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Friday, 23 June 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 23 June 2017

 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 "BUTTERFLIES".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my summertime inspired card with lots of flowers I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Time Flies".  I have coloured the image in with Spectrum Noir pens.

The backing papers I have used are from various Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, raffia ribbon, die-cut butterflies, pearls, die-cut feathers and some bought flowers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Sunny Day - Tic-tac-toe (top horizontal row of sentiment, pearls and flowers)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/option to use dies or stencils
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - BINGO board - diagonal line of patterned paper, digi or stamped image and favourite colour (purple)
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of die-cuts and/or punches
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - June any image challenge
Ooh La La Creations - Summertime
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy - Summer
Simon Says - Use patterned paper
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches and dies
QKR Stampede - Paper piecing or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of baby
Creative Fingers - Anything goes

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Lotus in June" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on 26 June 2017.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 16 June 2017

 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 "BUTTERFLIES".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "USE KRAFT CARD".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Winter Watcher" (this is available in a set along with three other images).  I have printed the image off onto Crafter's Companion Desert Storm card and coloured in with Promarkers.

I used a Crafter's Companion wood effect embossing folder with some kraft card and then inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Gathered Twigs distress ink.  I made a flower out of kraft card with a poppy die and stamp by Sheena Douglass.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, ric-rac ribbon and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Sunny Day - Tic-tac-toe (end vertical column of flowers, dies/punches and embossing)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Summer colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it
Allsorts - Use at least 2 dies (Flower die and splat die)
Love 2 Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/option to use dies or stencils
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a sentiment
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Die-cuts, chipboards and/or punches
Creative Inspirations - Our furry/feathered friends
Simon Says - Emboss it
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of flag day
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - BINGO board (diagonal line of ribbon, digi or stamped image and die-cuts)
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of die-cuts and/or punches
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Quilting/Stitching Real or Faux or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of spots and stripes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes with the optional twist of a sketch

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - June 2017 - Make it Manly

  It is time for another challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog.

The topic this month is "MAKE IT MANLY".  
 For my card I have used a green card base from my stash.

I have used a sheet of decoupage from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma 8x8 cardmaking pad of this gorgeous dragonfly image.

The backing papers I have used are from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Teal Goodie Bag (sorry this is out of stock at the moment) and I have also used a paper from the Sweet Dixie Inspiration 1 paper pad.  On the Sweet Dixie paper I have used my Crafter's Companion Just for Men Urban Graffiti stamp set and stamped various circles using my Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers distress ink using second generation stamping for a lighter effect.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment which was a magazine freebie a few years back, two different ribbons from my stash, gems from the Teal Goodie Bag and three flowers from the Teal Goodie Bag with stamens added to the centre.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Your favourite things (decoupage, stamping, ribbon and gems)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes or the option of a shaker card
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Summer and sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - For the men/boys
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Boyz Rule!
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/optional twist of stamping with an embossing folder
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - For the guys
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Summer colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Marvellous men
Simon Says - Make it masculine
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Boys/men
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of dies and punches
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option of tag you're it

Friday, 9 June 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 9 June 2017

  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 "BUTTERFLIES".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my summery card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Peony Kimono Maiden" and I have coloured her in with my Promarkers and chalked the background for a soft effect.  I have added my Coarse Medium Pan Pastel over the top.

The papers I have used are from First Edition.

I have finished the card off with some raffia ribbon, die-cut butterflies and Stickles glitter glue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/flowers theme (optional)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Your favourite things (ribbon, die-cuts, lots of layers and sparkle)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of birthday
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes or the option of a shaker card
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper June Challenge - Anything goes
Sunny Day - Tic-tac-toe (middle horizontal row of ribbon, digi/stamp and dies/punches)
Aud Sentiments - Summer and sentiment
Noor! Design UK - Summer
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - All creatures great and small
Love to Craft - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/optional twist of stamping with an embossing folder
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy - Summer
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Let's Create - Girls, girls, girls
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Father's Day
Whoopsi Daisy - Summer sun
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Birds, bugs and butterflies
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Summer colours
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - For the guys or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of dies and punches

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "After Midnight" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on 11 June 2017.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group June Challenge - Create a background

Today is the start of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group Monthly Challenge.

The topic for the challenge this month is "Create a background".

I decided to do another journal page.  

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Scent of Spring" and I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.

For the actual journal pages I started off with painting the pages with my gold Starlight pen for some sparkle and shine.  I used various Pan Pastels to add some colour.  I then used various stamps to add texture and dimension.  I then added some washi tape up the side and at the bottom.  I then die-cut lots of leaves and stuck them to the pages.  I used a freebie dragonfly stamp and inked using two different coloured ink pads, cut out and added Stickles glitter glue to them for some sparkle.  I have finally added some small flowers to finish off the pages.

