Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a Cup'a

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share an ATC made from the scrap pile with a few of my favourite new stamps.  Yum Yum fits perfectly in the largest teacup from the Stacked Cups.  Isn't he adorable? I love this little guy?!  He reminds me of myself... always eating! :D
Thanks for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Altered Hello, Yum Yum, Stacked Cups
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.” 
Julia Child

Monday, September 29, 2014

it's monday

it's monday once again. i made this postcard using my stacked love rubber stamp and my heart vine.  if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail hop on over to my blog for all the details.  to see more of my rubber stamps you can click here.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!!! I've made a fun Halloween card with these cool bunch :-) I've used My Favorite Things Blueprints for cutting the paper and sprayed them with Dylusions. I used Distress Ink and a template to create the dots. And the trick-or-treaters are colored with Distress Markers.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coby's Saturday

This week I was thinking about what to do for today.
I didn't want Halloween, Autumn.....

I started with making a background paper, Yellow
and Orange ink, stamping circles and stripes on it.
Then text and circles by Stampotique.

Ok, background ready.........

Project Life! I'll make a page in my PL Album!
Love to do that, Pl is so much fun especially
when you make your own backgrounds.

I hope you like it too:

Used stamps:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Early Halloween

I was in a gift shop in Ann Arbor a while back  and burst out laughing over this quote, "I love your stupid face."

Carol's SDC 166 is calling to "get your spook on" with an early Halloween entry.   I had to link this funny quote to my little Corie  and Frankie images.

Husband's Halloween card made. Check. 



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stampotique Designers Challenge 166

Happy Wednesday all, I'm so happy to be here to show you my project for the new challenge

The theme is Halloween this time and our wonderful Carol has chosen this one. All of us here at Stampotique love Halloween.

In fact our Facebook group is having an ATC Halloween swap for October, won't you come by and join us?

For my project this week, I created the ATC and also a coordination card for the Facebook swap

I used Stampotique Stamps:

Hazel Jester and Clothes Text - By artist Linda Peterson

Halloween Cube - By Artist Daniel Torrente

Here is the ATC I created, I printed out the saying from the computer

and here is the ATC with the coordinating card

This was fun and I just love how Hazel is so proud in her Jester costume!

Thanks for coming by the Designer's Blog today, make sure to check back everyday for a new inspiring project by one of the designers.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a 4-Wheelin' Postcard

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm excited to share a project made for a postcard swap
featuring Stampotique stamps designed by Roc Nicholas.
The theme was "Hearts"... mine are little but they are there!  
Thanks for visiting today!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Squiggle Arms, Scooter Girl, Just Be U, Stacked Boxes, In Stitches
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” 
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Monday, September 22, 2014

it's my monday post time

it's roc here today, so it must be monday.  i made this postcard using my artiste stamp sold through stampotique.  if you'd like to have a chance to receive this postcard in your mailbox find your way to my blog for all the details by clicking here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! Today I have made a fun snail mail project. If you are following my blog, you probably know by now that I love to send some happy mail. If you want to receive this fun envelope with some goodies, just leave me a comment on my blog :-)

Stamps used:

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Today is Party-time. My favorite Craft store
in the Netherlands, de Craftorij,  is four years old. I bought there
my first Stampotique stamp and later on a lot more :-).
I learned there techniques and got so many friends
over there. It's a great place to be and that's why I made
a birthday card today'

The background is made by strokes aquarel paper 
using the sewing machine to put them together.
With Versamark and Black embossingpowder I stamped
3 stamps and colored them with aquarel paint.

Hope you like it.

Used stamps:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stampotique Sunflowers

Really enjoyed making this little postcard :)  After using a stencil with spray inks I added colour with ink on a sponge and some background stamping.

The flowers were stamped in grey and added to the postcard (I just love that black and white contrast with colour!) before finishing it off with a suitable quote.

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just one stamp

I'm using Jo Capper-Sandon's Jasmin stamp in response to Sam's Stampotique Designer's Challenge SDC165 to use just one stamp. 
This is such a beautiful stamp, you really don't need anything else!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday's With Claudine - SDC 165

Hello all, welcome to another new challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog. 
Our hostess for this challenge is Samantha and she is challenging us to use only one stamp.
This one will be difficult, all the Stampotique stamps are so cool and it's tough to only use one 

For this challenge I went small and decided to make an ATC. The perfect size for one stamp.

I used Stampotique Stamp

Whisker Monster with Sign - By artist Kira Nichols

I made my background using Tim Holtz distress paints adding a few stencils and paint marks and a bit of wash tape

This monster is one of my favorites because I can write whatever I want to write inside his sign. I just love him

Thanks for coming by and enjoy your day

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday with Valerie and a Naughty ATC!

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'm excited to share an ATC made for an ATC swap on the Stampotique Facebook Group.  The theme was "Naughty".  Now that's wide open to interpretation!! So I asked hubby to help me come up with some cute ideas.  Here's what "we" came up with! LOL!  I giggled the whole time I was making it!
For details on how it's made, please drop by my blog.
Thanks for visiting today!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
"After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse."
W.C. Fields

Monday, September 15, 2014

it's monday

today it's monday, so that means it's me - roc.  i made a postcard that i will be giving away.  i used my be grateful rubber stamp to create this piece of art.  if you'd like to learn more about how i made it, and for a chance to have this postcard show up in your mail box, head on over to my blog by clicking here. to see more of my rubber stamp line, or other wonderful stampotique stamps, please click here.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Happy Sunday!! This week I have a little tag book for you. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the tags and used Dylusions to color them. The lovely monsters were colored with Distress Markers. And the text was computer generated.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Coby's Saturday

Hi you all Stampotique-lovers! 
Today a little Art Journal page.The 
background is a piece of rest paper, also the paper
on witch I stamped. So trow nothing away :-)!

Used stamps:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another sleepless night

Kira Nichol's "sick kitty" is floating on a soft textured background while having another sleepless night.

I had a lot of fun making kitty's "bed" with paper piecing. 

Hope it makes you smile.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SDC 164 - Birds or Animals - Wednesday's With Claudine

Hello all and welcome back to the blog. Today starts a new challenge over at Stampotique's Designers Challenge Blog

Our lovely hostess is the wonderful Sue Davies and she is asking us to make something With Animals or Birds. 

I decided that I wanted to make a card for my parents anniversary. Their anniversary isn't until New Years Eve but I figured I'd work on it early.

Birds have always been the theme for their anniversaries and my Dad has this tradition of giving my mom a set of two birds every year. Usually they are little sculptures or ceramic figures but she has one for every year they have been married. I think it's such a sweet tradition.

I just recently got this stamp and as soon as I saw it It reminded me of my parents.

I used Stampotique Stamps

Treemates - by Artist Kylie DiOrio 
Kylie has some wonderful bird stamps and I just love them all

Two Hearts..One Love - By Carol's Collection
Carol has some really awesome sayings in her stamp collection

Here is my card

I hope my parents like the card, I think this stamp is just so sweet. 
Have a wonderful day everyone

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Sign of the Seasons

Happy Tuesday!
Do the leaves change colour in the fall where you are?
We have brilliant fall colour here on the east coast in Nova Scotia, Canada!
The leaves have just barely started to change
but it won't be long now before the forest is ablaze
with shocks of reds, oranges and yellows!
The Stampotique Leaf stamp is one of my favourites
and is perfect for this season!
Thanks for dropping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Leaf, Forget not that the earth delights
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus

Monday, September 8, 2014

it's monday time

today i created a postcard that i'll be giving away.  i used my heart vine rubber stamp, my stacked love rubber stamp and my flying heart stamp.  to see how i made it you can fly on over to my blog by clicking here.  also, if you'd like a chance to receive this postcard in the mail you will really need to stop by the roc nicholas facebook page and join the postcard swap.  hope to see you there!  if you'd like to see more of my rubber stamp line you can see them at stampotique.com.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Astrid on Sunday

Hello you!!! This week I made a card with a perfect combination of Die-Namics Blueprints, Dylusions and the super awesome stamps from Stampotique :-)

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Coby's Saturday

And again it's time for a calender page, September!
I bought a new die- set and wanted to 
use it today. After making my background with
paint and ink I could punch them.

A background stamp of France Pappilon, The September
stamps and the beautiful stamp

Life is nothing without friendship.

Used stamps:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sarah's art journaled tag

...and mine is definitely amongst my paints, papers and rubber stamps!

This tag started off with a sponge ink base that I didn't like so I tore it off, and decided I quite liked the effect.  I'm going to add it as a page in one of my small A6 journals.  It nearly looked like this

... but in the end, decided to include Gucio.  Sometimes it's so hard to know!

Stampotique stamps used:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Have a little fun

That's just what Kaz had in mind.  Kaz is hostess this week over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge (SDC163).  We are taking older stamps and giving them a refresher!

Large Fleurfly is from my first collection with Stampotique. I give her new life with a funky background ready to mail out with the message, "Have a little fun."


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Refresh It - SDC163 Wednesday's with Claudine

Wow, it's already September!! Time is flying this year

It's time for another Challenge over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge Blog and
this week our hostess is Kaz over at Slightly Wonky Crafts and she has a wonderful challenge for us. She is asking us to "Refresh It" Use one of those older stamps that you haven't used in awhile and give it a new lease on life.

How fun! I have so many stamps that I just love but one of my very first stamps I ever bought from Stampotique was 

Prom Queen - By Artist Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney

I also used another stamp that was one of my first buys

Whatever - By Carol's Collection

I decided the make a tag for this challenge

I just love bright colors and I love how vivid the background has come out on this one. I did some sewing around the edges and over the wash tape and "Whatever" word.

Thanks for coming by, I'll see you next week!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday with Val and a Greeting

Happy Tuesday!
Today I'd like to share a cheerful little greeting card.
I drew inspiration for the coloring from the colors in the background paper and the fun sentiment (cut out from designer paper).  It was great fun playing with my Copics and getting a bit inky!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Val :)
Stamps by Stampotique Originals:
Bird LadyGucio Walking
Tweety: Oh, Mr. Putty tat. Don't you wike me anymore? 
Sylvester: I think... I think... I think you're... I think you're... delicious!

Monday, September 1, 2014

it's monday

if it's monday then it must be roc time.  today i created a postcard using my monster stamp as the focal image.  to see all the stamps i used in pieces to create this hop on over to my blog by clicking here.