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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Newsflash - New releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store

There have been some new releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this week:
 This image is called "Withered Roses"
This image is "Sakura"
This image is called "Science is Magic".

Aren't they all amazing?

Hurry on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store to have a look at these and the other images in the store.  

The Monthly Blog Challenge for January 2015 is "add some flowers and some ribbon" and just has a few more days until it ends.  Sunday 1 February 2015 sees the start of another challenge - now what will it be?

If you enter a card/creation into the January challenge you can e-mail me and I will arrange for the image "The Wild Princess" to be sent to you as a New Year freebie from Ching-Chou Kuik.

You MUST enter the challenge to be sent the free image.

Don't forget that if you use a Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp from her Etsy Store you get two entries into the Blog Challenge.  For the first link-up use your blog post and for the second link-up just do your main blog.
Make sure you pop on over to the blog regularly.
It is Week 4 over at the Challenge Blog so there are showcased cards/creations that I have seen made for the Monthly Blog Challenge, shared on the Facebook Group or entered into the Facebook Group Monthly Challenge.  You never you might get showcased if you make something with one of Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps from her Etsy Store
Don't forget you still have chance to enter the Monthly Facebook Group Challenge.  The topic for January is the "World of Magic".  There is certainly plenty of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store that could be used for this challenge.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Buckwell Craft Supplies, Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog and Facebook Group

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

At Lozzy's on-line shop you will see items from Creative Expressions, Spellbinders, Couture Creations, Crafter's Companion, Rangers and Tim Holtz.  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 £2,45 for standard UK delivery for any order under £20.

Any order £20 and over will be entitled to free delivery.

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. 

There is also now a Facebook Group for Buckwell Craft Supplies and Challenge Blog.  The Facebook Group can be found HERE.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

With all my love on Valentine's Day

 Here is a Valentine's Day card I have made using a Paper Shelter image called "Lifeguard on Duty".  The card I have made has a stepper at the front.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and edged with two yellow Pan Pastels and the blending Pan Pastel.
The backing papers and embellishments were from a Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazine.

I have finished this card off with lots of embellishments from the Debbi Moore magazine, hearts cut from some of the backing papers, Marianne Designs die-cuts (small shells and all brushed off with a yellow Pan Pastel, some string tied to look like rope and my new Joy! Crafts die-cut seahorse and crab which my son bought me for Christmas (these have been brushed over with a yellow Pan Pastel).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Hearts
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Get in shape ie use 3 or more shapes (rectangles, stars, circles and hearts)
Simon Says - Have a heart
Creative Moments - Anything goes/sketch
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Men at work (Lifeguard on duty)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Hearts
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything goes
Kit and Clowder Monthly Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add layers
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Pile it On - Hearts and/or flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Eureka Stamps - Hearts
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

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:

There is an Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog.  Here you will find a challenge topic for each month.  
There will be a Monthly Blog Challenge Winner who will get to pick two digital images as their prize from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  This winner will be picked by Random.org.
There is also a Monthly "Artist's Choice Award" and this means that anyone that has entered the Monthly Blog Challenge using an image from Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store will be in with a chance of winning 5 digital images of their choice award.  This winner will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

The Monthly Blog Challenge Topic for January 2015 is "Add some flowers and some ribbon".
Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself.
For Weeks 4 (and 5 if there is one) each day there will be a card/creation showcased that a crafter has entered into the monthly blog challenge or shared on the Facebook Group or entered into the monthly Facebook Challenge.
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:

Here you will also find details of the monthly challenge they have. Anyone can also post cards/creations on here that they have made from Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps and you will see creations made by the Monthly Challenge Blog Design Team (Alica, Anthony, Dianne, Karina, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda, Helen and Sylvia).

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

REMINDER - Buckwells Crafty Challenge Design Team Call - 5 MORE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!!

Just a reminder that there is a Design Team call going for Buckwells Crafty Challenge.

THERE IS 5 MORE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER.

Lozzy the owner of Buckwell Craft Supplies and the Buckwells Crafty Challenge is holding a Design Team (DT) call and are on the look-out for 4-6 ladies/gentleman to join the DT?

The details of the DT call are as follows:
  • You need to have a blog on which you post regularly
  • You need to be able to make 2 cards/creations a month (1 for our monthly Challenge and 1 for an Inspiration post)
  • You need to be happy to use printable pattern papers supplied by Buckwell Craft Supplies and images that are supplied from our Sponsors
  • You can live anywhere in the world
  • You are able to comment on a allocated number of entrances per month to the monthly challenge
  • You are happy to join our existing Design Team ladies.
If you feel you can commit to all of the above please pop on over to Buckwells Crafty Challenge Blog and enter your details into the DT call.

Entrants can come from across the world.

Don't leave it too long as the DT call ends on 30 January 2015.
Did you know that over at Buckwell Craft Supplies Lozzy has designed backing papers that she is selling on CDs.

Here are some examples:
 This set is called "Big Love" and consists of 27 backing papers for £1.55
This set is called "Checkout" and consists of 68 backing papers for  £1.55
 This set is called "Flower Set" and consists of 30 backing papers for £1.55
 This set is called "It's Stripes" and consists of 28 backing papers for £1.55
 This set is called "Mix Metal" and consists of 16 backing papers for £1.55
This set is called "Purple Passion" and consists of 39 backing papers for £1,55
 This set is called "Sea Shells" and consists of 34 backing papers for £1.55
This set is called "Solid Square" and consists of 24 backing papers for £1.55
 This set is called "Swirly Dots" and consists of 21 backing papers for £1.55
 This set is called "Tile Set" and consists of 22 backing papers for £1.55
This set is called "Vintage" and consists of 56 backing papers for £1.55.

AT THE MOMENT THERE IS AN OFFER ON THAT IF YOU BUY 4 PAPER SETS ON CD YOU WILL GET ONE FREE.

Why don't you pop on over to Buckwell Craft Supplies to see these papers and all the other yummy things in the shop.

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Sweet Pea Stamps Guest Designer - January 2015 - Project No 2

Here is my second creation I have made as a Guest Designer for Sweet Pea Stamps.

I have used the image called "La Chica de Vitral" by Enys Guerrero.  It is available as a digital stamp.
I have decided to make a card that could be suitable for Valentine's Day which will be shortly upon us or for an anniversary etc.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and did the background with a pink and red Pan Pastel.

The backing papers were from The Works.  This set included some glittery papers and was only £3 for the set of 8x8 papers.  There are no papers in them you couldn't use and you can easily ink the edges of the papers as it is a thick quality paper.

I have kept the colour scheme to red, pen and a bit of black for drama.

I have finished the card off with some stamped hearts using a Visible Image stamp, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, black lace, brads, X-cut cogs die-cuts brushed with a red Pan Pastel, Cheery Lynn Hearts and Cogs die-cut cuts brushed with a red Pan Pastel and 10mm pink satin ribbon.

I am entering this creation into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or use a Winnie the Pooh quote
Come and Get It - Get your steampunk on
Bunny Zoe's - Hearts
The Pink Elephant - Love
Simon Says - Have heart
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Hearts
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add layers
We Do Doobadoo - Romance
Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Art Contest - Progressive Challenge Part One - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Newsflash - New image that now makes 100 images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store

Today is a VERY SPECIAL day as it is the 100th image to go in Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.
The new release is a paper doll stamp called "Forest Elf".  This first picture shows what you will get when you purchase the image.
This picture shows you what Ching-Chou Kuik has done with the image by colouring and cutting out (the speech bubbles have been added to the left hand side picture to protect Ching-Chou Kuik's work).

This has brought back memories to me as I remember having punch-out books of images/clothing/accessories as a child and I used to spend many a happy hour playing with them and changing their clothes/accessories.

Don't fotget the Monthly Blog Challenge is still running for January 2015 and the topic is "add some flowers and some ribbon".

If you enter a card/creation into the challenge you can e-mail me and I will arrange for the image "The Wild Princess" to be sent to you as a New Year freebie from Ching-Chou Kuik.

You MUST enter the challenge to be sent the free image.

Don't forget that if you use a Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp from her Etsy Store you get two entries into the Blog Challenge.  For the first link-up use your blog post and for the second link-up just do your main blog.

Make sure you pop on over to the blog regularly.

Don't forget you still have chance to enter the Monthly Facebook Group Challenge.  The topic for January is the "World of Magic".  There is certainly plenty of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store that could be used for this challenge.

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