Saturday, 14 January 2017

Anything Goes!

A card I made for the 'Anything Goes' challenge on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog - all of the challenge details can be found right here.


The stamps I used are:
Whimsical Cube (for the sun)
 and Design Cube (for the stars)

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx



Friday, 6 January 2017

Woofy New Year!

2017!!! Oh my days, my Nan was right when she said that the older you get the quicker time goes by.
As the new year begins I feel very grateful for some of the people in my life, but particularly grateful for Poppy, she is always there for me, through happy and sad times. I love her and I know she loves me.
I spotted this sentiment/quote on t'internet a couple of weeks ago and couldn't resist painting this little canvas. I now read it thinking perhaps I should have added 'Or not!'.


The project didn't end up quite as I had planned because I sadly lost quite a lot of details whilst adding layers, not quite sure how I managed that! 
There is a new challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog - all the details can be found right here. The theme is 'Anything Goes', so a great opportunity to have some fun!
The Stampotique stamps I used are:
and Paw

Poppy and I wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and very creative 2017 xxx






Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Happy Christmas!

Poppy and I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas!

(We decorated some lolly sticks and used wonderful Stampotique Holly Wally to celebrate).

I would like to say a big 'THANK YOU!' to each and everyone who has taken the time to visit my little blog and leave some love, many of you are now firm friends and I treasure each of you. 
So here's to 2017 - may it bring lots of rubbery goodness, good health and happiness - chin chin.

Best wishes, Sam xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2016

An Elf Is For Life..... Not Just Christmas

It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team and I had a great time making this fun postcard using two of Rocs stamps: the brilliant Party Dog and Unleash Yourself   


I began by making the background using distress inks and stamping the Christmas tree
which I coloured also using distress inks and made the baubles shine with some glossy accents. The text was also stamped directly on to the postcard and simply coloured in, omitting the 's' from 'self' to make 'elf'. Party dog was stamped on white card and coloured using Prismacolour pencils, glossy accents gave him a shiny nose, glasses and his jingle bell on his hat.

All of Rocs wonderful stamp designs can be found at the Stampotique online store right here

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Dear Santa....

It's the second week at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog with the theme of 'Naughty or Nice'.  All of the details for this challenge can be found here.
 I'm really not sure if I'm going to be on the naughty or nice list this year, but I've had a lot of fun!


One of the great things about Christmas for me is ....... empty boxes ..... I just love an empty cardboard box, yep I'm very easily pleased! So I hope I can inspire you to enjoy some unloved cardboard.
I began by peeling off some of the thin, outer, paper layer to expose the corrugated bit. Some white paint, some silver embossing powder, some wonderful Stampotique images and a little shimmer and shine makes this cute Christmas decoration.

The stamps I used are:

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Smile :)


It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team, my mojo has gone walkies again so when choosing which stamp to work with I reached for one of my favourites - Blessed Skellie. I'm never quite sure if Skellie is male or female - happy or sad, which does make him/her very versatile!

You can find Blessed Skellie and Rocs other brilliant stamps right here at the Stampotique online store.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Feeling a bit Frankensteiny!


One of the beauties of using stamps is that you don't always need to use the whole image, you can chop bits off and add things as you desire and make some weird and wonderful creatures.
This weeks challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog is 'Human with an animal head', it's a fun opportunity to play at being Victor Frankenstein! The challenge details can be found right here.
The possibilities are endless just have fun!
The stamps I used are:
Phoebe Doo and Heart Throb with Daniel's Hearts in the background.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Out of this world veggies


A super quick Saturday afternoon canvas inspired by the film 'The Martian'. 
The Stampotique stamps I used are:
and Design Cube for the stars.
There are still a few days to enter the Outer Space challenge theme at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, all the details can be found right here.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Outer Space

A new and exciting challenge begins today over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog with the theme of 'Outer Space', all of the details can be found right here.
I'm fascinated by all things space and can often be found in the garden with Poppy looking at the stars and the moon, when Poppy was a tiny pup I did try to teach her to howl at the moon :)


I would love to look up at the night sky and see these sorts of shenanigans going on!

The stamps I used are:

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx










Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Wicked Witch of the Rainbow

It's week two of the Hallowe'en challenge theme at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.
I'm not a fan of spooky things or Hallowe'en so I stayed with a cute, whimsical style and The Wizard of Oz film popped in to my head, so here's a witch flying over a rainbow!


After my lolly sticks were glued in place I applied some texture paste through a stencil to create the flourish and painted it white all over. I drew the rainbow and coloured with watercolours. Every thing else was drawn or stamped on white card and coloured before gluing in place. The wire and beads turned it in to a decorative item - a witch is for life not just Hallowe'en ;)

The stamps I used are:
Monster News (for the bird)
and Agatha Star (the the star)

All of the challenge details can be found right here

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx