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Friday, 31 October 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 31 October 2014 - Baby it's cold outside here

 It is the start of another challenge over at Delicious Doodles.  This week the challenge is  "Baby it's cold outside here".

It is Team A's turn to show you their creations.  
Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog to look at their wonderful cards/creations.

I am in Team B so I will be next Friday with another challenge and my card/creation to show you all.

The Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog is here.

The Delicious Doodles Shop is here.

The Delicious Darkness Shop is here.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog and Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group

Gruffies & Guests
Every month there is a new challenge over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog.  

To enter the challenge you must use a House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers image.

Pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog to see the topic of the challenge and to see inspiration from the Design Team.

The Design Team on the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog is split up into two teams.  Team A will show you their creations on the 1st day of the month.  Team B will show you their creation on the 15th day of the month.  This means that there is a good excuse to pop on over to the Challenge Blog at least twice a month to see the inspiration from the Design Team.
If you use Facebook why not pop on over to the Gruffies and Guests Facebook Group.  Here you can have a good natter and show your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and Gruffies creations.

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Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness

Just a reminder
Delicious Doodles Shop
Delicious Doodles images can be found in the Delicious Doodles Store.  There is a vast array of wonderful images there.
Delicious Darkness
If you prefer images that are on the darker side these can be found at the Delicious Darkness Store.
Delicious Doodles Challenges
There is also a weekly Delicious Doodles challenge.  Pop on over to the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog EVERY FRIDAY to see what the new what the new challenge is and to see the Design Team inspiration.  You don't have to use a Delicious Doodles image to enter but you get an extra entry to win the weekly prize if you do so that is a good incentive!!
Delicious Darkness Challenges
If you fancy a challenge on the darker side you could enter the Delicious Darkness Monthly Challenge.  Pop on over to the blog for the rules and the topic for the month.
If you use Facebook then there is both a Delicious Doodles Facebook Group and a Delicious Darkness Facebook Group where you can add the creations you make using Delicious Doodles images and there is sometimes competitions as well.

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Bearly Mine Design and the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog

Just a quick reminder to say that Bearly Mine Designs digital papers are available from the Bearly Mine Designs Store.  Here you will find a wonderful selection of papers.  If you look there are also some freebies so you can "try before you buy".

Every month there is a challenge over at the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  If you pop on over to the challenge blog you will find out details of the challenge and see inspiration from the Design Team.

If you want more Bearly Mine Designs inspiration, every two days you will get an inspiration card/project from one of the Design Team members.  So this is a good excuse to keep on popping over to the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Buckwell Craft Supplies

If you want some crafting goodies why not pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies.

You will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  Soon the shop will stock items from Crafters Companion.  She is also stocking some gorgeous ribbons.  I have to say the organza ribbon is the best quality I've ever used!!!

Postage and packaging is £1.00 per order whatever you spend ie no minimum or maximum spend.

The shop can be found at:  http://buckwellcraftsupplies.co.uk/

Lozzy can be contacted for any questions at:  buckwellcrafts@yahoo.co.uk

Why not pop on over and take a look at Buckwell Craft Supplies.

Each month there is a monthly challenge on the Buckwell Crafts Challenge Blog. 


Just to let you know that from 1 November 2014 there will be a price drop on all cutting dies at Buckwell Craft Supplies and also from 1 November 2014 to 8 November 2014 inclusive there will a 10% off all the cutting dies in stock at Buckwell Craft Supplies.

Make sure you pop on over and grab some bargains.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps and Inspiration Blog - Post by Kym - Monday 27 October 2014

 
The ever so talented Ching-Chou Kuik has an Etsy Store where she sells her digital stamps.  She had a Design Team call for some new crafters to join her Design Team to help promote her stunning images.  I was lucky enough to be chosen.  

Since then an "Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog" has been set up and I have now got the role of Design Team Leader.

There will be a monthly challenge on the blog starting on the 1st day of every month.

Every few days you will see inspiration from the Design Team.  On some days we will be showcasing cards that are entered into the challenge as well as cards/creations posted on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  You will also see details of new releases or offers.
Today is the day for me to show you my inspiration card.

For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Big Pumpkin".  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens and used my Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Pearl Glaze over the pumpkin for some sparkle and shine.  The image has then been fussy cut.

The graveyard and bat scene is a freebie from Bird's Cards called "Graveyard Card Cover".  She puts these templates free on her blog for people to use with their digital die-cutting machines.  I don't have one of these so I had to do it by hand.  It wasn't easy but I like the shadow effect of the orange layer underneath the black.  I have cut the template out of some linen effect card.  The bottom layer I have inked with Tim Holtz's Rusty Hinge distress ink.  The top layer and the mount I have brushed over with my black Pan Pastel.  I have painted all over the templates and mounts with the Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Pearl Glaze from Buckwell Craft Supplies and it's given it a wishy-washy effect which looks a bit spooky.

I have finished the card off by rubbing some white Pan Pastel onto the black background for moody/spooky clouds and added a sentiment that I typed on the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween colours
Scrap-creations - Halloween projects
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
The Crafter's Cafe - Spookable
CRAFT - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire night
Milk Coffee Challenge - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or treat
Left of Centre - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Halloween
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Crazy 4 Challenge - Photo inspiration
Open Minded Crafting - Halloween or dressing up
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Halloween
Pan Pastel - Halloween colours
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of bags, tags, boxes and more
Pile it On - Create a scene
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/spooky
Craft Your Passion - Trick or treat, give me something good to eat (pumpkin)
Whoopsi Daisy - Halloween
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends - Halloween (or colours of orange, black, green and purple)
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Spooky nights
Paper Make-up - Pumpkins 
Ooh La La Creations - Witching hour
The Corrosive Challenge - Magical

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Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

Here is a weekly reminder to tell you that Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps are available from her Etsy Store.  You will see a wonderful array of beautiful images for all occasions and there will be more added on a weekly basis so remember to go and have a look.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store can be found at:


If you would like to have a look at these images made into cards why don't you join the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  This Group can be found at:


Anyone can post cards/creations on here that they have made from Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps and you will see creations made by Fernanda, Karina, Sylvia and myself as we are Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Design Team Members.
The "Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog" started its first monthly challenge on Wednesday 1 October 2014.  The challenge for this month is an easy one and is "anything goes".  You still have a few days left to enter.

It would be lovely for you to pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog throughout the month to see inspiration from the Design Team Members and also other crafters that have their work spotlighted by entering the monthly challenge of on the Facebook Group.

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

New Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Released

There have been some new releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
Crimson Holly - Digital Stamp Instant Download / Bird Butterfly Christmas Fantasy Art by Ching-Chou Kuik
This image is called "Crimson Holly".
Iris - Digital Stamp Instant Download / Flower Lady Fantasy Art by Ching-Chou Kuik
This image is called "Iris".
Sunshine - Digital Stamp Instant Download /  Sunflower Girl Lil Sweetie Mia by Ching-Chou Kuik
This image is called "Sunshine".
Enter The Woods - Digital Stamp Instant Download / Dryad Moth Fantasy Art by Ching-Chou Kuik
This image is called "Enter the Woods".

There are now 62 amazing images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  Why don't you pop on over and take a look?
Don't forget you still have a few days left to enter the first ever challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  The topic is "anything goes".
You also have a few days left to enter the first ever challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  The topic is "something spooky".

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Glitter, glitter everywere!!!

Over at the I love Promarkers Challenge Blog the topic this week is "no patterned papers".
I had some lovely white wide net from Buckwell Crafts Supplies and since I got I knew what I wanted to try out again so this challenge prompted me to do it.

I cut a piece of card and cut a piece of double-sided sticky paper and adhered one side to the card.  I then removed the top layer and cut a piece of the white wide net and placed on top.  Next I poured over some silver glitter and used the top layer of the sticky paper to push the glitter in well.  I removed the excess and tapped for a while to remove any more glitter.  I then removed the piece of netting (which of course can be used for more projects) and then poured over some fine white glitter and again pushed it in well and then removed the excess.  What you are left with is a lovely glittery piece of card and sparkly glitter around your work area if you are anything like me!!

The image that I have used for my card is called "Ashleigh" and is from Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat series.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender distress ink.

I have just done some simple matting and layering with lilac and silver card and finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - No patterned papers
Digi Choosday - Birthdays
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge - Anything goes

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 24 October 2014 - Halloween

It is time for another challenge over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.  The topic for this weeks' challenge is "Halloween".
For my card suitable to give to any child that calls at the door for Halloween I have used the Delicious Doodles image called "Halloweenie - Crazy Chemist".  I am not sure why but when I'd printed him out he just shouted the colour green to me.  I hate the colour green so you won't see it used very often as a main colour on my blog but I think he suits being green.  I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.
  
For my Halloween card I have used the Bearly Mine Designs paper sets called "Halloween Fantasy" and "Christmas Traditions".

I have finished the card off with a spider's web border made with a Martha Stewart punch, green and white twine, "Happy Halloween" sentiment made on the computer, "I put a spell on you" freebie sentiment from Kenny K and some Martha Stewart punched out bats.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Open Minded Crafting - Pumpkins or Jack O'Lanterns
Sweet Stampin - Halloween
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the option of a candy treat
Come and Get It - Child's card
Sentimental Sunday - Too cute to spook
Ppinkydolls Challenge - Anything goes or Halloween
Artistic Inspirations - Halloween/anything goes
Lia Stampz - Spooky cute
Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment challenge
One Sweet Challenge - Halloween
Scrap-Creations - Halloween projects
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Halloween
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Halloween/Spellbound/Fairies
The Crafter's Cafe - Spookable
CRAFT Challenge - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire night
Milk Coffee Challenge - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or treat
Left of Centre - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Halloween
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes

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Sketch Saturday Challenge - Saturday 18 October 2014

It's a long time since I entered the challenge over at Sketch Saturday - sorry!!  The sketch this week is:

I decided to make a birthday card.  I have used a Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Keep in Faith" as I love sunflowers.  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Wink of Stella clear pen.
  
 
The backing papers I have used are all from Bearly Mine Designs and are from the sets called Christmas Ice, Floral Surprise and Spring Surprise.

I have finished the card off with a banner required for the sketch cut from some of the Christmas Ice backing paper and stamped with a Sheena Douglass script stamp, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some pearls from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper October Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Birthdays - Happy Birthday Digi Choosday!!
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Paper Pretties - Happy birthday
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
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