Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SDC280 - Inchies!!!


Hello all and thanks for coming by our Challenge Blog today. 
Can you believe that we are half way through August? The kids will be starting school very soon and we will be seeing fall colors! 
This weeks challenge theme is "Inches" 
What are inchies? They are little 1"x1" pieces of work. You can create your submission with just one inchie or you can create a bunch of inchies and add them to a project. 
Our design team has some great samples below, be sure to check them out!! We love seeing what you create so come and join us for this fun challenge.

REMINDER: We do encourage you to add your creations here on the blog but if you don't have a blog or don't know how to upload your photos to this blog, you can now join on Facebook 
Again, you can join twice in each challenge with two different NEW projects and we will choose winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates from challenge entries on Facebook AND on the Blog here. We will still only have 2 winners each month.
Please upload your images to ONE place, either Facebook OR here on the blog. 

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.

Nellie Van Leeuwen 

Yvonne Baas


Cheetarah Cheda



Elena Martynova


Karen Hayselden




Sternenglanz chose top 3 this week and her picks are:

#8 WendyLynnLove the elephant with his party hat

#11 Jane - love the Butterfly on the bubbles

#6 Agnes Kieler -  love the idea with the sand

Please email Claudine for your top 3 badge
(jasminngirl411 AT yahoo . com)

Make sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of support, friends and fun
We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on check it out here:
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SDC279 - Only Animals - Week 2


(banner courtesy of Arwen McCullen)


Hello, hello.... Week two of "Only Animals" challenge is up and going!! Won't you come and join us, I mean, who doesn't like animals, right?
Check out inspiration from our designer's below and then come and join us!
We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on for August, the theme is "Sentimental" and the deadline to join is August 16th check it out here and join in the fun 
 ATC Swap

REMINDER: We do encourage you to add your creations here on the blog but if you don't have a blog or don't know how to upload your photos to this blog, you can now join on Facebook 
Again, you can join twice in each challenge with two different NEW projects and we will choose winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates from challenge entries on Facebook AND on the Blog here. We will still only have 2 winners each month.
Please upload your images to ONE place, either Facebook OR here on the blog. 

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.

Cassandra Sloan


Sternenglanz


Jo Capper-Sandon


Michele Kosciolek


Cornelia Wenokor



Jools chose top 3 this week and her picks are:
1. Leanne Green
Fabulous and inventive love the Flying poochies

Wonderful Vintage Animal ATC

3. Nadine SDC#279
Wonderful colorful Seahorses

Please email Claudine for your top 3 badge
(jasminngirl411 AT yahoo . com)

Make sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of support, friends and fun
We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on check it out here:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SDC279 - Only Animals


(banner courtesy of Arwen McCullen)

We have some exciting news!! People have been asking us to let them join our challenges on our Facebook group. Well, we are listening!! You can now join in our challenges on our Facebook group. We will be creating a photo album for each challenge, all you need to do is add your project to the proper photo album in order to join.
We do encourage you to add your creations here on the blog but if you don't have a blog or don't know how to upload your photos to this blog, you can now join on Facebook. 
Again, you can join twice in each challenge with two different projects and we will choose winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates from challenge entries on Facebook AND on the Blog here. We will still only have 2 winners each month.
Please upload your images to ONE place, either Facebook OR here on the blog. 

Check out our new release for August on the website HERE

Now onto our challenge......

This week is all about the Animals!!! Use only animals on your projects this week. We don't want to see any people... get your animal stamps out and show us your favorite species!! 
Our design team has some wonderful inspiration for you, check them out below.

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.










Top 3 was chosen by Jo, her picks for this week are:
#24 - Katrin  - Crisp, clean and fresh
#25 - Stamping Outside the Box - Great use of lots of tape
#28 - Agnes Kieler - Love the composition and tiny details
Congrats!! Please email Claudine for our brand new top 3 badge 
(jasminngirl411 AT yahoo.com)


The winners of the 30.00 Gift Certificates to our online store are:
#18 - Tenia Nelson
#23 Melissa 

Congrats!!! Email Claudine for your gift certificate
(jasminngirl411 AT yahoo.com)
shipping rates not included

Make sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of support, friends and fun

We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on for March, check it out here:

We also have tons of pictures on our Pinterest boards, come on by  for a dose of inspiration!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SDC August Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES CAREFULLY BEFORE LINKING
(There are new changes)

Stampotique Challenges will now run every TWO weeks......
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 different entries per challenge. We also ask that your entries be new creations. From ALL (Facebook and Challenge Blog) current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month. 
(Please Note - Shipping and handling rates are not included in 30.00 GC)

We have some exciting news!! You can now join in our challenges on our Facebook group. We will be creating a photo album for each challenge, all you need to do is add your project to the proper photo album in order to join.
Please only upload your image to ONE place, either Here OR on our Facebook Challenge Album, do not enter in both places

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.
We also ask that you only enter our challenge along with 4 other challenges, anything beyond that and you will be disqualified.

* Please link up DIRECTLY to your creation
  
*You MUST include the challenge # behind your name (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) 

NOTE: Any entries not linking directly to your creation AND having the challeng # will be deleted and not eligible for prize.   For example if I'm entering it would look like this- 
JANE DOE-SDC73 
(or whichever challenge # it is)


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SDC278 - Use Some Kind of Tape - Week 2

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today. We are happy you came by.
Thanks to all who joined us last week. This week we are continuing our "Use Tape" challenge,
Whether it's washi tape, masking tape, painters tape, duct tape or any other kind of tape.... let's see you use it on your projects!!
Remember, you can join each of our challenges twice! Just use two different projects and your good to go. 
We have some wonderful inspiration by our designer's below. Take a look and then come over and join us for this challenge.
You could win a 30.00 Gift Certificate to the Stampotique online store.  We always give away 2 a month. 


(Banner courtesy of Arwen MCCullen)

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.


Nellie Van Leeuwen 

Yvonne Baas


Cheetarah Cheda


Elena Martynova



Kassa Hayselden



Top 3 was chosen by Valerie and her picks are:

#20 Leanne Green - an ingenious background idea
#21 Nadine - lots of pretty details to explore
 #19 Kathy K - a great use of tape for an interesting border


Congrats!! Please email Claudine for our brand new top 3 badge 
jasminngirl411 AT yahoo.com


Make sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of support, friends and fun
We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on for March, check it out here:

We also have tons of pictures on our Pinterest boards, come on by  for a dose of inspiration!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SDC278 - Use Tape

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today. We are excited to have you here. Thanks to all who joined us for the "Celebration" Challenge. We were thrilled with all the entries. 
We have a new challenge this week and we are talking "Tape"
Weather it's washi tape, masking tape, painters tape, duct tape or any other kind of tape.... let's see you use it on your projects this week. 
We have some wonderful inspiration by our designer's below. Take a look and then come over and join us for this challenge.
You could win a 30.00 Gift Certificate to the Stampotique online store.  We always give away 2 a month. 




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.


Cassandra Sloan

Sternenglanz


Jo Capper-Sandon


Michele Kosciolek


Cornelia Wenokor


Top 3 was chosen by Cassandra and her picks are:
#5 - Lena
#12 - Preeti
#15 -Nadine


Congrats!! Please email Claudine for your top 3 badge 

jasminngirl411 AT yahoo.com


Make sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of support, friends and fun
We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on for March, check it out here:

We also have tons of pictures on our Pinterest boards, come on by  for a dose of inspiration!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SDC277 - Celebration Week 2

Hello all and welcome to the Challenge Blog. We are into another week of our Celebration Challenge. 
(Banner coutes y of Arwen McCullen)

Whatever you are celebrating, whether a birthday, wedding, new baby or holiday... let us be a part of it and come over and join the challenge. We can't wait to see what you have in store.
For now, check out some wonderful inspiration from our design team below.

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.





Nellie chose top 3 this week and her choices are:
Very funny, great combination of stamps and I love the black and white with just a touch of color

Love what she did with the buttons on her tag

Great tribute to freedom!

Congrats!! Please email Claudine for your top 3 badge 
jasminngirl411 AT yahoo DOT com

Friday, July 7, 2017

Blog Hop Winners!!!

UHOH, we had a little "blip" this morning... sorry for the delay but the blog hop winners are...Drum Roll.......

The 30.00 Gift Certificate winner is:

From Nellie's Blog
Nellie, this is fantastic. I love the colours. 


and for the Stampotique grab bag the winner is:
From Valerie's Blog


This is just darling. Great job.

Congrats! Thanks so much for hopping along with us. 
Please contact Claudine ( jasminngirl 411 AT Yahoo.com ) for your prize.

