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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release and Special Offer

Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store
 The image is called "Deer Autumn" and is available for $2.80 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 3 October 2016.

Also if you use the code "FALL30" you can get 30% off all digital stamps in the store when you spend $9 or more.

This offer ends on 3 October 2016.   

JUST A HEADS UP

On Saturday 1 October 2016 there will be celebrations taking place on the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog and the Facebook Group as it will be TWO YEARS since the start of the Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

Make sure you pop by and visit to see what is happening.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release and Special Offer

Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Autumn Whisper" and is available for $2.80 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 27 September 2016.

Also if you use the code "Alice25" you can get 25% off all digital stamps in the store when you spend $5 or more.

This offer ends on 27 September 2016.   
There is also another new arrival in the store called "Cheshire Cat Illusion".

Friday, 23 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 23 September 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 "SYMPATHY/THINKING OF YOU/THANK YOU".

This week the Design Team have the topic of "anything goes".
As you can see I have made a Pocket Letter.

I have definitely fallen in love with making these.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik images "Little Sparkles", "Little Talks" and "Gentleness".

I have coloured the images in with Promarkers and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distress ink.

I have used various stamps for the remaining pocket letter fronts.

I have used a scroll/flower/leaf stencil and spread Dutch Doobadoo texture paste through it.  When I moved off the stencil I sprinkled some brown glitter on top.

These pocket letters have been finished off with flowers cut from some backing paper, brads, lace, ribbon, punched leaves, die-cut sentiment and a wooden snail and ladybird embellishment.
Here are the back of the pockets which include buttons, charms, flowers, wired leaves, stamp, die-cut leaves, gems, pearls and the most important part, the letter.

I am entering this pocket letter into the following challenges:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the optional theme of pick a tune - inspired by a song
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes

Friday, 16 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 16 September 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 "SYMPATHY/THINKING OF YOU/THANK YOU".

For this week the Design Team were challenged (well and truly for some of us!!) to the topic of white-on-white ie everything has to be white except the image that has been coloured in.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Dandelions Glow" and I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, highlighted the dandelions with Stickles glitter glue and edged the image with Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky distress ink.

With the card being white-on-white I have used the same make of white card for everything on the card.  One layer is embossed with a Crafter's Companion Textures embossing folder, another layer is embossed with a dandelions embossing folder and I have repeated the pattern acrosse the card and highlighted the dandelions with glitter and butterflies die-cut with two layers for dimenion and glitter added.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, white ribbon, buttons, pearls and lace.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Pile it On - Die-cut embellishments (butterflies)
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
The Cutie Pie - Birthdays
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Freestyle
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/funny
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday
The Crafter's Cafe - Use buttons
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Guest Designer for CCC Digi Creations Challenge Blog

I was recently asked if I would be a Guest Designer for the CCC Digi Creations Challenge Blog and of course I jumped at the chance.
Angie's Digital Stamps are the sponsor for the challenge of "3 of a kind".
I was given Angie's Digital Stamps "Little Lila with a Candy Cane" so I have made a traditional red and green Christmas card.

I have coloured my image in with Promarkers (note to self - as Christmas is looming fast I need to get some more of my red combination Promarkers or they'll run out on me and I haven't got any to replace them!!) and used Pan Pastels for the background.

The striped and candy cane backing papers I have used are from my Debbi Moore Santa Claus 2 CD-Rom.

For the challenge of "3 of a kind" I have used 3 different ribbons (extra wide wine organza, wide gold organza and a red/gold satin ribbon) and I have also triple embossed 3 candy canes from the backing paper, cut out and used as an embellishment.

I have finished the card off with a sentiment.

Thank you to Claudia and every at CCC Digi Creations for having me as your Guest Designer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Crafting Stories - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of the colours of Fall
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - 4 layers or more or add a star
Love to Create - Anything mixed media/creative goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Freestyle
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of fall colours
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/funny
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the optional theme of pick a tune - inspired by a song
CRAFT - Christmas

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The image is called "Misty Reflections" and is available for $2.00 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 25 September 2016.  

Friday, 9 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 9 September 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 "SYMPATHY/THINKING OF YOU/THANK YOU".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I decided to make a thank you card.  I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Poppy Glamour" and I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Stickles glitter glue and white gel pen.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a doily, flower wreath cut out from a magazine freebie, Craftwork Cards sentiment, washi tape (stuck down to look like a frill for added depth), pearls, flowers and a shadow effect on the greenery embellishment using a Sue Wilson Finishing Touches die.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything goes
My Crafting Stories - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Graph'it - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Flowers
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything goes with die-cuts
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Flower power!
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of the colours of Fall
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Beautiful butterflies
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Let's hear it for the girls
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Crafting with friends - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes or option of a sketch
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Julia Spiri - Anything goes with the optional twist of boxes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything but square
Polkadoodles - Anything goes or optional twist of beside the seaside

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Exotic Halloween" and is available for $2.80 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 6 September 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL DISCOUNT going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code September25 you can get an amazing 25% of all the digital stamps in the store when you spend $8 or more.  

Hurry along to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 6 September 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  this discount DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Challenge - September 2016 - BINGO Board

It is time for another challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Facebook Group.

