Friday, January 25, 2013

Chipboard and Stamping

I'm lucky to be on 2 Design Teams whose products work so well together! I've used stamping onto these chipboard arches:

On the first one I used ~{Baby Cthulhu}~ and ~{Enjoy Life}~.

For the second one I've stamped ~{Small Moon}~ then carefully painted it. Then stamped the star from the stamp over the base and used ~{Shoot for the moon}~ sto add a quote.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Art Journal Page: Snow Fun

This whole week we have been treated with snow here in the Netherlands. Although we where a bit under the weather, we tried to enjoy ourselves. Our little boy could finally try out is new sled :-D
Because we don't get a lot of snow here, I had to make a art journal page about it of course. For this occasion I gave Smile a warm shawl. The title says "Snow Fun" in Dutch.

Stamps used:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Twinkie Says, "Dance Like No One Is Watching"

I always think Twinkie looks like his having an awesome time to the party in his head, doing the kind of dancing you only do when you are on your own, with the stereo up really loud. A Beer mat, inked and stamped with Distress inks.

Stamps Used

Steampunk Border
Bla, Bla, Bla
Crown from Queen of Life

Carol x

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hug Enclosed!

Maria's gorgeous images make for the most perfect cards for all occasions.

 Stamps used: Zara Gift and Hug Enclosed!

I stamped Maria's image directly onto my white card and coloured Zara and her gifts with Copic pens. Thank you for calling today and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Have a great weekend. Gez

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SDC82: Punches and Die Cuts

My Team mate Astrid  from Stampotique Designers Challenge is asking us to play with Punches and Dies... I took this a step farther and added in my Silhouette.
I love textures and cutouts so I wanted to use as many as I could. On the Silhouette I made the stars, doily and chevron came from the inside of the stars. The border and arrows are Sizzix dies. The pinking edges are from Fiskars scissors. Lastly- Martha Stewart circle punch.

Stamps I used:

Hope you will play along with us at the Stampotique Designers Blog.
You could win some of the Off Color Stamps-!!
Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Stampotique is sponsoring Party Time Tuesday, the theme of their challenge is Celebrate, and is open till Monday. I made this card with the ever so adorable Uncle Buck :-)

Stamps used:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Heads Will Roll

This idea came to me over Christmas time whilst playing board games. It's a quick and easy make and completed in an afternoon.
Firstly I painted a wooden block with dark brown paint and then when dry with pink paint and scratched and distressed it at the edges with a craft knife and some sanding paper till some of the brown paint showed through. I stamped Two Sticks 21 times and cut off his head, ouch! Stuck his heads to my block and I now have a funky dice.
It may even bring me good luck.
Wishing you a lovely, crafty day, Sam xxx

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year from ALL of Us!

I hope you have a healthy, prosperous, and creative New Year!

 Stamp used: Line Up

A quick and simple card but soooo much fun! I LOVE Kira's lil guys! 
Thank you for calling, Gez

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Guest Designer & Challenge

Happy New Year!

We are excited today to start off the year with a whole new crew of guest designers.  Kicking off 2013, we welcome Kristen Catalano as she joins us as our first guest designer.

Here is some more about Kristen:

My name is Kristen Catalano, I live in Nashua, New Hampshire and I work as a nurse. I live with my husband Paul, and my two children; Abbey, 11 and Ryan, 6 and our dog Remy.

I started as a scrapbooker many years ago, but have since have become a card maker and now I completely enjoy altered media and journaling.  My favorite supplies are stamps, sprays, and paints.  If I don’t end up messy by the time I am done crafting, I wasn’t productive

I wish I could tell you what my “style” is, but I am still trying to figure that out myself.  I guess I could say that I am cutesy with a dark side….LOL.  I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for Stampotique, as I completely LOVE their stamps, and they have the most amazing design team.  I look forward to sharing my creations with you. My blog addy is: Feel free to stop by and let me know what you think.
We are starting off the year by also sponsoring a challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays. We are giving away a $30 gift certificate over there for Stampotique stamps.

They are ringing in the New Year with a "Celebration" theme.

Here are some of our design team showing off their celebration creations: