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Tuesday, 25 August 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.
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer please put “GDT” after your name.  You will be contacted ASAP if you are successful.  If you don’t get in the first time make sure you keep trying!!

Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, 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 HERE.

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, Aurora, Dianne, Linda, Lozzy, Sylvia, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Bonnie, Collette, Felisha, Laura, Samantha and Sande).
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.
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Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog - Guest Designer

I recently won a challenge over at the challenge blog "Through the Craft Room Door".  I was lucky to win some digital stamps but was also offered to be a Guest Designer for a week.  It didn't take me long to say "yes".

The challenge this week on "Through the Craft Room Door" is as usual "anything goes" and you can enter this challenge twice.
This week the sponsor is Sami Stamps.  There is a wonderful array of images on Sami Stamps to choose from.
Here in the UK we don't really go into Halloween but I don't need any excuse to have a "play" with Halloween images so I decided upon this image by Sami Stamps called "Halloween Kittie".  Isn't it wonderful?

I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.  I then did the background with shades of grey, blue and black chalks and finally inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky and Black Soot distress inks.

The backing papers are from Summertime Designs which I have printed onto canvas paper for some texture.

A friend last year sent me some die-cut pumpkin shapes so I have used a piece of a blending mat I cut into an arc and my Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge distress inks to make the lines of the pumpkin and finished off with Crushed Olive for the stalks.

I have finished the card off with some spider ribbon, Martha Stewart punched out bats and a Halloween sentiment.

Thank you so much to Deonna and the Design Team at "Through the Craft Room Door" for having me as their Guest Designer for this week.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Die-cuts or punches (punched bats and die-cut pumpkins)
Creative Moments - Anything goes/fancy folds
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Use a die-cut
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of a girl's night out
Robyn's Fetish - Use a digi (I have used a digital image and digital papers)
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers August Challenge - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Facebook Challenge - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Pile it On - Animals dressed up
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with 4 legged friends (cat)
Crafty Boots - Fair and square
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Animals
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Monday, 24 August 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Two New Releases and 20% Saving Code

There has been two new releases to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
The images are called "Key of Love" and "It's all about love" and are from the new series called "Tattoo Girls".

To celebrate their arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store BOTH of these images were be available as a set for £4.32 (original price $8.00) until the end of 31 August 2015.
There is also the chance of getting 20% off in the Etsy Store until 31 August 2015.  You have a minimum spend of $10 and if you use the code "AUGUST20" you will get 20% off.  What an amazing bargain.

Hurry on over and grab a bargain and whilst there have a looking at the other amazing images in the Etsy Store.
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Tuesday, 18 August 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 August 2015 is "A Floral Display" eg flowers on your image, flowers on your backing paper, flowers as embellishments or all of these.
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer please put “GDT” after your name.  You will be contacted ASAP if you are successful.  If you don’t get in the first time make sure you keep trying!!

Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, 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, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda and Helen).
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils Class 

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New Release and 20% Saving Code

There has been a new release to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This image is called "Let's Go Party".

To celebrate its arrival in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store this image will be at an introductory offer of £2.36 (original price $4.50) until the end of 24 August 2015.

There is also the chance of getting 20% off in the Etsy Store until 24 August 2015.  You have a minimum spend of $10 and if you use the code "AUGUST20" you will get the 20% off.  What a bargain.

Hurry on over and grab a bargain and whilst there have a looking at the other amazing images in the Etsy Store.
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Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog - Kym's Inspiration Post - Monday 3 August 2015

Monday has whizzed around again and it is therefore time for me to show you my 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 "a floral display".  This could be that you use an image with flowers, backing papers with flowers, flowers as embellishments or all of these.  It would be lovely if you could take part.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Winter Fellows".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and added Polar White Flowersoft to look like snow on the ground/scattered on the trees/in the sky and for the fur on this little girl's coat.

The backing papers I have used are from my Creative Crafting World "Perfect Companions Christmas CD-Rom".  I have used a freebie border embossing folder to add some texture to the middle of the card.

Unfortunately here in the UK our postage is a lot so it is necessary to try and keep things like Christmas quite thin if you need to post therefore I have kept my embellishment quite low.  These are some die-cut trees/deer, grosgrain ribbon, doily, sentiment and some poinsettia flowers I have made from some pearlescent paper.  I bought a pack of this recently and went for a neutral colour of "orchid" which then meant I could colour with my pens to whatever colour I wanted.  It worked perfectly and gives them a real shine.  I have just added some yellow seed beads to the centre.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

CRAFT - Christmas animals
As You Like It - Two favourite embellishments and why (mine would have to be ribbon and flowers.  Flowers can add such dimension to a card or can even be quite flat.  I do buy some flowers but I mainly make my own so I love that freedom that you can easily match ones you make to what card you have made.  Ribbon - I love ribbon's flexibility as you can lay it flat, tie in knots, tie in bows and even make into flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Your favourite occasion (Christmas)
Digi Choosday - Punches and/or die-cuts
Crafty Gals Corner - Any holiday (Christmas)
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - The great outdoors
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers
Graph'it - Colour palette or anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Little Claire's Challenge - Christmas
Craft Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Something old (these doilies I have had for 2-3 years.  I didn't want to use as I liked them so much but the time has come for them to be used)
Di's Digi Designs - Use ribbon/lace/twine
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo inspiration (I have gone for the theme of using lots of white for the snow, deer, trees and doily)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use a doily
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper August Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Shaped cards
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Facebook Challenge - Anything goes
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Three New Design Team Members for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog

There was recently a Design Team Call over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.  

Pop on over to the blog HERE to see the full details of the 3 new Design Team Members:

Aurora
Lozzy
Sylvia.
As you might or might not know there is a Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  Today is also an exciting day as Bonnie the Facebook DT Leader will also be announcing the new Facebook Design Team Members.

The new Facebook Design Team Members are:

Laura
Samantha
Sande.

Congratulations to the new Blog Design Team Members and the Facebook Design Team Members.

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Tuesday, 11 August 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 August 2015 is "A Floral Display" eg flowers on your image, flowers on your backing paper, flowers as embellishments or all of these.
As from March 2015 we have a new idea for those that enter the Monthly Blog Challenge in that we will be asking for a Guest Designer to join the Design Team for a month.  For those that enter the March Challenge they will be get to be a Guest Designer for May to give the crafter chance to make a card/creation, those that enter the April Challenge will be a Guest Designer for June etc.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer please put “GDT” after your name.  You will be contacted ASAP if you are successful.  If you don’t get in the first time make sure you keep trying!!

Daily you will also find inspiration for Weeks 1, 2 and 3 from the Design Team members Alica, Anthony, Dianne, 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, Linda, Vannessa and myself) and the Facebook Design team (Collette, Fernanda and Helen).
Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class
Pencils - Perfecting Pencils Class 

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.

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