Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SDC303 - Only Turquoise

Good morning and welcome to the challenge blog once again. If you are new to Stampotique we hope that you will join us in our weekly challenges. We have a brand new challenge starting today.

What is your favorite color? It's always hard to chose a favorite, one of our favorites it Turquoise and this week's challenge is smothered in Turquoise. LOL
Only Turquoise is our challenge this week, use only that color (you can use black or white also) on your projects this week. 
We sure hope you will join us.


If you have not already done so, check out our July new release on the website HERE
your sure to love the new stamps!


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.

Angela Jeanette



Yvonne Baas





Michele Kosciolek


Our pick to be showcased on our Facebook page from all the Artist Trading Coin challenge entries is 

Congrats! You will find her project showcased on the top of our Facebook page. 

ANNOUNCEMENT
We will no longer be choosing a top3 each week.... instead of top 3  we are going to switch it up and choose one favorite for each challenge. So every 2 weeks we will be picking one project from our challenge blog entries OR Facebook entries... and this persons project will be displayed as our Facebook groups photo. So your creation will be on display for 2 weeks on our Facebook group! How exciting!!
We will begin this next week so make sure to check back.

You can also find us on  FacebookInstagram and Pinterest

Please be aware that you can join any of our challenges all month long. Even if we have moved onto another challenge, you can still join past challenges if you missed one. Just upload your entry and make sure to add the challenge number next to your entry.

REMINDER: We do encourage you to add your creations here on the blog but if you don't have a blog or don't know how to upload your photos to this blog, you can now join on Facebook 
Again, you can join twice in each challenge with two different  projects and we will choose winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates from challenge entries on Facebook AND on the Blog here. We will still only have 2 winners each month.

Please upload your images to ONE place, either Facebook OR here on the blog.



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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Announcement and Artist Trading Coins Week 2

Welcome back to our blog today. We are on to week 2 of the Artist Trading Coin Challenge. We are getting some wonderful entries, we love to see all your creations. We have some wonderful inspiration below from Design Team 2, be sure to check it out and then come join us for this fun swap.


ANNOUNCEMENT
We will no longer be choosing a top3 each week.... instead of top 3  we are going to switch it up and choose one favorite for each challenge. So every 2 weeks we will be picking one project and this persons project will be displayed as our Facebook groups photo. So your creation will be on display for 2 weeks on our Facebook group! How exciting!!
We will begin this next week so make sure to check back.

If you have not already done so, check out our July new release on the website HERE
your sure to love the new stamps!


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.

Angela Jeanette



Jools Robertson


Arwen McCullen










You can also find us on  FacebookInstagram and Pinterest

Please be aware that you can join any of our challenges all month long. Even if we have moved onto another challenge, you can still join past challenges if you missed one. Just upload your entry and make sure to add the challenge number next to your entry.

REMINDER: We do encourage you to add your creations here on the blog but if you don't have a blog or don't know how to upload your photos to this blog, you can now join on Facebook 
Again, you can join twice in each challenge with two different  projects and we will choose winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates from challenge entries on Facebook AND on the Blog here. We will still only have 2 winners each month.

Please upload your images to ONE place, either Facebook OR here on the blog.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

SDC302 - Artist Trading Coins

Welcome, welcome... this is our first challenge with our new design team and we are so thrilled. We have divided our DT members into 3 teams. Team 1 is here today to show you some wonderful inspiration for this challenge.



The new challenge this week is "Artist Trading Coins"
These little 2.5" circles are all the rage right now, so let's see what you create for this fun challenge.
If you have not already done so, check out our July new release on the website HERE
your sure to love the new stamps!
If your up for it, we also have an artist trading coin and ATC swap going on, on the Facebook group here:
SWAP


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.

We also have a wonderful guest designer for July and her name is Angela Jeanette, here is a little more about her:
Hi, my name is Angela Jeanette
I’m 57, a happily married mum of two lovely daughters and nanna to seven grandchildren. I live in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, England and work full time in a local school as a HLTA.
I can’t remember how I came to love arts and crafts, only that from a very small child there have always been crafters in the family to teach and inspire me. My nan always made things for us (often from just about anything she could find to recycle) and in turn, my mom and my aunty, then myself have followed in her footsteps.
I love trying new ideas and have played around with lots of different crafts but paper-crafting and stamping have become my main obsession. I don’t think I will ever stop learning new techniques as there are so many that I’ve still yet to seek out and try.
I am so pleased to have been given the privilege to be a guest designer for Stampotique this month as I love my ever growing stash of Stampotique stamps and I can only hope that my projects will do them justice. Who knows, they might even help to inspire others, as they delve into the wonderfully, weird world of Stampotique’s charming characters and curious critters, not to mention the awesome accessories and quotes and wordings that help to bring them to life.

Angela Jeanette






Tenia Nelson 

Kassa Hayselden





The 30.00 winners from last month challenge entries are:
1. Blanca Maria (from Facebook entry)
2. Lisa Davis (Facebook entry)

Congrats to these ladies! Please email Claudine for your gift certificate. ( jasminngirl 411 AT yahoo DOT com )

We hope you know that you can join any of our challenges all month long. Even if we have moved onto another challenge, you can still join past challenges if you missed one. Just upload your entry and make sure to add the challenge number next to your entry.

REMINDER: We do encourage you to add your creations here on the blog but if you don't have a blog or don't know how to upload your photos to this blog, you can now join on Facebook 
Again, you can join twice in each challenge with two different  projects and we will choose winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates from challenge entries on Facebook AND on the Blog here. We will still only have 2 winners each month.



Please upload your images to ONE place, either Facebook OR here on the blog.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 2018 Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES CAREFULLY BEFORE LINKING
(There are new changes)

Stampotique Challenges will now run every TWO weeks......

Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 different entries per challenge. We also ask that your entries be new creations. From ALL (Facebook and Challenge Blog) current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month. 
(Please Note - Shipping and handling rates are not included in 30.00 GC)

We have some exciting news!! You can now join in our challenges on our Facebook group. We will be creating a photo album for each challenge, all you need to do is add your project to the proper photo album in order to join.
Please only upload your image to ONE place, either here OR on our Facebook Challenge Album, do not enter in both places

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.
We also ask that you only enter our challenge along with 4 other challenges, anything beyond that and you will be disqualified and your entry deleted

* Please link up DIRECTLY to your creation
  
*You MUST include the challenge # behind your name (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) 

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- 
JANE DOE-SDC73 
(or whichever challenge # it is)

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Stampotique's New Design Team

Hello and welcome to the blog today, I am excited to announce Stampotique's new design team for July 2018 thru June 2019

First I would like to extend a warm good-bye to our existing design team. We are so honored and happy to have such wonderful ladies grace this team and we are always sorry to see them go. We wish them well in their future endeavors.
We also have a fun announcement about changes to our challenge, instead of choosing a TOP 3 for each week of our challenges, we are going to choose 1 lucky winner to be our Stampotique Facebook page group photo. That means one person will have their project be our header photo for our Facebook group at the start of each challenge. (every two weeks a new person will be chosen)
HOW FUN is that?!? You might get a chance to have your work showcased at the top of our page! YAY! 
Make sure to join the challenges in order to be eligible.

This leads us to our new team! We are so excited to have some ladies back and some new ladies joining us. 
We have a large team so take some time and check out some interesting things about our team and come back Wednesday for the new challenge.




My name is Nellie van Leeuwen. I am 55 years old. I live in the Netherlands with my husband and our 3 dogs. I'm a real "stamptramp". I wander from one technique, colour or stamp to the other. From cute to vintage, mixed media, whatever. I like to try everything. That's why I chose the nickname "Dutchstamptramp" . I am so very happy that I can prolong my membership of the Stampotique Designteam! I am a designteam member for quit some years now. I simply still love it so much to work with Stampotique stamps from all the different designers! Stampotique stamps really inspire me to create art.




Hi Lovelies!
My name is Arwen and I live with my daughter and three cats in a village in Germany.
Creativity has determined my whole life.
I worked as a medieval seamstress and created my own gothic clothes.
I love stamping and creepy stuff. 
So Stampotique is perfect to me.
Since a few years, I have my own stamp range at Stampotique.
And I'm so proud to be a part of this artist family - love them all!
My hobbies also include,creating my own gothic jewelry,scrapbooking,art journal,reading,graphic designs,movies, music, sewing, writing.
Be sure to check out my Blog.
I would be very happy about your visit :)




I am so excited and honoured to be a member of Stampotique, it's a dream come true.. I can't wait to work alongside a very talented group of ladies. 
My name is Gemma Maggs and I live in Yorkshire, England with my Fianc├ę and our gorgeous Poodle.
Where art and crafts are concerned, I'll try anything and probably already have at some point; but I really do love Mixed Media, Art Journaling and Rubber Stamping. I've got a large amount of rubber stamps, as well as my large, ever growing and multiplying collection of Stampotique stamps. You can never have too many, I just love their quirkiness!
There are no rules in mixed media or art journaling; just love what you do, be messy and have fun, there are no mistakes. 




I'm a dental hygienist by day and crafter by night. (Ok craft addict to be more precise). I have grown up with art, but I got super into rubber stamping and paper crafts about 8 years ago. 
I'm happily married to my highschool sweetheart. We have been married 9 years. We also share our home with our 4 legged family. 




My name is Milo Lilja. I’m 46 y.o and I live in Sweden. I started with stamps and papers 1995. I love to get out my feelings by creating something with my hands. I love to mix everything together and details is a very important ingredient in my art. My favorite style is vintage/shabby chic.





Hi, my name is Manuela and my nickname is Sternenglanz. 

I am married with a wonderful men and our little family are we and our pets, birds and chinchilla. 
I Love to stamp and to be creativity!
My absolutely Favorit stamps are of course the Stampotique Stamps!
But of course I have other stamps too :) 
The best at this hobby is to do so many different works and projects! 

I'm so happy to be again for the next year a part of this wonderful Stampotique Designteam and I hope you like my works for all the next Challenges. 
I would like inspired you and I am exited of all the wonderful new themes and your wonderful Ideas to the themes!

Let's have a lot of fun!!!! 
bye
Manuela x




Hello everyone!
My name is Nadine. I´m so excited to be part of the Stampotique team!
I still can’t believe that I am in the team, it is an honore to work with so many talented ladies.
I live in Germany. 41 years old, married, I am a mom of one boy 20 years old. I’m a little bit crazy and can’t keep still for more than 10 minutes ;) I always have to do something. The best thing to do, is crafting. About 5 years ago I discovered my passion for Stampotique, and it still holds on until now.I love to play with all kind of colors because you never really know what is comes out.
I am excited to grow and share with you my passion with Stampotique.




Born and raised in Michigan but in my early 20's I migrated to the west coast, California. I spent 15 years in the Los Angeles area but came back home to play with my nieces who are growing up too fast!! Crafting and creating is my HAPPY!! It is what I love to do. Stamping and mixed media along with SO many other things, I LOVE IT ALL! I am very excited and honored to be a new member of the Stampotique team, hope I can inspire you!!




Hello Stampotique Friends,
I'm very very happy, honored, excited........... to join this wonderful designteam.
A dream came true!
I live in Hilversum (The Netherlands), a town near Amsterdam, along with my husband and son.
Originally I'm a teacher but for 26 years i work in a hospital on the X-ray department.
Actually, I've always been busy with paper, ink pencils, paint.....
But 5 years ago I discovered stamping and been hooked ever since.
Three years ago I bought my first Stampotique baby "Mwah and Kiss" designed by Jo Capper-Sandon.
In the last 2 years my Stampotique stamps has exploded.
They are my rubber babies­čśś
They make me laugh, happy and they play with my imagination.
Let's have a good time together­čĺ×

Yvonne




'm Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) from Delhi, India.
I've studied Clinical Psychology and work as a Psychologist and Talent Acquisition Specialist. 
I am passionate about crafting and have an eclectic style. I love working with colors & art mediums. I mostly make Mixed Media and Clean & Simple Projects. I enjoy making cards, layouts, tags, canvases and doing art journalling. 




I love all types of Arts and Crafts and enjoy working with mixed media, working with a variety of products creating lots of colour and texture.
I work as a textile designer which means I’m constantly creative and I love to try to incorporate these techniques’ too!
I really enjoy exploring techniques of all kinds to create quirky pieces, that’s why I love using Stampotique’s beautiful unique designs so much!




Hi, I'm Valerie and I'm totally stoked to be returning to the Stampotique Design Team! I can't believe I've been part of the Stampotique family since the beginning of 2010! How time flies when you're having fun! Every time I sit down to create with the Stampotique stamps, I smile and often giggle while I work - somehow, they take on a life of their own and have their own sense of humor! Stampotique just has something for everyone and I can't wait to see what each of my teammates creates every week!




Hello all, my name is Tenia Nelson and I am a 30 something wife, momma, doggie momma, jazz pianist, music teacher, soccer player, metal stamper(I make jewelry) and paper crafter that lives in the 5280 (Denver, CO)! I am married to a wonderful guy named Tim, I am momma to my awesome son Thelonious (Theo) and I have two wonderful doggie "kids" Miles and Brillo. I love me some paper, inks, stamps and embellishments...and just LURVE to create!!! So excited to be working with Stampotique Originals stamps and team!!





"I'm Italian and I live in a city by the sea. I love creating in any form. Since I was a child I had a passion for ancient and worn out objects. I love shabby, vintage and retro style. And I'm a maniac of the stamps and all that can be achieved with their effects".

Last but not least....



And that is our WONDERFUL team!! We love you and we hope that you will continue to follow us and join our challenges. We hope that with this diverse team we can inspire you to create using Stampotique.

And as always - You can also find us on  FacebookInstagram and Pinterest

We have begun a new swap for July, the theme is a matching ATC and Artist trading coin. You can check it out on our Facebook group.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SDC-301 - Favourite holiday week 2


Hello and welcome back to the Stampotique Designers challenge blog. 

It's the second week of our Favorite Holiday challenge. We ask you to highlight your favourite holiday. Almost a week left to join this fun theme. So get out your stamps and show us your artwork with this theme! Below you'll find some designteam inspiration. 

foto van Arwen McCullen.


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.





foto van Cornelia Wenokor.