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Sunday, 29 March 2020

A Little Birdie Told Me ..... It's Your Birthday Special Brother

For this birthday card I have used a kit by Janet Briggs over at CraftsUPrint.  The kit is called "Sea View Male Birthday".  In this kit you will get a topper, age badges, sentiment tags and decoupage.

I have printed the sheets out twice so I can do lots of decoupage.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a card candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of kraft card
Krafty Chicks - All occasions
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD, USB or digital download (digital download from CraftsUPrint)

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Dahlia - Greyscale".

In this set you will get a darker greyscale image and a lighter greyscale image.
  This set is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 31 March 2020.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 
 This image is called "Starry Wish".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself. 

Sending Birthday Wishes Nephew on Your 15th Birthday Logan


For my nephew Logan's birthday card I have used an image by Gillian Hutchinson over at CraftUPrint.  This cute wrinkly dog is from a set called "Another Year Another Wrinkle".

I have used the decoupage sheet and insert from the kit to make the wrinkly dog 3D.  I have used a paw print backing paper from a Joanna Sheen's Furry Friends CD (sadly no longer available).

I have finished the card off quite simply with a stamped sentiment.  I then die-cut the "15" and word "LOGAN" 6 times and stuck them together to gain height and then inked around the edges.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of coloured pencils
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of Easter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a critter
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cardz 4 Guys - Something beginning with "F" (fifteen)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Anything goes (digital download from CraftsUPrint)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes (digital download from CraftsUPrint)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Just for Fun
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of ribbon/twine
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Allsorts - Anything in the animal kingdom

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday

For this special birthday card I have used the Pink Ink Designs image called "Giraffe".

I got a gelli plate for my birthday in October and I recently got it out to play with.  I used inks/stamps and stencils.  I then tried with acrylic paints/stamps and stencils.  I preferred used the inks as it was a lot less messy.  I stamped my giraffe and die-cut my tags out of a piece of yellow and a piece of copper coloured gelli plate designs.  I also cut the yellow frame out, embossed with a Crafter's Companion 8x8 embossing folder and inked the edges.  The white frame I embossed and then used a leaf stamp from the stamp set and stamped around the edge.  Of course the giraffe had to have glasses so I stamped and cut them out.

The black glitter card is rather gorgeous and is from Hobbycraft.

I stamped some leaves and flowers onto scraps of paper and cut out.

My card has been finished off quite simply with the flowers, leaves and stamped tag sentiment.

Fingers crossed the recipient likes it.  Not my normal type of card for her!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Craft Cottage - For the girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of coloured pencils
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a critter
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Always Fun - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Just for Fun
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of ribbon/twine
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Allsorts - Anything in the animal kingdom

Friday, 20 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 20 March 2020

  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  "EASTER OR FLORAL".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the "Lots of Layers" - so an easy challenge for most of us!!

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.   
For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Awake in Purple Dream".  This started off as my image for the previous week of the "spotlighting technique" but I just wasn't happy with it so I coloured the main image and then the die-cut piece so it's like decoupage now.  I coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from a paper pad I won in challenge recently and the paper pad is by Trimcraft. 

Before doing the mounts I knew I wants to die-cut flowers, leaves and feathers so I gutted the layers.  With just some scraps of pearlescent card for the leaves I managed it

I have finished off the card with some wide lace, die-cut sentiment, spotty ribbon, pearls, John Lockwood flowers, John Lockwood greenery and some die-cut feathers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Flower power
Creative Craft Cottage - For the girls
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes

Friday, 13 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 March 2020

 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  "EASTER OR FLORAL".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the "Spotlighting technique" (where you just colour a portion of the image and keep the rest black-and-white thus making it a "spotlight").

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.   
 For my "spotlighting technique" card I used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Hello Dragonfly".  I printed the image out twice and then cut the centre part of one image out with a star shape.  I have then coloured the image in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers are from a lovely purple pad from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a ribbon bow, lots of die-cut dragonflies, organza ribbon, lace and LOTV digital sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of coloured pencils
Dragonfly Dreams - Make it feminine
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Pretty pastels
Incy Wincy - Hand coloured images
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of green
Daisy Chain - Use dies
Aud Sentiments - Feminine and sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - For the girls
Allsorts - Anything with wings (dragonflies)
Passion for Promarkers - Make it feminine
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrate
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Sakura in March".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a greyscale image.
 There is also a Spring sale on over at the Etsy Store.

You will get 30% off when you spend $10 or more in the Etsy Store if you use the code "SPRING2020".

Hurry as this offer ends on 9 March 2020.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 6 March 2020

 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:

 "EASTER OR FLORAL".


Here is my inspiration post with that theme. 
For my Happy Easter card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Hello Spring" - isn't that bunny just gorgeous?  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are from a Trimcraft paper pad that I won in a challenge last year.

A friend bought me two Gemini border dies so I have used this flower and butterfly on and inked over the embossing with my Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, ribbon, die-cut flowers and the leaves were paisley shapes gutted out of the backing paper I used.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Friends - Animals/birds
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a critter
Dragonfly Dreams - Make it feminine
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - For the ladies/girls
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studios - Ribbon and/or lace (I have used ribbon)
CCC Digi Creations - Embossing of any kind
Unicorn Challenge - Flower power
Incy Wincy - Hand coloured images
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Pretty pastels
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Simon Says - Something feminine
The Paper Shelter - Let it be Spring
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of Easter
CRAFT - Female
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Daisy Chain - Use dies
Aud Sentiments - Feminine and sentiment
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 6 March 2020

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

The topic as always is "anything goes".
 This week we are lucky that we are sponsored by "The Paper Shelter". 
For my card I have used The Paper Shelter image called "Hammock Days" and I have used the black-and-white image and also the gorgeous backing paper.

