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Friday, 25 May 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 25 May 2018

 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 "PEARLS/GEMS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS" by Design Team Member Vannessa.


Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Monarch Butterfly" (this comes in a set along with the "Two Lady Bugs" image).  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, added white gel and Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen highlights and fussy cut around the image.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut sentiment, ribbon, little dainty flowers made with two X-cut punches with Novo pink pearl drops added to the centres.

Promarkers used: 

Butterfly - Yellow, Lemon, Sunflower, Spice, and Orange
Flowers/branches - Cerise, Rose pink, Cocoa and Cinnamon
Background - Cobalt Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Di's Digi Challenge - Load on the embellishments (punched flowers, Nuvo drops and ribbon)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use lace and/or ribbon
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Birthday creations (what an amazing achievement to reach your 9th birthday Passion for Promarkers - here's to the next 9 years!!)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Digital image
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 22 May 2018

 Welcome to another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes".
 For my bright and cheery birthday card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Butterfly Meadow".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

I have used a die-cut butterfly card which I bought in a sale some years back so it is about time to start using them.  

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some washi tape, die-cut Joanna Sheen butterflies, small bought white flowers, two sunflower-style flowers made by a fellow crafter in Canada, Dawn Bibby Designs gems and a die-cut sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 

Hair - Cinnamon, Caramel and Sandstone
Flowers/butterflies - Leaf Green, Lime Green, Berry Red, Red, Yellow, Sunflower, Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink, Orange and Spice.
Dress/hairband - Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink and Antique Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

CCC Digi Creations - Flower power

Craft Rocket - Use embellishments (flowers, die-cuts and gems)
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of pink
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of humour/make it funny
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
4 Crafty ChicksChicks - Anything goes with the optional twist of buttons (I have used buttons on my card)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of a sketch
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Things beginning with "B" (bling, butterflies and blue)
Di's Digi Challenge - Load on the embellishments (flowers, die-cut butterflies and gems)
Allsorts - Happy birthday (congratulations on the 9th birthday to the Allsorts Challenge - here's to another 9 years!!)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use lace and/or ribbon
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Birthday creations (what an amazing achievement to reach your 9th birthday Passion for Promarkers - here's to the next 9 years!!)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes

Monday, 21 May 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store: 
This set is called "Lucky Clover".  

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

This set is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $3.00 (instead of the original price of $4.00).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 26 May 2018.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 18 May 2018

 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 "PEARLS/GEMS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "use some buttons".  
Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have made for a friend I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps image called "Still" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut out the image.

The backing papers are from some Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the card off with some spotty washi take, die-cut tag, ribbons and pearls.

Promarkers used: 


Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 

Hair - Walnut and Henna
Dress/earrings - China Blue, True Blue and Cobalt Blue
Buildings/scenery - Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Pastel Beige, Khaki, Pastel Blue, Sunflower, Rose Pink and Forest Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 


Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Use embellishments (buttons, washi tape and buttons)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use a charm
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies and/or punches
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Gems and/or pearls (I have used pearls on my card)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of humour/make it funny
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
4 Crafty ChicksChicks - Anything goes with the optional twist of buttons (I have used buttons on my card)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of a sketch

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Hope You Feel Better Soon Card

Here is a card I made recently for a friend who had been in hospital.  I could of course used a card from my stash but seeing as she has a slight addiction to tigers - well not just a slight but a massive addiction -  I decided to make a tiger card.  Of course I went straight to my Creative Crafting World Pollyanna Pickering's World Wildlife CD.

For my card I have used three different backing papers, 8x8 insert and a twisted decoupage topper which I have layered up with foam pads as it was going to be hand-delivered.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment off the CD (ie a box where you could insert your own text before it printed), decorative circles from the topper sheet cut out with a punch and inked around the edges and finally some seam binding ribbon.

I was going to enter this into the Creative Crafting World Challenge this month but their blog seems to have disappeared.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
2 Crazy Critters - Anything goes and critters
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of mainly blue
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Dandelion Fairy Kingdom".

