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Monday, 18 October 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 18 October 2021


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge this month is:

"BOO-TIFUL HALLOWEEN or PUMPKINS or HALLOWEEN COLOURS eg BLACK, ORANGE, PURPLE AND GREEN".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.

For my Halloween card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Moon".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.  I have used a texture stamp and a splat stamp on the back ground.

The backing papers are from my stash/scraps left over from Halloween cards last year.  

I have finished my card off with some Polkadoodles digital sentiments and some die-cut witches.

Monday, 11 October 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 11 October 2021


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge this month is:

"BOO-TIFUL HALLOWEEN or PUMPKINS or HALLOWEEN COLOURS eg BLACK, ORANGE, PURPLE AND GREEN".

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 my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a pumpkin sticker, die-cut ghosts and a Polkadoodles sentiment.

Monday, 4 October 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 4 October 2021


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.
We are super excited as it is the 7th anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog and the Facebook Challenge.  With lots of companies coming and going it is a wonderful achievement.  We have though AMAZING images to use from the so very talented Ching-Chou Kuik.  You need to pop on over to the Challenge Blog to see what is happening.

Our challenge this month is:

"BOO-TIFUL HALLOWEEN or PUMPKINS or HALLOWEEN COLOURS eg BLACK, ORANGE, PURPLE AND GREEN".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my card today I decided to go with the Halloween colour scheme of black, orange, purple and green - well in the picture it looks like blue with it started off as jade green!!

For my card I have used the image you get free if you enter the Facebook Challenge called "The Cutie".

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have used a wooden MDF sentiment in the shape of the work "happy".  I have too coloured this with Promarkers.

I have finished the card off with black/purple/green Nuvo drops, crepe die-cut flower with a brad centre and Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours stamped sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as Button - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of paper piecing
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything goes with a critter (fairy dog)
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of your favourite colour combo
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional of autumnal shades
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Di's Digis - Mermaids, fairies and/or angels
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes

Friday, 1 October 2021

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 1 October 2021


Today is a sad day for me as due to life/health issues I have decided to step down from two Design Teams to give myself a little time to get in a better place.

Thank you to Ruth for running such a friendly Design Team that I have been on for 4 years since October 2017.  Thanks also to my fellow DT members.  I shall miss being part of the DT but I think it fair to give my slot on the DT to someone who can 100% fully commit.

It is time though 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 "Polkadoodles".

For my card I have used the fun image called "Hooray - Sparkle Unicorn" digital stamp from Polkadoodles.  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura clear stardust pen and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peacock Feathers distress ink.

The backing papers are just scraps from my stash.

I have finished my card off with two different ribbon, flower, gem and a die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital image used)
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Always anything goes
Allsorts - Anything goes with the option of nature
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as Button - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of paper piecing
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything goes with a critter (hippo)
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional of autumnal shades
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog - October 2021


Today is a sad day for me as due to life/health issues I have decided to step down from two Design Teams to give myself a little time to get in a better place.

Thank you to Anne for running such a friendly Design Team that I have been on since April 2020.  Thanks also to my fellow DT members.  I shall miss being part of the DT but I think it fair to give my slot on the DT to someone who can 100% fully commit.

Today sees a new challenge over at the A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog.

The topic is always "ANYTHING GOES" and you are allowed unlimited entries into the challenge.

This month our sponsor is "The Hungrey JPEG".

For my card I have used elements from the "Christmas Backgrounds", "Christmas Reindeers", "North Pole" and "Santa's Present Delivery".

I took the background, reindeer stables, Santa with his sleigh and the Reindeer Stables sign into Craft Artist so I could lay it out as a scene, adding a sentiment, and then I could copy the stable and reindeer three times so I could decoupage the main image.

The backing paper is from a "Here Comes Christmas CD" by Polkadoodles.

I have simply finished off the card with the sentiment, white flower soft for a snow effect and some sequins.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital images used as well as paper from a Polkadoodles CD)
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Always anything goes
Allsorts - Anything goes with the option of nature
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of paper piecing
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sparkles Christmas - Flora or fauna (Christmas trees, holly and berries)
Critter Crazy Challenge - Anything goes with a critter (9 reindeer)
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of your favourite colour combo
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional of autumnal shades

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

New Release in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store


I have been busy lately as my eldest son got married last Saturday so I haven't had chance to do this post before now so apologies for that.

