Thursday, June 30, 2011

The colour of money

The new theme at gingersnap is "the colour of money" where you are supposed to make your piece inspired by the colour of the money where you live or where you are from.

I took the challenge literally and decided to use actual money in my creation. I actually really like the colour of the twenty pound note so have used that as part of my creation as well as to inspire the box.

I often give cash as a gift, but it can look a bit dull and as though not much thought has gone into it, so I thought if you could make it into a gift it would be pretty cool.

First I made an origami butterfly. then I made a box with an acetate lid. Interestingly, I decided to only decorate the inside of the box (before folding) . I used all stampotique stamps to do this.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

All you need is TWO STICKS....

Two sticks:  #6006!  Jane here...Love love love this sweet image called "two sticks".  Can you tell?  he he he!
I decided to use the Unscipted Sketches challenge no.  112  for my card and the BG "out of print " dp.  I embossed a vanilla tag with my cb and did a little crazy sewing on the bottom in place of a swirl on the bottom panel.  Sentiment is computer generated.  What could be better??  Did I tell you that I LOVE this image??  :)   All you need is "TWO STICKS".... TFL!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Heavenly bodies..

I have created a page for a chunky book swap using the gorgeous Angel  stamp.

click to enlarge
 Stamps used: Angel and Splatter Long

I sprayed a piece of 4"x4" mountboard with lots of different Cosmic Shimmer sprays and added lashings of Glossy Accents to the Angels wings.

Thank you for looking. Gez.xx

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friendship Quilt

Hi, Lisa here today sharing my "scraps" card for the current challenge! The Quilt is created with MME papers and some coordinating Stampin' Up! card stock, I placed a Sheet of Scor-Tape on my grid sheet when forming the quilt, it was much easier than applying adhesive to each piece. I distressed the edges and embossed the quilt with the Damask Texture Fades Folder.

I stamped Olive Rose in Carmel on Vanilla card stock, then added this sentiment in Chocolate ink, and cut with Spellbinders Petite Oval, layering on Labels Twenty.  I created some rolled flowers by punching 1-3/8" circles from pattern paper, then cutting the circle to form a spiral and rolled with a Petal Roller and glued in place - this all from scraps!

Stamps - Stampotique
Ink - Chocolate
Card Stock - Sky, Tangerine, Chocolate, Kraft
Other - Spellbinders Dies, Pin, Petal Roller, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scor-Tape, Big Shot, Texture Fades Folder, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, My Minds Eye Pattern Paper, Seam Binding, Distress Tool
Designer - Lisa Somerville

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I couldn't resist making another mini canvas when I saw this phrase on the internet and I knew just the characters who fit it. With those grins I think we can safely say they aren't sane!!

I've coloured them with Copics and gave them some googly eyes just to finish them off! I'm sure I'm not the first person to do this, but it just felt right!!

I have used:
~{6108 Karin}~
~{6078 Smile}~, and
~{9112 En Dago en Maschera}~

Kaz xxx

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I made this card for the new Less is more challenge. This week there's a cardsketch. I used these Stampotique stamps for my card: Stitch, Dweeze, Mink, Carol's flower large, Carol's flower small and Dream in color .... I colored them with Tombow markers. They are so much fun to work with.

Have fun stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Join in the Fun!

Just in case you aren't a follower over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge, you may want to jump over there to see what fun things are going's a sneak at what fun we're having.

Join us for Stampotique's Magical Mystery Tour today.  Why a Magical Mystery Tour?  Comment on all the blogs and along the way we have 2 mystery prizes to give away.  Along with your tour you will see all the creations from our current challenge.

Additional Prizes and a chance to be our August GUEST DESIGNER

Come join us in the fun here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

So Hot Together!

There's still time to play along with the CAS challenge here on the SDC Blog, why not join us for your chance to win a Stampotique GC!

I stamped the hearts in Red on my White card base, then stamped Toby and Gooseneck on a scrap piece of White (mask if needed), add color with markers.  Add sentiment with SAMJ.

Stamps - Stampotique Gooseneck, You two are So Hot Together, Daniels Hearts, Toby
Ink - Red, Ranger Black Archival, Marker
Card Stock - White, Black
Other - SAMJ

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Easy Christmas card

I have been having so much fun with the current challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. I challenged myself to make a quick and simple Christmas card.. nothing like starting early!

 Stamps used: Noel Dog and Merry Everything

There is still time to join in the fun over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. Hope to see you there!

Happy crafting. Gez ♥

Saturday, June 18, 2011

more clean and simple......

I made this really simple card for the one layer wednesday challenge, using
altered hello and holes border

My son also coloured this card (using Frogs) for his fathers day card, he's only 8, I think he did a great job!

Friday, June 17, 2011

A simple card

A simple card today that I made with these gorgeous Stampotique stamps: Pickin' and Go confidently.

I made 2 backgrounds with distressinks. I stamped the imagestamp on one of them and punched out the hearts. Then I stamped again on the other background and cut out the women and children. I added them to the card with 3d-tape (see detail picture) and finished stamping the quotestamp.

Quick and easy ..
Have fun stamping

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stampotique Journaling

Alphabitties by Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney
Medium bee by Jo Capper Sandon
Mary by Daniel Torrente

I always enjoy using Stampotique images on my journal pages. Here I chose to add 'Mary' after colouring her with distress inks. As this page is about my never ending battle with work / life balance, the phrase 'busy bee' popped into my head so of course I had to give her some bee wings:

And I'm loving these 'Alphabitties', they make a fantastic addition to a journal page because they look as if they have been drawn by hand. They are all different sizes and a random collection of upper / lower case - right up my street!

Thanks for looking, Kate

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canvas circles

all stamped onto canvas, coloured with Inktense pencils, machine stitched around and then torn into circles.........mounted onto journal page!
See more on my blog HERE
Sue Roddis

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Today I'm showing a stamp by Susan Mahoney who has lots of really cute/odd creatures within her collection of stamps in the store. You can view her collection ~{here}~

I've used ~{8575 Cube}~ and made a simple card that includes a doodled frame. I've coloured with Copics and added Glossy Accents to the balloon and his eyes.
I also used my most favourite birthday greeting stamp ~{9005 Happy Birthday}~.

Kaz xxx

Monday, June 13, 2011


This week I'm the guest host of the Take a Word challenge with theme 'Insects' and this card is my entry.
Stamps I used are all Stampotique Originals:
big bee (3008), medium bee (3000) and splatter long (3014).

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dream in color ...

The past week I got spoiled with a lot of new Stampotique stamps. This is the first card I made with them.

The background is sort of a "happy accident". I made a background with pastel crayons and gesso and wanted to give that a little boost with some alcoholink. But that gave large ugly spots. In a last attempt to rescue it I immediately splashed quit a bit of blending solution over it. The colors started to blend and my background ended up like this.

These are the Stampotique stamps I used for this card: Marci, Carol's flower large, Carol's flower small, Dream in color, Hope definition, Dream definition and French text.

Have fun stamping!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


it's one layer week at Less is more, with the theme "in the frame"
One of the way to get around the flatness of one layer cards, is to think about instead of adding stuff think about taking it away.

This Stampotique stamp
was perfect for the theme, and i decided to cut away the background to make the little guy really standout. To make him stand out further I added some colour to the inside of the card by sectioning of a piece, brayering on some colour, and then stamping a splatter stamp.

The image is coloured with pencils and I have added some grey shadow around the frame to try to lift it. The "whatever" word, just seemd so perfect to use for this little guy.

all the stamps are available from Stampotique

Friday, June 10, 2011

More calendar art!

Bold birds by Maryse Carrier

Every month I make a double page spread in my large Moleskine art journal and include a small square to write on every day. I love to use Stampotique images to decorate my pages and this month I chose Bold Birds by Maryse Carrier. Don't they look cute?! I also used Alphabitties by Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente to stamp the month - I just LOVE the randomness of these letters!

Here's my finished page ready to go:

If you want to read more about this, visit my blog here. Byeeee. Thanks for looking, Kate

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More Lovebirds

I am loving using the Lovebirds stamp at the moment and made a card for a crafty friend using her favourite colours.

I swiped Distress Ink pads directly onto a sheet of white cardstock to make a masterboard & randomly stamped the cardstock with the honeycomb & heart flower stamps. I cut out a piece from the masterboard to fit my card. I then added a computer generated verse & the gorgeous Lovebirds stamp. Perfect for any wedding anniversary!

Stamps used: 

Thank you for looking. Gez.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quickie Card

You can't beat making a quick card, especially if you can make one for a male I find. For this one I have stamped ~{6028 Framed}~ and ~{9005 Happy Birthday}~ directly onto the card blank, coloured the image with Copics, then masked them before inking over using a stencil.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Acetate Flower

There's still time to play along with the SDC Acetate Challenge!  I created an Acetate Flower for the challenge, adding Alcohol Ink to the acetate then stamping the Honeycomb Background in Coffee Archival and added some Ranger Espresso Acrylic Paint before heating the acetate.  The Stampotique sentiment can be found here.

Stamps - Stampotique

Card Stock - World Win Petallics , Chocolate
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Chocolate Chip
Other - Acetate, Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die, Ranger Espresso Paint Dabber, Sponge Dauber, Alcohol Inks, Heat Gun, Glut Gun, Making Memories Button, Gems, Ranger Charm, EK Success Scallop, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Paper, Scor-Pal

Designer - Lisa Somerville

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy Unbirthday

I made this card for the Crazy4Challenges Inspiration Challenge. For details, please see my post HERE
Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Escape the ordinary ... bla bla bla

A simple card made with Ranger distressinks (my favorite inks in case you didn't notice yet ...).

I stamped Linda on plain white paper with masked the image. Then I sponged the background with distressink Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Broken China. I sprayed some water in my hands and splashed it on my card to get the stains. I stamped Bla bla bla with the black ink and removed the mask. I colored the image using the same colors of distressink. Glued it on matching paper.

I stamped Daniƫls hearts on a matching pink card with the Worn Lipstick ink. I stamped it on white paper that I colored just a little with distressinks too and cut out a couple of hearts. Glued the whole together as shown. Finally I stamped the Escape the ordinary .. stamp with black ink.

Have fun stamping

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grrrumpy canvas

I've made a mini canvas using a phrase I found on the net and felt it suited Grrumpy, especially with his hat on. He needed a friend and Perl looks as if she feels this way too!

This is going to sit in my craft room to make me smile when I feel how Grrrumpy looks.

I've used:
~{6071 Perl}~,
~{5165 Grrrumpy}~  and
~{5609 Conehat}~

For details of the chipboard and mask, visit my blog.

Kaz xx  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


From the Mall, is the current challenge at gingersnap creations.
"mall"- not a word we Brits use, but I think I know what it means, I watch enough American telly. Anyway, I took this challenge to mean anything from a shopping trip. So I used this label from some clothes, and used it to make a card.

I've used girl with the heart purse, from stampotique. She was my first ever stampotique stamp. I used her to enter a stampotique challenge and wons some more stamps, that's how it started, and now I'm on their DT, talking of which this card would actually qualify for the current acetate challenge, but I can't enter that as I'm on the DT.

I attached the tag to the card with an eyelet.