Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Farewell to 2014 and the Stampotique Designer's Blog

Today marks the final day of 2014 and along with saying farewell to the year, we have decided to say farewell to the Stampotique Designer's Blog.

The presence here on the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog and our Facebook page has increased over the past year and we are looking forward to combining the two teams into one and focusing on the challenge blog.

We want to thank our design team for the past year on the Stampotique Designer's Blog and while most of them will be moving over to join the Designer's Challenge, we will be bidding farewell to Roc and Sarah.

Thank you to our wonderful team for the past year of posting here on the blog:

If you aren't already a frequent visitor or participant on our Stampotique Designer's Challenge, we encourage you to hop on over there and visit us.  We also have a lot of wonderful creations over on our Facebook page, so invite you to visit us there as well.

Thank you to our visitors who have made Stampotique so successful!

Wishing you all a wonderful and prosperous 2015.
*this blog will remain here with all the creations*

Friday, December 26, 2014

2014: My year with Stampotique

This is my last post for Stampotique in 2014.  I have absolutely loved my year on this design team; such a wonderful, friendly group of people.

As it's Boxing Day here in the UK an appropriate final project would have been an altered matchbox, but that only occurred to me as I wrote this post!

I decided to pick out some of my favourite projects from the year and was hoping to put them in a slideshow but couldn't work out how!  So you have a shorter collection of photos from over the last year.

I've never done one of those end of year looking back posts but looking back at these projects is making me consider doing one!

I've made tags, envelopes and journal pages and happily cut, stuck, stitched, sprayed, collaged, stamped, painted and doodled and had a wonderful time :)

I've also made some lovely friends and want to thank Carol, Jim and Kim for having me on team this year.

Thanks for sticking with me on this photo heavy post!  And thanks for supporting me through my Stampotique adventure :)

 Wishing you all the very best for 2015, Sarah xx

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine - Week 4 Anything Goes

Merry Christmas Eve! and welcome back to another Wednesday with me and the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. This is the 4th week with the "Anything Goes" Challenge. This one ran through the entire month of December. 

The passed two week's I have given you a bit of a recap on my year with Stampotique, it has been a lot of fun going through some of my projects over this year. 

This week I wanted to make something new so i decided to make a cell phone case. I just got the new iPhone 6 and I needed to make me a shiny new case with my Stampotique characters. 

I always buy a clear case and just make my own background. 
So without further delay, here is my new case:

I used the Stampotique stamp - Moth Fab by artists Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney

and also Whatever... - Carol's Collection

I just love how my case turned out, nice and bright just like I like it. The great thing about it is, I can change it whenever I want and it's always original. 

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! On this Sunday I want to look back at some art journal pages I made this year. All are made in different journals and with different techniques/mediums.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Wow.....I wanted to make a December Daily
this year......A great job. Yesterday I was to busy
to make a photo so I made a card with our lovely
Stampotique stamps. Just to tell you what Christmas
means to me: No gifts just Love:

Used stamps:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday

With the holidays fast approaching some of us are revisiting previous posts.  This project was one of my favorites featuring Summer of  '32 which is from a photograph of my husband's mother.  You can find the original post of the vintage inspired pin cushion here.  Perhaps you have time to make a similar one for a gift?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine

Good morning everyone, only one more week and a day before Christmas. Can you believe how time just flies by?
This is the 3rd week of the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and Stampotique is giving away a 30.00 gift card to one lucky winner. 
Last week for my post I gave you a recap of some of the things I have created for the Stampotique Design team this year and I wanted to do that again this week. I can't tell you how much fun I have had on this team and how I am looking forward to many more creations with their wonderful stamps!

For my first creation, I posted this postcard a few weeks ago. It was for the announcement of the Roc Nicholas Design team, Roc and Stampotique go hand and hand because Roc's stamps are sold by Stampotique.

On this tag I used stamps:

All Roc Nicholas' Stamps

Next up I have a Halloween card I created with some of the new release stamps. We also had a new stamp designer join the Stampotique team. Her name is Arwen McCullen and she rocks! 

In this Card I used her new Skull Moon stamp and also 

Connie Shows Off Her Nails by Daniel Torrente

The next creation is a journal page I did awhile back for a quote challenge. I used my all time favorite stamp and my 1st ever Stampotique Stamp

Prom Queen - By Daniel Torrente

And last but not least, This was so fun to make and it was one of my favorite creations this passed year. I used Stampotique stamps:

Scooter Girl - By Roc Nicholas
Daniel's Hearts - By Daniel Torrente
Cross Hatch Swirl - By Maryse Carrier

Thanks again for coming by the blog, this has been so fun to do these re-caps. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a Quick Holiday Card

Happy Tuesday!
With Christmas getting ever closer,
I thought I'd share a quick little card
perfect for those last minute holiday preparations!
Thanks for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Noelle, sentiments
“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” 
George Carlin

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you... These last three Sundays of this year, I'm going to look back at my some things I have made this year for Stampotique. This Sunday it will be matchboxes, I sooo love to do this fun little projects.

This one I made recently with a washi tape garland and confetti in it :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Busy, busy, busy. Everyone is busy for Christmas.
I still wanted to make something to inspire you.
I used my new Brusho to color the  background after
embossing the stamps with Copper embossing powder.

Used stamps: 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine - A look Back

Welcome back to Wendnesday everyone. Happy Hump Day, I hope your week is going well. Over at the  Designer's Challenge Blog we are doing a month long "Anything Goes" challenge and I figured I would do a bit of a recap on some of my passed creations for Stampotique this time

First up I have a birthday card that I did for a friend of mine, this was a fun and colorful creation.
Stampotique Stamps I used:

Prom Queen - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente
Froggie - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Froggie and Prom Queen seem like life long friends

Next Up I have a piece I showcased a few weeks ago when I announced that I had made Roc Nicholas' Design team.
This is one of my favorite creations from this passed year

Stampotique Stamp Used - Blessed Skellie by artist Roc Nicholas

If you look closely you can see the Skellie's head in my background paper too

Next up is a journal spread I did for the purple, black and pink challenge a few months ago

Stampotique Stamps used - 

Young Ignis and Ignis Heart - By Artist Magda Polakow

Next up is one from many moons ago, this one I did prior to becoming a design team member but I just love this page, it's so fun and bright and bold. It's one that I use for my business card

I only used one Stampotique stamp on this journal page but she is my all time favorite and at the time I only had one stamp and Prom Queen it was.

Prom Queen - By Artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente

Thanks for coming by the blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my recap, I will be back next Wednesday to do some more recaps of my Stampotique work. I hope you will check back.

Also, don't forget about the Stampotique Designer's Challenge, the entire month of December is "Anything Goes" so you get 4 chance to win the 30.00 gift card!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Hug

Happy Tuesday!
Are you having cold weather like we are here?
We've been enjoying a warm cup of tea in the evenings lately
so I thought I'd create a little matchbook tea bag card.
I used bits from the scrap pile (including one of the folded tags that I cut off of last week's project) to create a little belly band that slides off to reveal the "hug" enclosed.
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Cocoa Bird, Folded Tags, Hug Enclosed
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” 
― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Monday, December 8, 2014

it's monday

today is my turn to post here at the stampotique designer's blog.  i created this postcard that i will be giving away.  i used my artiste blockstamp and cut apart the letters i, a, r, and t from it.  i also used my flying heart stamp for the heart.  if you'd like to see these stamps, or all of my stamp line sold through please click here.

if you'd like to receive this postcard in your mailbox all you need to do is hop on over to my blog, what's up roc, by clicking here.  you can get the details there.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! This will probably be my last new project for the Stampotique Sunday post. The Design Team have got some time off, because of the holidays. And also because unfortunately the Stampotique Blog is stopping next year. Anyhow... this is my little gift box. I made this one with a punch board from We R Memory Keepers, perfect for this time of the year ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Coby's Saturday

The last month of the year, the last page
of my birthday calendar. 
Now I can put them together, fill in
the names and find a fine place in house
for it:

used stamps:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree ...

... how lovely are your branches!

I love twiggy trees like this and would be quite happy with this as a Christmas tree, I'd just add white lights and some silver baubles.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift card pouch

Happy Thursday.  For today's post I have repurposed a Starbucks Via folder to create a pouch for a coffee gift card. 

Stamps used are:
Magda's Agatha's Christmas
France's stars from her design cube
Amy's wish

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Anything Goes, Stampotique Challenge - Wednesday's with Claudine

Happy Wednesday ya'll, this marks the end of the year Challenge for Stampotique and the challenge for the entire month of December is "Anything Goes!" Hosted by the lovely Kim Howard
For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the 
challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the
random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

How cool is that? So get your crafty panties on because you can make anything you want and still join in the challenge!

For this first week I decided to make an ATC 
I used Stampotique Stamps:

Spider Girl - By Artists Jill Penney + Daniel Torrente
Arch - By Artist Arwen McCullen (used a small portion of this stamp)

Here is my ATC

I hope you will join us this month and enter for your chance to win!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Winter Greeting

Happy Tuesday!
It seems like every year, December arrives quicker and quicker!
How is that possible? I'm not a huge fan of winter, but I do love snowflakes -
especially when they melt as they land!
Thanks for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Giant Snowflake, Folded Tags
“Layer upon layer of soft-packed snowflakes settled in near silence,
forming a quilt of feathery ice crystals.” 
Rebecca Nichols Alonzo

Monday, December 1, 2014

monday time

hello. roc here.  it's my turn to post here at the stampotique designer's blog. it is hard to believe that the month of december is here already.  the year has gone so quickly.  the design team postings will be a bit sporadic for the month so family time can be enjoyed.  everyone at stampotique wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

for today i created this postcard to give away.  i used my scalloped lace border for the top border, my flying pig stamp, my when pigs fly text rubber stamp, and my crooked house stamp to do the row of houses on the bottom.

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard all you need to do is fly on over to my blog, what's up roc, by clicking here.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday! This week I made a tag with one of the newer stamps. He looks like he did something that put him on the naughty list ;-)
The tag was cut with a Tim Holtz Die and colored with Dylusions. The stamps are colored with Distress Markers. The quote is computer generated.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Last Saturday something went wrong with my blogpost,
because I was a weekend away with some friends
I didn't noticed. So sorry!

This was my blogpost: an Art Journalpage
in my small Molescine:

used stamps:

For today I made a page in my Daily December, I want to
use my Stampotique stamps in it. This is the first page:

used stamps: