Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SDC253 Beach or Sea - Week 2

Welcome back to the blog today and another week of challenges. We are onto week 2 of our Beach or Sea Challenge and we have some more wonderful inspiration for you from our Design Team. 

We hope you have taken part in our New Release blog hop. If you haven't you can begin HERE, there are some wonderful prizes

Now onto some more wonderful inspiration for the Beach Or Sea Challenge.......

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.

Guest Designer
Jools Robertson

Jo Capper-Sandon

Come on and join us, you can enter twice for each challenge
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Stampotique New Release and Blog Hop

Today we are joined by the Stampotique Design Team to showcase the images released from Stampotique this month.  If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, you can do that over on the Stampotique website here.

As with any of the releases, there are a variety of stamps from our artists for any stampers, scrapbookers and Art Journal enthusiasts  out there.  We also have a new artist with us this release. Her name is Tracy Scott and you can see her stamps HERE..... We always love to see what your favorites are so while you are hopping around, make sure to stop by and say "hi" on our blogs and come back here and tell us what some of your favorite images from this release were.

We'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate for the online store and a grab bag of stamps to two random winners who have visited the blogs. You won't know which blog we are chasing winners from so stop by and visit them all.  We will pick the winners on our first challenge in August.

Have fun hopping!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SDC253 - Beach Or Sea

Hello everyone and welcome back to Stampotique's Designer Challenge. We hope you enjoyed the last two weeks with our Party challenge. It is time for a brand new challenge, again, this challenge will last two weeks and you can enter TWICE, YAY!!
Our new challenge theme is "Beach or Sea"
"The beach is always such a fun and relaxing place to be. Whether it's sun or just fun in the sand and surf, let's see your best Beach themed projects this week"

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.

Guest Designer

Gay Peplow

Thanks to everyone who joined our Party challenge, Cassandra Sloan chose our top3 and they are:
Merlina #7
Sue W. #11
Sue J. #12

(please email jasminngirl411 at for your top3 badge)

Come on and join us, you can enter twice for each challenge
For more inspiration see us on

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SDC252 Party - Week Two

Hello once again and welcome back to the blog. We are on week 2 of the Party challenge and are here to offer you more inspiration from our amazing design team. Next week we will bring you a new challenge
So without further adue' here is some more inspiration from the team..... ENJOY

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.

Guest Designer

Cassandra Sloan

Come on and join us, you can enter twice for each challenge
For more inspiration see us on

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SDC252 - Party

Hello and welcome to our first challenge with our new Design Team!! We are having a party over here at Stampotique!! Which brings us to our Challenge theme! PARTY!

We at Stampotique love a good party and 4th of July was just a few days ago here in the USA so get the party stamps out and show us your best party projects!!

Don't forget this theme will run for 2 weeks AND you can enter each challenge TWICE!!
Scroll down to see some wonderful inspiration from our design team. We will be back next week with more inspiration too!! Double the fun!

Our guest designer for July is the wonderful
Hello Stampotique Friends,
This month I have the honor to be guest designer. I feel very honored.
Who am I?
My name is Yvonne and I live in Hilversum, a town near Amsterdam, along with my husband and son.
Originally I'm a teacher but for 25 years I work in a hospital on the X-ray department.
Actually, I've always been busy with paper, ink, pencil, paint ..... But four years ago I discovered stamping and been hooked ever since.
Two years ago I discovered Stampotique and bought my first stamp “Mwah and Kiss” Jo Capper-Sandon
In the last two years my number of Stampotique stamps has exploded ( my wooden babies)
They make me happy/laugh and play with my imagination.
I really like nice bright colors and also love browns.
Now let’s play!!!

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.

Jo Capper-Sandon

Nellie's top 3 from last week's Black and White Challenge are:

1. Godelieve:
Love the clean&simple idea and all the different patterns

2. Cath Sheard:
Great background and wonderful choice for the main stamp

3. Sue
Wonderful background and I love the stamps on book paper

(please email Claudine at jasminngirl411 AT for your top 3 badge)

AND the two winners of the 30.00 gift certificate from last month's challenge entries are:
#34 - Ellie Knol
#83 - Maria Lawton

(Congrats, please email Claudine at jasminngirl411 AT for your certificate)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Stampotique is  SO excited to announce our new line up for the Design Team. We are thrilled to have some new members and some members that were on our current team. We have a large team this go round with 15 members strong! We are very excited about the days to come and all the fun things the team has in store for you!!!!
So without further adue..... here is our new team!!!!

Kassa (Karen) Hayselden
I loooooves nothing more than being up to my elbows with a mix of ├╝ber colorful mediums (always a touch of neon too eeeeep!) creating 'happy art!'...
Mwah Kassa xoxo

Nellie Van Leeuwen
My name is Nellie van Leeuwen. I am 53 years old. I live in the Netherlands with my husband and our 3 dogs. I'm a real "stamptramp". I wander from one technique, colour or stamp to the other. From cute to vintage, mixe media, whatever. I like to try everything. That's why I chose the nickname "Dutchstamptramp" . I am over the moon that I can prolong my membership of the Stampotique Designteam. I simply love to work with Stampotique stamps from all the different designers!

Cassandra Sloan (ATC Swap Coordinator)
I am a crafty, stay-at-home mom. I love learning new things and sharing creativity and art with everyone. I have been creating with stamps since I was in grade-school and love that as an adult, I can continue to share my passion with others.

Tera Callihan (ATC Swap Co-Cooridinator)
Hello, My name is Tera Callihan. I am a dental hygienist by day (yes I know how ironic it is that i am known as "the crafty sugar addict", but the addiction is real! ) I am also a rubber stamp addict by night! In the art world I am mostly known for my addiction to creating mail art. I also love Artist trading cards, as well as all other things inky! In the real world I am married to my high school sweet heart and we live happily ever after with our wonderful fur children! 

Corrie Herriman 
My name is Corrie Herriman, I am 55 years old and I live in Venlo in the Netherlands with my husband David. I have been crafting all my life but only discovered rubber stamps, ink and mixed media a few years ago. I stopped working in 2010 so I have lots of time to spend on my inky hobby. I love making cards and ATC’s, Art Journaling and occasionally I like to alter something like a box or a book. I am so happy to be staying on this team and hope to keep on inspiring you with my, mostly colourful, projects.
Corrie x

Gay Peplow
Hi, My name is Gay Peplow, long time crafter and general painty person. You will often see me around blogland entering challenges, especially here on the Stampotique blog and of course on my blog. 
Currently I’m living in the south of England with my hubby, our boys have mainly flown the nest now.
I am totally thrilled to be a part of the Stampotique team, the talented crew and these fab, quirky characters inspire me constantly!
My style is probably a bit simple but I like to let the designs shine, it is a big challenge to get an idea across with only few elements on the page/card. I’m so looking forward to seeing all your creations in our coming challenges, come and join us!

Kathi Rerek 
I'm a native New Yorker living in New Jersey with my husband, daughter, and two cats. I've been papercrafting since June 27, 2000 and stamping since July 2001. My style is "layered clean eclectic" ranging from edgy to whimsical depending on my mood. I'm thrilled to be a part of Stampotique's fabulous design team.

Julie Steed 
“Helloo! My name is Julie and I hail from the often-soggy Pacific NW section of the U.S. I am accompanied on life’s adventures by my husband of 23 years, Chris, my daughter (19) and two sons (17 & 14), and some furry and feathery friends. 
As a child my favorite part of school was when the teacher pulled out the art supplies. Color, texture and composition still catch my eye. To support my paper and stamp buying habits I opened an Etsy shop, Elves In The Attic, in 2009. I’ve been a fan of Stampotique for years and love the wonderfully quirky style of their designers. I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this fabulous team!

Jo Capper-Sandon 
I'm Jo- I live in a small village in East Sussex in the south of England. I've always worked in art and design one way or another after training as a textile designer, whether its been retail, sketching, teaching or publishing. I've recently returned to stamping again after taking a crafting break for a few years. Prior to this, I enjoyed being on a number of stamping design teams, one of which was Stampotique Originals! In May 2010, my first rubber stamp designs for Stampotique were released, including Bee, the first in a range of flora, fauna, sayings, and patterns that I've since gone on to create, which has all been very exciting for me. I'm really happy to be back on the team again. 

Samantha Read 
"My papercraft passion is rubber stamping, as a young girl I would captivated by the lady in the post office, stamping letters etc. I find inspiration whilst out walking with my best friend and muse, Poppy, my miniature schnauzer. My favourite stamp is often my newest but one I always go back to is Stampotique's Moon Girl, she is so serene yet versatile. My favourite technique is usually the latest thing I'm trying out, this keeps my art quite varied as I never know what I'm going to do next! My style is often described as cute and whimsical.

Jackie Payne 
Have been stamping over 25 years and Scrapbooking about 10 years.
I was runner up for Scrapbooker of the year 2010 and 2012, for Scrapbook Magazine.I have written articles for a number of magazines on Scrapbooking and had my work published in many different magazines, such as Stampers sampler, scrapbook Magazine, Craft Stamper, to name a few, i have also done a live interview for BBC radio 4, women's hour, about Scrapbooking. I have run workshops for a number of shops in the Uk, over the last few years. I also enjoy family history and photography and family life. My family is at the ❤️ of everything I do.

Arwen McCullen
I am an original costume seamstress and has worked as such a long time in the middle age shop. She was always creative as a child. Whether through drawing, writing or sewing, she expresses herself and her art. Her passion is GLOOMY, her style Gothic. Arwen resides with her daughter and 3 cats in a village in Germany.

Gloria Steiger
Hi, my name is Gloria, but I am also know around blog land as 'Creepy Glowbugg'.
Halloween isn't just my favorite holiday, it's a way of life for me. I bleed orange and black. I prefer life on the darker/creepier side of things and try to reflect that in my art as well. I love creating with all kinds of mediums and techniques, but my heart is rooted firmly in stamping, coloring, and paper crafting. I am thrilled to be a part of the new Stampotique design team, and look forward to creating great art with these wonderful stamps.

Valerie Wilson
Hi, I'm Valerie and I'm thrilled to be returning to the Stampotique Design Team in 2016! I just took a look back and I can't believe I've been part of the Stampotique family since the beginning of 2010! How time flies when you're having fun! Every time I sit down to create with the Stampotique stamps, I smile and often giggle while I work - somehow, they take on a life of their own and have their own sense of humor! Over a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the "parents" of the Stampotique family, Carol and Jim, and I instantly felt like we had been family forever - I can't wait until the next time we visit!! I'm looking forward to every minute of creativity with this group of genius crafters!

Jools Robertson
I love all types of Arts and Crafts and enjoy working with mixed media, working with a variety of products creating lots of colour and texture
I work as a textile designer which means I’m constantly creative and I love to try to incorporate these techniques’ too!
I really enjoy exploring techniques of all kinds to create quirky pieces, that’s why I love using Stampotique’s beautiful unique designs so much!


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