There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:

This image is called "October Stars" and you will get two different black-and-white versions.

This image is available in the Etsy Store.

Monday, 20 September 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 20 September 2021


Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

Our challenge this month is:

"THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme. 

For my Christmas card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Poinsettia Fairy - Greyscale".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura gold pen.

The backing papers are from my stash and are lots of different scraps.

I have made my poinsettia by using my Joanna Sheen poinsettia dies and add card candi to the centre.

I have finished the card off with a Lisa Horton stamped sentiment and some organza ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital image used)
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of friends
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of using 2 or more design papers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Monday, 13 September 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 13 September 2021

Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.
Our challenge this month is:

"THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER".

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

Here is my inspiration post with that theme. 
For this card I am giving you a sneaky peak of an image coming to the Ching-Chou Etsy Store in October.  It is called "One Lasting Moment".

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and tried to give a dreamy effect for the image.  I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed distress inks.

The backing papers are from my stash but did not fit in with my yellow/orange colour scheme so two of the butterfly papers I have coloured with Tim Holtz's Spiced Marmalade distress ink and the other I coloured with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed distress ink.

I have finished the card off with some satin ribbon, lace, Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours banner sentiments and of course some buttons.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything goes with critters
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy birthday
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything goes with the option of celebration
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of brown
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of school daze
Crafter's Castle - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Two or more patterned papers
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes (digital image used)
The Paper Shelter - Ribbon, lace and/or twine
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of masculine birthday
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Colours of Autumn

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

New Release in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store


There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:

This image is called "Deer in Woods".  
You will get two versions of the image.

This image is available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 15 September 2021.

Monday, 6 September 2021

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 6 September 2021

Today is the day for me to show you another creation for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.
Our challenge this month is:

"THINK PINK FOR BREAST CANCER".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme. 
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Black Rose".  I decided to go with a pink and grey colour scheme for a change.

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.  I have used various texture stamps and Tim Holtz's Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry distress inks to edge the image.

The backing papers are scraps from my stash.

I have cut all the layers of paper and the image with my Tim Holtz distress cutter which I got for Christmas.  I love a distressed/deckled edge and I would use some distress scissors I have got and papers/images would get smaller and smaller as nothing looked reasonably straight.  With the trimmer I don't have that problem.  I LOVE IT!!

I have finished the card off with some die-cut flowers, grey pearls, pink lace, pink ribbon, Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours banner sentiments and some The Works 3D pearl paint (I expected these to stay three dimensional in little mounds but they went flat.  They now remind me of Papermania Glitterations I used to buy but a cheaper alternative).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Markers - Add a sentiment
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the optional twist of monochrome
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Pink, pearls and/or sparkle
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of autumn/fall
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Classic Designs Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes with the option of rounded corners
Craft Rocket - Use any out of ribbons//bows/buttons (I have used ribbon on my card)
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act (digital image used on my card)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option for a child
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of brown
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of school daze
Crafter's Castle - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Two or more patterned papers
Incy Wincy - Dots and/or stripes and/or checks (dots for me)
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes

Saturday, 4 September 2021

New Job Cards


About six weeks ago our eldest son changed his job.  He is now back working at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  For his card I have used The Paper Shelter image called "Businessman".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut around the image.

The backing papers are from The Works.  I have also used a topper from a Hunkydory small book pad.

I have finished the card off with some twine and card candi.
Our youngest son moved to Southampton on Sunday to start a new job at the University of Southampton. Of course he needed a card as well.  This time I have used the pre-coloured topper and image.  I cut the image out three times so I could do some decoupage.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment and die-cut stars which I have put through two different embossing folders.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the optional twist of monochrome
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option for a child
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
We Love 2 Create - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of gnomes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD, USB or digital (digital image)

       

Friday, 3 September 2021

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 3 September 2021


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 "Star Jam Lines".
For my fun, bright and cheery card I have used the Star Jam Lines image called "Gnome with cake".  When you purchase this image you get the gnome facing either way and the cake on its own.

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

The backing papers are scraps I have kept of this bright and cheery paper.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, sequins and a Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours banner stamped sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of gnomes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD, USB or digital (digital image)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Markers - Add a sentiment
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of autumn/fall
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything goes
Classic Designs Challenge - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes with the option of rounded corners
Craft Rocket - Use any out of ribbons//bows/buttons (I have used ribbon on my card)
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act (digital image used on my card)
Polkadoodles - Anything goes