Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SDC55: Bright Colors

We loved seeing all the family portraits that you all created this past two weeks with Stampotique stamps.  Some very cool and original works of art amongst the participants!

Kate's top 3 favorites were:
(please e-mail for SDC Favorites badge if you would like it)

Great inky background, and I just love Laura's family story behind this creation.

Renee created a fabulously funny card which sums up how every mother feels! I'm sure this is what my kids hear every time I speak to them!

Another funny creation. Love the family figures against the 'Suspects' background.

Our random winner for the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique Stamps is:
(please e-mail with subject line SDC54 winner)

Congratulations to all of you! 

This week Vicki is our hostess and she has challenged us with the following:

Summer's ALMOST here and when I think Summer, I think BRIGHT......the Brilliant Yellow Sun, the bright green grass, bold blues in the lake and the variances of bright and cheerful I challenge you to create a Bright Card!!!! 

Hope you will join us this week for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Stampotique for stamps.  Please remember that in order to qualify you must use your Stampotique stamps and only one entry per person.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SDC54: Family

Our last challenge to create ATC's had some of you really challenged.  Isn't that fun to be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and try something new?  I know I always enjoy that even if I'm stumped at what to create.

Maria's top 3 favorites this week were:
(e-mail Kim at khowardga @ if you would like the favorites badge)

Belinda Spencer

Retro Dolly


and our random winner of the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps is:
(please e-mail carol @ (no spaces) and subject line SDC53 Winner to claim prize)

#5 Debbie B.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone for playing the ATC Challenge!  
We are saying goodbye to one of our design team this week as Joanne has had to take a step back and we wish her the best.  Her clean & simple one layer style will be missed.
Kate is our hostess this week and here is what she says about her challenge this week:

For quite some time now, I have been thinking that some of the Stampotique characters remind me of a family gathering ...( er, no offence to any of my family members who may happen to be reading LOL!) So, with that in mind I set you a challenge to create something, anything, with the theme of family. It could be a greeting card, a journal page, an ATC .... whatever you like. Now, we've all got families but it means something different to each and every one of us, so you can be serious .... such as 'If sisters were flowers I'd pick you', or tongue in cheek... 'You pick your friends, not your family', or anything else that takes your fancy! 

Ready to play for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps?
Please remember only one entry per person and our challenges should use Stampotique stamps only.  Please link directly to your creation using in linkz below.

Here is some inspiration from the design team:

Vicki Garrett

Join us by linking directly to your creation using in linkz below.  Our challenge closes at 5:00 p.m. EST on 5/22/12.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Guest Designers: Carol Quance

Hiya, my name is Carol.  I seem to have followed the path of many other people. I’ve  always loved making things – clothes for my trolls as a kid, knitting (Kaffe Fasset and Patricia Roberts) x-stitched, hardanger.  A friend then introduced me to rubber stamps about 15 years ago and I thought it  was very “twee” (guess that means very quaint/cute) but I got hooked lol. Things have  improved a lot since then as the stamping scene and my skills have developed.  I dabble with stitching and fabric too these days and love combining both in my projects. I also love fantasy Sci-Fi and music and thanks to my son my latest love is drum and bass music!

Carol has been a long time player of our Stampotique Designer's Challenges and we love her funky style. You can visit Carol over at her blog Alcoholinky.

She shares with us today one of her creations, Play with Abandon.