If you haven't already, come by the Stampotique website and check out our new releases. 
Also, join us for this week's celebration challenge!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SDC 277 - Celebration and New Team

Hello all, thanks for stopping by. We hope all you US folks had a wonderful 4th of July! We are onto a Celebration challenge! Won't you come and join us?
We are also introducing our new Design Team in this post so we hope you will read a little about each and every one of them. We are so excited and thrilled to have all of them. 
You have until the 7th to join our blog hop and win some wonderful prizes. You can begin the hop HERE

INTRODUCING THE NEW TEAM!!!
I'm very very happy, honored, excited........... to join this wonderful design team. A dream came true! I live in Hilversum (The Netherlands), a town near Amsterdam, along with my husband and son. Originally I'm a teacher but for 26 years i work in a hospital on the X-ray department. Actually, I've always been busy with paper, ink pencils, paint.....
But 5 years ago I discovered stamping and been hooked ever since.
Three years ago I bought my first Stampotique baby 
"Mwah and Kiss" designed by Jo Capper-Sandon.  
In the last 2 years my Stampotique stamps has exploded.
They are my rubber babies­čśś
They make me laugh, happy and they play with my imagination.
Let's have a good time together­čĺ×


Cheetarah Cheda
Hi everyone, my name is Cheetarah Cheda (aka Miss Thundercat on various social media), a thirty-something old girl with a passion for art supplies and writing instruments (I like to write with fountain pens). I live with my husband Cris and kitty Meesha in Leiden, the Netherlands. I'm an Art Historic Archivist and work at a Modern Art museum in Amsterdam. This entails that I works with old documents and am surrounded by art nearly daily :) Needless to say I love my job. In my free time I love doing various Mixed Media, Art journaling and Mail art projects which I blog about at missthundercat.blogspot.com I absolutely LOVE Stampotique Original Designs stamps of course!! The SODT have such amazing talented people and they always inspire me to create. I feel honored and humbled to be in the Design Team with them this term and I hope I will be inspiring you to create as well :)



Cassandra Sloan
I have been seriously crafting for around 13 years and am so excited to be a part of the Stampotique family. I dabble in just a little bit of everything, but mixed media is really one of my favorites followed closely by sewing. I am excited to continue to learn and grow and share my passion with Stampotique.



Cornelia Wenokor
My name is Cornelia – otherwise known as fun stamping, which translates into Stempel Spass – the name of my blog. I am originally from Germany, hence my blog name, which just means fun stamping. For the last 20 years I have been living in New Jersey with my husband and our younger son. Our daughter right now lives in Germany and is doing her masters degree. I am working full time and like to spend my evenings creating cards. I have been totally hooked now for about four and 1/2 years. I mainly do CAS cards, but occasionally I like to experiment with other styles. Besides card making I enjoy photography, baking, cooking, hiking, biking, reading, classical and all sorts of ethnic music. In addition, I love to travel! Somehow my days are always too short...



Gemma Maggs
I am so excited and honoured to be a member of Stampotique, it's a dream come true.. I can't wait to work alongside a very talented group of ladies.
My name is Gemma Maggs and I live in Yorkshire, England with my Fianc├ę and our gorgeous Poodle.
Where art and crafts are concerned, I'll try anything and probably already have at some point; but I really do love Mixed Media, Art Journaling and Rubber Stamping. I've got a large amount of rubber stamps, as well as my large, ever growing and multiplying collection of Stampotique stamps. You can never have too many, I just love their quirkiness!
There are no rules in mixed media or art journaling; just love what you do, be messy and have fun, there are no mistakes.


Michele Kosciolek
Born and raised in Michigan but in my early 20's I migrated to the west coast, California. I spent 15 years in the Los Angeles area but came back home to play with my nieces who are growing up too fast!! Crafting and creating is my HAPPY!! It is what I love to do. Stamping and mixed media along with SO many other things, I LOVE IT ALL! I am very excited and honored to be a new member of the Stampotique team, hope I can inspire you!!



Jo Capper-Sandon
Hi, I'm Jo Capper-Sandon, very happily returning for another exciting season with the wonderful Stampotique. Some of you may know me already, but for those that don't I'm a northerner living in the south of the UK and originally trained as a printed and woven textile designer. I love colour and layers and find most inspiration for my artwork and stamp designs for my range at Stampotique usually from nature and my surroundings. Along side being a full time Mum to two (and a cat) I love watching stand up comedy , I enjoy films like Deja Vu and John Wick ,and Walt Disney World in Florida is my favourite holiday destination.



