Saturday 1 October 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - October 2016 - Halloween/something spooky and our Very Special 2nd Blog Challenge Anniversary Celebrations

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 9 and and that card has been created by Heather.  This is the card that Heather made:
Congratulations Heather.  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 September 2016 is No 3:
and that card is by Lynsey.

Congratulations Lynsey.  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.
Now is time to reveal the name of the Guest Designer.  There was only one person that put down their name for Guest Designer so our Guest Designer for November 2016 will be Wendy.  This is the card that Wendy created:
Congratulations Wendy.  I will be in touch with you shortly to give you details of the November 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.
Today sees the start of another challenge.

It also a BIG celebration as it is 2 years since our first challenge.  

There are some Design Team members that we have sadly lost, some Design Team members that have joined in the recent year and some that have been on the 2 year journey that we have been on.  Thank you to you all.

Thank you to everyone that enters our Blog Challenge as with all your help it means the Challenge Blog continues.

There is also continued thanks to Ching-Chou Kuik for the amazing images that she creates for us to use.

For the month of October 2016  the challenge is "Halloween/something spooky".

To make these celebrations extra special we have been joined by the Facebook Design Team members.

Everyone that enters the Monthly Blog Challenge and the Monthly Facebook Challenge for October will receive a free image called "Spring Witch" to say thank you for joining in with our challenges.

Please send me an e-mail once you have entered and I will arrange for the image to be sent to you ASAP.

The first card I have to show you is from NanaConnie:
agreed to be our Guest Designer for October 2016.   NanaConnie has used the image "Pick a Pumpkin".

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.
As it is our 2nd anniversary celebrations we have been joined by members of the Facebook Design Team as well:
This first card has been made by Ann-Marie.  She has used the image "Autumn in Far North".
This card has been created by Lisbeth.  She has used the image "Blue Pumpkin".
This card has been created by Bonnie.  She has used the image "Exotic Halloween".
This card has been created by Laura.  She has used the image "Night at the Pumpkin Patch".

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


Using the image Exotic Night

Using the image Halloween Dusk 


Using the image "The Perfect Pumpkin"

Using the image "Halloween Trio"

Using the image "Big Pumpkin".

Using the image Halloween Trio

Using the image "Pick a Pumpkin".

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.
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 "Deer Autumn".
This image is called "Autumn Whisper".
This image is called "Cheshire Cat Illusion".
This image is called "Misty Reflections".
This image is called "Exotic Halloween".

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. 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.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Congrats to the Artist's Choice winner!

Lynsey's craft by the ocean said...

Thank you, and congratulations to you to Heather

Lynsey's craft by the ocean said...

Hi I added my link but didn't add GDT, would love to be picked at some stage x

Jolanda's Blog said...

Great projects made by the DT-members!!! Loverly new images are addited to the store!!
Jolanda x

Lynsey's craft by the ocean said...

I have added a second image as having so much fun with this gorgeous witch

Planetsusie said...

The DT members are wonderful - love their creations. Thanks for this great challenge. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Wendy said...

Wow...two years doing challenges - that's fantastic! I look forward to many more years. Thank you for inviting me to be GDT for November. I love working with Ching Chou's digital stamps. I am loving the October Challenge theme...thank you!

Bettina L. said...

Fab challenge. Thank you xx

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspirations from the DT each month. I just entered my 2nd card for the month.