Friday, March 30, 2012

Everything has beauty

Today a card with a background made with distress stains and salt. I sprayed my cardstock with water. I randomly added 3 colours of distress stains and some salt grains. I let it dry, wiped off the salt and stamped it. These are the Stampotique stamps I used: Whiskermonster with sign, Beauty verse, Hanging hearts and Tangled. I finished of with some flowers.

Have fun stamping!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ATC Book

We want to say a BIG thank you to Anika Knittel for sharing her wonderful creations with us this month, we have enjoyed having her as our guest designer.

Wanted to share her Spring project for our current Stampotique Designer's Challenge before we bid her farewell.  This is an ATC book that she has created.

Stampotique stamps used are as follows:
Mushroom Group, Abstract Foliage, There are fairies in my garden, There is a garden..., Medium Bee, Heart Flowers, L'il Liv Large

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Viking bookmark

I've a bookmark to share with you today.. I made it as a gift for my daughter's 18th birthday.. she is a real book worm! and is off to University in September so I thought a bookmark would be perfect! 

I have used a couple of fabulous NEW stamps by the very talented Roc Nicolas. You can see Roc's complete new range of stamps HERE

I stamped the images onto bright white cardstock and coloured them Copic pens and added some sparkle with a gel pen.. Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Gez.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Anika Knittel is here to share a few more cards using Stampotique stamps.

Birthday Card "From all of us"
Stampotique stamps used: Karin, Halloween Cube 2, Gog Lin, Smile

 Card "With love"Stampotique stamps used: Heart Flowers

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Scooter girl" by Roc Nicholas at Stampotique

In all her glory:  Here is "scooter girl" by Roc Nicholas at the Stampotique store.  :)
She comes rolling on in all paper pieced  up with some bg "out of print" dp.(love that pad)   I have put her on some sprayed and stenciled cs and used some washi tape with ripped dp for a flower.  Just thinkin ... I have to use her in my practice art!  OR...maybe go check out "Whats up ROC?" blog to see how Roc uses her and alot of the NEW line of  Stampotique images on her AWESOME decorated envies!
tfl!     Jane

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stampotique Sponsoring Crazy4Challenges-Green Theme

Join Stampotique over at Crazy4Challenges today as we sponsor their challenge of "GREEN".  Create something green and have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique Stamps.

Check out what the Stampotique Design Team to keep it green:

Can't wait to see what you create over at C4C!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Monster card!

Abstract foliage by Jo Capper-Sandon

We all seem to be using green. Spring must have sprung! Recently my niece had a birthday and I made her a Stampotique card (here). A few days later my nephew had a birthday so I made him a Stampotique card too! For some reason I just thought of using a little monster ....!!

Thanks for looking! Kate

Green tag

I can't help but notice there is a lot of green around at the moment. It's great to feel spring is finally on it's way. Here's a tag I've made this week.

 close up showing how I mounted the dragonfly onto foam pads to look like he is hoovering

My tag is coloured using Distress Inks

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment.
Have a great weekend. Gez

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

When I Grow Up...

How cool would it be to have some of these wonderful pieces of clothing like these?  Our guest designer for March, Anika Knittel created these cool shirts for our current wearable art challenge!

Anika used the following stamps on her pieces:

"When I grow up I want to be a little boy"
                Stamps used: Heartboy, Alphabitties "Smile"Stamps used: Alphabitties, Row Faces

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Big Grin for Chessy

A colour frenzy!!!!!

Here is a set of three cards (and a close up of Chessy and his grin) recently made using Janet Kleins latest stamp images. For all details and more photos please visit the post on my blog which can be found here.

Thank you very much xx

Jo Capper-Sandon

Monday, March 12, 2012

13th Birthday Card

Yesterday it was my niece's 13th birthday. Where have the years gone. Her favourite colours at the moment are blues and teals so I used them on her card.

I used ~{Alice}~ and ~{Chessy}~ and coloured them with Copics. I then stamped ~{Happy Birthday}~ onto shrink plastic and shrunk it down to fit on the card.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Collage Mirror

Today our guest design Anika is sharing with us a gorgeous Collage Mirror.  Can you see how many Stampotique Stamps she used on her collage???

 Bla Bla Bla, Alphabitties, Row Faces, Heart Boy, Heart Shirt, Uncle Buck, Karin, Daniel's Hearts, Halloween Cube 2, Gog Lin, Hanging Hearts, Spider Wings by Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente
Medium Bee, Daisy,Daisy, Mushroom Group, Swirl Stalks, Abstract Foliage, Batty, Jo's star by Jo Copper-Sandon
Letters A & K by Kristen Powers
Heart Flowers by Janet Klein
There are fairies in my garden by Carol's Collection

Friday, March 2, 2012

Shouting out a Happy Bird-Day!

Yeah!  I'm getting ready to fly my coop soon and take a few days off to spend with some girlfriends.  It's been awhile that I've had a girls weekend, so am looking forward to getting some crafting done and get in lots of laughs.  I can't pack fast enough!

I didn't get a chance last week to get my card posted for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  

Nellie is our hostess this challenge and she thought it would be fun to give you a color challenge this time. 

Here is what she said about her challenge:

"And of course I picked a color combination that I really love to work with: pink, purple and black. It’s as simple as that! So go get your Stampotique stamps out and have fun with this challenge. As always you can win a $30 dollar gift certificate for your choice of Stampotique stamps."

I created my background by first stamping my ink onto a clear block and directly onto my paper.  After I got the effect I was working on, I stamped some bubble wrap onto my black ink pad and then to my paper.  My image is a new one from the Stampotique designer- Kira Nichols- Shouting Bird.

It was colored with my copic markers and I added this sentiment I thought would go well with the bird.

Hope you will join us at Stampotique Designer's Challengewith your Pink, Purple & Black creation using your Stampotique stamps.
Card details:
Stamps: Shouting Bird 4014 and Happy Bird-day 8962 from Stampotique
Cardstock: Basic Black, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lilac
Inks: Color Box by Stephanie Barnard- Grape and Guava
Embellishments: prima flower, black eyelet, distressed stickles, dimensionals

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Alice in Wonderland

I just love the interpretation of Alice in Wonderland designed by Janet Klein in the new Stampotique febuary 2012 release! For this card I stamped and colored the mushrooms en de catepillar with distressink. I colored Alice with my Tombow markers. The words are a few lines of the wonderful World all her own stamp.