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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - April 2020

 Today sees the start of our new challenge.

For the month of April 2020 the challenge is:

"ANIMALS".
Due to the current coronavirus situation the world has become a very worrying place.  In times like this us crafters are so lucky as we have our crafting to help get us through the difficult times.

Ching-Chou Kuik would like to give a new image away to everyone that enters the Blog or Facebook Challenge this month.  The image is called "Calla Lily Valley - Greyscale".

NB:  For anyone that enters the Blog of Facebook Challenge in April they will be sent this image once the challenges have closed.

Below you will see a card that Geesje, Blog DT Member has used using the free image that you will get if you enter this month's challenge:
Here is a card that Bonnie, Blog DT Member created using the free image:
As you can see two very beautiful cards made with the free image so why not play along with the challenge this month so you too can have this gorgeous free image.

Time to show you now the cards/creations made by the Blog Design Team for the April 2020 challenge of "ANIMALS".

Using the image "Sakura in March"


Using the image "Forest companion"

Kym
Using the image "Nocturnal Sparkle".

Lozzy
Using the image "From The Moon"

Nélida
Using the image "Sakura in March"

Sherry
Using the image "Autumn Trio"

The "rules" of the monthly challenge are very basic and can be found in the blog sidebar or in a page at the top of the blog.

It would be lovely if you could play along with the challenge this month.
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You might or might not be aware but they have been some stunning additions to the Etsy Store recently and these include:
This image is called "Sakura in March".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a greyscale image. 
This image is called "Starry Wish".

In this set you will get a black-and-white image and a partially coloured image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself. 
This image is called "Dahlia - Greyscale".

In this set you will get a darker greyscale image and a lighter greyscale image.

There is an amazing array of beautiful digital stamps in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store.


Why don't you pop on over and take a look?
 There is also a Facebook Group where all new members are very welcome. The Facebook Group can be found HERE.  Here crafters will share their creations made with a Ching-Chou Kuik image.  On the Facebook Group there will also be the details of the monthly Facebook Challenge and details of any sales etc.
  Ching-Chou Kuik is now a proud sponsor over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.

Why not pop on over and take a look. 
  Over at Kit and Clowder you will find details of various on-line classes that you can buy and participate in.  Ching-Chou Kuik is one of the sponsors.  

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.
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To enter this challenge you need to use a rubber stamp or digital stamp (black-and-white/grayscale or partially pre-coloured). 
Just coloured in images are NOT allowed.
NO fully digital cards are allowed. 

Please remember when linking to this challenge you MUST link to your blog post and not just your actual blog.  

As you have taken the time to create something to enter into the challenge the Design Team members like to leave you comments but this is made more difficult when they have to look through your blog to find the right card/creation to comment on.  

Thank you for your understanding.
    

  

    

Sunday, 29 March 2020

March 2020 - Winner's Post

  Thank you to all those crafters that entered last month's challenge.

To enter this challenge you need to use a rubber stamp or digital stamp (black-and-white/grayscale or partially pre-coloured). 
Just coloured in images are NOT allowed.
NO fully digital cards are allowed.
 As mentioned anyone that entered that used an image from the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store would get a second entry into the draw. 

The winner of 3 digital images from the Etsy Store is:
No 1 and that card was created by Alex (Alex's Creative Side).  This is the card that Alex created:
Congratulations Alex.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 3 images.  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.  

Please note: when selecting digital stamps for a prize, stamp sets do not count as one digital stamp. You may choose individual digital stamps from a stamp set but you must clarify carefully what image you would like.
 Every month there is an "Artist's Choice Award".  The winner of this award will be picked by Ching-Chou Kuik herself.  To be in with a chance of winning this award you need to use one of Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps from her Etsy Store for your card/creation.  At the end of the month Ching-Chou Kuik will look at all those cards/creations using one of her digital stamps from the Etsy Store and pick one winner that will get the "Artist's Choice Award" and will also get to pick 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Etsy Store.

Ching-Chou Kuik certainly had a lot of beautiful cards/creations to choose from but the winner of the "Artist's Choice Award" for March 2020 is Lillian who has made this gorgeous card:
Congratulations Lillian.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 5 images.  Make sure you take your Artist Choice Award Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.  

Please note: when selecting digital stamps for a prize, stamp sets do not count as one digital stamp. You may choose individual digital stamps from a stamp set but you must clarify carefully what image you would like.

That's all for today.  

Make sure you pop back on Wednesday for details of the new challenge.

Geesje's inspirationcard





Today I have a new inspirationcard for you. I did use a digi from the Flora and Faunaset 1.
The digi is "Moonflower"


greetings Geesje



Thursday, 26 March 2020

Sherry's Inspiration Post

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcck
 Hello, It's Sherry here today to share a little inspiration.

The DT inspiration theme is: Anything Goes

...Here's my project using the beautiful "Heart of Spring"...
The image is colored with Markers and Colored Pencils.
You can find more details on my blog...
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

We would love to have you come join our challenge HERE.

Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

New release

  There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Dahlia - Greyscale".

In this set you will get a darker greyscale image and a lighter greyscale image.
 This set is available at a special introductory price of $2.00 (original price of $4.00).

Hurry as this offer ends on 31 March 2020.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

New release

 There is a new image in the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Etsy Store:
 This image is called "Starry Wish".

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

Geesje's inspirationpost




Hello Geesje here with an new inspirationcard.
I did use this time from butterfly-ladybug-set the Butterfly.


greetings Geesje


Don't forget the challenge.... Floral or Easter.



Saturday, 21 March 2020

Nelida´s Inspiration Post: Lots of layers


Hello everyone
Nelida here with my weekly inspiration project for the current challenge at the blog which theme is:
I hope you can enter this month, you still have plenty of time!

This time the Design Team members had to use lots of layers and I´ve made a "miss  you" card with the image called "Green Clover" that can be found HERE


"Green clover" is coloured with Copic markers, for more details you can visit my blog

There are lots of amazing images like this one at Ching Chou Kuik Etsy Store, perfect for  you to colour or craft

There´s also a Facebook group where you will find more inspiration and another monthly challenge, we would love to see  you there

That´s all for me until next month, thank you for stopping by today and please, stay safe.
Hugs
Nelida

Friday, 20 March 2020

Kym's Inspiration Post - Friday 20 March 2020

  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  "EASTER OR FLORAL".

This week the Design Team were challenged to the "Lots of Layers" - so an easy challenge for most of us!!

Here is my inspiration post with that theme.   
 For my birthday card I have used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Awake in Purple Dream".

Full details of this card can be found on my blog HERE.

Make sure you keep on popping by every few days as there will be inspiration on this blog from other Design Members, details of any new releases and details of any sales.