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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

 Today sees the arrival of a set of new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The set of images are "Four Girls with Flower Images" called Sunflower, Lily, Magnolia and Rose.  They are in the Etsy Store for £7.93.  

Birthday Wishes

Here is a birthday card I have made using a La-La Land digital image called "Heart Marci Cupcake".  Isn't she a beauty?  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers about 4 weeks ago but not long after starting two of my Promarkers, purple and amethyst died on me so it was a source on the internet for some replacements and once they arrived I could finish the image off.  The moral of the story is maybe don't keep using my favourite colour on a lot of images or as soon as I start one I buy a replacement as it will get used!!

The backing papers were from a Crafter's Companion Inspiration CD.  I like this CD as you choose your main colour, click and there are many papers with that colour scheme.  Perfect for instant matching of papers and I always have to print out purple papers as I again use too many!!

I have finished this card off with some lace, ribbon, buttons, sentiment and some sparkly gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Christmas papers
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Julia Spiri - Anything goes/try another colouring medium
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Christmas tags
Graph'it Challenge - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Pile it On - Two patterns (there is the lighter paper on top and the spotty paper underneath)
Robyn's Fetish - Stripes or dots (dots on the paper I used)
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Eat, drink and be merry!
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes

Friday, 25 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 25 November 2016

 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".

This week the Design Team have been given the topic of "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Silently Sparkling".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used my pearlescent chalks for the background for some sparkle and shine.

The backing papers I have used are from a Debbi Moore magazine.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut snowflakes with Stickles glitter glue added for sparkle, die-cut button, real button, gems and some gorgeous "Merry Christmas" ribbon a friend bought for me.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Sweet Stampers - Christmas
Crafting Musketeers - Christmas wishes
Delicious Doodles - Non-traditional Christmas
Unicorn Challenge - Snow/snowflakes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Just for fun
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes/optional theme of seasons
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Cute of anything goes Christmas
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Getting ready for Christmas
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Christmas papers
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Getting ready for Christmas
Moving Along with the Times - Anything goes with Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas with ribbon
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment (hope it's OK that the sentiment is on my ribbon)
Julia Spiri - Anything goes/try another colouring medium
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Christmas tags
Graph'it Challenge - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Birthday Meerkat

Here is a card I made recently using a Creative Cardmaking World Meerkat Madness CD.  I loved this meerkat in his leather jacket and thought it was a fun card for the recipient.  I used some backing papers from the CD.

The card has been finished off with a stamped sentiment, ribbon bow, button, pearls and two other pieces of ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Paper Creator - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simply papercrafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Just for fun
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Birthday celebrations
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Christmas papers
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment 

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases and Thanksgiving Sale

Today sees the arrival of a set of two images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:  
 In the set of two images you will find "Midnight Raven" and "Raven Soul".
For 2 days only (24 and 25 November 2016) there is a special Thanksgiving Sale in the Etsy Store.

If you use the code THANKYOU2016 when you spend $10 or more you will get an amazing 30% off the digital stamps you order.

Hurry on over to grab a bargain.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 18 November 2016

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".

This week the Design Team have been challenged to "red or green or both".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used a Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Trio".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels and ink for the background.

I normally use the combination of Caramel, Saffron and Vanilla for blonde hair but I made a right boo boo and was horrified when I realised I'd used Coral instead of Caramel.  I was pleased as to how it came out so my new blond colourway is Coral/Vanilla/Saffron.  A very happy accident!!

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.  I decided to go for the colour scheme of red and green and used a Crafter's Companion hexagon die for the sides of the image.

I have finished the card off with a sentiments, flowers and some Sue Wilson die-cut greenery.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of layers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Just for fun
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Get Creative - Birthday
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes/optional theme of seasons
The Paper Shelter - More than one of anything (hexagons and flowers)
Fab n Funky - Digi girls or hats (digital image)
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of to use some red
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it Challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release and Special Offer

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
 The image is called "Wreath of Nature" and is available for $2.80 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 22 November 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL DISCOUNT going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code NOV2016 you can get an amazing 20% of all the digital stamps in the store when you spend $9 or more.  

