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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
 This is a set called "Hello Christmas" and in this set you will get six GRAYSCALE images:  Scarlett Holly, Crimson Holly, Sweet December, Christmas Snow, Poinsettia Fairy and Cherish Christmas".

This set is available on a special introductory offer of $6 (instead of $10).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 16 November 2018.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 9 November 2018

 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 "CHRISTMAS/FIREWORKS".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my Christmas card I have used this cute polar bear image from the Ching-Chou Kuik "Sparklers Set".  I have used this gorgeous polar bear.  I have coloured him in with Promarkers and added Stickles glitter glue to the sparkler.
 The backing papers were given to me by a friend.

As the card will need to be posted I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, Nuvo pearl drops and a piece of seam binding ribbon which I have coloured with Promarkers to match the colour scheme.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 
Polar Bear - Pastel Pink, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2 and Ice Grey 3
Scarf/hat - Pastel Pink, Salmon Pink, Duck Egg Blue and Turquoise
Sparkley - Duck Egg Blue and Pastel Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Christmas/winter
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Use two or more patterned papers (I have used two patterned papers)
CCC Digi Creations - Winter
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes with the option of glitter (I have used Stickles glitter glue)
Allsorts - Pretty papers
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Christmas
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of using paper strips as ribbon
Daisy Chain Challenges - Christmas/winter
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of Christmas/winter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Use a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option to use as much white as possible
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option to make it girly
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas is coming
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - November chill
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Moving Along with the Times - Winter animals
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes (on one of the backing papers)
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of getting ready for Christmas
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Friday, 2 November 2018

Get Well Soon

 We have a friend who is in hospital so I wanted to make him a "get well soon" card.  I have used this glorious image from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma paper pad (sadly this paper pad does not seem to be on their website anymore).  In this pad you get two of the same images so to make this card a bit more special I have used both of the images on this card so I could do more decoupage.

The backing papers I have used are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with little stamp images from the paper pad, sentiment from a Debbi Moore CD, gems, brown/bronze wide satin ribbon, grey/white spots satin ribbon and a grey organza bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option to add a sentiment

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps November Facebook Challenge - Christmas

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

The topic for the Facebook November challenge is "CHRISTMAS".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my Christmas I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Gingerbread Man Parade".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and I have highlighted areas with white gel pen and Stickles glitter glue.

For the background of the image I have used lots of different texture stamps and various VersaMagic ink pads.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with lots and lots of die-cut gingerbread men from a The Works die, a stamped sentiment, twine and Nuvo pearl drops for the buttons of the gingerbread men.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair/dress - Yellow, Lemon, Gold and Poppy Red
Snowman - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Lush Green and Poppy Red
Gingerbread men - Cinnamon, Caramel and Poppy Red
Sweeties - Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Marsh Green, Olive Green and Poppy Red.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Winter Wonderland - Colour it
Cardz for Galz - Let's go digital (digital image)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Halloween
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Halloween
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with the option of for someone special
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas or winter
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Digi Doodles - Christmas/winter
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
 This is a GRAYSCALE image and it is called "Floating".

She is available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (instead of $4.00).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 3 November 2018.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Happy Halloween

Whilst away recently I coloured in this Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Moon" with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white gel pen and my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.

I keep things like Halloween and Christmas papers separate so I went to my Halloween folder and used various pieces of scraps.  I am not sure where they all came from but the spider's webs that I cut out were from Bearlymine Designs which is sadly no longer available.

I have finished the card off with a torn piece of cheesecloth, stamped sentiment and a die-cut spider - yikes!!!!

The Promarkers that I have used are:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Orchid, Lavender and Lilac
Dress/hat/gloves - Pumpkin, Amber, Apple, Poppy, Plum, Aubergine.
Moon - Ivory, Buttercup and Pastel Yellow
Cat - Ice Grey 1 and Ice Grey 2
Leaves - Grass and Apple.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of purple
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween colours
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of spooktacular
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Halloween colours
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Halloween/spooky
Moving Along with the Times - Halloween
Cardz for Galz - Let's go digital (digital image and some digital papers)
As You Like It - Favourite - Halloween or autumnal colours - I would have to go for Halloween as I love purple and black with the addition of pops of bright green and orange
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Halloween
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Halloween

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
 In this "Spooky Halloween Set" you will get THREE grayscale images:  Halloween Dusk, Misty Reflections and Blue Pumpkin.
 This set is available in the Etsy Store for an introductory price of $4.50 instead of $6.00. 

