Saturday, April 14, 2018

All Occasion Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Peony Dawn"

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I know the United States is having really weird weather; with a snowstorm, freezing rain in Wisconsin and Tornado's in Arkansas.  We are having temps ranging from low's in 40's to highs in 90's in Southern CA.  So strange.  Please stay safe.

I finally had time to color this new stunning image created by Ching-Chou Kuik  "Peony Dawn".  Isn't she beautiful?  This is only my second CCK Grayscale image; and it is fun to try something new.  It is also nerve wracking at times when you step out of your comfort zone; which I did big time with this one.  I just had to go with whatever happened as I chose the colors.  

I have three favorite colors that are at the top of my list and they are Purple/lavenders; Yellows and pinks of all shades.  After that would have to be blue greens/teals and then peach colors.  I hope you enjoy my creation and it gives you some inspiration to try something out of your comfort zone.  I wanted a Magical and Ethereal feel to my card; and I think I have achieved that.  

Be sure to look at the inside of the card; since the outside doesn't show you much of the patterned paper; which is also inside.  It has a lot of interesting colors; which I tried to select as my color choices. (Which included my favorites)

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Inside Card
Same paper that is behind the image on front of card.

Supplies used to create this card:

Corners on front - Crafters Companion Opulent Corners (Downton Abby)
Believe - Cheery Lynn Designs
Sentiment square inside - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Squares
Sentiment outer die - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Square Dies
Border Inside - Joy Crafts Pretty Flower Border

Image - Ching-Chou Kuik  "Peony Dawn"
Papers - K & Company Jubilee
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Reverse side of Canary and reverse side of Blossom.  
Sentiment inside - CTMH Make Waves Scrapbooking D1764
Blue Green Dots - CTMH Dots Z1853 (retired)
Pink Dots - CTMH Flamingo Dots Z1934 (retired)

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - BG10, BG11, BG23
Wings - BG10, YG0000
Dress - YG0000, YG00, Y11, BG10, BG11, BG32
Flowers - RV10, RV21, RV23
Leaves - YG41, YG45
Background and Sun/Moon (?) - YG0000, YG10
White dots on flowers - Gelly Roll White

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (4 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Allsorts - Square (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Favorite Colour (Purple, Pinks, Yellows) (2 of 3)
Di's Digi Challenge - Colored Image (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)  (Thursday)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Flowers (No limit)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
  DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Spring (1 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes (2 of 3)(Tuesday)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Date)
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog - Favorite Color - (Yellows/Pinks/purples too) (1 of 3)
(I have 3 favorite colors, purples, yellows and pinks.)
 Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - (3 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (5 of 5) 
Love To Scrap - April Flowers Bring May Showers (5 of 5)
 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)

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  1. A lovely creation with the beautiful fairy, many thanks for joining in with our 'Spring flowers or shows' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. This is stunning Gloria, love the image and your colouring is fabulous! Love the colours you chose.
    Linda xxx

  3. Geweldig kaartje met mooie kleuren en een leuk plaatje. Veel succes met het meespelen aan de wedstrijd van Scrapbookstampsociety challenge

  4. Beautiful card Gloria, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

  5. Wonderful card Gloria, love the image and gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along at our Spring Flowers or Showers challenge at Allsorts this week!
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  6. This is gorgeous GLoria, love the colour combo

  7. What a gorgeous image which you have coloured so beautifully. Lovely design and colours too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for


  8. Back again, and again just so beautiful and nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  9. This is soooo gorgeous!!! Stunning image and beautiful colors! And the inside, with that beautiful patterned paper, is gorgeous as well! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs, Jo's Scrap Shack and LTSCB.

  10. Gloria, your card is so pretty. Your coloring is fabulous. Love the die cuts you've used. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  11. Lovely image. Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts.

  12. WoW!! What a stunning color combo!! I think the inside could also be used as an outside! Both are so very beautiful <3 Thanks so much for sharing with us all at PIP Challenges! Have a great week ;)

  13. Fabulous. I love the way you colored the magical image with your favorite colors. Peony moon is beautiful. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky Challenge

  14. Oh Gloria, this is totally amazing!! You definitely did achieve the magical ethereal feel to the card, your colouring is stunning! This shows you should never be afraid to move outside your comfort zone as this is one gorgeous make! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Polkadoodles, wishing you the best of luck in the prize draw XOX Lucy

  15. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is wonderful! You aced being out of your comfort zone! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  16. Wow this is just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  17. Gloria, your cards is spectacularly beautiful! Pink is a great favorite color! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge!

  18. Lovely card, pretty image. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring Flowers/Showers' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

  19. Gorgeous card - the image is beautiful and I just love your colour combo. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digis.
    Alison x

  20. Love it!
    Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  21. Beautiful image and coloring. Love the frame too.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Maria DT for

  22. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "favourite colour” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Stempel-Magie)

  23. Lovely !! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Creates and Makes
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !

  24. Stunning card Gloria xx
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  25. Oh wow! That is just gorgeous
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  26. Beautiful, delicate colouring!
    Thanks for entering our challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft this month -good luck! Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    DT for 'A Perfect Time to Craft'

  27. gorgeous card so soft Gloria
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  28. What a beautiful card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Your favourite colour”. I used to like the colours pink/red when I was a child growing up but have progressed to loving anything purple but it's lovely to see the difference in everyone's favourite colour.

    In a challenge it is nice to come out of your comfort zone and for you and for me it using these grayscale images. You have done amazingly well with this one.

    It is FANTASTIC that you have entered this challenge and you have used a Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp.

    Thank you for entering, best wishes in the draw and for your support of this challenge. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  29. A beautiful card. Lots of lovely detail.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  30. Beautiful card and -love the fabulous colouring---Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
    Carol DT x

  31. Such an elegant creation. Thank you for joining our previous Challenge and would like to invite you back to our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I would like to leave you with one of the greatest verses in the Scripture from Romans 5:8 which says, "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Have a wonderful day!

    JO ANN

  32. Gorgeous card Gloria. Love the colours you picked. Thank you for joining in the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Ching-Chou Kuik DT

  33. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional friends/friendship” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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