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I started this blog in April 2012 so I could join Challenges. I am now on some design teams. I hope you like my cards. I started stamping in 1995 but my cards are still mostly cute.
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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Ching-Chou Kuik January Facebook Challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Stash

Ching-Chou Kuik January Facebook Challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Stash

I was lucky to be one of the top two winners for the December facebook challenge and won 3 new digi stamps.  This card is made with one of them.

My eyes are bad so I printed the Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamp Blue Sea Illusion large.  Coloured it with markers and gel pens, then scanned it and reduced it down to fit on my card.
Used paper from We are 3 Warm Sand paper set
Ribbons from Scrap Graphics

I followed sketch 439 at Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday so I would like to add my card to that challenge

I would also like to add my card to the following:

Always Fun 144 - something new (new stamp)

A Perfect time to Craft open challenge January #1 - anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik blog challenge - New Year or New Beginnings or New Stash (new stamp)

Classic Design challenge January #1 - anything goes

Craft Rocket challenges 66 - something new (new stamp)

Crafty Friends 126 - something new (new stamp)

Cute Card Thursday 615 - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 121 - anything goes

Love to Scrap 120 - anything goes

Moving along with the times 114 - All things new (new stamp)

Pearly Sparkles challenge 47 - anything goes

Sweet Stampin challenge - new stash (newstamp)

Tuesday Throwdown 448 - something new (new stamp)

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes


Heather said...

Wow, what a dramatic image - you've colored it so pretty! Very fun background paper as well! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Krafty Kaylin said...

lovely card. great coloring. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... Thanks for entering another one of your pretty cards into our ‘Something New’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!

Donna Scholz said...

How clever to print it enlarged so you could color it more precisely, Margaret! She turned out beautifully! Thank you for using our challenge sketch this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

NanaConnie said...

I love the technique you used for coloring the image which got around your eyesight problem. Brilliant solution, Margaret! Lovely card.

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sketch too! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Helen said...

Beautifully made - a very elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

Helen x

Caz said...

Beautiful creation...Thank you for sharing with us over at Moving Along With the Times...Hope to see you again soon..


Grandma Bonnie said...

So beautiful, Margaret! I love how you created this card and the colors you used! Thank you for sharing with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!
Ching Chou Kuik DT - Bonnie

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us Craft Rocket Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck :)