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Monday, 13 April 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 13 April 2015

Well it has quickly whizzed around to Monday again and therefore it is time for me to show you my 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 "under the sea".  It would be lovely if you could take part.
 For my easel inspiration card I have gone for Spring-like colours.  It's lovely at this time of year to see colours coming out in gardens round and about - not that I am into gardening.   For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Heart of Spring".  I have used my Graph'it pens for a change today.
The backing papers I have used for the card are from my Creative Crafting World "Mix and Match Papercrafting Collection CD-Rom".  On here you get a selection of papers in brights, lights and neutrals.  I have used the lights papers.

I have finished the card off with flowers cut out of the backing papers with a Robert Addams flower die set (I bought the All Occasions small flower die set and love it so much that the medium and large have gone on my wish list), Tonic Nuvo pearl drops for the centres of the flowers and the flowers on the image, doily, raffia ribbon, various die-cut shapes (bird cage, birds and scroll), gems, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and a seam binding ribbon bow.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday - Use a die
Crafty Sentiments - Lots of flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Things with wings (birds)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simon Says - April showers and/or Spring flowers
Inky Impressions - Spring is in the air
The Crafter's Cafe - Shaped cards
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Birthday with sentiment
Fab n Funky - BINGO (middle horizontal row of sentiment, digital image and die-cuts)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes/use a die
4 Crafty Chicks - Die-cuts
Aud Sentiments - Birthday sentiment or no 5 (congratulations on your 5th birthday Aud Sentiments - miss so much working with you all.  Look forward to all the challenges to come)
The Stamping Boutique - Spring
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - 2 or more patterned papers (spotty paper and striped paper)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Pink and pretty
Crafts 4 Eternity - Texture (raffia ribbon, pearl dots, gems and seam binding ribbon)
Graph'it Challenge - Flower Power
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add Spring flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
Allsorts - BINGO - middle horizontal row of ribbon, flowers and die-cuts
Paper Creator - Flowers
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
Emerald Faeries - Spring flowers/Easter
Card and Scrap - Use Spring colours/Easter colours
Crafty Calendar - Add a sentiment
Fitztown - Use flowers and/or leaves
Whoopsi Daisy - Throw on the flowers
Cosmic Strawberry - Colour challenge (I have used the light green, mid green, turquoise and pink)
One Sweet Challenge - Spring has sprung
Scribble and Scrap - Always anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to create your own challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Floral Fantasy
The Crazy Challenge - Springtime
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Lots of layers (at least 5 layers)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist of Spring
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends - 2 or more designer papers
The Pink Elephant - Photo inspiration
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Jennifer Bradley said...

Beautiful card, great design and love the image and your colouring.thanks for joining for challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will join us again. Jennifer DT member


Gorgeous and beautiful card Kym love the image beautiful colour's and fabulous design
Dianne xx :)

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Kym this is so beautiful love, love that image also the wonderful die cuts and card design, excellent creation thank you for sharing it with us at FAB 'N' FUNKY challenge this week.
lorraine x

Annette said...

Beautiful card with lovely colours and a great design!
Thanks for sharing and joining us at The Paper Shelter!
Hugs Annette

Amy Ottmers said...

Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

Aunty Sue said...

fab card and love the delicate colours thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week

Naz Smith said...

Beautiful honey, very cute. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles.

Naz xxx

~ginny said...

Hey Kym - love what you did with her hair on this one! I like the pearl drop centers you used too. Great layering as always for your designs - Thanks for celebrating with us & sharing your project & creativity at Aud Sentiments Birthday Party!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#129 – Birthday/ or No. 5 + Sentiment]
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Gail said...

Very pretty card! I love the image and how you've colored her. All those pretty flowers really make this card 100% girly, which are my favorite cards! What a nice birthday card...and being an easel, the recipient can leave it on their dresser or desk and enjoy it for a long time without it falling over!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our "birthday with a sentiment" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a great card
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge - Pink and Pretty

Teresa Kline said...

sweet card, luv the flowers! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Pink and pretty over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Eve's Card Designs said...

Lovely card hun. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of 'Add a die'. Yvonne (DT)

Eve's Card Designs said...

Back again with a different hat! Colouring is awesome hun and your card is lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Graph'It Marker Colouring Crazy Challenge and our theme of 'Flower Power'. Yvonne (DT)


caroline said...

great card, love the image and lovely color scheme, thanks for joining us at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ good luck
caroline dt

Tina Henderson said...

Beautiful! I love your die cuts! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Tina - DT

Cindy said...

Very pretty easel card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

michele said...

Thank-you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Kym, Gorgeous easel card! hugs x

tanya miller said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful project. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Use a Die challenge (DT)

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a beautiful image.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Bingo' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Hazel said...

Very pretty, Kym. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 75 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

Helene E said...

Lovely colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

debbie said...

Thank you for joining us at one sweet challenge... love your card

Hazel said...

Thanks for another lovely entry for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

Avril Ann said...

Stunning card Kym, love the softness of the colours here, - thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy - best of luck xxx

Lexie said...

So beautiful. Love the soft colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Kym what a beautiful card and your design is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Ooh la la and good luck

Debs DT Member xxx
{Debs Cards}

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

Neva Zver said...

Gorgeous card love the image and your colour choice.Hugs Neva GDT Fitztown

Colette said...

Hi Kym, Thank you for entering my Cosmic Colours Challenge this month. Your card is beautiful and you've picked a lovely combination of colours from the palette x :)

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous Card Kym - loving all those die cut flowers and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us for our 'Lots of Layers' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations.

Alli xx

Claire said...

Wow what a fab make! Thanks for joining our Flower Power challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends 2+ DP Challenge! We have a new challenge going on now. I hope you’ll check it out and play along.

cotnob said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Paper Creator’s Crafts for our Flowers challenge this month.