Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SDC161: Flowers

Kristen is our hostess of the week and here is her challenge to you:
 We may be nearing towards the end of summer, and for most, the flowers are fully bloomed, but for me, some of the best flowers are yet to come.  I love the gigantic sunflowers and the autumn mums, and for that reason, I challenge you to use flowers in your creations this week. 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.






Magda Polakow

Kathi's favorites from the music challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

Gerrie Johnnic: Too cute, fun, and fabulous! After all, who can resist puppies?

Gerda: Starry Night background and Van Gogh portrait are fantastic!

The Seaside Stamper: Succeeded in creating an ear worm!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SDC160: Music as Inspiration


Kathi Rerek is our hostess this week and here is her challenge to you:

I love music and enjoy most genres ranging from liturgical music to rap, from classical to head-bangin' rock! Music fills my soul and moves me emotionally and physically.

Let's see how music inspires you! Use song lyrics, music notation, or words associated with music in your project and share it with us!

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you all create!


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

Jackie's favorites from last week's bow challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like favorites badge)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SDC159: Bows


Jackie is our hostess this week and here is her challenge for us:

Ribbons have been around since the Middle Ages. Merchants travelled the world, buying and selling ribbon, many of which had gold and silver in the silk. ribbons were a sign of nobility and worn only by the rich. By the seventh century ribbon was part of the fashion industry and was part of clothing.

Today ribbon has numerous uses, and it is a favourite crafting accessory, I have lots of it! 
You can make fabulous bows with it to adorn your cards, scrapbook page,  tags, journals etc.

So I would like to see you adding a bow to your project, if you don't have ribbons, bows can be made out of many mediums such as paper, clay, string to name but a few!

I looking forward to seeing your creations with a bow!

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.






Magda Polakow
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Kay's top 3 favorites from the black, white with a pop of color challenge are:
(Please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)




and our 2 random winners for the July challenges are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC July winner in subject line)


and


Congratulations to all the favorites and winners!



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SDC August 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 September from all those who played in the August 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 August and it will run through the close of our last challenge for August which will be September 2, 2014 at noon ET**

Friday, August 1, 2014

SDC: August Guest Designer


We are excited to welcome back one of our guest designers for the month of August.  Here's a refresher on more about Gay Peplow.

My name is Gay Peplow and you will find me mostly on my blog http://mustavcoffee-craftymusings.blogspot.co.uk/. I live in Surrey in the UK, have a very patient husband , two sons, a daughter-in-Law and two grand daughters. 

Since I was a very small child, I’ve loved the feel of paint in between my fingers, discovering clay was just magic, squidging it is a memory that has stayed with me since school. But I enjoy many forms of art, lino cutting, making 3D models even transforming the back of a lorry into the sea and then the following year into a city skyline for my son’s school fete!

I have had my blog now since 2007 and have really enjoyed making cards and linking up with the lovely crafty people I have encountered. I was on the design Team of the Craft Barn for a couple of years and really enjoyed it. My favourite style is probably clean and simple but it is also the most challenging, to achieve balance and place the elements of a design can take hours.

Stop on over to say hi and visit her throughout the month to check out her designer entries.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SDC158: Black, White and pop of color


Kay here and it is my turn to host the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!  What might seem like a simple challenge to most, for some, whose work is generally full of color, it really will be a challenge.  But, for all of us, it's good to try something different. I have been on a black'n'white artistic kick lately because I love the crisp freshness it can bring to a card, journal page or ATC. Whatever you decide to do, keep it black and white with just a pop of color!  

Get creative this week and join us!

**Please read - new rule instituted with this challenge:
We will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.
Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for understanding.**

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's favorites for the Christmas in July challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

37. Gerrie Johnnic ... fabulous colours and interesting background make the little robin so appealingGreat card!

38. Gay Peplow... love the clean & classy look and the sparkly present. Perfect!

40. Jools Robertson ... perfect choice of images and background. The giant snowball blew me away. Brilliant!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SDC157: Christmas in July

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be your hostess for this weeks challenge.

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas right?!! ;-) I thought it would be nice for us to spread a wave of festive cheer throughout Blogland!

Every year I set out with good intentions and imagine a great big stack of handmade Christmas cards all ready to send out nice and early in December, in reality I think it's happened once! So, lets do it together! Dig deep and crack open the Christmas stash box early!!

This is a fun challenge, I hope you enjoy it too!

The Design Team have lots of creative inspiration to get your festive mojo ringing! Happy creating!

**Please read - new rule instituted with this challenge:
We will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.
Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for understanding.**

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.