Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SDC 202: Use Ribbon

Corrie Herriman is our hostess this week and here is what she is challenging you with:

I struggle to use ribbon in my projects but I do like it. So I want you to show me what you do with ribbon. Have fun ! Corrie x


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.
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Renee Zarate- Guest Designer

Gez Butterworth


Coby vanWilligenburg


Valerie Wilson

Kristen Catalano

Carol Fox


Corrie Herriman


Nellie van Leeuwen



Astrid's favorites from the Give Wings challenge:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)


Sorry, forgot to add our random winners for the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps from the month of June.  Congratulations to the winners!
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC June winner in subject line)


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Thank and we look forward to seeing all your ribbon creations this week!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SDC July Guest Designer: Renee Zarate


We are thrilled to announce our July guest designer.  She's a frequent player in our weekly challenges and her creations are a lot of fun to see!


I am a mixed media artist living in the small New England town of Bolton, MA.  I am absolutely thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Stampotique for the month of July!
My crafting adventure began with scrapbooking about 15 years ago, when my husband and I moved from So. Calif. to New England.  During those long cold winters I was pretty much housebound needing an indoor hobby.  Then I started using those scrapbooking supplies to make cards about 10 years ago after buying my first stamp.  My style is eclectic and leans more towards inky, grungy projects rather than pretty and cute.  I have tried just about everything from Art Journaling, cards, ATCs, canvas art and tags.  I am the first to admit that I have a serious addiction to ink, stamps and stencils.
One of my greatest loves is Stampotique stamps.  I have a major art crush on Daniel Torrente, as do so many others!  I use my family of stamps for cards and mixed media projects.  Not only do I love the characters but the quality of the stamps never disappoints.
My work can be seen in magazines such as:  Somerset Studio, The Stampers’ Sampler, Handcrafted, Just Steampunk Vol 4, Somerset Studio Gallery, Art Journaling and Take Ten.  I also teach classes locally.
I welcome emails and invite you to please visit my blog!

Monday, June 29, 2015

SDC July 2015 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 August from all those who played in the July challenges.

If you do not have a blog to link up to, please feel free to join our Stampotique page on Facebook here.  We have a photo album on there called SDC Challenge Photos that you can upload your photo there.  Once you have uploaded it there, go to your photo in that album and copy the URL to link on the Stampotique Designer's Challenge links.

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 July and it will run through the close of our last challenge for July which will be August 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST**


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SDC201: Give Wings

Astrid Stulemeijer is our hostess this week and here's her challenge:

Every stamper has a little Frankenstein in them.  Give a stamp without wings a pair of them.  Have fun creating!

Today we are also bidding farewell to a few of our longtime designers- one of which is our hostess this week.  We wish Astrid, Magda and Kaz (she's taking a break the rest of the year) the best in their future creative endeavors!


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.
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Astrid Stulemeijer



Catherine Carter- Guest Designer













Claudine Criner


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Kim's favorites of the 200th challenge were:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for the favorites badge)

Paper Whims- love the Party sign

Gay- the background colors are gorgeous and of course who doesn't love a good dog celebration?

Jane France- love how you have HUNK celebrating on the 200


and Congratulations to  Kris Johnson for being our random winner of our 200th challenge.   You will receive some Stampotique goodies. 
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with your name/mailing address and SDC200 winner in subject line)

Thanks to everyone who played along with our 200th challenge, we wouldn't be where we are today without your awesome creations each week!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SDC200: Celebrating our 200th Challenge

Kim Howard is the hostess this week and we are celebrating:

Today is our 200th challenge and we'd like you to join us this week by celebrating.  Create with celebration, anniversary or best wishes in mind.  

And... if you play along for this challenge, you might have an extra shot at some Stampotique goodies.

We thank you all for joining us each week at our challenges and hope you have as much fun creating with Stampotique as we do!


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.
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Catherine Carter-Guest Designer

Kristen Catalano

Gez Butterworth


Coby vanWilligenburg


Valerie Wilson

Carol Fox


 Kaz Boughton


Corrie Herriman


Nellie van Leeuwen


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Kathi's favorites from the Shimmer & Shine challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like the favorites badge)

Jools Robertson -- I love everything about this mixed media piece.
Kezzy -- That sparkly hair-do!
Gay -- The attitude of her morphed Queen of Hearts!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SDC199: Shimmer & Shine

Kathi Rerek is our hostess this week and she's shimmering and shining:

My spirit animal must be a magpie as I'm attracted to all things that shine, shimmer or glitter.  My challenge for you is to create a project that literally shines!


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.
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Kathi Rerek


Catherine Carter- Guest Designer



Magda Polakow



Claudine Criner

Astrid Stulemeijer

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Gez' favorites from the favorite stamp challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

I love how Renee has coloured 'Angel Squared' her features are so delicate and the gold accents are pure magic!

So CLEVER! I absolutely LOVE how Leane has made a fabric doll using her favourate stamp. Brilliant!

Beautiful card with a bright, fresh handmade background. Framing Jo Capper-Sandon's Large Butterfly perfectly

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SDC198: Favorite Stamp

Gez Butterworth is our hostess this week and she's playing favorites this week:

We've ALL got one!  What's yours?  We would love to see your favorite Stampotique images (if you can't pick just one) on your creations this week.  Which stamp makes your heart skip a beat?


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.
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Gez Butterworth

Catherine Carter-Guest Designer

Kristen Catalano


Coby vanWilligenburg


Valerie Wilson




Nellie van Leeuwen


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Janet's favorites for the tin is in challenge are:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like the to display the favorites badge)

Kris Johnson - pendent with Daniel's image and a  dangle bead - totally adorable and wearable
Gay Peplow- Roc's horse in colored tin -- cute pun and great balance of empty space
Wendy Lynn -- Daniel's tree topper made into an ornament.  Nice layering and dimension
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And Congratulations to the two random winners of our May challenge-you will receive a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps (shipping not included).
Please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC May winner in the subject line to claim prize


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