Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Hope you had a spooktacular day! Thought I'd better post this project before the day was out, or I'd have to wait until next year! I made this very simple card in a Jiffy using the latest release's over at Stampotique. The Pumpkin is from Halloween Cube 2, The sentiment and Kisses Line image is by the very talented Jo Capper-Sandon!

I love to colour on Kraft Cardstock, it requires little effort and I just like the look that you can achieve. Hope that you had lot's of sweet treats today.......I wish that Jonathon was still trick or treating, because I'd have a Candy Stash to raid..............hmmmmm off to find something sweet!

Happy Halloween,



 Blowing my own trumpet a bit here.......the latest issue of the Dutch magazine
ART SPECIALLY is published this week and I have an article in there...............
featuring STAMPOTIQUE stamps!!
This is a little sneak peek!

Sue Roddis

Friday, October 29, 2010


Have you seen this spooktacular box from our designer, Kaz Boughton?  The ghosts & goblins are keeping those glimmer mists safe & sound inside that dungeon of a box.  Such fabulous colors on her creation!

If you haven't seen the new challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge, come visit us and join us this week to create something Creepy, Spooky and Crawly with your Stampotique Originals stamps.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Scottish Play

Have you seen the new challenge up over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge yet?  Come join us over there as we pay homage to the upcoming "Fright Night"!  Valerie has embraced her dark side and challenges us to create something spooky, freaky, ghoulish, dreadful, dark, mysterious, creepy, ghastly, tragic, grim, shocking, wicked and fun using only Stampotique Originals stamps!

This creation was made by Sue Roddis.  You can read more about the details on her blog here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin patch

 Pumpkins for sale at the pumpkin patch!
 The pumpkins are stamped onto ready coloured card and then cut out leaving a small tab at the bottom. Cut slits in the card at the base, slip the tab through and secure underneath. This makes the pumpkins stand up proud of the surface.
Here is the salesman looking hopeful! He is WEASEL with thank you.
You can see the complete project on my blog HERE
Sue Roddis

Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Scrappy Tag!

Another fun little tag to share! 
Hope you like it! :)
Images by Stampotique Originals:
Oh My Dear, Thank You from Weasel

Friday, October 22, 2010

Congrats Kimmy - a.k.a. Grandma

Please join me in celebrating!!  Our very own Kim Prince is a brand new grandma!  Congratulations, Kim - that's the most wonderful news ever!!  

Kim's wonderful news had me in the craftroom today (generating scraps! LOL!)  Here's a little tag I created today using a few of those scraps:
Halloween Cube 2 and Carrot by Stampotique

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Knock, knock!

 A fun project I made for an Alice in Wonderland themed challenge!
 I used KARIN as ALICE!
And here GIORGIO is playing his part as the fish footman standing outside of the door!

Karin 6108
Giorgio 7020
Welcome door 6095
You can see more on my
Sue Roddis

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friendship Bunnies

These images have been sitting around on my desk for some while and I finally took the time to create some cards with all of them.  This is using the Blueberry Bunnies in a Basket stamp with the We Cannot Part with Our Friends sentiment.  I thought it was quite appropriate with this darling image.

Hope you enjoy the card, I love how it turned out!  If you want any additional details you can visit my blog at Basement Stamper.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SDC17: Treat Containers with Guest Designer Shannon Sawyer

Join us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge for our current challenge to create a treat container.  Our wonderful guest designer, Shannon Sawyer, has created some wonderful containers.  Make sure to visit over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog for more awesome treat containers and for more of Shannon's creations.

All creations by Shannon Sawyer.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Dark Angel

Here is my dark angel in Halloween style. I love that angelboy stamp; it's one of my favourites. Made the background with liquid watercolours.
Stamps I used are all Stampotique Originals:
3014 - splatter long
3025 - web
3031 - abstract foliage
3037 - old english halloween
6106 - angelboy
6117 - birds and bugs cube
7164 - numeric

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mr. Snow

I chose a pretty simple image for this card, using Mr. Snow and paper piecing his tie with some Jovial design paper from Basic Grey.  I decided not to color any of it and just let his tie stand out but now that I look at it, I may color his hat and nose to make him POP a little more.  I stamped my background with some snowflakes  in Berry Sorbet to create a contrasting background to the Green papers.  I sewed around the green/Jovial panel-I'm so happy to have my sewing machine in order again!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Carrot 'Bout You

Isn't Carrot just the cutest?  I had some colored images laying around so decided it was time I put together a few cards with them.  This card came together really quick since I had everything already stamped and I didn't add any embellishments on...hmm, no embellishments, might have to change that now that I'm looking at it.

The layout I used was one of the Clean & Simple Stamping layouts, FTL101.  Obviously I changed the star out for a large circle to put Carrot on and of course the "I carrot about you" sentiment always makes me smile, hope you like it too!

Card details:
Stamps: Carrot & I Carrot About You from Stampotique
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, SEI Oasis patterned paper
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Circle nestabilities