Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SDC231: Love Is In The Air

Hello and welcome back to another fabulous challenge over here at Stampotique. This week Coby vanWilligenburg is our hostess and since Valentine's Day is right around the corner she is challenging us to "Love Is In The Air" here is what Coby says about this challenge:

"Love is so sweet and so tender...love is more than a boy than a boy and a girl.....love are my children, my grandchildren and animals... show in your creation this week, Love"
There you have it, it's all about Love this week.

We also have some fun facts about our Spotlight Designer: Carol Fox

1. Having recently seen the film The Martian, I now realised my insistence that Tomato Ketchup improves any meal is not as bad as everyone has always told me it is. If Matt Damon can do it so can I!!
2. When stuck for inspiration my favorite place to trawl is Pinterest, the problem is I get so carried away I forget why I went there in the first place.
3. I have three favorite craft items, rubber stamps, rubber stamps and Ohh rubber stamps.

What are your favorite craft items??

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.




Samantha Read



Top three for last week's challenge chosen by Kathi for the mardi Gras Challenge are:

Gerda
Jools
Lisette

(please email jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your Top 3 badge)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SDC230: Mardi Gras

Welcome back to the blog today and another fun challenge here at Stampotique. Can you believe it's February already??!! WOW!

Our Host for the challenge this week is Kathi and she is challenging us to "Mardi Gras"
Here is what Kathi says about this challenge:
"The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold... use them or the symbols of Mardi Gras - Fluer de lys, masks, costumes or music!! Let the good times roll"

We are also doing something new at Stampotique, we have several wonderful designers on our design team and we want to feature them so that you can get to know them better.  We are calling this our "Spotlight" designer. 
For the month of February our Spotlight designer is Carol Fox, she will be participating in each challenge and also telling us something new about herself each time. 




My Name is Carol Fox and I have been part of the Stampotique Design team since 2012. I live in the UK on the East Coast in a little Seaside Town. One of my earliest most vivid memories is saying to my mum that one day that I would like to live by the seaside, (I grew up in London) so I feel blessed and lucky to live where I do and in the summer with the windows open it is lovely to wake and hear the sea. 

I have crafted in one form or another since I was tiny but I started out on my paper crafting journey 10 years ago, I soon discovered the delights of rubber stamping and then of course Stampotique, I can still remember the first ever Stampotique Stamp I got, she was the lovely Perl who I still really enjoy using . 

I craft in varied styles it really depends on the mood I am in at the time, but so long as I can get a stamp on it I am happy, ohh and paint, I love paint. 

I contribute to a couple of UK Magazines and I teach Art Journaling to a private craft group once a month. My blog can be found Here http://www.gingernonutsbits.blogspot.co.uk/

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.





Gez Butterworth

Winner's of a 30.00 Gift Certificate to Stampotique's online store from last month's entries are:

#23 Sue W.
AND
#56 Lisette

(please email Claudine at jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your gift certificate)


Valerie's favorites from last week's "Two" challenge are:
#50 Sue J.
#55 Gerda W.
#59 Nadine

(please email jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your Top 3 badge)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SDC February Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE LINKING

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person per challenge.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in March from all those who played in the February 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 February and it will run through the close of our last challenge for March which will be March 1st at 12:00 p.m. EST**


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SDC229: Two Much Fun

This week, we have a special challenge theme of 2's celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Stampotique ATC Swap facilitated by the lovely Nikki Woodward.  Players in the swap all share a love of Stampotique images and have developed a great deal of goodwill and trust in each other.  Since January 2014 there have been 18 ATC trades with 1272 ATC's mailed internationally!  Grab a cup'a and visit the Stampotique Facebook photo albums to enjoy browsing through all of the ATCs made for each theme!

We would also like to thank the talented
 Shelby Thomas for guest designing this month!
It has been so fun to have her creating with us. Thanks Shelby!!

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

You can interpret the theme of 2's any way you want.  Duos, mirrors, the number two, duplicates - whatever comes to mind.  This month's ATC swap players are joining the design team and Shelby Thomas to provide you with oodles of inspiration to play along!

A few closeups of featured ATC's from this month's swap:

Eye candy - all of this month's fabulous ATCs!

Valerie Wilson

Shelby Thomas

Jackie Payne

Sam Read


Sue's top 3 from last week's "Hues of Reds and Pinks" challenge are:

#34 - Sue - Love the background and great stamp combination

#43 - Jools - Fabulous shading in the heart and really love the clean lines

#45 - Amanda - Beautiful happy piece, it makes me smile

(please email jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your top 3 badge)

For more inspiration see us on
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SDC228 - Use Only Hues of Reds and Pinks

Hello and welcome back to another week and another challenge at Stampotique
This week our hostess is Sue Davies and she is giving us a fun challenge
"Use only Hues of Reds and Pinks"

Here is what Sue says about this challenge:
"With Valentine's Day around the corner we have all seen hues of reds and pinks, I challenge you to create a Stampotique Valentine's Day creation inspired by reds and pinks"

We hope you will join us this week, below there is some wonderful inspiration from our design team

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

Sue Davies



Shelby Thomas


Kathi Rerek



Gez Butterworth

Arwen's top 3 from the Color Blob challenge last week are:
#26 - Gay
#20 - Leane
#27 - Jools
(please email jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your top 3 favorites badge)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SDC227: Color Blobs

Welcome back to another challenge over here at Stampotique. We had so many wonderful entries for our Tree challenge last week. What fun and amazing creations!

This week Arwen McCullen is our hostess and she is challenging us to "Color Blobs"
Here is what Arwen says about this challenge:

"I would like to see different color Blobs in your project this week"
Below our design team has come up with some amazing inspiration for this challenge.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.


Arwen McCullen

Shelby Thomas
Shelby showed her front and inside of her card



Jackie Payne





Sam Read

A big Congratulations to our top 3 from last week's challenge. There were so many wonderful entries, I wish I could pick them all. Claudine's Top 3 are:

(please email jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your favorite's badge)

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and
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SDC226 : Trees

Happy 2016 everyone, we hope that your Christmas and New Year was amazing!!!
It's time to kick off the new year with our first challenge.
(To see the winner's from December's Challenges, please see the bottom of this post.)

Our guest designer for January is the wonderful and talented Shelby Thomas


"My name is Shelby Thomas. My family and I live in beautiful El Paso County in Colorado. I've been crafting since 2010 after leaving the Healthcare Administration field to find my sanity. I've loved every minute discovering the amazing world of crafting and all the different avenues it has to offer. I've been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a SAHM for the last 5 years and the opportunity to discover my love of teaching in the crafting industry.  My first love is Copics but I'm falling in love with a multitude of mediums and love incorporating various techniques and products into my designs.  I'm currently on several different design teams:  Whimsy Stamps, Memory Box and Pink Ink stamps."
You can visit Shelby's Blog HERE

Our hostess this week is Claudine Criner and she is asking us to use "Trees" in your creation this week.
Here is what Claudine says about this challenge:

"Trees have always been such a source of life for many living creatures and I just love them. I am asking you to add some trees to your entries this week"

Below is some wonderful inspiration from our design team

*Make sure to read all the rules before linking your challenge, we had quite a few entries last month that had to be deleted.
Thanks and have fun!!

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

Claudine Criner




Kathi Rerek
Kathi did two this week







Congrats to our two challenge winner's, each will receive a 30.00 gift certificate to the online store They are:

Entry #2 - Yvonne Koops
Entry #15 - The Crafty Sugar Addict
(please email  jasminngirl411@yahoo.com for your prize)

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and
Pinterest