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Friday, 1 July 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - July 2016 - Your favourite colour

First of all I must start this blog post with some sad news that Sylvia has decided to step down from the Blog Design Team. We are sorry to see her go and wish her all the very best for the future.
We are, though, welcoming a new member to the Blog Design Team, who is Gloria. This is a short biography about Gloria:

My name is Gloria Shirr and I started scrapbooking in July 2011 and card making in October 2011. I created my first scrapbook as a way to heal after the passing of my father in 2009. I worked as a nurse all of my life, first as an LPN, then as an RN. I raised 3 children, so I didn’t have time to express my creativity through art until 2011. I was forced to resign from nursing due to my allergies to smells, which caused difficulty in breathing. I joined Close To My Heart as a consultant in 2012 when I fell in love with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. I love all the friends I have made through my crafting. I am in awe of Ching-Chou Kuik digis and own most of them. I have wanted to be part of her DT ever since I saw her first image. I am so grateful to have been chosen to be part of this fabulous DT. 
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Thank you to all those crafters that entered last months' 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 7 and that card has been created by Lillian. This is the card that Lillian has made:
Congratulations Lillian. 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.
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 June 2016 is No 8:
and that gorgeous card was created by Susan. Congratulations Susan. 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. 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 2016 is No 1:
and this is the gorgeous decorated box created by Elena

Congratulations Elena. 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 2016 the challenge is "YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR".

The first creation I have to show you is from Wendy who agreed to be our Guest Designer for July. 

Here is Wendy's bookmark:
Wendy has used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Star Wish". Thank you so very much Wendy for being our Guest Designer.

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.
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Our first card for you to see is by Laura, Facebook Design Team Member. She has used the image "Dandelion Fairy Kingdom".

Time to show you now the cards/creations made by the Design Team.

Using the image Moth

Using the image "Forget me Not"

Here is Gloria's first creation for the Design Team. She is using the image " Star Wish"

Using the image "Lighting Up" and my favourite colour of purple, purple and more purple!!

Using the image called "Sunshine"

Using the image "Flame in Black"

Using the image "Heart of Faith"

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 "Dachshund".

This image is called "Sweet Poodle".

This image is called "My Little Sunshine".

This image is called "Star Wish".
This image is called "Misty Eyes".
This image is called "Midnight Tender".

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.

Sadly Samantha has decided to step down from the Facebook Design Team and we wish her all the very best. 

On a happier note we get to welcome Tiina to the Facebook Design Team.
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. At the moment the various classes are as follows:


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.


5 comments:

Haideelum said...

Woww que fantasticas creaciones!

Elena F said...

WOW WOW.......THANKS for choosing me as your next GD. Congrats other winners too.

Lillian A said...

What an honor - wow, I'm thrilled to have been chosen this month's challenge winner! And, congratulations to Susan on being chosen for the artist's choice award. An added thanks to the DT for their inspiration.

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful inspiration and a huge welcome to Gloria! Great to see you here, my friend. :-D

EdenLand Designs said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful surprise! I am so very honored to be picked as artist's choice :) Especially in the company of such amazing talent!! Congrats to the other winners, all well deserved <3
Thank you!!!
Susan