Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SDC47: Altered Items

Are you keeping yourself organized with the pocket/purse calendars so far in 2012?  If you are, then you've got Stampotique marked in there for the 2nd & 4th Wednesday's of the month for challenges right?

Loved seeing how different everyone's pocket/purse calendars were and that you took Maria up on that challenge.  Maria's top 3 favorites were:
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And the random winner of the $30 gift certificate good towards Stampotique stamps is-please remember in order to be eligible to win you MUST use Stampotique stamps:
(please e-mail with subject SDC46 winner)
It’s time for another Stampotique challenge and Kate is here as our host this week! January seems to be a time when many of us decide to use what we already have so with that in mind I challenge you all to alter something! It can be anything from a matchbox to a coaster, an old CD to an empty cardboard box. Have a good hunt around, see what you can find and give it the Stampotique treatment!
We will draw a random winner for a $30 gift certificate good for Stampotique Stamps prior to the next challenge.  To be eligible to win you must use Stampotique Stamps ONLY and only one entry  per person please. 
We at Stampotique want to send out a special Thank you for our awesome guest designer this month, Laura Liddell.  She has shared with us some amazing creations!

Want some additional chances to win some Stampotique goodies?  Join us as we sponsor Gingersnap Creations and Macabre Monday.

Please link up your Stampotique Designer's Challenge altered item below using inlinkz.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SDC46: Pocket or Purse Calendar

It was great to see what everyone's wish for the New Year is, so many great creations to check out this past challenge!

Congratulations to Nellie's top 3 picks this last challenge:
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Dawn: I love the colours of this one and this card really made me smile, beside the fact that the wish is so recognizable

Trisha: Love the quiet paper background that makes the moon en birdies stand out so beautifully

Renee: A very original entry with so many interesting details, love the silver of the stamp and the lart ribbon flower on top.

Congratulations to our random winner of the $30 Stampotique gift certificate is #2 Clare.
(please e-mail with subject line SDC45 winner to claim your prize)

This week Maria gave us the challenge to create a handy pocket calendar or purse calendar.  The challenges are now STAMPOTIQUE ONLY (non-Stampotique will be deleted).  Join us for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

Our team came up with some fantastic creations this week with a variety of different calendar options for the new year.

We hope that you will join us for SDC46 and create a pocket or purse calendar by linking up below directly to your creation.  Please link only once and no back linking.  We will remove duplicate posts, backlinked posts, or any not using Stampotique stamps.  You will have until 1/24/11 at 5 p.m. EST to enter.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

SDC45: Wish for the New Year- Group 1

Our hostess for the last challenge of the year is Nellie and here is what she what she has challenged us with:
Here is a recap of Nellie's challenge for us:

Almost 2012, a whole new year lies ahead of us.

This time of the year we tend to look forward, what are our dreams, wishes, hopes and things we want to achieve for the new year. What do we wish and hope for our dear ones. I challenge you to show us your dreams, wishes and hopes in a stamped project.

It’s a Stampotique stamps only challenge this time so grab you stamps and stamp! As always you can win a $30 dollar gift certificate for your choice of free Stampotique stamps. 

This is what I wish for you: a colourful year in which you go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Here is group 1 with their wonderful creations:

Join us here with your creation, you have until Tuesday 1/10/12 to play along with us.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! January 2012 Guest Designer

Help us ring in the New Year with our January guest designer, Laura Liddell.  Here's a little info on Laura:
I live in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, UK, with John, my partner of many years and our 2 daughters who are now 17 and 15. I love the area in which we live. It is so beautiful nestled between two salmon rivers, the River Severn and the River Wye. Our home is situated on the borders of Herefordshire and Wales.
I feel I am a person with little emotional baggage with a joy for life. I feel I have learned to smell the roses. This saying is on my list for a journal page soon.
I have always been creative and before the children were born I designed knitwear and exported mainly to America and Japan. The landscape around me was very much the inspiration behind many of my designs. Taking colours from the every changing seasons and countryside around us. I found a niche in the market for hand knit menswear and sold to many prestigious stores. The colours I used appealed to this market where I would combine up to 30 different yarns together to create a subtle design full of texture.
When my first daughter was born it coincided with the markets weakening and deadlines were too stressful with a young baby, so I decided to wind up the business. It was also a relief not to have to create in straight lines anymore, which is the structure of knitting.
I came to stamping about 6 years ago. Prior to this I would make up creative projects to do with my children and for my job in family learning. I must admit I love stamping. I love how instant it can be and how one stamp can be used in so many different ways. It has opened up so many peoples creativity and made this part of their life accessible. It is the closest thing I have found as an adult to be like playing as child. I love to combine humour into my creations. There are not many days when I do not find time to play.
Laura joins our current challenge to celebrate the New Year with her creation here:

Her creation uses Starbird with Chick 3059 and Peace on your Wings 8875.
Happy new Year, hope you will join us for our current Stampotique Designer's Challenge here.