Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Still quite dotty!

The polka dot challenge continues at Stampotique this week and I couldn't resist these two lovely, little girls. 
I decorated a couple of empty Altoid mint tins and tried to keep them coordinated with colours etc.
The stamps I used are:
All of the challenge details can be found here
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Saturday, 20 August 2016

In the clouds

A super quick postcard today, using just two stamps: the latest Craft Stamper freebie and Art Lives Here, which can be found right here, both stamps designed by Roc Nicholas. If you have a Roc stamp and would like to join the swap the details are here. The swap theme is black, white and one other colour, I seem to be using a lot of blue lately and I drew the clouds, I must have been feeling brave as I don't draw often lol. Hope you like it?
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Ever so slightly dotty . . .

A new challenge begins today at Stampotique and I'm delighted that it's Polka Dots, I love them anywhere on anything, polka dots always seem . . . happy!

I fell in love with this flower as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to decorate a box canvas, I love the bright colours and cascading petals around the sides.
 I think it's safe to say that all us girlies have sat with a daisy or two, pulling petals off and reciting this originally French game.

I used just 2 stamps: Kassa's Bloom and Doxie for the heart.

All of the challenge details can be found right here, don't forget you could win $30, that's £23 to spend at the Stampotique online store here.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Run away with me . . .

It's my turn today for the Roc Nicholas design team and it's my first time playing with Roc's elephant stamp, whom I shall name Bob. After colouring Bob with Prismacolour pencils I thought that maybe he looked like he was ready to run away from the circus, so he snuck back in the big top and grabbed a balloon and is ready to go.
I started this postcard with a piece of plain white card, cut out a cloud and punched a star from that and glued them in place then I painted the background, stamped the details, a little washi tape and job done. The stamps I used are:
Rocs wonderful Ellie
and other Stampotique stamps:
Upward Bound (for the balloon)

All of Rocs great designs can be found right here and if you would like to see some of Rocs art her fab blog is here.

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Under The Sea

A new challenge begins at Stampotique this week and the challenge is to use text in your background, so I went a little bonkers and covered the whole background of my card with ripped up book pages. (Before you think, 'omg she rips up books!!!???', it is a book I loaned out and it was returned to be after being involved with a coffee spill, so now it's being recycled :) )
I then made a square slightly smaller, stamped as shown and cut out the details.

Then it was all about the colouring. I used a mixture of watercolours and Prismacolour pencils and for finishing touches there is some glitter and glossy accents.

The stamps I used are:

All of the current challenge details can be found HERE don't forget, just by having a go, you could win $30/£22 to spend at the Stampotique online store!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Friday, 29 July 2016

Little Boat

Continuing with beach/sea challenge theme at Stampotique this week, here's an Altoid tin I decorated using one of the new release stamps and part of a golden oldie stamp: Sailboat and Viking Girl
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Woof at Sea

*** Please note if you have arrived here as part of the blog hop to celebrate the new Stampotique release please just scroll down to my previous post or click right here, thanks :)

The current challenge at Stampotique is Beach or Sea, now sometimes in a girls life there just isn't the stamp or two that you need, so I threw caution to the wind and drew my dogs rubber accessories myself after being inspired by a book called Doodling for Dog People.
I named these three dogs Slip, Slop and Slap after the famous Australian sun cream campaign, mainly because they haven't got any sun protection, is there sun protection for dogs?, I'm not sure, my mission for today is to find out.
Anyway I had great fun making this postcard, and unusually for me I used just one stamp, the stamp can be found right here and funnily enough it's called Dog.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Monday, 25 July 2016

New Stampotique Stamps Today :) :) :)

Today the Stampotique Design Team are showcasing the new stamps released this month.  If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, you can do that over on the Stampotique website here.

To celebrate the team are having a blog hop, you should have arrived at my blog from the lovely Tera Callihans blog here
and your next hop stop is the fabby Valerie Wilsons blog here
To start at the very beginning all the details can be found here

For this blog hop I decided to focus on just one stamp, a design I requested, and use it in a number of different ways to show you the versatility of one image.
My first rocket creation is an ATC, where this new, cute, little mouse is flying off to the cheesey moon.

Secondly a kraft card with another new little critter wizzing off on an adventure.

Thirdly, I'm still loving lolly stick hanging things, some new stamps also added some background texture.

Finally, an empty Altoid tin for the mini man in my life, a little boy has to have somewhere to keep things safe.

As with any of the releases, there is a variety of stamps from our artists for anyone, scrapbookers and art journal enthusiasts out there. We also have a new artist with us this release, her name is Tracy Scott and you can see her stamps HERE. We always love to see what your favourites are so while you are hopping around, make sure to stop by and say "hi" on our blogs and come back here and tell us what some of your favourite images from this release were.

We'll be giving away a $30, approx £22 gift certificate for the online store and a grab bag of stamps for two random winners who have visited the blogs.You won't know which ones they are so stop by and visit them all.  We will pick the winners on our first challenge in August.

Have fun hopping!

Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Friday, 22 July 2016

A note for your diaries

It's very difficult to type whilst happy dancing but on Monday 25th July, Stampotique are releasing some new stamps. 
I can confirm it is a fantastic batch of new images being released, but it's all top secret until Monday.
I'd like to whet your appetite and share a sneeky peek of 4 makes using the same new stamp in each, you'll have to come back Monday to see them in full!

 Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

A Stampotique Street Party

The party theme continues this week at Stampotique and my little box canvas is joining in with a street party!
 I simply adore these box canvas, they cost just 99 pence and at 4 inches by 4 inches are a joy to work on. I began by painting mine with black gesso, then continuing with brightly coloured acrylic paints I added the bright background. The houses were stamped on white card and coloured using watercolour pencils.
The stamps I used are:
Design Cube (for the Stars)
Floral Swirl (for the flower accents)
and the heart accent is part of the Doxie stamp
All of the challenge details can be found right here
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx