Wednesday, 16 April 2014

SDC 143 April Showers

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Carol}~ and she would like us to create something for 'April Showers' which I think might be a British thing - sunny one minute, rainy the next. I made a tag (and I apologise for not using the new stamps as I got confused over when the release was and had made this already).


I've done a painty background and then stamped ~{Hutching's}~ and ~{Design Cube}~ in white along with some splatters from my paint pen.
I stamped ~{Dotted Line}~ for ~{Sweetmoves}~ to stand on while she dances, and given her an umbrella from ~{Under The Parapluie}~.
I've finished off with ~{Rain Text}~. I have danced in the rain, it's all a distant memory, but it was fun at the time.

Head over now to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this week's team has come up with and then join us with your creation. If you follow the simple rules you will be entered into the draw at the end of the month to win one of two $30 Gift Certificates to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~. Don't forget to take part in our new release blog hop (scroll down to the next post for the links) as the same prizes are offered for this too. You could spend it on some new gorgeousness!

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stampotique New Release Blog Hop

Today is the day ~{Stampotique}~ reveals the new release stamps with a Blog Hop. As usual, there are stamps being released to suit every taste. 

You should have arrived here from ~{Val's Blog}~. If not, head to the ~{Stampotique Designer's Blog}~ to join in the fun. There is a chance to win one of two $30 gift certificates that will be randomly drawn on April 24th 2014. All you have to do is comment as you go around seeing what the team have created.

I made a journal page (creating for a cause):


I used the following stamps:

~{French Journal Text}~
~{Froggie}~
~{Typewriter Alpha}~
~{Art is the Energy}~ this isn't a new release stamp.


I also made a card for my niece who has started a new course 


I used the following stamps for this:
~{Typewriter Alphas}~
~{Flying Pig}~

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you may have noticed a new header and colour scheme. I felt it was time to update it and used the following stamps (L to R):

~{Kitty Squad}~
~{Calendar Squares Cube}~
~{Barcode Text}~
~{Happy Head Appliance}~
~{Smitten Moustache Monsters}~
~{Typewriter Alphas}~
~{Spider Girl}~ not a new release stamp
~{Smile}~ not a new release stamp
~{Dog}~
~{French Journal Text}~

You now need to head to ~{Sarah's Blog}~ to continue the hop. If you are lost, head back to the ~{SDC Blog}~ for the full list of hoppers.

Enjoy the hop and get making that list!!

All of the new release stamps can be viewed  ~{HERE}~.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 11 April 2014

Blue And Black Tando card

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are using the colour scheme of black and blue and there have been some gorgeous creations so far so go have a peek.
I made a card:


I used the diamondey part of the ~{Sewer Mask}~ and randomly inked with two different shades of blue onto the card blank. Then I inked through the circle part 3 times and doodled around it.

I took 3 stars from the ~{Mini Stars}~ and a ~{Mini Arrow}~ and painted them with black acrylic paint, then used Glossy Accents on them. When they were finally dry, I dotted some blue paint onto them and attached them to the card.

I used Feathery Monster and Happy Birthday to finish off the card.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

SDC 142 Use a pen or marker

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Magda}~ and she would like us to use a pen or marker on our creations. A few years ago, this would have filled me with terror, but now I do some form of freehand on most of my creations. I failed art 'O' level, so if I can do it, anyone can!



I stamped ~{Tinglyitchiness}~ onto the card blank and watercoloured him, then drew a border around him. I stamped ~{Pull My Finger}~ one word at a time so I could stack the words, then used a lime green paint pen (Uni Posca) to doodle a bit more.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team has come up with and then join us with your creation. Follow the simple rules and you will be in with the chance of winning one of two, randomly drawn prizes of $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~ at the end of the month. And you'll want to do that as the new release of stamps is due very, very soon!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

SDC 141 a touch of humour

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Nellie}~ and she would like to see some humour in your creations. We're spoiled for choice because of the style of images at Stampotique. I did another page for my Journal 52:


I've layered up inkiness and papers with washi tape and a kraft tag with white paint. I've also used the leaves parts of the tree and leaves 3 part mask. I've used               ~{Design Cube}~ on the tag and the base and stamped ~{Giorgio}~, cut him out and watercoloured him with inks. I've given him some eyes through his mask. I have eyes like that before the coffee does it's trick!

I then stamped ~{ABC's}~ a few times and cut the letters out. And yes, I did wonder what had possessed me to do that! I got the quote from Pinterest of course. I actually had trouble deciding what one to use because most of the ones I wanted to use were a bit too sweary for a DT piece!!!

So head on over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of the team have come up with and then join us to be in with the chance of winning one of two $30 gift certificates to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~. There's just a couple of simple rules to follow.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 31 March 2014

Stampotique YouTube Channel

There's a new link on the right hand sidebar on this blog -------->>

It's for the new ~{Stampotique YouTube Channel}~. It's very new with only 2 videos on it so far, but bear with us and we will be adding more. I made both of the videos, not without hassles and problems as usual from me.

Here are the cards from the videos:



This one is another version of the card I made for the masculine challenge:




Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

SDC 140 Vintage Looking

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{France}~ and she would like us to make a vintage looking piece. I have always struggled with vintage. I like the look, but am never happy with what I make. I think it's because I prefer bright colours and white space, so I compromised and made this card:


I stamped ~{Fax to Wolfgang}~ onto the card blank then cut a label shape and inked the edges. Then I stamped ~{Little Friends}~ onto a gessoed book page, cut it out and coloured the girls very slightly.

I've wrapped some cord around the label and added a tiny button.

~{Happy Birthday}~ was stamped onto card, inked and trimmed to size and the whole thing finished off with a couple of flowers. I'm happier having a bit of white space and not too many browns!

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team has come up with and then join us with your vintage creation. If you follow the simple rules you will be in with the chance of winning one of two randomly drawn prizes of $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~ at the end of the month. And there's a new release coming soon that you could spend it on!

Kaz xxx