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Monday, 1 June 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - June 2015 Challenge - All creatures great and small

Today sees the start of another challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

This month the challenge is "all creatures great and small".

To take part you do not have to use a Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp but we all do love to see them being used.  If you do use a Ching-Chou Kuik image from her Etsy store you can enter the challenge twice, thus giving you two chances of winning.  It also means that you could be "in the running" of winning the Artist Choice Award where Ching-Chou Kuik herself looks at all the entries using an image from her Etsy Store and the winner gets to pick 5 images free from the Etsy Store as their prize.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "New Leaves".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.  I have used blue, green, yellow, pink and peach chalks for the background and added some Tonic Studio liquid pearls.

The backing papers are all from my stash which I have had for years and years.  One of the papers I embossed with my Crafter's Companion hessian embossing folder (think this is one of my favourite embossing folders now) and inked with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink along with a doily.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, die-cut sentiment, owl charm held on with a brad, gems, some flowers given to me by a friend and a gorgeous MDF die-cut owl which a friend bought me for Christmas (he is so nice I have avoided using it but what is the point of keeping things as they were bought to be used!!).

It would be lovely if you could play along with the challenge this month.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Passion for Promarkers - Come fly with me
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist to add some texture (hessian embossing, wooden owl, metal owl charm, ribbon and flowers)
Polkadoodles - Girly but no pink
Crafty Creations - All creatures great and small
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Ribbon or lace
Creative Moments - Anything goes/inside out
Brown Sugar - Ribbon and flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Pile it On - Focus on colouring
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - Include an animal
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to use subway art
Come and Get It - Distress it
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - Layer it up
Crafts Galore - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Card Mania - Use a metal emblishment
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Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Kym! Your coloring is fantastic - thanks for sharing her with us at Top Tip Tuesday!


The Crafty Den said...

Wow! Another gorgeous card Kym. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julie said...

Fab card, Kym - lovely colours and embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Julie said...

Fab card, Kym - lovely colours and embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card, Kym, beautiful image! Thanks so much for joining us at Passion for Promarkers, Shelly x

Hazel said...

Another lovely entry for my Patterned Paper June challenge. x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great card Kym, the image is gorgeous and I love how you have coloured her up. Great backing design and the hessian embossing really sets the image off. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will join us again on our next challenge. Jennifer DT member xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Kym. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Bunny said...

Nice card, Kym. Love the colors. The owl is so cute. I know what you mean by hanging onto it. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Marie said...

Lovely card, fabby colour combo. Thanks for joining our flying PFP challenge. A new fun is up now.
Love n hugs

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Kym, I love the image, stunning detailing and beautiful colours.
Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
Sue xx

Evie said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us Card Mania Challenge.

Evie - DT member

everything with stickles.blogspot.com said...

Lovely card,cute owl,love the owl charm you have used. Thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Del said...

Gorgeous card, I love those colours and the beautiful flowers you've used to embellish. There is so much texture in your card and I love the layout. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore June - Anything Goes Challenge and Good Luck! xx

Bev said...

fabilous creatiom. I adore your colour choice. Thank you for joining in the girly but no pink challege over at Polkadoodles this fortnight.

jenn shurkus said...

really pretty card :) Thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Jacee said...

Super design Kym, great colours and a fab image, love your little flowers and the owl in the corner, lovely!
Thanks for joining in with this months challenge at Paper Creator, hope you’ll come and join us next time too, good luck!
Hugs Jacee ---- Design Team
Simply Paper Card Design

Lau W said...

So lovely card Kym !
Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card Kym and do love the little Owl..Hugs Lozzy xx

karalschuknecht said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

Penny said...

Thanks for visiting our Girly but no Pink Challenge at

Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Lisa S. said...

She looks beautiful and I love the little owl too. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

Chriss America Real said...

I absolutely love owls! This is a lovely card! Thank you so much for playing along with the One Stitch At A Time design Team.
Chriss America Real – Stitchy Angel

chanya13 said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments Agnieszka DT

Claire said...

Gorgeous make, thanks so much for joining our Girly but no Pink challenge over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/
Claire xx

Vannessa said...

This is gorgeous Kym - love the Autumn feel to it with all those browns and oranges.

Hugs, Vannessa x