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Monday, 16 January 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 "Be in my Heart" and is available at a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of $4.00) until the end of  21 January 2017. 

Also if you use the code JANCC20 you can get an amazing 20% off all digital stamps in the Etsy Store.  

Hurry as this offer ends on 21 January 2017.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 January 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 "USE SOMETHING NEW".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "all about the blues".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Poppy Glamour".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and used Pebeo drawing gum and put splodges on the background, allowed to dry, coloured over with my Promarkers and then rubbed off the drawing gum.

The backing papers I have used from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut butterflies which I have coloured with Promarkers and stamped with a new harlequin stamp, stamped sentiments, new lace (isn't it gorgeous?) and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Unicorn Challenge - January blues
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Something new (new stamp used to stamp over the die-cut butterflies and new lace)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Pile it On - Colourfully aware - for this challenge you have to be inspired by a colour awareness ribbon.  
Of course I had to go with a blue ribbon for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome awareness/Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) awareness/Restless Legs Syndrome awareness as these are some of the conditions that I suffer from. The blue ribbon also covers various other illnesses/conditions and these can be found here.
Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbon and/or pearls (I have used ribbon on my card)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of something new (my something new is using Pbeoo drawing ink for my background)
I Love Promarkers - Use something new (new stamp used to stamp over the die-cut butterflies and new lace)
Creative Inspirations - Fabulous flowers
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option of a calendar
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner - Use patterned papers
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the option of journal or planner
Moving Along with the Times - Something in the air (butterflies)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything goes with ribbon or trim
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with a  twist of butterflies

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Commissioned Card for a Golden Wedding Anniversary

 I was asked by a friend to make a special Golden Wedding Anniversary card for her mum and dad.
 I managed to find a kit on CraftsuPrint that was suitable.
 Although the elements were for an envelope-style card I did my own thing with the papers and toppers to make my own style of card.
 The card was finished but it just needed something extra ....... a nicely decorated box for it to be delivered in.
This is a picture of the card inside the box and the decorated box.

I mainly used embellishments as part of the kit but I did add gold ribbon, button, die-cut sentiments and gold tissue paper.

I am entering this card and decorated box into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of totally technical
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ribbons and/or pearls (I have used gold ribbon)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes

Monday, 9 January 2017

Calendars 2017

Here are are a selection of some calendars I made for people instead of Christmas cards.  I thought the recipients could make use of them all year round:
 The calendars I made all used images from CraftsUPrint.  The set is called "Bella's Bumper Kit".
 The backing papers I used are from various Debbi Moore magazines and some papers from Lozzy's Paper Store.
 The calendars have been finished off with various embellishments like lace, flowers, die-cuts, ribbon and flowers.
I am entering these calendars into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Allsorts - Cats and/or dogs (images of dogs used for these calendars)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Friday, 6 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Today sees the arrival of TWO new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The images are called "Love is in the air" and "Awaken" and are available on a special introductory price of $4.00 (instead of $8.00) until the end of 11 January 2017.  

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 6 January 2017

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

This week the Design Team were challenged to the Monthly Challenge of "USE SOMETHING NEW".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Time Flies".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

The backing papers are from my stash.

My something new is using some paints and chipboard piece that I got from a Hochanda Creative Expressions One Day Special.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon and pearls (which were originally light green but I coloured with Promarkers).

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Country View Crafts - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Noor Design UK - Anything goes
Classic DT Open Challenge - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Something new (my something new is using some paints and chipboard pieces I bought before Christmas) 
Get Creative - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Feminine
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Something new (New Year)
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/monochromatic
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Simon Says - New something (New Year, new paints and chipboard)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - What's new? (New Year, new paints and chipboard)
Craft Rocket - Something new (New Year, new paints and chipboard)
Star Stampz - Show off your new stuff (new paints and chipboard)
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Graph It - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes

Wednesday, 4 January 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 "Sweet Companion" and is on a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of $4.00) until the end of  8 January 2017.  

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy Birthday to Ching-Chou Kuik

 Today is a special day for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Design Team and the Facebook Group Design Team as it is Ching-Chou Kuik's birthday.

As a nice surprise to her we have arranged a separate challenge whereby we needed to "make a tag".  All of the Design Team members that could take part were all given the "Magic Wish" image to use.  It's amazing to see all the different makes with the same image.
I made a tag shape out of corrugated card and painted it with Imagination Crafts pearl Stardust paint with a tiny bit of lilac chalk paint. I have used the image called "Magic Wish" and coloured her in with Promarkers and fussy cut around her.

Under the cheescloth I have cut out various different circles to look like water bubbles. I have used a Marianne Designs greenery die and cut out in various shades of purple and added a silver one underneath to accent the one above.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment, gem stalk, shells, ribbons and a charm.

I am entering this tag into the following challenges: 

Simon Says - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
CRAFT - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations (Happy Birthday)
Get Creative - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Ooh La La Creations - Feminine
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Country View Crafts - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes

Monday, 2 January 2017

Hurry on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store to grab some bargains in the New Year Sale.

Hurry as the offer ends tomorrow 3 January 2017.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group January 2017 Monthly Challenge - Something New

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

The topic for the challenge this month is "something new" which can be a new year, new baby, new home, new job or something that you have got new.

For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Mount Fuji".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted the fireworks with Stickles glitter glue.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut flowers, die-cut greenery, stamped sentiment and dotty ribbon.

My "something new" is a new sentiment stamp, new dotty ribbon and the card is made to celebrate a New Year.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
CRAFT - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Allsorts - Something new (new sentiment stamp I got for Christmas and the card is made to celebrate a New Year)
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations (New Year)
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of Happy New Year wishes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Card Mania - Layer it
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Country View Crafts - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of totally technical
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

 Today sees the arrival of a new set of Flora and Fauna images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The Flora and Fauna Set 1 includes 8 images and they are on a special introductory offer of $10.00 (instead of $12.50) until the end of 2 January 2017.  That is an amazing $1.25 per image.  You will get the images called Gift, Snowdrop, Sakura, Jasmine, Rose, Sunflower, Moonflower and Monarch.

Hurry over and grab a bargain.  

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group and Inspiration and Challenge Blog CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - Part 7

Wishing all the followers of my blog a very happy Christmas and all the vert best for 2017.
Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog and Facebook Group we thought we'd have some competitions up until Christmas Day.  This is a special thank you from Ching-Chou Kuik for loving her beautiful images and for your continued support.

Over on the Inspiration and Challenge Blog the competitions will be to "name the image" as you will see a snippet of an image and you have to name it.

Today is the FINAL PART of the celebrations.

Make sure you pop on over to the blog for the full details.

Thank you to everyone that has taken part.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 23 December 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 "BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL".

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 "Winter Warmth".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with some tree ribbon, die-cut snowflakes, die-cut buttons, Stickles glitter glue, sentiment and some gems.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers December Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Everything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Winter Wonderland
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas colours (blue and green)
Glitter N Sparkle - Christmas with glitter (Stickles glitter glue)
Come and Get It - Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything goes with option of photo inspiration
Di's Digi Designs - Happy holidays
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Cute of anything goes Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Use your dies and/or punches
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/let it snow
Simon Says Challenge - Make it sparkle (Stickles glitter glue)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Any holiday
Star Stampz - Christmas
CRAFT - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the twist of no square cards
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
The Crafty Purple Frog - Winter blues
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
That's Crafty - Anything goes

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Bookfolding

 Here is a bookfolding project I have made for a friend for Christmas.
 For the front, back and inside images I went straight to one of my Debbi Moore CDs - Victorian Christmas.
 For the actual bookfolding pattern I used my Peerless Designs Cd4 (Christmas).  I loved the script used for the word "Christmas".
This is what the book looks like finished with some decoration.

I love doing bookfolding but unfortunately I can't do much these days as I can't find books thick enough for the most of the patterns.  I've tried so many charity shops but I can get 300-400 pages but no higher.  It's sad as it so therapeutic to do and the end result looks lovely when all finished off.

I am entering this bookfolding project into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/let it snow
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes

Some more Christmas cards

 Here are some more Christmas cards I have made this year.
 We all seem to go to favourite CDs to make our cards.
 For me my two favourite Christmas CDs are from Debbi Moore - Nativity and Santa Claus 2.
 They are such easy to use CDs and they don't need much to make lovely cards.
For all of the cards they have been decoupaged and decorated with various items like die-cut poinsettias, die-cut greenery, pearls, gems, Stamps by Chloe stamped sprig and pom-pom decoration (where some was also cut off to make snowballs).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers December Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Holiday happiness
The Crazy Challenge - Everything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/let it snow
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes