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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - July 2015 Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

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

Before we get onto last months' winners and the challenge topic for July 2015 we have a bit of sad news.

 One of our Design Team members Karina has decided to leave the design team.  During her time with us she has made some wonderful creations.  She will be missed, but Ching-Chou Kuik and all the Design Team members wish her well for the future.
On to the winners for the June 2015 challenge.

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 2 digital images from the Etsy Store is:
No 23 and that card has been created by Hazel.  This is Hazel's card that she made:
Congratulations Hazel.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 2 images.  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.
As mentioned in the post on 1 November 2014, there is now an "Artist's Choice Award" every month.  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 pic 3 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" is No 18:
and that card is by Sylvia.  Congratulations Sylvia.

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 Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.
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Now is time to reveal the name of the Guest Designer.  As mentioned previously we are now going to have a Guest Designer join us for the monthly challenge from May 2015 onwards.

Out of the names that said they would like to be considered in being a Guest Designer, the lucky winner for the Guest Designer for August 2015 is:
No 18 and that is Sylvia.

Congratulations Sylvia.  I will be in touch with you shortly to give you details of the August Challenge and for you to let me know what image you would like to use for the challenge as a "thank you" for being the Guest Designer.

For those that were not lucky there is always next month.
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Today sees the start of another challenge.

For the month of July 2015 the challenge is "Sparkle and Shine".

Don't forget if you would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge please remember to add "GDT" after you name in the InLinkz or add a comment in the comment box.

Our Guest Designer for July 2015 is the very talented Liz.  She has made this gorgeous card:
Here are some creations from the Design Team to give you some inspiration:

Alica
Using the digital stamp called "Dandelion Dream"

Anthony
Using the digital stamp called "Clover Fairy"

Dianne
Using the digital stamp called "Ponderer"

Kym
Using the digital stamp called "Sapphire"

Linda
Using the digital stamp called "Sapphire"

Vannessa
Using the digital stamp called "Purple Dragonfly".

The "rules" of the monthy 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 "Walk Unafraid".
This image is called "Alice and Cheshire".
This image is called "Sapphire".
This image is called "Far Away Messages".

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.
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.  At the moment the various classes are as follows:

Alcohol Markers - Skin and Hair Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Clothing Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - Lightsource Technique Class
Alcohol Markers - All About Animals Class
Alcohol Markers - Creative Confidence Class
Alcohol Markers - Whimsical Class
Watercolours - Distress Ink Class

If you want to find out a bit more about colouring techniques pop on over to Kit and Clowder and have a look.


Don't forget if you would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge please remember to add "GDT" after you name in the InLinkz or add a comment in the comment box.

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.



3 comments:

Wendy said...

Gorgeous DT samples. Thanks for the "sparkle" challenge this month.

Wendy said...

Thank you Kim for reminding me about the second entry...also please consider me for a guest designer. I keep forgetting to put the GDT behind my name.

Susan Kennedy said...

Thanks for a fun challenge! Gorgeous creations from the DT!

- Susan
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