Friday, 1 December 2017

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - December 2017

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 1 and that card has been created by NanaConnie.  This is the card that NanaConnie made:
Congratulations NanaConnie.  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 November 2017 is No 13:
and that card is by Grandma Bonnie.  Congratulations.  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 January 2018.

As we had no Guest Designer for December 2017 and two people applied to be a Guest Designer for January 2018 I am asking them both to be Guest Designers.

The Guest Designers for January 2018 will be:

Grandma Bonnie

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 December 2017 the challenge is:


As it is our last challenge of the year and to thank everyone for their support over the year with this challenge blog there is a treat from Ching-Chou Kuik.
For everyone that enters the blog challenge this month with the topic of "BIRDS" they will be sent the above image called "Merry Season" which has been coloured in my Ching-Chou Kuik herself.  It is NOT available in the shop as yet.  You can use this coloured image as a topper or even make into decoupage.  The choice is up to you.

Isn't she a beauty?  

Make sure you enter the challenge so you can receive her.

Sadly this month we have no Guest Designer.  Maybe it's because it is a busy time of the year for people.

We are though lucky to be joined in this challenge by Wendy, Facebook DT member.  She has created this gorgeous card using the image "Fairy Wren":
Time to show you now the cards/creations made by the Design Team.


Using the image Love Birds

Using the image 'Scarlet Holly' 


Using the image "Crimson Holly"

Using the image "Spring Nocturne" which comes in a set of 3 other images called Spring Night, Fantasy Easter Ocean and Spring Twilight.

Using the image Under The Moonlight

Using the image 'Scarlet Holly'

Using the image Dark Lilies

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 "Butterflies and Berries".
This image is called "Seahorse Illusion"
Something a little different for the Etsy Shop is a set of 3 coloured in images called "Winter Holiday Set 1" which includes the images"Holy Venice Night", Aurora Woods and "Holly Fairy". 
 This image is called "Northern Blessing".
 This image is a COLOURED image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself and is called "Butterflies and Berries".
 This image is a COLOURED image by Ching-Chou Kuik herself and is called "Northern Blessing".
This grayscale image is called "Poppy Night Adventure".

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 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.

Last thing I would like to say is to thank you all for your support of this Challenge Blog in 2017.  
Here's hoping 2018 will be a good one.  

1 comment:

Grandma Bonnie said...

The DT cards, as always, are so extremely gorgeous and so inspirational! I love your talents! Thank you for selecting my card and for allowing me to create as a GDT for January!