Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SDC192: Springs

Valerie Wilson is our hostess this week and she's thinking spring:

"In my town, there is still snow on the ground, but I'm hoping that if we keep thinking "Spring" really hard, that Spring will arrive! To encourage the arrival of Spring, I'd like to see you actually use springs or something that makes things spring up off your project!"

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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Valerie Wilson

Karen Hayselden- Guest Designer

Kristen Catalano


Gez Butterworth


Coby vanWilligenburg


Carol Fox


Kaz Boughton


Corrie Herriman

Nellie van Leeuwen



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


I'm a huge fun of bright colours. Love the colour combo and a little circles!

I really like the idea with circles and words (great quote btw!). Page full of layers, great!

I simply love the background and colouring, the effect is great!



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SDC191: Circles

Magda is our hostess this week and she has us running in circles:

I like using shapes in my projects especially circles. They can give interesting effects on projects depends in what way they are used. I would love to see circles on your creations. How you will use them, depends on your imagination.


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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Karen Hayselden- Guest Designer





Claudine Criner

Astrid Stulemeijer


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

Jools Robertson, love the stamping on fabric, the flowers and all the stitching! Wonderful!

Jane's World, Love the combination of the quote and the hand stitching on it.....creative!

Yvonne Koops, Love the way she stitch around Smushasha it looks like seaweed

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SDC190: Stitches

Coby vanWilligenburg is our hostess this week and she has us in stitches:

I love stitches in my creations, sometimes stamped sometimes made by hand and sometimes with the sewing machine.  I challenge you to use stitching in your creations this week.


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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Coby vanWilligenburg

Karen Hayselden- Guest Designer

Kristen Catalano

Gez Butterworth


Valerie Wilson

Carol Fox


Kaz Boughton


Corrie Herriman


Nellie van Leeuwen


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Thank you to everyone who plays with us each week, the team really enjoys seeing your creations!

Arwen's favorites from the unusual shaped card challenge were:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

1. catherine SDC189
"Love the little bunny boy :)"

2. Green Pages of SDC #! 89
"Clever idea. Love the unusually shape."

3. Yvonne's Style SDC189
"Brilliant art work. Love the different layers."

Congratulations to the random winners of the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps (shipping not included). 
 (e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC March winner as subject line)


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Look forward to seeing what everyone creates for this month's challenges!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

SDC April 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 April from all those who played in the April 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 April and it will run through the close of our last challenge for April which will be May 5, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST**

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SDC189: Unusually Shaped Card

Today we welcome our April guest designer who has been playing along in our challenges for quite awhile, Kassa Hayselden.  Here's a little bit about Kassa:


Hi there lovely friends....


My name is Kassa (Karen Hayselden) - eeek! so excited to be here!

I'm from a glorious part of England - Yorkshire
I live there with my hubby, beautiful daughter and my furry gang.....lol Ruby the Leonberger often likes to get involved with 'our' art, tis her big nose, its often covered with gesso, paints and glitters!

When it comes to art, I'll give anything a go but my real love is mixed media filled with tiny detail....details that take me into my own little world and imagination - a happy place to be.....creating 'happy' art......

A few years ago I started my Stampotique 'addiction' with a  collection of Daniel Torrente and Janet Klein's beauties and now, well...I just can't stop.....heeheehee (don't want to either- keep them coming Stampotique :-)))

And how lucky am I - I only live 15 minutes away from a major stockist of Stampotique stamps - Art from the Heart - and how exciting I'm teaching regular monthly workshops there - the workshops are called 'Stampotique Boutique' can you guess what we get up to............we'll be up to our elbows in Stampotique - YeY!!!!

To go peep at my blog here's the link - kassadh.blogspot.co.uk

Mwah Kassa xoxo


and now onto our first challenge of April:

Arwen McCullen is our hostess this week and has us thinking out of the box:

Anyone can do a square card.  I like unusual creations and would like to see other card types this week.  Enjoy the implementation and I'm curious about your artwork.

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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Arwen McCullen

Karen Hayselden- Guest Designer



Magda Polakow





Claudine Criner

Astrid Stulemeijer

Nellie's favorites from the background challenge were:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

So much going on and I love the colours.

Love the structured background combined with the Stampotique stamp

Fab splashes of colour 

Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SDC188: Your Favorite Background Technique

Nellie van Leeuwen is our hostess this week and she's got us breaking out our techniques:

What's your favorite technique to make backgrounds?  I love making backgrounds with distress ink on a craft sheet.  I use distress ink, memento, brusho's, distress stains, whatever I feel like working with. Quick and easy and a different and surprising result every time.


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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Nellie van Leeuwen

Gerrie Johnnic- Guest Designer



Astrid's favorites from the neon challenge were:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge on your blog)


Thanks to all who are playing along each week-it's great to see the variety of artwork shared through the challenge!