Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SDC158: Black, White and pop of color


Kay here and it is my turn to host the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!  What might seem like a simple challenge to most, for some, whose work is generally full of color, it really will be a challenge.  But, for all of us, it's good to try something different. I have been on a black'n'white artistic kick lately because I love the crisp freshness it can bring to a card, journal page or ATC. Whatever you decide to do, keep it black and white with just a pop of color!  

Get creative this week and join us!

**Please read - new rule instituted with this challenge:
We will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.
Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for understanding.**

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.






Gez's favorites for the Christmas in July challenge are:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

37. Gerrie Johnnic ... fabulous colours and interesting background make the little robin so appealingGreat card!

38. Gay Peplow... love the clean & classy look and the sparkly present. Perfect!

40. Jools Robertson ... perfect choice of images and background. The giant snowball blew me away. Brilliant!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SDC157: Christmas in July

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be your hostess for this weeks challenge.

It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas right?!! ;-) I thought it would be nice for us to spread a wave of festive cheer throughout Blogland!

Every year I set out with good intentions and imagine a great big stack of handmade Christmas cards all ready to send out nice and early in December, in reality I think it's happened once! So, lets do it together! Dig deep and crack open the Christmas stash box early!!

This is a fun challenge, I hope you enjoy it too!

The Design Team have lots of creative inspiration to get your festive mojo ringing! Happy creating!

**Please read - new rule instituted with this challenge:
We will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.
Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for understanding.**

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SDC156: Book Inspiration

Hi! My name is France and I'm a bookworm. No doubt there are a lot of other bookworms among our lovely Stampotiquers.

I would like to know about your favorite books. So my challenge for you, should you accept it, is to create a piece, inspired by your favorite book. Let the story, the title, the cover, a quote inspire you! Now you might have a problem choosing your all time favorite book, don't worry, it's not like you are writing it in stone, just pick one. Or maybe your problem is that you don't like reading at all. Here is how to cheat: go for your favorite film based on a book, we won't tell ;)))


**Please read - new rule instituted with this challenge:
We will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.
Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for understanding.**

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.


France Papillion

Kathi Rerek



Gez Butterworth

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Favorites from Kathi's challenge:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display favorites badge)


Favorites from Magda's challenge:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display favorites badge)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SDC155: Newspaper/Magazine

Magda is our hostess this week and here is her challenge!

Hello everyone! It's Magda. I'm back to work after my holidays but still have time for some relaxing. I'm sitting surrounded by books and magazines. Today I would like to ask you to use a newspaper or magazine in your project. It can be a small piece, some images from magazine to make a collage or you can use whole page as a background. Have fun! Can't wait to see your creations!
**Please read - new rule instituted with this challenge:
We will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.
Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for understanding.**

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.

Corrie Herriman 





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SDC154: Travel/Vacation

Kathi Rerek is our hostess this week and here is her challenge:

It's the summer here, which means it's the perfect time for a break from your everyday activities, like school or work! My challenge this week is Vacation and/or Travel! 

There's a lot of latitude (pun intended) with this challenge! I can't wait to see what you all create!

**Please read new rule instituted with this challenge-we will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.  Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize.  Thank you for understanding.**

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.





Gez Butterworth

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Kim's top 3 picks from the Love, Wedding, Anniversary challenge are:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com for favorites badge)

#76 PelArgoNNia- love the coloring and variety of your backgrounds
#67 Lena- the bees are one of my favorite stamps and love the different stamps used
#65 Coco-love the addition of the party hat on this cool masculine card


Congratulations to our 2 random winners of the $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps from the June challenge:
(please e-mail khowardga@gmail.com with SDC June winner in subject line)

#58 AJ
and
#34 Sharon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SDC153: Anniversary, Wedding and Love

Happy Wednesday!  It's Kim and I'm excited to be hosting this weeks challenge.  June here in the states is often a time of many anniversaries and weddings and so I challenge you to create with an Anniversary, Wedding or Love theme.

While you all are busy creating, I'll be celebrating with the love of my life our 18th anniversary so can't wait to see what you all come up with.  Have fun and hope you love every minute creating!

**Please read new rule instituted with this challenge-we will no longer be accepting digi stamp creations as part of our challenges.  Stampotique is a red rubber stamp company and we prefer to see creations with stamps versus those with digital creations.  These entries will be deleted and will not be eligible for the prize.  Thank you for understanding.**

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please read ALL RULES on the linkz page before linking your creation.
If you didn't follow the rules posted, you may have been deleted.  
Feel free to relink your creation with the correct information for a chance to win.







Magda Polakow

Gez favorites from the sentimental challenge are:
(e-mail khowardga@gmail.com if you would like to display the favorites badge)

Cute little project. Love the colours and textures, great choice of image and sentiment.  

One of my favourite sentiments! Perfect background and image, love the addition of the little paint brush in his hand and paint splats on his top! Brilliantly thought out card! 

This card really speaks to me. Perfect words and images... when can I go there please?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

SDC July 2014 Challenge Links

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE LINKING

Please remember you can use any stamps now for our challenge, but only one entry per person.  We will draw 2 random winners on the first week of our challenge in August from all those who played in the July challenges.

We are no longer accepting creations using digi stamps.  These will be deleted, we appreciate those that play with us each week and we welcome those using rubber or clear stamps.


Please link DIRECTLY to your creation, not to your blog.  You MUST  include the challenge # (which can be found at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog) behind your name (any not linking directly to your creation AND having the challenge # will be deleted and not eligible for prize).   For example if I'm entering it would look like this- MYNAME-SDC73 (or whichever challenge # it is) . 

We ask that if you have comment verification turned on, that you would consider turning this on and doing comment moderation instead.  

Please use Inlinkz below to link up your challenge.  

**Change to Stampotique submission rules:  You will now have until the first challenge of the following month to submit your entries-we will only have one Inlinkz per month; so today marks the start of the challenges for July and it will run through the close of our last challenge for July which will be August 5, 2014 at noon ET**