I am entering these journal pages into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy - Girly
Jo's Scrap Shack - Always anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of use your favourite colour
Creative Inspirations - Your favourite things (mixed media, using dies and colouring stamped and digital images)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of birthday
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes or the option of a shaker card
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Paper Shelter - Make it digital (digital image used)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Butterflies" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on 5 June 2017.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy 50th Birthday

 Here is a 50th birthday card I made using a Debbi Moore topper kit and backing papers from various Debbi Moore CDs.

I made a little shaker card to go on the front made with a Joanna Sheen 50 confetti.
As it was a special birthday I made a matching box for the card to go in.

The card and box have been finished off with peel-offs, pearls, flowers and organza ribbon bows.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

   Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Spring Charm" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  30 May 2017.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 19 May 2017

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 "RIBBON AND LACE".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "ANYTHING GOES".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I decided to do another journal page.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Sea" and it comes in a set of 4 other mermaids in the Etsy Store.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean distress ink.
 For the background of the journal pages I used my little round Tim Holtz distressing tool sponges and stamped circles with Tim Holtz's Broken China distress ink.  I then used the circular pad and used Tim Holtz's Peacock Feather distress ink and stamped in the gaps leaving some white spaces.
I then used stamps from a Joy! Craft "Under the sea" set to make the background.  I stamped out the shells and coloured in with Promarkers and cut out.

I adhered the shells and an anchor with a Creative Expressions Matte Medium I got from a One Day Special.  I also added the Matte Medium over the finish and seahorse so it added some texture and dimension.

Unfortunately my Sky Box was new to me then and I didn't realise that once full of recordings it will delete things so I lost all of Lisa Horton's shows with these products and stamps so I was well miffed as I have forgotten what I can use these products for!!

I am entering these journal pages into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Mother's Day
Pile it On - Animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Make your own background
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of stencils
Love to Create - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Add texture
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Use a background stamp or make a background
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Things with wings or anything goes

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Spring Wanderer" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  22 May 2017.

Also if you use the code "CCK2017MAY" you will get an amazing 25% off when you spend $10 or more in the Etsy Store.

Hurry as this offer ends on 22 May 2017.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 12 May 2017

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 "RIBBON AND LACE".

The topic for the Design Team this week was "your favourite colour".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
Well can you guess my favourite colour?  When I was growing up I LOVED pink and red but when I got a bit older I disliked these colours.  Instead I fell in love with the various shades of purple/lilac and that has stayed with me now for 25+ years.

For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps image called "Sunset Jasmine" which is for sale in the Etsy Store in a set along with four other stunning images.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with a Viva pearl wand pen.

The backing papers are scraps from my stash.

A piece of card I put through a Couture Creations embossing folder and rubbed over with the Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Polish.

I have finished the card off with some washi tape, die-cut shells, coral reed and seahorse, Joy! Crafts stamped sentiment and a die-cut sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
Pile it On - Animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - May 2017 - Feeling Floral

 It is time for another challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog.

The topic this month is "FEELING FLORAL".  
For my card I have used a card blank from my Teal Goodie Bag.  I have used two different papers from the Sweet Dixie Spring Sentiments paper pad.  The image I have used is a topper of a little bunny from Lily of the Valley.

I have finished the card off with a Dovecraft doily which I coloured with a pink Pan Pastel, flowers (stamped and embossed with my new Velvet WOW embossing powder which is such a lovely quality, the flowers were then cut out and finished off with a sequin in the centre), ribbon and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

The Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/optional theme of brown and cream
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper May Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Teacher Appreciation
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Flowers and sentiment
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of use 5 of something
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of create a container
Come and Get It - Birthday wishes
Pile it On - Animal
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Something beginning with "B" (birthday and bling)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Bling
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Friday, 5 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 5 May 2017

 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 "RIBBON AND LACE".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps image which is one of a set of images called "Girl with Flower Images" and the specific image I have used is "Rose".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and chalked the background.

For my blue backing card I have used various ink pads and stamps.  I then used the Tim Hotlz textures hexagon die to cut some of the background away.

I have finished the card off with some decorative lace, stamped sentiment, satin ribbon, satin/organza ribbon bow, lots of flowers and some Sue Wilson Finishing Touches greenery die-cuts.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/optional theme of brown and cream
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Country View Challenge - Flower power
Whoopsi Daisy - Tic-tac-toe (diagonal line of digi - die-cuts - flowers)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make it bloom
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Teacher Appreciation
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Lovely ladies
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Flowers and sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Bows
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Make your own background
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of pink
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of use 5 of something
QKR Stampede - Feminine cards or anything goes

Monday, 1 May 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Butterfly Charm" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  6 May 2017.