Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Edgar Allan Poe for Stampotique


Welcome to my post for the Stamptoique challenge. This week Kay is the hostess for the challenge and she has asked us to use Edgar Allan Poe as our inspiration

These are her thoughts behind her challenge.

"My challenge this week is a simple one, but requires a bit of research on your part. Just as many of the Stampotique Originals' artists design stamps that might be described as a bit "quirky," so, too, was Edgar Allan Poe a bit quirky. He is a well known author and poet, living from 1809-1849. His quotes range from the romantic to the melancholy, and from the thoughtful to the murderous! The choice is yours. Allow yourself some time this week to combine a quote from Edgar Allen Poe with one or more stamped images to create something unique!"

I have used a quote that I have always been particularly fond of and I thought that it could have been speaking about the Lovely Molly so I used her on a tag this week as my DT piece.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tweet Chirp Coaster


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a coaster to share with you, using the Scribbley Birds set of Rubber stamps.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Stripy For Stampotique


Corrie is hosting the challenge for Stampotique this week and we are all asked to use stripes of our own making this week.

I have used a piece of packaging for my background using red paint to highlight the raised areas of it to give me my stripy effect.

I have used the Tim Holtz Cabinet card die and the large oval to cut my card base, adding a piece of snowy acetate  to the cut area and then adding my Stampotiqe yumminess to my project.

I used the following stamps

Happy, Happy, Happy
Oh... Tree
Agatha Christmas
Text Star
Merry Kiss-mas

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Friday, 14 November 2014

Vintage Challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is vintage, so I thought what a perfect excuse to start on Christmas.

I have a tag for the challenge using the stamp and die set from Tim Holtz  available from the shop.

I added a bit of bleach stamping for my background before laying all the other bits onto my tag.


Carol x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Whats up Pussy Cat


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a tag to share with you.  I have used rub-ons and dylusions ink sprays for my background.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Text for the Tag Along Challenge


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week, and I have asked you to include any type of text on your tag. I have used printed text from a book and a stamped text word.

I hope you get time to join in the challenge this week and I will be popping by your blogs to have a look at any that you link up.
Carol x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

It's Chilly for Stampotique SDC 173


France is the hostess for the stampotique challenge this week and she has asked us to "bring on the bling"

I must admit I do love a bit of bling, not all the time but some projects just call out for the glitter and sparkly stuff. I have used a big Die Cut snowflake this week and added Jo Capper-Sandons snowman to it, along with a rather large amount of the sparkly stuff.

I used

Chilly
Baby it's cold outside!

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Day Out For That's Crafty



For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have a small canvas to share with you. I have used stamped tissue paper for the background, adding other bits and pirces to finish it off.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Spotlighting for Stampotique


Arwen is our hostess this week and she's got the spotlight on you:

"Artwork consist of many small details that make a whole.
This week I would like to see spotlights in your work.
Lift a detail of your artwork visibly out."

I have two projects for this challenge, not because I love them both, infact I am not happy with either of them, but I am having a complete lack of Mojo at the moment (you should see my bin) and these are all my poor feeble brain could come up with.

Both feature Daniel's Hearts as my lifted detail.


My Tin is stripped and then stamped directly onto the surface

 I used

  


My tag is a Gelli Plate Background with stamping added to it afterwards

I used


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the chllenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gelli on a Box


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have been trying out the DecoArt Media paints and the Gelli Plate on a wooden box. Adding some rubber stamping to the finish it of.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Stampotique 171 Favourite Colours


Nellie has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and has asked us to use our favourite colours.

I love Halloween and there is such a short window to craft to the theme that I had to go with it again this week even though my favourite colours are not especially Halloween themed.

I have a tag and used Pretty Zara all dreesed up and ready to go Trick or Treating.

I used the following stamps

Pretty Zara
Stella's Hat
France's Chandelier
Paris Lamp Post
Barcode text #2
Memo Page
Splattered Mug

The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

DecoArt and the Gelli Plate


I have been trying out the DecoArt Media paints with the Gelli Plate for my Design team project for  That's Crafty.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Goblins and Ghouls for Stampotique 170


Kristen has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and has asked us to be spooky with the theme of Ghouls and Goblins.

I have made and decorated a little box, this is planned to be filled with sweets and tucked into a lunch box at Halloween as a sweet treat for my lovely daughter Katie.

My main background is a Gelli Plate print that I have overstamped with the bubbles from France's Design Cube, one of my favourite background stamps.


I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Spooky Challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is Spooky, perfect for October.

I have a tag for the challenge using the stamp plates Bits and Bats and Masquerade, both available from the shop.

Carol x

Monday, 20 October 2014

Bee Boxes


I found a few of these hexagonal shaped boxes in my stash over the weekend, I did not think I had any left so I was quite happy to find them. I always think of Bees for this shape box and I have used a selection of the Jo Capper-Sandon stamps from available from Stampotique to decorate them.

I have now put these up for sale on my Folksy shop.

Thank you for your visit today, Carol X

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wrapping Roald Dahl style



Second only to my love of the Alice In Wonderland books are the Roald Dahl Series. I did get a tad excited when I saw the selection of stamps on the shop, apparently they have been in stock for a while and I had not noticed them!!!

So I have gone all out wrapping Roald Dahl style this week, for my Design team project for  That's Crafty.

Full details and more photo's are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Colour me Purple, Pink and Black for Stampotique 169


I have chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and I went for a colour challenge. I love strong colours that seem to pop off the page and I have chosen to work with the colours, Black, Purple and Pink.

I have a tag using some of the stamps from the latest release from Stampotique.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gelli Tag for That's Crafty


 I have a tag for my Design team project for  That's Crafty this week.

I have used DecoArt American Mulit surface satin paints on my Gelli plate and full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

It would be great if you popped on over to have a look at my post.

Carol x

Spooktacular, Spooktacular at Tag along this week.


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week.

As it's October and I do love the spooky theme for crafting, I have asked you to get your spook on this week and make a spooktacular tag.

I hope you get time to join in the challenge this week and I will be popping by your blogs to have a look at any that you link up. Carol x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Text for Stampotique 168


Corrie has chosen the theme for the Stampotique Challenge this week and has asked us to use book text on our project.

I have a page in my small journal using some of the stamps from the latest release from Stampotique. I can assure you that buried underneath that paint there is some book text.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge for the month can be seen HERE.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

I hope you get a chance to join in this week, Carol x