Hurry along to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 17 November 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  this discount DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases

I have been away for a few weeks and whilst I have been away there have been some more images added to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This image is called "Unicorn Love".
This image is called "Shining on". 
The above image is called "Wintry Night" and is available at a special introductory price of $2.80 instead of $4.00 until 17 November 2016.

Also if you use the code NOV2016 you will get 20% off all the stamps in the Etsy Store when you spend $9 or more.  

Hurry as this offer ends on 17 November 2016.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 11 November 2016

  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".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Winter Warmth".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Tim Holtz's Chipped Sapphire distress ink around the edge.  On the trees and ground I have added some frantage to look like snow.

The backing papers I have used from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, gingham ribbon, sentiment and Sue Wilson greenery and die-cut flowers with card candi centres.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
 The image is called "Northern Nightfall" and is available for $2 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 31 October 2016.  

Friday, 21 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 21 October 2016

 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/SOMETHING SPOOKY".

This week the Blog Design Team have been challenged to "anything goes" so here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Blue Pumpkin" and I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pan Pastels for the background.

I cut a piece of corrugated card and painted with Imagination Crafts Starlights paint and then adhered to a card blank.

The backing papers I have used from Summertime Designs.

I have finished this card off with a die-cut spider and pumpkin, spider ribbon, ticket sentiment and card candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
Paper Creator - Anything spooky
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Pretty in pinks or Halloween
Crafty Boots - Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Halloween
The Ribbon Girl - October any image challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Halloween cards
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Halloween colours
Get Creative - Black and orange
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Festive pumpkins
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes/seasons
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Halloween/autumn/fall
Penny's Paper Challenge - Halloween
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
Create and Inspire - Just for fun
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Halloween/Fall
Crafting by Designs - Halloween
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon or lace
Cute Card Thursday - Halloween
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of embossing if you want
Crafting with Friends - Always anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Always anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release and Special Offer

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
  The image is called "Mad Tea Party" and is available for $2 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 23 October 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL DISCOUNT going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code OCT2016 you can get an amazing 25% of all the digital stamps in the store.  

Hurry along to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 23 October 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  this discount DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Kit and Clowder Classes - Sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik

  
Over at Kit and Clowder there is now showing the October Online Class for Markers and Pencils.  

These classes are being sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik.

If you take this class and have a liking for Ching-Chou Kuik's amazing images pop on over to the Etsy Store where there are lots and lots of images to pick from.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 14 October 2016

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/SOMETHING SPOOKY".

This week the Blog Design team have been challenged to "use die-cuts" so here is my inspiration post with this theme.
I decided to make a piece of altered art.  I painted an empty wine bottle with Imagination Crafts Starlights blue and silver paints.  I then added some Dutch Doobadoo texture paste through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and left to dry.  I then dabbed over the blue Starlight paint over the raised area.  The Starlight paints gave the bottle such a sparkle.

The Ching-Chou Kuik image I have used is called "The Serene Night" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut out.

For the die-cut elements of the challenge I have die-cut lots of handmade flowers, shells and greenery and I have stuck these on and painted with Starlight paints.

I have finished the bottle off with some decorative silver mesh, organza ribbon bow, pearls and dew drops. 
Here is what the back of the bottle looks like.

I am entering this piece of altered art into the following challenges:

Noor! Design UK - CAS or fully loaded (I opted for fully loaded)
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of orange
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes or the optional twist of pumpkins
Fab n Funky - Shades of grey or lots of sparkle
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/autumn colours
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Not a card
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Handmade flowers
Crafty Catz - All tied up (ribbon)
Graph'it - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
 The image is called "Little Poodle" and is available for $2.00 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 18 October 2016.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release and 2nd Blog Anniversary

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
  The image is called "Autumn Moon" and is available for $2.00 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 16 October 2016.
 On Saturday 1 October 2016 it was the second anniversary of the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  

The Blog Design Team and Facebook Design Team have joined together to show you their "Halloween/something spooky" creations.

Make sure you pop by and visit the blog to see the full details.

PLEASE NOTE:  I cannot find details of entrants' e-mail addresses via Mister Linky so if you enter the challenge please can you E-MAIL ME so I can forward to you your free image "Spring Witch" for the taking part in our 2nd anniversary celebrations.  Thank you.