Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

With this colourful card in bandana technique I wish all Stampotique fans a happy New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2011!!!
Stamps I used are all Stampotique Originals:
2107 - funky striped leaves
3000 - medium & tiny bee
7164 - numeric

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year, New Leaf, New DT Members!

Wishing you all the best in the coming year.

The above card is simply made using Leaf (Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique) and Turn over a new leaf (Janet Klein for Stampotique).

Don't forget to let Carol have your details if you are interested in belonging to the Stampotique Design Team. (see two posts below here for further details). All you need to do to get the ball rolling is send in your name, blog details, state/country, and tell us who your favourite Stampotique stamp designer is (there are quite a few to choose from!)

It's THAT simple!!

Stampotique look for a broad spectrum of styles...neat, tidy, messy, distressed, ...errr, Happy, Grumpy and Dopey (lol, Carol could be Snow White lol)

Anyway...Carol would love to hear from you, what have you got to lose?

And what better way to kick start the New Year!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

This is the last batch of holiday cards from Annette Ward using some of Kylie Diorio's images.

Just a reminder that we will NOT be having a new challenge until the New Year, which gives you the opportunity to have an additional few weeks to join us in the last challenge and make sure you check out the DT Call going on right now.

Wishing all the Stampotique fans a Healthy & Happy 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Design Team Call

Call for DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS now...........

As you all know, nothing lasts forever and through this year we've lost a few DT members due to life happenings.  We are once again in search of new additions to our design team family.  If you are interested, here are two bits to chomp on BEFORE sending us a yeah or nay and your blog link: 

1. You must have a blog and be familiar and comfortable with frequent entries.

2. You must be dedicated as the entire team is only as good as it's weakest link.  Everyone depends on each other and Stampotique DEPENDS ON THE DESIGN TEAM.  We would ask that you provide maybe 4 items per month using Stampotique images (we provide the rubber; you choose the images).  There might be a time when we would ask you to use a specific image. 

When you send your email to there are 4 items to note 
1. your blog address, 2. your name,  3.what state or country you live in and  4. which one of the Stampotique artists is your favorite. 
PLEASE remember to list those 4 itemsThank you.

Depending on the number of applicants received, we may or may not respond to all. 

The CALL OPENS NOW and will CLOSE ON JANUARY 10th, unless we find new members before that date.     (we'll be sure to let you all know as a group). Spread the word, tell your friends; tell any men stampers that you know!

Thank you all who are interested and BONNE CHANCE!

Friendly card

The five stamps I´ve used are:

You can see more art at my website.
Hugs Milo

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing You Pure Joy

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I am so close to being ready.  This was one gift I have been trying to finish all week and finally sat down last night to complete it.  Today I will finish wrapping 3 gifts before we spend the evening with family.

This week for Blogger's Challenge we were to create with the theme of "Christmas".  While my image doesn't look Christmas'y, I really felt like the sentiment was perfect for the holidays so I went with it.  The pocket was created by folding up part of the cardstock and sewing the very edge of it on both sides, slipping the gift certificate in.

I made 2 of these and apologize as the photo of the next one is horrible!  I cut my gift certificates down to the size I needed and then I worked the holder around it.  I had seen an adorable template over at Kristina Werner's blog but it was for a regular size gift card and mine was more like a folded piece of paper (a little smaller).  I did my best but didn't created underneath the same way as hers.

I used up some of my papers that I have, some scraps, some full pieces.  I know by next year I won't want to be using them so better to use them up now.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!  Be safe!

Gift Card Details:
Stamps: Wishing You Pure Joy 5222 and Splatter Blob 3013 from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Dare to be a Diva Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Night of Navy
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Copic markers
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities, dimensionals, small & large tag punch

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Christmas!

Here are some more fantastic holiday cards from Annette Ward using some of Kylie Diorio's images.

Just a reminder that we will NOT be having a new challenge this week but will be taking a break until the New Year, which gives you the opportunity to have an additional few weeks to join us in the last challenge.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quick and Simple Birthday Cards

I've got a few birthdays coming up, so it was good to get the Christmas stash away and
get back to normal. As the birthdays are for males and females and I don't have a great deal of creativity going on, I thought I'd use the same stamp 2204 Give The Dog A Bone by Maryse Carrier and use 2 colourways.

The papers are both by MME and I've used rub on greetings.

Kaz xxx

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas waves a Magic Wand........

I adore this sentiment. I think this is the last of the cards that I will create for Christmas this year. In fact I'm thinking I better get the cards into the mail today if there's any hope that they will arrive to their recipients on time! I've completed my Christmas just to wrap and finish up the Christmas Candymaking.

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Holiday..................Hugs and Love,


Stamps: Giant Snowflake 2124 Christmas Waves 8932
Antique Border

Paper: Pink, Blue cardstock, DP: Eskimo Kisses Basic Grey
Ink: Bliss Blue, Pink SU! Versamark

Accessories: Pearls-$$ store, Sponges, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Nestabilities, Embossing Powder

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I love making tags!
Even though "Oh Joy" doesnt look really happy here...i think he secretly loves Christmas:))

Parrot Love

Annette Ward, one of our Stampotique fans sent me in a bunch of wonderful cards using some of Kylie Diorio's images. I thought I would share some great Christmas ones now, but I have a lot more to share with you another day.

Thanks Annette for sharing them with us!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Here is a bookmark created as a gift for an avid reader in our family.
Portland by Stampotique

See my blog for more details.
Happy Holidays!
Val :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

People Person!

A fun card I created in the last couple of weeks. For details, please visit my blog!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Made this card for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge with theme 'Robins'.
Stamps I used are all Stampotique Originals:
3028 - swirl stalks
5120 - sunny days
6112 - tree
6113 - oh my dear

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just a little Cupcake

This is the last creation from our November guest designer, Janet Klein.  It's an adorable cupcake tag with some bling.

If you haven't joined us for our Blingy Bling challenge and your chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Stampotique, now is your time to join.  This week is it is a Stampotique only stamps week.  We always enjoy seeing the awesome creations that the players come up with, so I hope you will join us.

A big Thank you again to Janet for her fabulous creations!