In this set you will get two levels of grayscale images.

This image is available at a special introductory offer of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $3.00).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 17 May 2018.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 11 May 2018

 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 "PEARLS/GEMS".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Little Talks".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used were designed by my crafty friend Lozzy.

I have finished the card off with stamped sentiment, ribbon, lace die-cut feathers with gilding wax, pearls and gems.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Cinnamon, Cocoa and Pastel Beige
Owl - Saffron, Vanilla and Cocoa
Flowers - Amethyst, Orchid, Orange and Lush Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

2 Crazy Critters - Anything goes with critters
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Clean and simple of fussy and fancy (fussy and fancy)
Craft Rocket - Use embellishments (die-cuts, lace, ribbon, gems and pearls)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Pearls and lace with the option of Mother's Day
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Crafty Friends - Animals
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of lace/ribbon/twine
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of pink
Simon Says - Ombre
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Lace and/or ribbon (I have used both lace and ribbon)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Things that fly
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option to use a charm
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies and/or punches
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option of Springtime
Love to Create - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of mainly blue
Pearly Sparkles - Things with wings
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of so cute

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 11 May 2018

 Good morning.  

It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic this week is "anything goes".


PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation.
 This week our sponsor is "Fred, She Said Designs".
For my card I have used the seahorse and seaweed images from the "Emma the Mermaid and Friends Set".  I have coloured the images in with Promarkers.  I have used a Viva Declor blue pen to add some pearl drops to the seahorse.  I have fussy cut the seahorse and the seaweed.

For the background I have various Spectrum Aqua pens and scribbled on my glass mat, spritzed with water and whooshed the card around.  I kept repeating this until I'd got the effect I wanted.  I then got a darker blue pen, spritzed and then used a scrap of bubble wrap to make it resemble water bubbles in the water.

For the frame I stamped around with various seaside stamps I have.

I have finished the card off with various die-cut shells and a stamped sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Seahorse - Canary, Yellow, Sunflower, Duck Egg Blue and Denim Blue
Seaweed - Duck Egg and Turquoise and Cool Grey 2.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Crazy Critters - Anything goes with critters
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Clean and simple of fussy and fancy (fussy and fancy)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Animals
CRAFT - Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies and/or punches
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Cute and sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 8 May 2018

 Welcome to another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes".
 For my birthday card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Flower Wave".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked the background with pearlescent chalks.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a doily die-cut coloured with Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and some narrow pink ribbon threaded through, various die-cut flowers with Nuvo pearlescent drops to the centre, pink raffia-style ribbon, die-cut sentiment, decorative K and Co brad and I have stamped a Chloe's Cards swirly stamp onto acetate, heat embossed and cut out.

Promarkers used: 


Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 

Hair - Cinnamon, Caramel and Cocoa
Dress - Salmon Pink, Cocktail Pink and Antique Pink
Flowers - Canary, Sunflower, Duck Egg, Denim Blue, Cocktail Pink and Salmon Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles - Flowers
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Lots of layers
CCC Digi Creations - Flower power
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of flowers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Friday, 4 May 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 4 May 2018

  Good morning.  

It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic this week is "anything goes".


PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation.
 This week our sponsor is "Di's Digi Stamps".
For my male themed card I have used the Di's Digi Stamps image called "MP3 Mike" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have then die-cut around the image with a Spellbinders die and then used a texture and stars stamps from Visible image to add some interest around the image.

I decided to go for a colour scheme of blue and kraft card so the blue packing paper is just a piece of scrap left in my scraps folder.

I have finished the cards off with a die-cut banner tag, die-cut stars and a Joanna Sheen star die-cut banner and a stamped sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Cocoa, Cinnamon and Sandstone
Top/shoes/phone - China Blue and Cobalt Blue
Trousers - Cocoa, Cinnamon and Sandstone.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Embossing (embossing of the die-cut for the images, banners and stars)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Clean and simple of fussy and fancy (fussy and fancy)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes