Thursday, 24 April 2014

That's Crafty on a Thursday


This week my project for That's Crafty is an upcycled picture frame that I picked up in a 2nd hand shop. Full details can be seen  on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a Happy Thursday, Carol x

Pin Ups for the Tag Along Challenge


I am the hostess for the Tag along Challenge this week. The theme is Pin Ups, and this is the tag I have made for the challenge. I have used paint, stencils and rubber stamping for my tag finishing it off with a big of doodling around the edges.

My main stamp is by The Deep Red Stamp company, and is available from That's Crafty.
My Border is a Design from Roc for Stampotique Rubber Stamps.

I hope you get time to join in the challenge this week and I will be popping by your blogs to have a look at any that you link up. Carol x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Stampotique Challenge Postcards SDC 144


The theme at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week has been chosen by Sue and this is what she has to say about her challenge.

Good morning everyone, it's Sue here and I'm delighted to be hosting this weeks challenge. I'm sure that every crafter has had that block where their mojo has packed it's bags and gone on holiday. I know I've sat and looked at a sheet of card and had no ideas at all. One way I've got to get over this is just to decide what size or shape I want to make. So I pick a card or a tag, or in this case a postcard. Postcards are great fun and it's amazing how much you can get on a 6x4 (inches) area. So this week I would like you to make a postcard. Have Fun!

For my postcard I used the following stamps


Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. I hope you get a chance to join in this month.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

SPA - Lighthouse Challenge


I am hosting the theme of Lighouses on SPA this week . I have a bit of a thing for lighthouses and I have quite a collection of lighthouse stamps, but the ones I choose to use for this are by Crafty Indidviuals.

I stamped my main image and the postcard bit first and masked the lighthouse before sponging the whole card with blue and white paint. I used my new Decorat satin multi surface paints, I am enjoying using these as they give lovely coverage.

The remained of my images I stamped onto lightweight card, cut out and coloured before sticking down. I finished by stamping paint splatters, in two colours, shadowing the first colour by the second.

Do head on over to the blog to join in the challenge this week.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Black and White with a Splash of Colour for That's Crafty.


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is Black and White with a Splash of Colour. I have gone for an Alice In wonderland Theme, using the blue of her dress as my splash of colour. Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cowgirl Stength


This week my project for That's Crafty is a hanging Beer Mat . Full details can be seen  on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a Happy Thursday, Carol x

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April Showers Stampotique Challege SDC 143


I chose the theme of April Showers for Stampotique Designers Challenge this week. I love the early months of the year and to me I only have to hear the month April and instantly in my head the song from Bambie is playing, and I am now humming, drip, drip, drip, little April showers, so use water, rain and April showers as your inspiration this week.

I used these Stamps

Rainy Day
Giant Shroom
Raindrops (new 2014 release)
Months
Typewriter Alpha (new 2014 release)
Splattered Mug (new 2014 release)

Don't forger the blog hop that is going on at the moment full details can be found HERE , and there are a few prizes to be won along the way.

All the new release stamps can be found HERE.


Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. I hope you get a chance to join in this month.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stampotique New Release April 2014 Blog Hop.


If you are a fan of our Facebook page you may have already gotten a sneak peek of some of the new images we are excited to be releasing today. We hope you will join us for the blog hop to see a variety of those images.


There are lots of new images from our favorite stamp designers and we are proud to welcome one of our newest stamp designer, Magda Polakow, whom you have seen tons of her fabulous creations here as part of our design team. We think you will find a few stamps that you can't live without.

Join us through the blog hop for your chance to win some random goodies-we will be randomly drawing two winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps at the Stampotique online store. The new stamps should be available over there now.

Also, make sure you hope all the way through for an exciting announcement on our Stampotique Designers Blog for an additional chance to win some goodies and some additional recognition as an artist.

You should have arrived to my blog from Corrie's Blog , if you did not arrive from there you may want to start the hop at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog. When you are finished visiting my blog you will want to hop on over to Astrids Blog.

Have fun hopping, we will be pulling the random winners of the blog at our challenge on April 23, 2014.



I used the following stamps for my project.

Tpewriter Alpha 10018

The complete release can been found here

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and I know I am in love already with so many of the new releases and I hope you enjoy using them too. Carol x



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Thursday, 10 April 2014

That's Crafty on a Thursday


This week my project for That's Crafty is a page in my journal. Full details can be seen  on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a Happy Thursday, Carol x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Owlseeyou for SDC 142


The theme at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week has been chosen by Magda and this is what she has to say about her challenge.

I always have a pen or pencil with me. Always with notebook full of drawings and doodles. I'm sure not only me! I would love to see a pen in your project. It can be a drawing, doodles or simply some journaling. It might be even a single word. I'm looking forward to seeing your entries for this challenge!

It was part of a challenge I set myself this year to start and try to be a bit more freehand with my scribbling, doodling and painting ,so this challenge was a good one for me. I have only added a draw squiggley edge but it's a start.

I used these stamps


Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. I hope you get a chance to join in this month.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Friday, 4 April 2014

New Challenge at That's Crafty


It's time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and the theme is Spinning around, use circles and round things on your project. Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog

Hope you have time to enter, Carol x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

That's Crafty on a Thursday


This week my project for That's Crafty is a couple of journal tags, I make these to slip into pockets that I make in my journal to give me extra room for writing or for secret journalling. Full details can be seen  on the That's Crafty Blog.

Have a Happy Thursay, Carol x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

House Party Chunky ATC SDC 141


The theme at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week has been chosen by Nellie and she has asked us to show a bit of humour in our project this week.

I have used a chunky wooden ATC as my starting point, adding other wooden building blocks and some wheels to make my "House Party"

I used the following stamps


Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. I hope you get a chance to join in this month.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx


Sunday, 30 March 2014

SPA Down on the Farm


I am hosting the theme of "Down on the Farm on SPA this week .
This is my postcard to share with you.
The images in the background are all by the Artistic Outpost and my Hen and Cockerel are by Stampotique Originals Rubber Stamps

Do head on over to the blog to join in the challenge this week.

Enjoy the rest of your day, Carol x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hey Baby Journal Page


I have done a page in my smaller sized  journal for That's Crafty this week.
Full details and more photo's can be seen HERE

And don't forget to enter the That's Crafty challenge. Full details can be seen HERE and you have a chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend in the shop.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC140 - Vintage


The theme at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week has been chosen by France and she has asked us to use a Vintage theme this week.

This is what she has to say about her challenge 

"Hello lovely Stampotiquers,

Lots of us get so excited when we get our hands on an old ledger, old books, or old family photos even from people we don’t know. But those are often hard to come by, or very expensive.

Because of that, lots of us became very agile in making new things look old. Using inks, paper distressing tools and yummy techniques.

How about we combine all that love for all things vintage and all those yummy techniques with our favorite stamps, to create a vintage looking Stampotique piece?

Can’t wait to see where that leads you! Ready? Create!"

I have made a tag with a vintage feel this week, finished with a bit of machine stitching round the edges.

I Used the following Stamps
Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. I hope you get a chance to join in this month.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Friday, 21 March 2014

That's Crafty Challenge


It's time for the 2nd challenge of the month for That's Crafty and the theme is Inky Antics. Full details can be seen on the Challenge Blog
I used dylusion sprays for my base, adding a bit of background stamping and stencilling, the knocking it back a bit whit some gesso as I felt it was to bright for the image I wanted to use.

I stamped my image, the Lost Coast Feather bird and elements from the Kaisercraft stains stamp with black archival ink. I stamped my word and popped it a little bit with some glossy accents, finishing my tag with some machine stitching and some splats of white UTEE. 

I hope you get time to enter the challenge, Carol x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Dreaming of Summer


The better weather has made me think of summer this week and I have use the Beyond The Sea set by The Artistic Outpost this week to make a wall hanging in soft summery colours, for That's Crafty this week.
Full details and more photo's can be seen HERE

And have you heard, That's Crafty now have a challenge blog. Full details can be seen HERE and you have a chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend in the shop.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Oh Boy SDC 139


The theme at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week has been chosen by Maria and she has asked us to use a masculine theme this week. I have made a tag with some old rub-ons as a base and then lots of paint and inky for my background, finished with a bit of machine stitching round the edges.

I Used the following Stamps


Stampotique Rubber Stamps are available to buy from Stampotique originals .

The full details of the Challenge can be seen HERE. I hope you get a chance to join in this month.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx

Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Dare Devil


I have made a tag and a pocket for That's Crafty Blog this week, using one of the New Artistic Outpost Set of Stamps that are just available in the shop.
Full details and more photo's can be seen HERE

And have you heard, That's Crafty now have a challenge blog. Full details can be seen HERE and you have a chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend in the shop.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, Carol Xx