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: 

Friday, November 28, 2014

butterfly collage art journal page

Apologies for being AWOL last week, work was manic, including the weekends!!  Life of a teacher eh!

But this weekend just gone I made time to play around with some stamped collage elements in my journal.  I'm particularly enjoying using pencil on my journal pages

This weekend I'm meeting up with crafty friends so they'll be more journaling happening I'm sure :)

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A time for giving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season.  While many of you will be out shopping this weekend I hope some of you will find time to play in your studio.  Why not collect your paper scraps and color coordinate them to create a set of note cards?  What a lovely gift to create a stationery or thank you card set for a friend or loved one.

Large Fluerfly is stamped with Mementos ink and colored with markers.  Scrap paper and Pitt pen are added for these fast and easy cards. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In the Words of Edgar Allen Poe - Wednesday's With Claudine

Welcome back to another fun Wednesday with Stampotique and me!! yay!

This week our lovely Kay Wallace is our hostess and for challenge number 175 she has asked us to do something in the theme 
"In The Words Of Edgar Allen Poe"

I am in love with this theme, Edgar has some pretty creepy stuff going on and his quotes are so cool, right up mine and Stampotique's alley haha! 

I decided to do a journal spread inspired by the wonderfully talented France Papillon
France always does some fantastic free tutorials on Monday's and I just love her style

I used Stampotique Stamps -
French Text - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon
1879 Postmark - By Artist France Papillon
Love Definition - By Artist Amy Wilson Wellenstein
Mrs Snottie - By artist Daniel Torrente

My Quote says: "I don't suffer from insanity but enjoy every minute of it"

come by my blog to see how this page was put together

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Growing Up

Happy Tuesday!
We just got back from a great vacation - we even went to the zoo!
There really is no need to grow up! :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
When I Grow Up, Nina
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” 
C.S. Lewis

Monday, November 24, 2014

it's monday once again

hi there. roc here.  today i made a postcard using my flying heart rubber stamp.  you can see this stamp and all my others at  if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard you can visit my blog and find out the details there. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! And happy Sunday :-) Today I have an art journal page I want to share with you. This one is made in a small handmade journal. I did this on my Gelli Plate.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Corrie sets the challenge at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge Blog and would like everyone to make something with a stripy background.
"You can use ink, paint or pens whatever you like, just no ready made stripes with pattern paper."

My stripey background are stripes of rickrack stitched on cardstock.  My little taxi stamp is repeated for a bumpy ride.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Designer's Challenge Stripey Background - Wednesday's With Claudine

Wednesday brings another fun challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog

This week our hostess is the lovely Corrie and she is challenging us to do a "Stripey Background" but no using patterned paper for this. 

Ok, I love using stripes so this challenge is right up my alley

I used Stampotique Stamps -

Barcode Text 2 and French Journal Page By artist France Papillon

Daniel's Hearts, Twinkie and Checkers By artist Daniel Torrente

I decided to do a journal page for this challenge

I am kinda in love with this page. I just love the humorousness of Twinkie and "shenanigans" is my new favorite stamp!

Come on over and join us at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and join in on this fun challenge

For more info on how this background was created, head on over to my blog and check it out

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Love Note

Happy Tuesday!
Lovelyarethesound by Stampotique Originals
“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” 
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Monday, November 17, 2014

it's roc here... it must be monday.  today i made a postcard using a myriad of my rubber stamps.  the wings on the heart are from my flying heart stamp.  the grass is my heart vine stamp.  on the left is my scalloped lace border.  the word fly is from my i'm learning to fly rubber stamp.  the top border is created from using the top part of the hats off my party dog and my horse rubber stamp. 

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard just fly over to my blog and find out all the details there.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you all had a great week, I sure had, I was away with my family :-D
But I have something to show you of course ;-) This week I have a card, with as always My Favorite Things Die Namics and Dylusions. But what I love to use the most on making cards, are my background stamps. I can make my own 'design' papers with them :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Coby's Saturday

I'm still practicing in my great Dylusion
Art Journal....and still it's difficult but I
go on!

This time I stamped the background with
the smallest fun to do! 
The circles cut by hand at sew under the
sewing machine, then colored with 
one of the colors I used.

used stamps:

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Sometimes a journal page just sits there for a while ...

...and sometimes that 'while' can be a lonnnnng one!  This page started off with some brown spray which sat in my journal for ages.  I recently added some blue (love blue and brown together), didn't like it so used my solution to most pages I don't like - white paint/spray through a stencil :)

I love those large circles so complemented them with one of Stampotique's new release images - Daniel's circles.  They're stamped over one of my very favourite Stampotique images - numeric.

So now I have a double page spread I love, but is still unfinished...

...and that's okay!  It's just the way of art journaling flows.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

It's Bling week at the Design Team Challenge .  Our lovely and talented France Papillon has asked us to "Bring on the Bling." 
My "Lucy" is Magda's Agatha's Moon.  Also in this card is Daniel's circle cube and France's essential Design Cube
More on my blog:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bring On The Bling - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all, This week over at the Design Team Challenge Blog the Challenge is all about "Bringing on the Bling"!! 
Our wonderful hostess France Papillon has picked out theme this week. 
This was a toughie for me because I don't do a lot of "bling" when I craft but it was fun to step outside my box and create something

I used Stampotique Stamp
Stella - By Artist Jo Capper-Sandon

I decided to make an ATC for this one and here is my outcome

I added bling in the form of ultra fine glitter to the bees and the red line that Stella is sitting on. I think it turned out fun and colorful!

Thanks for coming by and make sure to join in at the Challenge Blog
You could win a 30.00 gift certificate to the Stampotique online store

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Birthday Bash!

Happy Tuesday!
It's hubby's big bday today so we're celebrating!
Thanks for dropping by to join in the fun!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Happy Happy Happy, Romek (balloons), Christmas Cubed (present)
"The first forty years of childhood are always the hardest."

Monday, November 10, 2014

it's monday time again

hello there. it's roc, so it must be monday.  today i created a postcard using my bunny rubber stamp and to make the carrot tops i used my squiggle arms stamp.  if you' d like to see my stamps you can check them out at

if you'd like a chance to win this postcard hop on over to my blog, what's up roc, to get the details. hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! This week another art journal page, but this one is made with my Gelli Plate. Doesn't Liaka look like he could use a hug ;-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Coby's Saturday

For this week I used a book from
Dina Wakley to inspire me.
She's a great artist!

And again   only used one stamp,
hope you like the result:

used stamp:

Friday, November 7, 2014

art journaling on the train

It might look like it ..

but this isn't quite the same journal that I've been enjoying working in recently.  I took a baggie of art journaling supplies away with me on our recent trip to London, including my little Daler Rowney journal (which is about 4"x 6" in size, a nominal A6) but when it came to the journey home I realised I'd accidentally packed it into my suitcase!

Fortunately we'd happened to shop at the Chelsea School of Art and Design shop (next to the Tate Britain, open to the public, very very cheap :)  ) and that journal I did have in my bag! It's a proper square but similar in size to my Daler Rowney (Sea White chunky small, approx 5.5" square)

What I LoVe about working in artist quality sketchbooks is that the paper is heavy enough to take wet media so no gessoing, no gluing of pages together to make them thick enough etc

Having said that, I did glue in a brusho background before collaging on top (with more brusho backgrounds, letraset and those gorgeous stamped numerals!!)  !

It was a very therapeutic activity for a train journey!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Snowman Spotlight

As you may already know, Arwen is hostess to SDC172 calling for "Spotlighting detail."   I must admit, I was unfamiliar with the technique and idea intrigued me.  I took a different approach and incorporated the "spotlight" with the mixed media background.

The stamp is snow family
More on my blog.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Spotlight SDC 172

Alright ya'll, have you ever head of the "spotlighting"? 
So this is all about highlighting a portion of an image to make it stand out.

So for this week's challenge over at Stampotique's Designer Challenge Blog our so talented and wonderful Arwen is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "Spotlight"

This is a fun and difficult challenge at the same time. I love it! Spotlighting isn't hard but it's tough to decide which portion to highlight.

I decided to make a simple card for this challenge and highlight a portion of my main image stamp.
I added some patterned paper for the background

I used Stampotique Stamps

Young Ignis - By Artist Magda Polakow

Barcode Text - By Artist France Papillon

I chose to highlight the teddy bear because it seems as love Young Ignis is just hugging her bear and loving her.

Come by and join us for this challenge and you could win a 30.00 gift certificate from Stampotique Originals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday with Val and Sunflower Dreams

Happy Tuesday!
Here's a little wall hanging I made for my cube at work.
The sunflower rubber has been colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, huffed, and stamped directly on white paper.
Thank you for dropping by,
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Sunflower Medium, Grow Your Dreams
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, November 3, 2014

it's monday once again

hi again. roc here.  today is monday and it's my turn to post a project for the stampotique designer's blog.  today i made a postcard using my little church rubber stamp.

if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in your mailbox all you need to do is hop on over to my blog for more details.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! Today I have an art journal page, I made this one in a small handmade journal. 
I sooo love this combination of stamps, very whimsical. 

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Coby's Saturday

And it's November.....time flies.

Time for a new calender page, just one to go
and I can make my birthday calender for on the toilet.

Yes I know, there are a lot of people that find it very
strange but in the Netherlands almost every one has it.
So we'll never forget a birthday anymore!

used stamps: