Friday, 27 February 2015

Oodles of Doodles the new That's Crafty Challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog the theme is "Oodles of Doodles". I have used the lovely Betty Grable Stamp by Deep Red Cling stamps on my tag.

I never, ever, ever share my doodles they are on my private journal so this is a public first for me and it has caused me so much angst, and I wrote on it too so it's double angst. I got a creative lettering book for Christmas and I have been having a go at it without much success as I am to much of a critic (read that as a big baby) to ever do it on a public journal. So I have tried a tiny word on this in the most basic text, I am hyperventilating just thinking about this publishing itself in the morning (big breath) so be kind.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the link at the start of this post.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge. Carol x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Her Soul Danced


I have a journal page for That's Crafty this week.
Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I did.

See you soon, Carol x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Summer Bike Ride for Stampotique SDC 184



It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week the theme has been chosen by Kaz and her theme is "Bring me Sunshine" asking us for a sunny theme to encourage the sun to come out.
For me nothing shouts summer like a bike ride so I have used Janet Klein's bicycle and text on an altered matchbox. This a larger sized die-cut box that I like to make as a gift box, it's a nice size for a gift card or an on-line printed voucher.

I used the following stamps

Bicycle

Bikride Text
Spiraling out of control
Interactive Cube


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

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Friday, 20 February 2015

Stampotique New Stamp Release February 2015


Today we are so excited about the new release for Stampotique Originals!!! We've been keeping it under wraps for weeks now, but know that some of you got a sneak at one of our new stamp artists. 

Stampotique is thrilled to add to the line-up the designs one of our former team members and popular mixed media artist, Kate Crane (is that squealing we hear amongst you?). We know you all won't be disappointed with the line-up of stamps from all our artists this go around.

Are you ready to see some wonderful artwork showcasing some of the new stamps? There are 50+ new ones being released this time around, so plenty for everyone to choose from (or choose them all).

The new releases can all be seen HERE


I have used one of Kate's yummy stamp creations Peace and Love as my focal point on a match box for my team make today. I used some older stamps on 
my Gelli Plate background. France's Design Cube and an older stamp that I have only just got myself and I am now wondering how I ever lived without it as it goes so well with the new Kate Crane releases, Crayon Circles.

Hop along with the design team and 2 special guest bloggers leaving comments along the way. We will choose 3 random winners from 3 selected blogs along the way to win some goodies.

We will choose our winners with our next challenge on February 25th.

You should have arrived here from Valerie's Blog. Your next stop along the way will be Kate Crane's Blog . If you get lost anywhere along the way you can come back to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to find your way, or use the list below to find your place. But don't forget to visit and comment on all the blogs for a chance to win some Stampotique goodies.























Hope you enjoy all the design team creations, 

we can't wait to hear what your favorite new stamps are!


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Gelli Dog on the Blog


I have been having a play with the Gelli Plate on fabric for That's Crafty this week and this cute little fellow is the result.
Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I did.

See you soon, Carol x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

It's not your Birthday for Stampotique SDC 183


It's Wednesday and so that means the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week the theme has been chosen by France and she has asked us to make a non-birthday card, now cards are my weakest point so here I have my usual style of card, quick simple and a little on it as possible so I don't end up with mucky finger prints all over it!!

I used the following stamps

Small Butterfly

Barcode text
Splattered Mug


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

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Friday, 13 February 2015

Love and Hearts the Latest challenge for That's Crafty


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog the theme is "Be my Valentine". I have used the lovely heart rubber stamps by Stampendous on my tag.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the previous link.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge. Carol x

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Brushos Tag for That's Crafty


I have been using  a set of the new stamps by Dina Wakley along with some Brushos this week on a tag for That's Crafty.
Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I did.

See you soon, Carol x

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Love you More for Stampotique SDC182


It's Wednesday and the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week the theme has been chosen by Kristen and she has asked us to use be romantic in our to make to celebrate the soon to be upon us Valentines day.

I used the following stamps

Daniel's Hearts
Checkers
Word Collage
Floral Swirl
Love you Heart


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

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Friends Journal Page



I have been using stamps by Artistic Outpost as my main images. I have also been having a play with my Gelli plate and DecoArt Mulit surface paints on a journal page for That's Crafty this week.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I did.

See you soon, Carol x

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Citrus Colours for Stampotique SDC181


It's Wednesday and the new  Stampotique challenge  starts today, and this week it has been set by Sue and she has asked us to use Citrus colours . I used my Gellie plate and lots of paint to start off my background on my tag, adding in lots  rubber stamping and and the cute Line Up Birds as my main image.

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 challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Painted background for Stampotique SDC180


I am sharing my make for the Stampotique challenge today, the challenge was set by Corrie and she has asked us to use paint for our background. I used my Gellie plate and lots of paint as a starting point, adding in lots of dry brushing, rubber stamping and some painty lid marks.

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 challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bee Happy for Stampotique SDC179


It seems like an age since I blogged. Life has got in the way of my crafting recently but hopefully its all back on track now and normal service will be resumed as the BBC used to say.
I am sharing my make for the Stampotique challenge today, the challenge was set by Kathi and she has asked us to use word play or clever puns, as I am still not feeling that clever I went for a very easy bit of word play with one of my favourite stamps, Jo Capper-Sandons Big Bee.

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 challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .


Carol x

Friday, 2 January 2015

Blue is the Colour for That's Crafty


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog the theme is "Blue is the colour". I have used the Artistic Outpost set of stamps Paris Expostion on this very blue box.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the previous link.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge. Carol x

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Stampotique Anything Goes week 5


Kim is hosting the challenge this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We hope we see a lot of you entering!

I have a little piece of 4 x 4 art to share with you today to celebrate the new year.

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 challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x




Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Stampotique Anything goes Week 4


Kim is hosting the challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We hope we see a lot of you entering!

I have one of my favourite makes for stampotique to share with you this week. I acutally made this last year, but I had put it away in my box of decorations and when I got it out again this year it was like seeing an old friend, so I wanted to share it again on my blog and I also thought this would be nice to have on my blog over Christmas.

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 challenge

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Mixed Media Christmas decoration


For my Design team project for  That's Crafty I have made a christmas decoration, using a lot of resin and some sparkly stuff.


Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog

Carol x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stampotique Anything Goes week 3


Kim is hosting the challenge at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes.

For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

We hope we see a lot of you entering!

I have an altered peg for you this week.

I used the following stamps

Noelle
Snowflakes
Merry Kiss-mas!

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

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

Carol x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

SPA snow and ice


Over on Sunday Postcard Art this week the theme is "snow and Ice". This is mine for this week. 
All my images are from Artistic Outpost rubber stamps and in the UK you can purchase them from That's Crafty

I look forward to your entries for the challenge, Carol x

Friday, 12 December 2014

That's Crafty anything goes challenge


The latest challenge on the That's Crafty Blog is an anything goes challenge and will last for the rest of the month. 

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the previous link.

I have finished decorating a box I painted ages ago, about 3 years to be exact. I keep the spare christmas tree bulbs in this box and when I got it out this year I had happend to just received the Tim Holtz snowflake die with matching embossing folder and it fitted onto the top of this box like it was made for it, do now this looks pretty and sparkly on my sideboard while still keeping my spare bulbs handy incase I need them.

Carol x