Hurry as this offer ends on 27 October 2018.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 19 October 2018

 Good morning.  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.
  We are lucky to have "All Dressed Up" as our sponsor this week.
 For my Christmas card I have used the All Dressed Up image called "Christmas Robins".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and inked around the edge with a green chalk ink pad.

I have used a Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazine paper at the back.

The mount underneath the image is one that I have created with different ink pads and stamps.  As the image had musical notes on it I have added some musical notes to the paper I have created as well.

The card has been finished off with my new die from Crafter's Companion's A Winter's Tale and I have used the greenery stalk in the large and medium size with various coloured green scraps of card.  I have used the pine cone die and stuck it onto some brown card and cut out.  I then just added some red gems to the card.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Robins - Caramel, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Lipstick Red, Red, Ice Grey 2 and Carmine.
Merry Christmas/Star/Musical Notes - Leaf Green, Bright Green and Gold.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

2 Crafty Critters Crazies - Anything goes plus critters
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Make my Monday - Animals
Sunny Day - Anything goes animals
Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes Christmas
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of purple
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - BINGO board (I have gone for the middle horizontal row of patterned paper/image/die-cuts)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of birthday
Simon Says - Animal antics
613 Avenue Creates - Anything goes with the option to use something wooden
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option to use orange
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option to make it square

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 19 October 2018

 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 "HALLOWEEN".

This week the Design Team were challenged by Nicola to make a shaped card.

He
re is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I decided to make a side-stepper Halloween card.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Exotic Halloween".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white pen.

I actually made the side stepper using the image as a guide where to cut the side stepped part like Debbi Moore often does on her shows on the TV.  I then inked the card with my Faded Jeans, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.  I then used those inks along with my Black Soot distress ink to stamp various Halloween stamps on the side-stepper, remembering on the side-stepper that some images might have been upside down on the stepper if I had not thought about it beforehand.

I have finished off the card with some wide grey organza (which was a wrap that came with my formal dress so as I did not want to use it with the dress I have chopped it up for use on my cards/mixed media projects), stamped/coloured/Glossy accents pumpkins, stamped sentiment, die-cut bats, bow and button.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Poppy, Spice and Ice Grey 4
Dress - Poppy, Red, Spice and Carmine
Candle/pumpkins - Buttercup, Ivory, Yellow, Spice, Orange and Ice Grey 3.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Doodle - Pink for breast cancer awareness or Halloween
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld October Challenge - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Autumn or Halloween
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of purple
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Halloween/Fall sentiment
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - BINGO board (I have gone for the bottom horizontal row of sentiments/button/ribbon)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of birthday
Fab n Funky - Embellished with ribbon or lace
The Paper Shelter - Digital image
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to use something wooden
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option to make it square

Monday, 15 October 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Whilst I have been away there have been some new arrivals in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Fall Squirrel".  In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
 This set is called the "Autumn Animal Set".  In this set you will get three GRAYSCALE images:  Red Panda, Autumn Fantasy and Gentleness. 
 

Friday, 12 October 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 12 October 2018

 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 "HALLOWEEN".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER".  He
re is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my Just for You card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Spring Flower".  This comes as a set and you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.  For my card I have used the partially coloured image.

For my card I have used various scraps of pink papers from my stash and teamed it up with beautiful pearlised card with leaves on it that I got from Dolly Dimples at the Stamperama Event in Stevenage a few months back.

I have finished the card off with some raffia ribbon, stamped sentiment, washi tape, a Bo Bunny ribbon flower/heart that I got from a friend in the USA a few years back and some gems.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Doodle - Pink for breast cancer awareness or Halloween
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes

Friday, 5 October 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 5 October 2018

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

The challenge topic for October 2018 is "HALLOWEEN".

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

 I have used various scarps of purple and green papers and card and with one of the papers I have used one of my Tim Holtz dies that cut a honeycomb effect into the paper.  All the papers and card I have edged with the Black Soot distress ink.

I have finished the card off with various die-cuts (pumpkin, cat (which I added googly eyes to) and splat stamps), some bat ribbon, stamped sentiment and black and purple Nuvo drops.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 

Hair and cats - Cool Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4

Pumpkin/skull/flower - Gold, Yellow, Honeycomb, Orange, Burnt Sienna, Pastel Beige, Khaki and Purple

Dress/gloves - Amethyst and Purple.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 


Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of autumn colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite season and why (I'd have to say Autumn as it includes Halloween.  I love seeing all the spooky creations people make.  Here in the UK we don't celebrate Halloween as much as places like the USA.  I'd love to visit the USA at Halloween time)
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle/anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween/Hallloween colours
2 Crafty Critters Crazies - Anything goes plus critters
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Make my Monday - Animals
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Autumn or Halloween
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes

Monday, 1 October 2018

4th Anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog and Facebook Group

    
 Today is a VERY special day for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog and the Facebook Group.
Today we are VERY excited that both of these challenges will have been running for FOUR YEARS. That is a wonderful achievement. 

To celebrate there will be:

FOUR Random winners on the Blog
The usual Artist Choice Award winner on the Blog
FOUR Random winners on the Facebook Group
The usual Artist Choice Award winner on the Facebook Group
The usual two Top 2 winners on the Facebook Group

and if this was not good enough EVERY entrant  to the Blog Challenge or the Facebook Challenge will get the image called "Fresh Blue" absolutely free.
Please note: The free image will be given at the END of both the Blog Challenge and the Facebook Challenge.

With all those extra prizes on offer and the chance of receiving a free image you certainly all need to come and enter the challenge next month!! 
 I have made a card using the free image "Fresh Blue" and have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are all from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut flowers with pearl brad centres and Sue Wilson die-cut greenery, Stickles glitter glue on the flower and her wings, green satin ribbon, green spotty organza ribbon, die-cut sentiment and some pearls.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair/dress - Leaf Green, Bright Green and Forest Green
Flowers - Salmon Pink, Antique Pink and Lush Green
Wings - Pastel Yellow and Buttercup
Background - Cornflower.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of embossing wet or dry
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of autumn colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Use a two word sentiment (happy birthday)
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of autumn
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld October Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps October Facebook Challenge - Halloween/Halloween colours ie black, purple and orange

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

The topic for the Facebook October challenge is "HALLOWEEN/HALLOWEEN COLOURS" ie black, purple and orange".

I decided to play along with their challenge this month.
 For my Halloween card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital image called "Night Wanderer".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.

The backing papers are from my stash and include scraps from a The Works paper pad and some papers from Bearlymine Designs (no longer available).

I have finished the card off with some black place, ghost die-cuts and a stamped sentiment.

The Promarkers that I have used are: 

Face/skin - Cool Grey 1, 2 and 3 
Hair - Cool Grey 2, 3 and 4
Hat/cloaks - Honeycomb, Orange and Burnt Sienna
Dress/gloves - Orchid and Amethyst.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of embossing wet or dry
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of autumn colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - All creatures great and small
As You Like It - Favourite season and why (I'd have to say Autumn as it includes Halloween.  I love seeing all the spooky creations people make.  Here in the UK we don't celebrate Halloween as much as places like the USA.  I'd love to visit the USA at Halloween time)
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of autumn
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween/Hallloween colours
Digi Doodle - Pink for breast cancer awareness or Halloween
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters Crazies - Anything goes plus critters
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld October Challenge - Anything goes
Make my Monday - Animals
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Autumn Sale

  Just to give you the head's up that there is an Autumn Sale going on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.
 Pop on over to the Etsy Store and if you use the code "fall2018" to get 20% off any digital items with no minimum spend required.

Hurry as this offer ends on 1 October 2018.