Monday, 1 January 2018

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - January 2018

Firstly I would like to say:


to everyone.  

We hope you have a good, happy, healthy and crafty 2018.

Before we get onto details about the challenge I have some news to share.


Unfortunately Gloria has had to leave the Design Team.  We thank her so very much for all of her beautiful creations and friendship and hope 2018 is a better year for her and her family.


We are though delighted to welcome to the Blog Design Team Bonnie who has regularly entered the Monthly Blog Challenge and the Facebook Monthly Challenge.  We shall look forward to seeing Bonnie's beautiful creations over the coming months.

 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 MEL C.  This is the card that Mel made:
Congratulations Mel.  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 December 2017 is No 4:
and that card is by GEESJE (Engelchen).


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 the time to reveal the name of the Guest Designer for February 2018.

The lucky winner is No 8 and that is NELIDA.  

I will be in touch shortly with details of the challenge and to ask you to pick an image from the Etsy Store to use for your card/creation as a "thank you" for being the Guest Designer.
Today sees the start of another challenge.

For the month of January 2018 the challenge is:

This can be new stash you have got, new house, new job, new home, New Year etc.
We were supposed to have two Guest Designers this month but Bonnie has now found a permanent place on the Design Team so you will see her creation below.

I do though have a card to share from our other Guest Designer for this month Geesje and this is the card that she has created using the image called "Time Flies":
Here is a project I have to share which has been made by Wendy, Facebook DT member:
Wendy has made a Happy New Year tag using the coloured decoupage image called "Holy Venice Night" which comes in a set along with "Aurora Woods" and "Holly Fairy".

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

Using the image Lily Lullaby II

Using the image "SnowFlake Imprint"

Using the image "Dahlia''

Using the image "After Midnight". 

Using the image Orchid In Spring "

Using the image "New Year Celebration"

Using the image "Northern Blessing"

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 is a set of coloured Digital Decoupage Art called "Christmas Holiday Set".  The set includes the coloured images Crimson Holly, Cherish Christmas and Holly Night.
This is a coloured image called "A Christmas Tree".

This image is called "Twilight Garden".

This image is called "Summer Garden".
The set is called the "Sparklers Set" and includes in the set a bear, little girl and a bunny as all separate images and all together as a group.  

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.
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 Linky Tools 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.

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