Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SDC250: Butterflies and Flowers and All Things Garden

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today. We are so excited with all the entries from last week's "Man Up" Challenge. Thanks to everyone who took part in it.
Jackie Payne is our hostess this week and she is taking us on a "Butterflies, Flowers and all things Garden" adventure
Here is what Jackie says about this challenge:
"Now that summer is almost here, it's time to spend some time in the garden and enjoy the nature and flowers. Let's see your best Butterfly, flowers and all things Garden projects"

We also have a few more fun facts about our Spotlight designer "Arwen McCullen"

1. Do you clean your stamps/stencils?
Naturally! That's damn expensive stuff.

2. Where do you do most of your crafting?
I have a creative corner in my living room. In a separate room I would feel lonely. I like to have my daughter and my cats around me.

3. Do you keep or give away your crafts?
I am a collector :) But I give my works for birthdays or send postcards. Or as little attention during visits. Sometimes I sell my projects.

4. Do you have other hobbies?
I love books - I am a bookworm :) Then there are the many great fantasy and horror films. 
I sew my own clothes and I love to take photos.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
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If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
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Jackie Payne


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SDC249: Man Up

Hello again and welcome back to the blog today. We had a wonderful time last week with Nellie's All Creatures challenge and we have a great new challenge for you this week.
With Father's Day coming up this weekend this is the perfect challenge...

Carol Fox is our hostess and she is challenging us to a manly challenge. "Man Up" is her challenge theme and here is what Carol says about this one:
"Journal page, card or mixed media, all is ok as long as it has a male image on it"

So let's see your best "Man Up" projects this week.

Arwen McCullen is our wonderful spotlight designer this month so let's find out a little more about her. Here is some more Q&A from Arwen:

1. How long have you been crafting/stamping?
I have been creative my whole life.
I started stamping in 2004 as a craft friend gave me a stamp. The stamp addiction came very quickly and spreads still raging out.
I'd sell my grandmother for a great stamp (just kidding) ;)

2. What got you started in crafting/stamping?
I started with cute designs of Penny Black, Magnolia etc.
In my modeling environment there was hardly anyone who liked it gloomy.
Then, when I got my first Stampotique stamp, I could live out my dark side really.

3. Do you craft with music or do you prefer quiet?
Differently. I often listen to music and sometimes I play a movie in the background

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Top 3 from last week's All Creatures Great and Small challenge, chosen by Nellie are:

Wonderful colors, great idea and it made me smile

Love the colors and design

Another one with great colors and it made me smile.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SDC248: All Creatures Great and Small

Welcome back to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!  This week we are celebrating all creatures great and small with Nellie van Leeuwen.  Here's what she has to say about her challenge:
"Wild and woolly or friendly and domesticated we love them all..make sure to include an animal or two on your creation this week."
Remember that, as always, you have the rest of the month to play along with this theme to be entered in our monthly draw!

Before we indulge in the designers' take on this challenge, let's check in again with Arwen McCullen, our fabulous Spotlight Designer. Here are some more questions and answers from her:

1. How often do you craft?
As long as nothing goes wrong me, every day.
It's like therapy.

2. Are you on other design teams?
No, not so far.

3. What is your favorite color?
In my life, black, purple, and silver.
In my works I like sometimes green, blue, pink, orange.

4. Who or what is your muse?
My mood ;)

5. Describe your crafting style
Basically, I'm trying to draw attention with my projects on certain topics. Depression, heartache, pollution etc.
Often my works are rather morbid - I love the dark side :)

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
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Nellie van Leeuwen

Corrie Herriman

Arwen McCullen





Coby's top 3 from last week's  Boo challenge are:

1. Yvonne B - great colors, great use of stamps, can't stop looking at it
2. Gay Peplow - great cards, love the "hidden"boo's
3. Paper Whims - Love how classic meets Stampotique, great work

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SDC247: Boo

Welcome back to the Designer's Challenge.  Thanks to all who played in the challenge last week, Sam picked a fun theme, anything but black proved to be quite the challenge to most of us.

It's time for a fun new challenge and this Week Coby is our hostess and she is challenging us to a "Boo" theme, Here is what Coby says about this challenge
"Say Boo to little children and they will laugh.... use the word Boo in your projects this week to let us laugh."
So let's see how you can use the word Boo this week 

We also have a wonderful new "Spotlight Designer" for this month. It's Arwen McCullen 


 Arwen is not only a design team member she is also a fantastic artist and designer for Stampotique Originals. 
You can see all of Arwen's stamps 
Each week we will sharing some fun facts about Arwen
Here are this week's fun facts:

1. What are your favorite tutorials for inspiration?
*To be inspired, I use any tutorials. The biggest inspiration, I take out of my current moods and my environment.

2. What mediums are your favorite to use in your projects? 
*That is different. Depending on what I just discovered for myself. Currently I use Brushos and modeling paste I also find crackle paint delightful.

What is your favorite Stampotique Stamp?
*All :)
They all belong to my family. That would be like trying to choose a favorite child, it just does not work :)

Come back next week for more fun facts about Arwen.....

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If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
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Samantha's top 3 from last week's "Anything but Black" Challenge are:

The colours just burst off the page and that eye popping white is wonderful :)

I always love Gay's creations, but this week she blew me away this a technique that I hadn't seen before. Amazing!

I fell in love with Lisette's bubbles and her fab card made me smile all day. Brilliant :)

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and the winners of the 30.00 gift certificates for May Challenges are:

#7 - Allywhitecat
#17 - Tricia D

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SDC June 2016 Challenges

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE LINKING

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in July from all those who played in the June challenges.

If you do not have a blog to link up to, please feel free to join our Stampotique page on Facebook here.  We have a photo album on there called SDC Challenge Photos that you can upload your photo there.  Once you have uploaded it there, go to your photo in that album and copy the URL to link on the Stampotique Designer's Challenge links.  You will not be eligible if you do not link up to our challenge site.

We are no longer accepting creations using digi stamps.  These will be deleted, we appreciate those that play with us each week and we welcome those using rubber or clear stamps.

* Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.
  
*You MUST include the challenge # (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) behind your name

NOTE: Any entries not linking directly to your creation AND having the challeng # will be deleted and not eligible for prize.   For example if I'm entering it would look like this- 
MYNAME-SDC73 
(or whichever challenge # it is) 

We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this on and doing comment moderation instead.  

Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge.  

**Change to Stampotique submission rules:  You will now have until the first challenge of the following month to submit your entries-we will only have one Inlinkz per month; so today marks the start of the challenges for June and it will run through the close of our last challenge for June which will be July 5th at 12:00 p.m. EST**



Friday, May 27, 2016

Stampotique and Alice in Wonderland Mash Up

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog. We are doing a special post in honor of the new Alice In Wonderland, "Through the Looking Glass" movie. 
The release of the movie is today and all of us on the design team are so excited about it. We all love Alice In Wonderland, so we decided to do a special post with everyone's Alice projects using Stampotique Stamps. We hope you enjoy this inspiration!!

(Just click on each design team members name to be taken to their blog)


Corrie Herriman







We hope you've enjoyed the fun Alice projects!
If you have a project of your own to share please come over to our Facebook page and share it, we would love to see it. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SDC246: Anything but Black

Hello and welcome to the blog and a fun new challenge. It's beginning to look like Spring is truly in the air. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and trees are getting their wonderful leaves. 
Which brings us to this week's challenge. Samantha Read is our hostess this week and she is challenging us to "Anything but Black" Here is what Samantha says about this challenge:

"The first thing I usually do after choosing which stamp I'm going to use is to reach for my black inkpad. So I'm challenging myself and you to make anything you fancy so long as there is no black ink or paint etc. Have fun!"

So let's see your best "non-black" creations. No black what-so-ever is going to be quite a challenge to most of us, as we usually run for that black ink pad, just like Samantha does. 
Good Luck!!

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
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If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
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Kristen's top 3 from last week's circle challenge are:

#30 - Yvonne B
#34 Sternenglanz
#45 Maria L.

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