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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love

Good morning to you all.  Today is my day for inspiration for the new challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik and the theme is Love!  My image is called Love and you can find her here.:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/210003025/love-digital-stamp-instant-download-love.  Ching-Chou is a fantastic artist and has these wonderful images to use.  I colored her with my primsa colored pencils and love the image.  I haven't used my prisma pencils for a long while but some of the girls on the Design team do use them a lot so I thought I would pull mine out and try again.  I do like how it turned out.  It is pretty simple but the image is the center of this card so I wanted to keep it that way as well.  The ribbon, doily and the hearts are the only embellishments.

I do hope you will come down to the challenge and play along.  here is the address for the challenge to make it easy for you to find.  http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html.

We also have a facebook challenge as well and you can play along with that as well if you want to.  Here is the address for that too if you choose to play. :https://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuikdigitalstamps/.  I do hope to see some of you there as well.

So til the next time Happy Crafting. 

I would like to enter this into the anything goes challege at Through the Craft Room Door: Here: http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Heart Of Spring Inspirational


Good Morning to you all.  Today is my day for the inspirational post for Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps.  I am using this one called Heart of Spring. and you can find here at this web address: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228021966/heart-of-spring-digital-stamp-instant?ref=shop_home_active_12.
She is so beautiful but then all the digi stamps by Ching-Chou are and it is a difficult decision to make each month of which one to choose.  I know you will feel the same way when you see how many wonderful choices you have.

Our monthly challenge this month for the blog is "Something New"  what ever you have that is new to you will work for this challenge.  You can find the challenge blog here:http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html  And I do hope you will come play along with us.  You can win some awesome digital stamps from Ching_Chou that you can play with.  We also have a facebook challenge too and that one you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ching-chou%20facebook%20dt.  There I made it easy for you to come play along.  Hope to see you all there!!

Now for my card.  I colored her with copics and mounted her onto a piece of paper that a friend gave me that matched the flowers so I cut it with a spellbinders die cut and mounted it onto turquoise card stock.  The I used some of my flowers from my stash and some new ones plus some die cuts that I had from another card.  The Lovely is part of a set with a big Dragon fly die cut that I got for a gift.   I love the colors in this and use them quite often.
Now I will sign off and let you go play in the challenge for this month.  Happy Crafting to you all!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Clover Fairy

Good morning to all you wonderful crafters.  Today is my day for inspiration at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  And I am using the sweet fairy called "Clover Fairy"  our them of this week is Monochrome and if you don't know what that means it is the same color but different shades of that color.  I chose Green as you can see and I think there are about 12 different shades of green in this image.  I decided on green because of the clovers.  Really can't see them as any other color then green.  You can get this beautiful image here at the Esty store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/224925699/clover-fairy-digital-stamp and while your there you can browse and see all the wonderful images that Ching-Chou Kuik draws.  She is extremely talented and I love her images.  I would hope that you would come over and play in our monthly challenge here: http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/ our theme for the monthly challenge is "Something new".  If you got anything new for Christmas then you could use that.  We also have our facebook page as well to play along on during the month if you wish and that address is here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1479817065637950/.  So come play along with us and win some wonderful images from Ching-Chou Kuik!

I used a spellbinders die cut for the fancy trim around the image and the love is a punch from Fiskars that a friend punched a lot of them for me to use from her punch.  (We do that where we each buy something different then share it is a lot cheaper that way.) 

So till next time Happy Crafting to you all!



Monday, January 11, 2016

Bubble Bath Day

Good evening to you all.  Yeah it is night time here and I have spent the day making cards to get caught up.  Tonight I am posting this cute card for the Outlawz new Friday Challenge called Festive Friday.  Lost of new themes to choose from so come on down to see what is going on.  This one is for the Bubble bath theme.  The image is by Shari Baldy and I love her images too.  The tag is FF010814.

I colored her with copics and the background is done with pan pastels.  The swirl is from a cartridge for my cricut.  The background paper is recollections by Michael's. 

