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.

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!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SDC187: Use Neon Colors

Astrid Stulemeijer is our hostess this week and has us thinking on the bright side:

At first I was a bit afraid of these intense colors, but after using them, I really love them.  They give your work such a nice "pop".  I challenge you to use at least one neon color.  Can't wait to see your eye popping work!


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

Gerrie Johnnic- Guest Designer



Magda Polakow





Claudine Criner

The favorites from Carol's stars challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)




And to announce the two random winners for the Stampotique gift certificate for stamps (does not include shipping) from the February challenge-I apologize that this got overlooked and thank you to those that pointed it out to us.
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC February winner as the subject)


and


Congratulations to the favorites and the winners this week!







Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SDC186: Stars

Carol Fox is our hostess this week and she's got stars in her eyes:

Feature stars this week, one or more on your arty creation.  As part of your background or a main feature, it's up to you.  Just have fun with the 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.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.
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Carol Fox

Gerrie Johnnic- Guest Designer

Kristen Catalano

Gez Butterworth


Coby vanWilligenburg


Valerie Wilson

Kaz Boughton


Corrie Herriman


Nellie van Leeuwen


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Congratulations to Jackie's favorites from the number challenge:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge on your blog)








Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SDC185: Use numbers or a number

Jackie Payne is our hostess this week and she's got numbers on her mind:
Numbers have been around for a very long time!  They feature so much in our lives!  I would like you to incorporate a minimum of one number into your project!  I hope you have fun.


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.

Jackie Payne

Gerrie Johnnic- Guest Designer


Magda Polakow





Claudine Criner

Astrid Stulemeijer

Congrats to the favorites of Kaz's Sunshine challenge:
(email khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

Judy Dewitt: Love the colours on this beautiful tag.

Yvonne's Art: Love the combination of stamps here.

Gay: Gorgeous composition and funky eyes!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

SDC March Guest Designer


I’m Gerrie Johnnic, aka The Queen of Grunge on my blogspot.  I’ve been stamping for years and I’m still having the time of my life.  My stamping makes me happy!  I love to have fun, LOL and share the laughter in my stamping.  Stampotique and I fit together so well……the stamps allow me to stamp freely, be me, have fun, and share my art with so many people.  You just can’t ask for more than that!  

I love techniques, especially backgrounds.  You can do so much with a great background.  I love color….but I always use a color wheel!  I do not like to fussy cut, therefore I use a lot of masking in my work.  I prefer to work with large stamps, I don’t think small.  Did I tell you I have an A+ personality?  Or did you figure that one out already!

I am thrilled to be your guest designer this month at the Stampotique Designer Challenge!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

SDC March 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 March from all those who played in the March challenges.

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 March and it will run through the close of our last challenge for March which will be March 31, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST**