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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar of Giveaways - Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps

 Over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group there is the 24 Days of Advent.

Today the event is being sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik.

What you have to do is:

join the Kit and Clowder 24 Days of Advent today and be in the chance of winning some prizes 
if you wish to purchase the above image with a half price OR 20% off an order or 40% off an order you need to click here for full details.

Hurry as these offers end on 17 December 2017.

Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store - New release

  Just to let you know that there has been a new release in the Lemon Shortbread Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Bohemian Winter".

Friday, 8 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 8 December 2017

  It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic is "anything goes".
  The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Dr Digi's House of Stamps".
I have decided to make a "tongue in cheek" Happy New Year card using the Dr Digi image called "Hangover Hannah".  I don't drink very often but I know some people do drink and end up feeling like Hannah the following morning!!

I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and around the image I have used a dotty and a star stamp for the background as Hannah is "seeing stars" after drinking too much at the party!!

The backing papers I have used are from Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the card off with some ribbon, sentiment made on the computer and lots of die-cut stars.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Sandstone, Khaki and Putty
Top/water bottle. trousers/ice pack/pig slippers - Duck Egg, Denim Blue, Pink Carnation and Fuchsia Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Paper Creator - Christmas and New Year
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - December anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Layers (more than 3)
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of Christmas/Winter
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Non-traditional Christmas or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of white with one other colour

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 8 December 2017

 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 "BIRDS".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Spring Nocturne" which comes in a set of 3 other images called Spring Night, Fantasy Easter Ocean and Spring Twilight.  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are from various Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the card off with a doily, printed ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiments, Marianne Designs die-cut greenery coloured with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distress ink and flowers made from the backing paper with two different sized punches with Nuvo sparkly pearls on top,

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Spice, Oatmeal and Saffron
Hair - Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Cocoa
Dress, Sky Blue, Azure, Cyan, Fuchsia Pink and Pink Carnation
Leaves - Bright Green and Leaf Green
Flowers - Fuchsia Pink and Pink Carnation.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Noor! Design UK - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Christmas tags or anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of Christmas/Winter
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Non-traditional Christmas or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of white with one other colour

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

  Today sees the arrival of a new set of images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This is a set of 3 coloured images by Ching-Chou Kuik entitled "Christmas Holiday Set" and include the images Crimson Holly, Cherish Christmas and Holly Night.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 5 December 2017

  It is time for another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The theme is "anything goes".
For my card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Rainbow Unicorn".  I love unicorns so I had to use this image.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers, used Pan Pastels for the sky and added Stickles glitter glue to the fairy's wings.

The backing card I have made myself using some different distress oxide inks and then added on top some very light purple acrylic paint.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, ribbon and some gems.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Khaki and Sandstone
Rainbow - Cerise, Duck Egg, Lime Green, Orchid, Sky Blue, Yellow and Sunflower
Unicorn - Cerise and Ice Grey 1
Clouds - Ice Grey 2 and blender pen.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting by Designs - December anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Things with wings
Through the Purple Haze - Layers (more than 3)
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Friday, 1 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 1 December 2017

  It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic is "anything goes".
 The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Crafty Sentiments".
 For my Christmas card I have used the Crafty Sentiments image called "Benson and Betty".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and added Nuvo white pearl drops and used to add texture to their hats and add some snow.

The backing papers I have used are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with two different ribbons, die-cut snowflake, gems and a sentiment from a Creative Crafting World Christmas CD.

Promarkers used: 

Bears - Sandstone, Khaki, Putty, Cinnamon and Burnt Sienna
Clothing - Ice Grey 2, Red, Poppy, Crimson, Pine and Holly
Sky - Pastel Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with the option of to use a doily
Sweet Stampin - Use your favourite Christmas colour (my all time favourite has to be the traditional red and green for Christmas)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Traditional Christmas colours - red and green
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Use your favourite colours (my favourite colours for Christmas are the traditional red and green)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - December anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of tags
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes with the option of not square
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option to use as much pink as possible
I Love Promarkers - Autumn/Winter
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Simon Says - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas and sentiment
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option of flourishes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Layers (more than 3)
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Winter wonderland
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of let it snow
QKR Stampede - Christmas tags or anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Merry Christmas

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This grayscale image is called "Poppy Night Adventure" and it is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (original price $3).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 4 December 2017.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 I have been away for a few days and there have been some images released in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  This image is called "Northern Blessing" and is all ready for you to colour in yourself.
 This image is a COLOURED image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself and is called "Butterflies and Berries".
  This image is a COLOURED image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself and is called "Northern Blessing".

Friday, 24 November 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 24 November 2017

  It is Friday and therefore time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog where I am a Guest Designer.

The topic is "anything goes".
 The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Polkadoodles".
  For my card I have used the Polkadoodles image called "Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn".  I decided to do a pastel card so I have used mainly pastel colours apart from the traditional red and green.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers.  I have added Stickles glitter glue to the unicorn's hat and collar and I have done a feint background with chalks.

The backing papers are from The Works.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, card candi, sentiment from a Creative Crafting World Yuletide CD and an organza ribbon.

Promarkers used: 

Unicorn - Pale Pink, Blush, Orchid, Meadow Green, Pastel Yellow, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Red, Poppy Red, Crimson, Pear Green, Moss Green and I have used my Promarkers blender to lighten up the colours in the unicorn's tail.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Allsorts - Glitter
Crafty Friends- Add a sentiment
Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - November any image challenge
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the card being all white except the coloured image
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of monochrome
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas card
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 24 November 2017

 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 "CHRISTMAS".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "anything goes".

Here is my inspiration post with this image.
  My project this week is a mixed media project.  I decided to decorate an old coffee tin.  I used some white gesso as a base coat and then I used my Imagination Crafts Starlight Metallic Blue Paint to paint a couple of coats onto the tin.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Autumn Sea" (this comes in a set along with the images Intense red, Jewellery Keeper, Flowing Crimson and Sunset Jasmine) and I have coloured her in with my Promarkers and used my Pan Pastels (blue and yellow), Pan Pastel blender and Pan Pastel Coarse Medium for the background for some sparkle and shine.
I have finished the decorated tin off with some washi tape at the top and bottom, twine and shells.

As you can see from this second photo this decorated pot lives on my craft desk and has my started pots of glue standing in it with the tops downwards to avoid the post of glue drying out.

Promarkers used:

Face/arms/body - Saffron, Oatmeal, Spice and Turquoise
Hair - Khaki, Sandstone and Satin
Top - Marine, Turquoise and Duck Egg
Mermaid tail - Marine, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Fuchsia Pink and Pink Carnation
Moon - Vanilla and Ivory
Greenery - Bright Green
Shells/sand - Sandstone, Tan, Khaki, Mustard, Sunflower and Tulip Yellow.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: 

Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Photo inspiration
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
CRAFT - Not a card

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Happy Thanksgiving Sale

   Over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store there is a "Happy Thanksgiving Sale":

You need to use the following codes:  

"15Happy2017" to get 15% off any digital items in the store.  

"25Happy2017" to get 25% off any digital items in the store when you spend $11 or more.  

"35Happy2017" to get 35% off any digital items in the store when you spend $25 or more.

Hurry, hurry as this offer ends on 27 November 2017.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Happy Birthday

This is a card I have made using an image from a Joanna Sheen Jody Bergsma paper pad.  I love this image of the horses running around.

For the mount on the card I used some Sheena Douglass feather stamps and some See D's sentiment and texture stamps and stamp with various inks. 

I used a feather die I had and cut them out and added some Cosmic Shimmer Copper Guilding Polish for some colour and shine.

I have finished the card off with a decorative border from the paper pad, the die-cut feathers and a Crafty Creations die-cut sentiment.

Beautiful Birthday Wishes

Here is a card I have made using an image and backing papers from a Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazine.

I have used various toppers, ribbon strip, flowers and decoupage elements to make this card.

I have finished this card off with some lace and some sparkly gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper November Challenge - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes and sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Lace/ribbon