Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Just Add Bling


It's been an exciting month for Stampotique, we have collaborated with Lindy's Stamp Gang which has enabled me to try some products I've not used before, I confess to falling in love with the Black Forest Magical Shaker - it is awesome! A teeny, tiny sprinkle and a little water and the black powder develops in to a gorgeous mix of black and vibrant pinks, yellows and blues. I also used a Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray - the beautiful blue has a lovely lustre to it. 

A fun new Stampotique challenge begins today and it's perfect for all you crafty magpies out there: 'Bling It On' - all of the details can be found right here! My bling for this postcard is in the form of glitter, alcohol ink, (which sadly doesn't show up well in my photo), and sequins. 
The Stampotique Stamps I used are:
and Spiral

(All Stampotique stamps are here and Lindy's Stamp Gang is here)

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx








Thursday, 30 March 2017

Postcard from the Heart


A new challenge has begun at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog: simply use text in your background, all of the details can be found right here 

My arty first love is postcard and mail art so I made the above postcard for this particular challenge. Being a postcard it measures 4 in x 6 in. Blue paint was lightly brushed on and using white heat embossing powder the background text was added. The black hearts were stamped directly on to the postcard and everything else was stamped on white card, coloured and glued in place.

The stamps I used are:
Head 
Tiny Handhelds (for the heart)
and Agatha Star (for the star)

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xx




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Tag It!


Oh my, just typing in the title for this post reminded me of running around the school playground playing Tag - those were the days lol.

The current challenge theme at Stampotique is 'Tag It', so to join in just decorate a tag or include a tag somewhere on your art work, all of the details can be found right here, just by entering you could win $30/£24 to spend at the Stampotique online store.

There are times when I really struggle with colours so for this challenge I've made two tags using the same cupcake stamp, one tag colourful and the other quite neutral.


The stamps I used are:


Thank you for visiting my little blog, wishing you a lovely day, Sam xx

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Ribbon or Lace....

.... is the continuing challenge theme this week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, (all the details can be found right here).
Sadly I've been a little under the weather and my mojo didn't want to cooperate so I have cheated a little and used ribbon to hang my creation rather than fully incorporated, I like to think outside of the box, but I just didn't have the brain energy. On a positive I'm starting to feel well again and it's only a couple of weeks until we move our clocks forward and we shall be in British Summer Time again, hooray!
Talking of time, making this was the first time I used the Colour Her Soul stamp and one of last months new releases Communitree.

All of the amazing Stampotique stamps can be found right here and don't forget that just by entering the challenge you are in with the chance of winning $30 - £24 approx to spend at the Stampotique online store!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

All Aboard!

There is double the fun at Stampotique HQ today - a new challenge begins and because it's the first of the month, (a pinch and a thump and all that!), some new images are released!
This adorable plane with it's whimsical characters is just one of the new stamps.


All of the challenge details can be found by clicking here and the new Stampotique release can be found here 
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Colour of Love

It's week 2 of the 'Seeing Red' challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog - all of the challenge details can be found right here


This week I'd like to share with you a Valentines Day card I made for my amazing Grandson - we both love rockets and space and red is the perfect colour for love.
The stamps I used are:
and Cheesey Moon (stamped on shrink plastic)
The full collection of Stampotique stamps can be found here - new images are added every month :)

Wishing you a lovely day and thanks for visiting my little blog, Sam xxx



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Seeing Red

A new challenge begins today at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, the theme is: Seeing Red, (all of the challenge details can be found here). 
I decided to be quite gentle with red for my lolly stick creation and couldn't resist using one of February's new stamps - the brolly - I can see this being one very versatile stamp ;)


The stamps I used are:

Thanks for visiting my little blog - I'm off to eat some more lollies :) 
Have a lovely day, Sam xxx




Monday, 13 February 2017

Love Bug

Here's an ATC I almost forgot to share!
There are a couple of days left to enter week 2 of the 'Love Bug' challenge over at Stampotique, all the details can be found right here.


I used just three stamps:
Quasimoto 3 (the love bug)

Wishing you a love filled day, Sam xxx



Sunday, 5 February 2017

Just in case .......

....... you didn't know yet..... there are some new stamps at Stampotique!!
They can all be found right here!


Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Some space!

It's week 2 for the 'use your favourite stamp' challenge at Stampotique, (all the challenge details can be found by clicking right here).


It is incredibly difficult to choose just one favourite but for a while I was asking Stampotique HQ for a rocket stamp and here it is :) I love it! 
For this postcard I used the rocket ship stamp but also: design cube, bubbles and Starfish Cube 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog, wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx