Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SDC51: Spring has Sprung

We can see the wearable art was a challenge for a lot of you but love what everyone had created to show off how versatile the Stampotique stamps can be.  Thanks for thinking out of the box and for joining us!

Your imaginative wearable art left Valerie feeling that they were all her favorites!
She has chosen to highlight a few pieces that used very creative materials to create beautiful, stylish accessories:
Shrink plastic, mini bottle, beads
Fabric, netting, button, wire 
Renee Zarate
Hotel room key
Along with Valerie's favorites our team had a very difficult time picking out a winner for our guest we decided to pick two.

Congratulations to Astrid Stulemeijer and Belinda Spencer

You can see their creations over on our Facebook page.  Astrid's creation is here and Belinda's is here.
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail with GDT in subject line)

Our random winner of the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps is:

(please e-mail with SDC50 Winner in subject line)
Gez is our hostess for this weeks challenge and here is what she has challenged us with:

"With warmer days just around the corner I thought it would be great to try and encourage a little sunshine into our lives and onto our blogs by creating whatever you wish using nice bright spring colours, flowers or wildlife.. something to lift all our spirits and tell Mother Nature we are ready! I know I am!!"

Remember it is Stampotique only and you will have until April 10th to enter for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps to our random winner.

What makes you think of spring?  Join us with your spring creations by linking up with us below using your Stampotique stamps to be eligible for the $30 gift certificate for stamps.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SDC50: Wearable Art & Guest Designer Call

Wow ladies! For those of you that are NOT comfortable with pink and purple, you sure blew us out of the water with all those creations, the backgrounds on a lot of them were so amazing.

Nellie's top 3 favorites were:
(e-mail for Stampotique Designer's Favorite Badge)

Wonderful tag with my favorite little monster. Fabulous background.

I love the soft, delicate colors and the flowers at the bottom are fabulous.

This one brought a smile to my face. Love the use of all this Stampotique characters.

and the random winner of the $30 gift certificate for stamps is:
(please e-mail with subject line SDC49 Winner)

Want a chance to be a guest designer for Stampotique?  We love to give our fans a chance to be a part of Stampotique throughout the year, and our challenges here are one way to do that.

There are 2 ways to enter this challenge.  First one is you can join in with our challenge here and when entering put GDT next to your entry.  Second way is you can create anything with Stampotique stamps and post it over on our Facebook page.  Please remember either way you must use Stampotique stamps.
We will announce our next guest designer with our next challenge on March 28th.
And now for this week's challenge from Valerie - wearable art!  Valerie would like to see what fun ideas you can come up with as you create something that you can wear - perhaps even a matching set!  Will you take something apart and rebuild it, alter an existing item or will you start from scratch?  And then of course, the real test will be - will you wear it!?! :)  
The design team has outdone themselves with a beautiful array of inspiration to get you started!!

A bobby pin hair accessory

We can't wait to see what you create that we might all be able to wear.  Please only submit once and use your Stampotique stamps to be eligible for the prize.  Link directly to your creation using inlinkz below.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome our March Guest Designer- Anika Knittel

Stampotique welcomes Anika Knittel as our guest designer this month.  Here's a little more about Anika.  Stop on over and visit her at her blog Anikcraft.

I'm originally from Germany but have been living in London, UK for the past 10 years. I have always had a strong interest in arts and crafts. My mum used to make all sorts of things with me and my sister, from silk painting, knitting, sewing, papercrafting and woodwork with my dad. At the age of 12 I developed a strong interest in musical theatre and it only seemed natural to combine the two so I studied prop making and set building in London. I have worked on many West End shows since and love my work. 

England is also where I discovered my love for stamping. It started off with Tim Holtz's distress inks and stamps range 2 years ago and I have since discovered so many different companies and products and made many great friends. In 2011 I particularly fell in love with Stampotique and it's crazy but lovingly drawn characters. 2011 was a very busy year, I became part of the team for a German stamping magazine "Just Stamps" and also got myself published in UK Craft Stamper Magazine and The Stampers Sampler. So far 2012 has been a quiet year for me but inspiration comes in waves so I'm sure the next one is just around the corner.

I'm delighted to be guest artist this month having always admired the DT's work and the endless inspiration from every single team member!