Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Anything goes for SDC210


This week for the challenge at Stampotique originals Kim is the hostess and she has given us an open theme of "anything Goes"

I have made a tag for the challenge using stamps from the latest release. admittedly I have played around with the images a bit. I was intending to just give the Reindeer Nina's Frankie head, but when it was all put together all I could think was how much the reindeer now looked like a big Turkey so I added an extra "wing" and there he is one big bird.

Looking a bit creepy so I think The Approach with Caution warning is defiantly needed.

I finished my tag with a bit of bling just because I fancied a bit of bling.

I used the following stamps.


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Enjoy the challenge, Carol xx

Monday, 24 August 2015

Stampotique New Release Blog Hop



Today all the Stampotique Design Team are joining together to showcase the images released from Stampotique this month. If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, you can do that over on the Stampotique website here.

I really wanted to show the latest Christmas releases for the blog hop so I have made a trio of Christmas gift tags. 

I used the following stamps


You should have arrived at my blog from Valerie's, but if you have got lost along the way and want to start from the beginning a full list of the hop is below to help you.















 As with any of the releases, there is a variety of stamps from our artists for any stampers, scrapbookers and journalers out there. We always love to see what your favorites are so while you are hopping around, make sure to stop by and say "hi" on our blogs and come back here and tell us what some of your favorite images from this release were.

We'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate for stamps and a grab bag of stamps on two of the blogs-but you won't know which ones they are so stop by and visit them all. We will pick the winners on our first challenge in September.

I hope you enjoy the blog hop, Carol xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Starry Night for Stampotique SDC209


It is Wednesday so that means a new challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog which my lovely teamie Sam is hosting this week.

She has asked us to repeat ourselves and I have used only one stamp on my make this week, again, and again and again.

I have used one of my favorite stamps Text Star by Jo Capper-Sandon. This is one of the first Stampotique stamps I got and it is one I go for time and time again for a background or a focal point.


I stamped it repeatedly onto my jam jars using black Stazon, outlined it and then filled the shape in with Decoart glass paint. Winding wire around the top to make a handle and to give it a bit of a rustic look.


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Enjoy the challenge, Carol xx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Animal in Me SDC208


It is Wednesday so that means a new challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog which Jackie is hosting this week, this is what she has to say about her challenge.

"My challenge is Animals, most people either own or like animals, so I would like you to incorporate an animal into your project this week. I look forward to seeing all the projects and finding out which animal you choose!"

I have used some of the stamps from the latest release for a postcard, using a bit of poetic licence with Roc's quote stamp to give Polka Dot Dog the status he seemed to need.

I used the following stamps

Scooter Girl (for the dogs base)

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Enjoy the challenge, Carol xx

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Stampotique Selfie SDC207


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

Claudine has chosen the challenge this week and she has asked us for either a selfie or photo bomb theme. Well Chicken has been on holiday to Paris and this is a cheeky snap shot she took at the Eiffel Tower with her iPhone.

I used the following stamps 

Chicken
Eiffel Tower
Barcode Text #2
Bushes


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Under The Sea with Stampotique


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

This week the challenge theme of  "under the Sea"  has been chosen by Kristen.

I have made a journal page for the challenge this week, with lots of paint and stencils and of course lots of yummy stamping.

I used the following stamps 

Seaweed

Starfish
Rudy
Roger
Reggie
Splattered Mug
Ocean Text

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bubble Wrap Background for Stampotique


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

Arwen has chosen the challenge this week and she has asked us to use Houshold materials to stamp our background, I have made a card using bubble wrap and paint to stamp my blue background.

I used the following stamps 

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Twinchies for SDC204


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

This week the challenge is to make a set of Twinchies. I made a set of 3 and then added them to the front of a card, adding a sentiment and a few paint splatters for a bit of colour against the white.

I used the following stamps 
The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Stampotique Challenge SDC203


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

We have been asked this week by Kathi to use attachers on our project, I have used a staple to add my ribbon to the top of my tag.



The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Alice In Wonderland at 150


Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;








Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner. In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project


Blog Hop List





































Lorraine

I hope you enjoy getting round to look at all the eye candy on the blog hop.

Carol xx


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Gelli Bunny SDC 202


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

We have been asked by Corrie this week to include some ribbon on our project, I have added this as ribbon to the neck of my bunny.

I recently brought a book on hand made toys, and as you can resize all the patterns in the book to just the size you want I decided to make on for this challenge.

I printed my basic white fabric using my Gelli Plate and DecoArt Paints and I then added lots of stamping to add pattern to it.

I added stamping to my ribbon bow using Daniel's Hearts.

I added stickles to the heart element of Roc's Flying Heart.



The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Lovely Wings for SDC201


It's Wednesday so that means the new challenge starts today on the  Stampotique challenge blog.

This week Astird has chosen the theme of wings for the challenge, I have done a page in my journal using the lovelyWings stamp made up into butterflies.

I used the following stamps

Gears (buried somewhere in the background)
Lovely Wings
World All Her Own
Bar Code Text #2
Splattered Mug


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Celebrate for SDC200


I've got that Wednesday feeling and that means a new  Stampotique challenge .
This week it's a pretty special challenge as the challenge is 200 this week, yikes!! and not a wrinkle in sight. I hope I look this good when I am older.

We have been asked to celebrate this week and I have made a card in celebration of love.

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Shimmer and Shine for SDC199


I've got that Wednesday feeling and that means a new  Stampotique challenge .  Kathi is the hostess this week, and she has challenge us to shimmer and shine this week, so out came the stickles and my very old Beadazzels to add a bit of bling to my tag.


I was very torn as to the quote to use as I was originally going to use the Crown Quote and even after I stuck my chosen one down I still was not sure if I had made the right choice, but once that glue is in place there is no going back!!

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

My Favorite Stampotique Stamps SDC198


It's Wednesday and that means a new  Stampotique challenge .  Gez is the hostess this week, and she has cahhlenge us to use our favourite stamp, this was so difficult, so I have a tag using some of my favourite background stamps and one of the first Stampotique stamps I ever owned "Daniel's Hearts"

I used the following stamps


The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Brusho and Gloss Gel


I have had a play with Brusho's for my post for That's Crafty this week, adding texture with Brusho and Clear Gloss Gel.


Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

This is my last post for That’s Crafty as I am cutting back on my crafting commitments for a few months. I may come back to the DT later in the year if circumstances allow for it. I have enjoyed my time on the Design Team and I have been honoured to be among some very talented people on here, and I wish to thank Laura for her support recently when I have been going through some difficult times, is this a lovely group and I shall miss being a part of it.

Carol x

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tin Frida Necklace for SDC197 Tin is in


It's Wednesday and that means a new  Stampotique challenge , and  Janet is the hostess this week, and she her theme is "Tin is in"

Janet says about her challenge 

"I am challenging you to use some form of tin in your artwork. Consider incorporating craft tin, tin tape, an Altoid container, a repurposed tin can or any tin object to incorporate with your stamping.Put on your "tinking" caps and join us in this challenge to have a chance to win some Stampotique stamps."

I have used some bits of old biscuit tins to make a necklace using the mini Frida stamp as the main focal point.

I used the following stamps



The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. Including details of how to link your items for the challenge and be in with a change to win a $30 voucher to spend on Stampotique Rubber stamps.

Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy directly from Stampotique originals and other on-line shops.

Carol x

Friday, 22 May 2015

My Numbers up at That's Crafty


The new challenge starting today at That's Crafty. It has the theme of "your Numbers Up"

This theme seems pretty apt for me at the moment as I have made the decision to leave the That's Crafty Design Team so this will be my last Challenge post for them, next week will be my last post on their inspiration blog.

I have had a lot going on this year none of it good stuff, so I am cutting back on my commitments for a little while. I may well return to That's Crafty later in the year. I shall continue to support Laura as this has been a lovely Design team to be part of and to be honest I do feel sad to leave but my mojo seems to have hit rock bottom and it seems fair to step aside and let someone else have my spot on the team.

Full details of the challenge can be found by following the link at the start of this post.

Hope to see lots of entries for the challenge.

Carol x

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Art Journal Class


Well Hello, I am doing an Art Journal class in the 20th June in Feering which incase you don't know is in Essex around the Colchester Area. I Have been told there are a few places still available. It is an all day class 10am until 4pm and hour for lunch and for me to sneek off into a corner and have a sit down.
It's £25 for the class and if you think you might like to come email me at waynemonster@gmail.com.












I have  added a few photos of my journal pages and you can see more by clicking the link in the side bar that say's "journal pages"

Tanks for looking, Carol x

Journal Style Pocket Watch


 I picked up a rather lovely 2nd hand book recently, it’s called “Taking flight” and it has a collaged style packet watch in it. So this is my take on the project using a stamped imaged and a handmade background.

Full details are on the That's Crafty Blog if you fancy popping over for a read on what I have done.

Carol X