Sunday, July 31, 2011

Did you know..

... Friendship cheers like a sunbeam?

How true! Just one of my favourite sentiments from Stampotique Originals.

I've used a couple of gorgeous stamps Olive Rose and Sunbeam for my card.

Thank You for calling. Gez.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Merry Kiss-mas by Joanne Wardle

Every year I do a couple of designs for cards that I will be able to batch make (usually in late november). I think this is this year's first design. It's quick, uses minimal materials that are easily replaced, and is perfect for batch making.

The Stamps are all from Jo Capper-Sandon's range at stampotique, stamped in brown versafine on kraft card, and coloured with coloursoft pencils. the berries are highlighted with Glossy Accents, and the knotted ribbon is glued on.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Don't Regret a Damn Thing - SDC Flower Power

Hi, Lisa here today, have you entered the SDC Flower Power Challenge yet?  If not, what are you waiting for!  This weeks challenge is open to ANY stamps, but if you have Stampotique images, why not use them!  I used some TSS Metal to create my blossom and added this fab Stampotique sentiment.

Stamps - Stampotique - When I'm Old

Ink - Ranger Black Archival
Card Stock - White, Black, Pink
Other - Spellbinders Circle Dies, EK Success Punch, Seam Binding, Stick Pins, TSS Metal, Hammer, Texture Fades Folder, Basic Grey Out of Print. Cheery Lynn Butterfly Die, Seambinding
Designer - Lisa Somerville

Friday, July 22, 2011

ANote From Home

I just love this adorable little stamp and I challenged myself to a one layer card this time.... here's the result!  I have put a few more details about what steps I used to create this card on my blog.  Thanks so much for visiting us at Stampotique!  Be sure to check out this week's Flower Power Challenge - we'd love to see your creations!
Val :)
5114 Just a Note by Stampotique

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friendship tag

I've made a tag this morning using the latest Challenge theme over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog. The current theme is to use flowers on your design. Here is my tag..

The gorgeous stamps I have used for my tag are Joyful and Sunbeam.

Did you know it's time for Group 2 to share their artwork and inspiration with you for the latest challenge today? Please pop over if you get the chance and take a peek. Hope you can join the challenge. Thank you for calling. Gez.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hanging Heart by Joanne Wardle

I made this card for a challenge with the theme "dangly things". In this card I have dangled Jo Capper-Sandons heart from hearts cubed from Tree.

I've used a stamp positioner (actually lego corner and clear packaging) to position the heart accurately on the tree, and coloured with pencils on Kraft card.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mort and Wilbur

These two guys just crack me up! For all the details on this Joy Fold Card please visit my BLOG



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

playing with pointillism

If you've seen this month's Craft Stamper magazine, you may, like me, have fallen in love with Kim Cosstello's Pointillism article. I have made this card using Jasmin and Daisy Daisy from Jo Capper-Sandon's Range. I don't own Copics so this was made using Whispers markers. I've a long way to go before I master this technique, but I'm enjoying playing!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Purrr-fect couple

Don't they make a cute couple together :-) A simple card with these Stampotique stamps: Stitch, Puss puss, Hearts cubed and Floral flutter. Colored with my Tombow markers again. I hardly use anything else to color my Stampotique images these days. Such a nice bright colors and great blending.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

More one layer cards...

The theme at LIM is to make a one layer card using "something with legs" ! Wow that's a big theme... so many things with legs.... where to start...
Then I decided to use one of the stampotique girls that always have the most fabulous legs.
now honestly this card started out Clean and Simple, but somewhere along the way it turned a bit grungy, and I actually for once think it's better for it.

I'm actually glad to show that One Layer doesn't have to mean Clean and Simple.

However I also want to keep the Limmettes happy, so I've used another stampotique stamp (with legs..... well feet at least) to make a CAS card too. This one is really CAS, just stamped and coloured, but I've also added a bit of depth by dry embossing a frame to make the image stand out.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Book of Life page..

There are lots of Stampotique Originals stamps that are just perfect for art journaling. I used the Queen Of Life as my focal point and wondered what might be written on the pages of her book that she is carrying.

Here is my page..

Stamps used: Queen Of Life and Swirl Stalks

The background was created using spray inks and water colour crayons. The words are computer generated.

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Have a great weekend. Gez

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Princess ATC

Here is a very cute ATC that our guest designer, Net Ward created.  I love the little crown she adorns on her head.  Net will be sharing all her creations with us this month as our guest designer.  If you are interested in being one of our guest designers, our current challenge is open until next Tuesday with a chance to win a chance to be our August guest designer.  Join us here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2011 CD Calendar - July

Here is the next page for my 2011 Stampotique CD Calendar!
There are more details on my blog.
Hope you get a chance to swim and enjoy the water in July!
Val :)

Smumanha and Octopet by Stampotique

Monday, July 4, 2011

Is'nt he cute ...

Isn't he cute this little Stampotique doggie. A simple card today, made with these Stampotique stamps: Tail wagger, Dogs laugh.. and Dog bone. I coloured them with Tombow markers.

Have fun stamping

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dangly Star by Joanne Wardle

This card is made using stamps from Stampotique originals: the ubiquitous Moon Girl and the oh so useful Great moon. I have made Great Moon's star dangle in an aperture using wire, and so this card is for the "dangly things" challenge, currently running at Happy Daze.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Introducing our July Guest Designer...

Hi I'm Net and I'm thrilled to be this months guest DT at Stampotique!  I live in Yorkshire, England with my lovely OM, son, two cats and the caiques.  These are the naughty parrots who often feature on my blog Caique-Momma.

I've always loved making things and got introduced to cardmaking many years ago and was instantly hooked!  Stamping was my first love and still is even though I've dallied with die cutting along the way.  Stamping allows me to indulge myself in colouring.  Copics are my weapon of choice at the moment.

Through crfating I've met many many wonderful and talented people, I'm now lucky enough to call them my very dear friends.  Crafting makes me a very lucky girl.

Stop on over at Net's blog, we'll be sharing her work throughout the month here on the blog.

July already?!

Smushasha and Smushallaum by Daniel Torrente 

Well, another month has flown by. How did it get to July already?! As it is now officially summer (UK) I get to thinking about holidays, and then I start thinking about the ocean, which then makes me think of mermaids. And I Just LOVE LOVE LOVE these ghoulish mermaids by Daniel Torrente. In my head this is exactly how mermaids look! I coloured these with Prismacolors and gave them a lovely greenish tint to their skin :-)

So, now I have another month ready to go, for a bit of daily journaling.

Thanks for looking, Kate 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Shoot for the moon

Made this card for an alphabetswap: the M from Moon.
I used these Stampotique stamps:
great moon (3044)
birds & bugs cube (6117)
shoot for the moon (7114)