The challenge for September 2016 is "BINGO BOARD" so you have to use the three items in your card/project from a horizontal row, vertical column or a diagonal line.
Even though I am in the Blog Design Team I have decided to play along as well.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Toadstool Head".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and added the background with a blue and green Pan Pastel.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished off the card with some wide red ribbon (underneath the lace), lace, charm, stitching detail and flowers.

So in relation to the challenge I have gone for the bottom horizontal line of charm, stitching and lace.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

World Wide  Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite card base and why (I like many different card sizes/shapes but I always seem to prefer 6x6 inch cards as I can plan and execute the layout of everything in a card that size/shape)
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Something beginning with "f" or anything goes (f - flowers and fantasy)
My Time to Craft - Something that flies
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Anything with wings
Fantasy Crafters - Anything fantasy goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - Girlie
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Lots of layers
Simon Says - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/use lace or pearls
Paper Shelter - Make it digital (digital image used)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Noor! Design UK - Flowers and lace
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Lovely lace
Crafts and Me - Anything goes with the option of autumn
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Crafty Ribbon - Anything goes (extra wide satin ribbon underneath the lace)
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of weddings/anniversaries
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
My Crafting Stories - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Use two patterned papers

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  The image is called "Golden Fall" and is available for $3 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  

This offer ends on 5 September 2016.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 19 August 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 "LET'S GO NEUTRAL" ie white, cream, browns or greys.

This week the Design Team have the topic of "anything goes".
 As you can see I have made a Pocket Letter.  I love making these.

I have used the images called "Petals of Rainbow", "Enter the Woods", "Hello Magnolia" and "Come Softly".  I have coloured the images in with Promarkers and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink.

I have used various stamps for the remaining pocket letter fronts.

The two butterflies in the front are metal butterflies which I have coloured with alcohol inks and once dry I rubbed over some Stickles glitter glue.

The two butterflies at the bottom are made of acetate.  I have coloured the acetate with the same alcohol inks as the metal butterflies, then I have cut the butterflies out, added some Stickles glitter glue and adhered to the front of the pocket letter for something different.
 Here are the envelopes on the back.  They include ribbon, confetti, pearls, a rubber stamp, gems, fabric butterflies, die-cuts, sequins and the all important letter.

I am this Pocket Letter into the following challenges: 

Whoopsi Daisy - Pink and girly
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Animal kingdom (butterflies)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
Allsorts - Butterflies
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide  Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Anything but a card
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/use die-cuts
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Rocket - Things with wings (butterflies)
In the Pink - Make it sparkle (use of Stickles glitter glue on the butterflies)
Cardz for Galz - Butterflies and dragonflies (I have used butterflies)
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of birthdays
Graph'it - Anything goes
Art by Miran - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything but a card

Monday, 15 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases and Special Offer

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The image is called "Dream of Dhalia" and is available for $3 at a special introductory offer instead of $4.  This offer ends on 20 August 2016.  

There is also a SPECIAL DISCOUNT going on in the Etsy Store.  

If you use the code August21 you can get an amazing 21% of all the digital stamps in the store.  

Hurry along to the Etsy Store as this offer ends on 20 August 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  this discount DOES NOT cover original artwork. 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Happy 24th Birthday to our Son

 This day 24 years ago I gave birth to our eldest son.  It's amazing to think he is now 24  and has been left home 4 years.

Our son is always concerned about his appearance, especially his hair, so I thought this character was a fun image to make a card for him because as time moves on the wrinkles will start to appear!!

I bought this image in an 8x8 card kit by Gillian Hutchinson at CraftsUPrint.  The kit is called "Another Year, another wrinkle".
I cut out all the various items from the kit.  I used various paw and bone stamps to make a background and coloured the bones in with various Promarkers.

When layering together the main topper I thought the dog would benefit from a wobbly head so I folded a piece of acetate into a "M" shape and stuck the last two layers onto the head on the main topper.
Hopefully you can see from this photograph you can see the dog's head at a different angle.  If you gently shake his head he is all wobbles and wrinkles!!

I have finished the card off with some black ribbon, cream ribbon and then I got three plain wooden embellishments, wrote on the letters "S, O and N" onto them and triple embossed  to give a bit of sparkle.

I'm not sure what my son will think about this card but he does have a good sense of humour!!

Happy birthday to our very special son Kevin.  We are so proud of you.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Animal kingdom
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of circles (circles - tennis ball and pieces of wood used for sentiment)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of emboss it (triple embossing on the wooden sentiments pieces)
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes

Friday, 12 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 12 August 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 "LET'S GO NEUTRAL".
 For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Rainbow in Eyes" and I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and highlighted areas with my white Posca pen.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a doily coloured with a pink Pan Pastel, satin ribbon, ruched ribbon, stamped sentiment, punched flowers and Nuvo pearl drops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Craft - August anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a digi or stamp
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Pink and girly
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes wit the option of sea/beach
Love to Scrap - Take two (I have used two different ribbons
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of circles
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of emboss it
In the Pink - Anything goes with pink - Happy 4th birthday to all those involved with the In the Pink Challenge Blog
The Pencil Case - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Hip to be square
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Birthday
CRAFT Challenge - Anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store - New Releases

 Today sees the arrival of two new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The set of two new images are another in the collection called "Halloween Girl with Skeleton Images" and are available in the Etsy Store.  

The images are called "Pick a Pumpkin" and "Not Just a Pumpkin".