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Monday, 16 May 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 16 May 2022


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:

"ANYTHING GOES".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the topic "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
My final card to share this month is bright and cheery - so much so you might need sunglasses on to look at it!!

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Carnation and Monarch".

The image has been coloured in with Promarkers and areas highlighted with a white Posca pen and my Sakura stardust clear pen.

The backing papers are bright pink/orange/white and are all from a pad from The Works.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon I got from Dawn Bibby's shop when I went to see it for my 40th birthday, a very sparkly sticker saying "smile" from a Pocket Letter swap some years ago, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some die-cut flowers with pearl centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Use die-cuts
Moving Along with the Times - Birthday
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of a 3D project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes 
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with the option of flora and fauna
We Love Stamping - For a lady or girl
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the optional twist of lilies and lace
Craft Rocket - Birthdays
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Di's Digis - Load of flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option of a girly card
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of masculine
Allsorts - Add some sparkle (Sakura stardust clear pen used on areas on the image and a very sparkly "smile" sentiment sticker)
Colour Crazy - Anything goes

Sunday, 15 May 2022

🐾🐾🐾Happy Birthday - Hope Your Day is Pawsome 🐾🐾🐾


What a stressful week as I've not been able to get into my own blog.  Thankfully it is all sorted now - fingers crossed!!

Here is a card I made a while back but have not posted on my blog.

For the card I have used a Mini Kit called "The Dawg!" by Gillian Hutchinson over at CraftsUPrint.

For my card I have used the topper sheet a couple of times so I could decoupage the image and used the insert from the kit as well.

The backing paper used is from Summertime Designs (sadly no longer available).

I have finished the card off with some die-cut stars, die-cut letters to make "son" and a sentiment from the kit.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Layer it up!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it!
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of masculine

Monday, 9 May 2022

⚓ ⚓ ⚓ Enjoy Your Retirement ⚓ ⚓ ⚓


Here is a retirement card that I have made using a kit called "Sea View" by the ever so talented Janet Briggs over at CraftsUPrint.

For my card I have printed the topper sheet and the decoupage sheet as I knew this one was being hand delivered so I didn't have to worry about the depth of it and posting.

The backing papers are from my nautical pad by Sara Davies over at Crafter's Companion.  I love this paper pad as it goes so well with lots of images like this that I have got.

I have finished the card off with die-cut shells/anchor/ship's wheel/netting (by Crafter's Companion), pearls, sentiment from the kit and a metal charm held on with some garden twine.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

We Love to Create - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of family
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it!
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of Mother's day
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Use die-cuts
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of a hand coloured image
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 9 May 2022


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:

"ANYTHING GOES".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the topic "3 or more layers".

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

I have coloured my image in with Tim Holtz's Spun Sugar and Broken China distress ink.

The backing papers must for been bought 8-9 years ago by my sons.  They are so nice I didn't want to use but what is the use of them just sitting on my shelf?  I have used my Tim Holtz distress guillotine around the edge of all of the papers and the toppers.

The card has been finished off with some wide blue ribbon, wide lace, three flowers, sentiment and some Sentimentally Yours pearls (which are more than yummy!!).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Anything fantasy/magical/fairy or myth
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of a 3D project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with the option of flora and fauna
We Love Stamping - For a lady or girl
Pearly Sparkles - Layer it up!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the optional twist of lilies and lace
Passion for Markers - Flowers
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes with the optional twist of family
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it!
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of a hand coloured image
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Favourite stamps and/or dies (my favourite stamps have to be by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Someone I knew bought one of her stamps many years ago and then I bought more from the USA.  Then Ching-Chou Kuik started with digital images and starting a Design Team.  I applied and 7 years later run her Blog and Facebook Challenges and no matter what the love of her stamps never diminishes but only gets better!!)
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of Mother's day
Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 2 May 2022

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


Here is an image that has been released in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:
This image is called "Merry-Go-Round".

