Thursday, 24 August 2017

Koi Wonders at Ching-Chou Kuik

We're nearing the end of another challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's blog.  There's still time for you to add your wonderful creations, so pop on over.

It's Anything Goes for this week's inspiration so I have used the wonderful image 'The Koi' (she is part of a set) to create my sea-themed card.

Product list:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Cheesecloth
  • Shells
  • Flowers
  • ProMarkers - Midnight, Denim, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Indigo, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Bright Orange, Mango, Cool Grey 1 & 2, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink & Pastel Pink
  • Wink of Stella, clear

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Fire of The Sun(flower)

I love different challenge themes and Aurora Wings have a really good one right now, "The Elements".  I don't think I've seen a challenge use this theme before, but it can be interpreted in many different ways. 
I have used the cute 'Sunflower Sprite', which obviously comes from the Earth and I have coloured her to represent Fire. 

Product list:
  • Cream card blank
  • Recollections designer paper
  • Graphic 45 patterned paper
  • Black card
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Words dies
  • Echo Park enamel dot
  • ProMarkers - Sunflower, Tulip, Buttercup, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Canary, Lemon, Cardinal, Olive, Moss, Pear, Pine, Berry & Amber

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings - The Elements
  2. Cute Card Thursday - #491 Fun in the Sun!
  3. I ♥ ProMarkers  - #341 Summer
  4. Your Scrapbook Place - August Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #64 Anything Goes

Monday, 21 August 2017

Life Is Better With Friends

Power Poppy are having a little Mix and Match Challenge so I thought I'd join in. There are many different ways to combine stamps, but I've chosen to showcase some different flowers.  I digitally fussy-cut the main flowers from the sets I own to create three focal images on my card.  I also chose to colour using the 'Hues to Use' palette. 
Product list:
  • White and blue card
  • Sequins
  • Power Poppy digital images - Camellias, Everything's Rosy & Countryside Bouquet
  • ProMarkers - Denim, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Mustard, Buttercup, Indigo, Midnight, Sunflower, Aegean, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Warm Grey 1

I am entering my card into the following challengess:

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Green for Luck at Ching-Chou Kuik

It's time for some more inspiration over at the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog. The challenge this month is 'Four-Legged Friends' and you can add your entry here
This week the team were challenged to use a colour we don't like or don't use very often.  I'm not the biggest fan of green, so I decided to use 'Green Moth Maiden' and created a good luck card using just one more colour. 

Product list:
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Recollections laser cut paper pad, 'Boho' collection
  • Recollections paper flowers
  • Papermania buttons
  • ProMarkers - Moss, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Olive, Holly, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Pastel Pink, Apple, Meadow Green, Forest, Bright Green, Lime, Pine, Sunflower, Tulip & Buttercup

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Beautiful Blossom Congrats

Andrea at Sheepski Designs hid a sneaky freebie in her Facebook group recently and I was very happy that it was the gorgeous 'Jean's Cherry Blossom', as I love colouring flowers. 
So naturally I had to go ahead and make a lovely CAS card to show off the image.  I'm really liking doing this style of card at the moment.  So simple, yet striking and great for posting. 

Product list:

  • Cream card blank
  • Pink card
  • Pearls
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Words die
  • ProMarkers - Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Blush, Holly, Forest, Moss, Pear, Rose Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Magenta & Warm Grey 1

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Sheepski Designs (Facebook) - #14 Anything Goes
  2. Sheepski Designs - #5 Flower Power
  3. Passion for ProMarkers - WK408 Pretty Pastels
  4. The Corrosive Challenge - #8 August Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #63 Anything Goes

Monday, 14 August 2017

Merry Christmoose

I was lucky enough to win a set of Canadian-themed stamps by Frog's Whiskers Ink from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine a few weeks ago, so thought I'd have a play with them.  It's been a while since I did any tapestry stamping so I used these stamps in conjunction with some other stamps I have, to create a Christmas card.  It feels weird to me now making a card without a digital stamp, but I realise how much I love playing with real stamps.
I can never get my writing as nice as I'd like when writing sentiments, but I didn't have anything suitable for this card. I really wanted to to a pun-ny sentiment!

Products used:

  • Cream card blank
  • Papermania snowflake stamps (free from a set in the magazine)
  • See-D's Morsels stamps 'Springtime Collection'
  • Frog's Whiskers Inks stamps 'Maple Leaf' & 'Moose'
  • Whispers inks
  • Black pen

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Stamping Sensations - August Anything Goes
  2. Power Poppy - Mix and Match
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge - P, Q & R (Quick & Red)
  4. Addicted to CAS - #117 One Layer
  5. A Bit More Time to Craft - #49 Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Four-Legged Friends at Ching-Chou Kuik

Another challenge has started over at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Challenge Blog.  This time the theme is 'Four-Legged Friends' so we want to see your creations using animals.  Join in the fun here

I have chosen to use 'Christmas Venice Night' and made a rocking stepper card, which I haven't done for a while. I tend to shy away from colouring animals so this was a good challenge for me. 

Product list:
  • Red & pale green cardstock
  • Silver craft tape
  • Gems
  • Outline stickers
  • Tag embellishment
  • Vellum
  • Silver & Gold Sakura Gelly Rolls
  • ProMarkers - Warm Grey 1-3, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Black, True Blue, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Leaf Green, Lime Green, Meadow Green, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Holly, Pine, Lush Green, Cool Grey 3, 4 & 5

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #345 Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - August Anything Goes
  3. Show Us Your Pussies - #21 Furrything Goes
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1732 Anything Goes
  5. Classic Design Team - #16 Anything Goes

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