Here is the addy for the challenge so come down and play along.  http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-friday-jan-8-to-jan-14

So till next time all Happy Crafting.  Thanks for visiting my little corner of the world.  I hope you will leave some love and maybe consider joining my little blog.  Happy New Year to everyone.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Steampunk Dragon Fly

Well Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all!!  This is my first post for the new year and she is called Steampunk Dragon Fly and is by Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  Our theme for this months challenge is something new.  My something new is really two things.  The dragon fly is a new die cut for me and the second thing is I have discovered that if you drink coffee you can have this dementional dragonfly or what ever die cut you want.  I keep the aluminum that seals the coffee in and use it to cut out butterflies and this dragon fly.  They look so cool with the waffle pattern on them.  Our Challenge is here: http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk and it is as I said before "Something New"  from your stash.  I am sure that Santa brought you some new things to play with if your a crafting addict like me.  The Image here is called Steampunk dragon fly and it can be found in the esty store here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/255614260/steampunk-dragonfly.  Our Challenge runs till the end of the month.

I colored her with my copic and used my gear die cut to cut the gears and some black gems for the bling.  The background paper is some I got from a friend and it is black glitter paper and is so beautiful.  I do hope you like my card and will leave me some love.

Happy Crafting to you all.  

Monday, January 4, 2016

Roses are Red

Good afternoon to you all.  I am posting my card for the progressive challenge at The Outlawz.  (PF14).  They do this each month and you get a free image to work with.  It is amazing the different cards and the different ideas that come from the same image.  This image was drawn by Sandie's Samples and she is an amazing artist.  I love roses well actually I love any kind of flower.  This card is different for me as I normally make the A2 card but this one is 6x6 so will have to make an envelope to go with this one.  I colored my flowers with prisma colored pencils this time and I normally use copics but am trying to use some of the other mediums that I own.  I do like the way this one turned out however. 

I do hope you will come down and play along with us.  Here is the address for the web site. http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com.  Lots of great ladies and chances to win. They have a challenge for every day of the week that you can join in on if you choose.  Well ladies that is it for me for today.  I hope you like my card and will leave me some love. 

Happy Crafting to you all

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Ching-Chou Kuik Blog Hop






Today it is the birthday of Ching-Chou Kuik.  I am lucky enough to be on the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Design Team and get to work with her amazing images.

As a birthday tribute we have decided to have a Blog Hop in her honor.

To take part in the Blog Hop you need to visit the blogs in the list below and you will see somewhere in the post a letter/letters of the alphabet which you need to make a note of.  When you arrive at the end of the Blog Hop at the Challenge Blog you need to work out what words the letters you have collected make and write a message in the comments box.  Don’t forget to leave a message on each blog you visit as there will be some extra prizes along the way.

The order for the Blog Hop is as follows:



You will have arrived at my blog from KYM’S BLOG.

Here is the card/creation that I have made to celebrate Ching-Chou Kuik’s birthday:


Now that you have visited my blog the next blog for you to visit is:  LOZZY’S BLOG.  The special letter that you will collect from my blog is the letter: 

W

Many thanks for taking part in the Blog Hop and a very happy birthday to Ching-Chou Kuik.




Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sweet and Fragrant


Good morning to you all.  Today is my day for the inspirational post for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps.  This beauty is called Sweet and Fragrant.  And this will be the last posting for me for this year.  You can find this beauty at the Estys shop for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps here:https://www.etsy.com/shop/gjzcck.  I do hope you will go check out all the beautiful images she has to offer.

We have a monthly challenge at the blog site and if you use a Ching-Chou Kuik stamp you will get two entries.  You do not have to use our stamps to enter however.  The blog address is here: http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/ This will make it easy for you to find us to enter your creation.

And we have a challenge on Facebook as well and that address is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832/ We have a ton of fun on the facebook page and lots of great ladies there to give you inspiration as well.

I colored my image with copics and the background I did with a brayer and Tim Holts inks.  I inked the edges of the image with the same colors as I used on the background.  the flowers are from an RAK that I got, the black swirls are from my cricut.  The gems are from Want to Scrap.  It is all mounted on a bright color of yellow card stock
So till next year have a wonderful holiday and a great start to your new year from all the girls on the Design Team.

Happy Crafting. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Christmas Little Star

Good morning to you all.  I am posting this adorable image for the Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz.  This image is from "All Dressed up" She is one adorable image that they have from many I have saved and used.  I colored her with my copics and glitter pens.  The snowflakes are green to match the background holographic paper.  I think it brings out the green in her dress.  I used her this Christmas as one of my cards to send to friends and family.  I hope the person who got this loves it as much as I do.  She is just adorable....  here is the website for All Dressed up: https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps I hope you will check out there images.  The tag for this is PF13.  It would be fun if you came down to "The Outlawz" and joined in some of the challenges there as well.  They have a different challenge for each day of the week and you can pick and choose which you would like to play in.  Or you can do them all if you want.  Here is the address for the Outlawz site as well http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/ so no excuses come play along.

Happy Crafting to you and and Merry Christmas as well.  I probably won't be posting again till the first of they year so wanted to get that Merry Christmas and Oh yes Happy New year in there as well.

Thanks for checking out my blog.  I do read each and every comment that I get.  

Aurora Woods



Good Morning all.  Today is my day for some inspiration from Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps.  You can find this stamp here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/212708662/aurora-woods-digital-stamp-instant?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=reindeer.  She has such a beautiful face and was a fun one to color.

We have our monthly challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps. Here:  http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/.  If you use a Ching-Chou Kuik Stamp you get two entries but it is not necessary to enter the challenge any stamp will do.  We also have a facebook page and challenges there as well.  So if your on facebook go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832/ and if your not a fan you can become one to play along.

I colored my image with copics and mounted her to a new die cut that I purchased on vacation.  I was stuck on this image as to what to do with it so I made what I thought was going to be the background but it ended up on the side or the card.  I made a gate fold card this time.  I was afraid my mojo was lost but I did find it again.  I really like the background so decided to use it inside of the card and that is the second picture.  This is one of my favorite stamps and is from Stampin-up and was given to me by my best friend.  The name of the stamp is Lovely as a tree.

So till next time I hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting to you.  

Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee's Ready

Hey everyone I am posting this little bird with his coffee for the coffee lovers blog hop this weekend.  He is just adorable and was a freebie from artist Jessica Lynn.  I colored him with my copics of course and mounted him on a golden piece of paper and the base card is dark brown.  I like the stars and the banners even tho they aren't uniform it adds a cute touch to the card.  Well that is it for me for today Oh here is the address of the hop if you want to come along an play.  http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2015/12/2015-winterholiday-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

I hope to see lots of you there.  Have a great day and Merry Christmas to you all.  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Birthday wishes


Good Morning to you all.  Today I want to share my "Birthday Card" with you.  This month the theme for Ching-Chou Kuik is "A Birthday Card", so I chose this beautiful image to work with.  Her name is Lilly's Lullaby.  I love how she turned out. 

I would like to invite you all to come over this month over to the blog and play along with us. you can win some beautiful images by Ching-Chou Kuik she is a very talented artist.  Here is the website " http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/.
We also have a facebook challenge is your interested in playing along with that.

I used spellbinders die cuts for the card and some glitter flowers stash for the corners.  She is colored in copics as that seems to be my medium of choice these days.  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

VooDoo Man

Today my post is for the November Progressive challenge over at The Outlawz here: http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com.  I call him the Voodoo Man.  This is a real challenge for me since I don't normally color this type of image.  The tag for this is PF12.  I used copics to color this strange fellow.  I used a spellbinders die cut to cut him out and mounted him on Purple to match his coat.  I hope you will come over to the Outlawz and join in the challenges there as they have one for each day of the week if you want to play along.  The directions are all there on the web site.  So till next time Happy Crafting to you all.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stars Dream Inspiration


Well good morning to you all.  Today is my day to give you some inspiration.  This beautiful image is called Stars Dream and you can find her here: https://www.etsy.com.  Our theme this month is Christmas and I hope you will come play along with us.  We also have a facebook page that you can play along with us there as well and you can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832/.

I colored this beautiful image with copics.  I tried to give the moon a glow so it was more outstanding.  I did a side cut card which I used an embossing folder from cuddlebug.  I tried to keep it pretty simple so as to let the image be the focal point.  The stars are from glitter paper and cut with my cricut.  I hope you will come play along with us at the blog.  You can find our blog here:http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com.  We would love to see your creations here so come play along with us.

Till next time happy crafting.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Inspiration by Linda "Rose Dollie"


Good morning to you all.  Today I am posting for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps.  My image is called Rose Dollie.  She can be found here in the Esty shophttps://www.etsy.com/listing/231550288/rose-bride-dollie-digital-stamp-instant?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=Rose%2BDollie.

I want to invite you all to come down tot he blog and play along with us this month for the Challenge with the theme of Christmas.  The blog can be found here:http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com/.  We also have a facebook page too that has challenges and that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721131444589832/


I decided that I would do a white on white with a bit of color for this card.  I love how it turned out.  The dollie is from Michael's and is in the cake section.  The flower is a die cut with velum paper.  I used Turquoise for the base color on the wings for the accent.  I do hope that you like my card as I am using it for a wedding card.  So till next time happy crafting all.