Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

CCK Digital Stamps - New Challenge and Inspirations Blog

Hello and good morning everyone. The most of you may know about my love for Ching Chou Kuik's fabulous images as I showed some of them several times in the past. Now I am so honoured to be part of her very own Design Team. Please visit her Etsy store to see all her beautiful digital stamps. They are so fun to color. 
We will have a monthly challenge on the Ching Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspirations and Challenge blog with a new theme each 1st of the month. On this blog we also show you lots of inspirations made with Ching Chou Kuik's fabulous images. And we showcase customers projects there. So definitely worth to visit on a regular base. Ching Chou Kuik's is to find on Facebook too.

Back to our new challenge. For our first challenge we chose an easy theme for you; Anything Goes. And I had a play with Fairy Wren.

The coloration is made with Copics.

I wanted to keep my card in bright reds and greens.

And another close up for you...

 Fee Wren - digitalen Stempel sofort-Download / Kunst von Ching-Chou Kuik

Now we look forward to see you joining us. And you still have a change to win two of Ching Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps by joining HERE. Take your chance to win.

Thank you so much for looking.
Hugs, Karina

Sonntag, 28. September 2014

Just for the Girls at Lovely Hänglar Sweet Magnolia

Hello and happy Sunday everyone! Today we have a new challenge for you at Lovely Hänglar Sweet Magnolia. We want to see your creations 'Just for the Girls'. I made a maritime style card and love how it turned out. The new Magnolia Dies from the first secret kit are perfect for this.

I made the coloration with Distress Inks. And I stamped some French Vintage Postmarks from Whiff of Joy around the image.

Below you can see some close ups of my embellishing... I added a shell and a pealr into the flower.

Another paper flower with pearl inside...

A Victorian Resin corner with pearl...

The sweet Seahorse...

With this card I want to join following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Sitting Tilda
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Fussy and Fancy
Marvelous Magnolia - Layered Up
Magnolia Down Under - Distressing
Magnolia Mania - Bingo (Perlen, Distressing, Spitze)
Papertake Weekly - Oh how cute
Southern Girls - Girly / Shabby Chic
Cute Card Tuesday - Dies and/or Punches
It's all about Vintage - Turqouise and Brown
Ribbon Girl  Magnolia - Add Pearls

Thank you so much for looking! We hope to see you joining our challenge. Have a happy day!
Hugs, Karina

Samstag, 27. September 2014

New Ching Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspirations and Challenge Blog

Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY as it is the launch of Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog.

Ching-Chou Kuik is a very talented lady who creates such wonderful images.  These are available at her Etsy Store at:
Here you will find a wonderful selection of images which include witches, spooky, gothic, cats, dogs, birds, insects, various animals, mermaids and the ocean.  Throughout the month new images will be added to the Etsy Store so please make sure you check it out frequently.
In addition to the Etsy Store there is a Facebook Group where the Design Team share their cards/creations but then anyone that creates something with Ching-Chou Kuik's digital stamps can show their cards/creations too.  The Facebook Group can be found at:
There are four members of the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Design Team and they are:
The Design Team members will have an allocated day of the week and they will show you a card/creation that they have made using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps.
On 1 October 2014 there will be a monthly challenge starting here on this blog.  The rules of the Challenge Blog will be simple. They are pinned to the blog sidebar for ease of reference.
In between the days that you will see cards/creations from the Design Team you will see:

Details of any new images that will be available in the Etsy Store
Details of any special offers that will be available at certain times of the year.

The Design Team also think it would be a nice idea throughout the month to showcase cards/creations that are entered into the challenge or added as inspiration onto the Facebook Group.  When I first started out in cardmaking I would have loved to have seen my cards on a blog so we are sure many of you crafters will enjoy it to.

As you will see from this post there is going to be a lot going on throughout the month.

Ching-Chou Kuik and the Design Team hope you will join in with the challenge and also with the Facebook Group.

Happy crafting!!

Freitag, 26. September 2014

Mimosa Christmas Flower Basket for Bildmalarna

Hello and good morning everyone! Have you known... Christmas is coming in fast steps. And it's time to get everything prepared so you're ready in time. As for me, I prefer to have an early start in making my Christmas cards. The new collection of sweet Christmas stamps from Bildmalarna is perfect for this.

The card I am showing you today is made with cutie 'Mimosa Christmas Flower Basket'. I combined her with the sentiment 'May Peace Joy'. I love those gorgeous Deer Charms. They are available in Silver and Bronze too.

I colored her with Distress Inks and added some sparkling on the flowers.

We have this time again, days get shorter. I am not satisfied with the photos as I had to take them with flash light. I prefer daylight as the colors are much better and natural so I always try to be in time with creating my cards to be able to photograph them on weekend while the day. But this is not always possible. 

Wish you a happy day now. Thank you for looking.
Hugs, Karina

Donnerstag, 25. September 2014

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Vintage Autumn at The Sketchy Challenges with Maya's Kitty

Hello everyone, at The Sketchy Challenges we have the theme 'Vintage Autumn' for you. And a Sketch as usual. It's up to you if you like to use theme and Sketch or just one of it to join and having the chance to win a prize. You still have some days to enter. This is the card I made for our September challenge, using sweet 'Maya's Kitty chases Mice' from Whiff of Joy;

I colored the image with Distress Inks. I stamped some 'French Vintage Postmark Stamps' around it. The sentiment is from the 'Happy Halloween' set. And I also used the 'Notebook' Border Die-Light.

A close up of the green pumpkin of felt.

And here's the sketch for you to follow, designed by Kirsty-Anne;

Now we look forward seeing you joining us.
Hugs, Karina

Dienstag, 23. September 2014

Celia for Crafts and Me and Deep Ocean Challenges

Hello everyone, today I am sharing my latest card I made with one of the beautiful Hannah Lynn imgaes available at Crafts and Me. Her images are available as Rubber Stamps and as Digital Stamps. The one I used for my card is 'Celia' available as Rubber Stamp. She is gorgeous and so fun to color. I wanted to keep her in autumnal colors.

I also made this card for our new challenge at Deep Ocean Challenges where we want to see 'At least one Flower'.

The coloration is made with Copics.

A close up of the more than one flower :o). I never can reduce on just one - either none or more than one, so are my projects.

And a close up of the sentiment...

Thank you for looking. Wish you a happy day now.
Hugs, Karina