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and added Glossy Accents to her glasses and also to the glass in her hand.

The backing papers I have used are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some velvet zigzag ribbon, gingham bow, LOTV digital stamp and John Lockwood Cornflower die-cut flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Make it feminine
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - For the ladies/girls
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studios - Ribbon and/or lace (I have used ribbon)
Incy Wincy - Hand coloured images
Unicorn Challenge - Flower power
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Simon Says - Something feminine
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of add a sentiment
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the option of St Patrick's Day
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of Easter
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of green
CRAFT - Female
The Paper Shelter - Let it be Spring
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Daisy Chain - Use dies
Aud Sentiments - Feminine and sentiment
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Sunday, 1 March 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps March 2020 Facebook Challenge - EASTER OR FLORAL

 Today also sees the start of the new Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Challenge.  

This month the topic is "EASTER OR FLORAL".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.  
For my Easter card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Spring Clover".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used chalks for the background.

The backing papers are from a bright and cherry pad from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some grosgrain ribbon, some flowery ribbon a friend gave me, stamped sentiment, stamped Easter eggs into scraps of one of the backing papers, John Lockwood die-cut greenery and John Lockwood Lattice Flowers die-cuts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Dies and/or punches
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Your favourite colour (I have two favourite colours - purple and teal.  I decided to use teal this time as people might get fed up of seeing purple cards on my blog!!)
The Paper Shelter - Colour it!
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - All occasions
Cute Card Thursday - Spring fever ( to me this means the growth of flowers and also Easter)
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra embellishments (lots of die-cut flowers and a chunky flower ribbon with beads on it is nice to go overload with flowers as some flowers can take it.  Also there are lots of stamped Easter eggs - I didn't grow up getting Easter eggs so maybe this card is making up for it!!)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Animals/birds
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of coloured pencils
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with a critter
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - For the ladies/girls
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studios - Ribbon and/or lace (I have used ribbon)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Happy Christmas


I need to try and get some more Christmas cards done throughout the year.  For this card I have used the Polkadoodles digital stamp called "Forest Friends".  I have coloured her in with my Promarkers and added some Stickles glitter glue to her hat and coat trim.

The backing papers I was given by a friend.

I have finished the card off quite simply with a stamped sentiment, some ribbon and gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of for the girls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of monochrome
Crafty Friends - Animals/birds
Di's Digi Designs - Show some green
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with the optional twist of vintage or shabby chic
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - All occasions
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Oh Christmas tree
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of using pretty papers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Poppy Fairy".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

There is also a digital sale on over at the Etsy Store.

You will get 30% off when you spend $10 or more in the Etsy Store if you use the code "SPRING2020".

Hurry as this offer ends on 9 March 2020.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  This image is called "Spring Clover - Greyscale".

In this set you will get TWO greyscale images:  a lighter greyscale image and a darker greyscale image.

It is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (original price of $3.50).

Hurry as this offer ends on 5 March 2020.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Bookmarks and a card in the Debbi Moore Bringing Inspiration to You Magazine

I recently won a challenge over at the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog and my prize was to pick some images from the Wink Wink Ink Designs Store.  There were lots of gorgeous images but these two dog characters "spoke to me" and I had to have them!!

 I decided to make a couple of bookmarks with these images.  The first image I used was called "Teacup Chihuahua".  I have coloured the image in with Caran D'Ache pencils, highlighted areas with a white Posca pen and fussy cut out.

The backdrop for the image is a decorative card from Hunkydory which I have used a stencil and inked through with a pink and blue ink.  I also used my dauber to make pink circles as well.  I have used some wide grosgrain ribbon, raffia ribbon, flower with brad centre and a stamped sentiment to finish off the bookmark.
 For my second bookmark I used the image called "Pug".  I have again coloured the image in with Caran D'Ache pencils, highlighted areas with a white Posca pen and fussy cut out.  I do like colouring with pencils but with my dodgy hands it makes them so painful afterwards.

The backdrop for the image is a paper from a paper pad from The Works which again I have used a stencil and inked through with a pink, yellow and blue ink.  I also used my dauber to make blue circles as well.  I have used some wide grosgrain ribbon and two stamped sentiments to finish off the bookmark.
 Here is what the cute little chihuahua looks like on my Debbi Moore magazine.
 This is what the pug looks like on the magazine.
I was delighted to see that in Issue 50 of the Debbi Moore Bringing Inspiration to You Magazine one of my cards was shown in the readers' creations page (see above).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Di's Digi - Use a digi image
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Square
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of food
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of for the girls
Allsorts - Make it girly
  

Friday, 21 February 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 21 February 2020

 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:

 "VALENTINE'S DAY/LOVE/FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL".


Here is my inspiration post with that theme. 
 I decided to make this weeks' card for "someone special" so it's got lots and lots of dimension added onto it.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Love is in the air".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added a large stamped sentiments and coloured the background with pink, turquoise and yellow Pan Pastels.

The backing papers are from The Works and I think First Edition.

I have used my new John Lockwood Lattice Flowers and greenery dies which I got for Christmas and I love them.  I have also used a Marianne Designs die for the mount underneath the image.

I have finished the card off with some purple seam binding. thick purple glittery ribbon, die-cut flowers, die-cut greenery and some purple Nuvo drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Di's Digi - Use a digi image
Creative Craft Cottage - Add a heart
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Use 3 of something (I have used 3 die-cut flowers and 3 buttons)
Simon Says - Add a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Girls only
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Square
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes