Monday, August 27, 2012

It good to be King...

If just for awhile...Yeah I'll be king when dogs get wings...(Tom Petty) Sing it everyone! 
Hi Stampotique Originals fans and friends!  I hope everyone is ready for a crafty week.  Today I am working with the adorable Wolfie King.  He is all set and ready to rule his kingdom!  

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  Have a happy Monday.

Don't forget you have just a short time to join our current challenge HERE.

This project was created by Jenn Cochran for Stampotique Originals


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pumpkin Sale!

Well, it's getting that time of year isn't it!

I just loved making this little 3D scene and can't wait to show you Santa's Grotto later in the year! Thank You for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Details on my blog. Gez

Friday, August 24, 2012

Where there is love ...

In this week's Stampotique designer's challenge Gez is challenging you to make a one-layer card. Here is the card I made for this challenge. These are the Stampotique stamps I used: Gog Lin, Gobby Lin, Hearts cube, Floral flutter and Where there is love...  You still have time untill the end of next tuesday so get your stamps out and join us!

Have fun stamping!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Welcome Door

Lisa Mason has created a gorgeous card that looks like it has many layers to it, but it is a one layer card for our challenge this week over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

CAS challenge card- This is a large 8x8" card, with Mela stamped and watercoloured in using gorgeous Distress Ink colours. The bottom section was masked off and inked and stamped with Bla bla bla. Gussie up is my all time favourite sentiment, it makes me smile every single time! 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Twinchie Time

I've very recently discovered twinchies, and fear they could take over my life! The background is spray inks and a stencil, and the Vintage Script has been embossed in white. Carol's Flower (small) and Daisy Daisy have been coloured  with viva glass and pearl paints. My love affair with glass glitter and mica flakes continue with the stems.
These are great fun to make, so if you've never twinchied before, give it a go.
Thanks very much for looking x

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's A "Rubbish" Christmas Ornament!!!

Literally! I've taken an old sardine can and turned it into a Christmas Ornament using  Brrr...SnowmanPicket FenceChristmas Mosaic and Abstract Foliage (which I have to say, makes the coolest snow capped tree!). I haven't fully decided yet as to if it should be free standing, displayed as it is in the picture or if it should hang... decisions, decisions!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Friday, August 17, 2012

Why is a raven like a ..

.. writing desk? I loved the book and loved the film. I needed to make a film related card and here it is!

 Stamps used: Moon Girl's Crow ssh! to me it looks like a raven!
 also, Mad Hatter's (hat) & Splatter Long

I found a gorgeous scrap of patterned paper for the background and had great fun paper piecing Mr Hatter's hat! Thank you for calling, have a great weekend. Gez

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

True Love

Our guest designer, Lisa Mason is here again today to share with us this super cool canvas she created for our current challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge to "Alter It":

I've made this for my husband for our wedding anniversary. The canvas is painted with acrylic pants, and Lovely are the sound is stamped onto tissue paper- this works much better than stamping straight to canvas. He's a gorgeous image- a little bit sad, a little bit romantic, and perfect for my dramatic black and red colour scheme.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Central Park

One of the highlights of my summer was a family trip to New York City. So when I saw this adorable little Central Park stamp, I absolutely had to have it! This card was quick and simple, I just stamped the image and then colored it with my watercolor crayons. The Good things, good thoughts sentiment is just perfect, I am certainly full of good thoughts when I remember New York!

My four year old daughter was watching my use my Central Park stamp and watercolor crayons and wanted to try it for herself. Here is her masterpiece!

xoxo Libby

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Red Strokes

It's official, I love Stampotique Stamps, like you didn't know that already! I also love most things cowboy, particularly Garth Brooks and his music. The first song of Garth's that I heard was The Red Strokes which inspired this postcard using the great Jill Penney, Daniel's Hearts and Tall Word Collage stamps. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, bringing my two favourite things together, yee haw! 

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Joyful collage card

I've had great fun using the Joyful collage stamp for a card this week and included one of my hand-made buttons.

  Isn't she a cutie!

I've also used Splatter Long on my card which is such a handy stamp to keep in your collection. Thank you for calling today and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Gez

Friday, August 10, 2012

Stampotique sponsoring CAS-ual Friday

We are very excited today to sponsor the CAS-ual Friday challenge to create SQUARE cards.    This is a super easy challenge and you have a chance to win a $30 Stampotique gift certificate for stamps.

Here are some square cards our design team has created and make sure you check out the CAS-ual Friday design team as well to see what they have created.

Come show off your square creations over at CAS-ual Friday challenge.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Carrot Cake

Lisa Mason, our guest designer for August is sharing her interpretation of the sketch this week over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  Hope you will join us over there as we do weekly challenges now allowing any stamps.

Here is a little more about Lisa's creation:

Carrot is one of my all time favourites, and fit perfectly onto this card sketch, once I'd decided on an orange colour scheme. As often happens when using Stampotique stamps, I felt I needed a quirky saying or sentiment to finish the card off. Thinking of poor little carrot worrying about being made into carrot cake made me smile.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stampotique is making some changes

With the big announcement last week of our growing design team we have decided to make a few changes to the way we do our challenges.
  • First we will be going to WEEKLY challenges instead of only the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Challenges will remain on Wednesdays and will remain open until the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. EST
  • Challenges will be open to using ALL stamps, giving everyone the opportunity to win some Stampotique stamps to use
  • Our design team will be posting in two groups, rotating weeks
*edited to add: Two winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the month from all the challenge participants to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We look forward to having you play along with our new challenge which will begin tomorrow.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Twilight Zone

I have been playing with my lovely new stamps that arrived yesterday, and I made this quick little postcard using Oh boys, Welcome Door and Text Stars. The background is just painted to try and make them look as if they are going into the vortex. My quote is computer generated.

Thank you for looking and enjoy the rest of your day. Carol x

Saturday, August 4, 2012


YEAH! Another celebration in our house... my little boy is having his 2nd birthday today. And in two days I will also be... a year older ;-) So for this occasion a made a little garland, I love those, so festive. I used KarinTwinkiePerlUncle BuckMinkygirlHappy BirthdayHanging Hearts, Karin holds a present from Christmas Cube and Minkygirl has the crown of Queen of Life on her head. For more pictures see my blog.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Atc, just another brick in the wall!

I've made an artist trading card this week using a couple of new products to me and knew that Daniel Torrente & Jill Penney's stamps would be the perfect images for my card.

   Stamps used: Head, Kitty, Batty and Batty About You

This was such a fun artist trading card to make using Viva Terra through a stencil to get the brick wall effect. Thank you for calling, have a great day, Gez.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Guest Designer: Lisa Mason

We had such a fabulous turnout for our current design team call and unfortunately we were unable to take everyone, but we found a few new guest designers along the way and are so excited that they wanted to work with Stampotique for a month.  Our August Guest Designer does some fabulous designs with Stampotique, welcome Lisa Mason this month.  Here's a little more about her:

I'm Lisa Mason (Lisa Sparkle), and I was thrilled to be invited to be a guest designer on my favourite challenge blog! Anyone who knows me in a crafty way will know how much I worship my Stampotique stamp collection. They are the most used, looked at and stroked stamps that I own, and I own a LOT of stamps!.

By day I work for a UK university, as a Learning and Skills development manager. In my spare time I'm a stampaholic, and a huge Stampotique fan! I live in the Midlands in the UK, with my husband and two beautiful children, and I love to create bright and colourful projects that make people smile. I've recently found my own style, and I'm happy creating with colour, with a touch of humour and with a lot of mess! I make and swap ATCs regularly, make cards, journal and have boxes full of things to alter one day! 

I'm honoured to be asked to guest design with such a talented and inspirational DT, it's a dream come true and I can't wait to share some creations with you all. My blog is at please come and visit and let me know what you think of my projects!

For this altered thimble display cabinet, I decided to use every Stampotique stamp I own! Well, almost.... I used shrink plastic coloured with pencils, and made a whole set of images. The cabinet was painted and distressed and filled with little things I've salvaged and collected- chess pieces, jewellery parts, zipper pulls, springs, teeny tiny charms. The Stampotique critters each got their own space- it looks as if they live there!

We have our new design team announcement over on the Stampotique Designer's Challenge so join us over there to see who we have chosen to join us on our Stampotique journey for the next few months.