Sunday, March 1, 2015

SDC March Guest Designer


I’m Gerrie Johnnic, aka The Queen of Grunge on my blogspot.  I’ve been stamping for years and I’m still having the time of my life.  My stamping makes me happy!  I love to have fun, LOL and share the laughter in my stamping.  Stampotique and I fit together so well……the stamps allow me to stamp freely, be me, have fun, and share my art with so many people.  You just can’t ask for more than that!  

I love techniques, especially backgrounds.  You can do so much with a great background.  I love color….but I always use a color wheel!  I do not like to fussy cut, therefore I use a lot of masking in my work.  I prefer to work with large stamps, I don’t think small.  Did I tell you I have an A+ personality?  Or did you figure that one out already!

I am thrilled to be your guest designer this month at the Stampotique Designer Challenge!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

SDC March 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 March from all those who played in the March 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 March and it will run through the close of our last challenge for March which will be March 31, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST**


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SDC184: Bring me sunshine

Kaz Boughton is our hostess this week looking for a little sunshine:

It's cold in the UK and I can't wait for it to warm up.  Show me something sunny to hopefully encourage the sun to come out.



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.

Kaz Boughton

Jane France- Guest Designer

Kristen Catalano


Gez Butterworth


Coby vanWilligenburg



Carol Fox


Corrie Herriman


Nellie van Leeuwen


Thank you to all who hopped along our new release blog hop-we loved seeing what some of your favorites were.  Congratulations to our winners!

Our random winners were:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC hop winner in subject line)

From Kate Crane's blog
($30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps (shipping not included)

Lovely stamps Kate. Congratulations x
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From Claudine Criner's blog
($30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps (shipping not included)

Woooow !!! I'm so excited about all the new designs :) class!



x sternenglanz
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From Kristen Catalano's blog
(grab bag of new images)




Blogger Julie Steed said...
Wow, the colors you used here are amazing. Beautiful!!
February 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM
We don't have any favorites this week, but looking forward to seeing your creations for next week!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Stampotique New Release

Today we are so excited about the new release for Stampotique Originals!!!  We've been keeping it under wraps for weeks now, but know that some of you got a sneak at one of our new stamp artists.  


Stampotique is thrilled to add to the line-up the designs one of our former team members and popular mixed media artist, Kate Crane (is that squealing we hear amongst you?).  We know you all won't be disappointed with the line-up of stamps from all our artists this go around.

Are you ready to see some wonderful artwork showcasing some of the new stamps?  There are 50+ new ones being released this time around, so plenty for everyone to choose from (or choose them all).

Hop along with the design team and 2 special guest bloggers leaving comments along the way.  We will choose 3 random winners from 3 selected blogs along the way to win some goodies.

We will choose our winners with our next challenge on February 25th.

We begin our hop with Janet Klein.  If you get lost anywhere along the way you can come back to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to find your way.


Hope you enjoy all the design team creations, 
we can't wait to hear what your favorite new stamps are!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SDC183: Happy Unbirthday!


France Papillion is our hostess this week and here's what she has to say about her challenge:

We often expect cards on our birthday.  How about surprising someone with an unbirthday card?  With our without Alice in Wonderland inspiration, make a happy unbirthday card.


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.

France Papillion

Jane France- Guest Designer



Magda Polakow





Claudine Criner

Astrid Stulemeijer

Congrats to the favorites of Kristen's heart challenge:
(email khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

Shari T: I love the background, and the saying and heart embellishment go perfect with her project!http://aintthatartsyfartsy.com/2015/02/11/i-am-super/

Creepy Glowbugg: I love the combination of daniel's hearts and wolfie king for her card, and it was a perfect Valentines Day card.http://creepyglowbugg.blogspot.com/2015/02/for-my-king.html

Yvonne: I love the colors and simplicity of her project. Lovely! http://yvonne1960.blogspot.nl/2015/02/its-all-love-and-hearts.html

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SDC182: It's all Love & Hearts

Kristen Catalano is our hostess this week as love is in the air:

February 14th is Valentine's Day, so why not create something that is surrounded by hearts and love?


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.

Kristen Catalano

Jane France- Guest Designer


Gez Butterworth


Coby vanWilligenburg


Valerie Wilson

Carol Fox


Kaz Boughton


Corrie Herriman



Nellie van Leeuwen


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Sue's top 3 favorites from the citrus challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like the favorites badge)


12 Pages of Green - I love the bats hanging from the shrooms
16 Yvonne - Beautiful bold colours and I really like how she's used just part of the stamps
21 Nikki - Fab doodling and the sentiment made me smile

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SDC181: Oranges & Lemons-use citrus colors

Sue Davies is our hostess this week and she's got us thinking fruit:

Ever since I was small I've loved the color yellow and the rest of the citrus colors.  They are just so fresh and always make me feel happy.  So, this week I want you to use citrus colors and spread the happiness! 


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


Jane France- Guest Designer



Magda Polakow




Claudine Criner

Astrid Stulemeijer

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Corrie's top 3 favorites of the painted background challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like favorites badge)

1) #80 - Jane France, I love the splattered colourful background, sorry to hear about your wallpaper :) .

2) #81 - Amanda, I love the petroleum gelli  technique Amanda used to create this wonderful grungy background

3) #90 - Stempelientje, I think this looks almost vintage; great little project ! 
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Congratulations to all those who were picked favorites this month-great job with all the challenges.  We enjoy seeing your creations week to week!

Now for our two randomly picked winners of the $30 gift certificate good for Stampotique stamps.


and


Congratulations to the winners!
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC Jan winner in subject line)

Looking forward to see what you all create this week using the citrus colors.