Thursday 21 March 2013

Decorated clipboard

Not had much time to play in the craft room but now that the decorating has been done and everything is back in its place I managed to decorate a clipboard that I've had in my stash for yonks!!

Over at Bunny Zoe Crafts there monthly challenge is Girly, so using my new Julie Nutting stamps, some recycyled packaging from a Prima stencil, couple of doilies and some diecuts I managed to decorate this clipboard last night and here it is.....

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Stampotique - Sketch challenge

Good Morning - This week the ultra talented  Maria is our hostess over at Stampotique and she has created this fantastic sketch for us to work with. It's a great starting point for a lot of stampers as it takes the guess work out of where to begin.

Unfortunately my craft room is filled with furniture and kitchen items due to us having the hall, stairs and landing, dining room and kitchen being decorated so not only has my time been limited in there but working under the craft desk with 2 boisterous Maine Coon kittens sitting on what I'm trying to make is a nightmare!!!  Here they are looking as though butter wouldnt melt in their little mouths!!!  Yeah RIGHT!!!  L-R  Apollo and Athena

So a very simple card from me this week - I followed the sketch to a T using one of Marias new images -  You give me wings (3712)  Tim Holtz Hearts & Wings diecut and using up lots of oddment papers from my scrap box which is the only box I can get easy access to!! :O(


Can't wait to see how you use this sketch - you can flip it, rotate it, but the main elements should be visible on your creation.  Please pop over to Stamptoque and see what fantastic creations my talented DT chums have created.

Thanks for looking
Polly x

Friday 1 March 2013


Today Stampotique and the design team would love to invite you to join us for a Blog Hop to introduce our new release. Our design team (as well as a few of the stamp designers) have created some fabulous creations to show off these awesome new stamps, you are going to LOVE them.

Hop through the all the links and leave comments along the way for your chance to win some new stamps. We will choose random commenters and announce on our next challenge the winners who will get some of thew new images.

If you want an additional chance to win some Stampotique goodies, join us for at the Stampotique Designer's Challenges.

Here is a card I  made using the lovely sentiment 'Enjoy today, live for tomorrow and dream for the future' designed by the very talented Maria Sabina Raita

Another card I made this time using the 'Banner' stamp designed by the very talented France Papillon
I covered a MDF heart with gesso, inked it all with distress stains and then added a pair of embossed wings.  The cutest bunny ever :O)  'You give me wings' (designed by Maria Sabina Raita) was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, cut out and placed on the decorated heart.
Here I have used the 'Home Sweet Home stamp designed again by France Papillon to create a little wall plaque
and finally ... the stamp 'I love my new dress' by Daniel Torrente, coloured in with Polychromos Pencils, cut out and placed in front of a handmade bobbin decorated with flowers and a scissor diecut

If you are just happening upon this blog, you will want to start at Stampotique Designer's Challenge where you can find the master list. From my blog you will want to hop on over to _Kira Nichols blog.

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Thanks for hopping with us today, we can't wait to hear which stamps are your favorites from this release.

The whole March release collection can be viewed on the Stampotique website.