Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Guest Designer: Jools Robertson

We welcome a returning guest designer this month.

You have seen our next guest designer frequent our challenge blogs, she's been a top favorite many times over the past year.

We welcome Jools Robertson to the team for the month of November as our last guest designer for 2014.

I work full time as a Textile Design and Development Manager working on commercial projects and developing product collections, so I'm constantly being creative working with textures, design and colour which I love.

In my spare time, I enjoy all types of arts and crafts and working with multimedia, particularly altered art using paint, clay, plaster, die cutting, stamps, pens, pencils using lots of colour and texture.

I'm currently on the DecoArt International Design Team, so I love using paints on my projects particularly with Gelli Plate and Stencils.

I've always crafted and love trying new techniques and projects.  I enjoy paper crafts, jewelry, pottery and even sugar crafts...I love eating Marzipan and icing!  I also use Craft Artist and Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation, taking images of my own artwork, photographs and incorporate them into digital projects such as scrapbooking and journaling.

I love Stampotique Stamps!  The artwork is incredible, so unique, diverse, fun and quirky! The attention to detail, variety and expressive nature of them is amazing.  I'm so pleased to have been asked to be a returning Guest Designer for the November challenges.  Such fabulous challenges, which are always inspiring and I'm so looking forward to seeing everyones amazing creations.

Stop on over and say "hi" to Jools at her blog here.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SDC171: Favorite Colors

Nellie is our hostess this week:

No explanation needed for this week's challenge. I'm asking you to use your favourite colours. Use as many colours as you want to. I think we all have favourite colour combinations, colours that always match, colours that work for us, colours we turn to when we lack a bit of inspiration. Mine are variations of green and blue. What are yours?

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.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SDC170: Ghouls and Goblins

Kristen is our hostess this week and she's asking you to get your spook on:

Calling all Pumpkins, Ghosts, Dragons, and Witches too, we’ve got a SPOOKY time planned just for you!!!!!!!!
I completely LOVE Halloween, and any chance I get to make a spooky project, I will. This week I am challenging you to create a project inspired by Halloween.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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

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Carol's favorites from the pink, purple and black challenge are:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

Sam   Lovely texture and great image choice. x

Ruth great journal page, so many elements to look at. x

Helen  I Love the use of line up on this page, one of my favourite stamps, thank you for reminding me to use it more myself. x

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SDC169: Black, Purple, and Pink

Carol Fox is our hostess this week:

"I love strong colours that really pop on the page, so I ask you this week to feature Black, Pink and Purple on your make for the challenge this week."


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.





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Corrie's favorites from the text challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)


     ' So clever how you changed little Hoo Hoo, and the book under his arm is brilliant'.

No. 15 - Esther - www.artheartattic.blogspot.nl 
      ' I love the simplicity of this'.

" I love you colouring and this ATC is so beautiful I couldn't not choose it !"

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

SDC168: Book Text

Corrie is our hostess for todays challenge and here is what she's said:

Today it is my turn to host the Challenge and I would like you to use book text. This is such a versatile material and when I get a bit stuck, I regularly reach for an old book to use the pages. I think everybody has an old book or magazine lying around to use. I can't wait to see what you come up with, but most of all have fun creating !!! 

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.





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Kim's top 3 favorites from the masculine challenge are:
(e-mail her at khowardga@gmail.com for the favorites badge)

Love her scene with the mushroom and keykeeper

Having males in the house, this pull my finger had me snickering

I love CAS cards and this one stood out for me


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SDC167: Masculine



Happy Hump Day!

I'm so excited to host the challenge this week as it's one I'm always struggling with.  In a home where the males outweigh the females, you wouldn't think it would take much to create a masculine card, but it's something I have a hard time doing every time I sit down to make one.  I challenge you to show me your best masculine cards this week-are they ones that come naturally to you or do you draw a blank when you need to create one as well?

Can't wait to see all the possibilities you come up with this week!

We are also excited to welcome back Amanda Southern as our guest designer for October.  Here is some info on Amanda:


Hi My name is Amanda and I started crafting in 2009 where I just played about really, learning what it was I liked to create and how I liked to create it. On this journey of discovery I found the wonderful Stampotique stamps and inparticular the characters created by Daniel Torrente, I just fell in love with them and their versatility. I love trying out new techniques and mediums and my style I think is quite varied. Sometimes I like to create in a neat and precise way and then the next time I will splash and splat colour around with wild abandon. I am finding at the moment that I am drawn to playing a lot with a variety of paints and mediums that allow me freedom across a blank canvas. I start off with an idea in mind but somehow it never ends up that way which I think adds to the whole creative process. I also love getting my sewing machine out to add further texture to a project. I see my creativity constantly evolving with all the fabulous inspiration that I come across from the wonderfully talented people out there in Blogland.  

When I am not crafting I’m probably working, as I work full time as a Retail Store Manager for a large blue chip retailer here in the UK, doing a job I love. I am always saying “There is never enough time” which means I thrive on the fact that I am never bored.

Make sure you check out Amanda's blog and welcome her!

MPORTANT 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.

Kim Howard






Carol's favorites from the "Get Your Spook On" Challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for the favorites badge)

1)  I love the colours on this  

2)  The simplicity and shading of this card makes it a firm favourite,

3)  A lovely box with so much detail

and for the 2 random winners of the $30 Stampotique gift certificate for stamps are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC Sept Winner as the subject)


and


Can't wait to see what you all create throughout October!




Monday, September 29, 2014

SDC October 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.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in November from all those who played in the October challenges.

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 (any not linking directly to your creation AND having the challenge # 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 October and it will run through the close of our last challenge for October which will be November 4, 2014 at noon ET**