Milo Lilja
Milo Lilja is my name, I'm 45, and I'm from Sweden. I've always been a very creativ person, and I started using rubberstamps 1995, so it's been a while. I find my inspiration everywhere from something I see on the street to others art at Internet and I always have projects in my head. My fave styles are vintage, shabby chic, mixed media, steam punk and gothic. I love to combine all of them together. Very typical my art is a lot of details. I was a part of Stampotiques design team 2010, and I've also been a guest designer in October 2016. I'm so excited to be back in this amazing team with so many talented artists and the lovely owners Carol and Jim. XOXO


Elena Martynova
Hi everyone! My name is Elena. I´m so excited to be part of the Stampotique team!
I live in Astrakhan, Russia. This is a big southern city, which is famous for watermelons and black caviar. I've lived here all my life and love it with all my heart! Also I love my family: mother, husband, son, daughter, dog and three cats. For women of our planet tend to work . But thanks to my husband, I am able to only deal with home, family, and creativity. I love scrapbooking and devote many hours every day (if my family has forgotten how to eat, I would have devoted even more time :)))
I discovered mixed media three years ago and it is always in my mind! I love to experiment with new products and try new techniques.
I hope that I my art will help inspire you to get your hands messy and create something you love!



Valerie Wilson
Hi, I'm Valerie and I'm thrilled to be returning to the Stampotique Design Team in 2017! 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! I super excited about the new releases now coming out every month and I'm looking forward to every minute of creativity with this group of genius crafters!


Arwen McCullen
***I'm Arwen and I live with my daughter and three
cats in a village in Germany.
Creativity has determined my whole life.
I worked as a medieval seamstress and created my own clothes.
I love stamping and creepy stuff. So Stampotique
is perfect to me (especially Daniel's stuff).
Meanwhile, I have my own stamp range at Stampotique.
So proud to be a part of the artist family -love them all!
My hobbies also include,creating my own
jewelry,scrapbooking, reading,graphic
designs,movies, music, sewing, writing.
Be sure to check out my Blog.
I would be very happy about your visit :)
www.arwen-mccullen.de


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!
http://joolsrobertson.blogspot.co.uk/



Sternenglanz
Hello my Name is Manuela but in the stamps word is my nickname *Sternenglanz*. I'm 40 years old and I live with my husband and my pets ( two chinchillas and two birds ) in Germany. 

We have not Childs, my Childs are my pets and they are my great Love like my man and my hobby. I stamp since 2009 and I find fast my Love for the Stampotique stamps. I'm so exited and happy to be a newbies, hope you will like my works and we see us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.


Nellie Van Leeuwen 
My name is Nellie van Leeuwen. I am 54 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, mixed media, whatever. I like to try everything. That's why I chose the nickname "Dutchstamptramp" . I am (once again) over the moon that I can prolong my membership of the Stampotique Designteam. I am a designteam member for quit some years now. I simply still love, love, love to work with Stampotique stamps from all the different designers! Stampotique stamps really inspire me to create art.
My blog address: https:// dutchstamptramp.wordpress.com/
My Pinterest: https://nl. pinterest.com/dutchstamptramp/ ?etslf=5184&eq=nellie%20van% 20leeuwen

Hi there lovelies:-) I'm Kassa Hayselden from a lovely little town called Wetherby in the UK. I feel so lucky being part of the Stampotique family, part of the design team and also doodle designs that are magically turned into stamps...
I looooVes everything to do with colour & texture, kooky & quirky, pushing boundaries & experimenting is always FUN but best of all I LOVE sharing my 'haPPy art'.


And now for some of the teams projects for the Celebration Challenge:

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.

Top 3 was Chosen by Claudine and her choices are:
#34 Hiedi
#33 Tonya
#31 Corrine

Please email me for your top 3 badge (jasminngirl411 AT Yahoo Dot Com)

We also have two challenge winners for the 30.00 gift certificate. They are:
#18 Julia Aston

#20 Lisa Hoel

Make sure to check out our Facebook page for lots of support, friends and fun
We also have a wonderful new ATC swap going on for March, check it out here:

We also have tons of pictures on our Pinterest boards, come on by  for a dose of inspiration!