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Friday, 20 April 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 20 April 2018

 Good morning.  It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic this week is "anything goes".

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation.
  We are lucky to have "Polkadoodles" as our sponsor this week.
 For my card I have used the Polkadoodles image called "Ula be yourself".  I have coloured in my image with Promarkers.  I have then painted over the image with my Pebeo Drawing Gum Fluid to mask over the image.  I then scrawled various Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers onto my glass mat, spritzed with water and swirled the image through to get a watercolour effect background.  Once the background was dry I rubbed off the Pebeo Masking Fluid to reveal my image with now a lovely watercolour background.

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

I have finished the card off with lace, ribbon, flowers and a sentiment that came with the image.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Chestnut, Henna and Walnut
Dress - Plum, Purple and Royal Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Friends - Your favourite colour (purple, purple and more purple!!)
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option to uses dies or stencils
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Elegant ladies
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite colouring medium and why (I do like using different colouring mediums but I mainly go for Promarkers alcohol pens.  I have dexterity problems with my hands and therefore struggle having to use more pressure with pencils whereas with my pens a light touch is all that is needed)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes with the option of using a real stamp
Allsorts - Spring flowers or showers

Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option to use dies and punches
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist to use 2 or more flowers on your creation
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of clean and simple
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 20 April 2018

 Here is my weekly inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog. 

Just a reminder that the Monthly Blog Challenge topic is "USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "ADD A CHARM" by Nicola.

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
I do apologise for my photographs  As my computer is not allowing my camera to download I have had to resort to my husband's tablet and I'm not the best at using it!! 

I have gone for a mixed media project for my craft room.  I decided to make a piece of storage using an empty Pringles box with the box cut down to 14cm high with a semi-circle cut out of the bottom.  I then painted it with my Imagination Crafts Blue Starlight Paint.  I ended up giving it a good two coats to fully get rid of the "Pringles" logo and to give it lots of sparkle and shine.

The Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp I used was "It's all about love" and I coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut the image out.
 To decorate the box I used some blue mesh underneath the image, lots of pink and blue flowers, blue cord and I made a little charm dangler with some beads/pearls, birdcage charm and some beading thread.

Now finished it houses the cotton wool pads that I use with my chalks when doing backgrounds etc.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Cocoa
Dress - Duck Egg and Denim Blue
Flowers/birds/leaves - Sandstone, Khaki, Cerise, Rose Pink and Bright Green.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: 

Delicious Doodles - Anything but square
County View Challenge - Pimp it up! (re-use or alter something) - I have altered a Pringles pot
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of to use some vellum
Get Creative! - No patterned papers
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - Hand coloured image
Brown Sugar - Pearls or Mother's Day
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Elegant ladies
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite colouring medium and why (I do like using different colouring mediums but I mainly go for Promarkers alcohol pens.  I have dexterity problems with my hands and therefore struggle having to use more pressure with pencils whereas with my pens a light touch is all that is needed)
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes with the option of using a real stamp
Allsorts - Spring flowers or showers
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option to use dies and punches
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Simon Says - Sparkle and shine
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist to use 2 or more flowers on your creation
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the option of clean and simple
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes

Monday, 16 April 2018

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 image is called "Peony Dawn".
You will receive a Pre-coloured Art image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 13 April 2018

 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 "USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the topic "Monochrome".


Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps image called "Spring Nocturne" (this can be found in a set along with "Spring Night", "Fantasy Easter Ocean" and "Spring Twilight").  After a lot of debate with myself I decided to go with a pink monochrome theme.  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and chalked around the background.

The backing papers are from a Papermania Spots and Stripes - Pastels paper collection.

I have finished the card off with raffia style ribbon, die-cut flowers, bird cage and birds, stamped sentiment and some pearls.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Dress - Salmon Pink and Antique Pink
Hair - Dusky Rose, Pastel Pink and Coral
Bird - Blush and Cocktail Pink
Flowers - Fuchsia Pink, Cerise, Pink Carnation and Antique Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Love to Craft - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Use some ribbon
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Monochrome
Daisy Chain - Monochrome
Di's Digi Designs - Hand coloured image
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Pearls or Mother's Day
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Only for girls
Passion for Promarkers - Blooming Days
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Simon Says - Add some texture (flower and pearls)
Crafting by Designs - Elegant ladies
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
As You Like It - Favourite colouring medium and why (I do like using different colouring mediums but I mainly go for Promarkers alcohol pens.  I have dexterity problems with my hands and therefore struggle having to use more pressure with pencils whereas with my pens a light touch is all that is needed)
Aud Sentiments - Birthday and sentiment (congratulations to all of those involved with the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and MASSIVE congratulations on your 8th birthday)
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 10 April 2018

 Welcome to another challenge over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes". 
For my card for a young lady I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Ballerina".  In this set you will get a ballerina and a ballerina with wings.  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are a freebie from a magazine from the Sara Davies' Signature Range.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut banner, die-cut stars, die-cut sentiment and some pink  Bo Bunny crafty netting that I got from a crafty friend in America some years ago.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Coral and Cinnamon
Tutu/shoes - Dusky Pink and Coral.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the option of "me time" themed creations
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the optional theme of April showers
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Colour it
Simon Says - Happy birthday - congratulatins to all of those involved with the Simon Says as they are celebrating an amazing 9th birthday
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of through the window
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of yellow
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of "colours of Spring"
Di's Digi Designs - Hand coloured image
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes with the option to uses dies or stencils
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Only for girls
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes

Monday, 9 April 2018

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 image is called "Peony Dawn".

In this set you will get two levels of grayscale image.

PLEASE NOTE:  all of these images in this set are grayscale images.

This set is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 instead of the usual $3.00.
Hurry as this special introductory offer ends on 14 April 2018. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 6 April 2018

  Good morning.  

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

The topic this week is "anything goes".

PLEASE NOTE:  We are a colouring challenge and therefore to take part in the challenge you MUST have coloured something on your card/creation.

There is no actual sponsor this week but Ruth will be providing some BLOG CANDY for the challenge winner.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps image from the "Flora and Fauna Set 1" called "Flora and Fauna - Sunflower" (in this set you will get 7 other beautiful images).  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and chalked the background.

When I was away recently I bought a new die by Precious Marieke.  It is a gorgeous frame but a nightmare to stick down.  I think if I use it in future I need to buy some spray permanent adhesive as I tried using some double-sided adhesive but that meant I spent ageas and ages trying to pick all the bits out of the waste area.

The backing papers I used are from a Debbi Moore Inspirations Magazine.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, tags, gems and a gorgeous Prima butterfly.

Promarkers used:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Sandtsone, Raw Sienna and Cinnamon
Dress - Salmon Pink and Antique Pink
Flowers/butterflies/branches - Yellow, Sunflower, Gold, Forest Green, Lush Green, Amber, Ginger and Henna.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Nature and all of its beauty (flowers and butterflies)
Make my Monday - Things with wings (butterflies)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Include an animal (butterflies)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passiong for Promarkers - Animals (butterflies)
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Paper Shelter - Girl power
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Colour it
Simon Says - Happy birthday - congratulations to all of those involved with the Simon Says as they are celebrating an amazing 9th birthday
Craft Rocket - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 6 April 2018

 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 "USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
Well there is no contest when it comes to my favourite colour.  It has to be PURPLE.

For my journal page I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Purple Tender" (it comes in a set along with "Coral Addiction").  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and fussy cut the image out.

The backing papers are from various Debbi Moore Inspiration Magazines.

I have finished the journal page with organza ribbon, seam binding ribbon, die-cut flowers with brad centres, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and some pearls.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Plum and Purple
Tail - Plum and Amethyst
Flowers - Amethyst, Orchid, Sunflower and Gold.

I am entering this journal page into the following challenges: 

Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper April Challenge - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Noor! Design UK - Flowers
Unicorn Challenge - Use some ribbon
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Monochrome
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Handmade flowers
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Colour it
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Daisy Chain - Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Monday, 2 April 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New release

  Today sees the arrival of a new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Little Daisy".  

You will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured digital stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.
 At the moment there is a Spring Sale in the Etsy Store.  

If you type in the word "SPRING2018" you will get an amazing 20% off all digital items in the Etsy Store.

Hurry as this offer ends on 8 April 2018.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

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 "Birthday Friends".

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps April Facebook Challenge - Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

 Today is the start of the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group Monthly Challenge.

The topic for the challenge this month is "INSPIRED BY LEONARDO DA VINCI".

I saw this topic and wanted to "run for the hills" and not take part but in the end the topic got the better of me and I have decided to play along with their challenge this month.

I was not aware of all the paintings by Leonardo da Vinci so I had to do a bit of research.  In the end I found inspiration from this image called "La Belle Ferronniere":
so I decided to follow the colour scheme, the addition of some wood effect papers and the use of chains in relation to the chain around her head.
 For my journal page I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Nightfall".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and distressed around the edge of the image with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.
 The papers I have used are all from my scrap folder including the pieces of wood effect.  I have used two gate/garden images from a Crafty Individuals image pad.

I have finished the journal page off with some die-cut flowers, chains from an old necklace that got damaged, pearls and a cameo.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Henna and Walnut
Ground/sky/hills/moon/stars - Sandstone, Pastel Beige, Khaki, Pumpkin, Spice, Orange, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 5 and Warm Grey 5.

I am entering this journal page into the following challenges: 

Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes with the option of Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the optional twist of to use some vellum
Love to Scrap - April showers bring May flowers