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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Calendar 2015

This week it is the Showcase Week on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Monthly Challenge Blog.  This is when we showcase cards/creations that have been entered into the Monthly Blog Challenge, entered into the Monthly Facebook Challenge, shared on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group or extra items made by the Design Team members.

Here is an extra item I have made:
 Here is a calendar for 2015 that I have made for a present.  I have used an MDF heart shape I got in a Michaels Store in Philadelphia.  I have covered the heart shape with some paper, sanded around the edges and then inked with Tim Holtz's Victorian Velvet distress ink.

The image I have used for my calendar is by the ever so talented Ching-Chou Kuik and it is called "Shih Tzu" and it is available from her Etsy Store along with another 75 wonderful images.  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers.
To finish off the calendar I have added some lace, beads threaded through wire, flowers, pearls, organza ribbon and some Veletta Textured pink ribbon 25mm from Buckwell Craft Supplies.

I am entering this calendar into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes and/or warm and cozy
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Blooming marvellous
Simon Says - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Metal somewhere (metal wire used to thread the beads onto)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas present (hope this is OK that I have made this as a Christmas present for a friend)
QKR Stampede - Anything but a card
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist to make a calendar

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

REMINDER - Happy Thanksgiving Code for 27% off all digital stamps in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store

Just a reminder you that you have a couple of days to grab some bargains over in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Ching-Chou Kuik is offering 27% off all digital stamps in her Etsy Store.  

To get the discount you need to use the coupon code "THANKYOU" to get 27% off everything in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.

Hurry on over before the code expires!!!


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Friday, 28 November 2014

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Friday 28 November 2014 - Let's face the music (dance)

 It is the start of another challenge over at Delicious Doodles.  This week the challenge is  "Let's face the music (dance)".

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, 27 November 2014

Bearly Mine Designs Closing Down Sale

The new EU Laws come in on 1 January 2015 and this has meant that Bearly Mine Designs will be closing its doors on Wednesday 31 December 2014.

It means now that two Design Teams I am working on will be closing on 31 December 2014. 

It is very, very sad.

As from Saturday 29 November 2014 to Wednesday 31 December 2014 there will be a 50% off sale over at the Bearly Mine Designs Store.

 Here are just a small selection of the design sets in the Bearly Mine Designs Store:
  
   
  
 
   
Why don't you pop on over and grab some bargains before it is too late. 

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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!!


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.
Unfortunately, yesterday was a very sad day as Teri announced the Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness Stores would be closing come the 31 December 2014.  Pop on over to Teri's Blog to see her post.

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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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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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Clean and Simple Christmas Card

Here is a Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas card that I have made using some linen effect decoupage I got for Christmas last year from a year.  I have used a free border embossing folder from a magazine to use as a back-drop for the decoupage.  I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Fired Brick distress ink.

The card has been simply finished off with some peel-off gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Completely Christmas - Anything goes with a twist of let's see some embossing
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Getting ready for Christmas
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes and/or warm and cozy
Ooh-la-la-Creations - Christmas
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Embossing - wet or dry
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Tis the season
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas presents (Christmas presents are all wrapped up in the cupboard in this decoupage)

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Wednesday, 26 November 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. 


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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New Releases to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store

There have been some new releases in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
This image is called "Aurora Woods"
This image is called "Sweet December"
 This image is called "Gingerbread Man Parade"
This image is called "New Leaves".

Aren't they a wonderful collection of festive images to colour?

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

There are now 77 amazing images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.  
To celebrate Thanksgiving, over in the Etsy Store you can use the coupon code "THANKYOU" to get 27% off everything in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store, including the four new images released above.

Make sure you hurry on over to the Etsy Store as this code expires on Monday 1 December 2014.

Don't forget there is still chance to enter the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge.  This month the challenge is "add some ribbon".

There is also a Monthly Challenge over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group.  The challenge this month is "Say Thank You".

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Buckwell Craft Supplies Sale

 Over at Buckwell Craft Supplies Lozzy's supplies of flowers have arrived for the store along with some new stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps.  
To celebrate their arrival there is 10% off flowers/stamps in the shop until 28/11/14.

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - Showcase Cards/Creations


This means that every day there will be an inspiration post.  

This might be a card/creation entered into the blog monthly challenge, added to the Facebook Group, entered into the Facebook Group Monthly Challenge or an additional item made by a member of the Design Team.

Make sure you keep on coming back this week to see all the creations.

You still have a week to enter the Blog monthly challenge of "add some ribbon" and the Facebook Group monthly challenge of "say thank you".

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Sad News - Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness


Teri has done a post on the Delicious Darkness Blog today to announce that come 31 December 2014 the Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness Stores will be closing.

We will however be able to purchase Delicious Doodles images from:


Delicious Darkness images will now be available as part of the Smeared Ink family, under Teri's own name - Teri Sherman:


This will be the first of many digital stores to close due to the new VAT ruling.

Very very sad.................

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