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

Hurry as this offer ends on 8 May 2022.

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 2 May 2022


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:

"ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
Here is May's instalment of the hanger to hang in the box to remind me what cards I have to make each month.  I can just take the hanger out and put on my craft desk to see what to make.

For this month's hanger I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Starry Wish" and I decided to print onto Crafter's Companion kraft card for a change.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed distress ink.

I painted gesso on the hanger and then brushed on Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed distress ink.  I then used various leaf/star stamps around the image for the background.  

I have finished my hanger off with an organza ribbon bow, "MAY" text written on the computer, gorgeous flower and on the back is the list of birthdays/anniversaries etc.

I am entering hanger I have made into the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of Mother's Day
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbon and/or lace
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option to use only squares
Digi Doodle - Anything fantasy/magical/fairy or myth
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Mix it Up - Anything goes with the option of a 3D project
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything stamped with the option of flora and fauna
We Love Stamping - For a lady or girl
Pearly Sparkles - Layer it up!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option to make a slimline Mother's Day card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything goes
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the optional twist of lilies and lace

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps "Just Colour It" Challenge - May 2022


Last month saw another monthly challenge start over on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

There will be still the Monthly Challenge but this one has been specifically set up for those people that just like to colour Ching-Chou Kuik images and do not make their images into cards/scrapbook pages/mixed media etc.

The topic for the "Just Colour It" Challenge is always "ANYTHING GOES".

This cute little character that I coloured by Ching-Chou Kuik is called "Little Dragon".

For this card I used a mixture of colouring mediums:  

Promarkers
Sentimentally Yours alcohol markers
Sakura stardust clear pen
Posca white pen
and finally
pearlescent chalks to add a little sparkle to the image.

Why not print off a Ching-Chou Kuik image and colour it in and enter this challenge. 

We'd love to see what you create.

Saturday, 23 April 2022

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


Here is an image that has been released in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:
This black-and-white image is called "Carnation and Butterfly".
It is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (original price of $3.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 25 April 2022.

You Anchor Me ⚓


Here is a grungy/distressed card I have made.  The image I have used is by Ching-Chou Kuik and called "Bon Voyage My Love".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with a white gel pen.

The backing papers are from my Joy! Crafts Under the Sea Paper pad.  Two of the papers I have just ripped around the edges for a more distressed feel.  On one of the backing papers I used Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade distress ink through a mylar stencil I made with some die-cut shells out of it and went around the edge for some faded out shell shapes.

For embellishments I have used a netting die from Crafter's Companion and various stamped out shells/rocks and compass from Sentimentally Yours, a stamped sentiment and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD/USB/digital (digital image used)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of April showers
Passion for Markers - In or on the sea
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option to add ribbon or twine
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 18 April 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 18 April 2022


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:

"FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
For my Halloween card - well I couldn't resist as it is a long time until October!!  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Dark Moon".

I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I then used Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Sprays and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I have also used the same colour sprays/ink to stamp bats/splats and dots onto the background.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut bats, ribbon and Polkadoodles sentiments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything goes Halloween
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Things with wings
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with a CD, USB or digital (digital image and sentiments)
Stamping Sensations - I Love ..... (for me when I first started crafting I didn't do messy ie inks/sprays etc and didn't do stamping but now I love nothing more than using inks/sprays and using stamps, big or small, to make something crafty)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Have an amazing time!


Here is a card that I made for young male adult who is into music.  For this card I have used my Debbi Moore Designs "Classic Cards for Men - Timeless Moments CD".  This is a brilliant CD for those hard to make male cards, cards for teenagers and a lot of them I would love to have made into a card being a female!!

I have used a topper sheet and various backing papers on the CD.  To tie in with the theme of music I have used various musical stamps to stamp onto the papers I have used.

As the card needed to be posted I have finished it off quite simply with some sentiments off the CD, cardboard buttons off the CD and a musical charm held in place with a brad.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of April showers
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the option to key it simple
Crafting Happiness - Always anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts - Masculine

    

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Another Birthday ....... Suits You Sir!


