Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Misty Reflections -- for Ching Chou Kuik

 It's Tuesday, and I'm posting today for the Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog. I love my Tuesdays!  These images are so much fun!  Our October challenge still has lots of time for you to link up, with the theme of Boo-tiful Halloween (or pumpkins or Halloween colors).

For my inspiration card today, I used the luscious image, Misty Refections, colored with Copic  markers.  

I used various circle dies,  and papers from AMB Illustrations.  The sentiment is from a stamp company no longer in business, and cut out with a die from Tonic Studios. 

I hope you check the CCK blog frequently for great inspiration!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar -- Halloween
2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge --AT Halloween Goes
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party

Friday, October 15, 2021

A Place to Remember -- for Dies R Us Challenges

 It's October 15th, and it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges. The challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks.

A couple from my church recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  They met at a Bible camp, that is very wooded.  I thought this die was perfect to make a die for their special day...

I created this card using a Crafter's Companion A Place To Remember Create-a-Card die. The sentiment is computer generated unto a stitched tag by Tonic Studios. The red stitched heart die is one of the Just Stitching Hearts die by Lawn Fawn

The background paper of the card is by We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is one of the Fairy Land papers

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  We give away a gift certificate and 3 designer choice awards every challenge.

For those friends in Canada, check out the Didi Crafts Store for wonderful crafting products and reasonable shipping rates. 


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Halloween Duo -- for Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog

 Its Tuesday, and I'm posting today for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog. Our October challenge is underway with the theme of Boo-tiful Halloween.  Ching-Chou Kuik has some awesome images that fit this theme in the GJZCCK Etsy Shop.

For my card today, I'm using the image called Halloween Duo. It comes in a set of 2 digital images. 

I colored Halloween Duo with Copic markers.  The papers on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop. The glittery paper is called Halloween, and the spider web paper is called Web Works.  The sentiment is by Tonic Studios.  

Check the CCK blog often for wonderful inspiration!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar -- Halloween
2 Critter Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a critter
AUD Sentiments -- ATG with a Halloween sentiment
TTCRD-- ATG

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Halloween Treat Box -- for Paper ala Mode Challenges

 It's Saturday, so there's a new challenge starting today at the Outlawz.  That's the Paper ala Mode Challenge.  For the next 2 weeks, we want to see your Halloween projects.  Cards, layouts, boxes, or bags.  Add them to our challenge!

As per this whole year, we are sponsored this challenge by We Are 3 Digital Shop. Bonnie will award a gift certificate to her shop at the end of the challenge. 

I thought it would be fun to create something other than a card for today's challenge, so I made  a Halloween Treat Box, using papers, a "spooky" printable and a sentiment from We Are 3 Digital Shop.


The papers on this treat box & tag are from the Cute Halloween papers.  The spider on the tag is part of the Itsy Bitsy Spider & Balloon Printable set.  The sentiment is part of the Halloween  Sentiment Set. 

The gift bag and tag were created with a die set from Diamond Press. I used a bit of twine from Timeless Twine to finish the box. 

I hope you can join us these next 2 weeks for our Halloween Challenge. I'd love to see your Halloween creations!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Hello Autumn -- for The Paper Shelter Challenge

 It's Wednesday, and every Wednesday, a new challenge starts at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog.  Challenges have a theme, and run for a week.  Today, the theme is "Layer it Up".  I love to play with papers, so I used paper for my layers! Of course, any image will work for this, and we love seeing those Paper Shelter images.  If you are the lucky winner, you'll get a $30 gift certificate to the Paper Shelter Store!!  Otherwise, it's 3 images of your choice.

It's Autumn on the calendar, and leaves are changing and dropping fast where I live, so I was in an Autumn state of mind while coloring and creating my card.  So, I used the darling Autumn is Coming image to create this:

I colored Autumn is Coming with Spectrum Noir Tricolor Markers, and a few Copics.  Doesn't she look happy about the change of seasons?  She must not be the one doing the raking, lol!

I used 5 patterned papers, and they are all from a Crafter's Companion 8x8 Everyday paper pad.  The rectangle dies are from Spellbinders, and all other dies are from Tonic Studios.  The gems are from my stash.

I hope you can join us for our 'Layer it Up' challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see what you create!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand-colored image

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Golden Fall -- For Ching Chou Kuik

It's Tuesday, and this is the day that I am fortunate enough to be able to post for the Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog. A new challenge is just getting underway, lasting the month of October.  The theme is Boo-tiful Halloween or pumpkins or Halloween colors. 

Speaking of Boo-tiful.  I  used the awesome Golden Fall digital image for my inspirational card:

I colored Golden Fall with Copic markers, then fuzzy cut her out. The doily behind her is a die by Cheery Lynn. The pumpkin is a die by Yvonne Creations.

That pretty strip of pumpkin paper is by We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is one of the Pumpkin Delight papers.

Check the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge blog often for great motivation and talent, and of course, the challenge.  There's another challenge in the Facebook Group. 



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party

Monday, October 4, 2021

One Lasting Moment -- for Ching-Chou Kuik

 Ching-Chou Kuik is celebrating!  It's been 7 years of blog and Facebook challenges. To celebrate, there will be extra challenges this month in both places, and free images for entering.  There are free images in both challenges. This is the freebie for the blog challenge:



It's called One Lasting Moment, and it is a greyscale image.  I don't often color those, but I really enjoyed this one!

I colored One Lasting Moment with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I framed it with a die by Crafter's Companion.

The papers on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop. The background is one of the Bokeh Blends  The sentiment tag is from a Spellbinders kit. 

I hope you check out the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog often this month to find out everything that is going on! You'll want all the details on how to own this!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand-colored image
TTCRD -- ATG