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!

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 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 with SDC Sept Winner as the subject)


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


  1. What a lot and so many different styles- inspiration! Super! And I feel lucky!! Can't wait to order more great stamps... Thanks! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  2. Squeeeeeeeel !!!!!! Yippeeeeee. .. more stampotique loveliness for me to own....absolute heaven!!! Thank you so much. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  3. Congrats to all the winners! Loving the DT inspiration once again. Off to get my thinking cap on:-) xxx

  4. Great challenge, love the DT work again and again and

  5. At first welcome to Amanda again! :) Congrats to the winners of the gift certificate too, and thanks for this cool challenge Kim, DT samples are just gorgeous as usual. Coco x

  6. Amanda, Congratulations and welcome back! I know you'll have all sorts of fabulous stuff in store for us this month!

    Congratulations to the winners.

    Fabulous inspiration by the team ladies!

  7. Thank you for the fun challenge and the amazing DT work for added inspiration! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  8. Great work from Amanda, Gay and Stempelientje last week! Thanks for the inspiration, Ladies! Welcome aboard for the month of August, Amanda. Love having you as our Guest Designer!

  9. Warm welcome to Amanda and thanks to the team for some wonderful inspiration this week! Congratulations to the winners and favourites, i am so pleased that Carol liked my card, yippee! :D

  10. Those are the cutest "masculine" art projects! The Stampotique Design Team rocks!


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