Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Black and White


It's Wednesday again already, which means a new challenge begins on the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, our hostess is lovely Nellie and she is asking us to make something which is black and white.
Personally I find black and white a struggle and I find it hard to resist adding a splash of colour! In the end after lots of things got thrown in the bin I ended up getting a piece of wood and some wire. I pierced holes in the wood using an awl and threaded the wire through, completely forgetting to thread some beads on to the wire, doh!
I then connected lengths of wire to create the bird cage. To keep it black and white I painted the wood with some black gesso, for a little detail I doodled on it using a white Sharpie pen. 
All of the images were stamped on white card and cut out and glued in place. I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle so used some Stickles on the blooms.
The stamps I used are:
All of the challenge details can be found right here!

Here's what happens when I add that splash of colour :)


Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx





Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A fairy called Lollipop



Since I was a child I have believed that fairies live in our gardens, before I venture out to mow the grass I walk around outside the telling them to put on their hard hats and steel toe capped boots because the mower is coming!
This weeks challenge at Stampotique is hosted by lovely Jackie and she is asking us to feature butterflies and garden flowers in our creations, so I couldn't resist a fairy. I shall call this one Lollipop because the base is made using lolly sticks.


I simply glued the sticks together, applied some texture paste through a stencil for the swirly texture and painted. Then everything else was glued on. I used Prismacolour pencils for colouring my fairy and added lots of sparkle and fairy dust and shiny flowers.

The stamps I used are:

All of the challenge details can be found right here
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx



Sunday, 19 June 2016

Just believe


Gosh it seems like ages since I took part in some kind of crafty challenge and when I saw the Rubber Dance colour challenge for June I simply couldn't resist: Turquoise, magenta and purple, my most favourite colour combination!
It's not the most brilliant photo as nice daylight was hard to find yesterday. It's a 5in x 5in card and I
 used two stamp sheets, Affirmations and Circles.

All of the challenge details can be found here 
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Doggy goggles at the ready!


It's my turn for the Roc Nicholas design team today, I made a fun postcard using Roc's dog.
This makes me laugh every time I look at it thinking of floppy ears flying in the wind and doggy goggles :)
Roc's Dog stamp can be found right here along with all her other wonderful designs for Stampotqiue Originals.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Three's not a crowd

I admit to having great fun creating this postcard for this weeks Stampotique challenge.
 Our hostess is Carol and she is inviting us to use a male image on our makes. 
I decided to use my favourite male Stampotique stamp, he's such a cheeky chap, and I thought more than one would make a great party!
I began by painting the background with the brightest colours I could find and then dabbed some white gesso through a stencil to make the circles. I used some musical washi tape and stamped the rest, either directly on the backgrond or on to white card and the glued in place.
The stamps I used are:
Happy Head Applicances for the hats :)
Typewriter Alpha for the numbers
All of the challenge details can be found right here!
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx






Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Bee-n busy


I simply can't bee-lieve it's Wednesday again, time certainly is flying lately. 
Bee-ing Wednesday a new challenge begins over at Stampotique. This week our lovely hostess is Nellie, you can find her blog here, and the theme is 'All Creatures Great and Small'. All of the challenge details can be found here.
 I took inspiration from a lovely lady and friend, Lynne, she makes the most beautiful things, you can find her blog here, it's a real treat for your eyes!
I wanted to make a little gift, so I decorated an empty Altoid tin and made a matching set of little cards.
The stamps I used is called Medium Bee and it has the tiny bee on the side of the wooden block, and Romantic Text.
Wishing you a very lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Boo!


It is Wednesday again already which means a new challenge begins for Stampotique today :)
Our lovely hostess is Coby and she is inviting us to make something funny with the word 'Boo' somewhere on our creation.
I'm not great at funny stuff, so stayed in my comfort zone and made this postcard. I like the contrast between the bright colours and the monotone character.
The stamps I used are:
and 
All the challenge details can be found right here.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx




Saturday, 28 May 2016

Bunny Hug


Last week I saw the first baby bunnies of the year so to celebrate I made this ATC, 
you've got to celebrate baby bunnies right?

The stamp I used can be found here at Unity, it's on offer at the moment!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Anything but black . . .


I'm chuffed to bits this week to be hosting the challenge for Stampotique!
As much as I love variety in what I do I'm also very much a creature of habit. The first thing I do after choosing which stamp to play with is to reach for my black ink pad. So your mission for this week, should you choose to accept, is to use anything but black on your creations.
I found the next best thing was brown, but I kept finding myself reaching for the black and reminding myself what I was doing lol. I admit to liking the softness of my postcard, the lack of black gives it a dreamy feeling.
I began with a white piece of card, added some texture paste through a stencil and painted it brown, then some white gesso on the central area where the yellow and coral are. I then stamped some details  directly on the background and the text and unicorn were stamped on white card. I used my Prismacolour pencils for the unicorn, and what's a unicorn without a little sparkle?
The stamps I used are:

All of the challenge details can be found right here. I can't wait to see what you make!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Growing round in circles


It's a fabby challenge theme this week at Stampotique, our hostess Kristen is inviting us to use circles on our creations. 
Poppy and I are very lucky to have beautiful English countryside right on our doorstep, we live near a historic riverside town in a vale, so we are surrounded by lots and lots of hills and trees. 
As a child I was fascinated by the circles of trees, not a huge fan of cutting them down but counting the circles of growth to find out how old a tree was. I remember counting up to 141 on a trunk once!
The stamps I used for this card are:
I began by stamping the tree and cutting it our, a little fiddly but so worth it. then I simply hand drew and coloured the circles and stamped the sentiment. A quick and easy card :)
This weeks challenge details can be found here
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx