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Friday, 15 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps 2017 Christmas Sale

Hurry on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store as there is a Christmas Sale on.

If you use the code "CCKDIGI2017" you will get 25% of any digital items only.

Hurry as this off ends on 25 December 2017.

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Guest Designer - Friday 15 December 2017

  It is time for another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge and I have made a Christmas card in my role as Guest Designer.
 The sponsor for this weeks' challenge is "Melonheadz Illustrating".

The theme for this week is "anything goes".
 Well I decided to go "all out" with this Christmas card by using FOUR images from Melonheadz Illustrating from the set "Christmas Clip Art - Junk Drawer - Black and White".  I have used the following images:  Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas, Dog and the Snow globe.

I decided to make an 8x8 inch card and took the snow globe into Serif and made it that size.  I then added in Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas and the dog and added the words "happy Christmas" to the bottom.  I printed off a second image of Mrs Christmas so I could decoupage her up.

I coloured all the images with Promarkers.  For the background I used various stamps and brushed on some mica powder for some sparkle.  I finally added some glitter glue to the background.

I have finished the card off with a decorated inside, ribbon and button.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Oatmeal and Spice
Father Christmas - Red, Poppy Red, Crimson, Black and Ice Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4
Mrs Christmas - Red, Poppy, Crimson, Pine, Lush Green and Ice Grey 1, 2, 3 and 4
Dog - Saffron, Oatmeal, Spice, Cinnamon, Pine, Lush Green, Ice Grey 1 and 2, Poppy Red, Red and Crimson
Snow globe - Sandstone, Putty Saffron, Vanilla and Poppy Red.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
Simon Says - Christmas/winter holidays
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Festive colours
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Happy Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Christmas or anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 15 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".

This week the Design Team were challenged to "use some buttons".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have use the Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp called "Aurora Woods".  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and added white dots for snow. 

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have finished the card off with a die-cut doily, buttons, die-cut snowflakes, Stickles glitter glue and a Creative Crafting World CD sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Chestnut, Terracotta and Cinnamon
Antlers/ears - Sandstone, Putty and Coral
Trees - Bright Green and Forest Green
Hat - Crimson, Red and Poppy.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes Christmas with a touch of sparkle
Allsorts - Snowflakes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper December Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything goes Christmas
The Cutie Pie - Stars and/or snowflakes
Simon Says - Christmas/winter holidays
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything goes and Christmas with the option of sparkle
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
CRAFT - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Festive colours
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
A Bit More time to Craft - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Happy Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - New releases

  Today sees the arrival of two new images in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 The images are called "Summer Garden" and "Twilight Garden" and they are available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price.  
 This is a close-up picture of "Summer Garden".
 This is a close-up of the image "Twilight Garden".

Hurry as this special introductory offer is only available until 18 December 2017.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Merry Christmas

Recently in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store there was the arrival of some pre-coloured images which Ching-Chou Kuik has coloured in herself.  You can use these as toppers, as decoupage or whatever you like.

For my Christmas card I have used the pre-coloured image called "Aurora Woods" (it is in Winter Holiday Set 1 and comes with Holy Venice Night and Holly Fairy).

The backing papers I have used are from my Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD.

I have finished the card off with some laced threaded with a velvet ribbon threaded through it, Crafty Creations die-cut sentiments, glittery bought poinsettia and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Winter
 

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".