hearts for me)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - I {heart} you
Tuesday Throwdown - Heart strings (I have used hearts and ribbon)
Everybody Art - For girls only or Valentine
The East Wind - Love and romance
Deep Ocean - Hearts
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of love is in the air
Crafting by Designs - Love and romance
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - For a special moment (birthday for a special aunt)
Simon Says - Cute
As You Like It - Do you prefer ribbon or lace and why? (A tough one for me but if I am pushed I'd have to say ribbon as you can lay it flat, tie in a bow, tie in a knot of actually tie round a box)
Aud Sentiments - Valentine or love sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Love
Sweet Stampers - Add a sentiment
That's Crafty - I Heart You
QKR Stampede - Anything goes or embossing
Brown Sugar - Rhinestones and/or ribbon (I have used ribbon)

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 10 February 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 "LOVE IS ALL AROUND".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Key of Love" and I have coloured her in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.

The backing papers are a members' freebie from January 2017 from Crafter's Companion.

I have finished the card off with the word "love" and "be my Valentine" cut out from the Crafter's Companion freebie papers, gems, ribbon and a distressed heart.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - X marks the spot (or dots)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Love is in the air
Sweet Stampin - Love is in the air
Let's Craft and Create - Love is in the air
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of red
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of a sentimental journey - CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Red and white
Come and Get It - Valentine's cards
Pile it On - Hearts on fire
Whoopsi Daisy - Love/romance
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use the colour red
Incy Wincy - Love
Get Creative - Red plus one other colour (red and white for me)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Butterflies and/or hearts (hearts for me)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - I {heart} you
Tuesday Throwdown - Heart strings (I have used hearts and ribbon)
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with a twist of "I love red"
Everybody Art - For girls only or Valentine
The East Wind - Love and romance
Deep Ocean - Hearts
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of love is in the air
Crafting by Designs - Love and romance
Crafty Gals Corner - Shades of red
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Wild about you
The Paper Shelter - For a special moment (Valentine's Day)
As You Like It - Do you prefer ribbon or lace and why? (A tough one for me but if I am pushed I'd have to say ribbon as you can lay it flat, tie in a bow, tie in a knot of actually tie round a box)
Aud Sentiments - Valentine or love sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Love
Sweet Stampers - Add a sentiment
That's Crafty - I Heart You
QKR Stampede - Anything goes or embossing
Brown Sugar - Rhinestones and/or ribbon (I have used rhinestones and ribbon)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

  Today sees the arrival of a set of THREE new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The set of images is called "Dollie Set 1" and this set includes the images Kimono Sakura Dollie, Bookworm Dollie and Kimono Peony Dollie.  

They are on a special introductory offer of $5.60 instead of $7.00 until 11 February 2017. 

Thursday, 2 February 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 "Love Maneki-neko" and is available at a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of $4.00) until the end of  7 February 2017. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group February Challenge - Sing me a Love Song

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

The topic for the challenge this month is "sing me a love song".  As soon as I saw the topic I knew which song it had to be.  When my husband and I were first going out we spent a lot of time apart as were chefs.  Our song was "I've been missing you" by Chris de Burgh and we even had it played for the first dance at our wedding.  Since hearing that song I got to like other songs by this artist and therefore the song I've used for this challenge is "Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh.

I decided to make a journal double page spread.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "It's all about love" and coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

I used various red/pink distress inks to colour the pages.  I then used a mask and inked through with the same colours.  I printed out the lyrics for the song and then used a tearing ruler around this and the image.  I then used some of my new music stamps, a heart Visible Image stamp, a "The One" sentiment by Visible Image, some hearts cut out from a Debbi Moore magazine, die-cut some hearts out of vellum and Papermania Glitterations.

I am entering these journal pages into the following challenges: 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Love
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Love notes
Love to Scrap - Who loves you baby?
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything but a card
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of add a sentiment
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Add a heart
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - The colour of love
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Birds
Noor! Design UK - Have a heart
The Crazy Challenge - Romance
Paper Creator - Love is in the air