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Monday, 19 October 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

I have been away for a couple of weeks and there have been some new releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:

This image is called "Blooms in Autumn".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
This image is called "Fly with the Wind".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
The image "Fly with the Wind" is available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 21 October 2020.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 19 October 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:

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.  
For my Halloween card using the colour scheme orange, purple, green and black I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Wicked Musing".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink.

All of the backing papers are scraps from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some black cord, die-cut spiders webs/bats and Polkadoodles "Trick or Treat Halloween Sentiment" set sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Simon Says - Spooky
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Halloween
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
World Wide Open Challenge - Anything goes
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything Halloween goes
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but no pink!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Friday, 16 October 2020

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 16 October 2020

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

The weekly topic is always "anything goes".
This week we are lucky to be sponsored by "Knitty Kitty".
For my Halloween inspired card I have used The Knitty Kitty image called "Kit or Treat - Image No 36".

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress ink.

I have used some scraps of Halloween papers that I have stamped with ink splats/arrows/dots.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut ghosts, pumpkins cut from a backing papers and Polkadoodles Halloween sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Pink or Halloween (or both)
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Use black and/or purple
Aud Sentiments - Fall or Halloween sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Open Challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 12 October 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 12 October 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:

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.  
For my Halloween card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Blue Pumpkin - Greyscale".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink.

Both of the backing papers are downloads from Sizzix and the piece of black glitter card is from Hobbycraft.

I have finished the card off with some black cord, die-cut pumpkins and a Polkadoodles "Trick or Treat Halloween Sentiment" set.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Pink or Halloween (or both)
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Use black and/or purple
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Fall or Halloween sentiment
Classic Design Open Challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 5 October 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 5 October 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:

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.  
For my Halloween card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Night Walkers".

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, used my black/white/blender Pan Pastel for the background and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink.

The backing papers I have used are from Tattered Lace (green skull paper) and Docrafts (black/orange striped paper and purple bats paper).  I have edged all of the papers with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink.

I have finished the card off with some purple webbing ribbon, black grosgrain ribbon, purple satin ribbon, die-cut bats edged with white Versa Magic chalk ink pad and some black pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

CD Sunday - Anything goes (digital image and papers)
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 1 October 2020

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog - October 2020 Challenge

It is time for another challenge over at the "A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog".

This month the sponsor for the challenge is "The Hungry JPEG".
This month the Design Team got to work with one on the Hungry JPEG kits called "Plum Plum Graphics Bundle".
The amount that was in the kit is amazing - if anything too many amazing images and papers to choose from!!
In the end I went with the nautical theme - no surprise there for people that know me.

In the kit I used the following:



to make my 3D pearl shaped card and matching envelope.
I used one of the clipart shells and took it into Craft Artist to make the shaped card and did a top/bottom and then added lots of layers with the seaweed/plants/jellyfish.  The seahorses I printed off three times so I could 3D just like I did with all the shells to add some dimension.  I finished the card off with two stamped sentiments and lots of pearls.
I printed off three different backing papers back-to-back and made an envelope using the stunning Under the Sea/Ocean digital papers.  I finished the envelope off with a die-cut pot-hole, sentiment and ship's wheel.

I will be entering this card and matching envelope into the following challenges:

CD Sunday - Anything goes (digital images and papers used)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
 Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - Animals and/or birds
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps October 2020 Facebook Challenge - SPOOKY or HALLOWEEN or PUMPKINS or HALLOWEEN COLOURS eg black, orange, purple and green

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

This month the topic is " SPOOKY or HALLOWEEN or PUMPKINS or HALLOWEEN COLOURS eg black, orange, purple and green".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.  
For my Halloween card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Dark Moon".

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted the moon with my Sakura stardust gel pen.

The backing papers are from Docrafts (black/purple striped paper) and Sizzix (black/purple wide striped paper).

I have finished the card off with some washi tape, stamped sentiment, die-cut glitter splats, witches and bats (and the witches and bats have been edges with a white Versa Magic chalk ink pad).

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

CD Sunday - Anything goes (digital image and papers)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything but Christmas
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Pink or Halloween (or both)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Use black and/or purple
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Classic Design Open Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

Whilst I have been away a new image has arrived in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This image is called "Owlie Companion".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
This image is available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 September 2020 ie tomorrow.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Happy Birthday Son

It is our youngest son's 24th birthday birthday.  I spent hours trawling through images on CraftsUPrint before I found this perfect image as my son as he does baking every Saturday.  This little gnome with his beautiful cake is from a kit from CraftsUPrint by Tanya Hall called "Gnome Chef Birthday Mini Kit".  In the kit you get the main topper, insert, decoupage layers and lots and lots of sentiments - certainly amazing value for £1.20.

I was able to match the colours in the topper to backing papers by using my Creative Crafting World Perfect Papercrafting CD".

I have finished the card off quite simply with a sentiment from the kit and some white organza ribbon which I coloured in stripes with Promarkers to match the colours in the toppers and the backing papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital kit used from CraftsUPrint and backing papers from a CD)
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Monday, 21 September 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 21 September 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:

 "THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER".


This week the Design Team were challenged to "something beginning with "B"" eg bear, butterflies, bugs, blue, beads, bling etc.

Here is my inspiration post with that theme. 
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Hold a Poppy".

For a change I have printed the image off onto Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  For the background I coloured in with a Cobalt Blue Promarker and then I used a See D's dotty stamp and my white Versa Magic ink pad to the background.

The backing papers are all from my stash.

I have used a poppy stamp and stamped onto scraps of red paper and cut out.  I added a big blob of glue and then set some gold seed beads into it.

I have used a Lisa Horton banner die to cut the mount for a die-cut sentiment.

So for this challenge my "something beginning with "B"" is blue, banner, bird and beads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything goes

Friday, 18 September 2020

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 18 September 2020

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

The weekly topic is always "anything goes".

This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios.
For my card I have used the Digi Doodles Studio image called "Coffee Confidential".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash and downloads from Summertime Designs (sadly no longer available).

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, Prima flower, LOTV sentiment and some sparkly sequins.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital image and digital papers used)
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes

Monday, 14 September 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 14 September 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:

This week the Design Team were challenged to "DECORATIVE BORDERS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.  
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Above the Dirt".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added white Posca pen highlights and cut around the image.  I love how there are parts of the image outside the frame.

For the main piece of backing paper I used various scraps of different papers from The Works and just stuck them down here and there to fill up the front of the 6x6 inch card.  It is a good way to use up small scraps of paper you are loathe to put in the bin.

I have used my The Works stitched detail circle dies to cut two mounts underneath the image and then added some lace under the bottom layer.

I have finished the card off with a decorative butterfly border on both sides of the card, LOTV digital sentiment and some die-cut butterflies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Girls, girls, girls
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthdays
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital image used)
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

There is a set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This set is called "Animal Love Set".

In this set you will get three GREYSCALE images called "Yorkshire Terrier", "Pug Love" and "Wild Royalty".
 This set is available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $6.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 15 September 2020.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 7 September 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:

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.  
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Carnation and Monarch".

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with a chalk ink pad.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some pink lace, pink satin ribbon, pink organza bow, LOTV sentiment and some flowers cut out from the backing paper.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Di's Digi Designs - For the girls
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Girls, girls, girls
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes