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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Furever Love".

In this set you will get two different levels of GRAYSCALE image.
  It is at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 June 2019.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Ivy Mermaid".  
  It is at a special introductory price of $2.50 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 20 June 2019.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 14 June 2019

 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".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my "under the sea" birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Sea Breeze" (it comes in the "Mermaid Set" along with 9 other mermaid images). I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used from The Works.

I have finished the card off with die-cut shells, pearls, die-cut sentiment and a tulle/fibres bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers June Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of the cat's whiskers
Craft Rocket - Summer is coming (for Summer I think of anything to do with the seaside)
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says - Vacation (to me vacation is being by the sea)
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Water
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes for the option of male/Father's day
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team June Challenge - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 14 June 2019

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

The topic this week is "anything goes".

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation and you MUST specify the colouring medium you have used.
 This week we are being sponsored by Createful Heart Design.
For my card I have used the image "Meadow Flowers".  I printed the image off three times so that I could decoupage up the flowers to add some dimension.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and added some Diamond Stickles glitter glue to the petals for some sparkle and shine.

The backing papers are from a download from the Creative Stamping magazine.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut butterfly border, die-cut butterflies with some Stickles added to their bodies, sentiment and three different ribbons (wide satin ribbon, organza ribbon and a narrow satin ribbon).

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Flowers/butterflies - Lemon, Yellow, Tulip Yellow, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Antique Pink
Greenery - Gold, Apple, Leaf Green, Forest Green and Bright Green
Fence - Sandstone, Pastel Beige and Khaki.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Inspirations - Glitz and Glamour
Craft Rocket - Summer is coming (for Summer there is always beautiful flowers in the garden)
Alphabet Challenge - F is for flowers
Make my Monday - Lots of flowers
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - The three B's - birds, butterflies and bees (I have used butterflies)
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Summer blooms
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team June Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Passion for Promarkers Challenge - Make it pink

I thought I would play along with the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week as their topic is "make it pink".

Here is a card that I have made using the Bugaboo Stamps Image called "Birthday Unicorns Set 2" and a sentiment from a Polkadoodles set called "Ula Be a Unicorn - Life Journal".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and added Stickles glitter glue to the unicorn's mane and hat.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some wide blue satin ribbon, white lace, white satin ribbon, flowers inked with blue and grey to match the colour scheme, stamped sentiment and Pinflair wand blue pearl added to the centre of the flowers, Cut and Make unicorn die-cuts and some grey pearls.

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Unicorn - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 3, Ice Grey 4, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Caramel
Ladybug/hats - Red, Poppy Red, Yellow, Spice.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Passion for Promarkers - Make it pink
Catch the Bug Challenge - Fairytale/fantasy (I have used a unicorn)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers June Challenge - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Glitz and Glamour
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Happy Birthday

Here is a card that I have made using my Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Mayhew CD (sadly no longer available).  Isn't this cat gorgeous?

I have used a backing paper from the CD and printed off two sheets of the toppers so that I could decoupage the image (yes I may use a lot of rubber stamps and digital stamps but I still love using my CDs and doing decoupage).

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, ribbon with little cats on it and sequins (which caused me a right nightmare to photograph the card!!).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers June Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of more than one fold
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's anything goes challenge
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes

Sunday, 9 June 2019

New Bookmark for My Husband

My husband loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees to read books.  He will not use my Kindle and has to read via a book in his hand so I have made him a new bookmark.

I have used a Sheena Douglass stamp of this gorgeous dog.  It reminds me of our friend's new puppy that we saw last month.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

For the shape of the card I have used a Sheena Douglass shaped tag and cut three layers:  a white layer in the middle and two patterned layers for the front and back to give it more stability.

I have used a sentiment banner from a set of Christmas stamp from Crafter's Companion and cut out the banner in purple, yellow and green to add some extra colour to the tag.

I have added some die-cut flowers which I have just put together with tacky glue to keep them flat, some die-cut greenery free from a magazine, added some Pinflair gold pearl wand to the centre of the flowers and some of the banners and added a tassel that I got from Joanna Sheen's store a number of years ago.

Now will my husband like his new bookmark?

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Dog - Cinnamon, Caramel, Tan, Cocoa, Ice Grey 2, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst
Grass - Bright Green, Leaf Green, Moss and Olive Green
Sky - Powder Blue and Blue Pearl.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of more than one fold
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of one for the boys
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers June Challenge - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option that you're the man
Tales from the Craft Room - Let's hear it for the boys
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's anything goes challenge
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Morgans Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - For the men/boys
Passion for Promarkers - Fur and/or feathers
Tuesday Throwdown - Shaped card (hope this is OK)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Masculine
Fab n Funky - Something new (new stamp, new banner die and new tassel)
Stamping Sensations - Show your true colours
CRAFT Challenge - Not a card
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Die-cuts (die-cut tag, banners, greenery and flowers)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of birthdays

Friday, 7 June 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 7 June 2019

  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".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my birthday card I have used the image "Night Lotus" which is available in a set along with 9 other images.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

I have used some papers from The Works.  On one of them I used various texture stamps to add some more detail.

I have finished the card off with two different ribbons, lace, stamped flowers which I fussy cut out, Sue Wilson greenery die-cuts, sentiment and some pearls.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Tan and Putty
Dress/tail - Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink and Antique Pink
Flowers - Buttercup, Pastel Yellow and Bright Green
Sea/sky - Soft Green and Powder Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Morgans Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - No Rulz 3
Love to Craft - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of more than one fold
Digi Doodle - Special day
Get Creative - Anything goes with the option of your favourite colour combo
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Eileen's anything goes challenge
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Gems and/or pearls (I have used pearls)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of the cat's whiskers
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option that you're the man
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Summer is coming (for Summer I think of anything to do with the seaside)
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Anything goes with the option of die-cuts
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - F is for flowers
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's anything goes challenge
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of birthdays
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 7 June 2019

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

The topic this week is "anything goes".

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation and you MUST specify the colouring medium you have used.
 Today we are very lucky to have Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor this week.

Although it is not my Team's turn I am making a card for this challenge as I love Bugaboo images.
I have made a 40th birthday card using the Bugaboo Stamps image called "Ruby Fabulous 40". I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from my stash and also from a Polkadoodles set called "Wizardy Magic Little Dude".

I have finished the card off with some crushed style ribbon and some really sparkly gems.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Oatmeal, Sandstone and Putty
Dress/scarf/earrings/socks - Azura and True Blue
Berry Red, Ruby and Crimson.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of blue
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - No Rulz 3
Love to Craft - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of more than one fold
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Special day
Get Creative - Anything goes with the option of your favourite colour combo
CCC Digi Creations - Eileen's anything goes challenge
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Gems and/or pearls (I have used gems)
Creative Inspirations - Glitz and Glamour
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option that you're the man
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Cards for Galz - Foxy (foxes or ladies)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Anything goes with the option of die-cuts
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Black Haired Lady".  

In the set you will get a black-and-white image as well as a grayscale image.
  It is at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 10 June 2019.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps June 2019 Facebook Challenge - UNDER THE SEA

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

The topic for the Facebook June 2019 challenge is 
"UNDER THE SEA".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme. 
For my under the sea birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Message in a Bottle" (she is from the Mermaid Set and comes along with 9 other images).  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and doodled a frame around the edge.

The backing papers are from The Works and I have torn these layers and inked around the edges.

I have finished the card with some ribbon, stamped sentiment, different die-cut shells and seaweed and some pearls.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin/message/sand - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Burnt Sienna and Terracotta
Mermaids - EAmethyst, Purple, Burnt Sienna and white Posca pen
Bottle - Tan and Cocoa.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add pearls and/or gems (pearls for me)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers June Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Oceans of Fun
Love to Scrap - No Rulz 3
Love to Craft - Anything goes

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Wishing you a beautiful day

Here is a card I have made to cheer someone up.  I have used my Pink Ink Designs "Sea Turtle" stamp.  This time I have used the main turtle and the two smaller turtles.  I have coloured them in with Promarkers and fussy cut around them.

