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Tuesday, 16 January 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 set is called "Night Shadow".  

In this set you will get two different levels of grayscale images.

This set is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $3.00).
  Hurry as this offer ends on 21 January 2018.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Tuesday 16 January 2018

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

The challenge this fortnight is "anything goes".
For my card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "80s in the City".  I have coloured the image in with Promarkers. 

The backing papers I have used are the last of a First Edition paper pad I've had for a few years now.

I have finished the card off with some organza ribbon, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and lots of pearls.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Cocoa and Henna
Outfit - Antique Pink, Salmon Pink and Cocktail Pink
Buildings - Ice Grey 1 and 2
Sky - Pastel Blue
Ground - Sandstone and Ivory.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/twist of something new ie baby, home, job, stash etc
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of new ie home/baby/wedding
Simon Says - Use patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday - Something new (new image and some new organza ribbon that I got for Christmas)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of one for the ladies
Di's Digi Designs - Birthdays
Sweet Stampin - Lots of layers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Something new (new pearls and some new organza ribbon I got for Christmas from a crafty friend)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Friday, 12 January 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 "Love Barn Owl".  

In this set you will get two different levels of grayscale images.

This set is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $3.00).
  Hurry as this offer ends on 16 January 2018.

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 12 January 2018

 Today sees the start of another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.

The topic as always is "anything goes".

This week we have NO sponsor but Ruth has some Blog Candy to send out to the challenge winner instead.
For my card I have used the Lemon Shortbread image called "Flowers and Curls" and I have coloured her in with my Promarkers.

The backing papers I have used are from a paper pad from B&M. The quality of this paper is excellent.

I have finished the card off with some die-cut flowers with card candi centres (I have used a Die-sire flower and leaf die that I got for Christmas), lace and a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Sandstone, Khaki and Putty
Flowers/leaves - Salmon Pink, Antique Pink, Tulip Yellow, Orange, Azure, True Blue, Bright Green and Forest Green.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Love to Create - Anything creative/mixed media goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/twist of something new ie baby, home, job, stash etc (new flower and leaf die used that I got for Christmas)
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
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it up
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with the optional twist of new ie home/baby/wedding
Simon Says - Use patterned paper
Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Something new (I have made the flowers/leaves with a new die set I got for Christmas)
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of one for the ladies

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 12 January 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 "NEW BEGINNINGS" is new stash, New Year, new home, new job etc.

This week the Design Team were challenged to "dots and/or stripes".

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
For my card I have used the image called "Orchid in Spring" and I have coloured my image in with Promarkers.

The backing papers are by my friend Lozzy.

I have finished my card off with stamped sentiment, lace and lilac dew drops.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Sandstone, Khaki and Pastel Beige
Flowers - Amethyst, Orchid, Lavender and Amber
Leaves - Lush Green, Bright Green and Forest Green
Snails - Henna and Cocoa
Sky - Blue Pearl.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Unicorn Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Emerald City Crafts - 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
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it up
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Happy (happy birthday for me)
Simon Says - Use patterned paper
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes

Wednesday, 10 January 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 set is called "The Fading Rose".  

In this set you will get two different levels of grayscale images.

This set is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $3.00).
 Hurry as this offer ends on 15 January 2018.

Sunday, 7 January 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 set is called "Love Message".  

In this set you will get a black-and-white digital stamp and a partially hand coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

This set is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $3.00 (instead of the original price of $4.00).
Hurry as this offer ends on 12 January 2018. 

Friday, 5 January 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge Blog - Friday 5 January 2018

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

Today sees the start of my role as a permanent member of the Design Team.  I am super excited.

The topic is "anything goes".
We are lucky to have "Polkadoodles" as our sponsor this week.
I created my own journal recently and decided the time was right to decorate the front of my journal.  I have used the Polkadoodles image called "Ula - Be a Unicorn" as I loveeeeee anything to do with unicorns. I have coloured the image in with Promarkers and added Stickles glitter glue to her wings.
 The background of the journal I made myself by using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides ink refills, different stamps, knocking them back a bit with Imagination Crafts Pearl Starlights Metallic Paint and then stamped over again.  I used a Marianne Designs die for the letters for "MY JOURNAL" and die-cut twice in pink and blue and shadowed them on top of each other.  The page has been finished off with some Viva pearl drops, flowers and the sentiment that came with the digital stamp.

Promarkers used:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair/horn - Duck Egg, Pastel Blue, Azure, Fuchsia Pink and Pink Carnation.
Wings - Pastel Blue and Stickles glitter glue.
Tail -  Duck Egg, Pastel Blue and Azure.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Country View Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Noor Design UK - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital (digital image and sentiment)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of winter blues
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes with the optional twist of dies and/or punches
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
As You Like It - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of love is in the air
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of add some sparkle after Christmas

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration Post - Friday 5 January 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 "NEW BEGINNINGS" eg New Year, new house, new job or even new stash.

Here is my inspiration post with this theme.
 For my card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp called "After Midnight" so I thought this was a perfect image for New Year.  I have coloured my image in with my Promarkers and fussy cut out the image.

All of the papers are from a First Edition "Love Letters" paper pad which is nearly finished now - boo hoo.

I have finished the card off with a stamped sentiment, tags from the paper pad, ribbon, embroidery thread, brads and some flowers.

Promarkers used: 

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal 
Hair - Khaki, Sandstone and Putty
Dress - Cocktail Pink and Salmon Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Sweet Stampin - Anything new (Happy New Year)
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of wishes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Simon Says - Something new
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Unicorn Challenge - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make it digital (digital image)
Papercraft Challenge - Happy New Year
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of winter blues
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Something new (New Year card)
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes with the optional twist of dies and/or punches
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
As You Like It - Anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes with the option of love is in the air
Emerald City Crafts - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Something new (New Year)
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of add some sparkle after Christmas

Thursday, 4 January 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 set is called "Owlie".  In this set you will get a black-and-white digital stamp and a partially hand coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.

This set is available in the Etsy Store at a special introductory price of $3.00 (instead of the original price of $4.00).
  Hurry as this offer ends on 10 January 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 "Relaxing Flower Fairy".
 Don't forget there is still a Design Team Call going on over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

Pop on over HERE for the full details.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog Design Team Call

Over at the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog there is a Design Team member call going on.

Do you fancy joining a Design Team and get to work with gorgeous images?

If the answer is "yes" the details you will need are as follows:

Your role as DT includes:

- Commitment of minimum 6 months
- Create a project every 2 weeks
- Blog your project
- Enter your project into at least 5 challenges
- Advertise Lemon Shortbread through media available to you
- Participate in the Lemon Shortbread Facebook group
- Taking sharp clear photos of your projects
- Commenting & choosing Top 3 (rotation-based)
- Sharing your projects on social media.

What you will receive:

- 2 digis of your choice to work with per month
- Free digi if you make a 3rd project (in a month) and blogged.
- 50% off on Lemon Shortbread digis (non-transferable)
- 1 free bonus digi for every 6 months tenure
- Personalised badge.

Submission ends 21 Jan 2018 or when all positions are filled. Successful applicants will be e-mailed or messaged through Facebook so please make sure a contact link is listed somewhere on your blog.

Don't forget our fortnightly challenge is on every Tuesday!

If you fancy having a try out to become a Lemon Shortbread Design Team member pop over HERE for all the details and the link to your blog.

Happy Birthday Ching-Chou Kuik

Today is a special day for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog Design Team Members and the Facebook Group Design Team Members as it is our leader/designer's birthday, Ching-Chou Kuik.

Happy birthday Ching-Chou.
In celebration of her birthday we are having a Facebook Group Hop so you need to pop on over to the Facebook Group to have a look.  You MUST comment on all Design Team Members' Facebook pages to qualify for the prize.  

Above is the card that I have made for Ching-Chou Kuik and I am hoping it will be with her for today.

I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Under the Moonlight" and I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with a white gel pen and my Crafter's Comapnion clear sparkle pen.

For the backing paper I have used many different texture stamps and different coloured inks onto a piece of paper from a The Works paper pad.  Once completely dry I put it through a Crafter's Companion 8x8 hessian embossing folder.  I then rubbed over in areas using my Imagination Crafts Gold Starlight Wax.  I love this stuff as it has virtually no smell.  I struggle with most other makes as their smell makes me cough badly.

I have had to finish the card off simply as it has to be posted so I made a die-cut flower out of tissue paper, die-cut two feathers and added a Crafty Creations die-cut sentiment.

Don't forget to play along on the Facebook Hop and see all the beautiful creations from the Facebook Group Design Team and the Blog Design Team.

Once again, happy birthday Ching-Chou.

Promarkers used:

Face/skin - Saffron, Spice and Oatmeal
Hair - Saffron, Vanilla and Cocoa
Trees - Tan and Cinnamon
Owl - Putty, Tan and Saffron
Dress - Sunflower and Gold
Leaves - Bright Green, Leaf Green, Moss and Olive Green
Sky - Royal Blue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything goes with the option of wishes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper January Challenge - Anything goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes with the option of winter blues
CCC Digi Creations - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Penny's Paper - Anything goes

Tuesday, 2 January 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:
 The image is called "Little Sprout" and it is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (instead of the original price of $4).  You will get two versions of the image, one with a background and one without.
 Hurry as this offer ends on 7 January 2018.