Saturday 1 July 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - July 2017 - MONOCHROME

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

Before I get onto the winners and the topic of the new challenge I want to tell you of some changes to the Blog Design Team.

Sadly this month is the last month for Linda being on the Blog Design Team.  She has been on the Design Team since December 2014 and has made some beautiful creations as a member of the Design Team.  Thank you for being a member of the Design Team.  Here's wishing you all the very best Linda for the future.

Due to Linda leaving I invited Nicola to join the Design Team and lucky for me she said "yes".  

Welcome to the Blog Design Team Nicola.  

We look forward to seeing what Nicola creates as a member of the Design Team.

Now it's time to tell you about the winners and the next challenge topic.
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 29 and that card has been created by Suze.  This is the card that Suze made:
Congratulations Suze.  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 2017 is card No 10 made by Nelida:
Congratulations Nelida.  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.
Unfortunately no-one offered to be our next Guest Designer for next month.
Today sees the start of another challenge.

For the month of July 2017 the challenge is:


What we are wanting for monochrome is:

A card/creation made with different shades of a single colour
A card/creation made in black-and-white. 

First off it is time to show you the cards/creations for the Guest Designer for this month.  This month be are lucky to have AJ as our Guest Designer and this is the card that they have created using the image called "Marie Antoinette Dollie":
This month our newest Facebook Design Team member has played along with the challenge.  

Welcome to the Facebook Design Team Wendy.

Wendy has created this gorgeous card using "Green Moth Maiden":

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


Using the image Solitary Dream

Using the image "Spring Banquet"

Using the image "Little Companion".


Using the image Gentle as a Breeze

Using the image "Wishing Stars".

Using the image Poinsettia Fairy (from set of 4)

Using the image "After Midnight".

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.
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 "After Midnight". 
This image is called "Lotus in June".  

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.  

Sadly Bonnie, Ria and Amy have decided to leave the Facebook Design Team.  We thank them for all their beautiful creations they have made as part of the Design Team and wish them well for the future.

Ann-Marie has now taken over from Bonnie as the Facebook Design Team Leader.

We are delighted that Wendy has agreed to join the Facebook Design Team.  She has always tried to enter the Blog Challenge and the Facebook Challenge as often as she could.  We look forward to seeing what she creates as a member of the Facebook Design Team.

Over at the Facebook Group 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.
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.


Wendy said...

Beautiful examples of monochrome cards created by the Design Team. I am so happy I was able to join you this month.

Nélida Cordón said...

What a surprise! Thank you so much!
Congrats to Suze!
Beautiful DT cards!

NanaConnie said...

This comment was left on my blog. "Nana.... can you please add a backlink to Ching-Chou Kuik Monthly Blog Challenge to be eligible for entry
Many thanks,
Nicola, CCK DT "

The challenge link is there; it is the Ching-Chou Kuik name shown in the first paragraph, second line of my blog post. Entry #4. :-D

Grandma Bonnie said...

Beautiful cards by the DT!! Love them!! How do you offer to become a Guest Designer? I do not see instructions? I would be interested. :)

Nicola Gold said...

Hi Nana,

I did not notice it there. It would be better placed in with the list of other challenges entered to make it more obvious. Thank you