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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - November 2016 - Christmas

Thank you to all those crafters that entered last months' challenge and helped celebrate our 2nd blog anniversary.
I am hoping by now that everyone has received their free image "Spring Witch" if they took part in the Blog Challenge.  Unfortunately just as the challenge went "live" we had to change the link facility for our challenges and I couldn't find a facility to see the e-mail address of entrants but hopefully by posting comments on blogs/putting a message on Facebook I hope everyone has received the image now.  If not please e-mail me (but note I am not available until after 13/11/16).
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 24 and that card has been created by Wendy.  This is the card that Wendy made:
Congratulations Wendy.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 2 images.  (I am not around until 13/11/16 onwards.  If you would like your images earlier please visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group and message the Design Team Leader Bonnie Taylor and she will send you your 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 October 2016 is No 33:
and that card is by Dawn.

Congratulations Dawn.  Please pop on over to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Etsy Store and e-mail me with your choice of 5 images (I am not around until 13/11/16 onwards.  If you would like your images earlier please visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Facebook Group and message the Design Team Leader Bonnie Taylor and she will send you your images).  Make sure you take your Monthly Challenge Winner badge from the sidebar to add to your blog.
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Now is time to reveal the name of the Guest Designer.  Out of the names that said they would like to be considered in being a Guest Designer this month the lucky winner of a Guest Designer post is No 6 and that is Lynsey.  This is the card that Lynsey made:
Congratulations Lynsey.  I will be in touch with you shortly to give you details of the January 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.
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Today sees the start of another challenge.

For the month of November 2016 the challenge is "Christmas".

The first card I have to show you is from Wendy who agreed to be our Guest Designer for November 2016.  Here is Wendy's card:
She has used the Ching-Chou Kuik image called "Snowflake Imprint".

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.
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For this challenge we have been joined by some members of the Facebook Design Team.
Lisbeth has created this card using the image "Wishing Stars".

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


Aurora

Using the image So Long Yesterday

Using the image Lily in Christmas 

Gloria
Using the image Snowflake Imprint

Kym
Using the image "Winter Warmth".

Linda
Using the image "Lily in Christmas".

 Lozzy
Using the image Snowflake Angel

Vannessa


Using the image Gingerbread Man Parade

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.
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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 "Autumn Moon".
This image is called "Dark Lillies".
This image is called "Little Poodle".
This image is called "Mad Tea Party".
This image is called "Northern Nightfall".

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 - Skin and Hair Technique Class
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.


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5 comments:

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest designer this month. I had fun coloring and crafting with "Snowflake Imprint". Also, I am happy to be the winner of the November Challenge...yay! Congrats to Dawn, the "Artist Choice Winner". Your card is amazing.

Bonnie Taylor said...

Kym - Please disregard my entry. I was checking something with the Mr. Linky tool, and did not mean to enter it. Sorry for the trouble!
Hugs,
Bonnie

Lynsey McCord said...

Congratulations Wendy and Dawn, and thank you Im so excited to be guest designer x

Dawn said...

Eeeeeekkk!! Thank you so much to Ching Chou for choosing my card as her Artist's Choice Award. I am absolutely thrilled. Thank you too to Wendy for your lovely comment. I will ask Bonnie to send my images if that's ok Kym, thank you.
xxxx

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.