I then got a piece of A4 watercolour card and used various Distress Oxide refills (Broken China, Fossilised Amber and Wilted Violet) and coloured the background adding layers at a time.  I then cut the card in half and on one piece I cut out a Spellbinders shape to make a frame for my turtles to sit in.

I recently won a challenge over that the CD Sunday Challenge and won a £30 voucher for anywhere I wanted.  I was sooooooooooo delighted.  I picked Hunkydory as they sold some of the Sara Davies' Nautical Collection that I wanted and I also got three ink pads.

For my card I have used the Crafter's Companion Nautical sea foam die, fishing net die, Joy! Crafts waves die, Marianne Designs shell dies, Sue Wilson greenery die, and various stamped shells/wave/rope trim.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, pearls and some bright and sparkly sequins.

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Large turtle - Orchid, Amethyst, Purple, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise, Sunkissed Pink and Coral.
Smaller turtles - Amethyst and Duck Egg.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Frame it
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add pearls and/or gems (pearls for me)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of one for the boys
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of making a shaker card
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of monochrome
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Happy Birthday

I haven't been able to craft for some weeks now so I am showing some cards I have made in the previous months and not posted on my blog.

Here is a card I have made using an image from The Paper Shelter called "Glamorous Girls".  What I like about these images is that you get black-and-white versions to colour yourself but then there are coloured images, coloured background and a coloured image on the background.  I do love colouring images but I still love the first area I went into in cardmaking ie decoupage.

I used the image with the background and printed out three times so that I could do some decoupage.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with stamped corners/sentiment (and without my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform I would NEVER have attempted this as knowing me I'd not stamp one corner or the sentiment hard enough and it would be ruined!!), lace, frilly ribbon, pearls and organza ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Shelter - Birthday girl
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of monochrome
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Happy birthday
As You Like It - Favourite - his or hers and why (If I am totally honest I prefer to make cards/projects for females as I can use a wider choice of colours, wider choice of images and of course use lots and lots of yummy embellishments eg ribbon, lace, pearls, gems etc)

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 
 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is a GRAYSCALE image and is called "Spring".
 It is at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 30 May 2019.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 May 2019

  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 "LOVELY LACE".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "USE SOME BUTTONS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my bright and cheery card I have used the Ching-Chou Image "Ladybug" which I have coloured in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers are from my stash and I have used some Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Christmas red card, some of which I have put through a Crafter's Companion texture embossing folder.

I used my Tim Holtz pricking ruler to mark dots around the mount for the image, stitched around the image with some glittery thread and actually sewed on the buttons to each corner.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment and used a die a friend bought me to make the little ladybirds.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Ladybug - Red, Poppy, Berry Red, Ice Grey 2, Buttercup and Pastel Yellow
Flowers - Bright Orange, Orange, Burnt Orange, Yellow, Canary, Gold, Lush Green and Bright Green
Background - Sky Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Happy birthday (congratulations to all of the Design Team members and the sponsors for the Allsorts Challenge.  A 10th anniversary is a massive achievement.  Here's to the next 10 years!!)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Embellishment (buttons)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes (congratulations on your 10th anniversary)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Square
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - E is for embossing folder

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Happy Birthday

It was a friend's daughters birthday last week.  She is into dancing so I decided to use an image from my Debbi Moore Rock n Roll CD.

I have used a topper, various papers and embellishments from the CD.

The card has simply been finished off with a die-cut sentiment and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday - Anything goes with a CD
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Allsorts - Happy birthday (congratulations to all of the Design Team members and the sponsors for the Allsorts Challenge.  A 10th anniversary is a massive achievement.  Here's to the next 10 years!!)
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Square