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Wednesday, 26 April 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:
 The image is called "In my gaze" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  30 April 2017.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 21 April 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 "UNDER THE SEA".

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

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
  For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Flora and Fauna - Rose" and I have coloured her in with Promarkers and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with three different ribbons, button, flowers, die-cut greenery, stamped sentiment, die-cut butterflies and lots of gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Come and Get It - It's a girl thing
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with the optional twist to add some ribbon or lace to your make
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Going dotty
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Spring has sprung
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Embellish it (flowers, ribbon, die-cut butterflies and gems)
The Paper Shelter - Sentimental
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Simon Says - Showers and/or flowers
Aud Sentiments - Use a stamp for your sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - 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 "Nightfall" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  24 April 2017.

Also if you use the code "CCApril2017" you will get 27% off an order of $10 or more.

Hurry on over to the Etsy Store as this offer runs out on 24 April 2017.

Tuesday, 18 April 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:
  The image is called "Rainbow after Rain" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  

Hurry as this offer ends on  22 April 2017.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Have a Wonderful Birthday

Here is a card I have made using a gorgeous Debbi Moore Cardmaking Kit.  It has some stunning images.

For my card I have used a large topper, sentiment and backing paper from the kit.

The card is finished off with some floral ribbon and lots of gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Girls or flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Come and Get It - It's a girl thing
Ooh La La Creations - Birthday

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge - April 2017 - Under the Sea

Just a reminder that you still have a couple of weeks to enter the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge.

The topic for April 2017 is "UNDER THE SEA".

Pop on over to the blog post HERE for more details.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 14 April 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 "UNDER THE SEA".

This week the Design Team were challenge to "use at least 2 ribbons".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "Endless Waiting".  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

I have used a Dutch Doobadoo Fish Bowl Card Template for the shaped card.  I made sure that the image was large enough to just use as the backing and I then delicately cut the frame out for the front of the "fish bowl" style card and added acetate to the front so you can see the image through it.

I have finished the card off with reeds and a fish cut from paper using the template, Joy! Crafts shell stamps and sentiment, two different ribbons, die-cut shells coloured with Pan Pastels and some pearls.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Girlz rule!
CCC Digi Creations - Include an animal
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of anything Spring
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or the optional theme of Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of yellow
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Create and Inspire - Anything goes/theme of decorate an envelope
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Something clear (I have used acetate on the front of my "fish bowl" style card)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Girls or flowers (girl for me)
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Girl power
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Flowers or anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of animals

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Happy Birthday

For this card for a male recipient I have used my Crafter's Companion Flights of Fantasy CD.  I have used a card companion and toned it with some Creative Expressions gold pearl card which is rather yummy.

I have finished the card off with some garden twine, card ribbon/button from the CD sheet and some brown gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Allsorts - Bring on the bling (gems)
Ooh La La Creations - Birthday
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Fantasy (magical creatures, fairies etc)

Tuesday, 11 April 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:
 The image is called "Starry" and it is available as a special introductory price of $2.80 (instead of the original price of $4).  Hurry as this offer ends on 16 April 2017.

There is a special offer on at the moment in the Etsy Store.  If you use the code "APRIL22" you will get an amazing 22% off when you buy 10 or more images.  Hurry as this offer ends on 16 April 2017.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - April 2017 - Little People

 It is time for another challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog.

The topic this month is "LITTLE PEOPLE".  
For my card I have used the Dovecraft Back to Basics Goody Bag.  There are different bags available but I have used the Teal Goodie Bag.  In the Goodie Bags you get:

8x8" Craft Papers – 8 designs x 2 sheets
6x6" Craft Papers – 2 designs x 2 sheets
1 Pack of Sentiment Toppers
1 Pack of Paper Blossoms
1 Pack of Gems
1 Pack of Plastic Buttons
6x6” Cards and envelopes – 3 colours and 2 of each colour
Project Sheet

and all for the cost of £6.99.

These packs are amazing for new crafters as everything in the pack co-ordinates but it is also perfect for more adept crafters like myself.

For my card I have used a Elizabeth Bell stamp that I got free with a magazine last year.  I have coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.

From the Goodie Bag I have used the card blank, 2 backing papers, gem and buttons.

I have finished off the card with a stamped sentiment, ribbon and around a decorative edge of patterned card I have glued and added Wow! Sparkles Santorini Preimum Glitter for a little bit of sparkle.  Normally I will "run a mile" when using glitter but this glitter is so fine and adheres well which makes such a difference.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embellish it (ribbon, buttons and sequin)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Girlz rule!
CCC Digi Creations - Include an animal
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of anything Spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or the optional theme of Easter
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or more layers
Fab n Funky - Buttons and/or bows
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of Easter
Allsorts - Bring on the bling (glitter)
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Create and Inspire - Anything goes/theme of decorate an envelope
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes

Friday, 7 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 7 April 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 "UNDER THE SEA(this can include animals/mermaids sitting by the sea as at some stage they go into the sea).

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 I have decided to make a mixed media project for a special friend's birthday.  I have used a heart shaped MDF plaque from The Works and coated with gesso.  Once dry I have over various different areas added some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste Chic Viola and Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste Chic Aubergine through various masks.  Once dry I knocked back the colour with a wash over with Imagination Crafts Starlights Pearl Paint.

For this project I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Purple Tender".  I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, highlighted areas with my sparkle clear pen and then fussy cut around the image.

I have then used various seaside dies from Sweet Dixie, Joanna Sheen and a Memory Box die for the clouds.  I have cut these dies out of various colours of card and various textures like wood and cork.  I have also used a Joy! Crafts stamp set and coloured in the shells and a stamped sentiment.

I have finished this project off with the rope that came with the MDF heart and some very large pearls.

I am entering this mixed media project into the following challenges: 

Ooh La La Creations - Layer it up
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embellish it (lots of different die-cuts (seaweed, stamps, seagulls and clouds), stamped shells and pearls)
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option to add flowers
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Girlz rule!
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes altered/mixed media
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
We Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of anything Spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or the optional theme of Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/add a sentiment
I Love Promarkers - Embossing (embossing on the shells, seaweed, wheel and anchor)
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of yellow
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or more layers
The Paper Shelter - Make it digital (digital image)
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies and/or punches
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of Easter

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

 Today sees the arrival of some new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
  Here you will find a set of 5 images with the theme of "Beautiful Tails Mermaid".  You will get the image called "Intense Red", "Jewellery Keeper", "Flowing Crimson", "Sunset Jasmine" and "Autumn Sea".
They are available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $7.00 (instead of the original price of $10).

Hurry as this offer ends on 10 April 2017.