Here is an 8x8 inch card I have made using the fabulous kit Gillian Hutchinson over at CraftsUPrint called "You are Pawsome!"  In this kit you get so much including a topper, decoupage, two inserts, sentiments and some little cards or you can make these into tags and all for the price of £1.60!!

For my card I have used the main topper image, sentiment and decoupage which I have printed onto photo paper and I have printed off the sentiment insert onto 160gsm card.

As this card has to be posted I have added the layers of decoupage up with double-sided tape. I know you don't get the full effect as if using foam pads or glue gel but it still looks better with the layers.  Is he not handsome?

I kept the colour scheme of the card to black, white and gold.  I have cut a piece of Hunkydory adorable scorable card and put through an A4 dotty embossing folder as I thought the gold and dots matched his gorgeous bow tie.

I have finished the card off simply with two sentiment tags from the kit and a plain tag which I have added a "With Love" gold peel-off.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Allsorts - Masculine
Ally's Angels - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
The Male Room - Dry embossing

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of butterflies
Unicorn Challenge - Include an animal
Through the Purple Haze - Include an animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of April showers

Friday, 15 April 2022

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

Here is a set of images that have been released in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:

This image is called "Spring Bunny".

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

This set of images are available at a special introductory price of $3.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 18 April 2022.

Monday, 11 April 2022

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Monday 11 April 2022


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:

"FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS".

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.
Here is another tag I have made for my birthday/anniversary stand that lives by my computer so I can see at a glance what cards I need to make each month.

For April's tag I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Shih Tzu".

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

I coloured the MDF tag with a light purple acrylic paint and then used various texture/small flower stamps and inks to stamp the background.

I have finished the tag off with some purple fibres, glittery ribbon and a multi-layered flower.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes with the option to use a die or punch
We Love to Create - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - No cards allowed
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Mirtillamente Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything but square
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Cute as a Button - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Unicorn Challenge - Include an animal
Passion for Markers - Animal Magic
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Paper Funday - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Through the Purple Haze - Include an animal
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks - Stamp act
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Ally's Angels - Anything goes

Saturday, 9 April 2022

Easter Wishes


Here is an Easter card I have made using an image from CraftsUPrint by Karen Wyeth called "Bella's Easter Wishes".  Now who could not resist this little dog dressed up as a bunny? 

I have used the main topper, decoupage and extra butterflies from the digital kit.

The backing papers are from The Works and Hobbycraft.

The card is finished off very simply with some pink pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Hoppy Easter/animals
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of butterflies
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes
A Place to Start - Anything goes with the option to key it simple
Dragonfly Dreams - Spring/Easter
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Spring
Alphabet Challenge - "A" is for animal antics
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Friday, 8 April 2022

Happy Birthday - Have a Blooming Great Day!


Here is a birthday card I have made using a kit from CraftsUPrint from the ever-so-talented Gillian Hutchinson called "Bottom of the Garden - Bunny".

For my card I have used the main image, decoupage, sentiments and an insert.

To give some texture, like the quilting on the image, I have put some paper from The Works through an A4 embossing folder and then inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry distress ink to highlight the embossing a bit more.

I have finished the card off quite simply with some wide pink satin ribbon and sentiments from the kit.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Hoppy Easter/animals
Unicorn Challenge - Include an animal
Daisy Chain - Birthday
Through the Purple Haze - Include an animal
CD Sunday Plus - Anything goes with CDs/USB/digital (digital image from CraftsUPrint)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of April showers
Try it on Tuesday - Spring colours
Simon Says - Happy birthday
The Paper Shelter - Pastel colours
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting Happiness - Always anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of butterflies
Alphabet Challenge - "A" is for animal antics
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

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


Here is a set of images that have been released in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:

This image is called "The Fairy Rat".

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

Hurry as this offer ends on 10 April 2022.