Thursday, 9 August 2012

Big Changes At Stampotique

With the big announcement last week of our growing design team we have decided to make a few changes to the way we do our challenges.

  • First we will be going to WEEKLY challenges instead of only the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Challenges will remain on Wednesdays and will remain open until the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. EST
  • Challenges will be open to using ALL stamps, giving everyone the opportunity to win some Stampotique stamps to use
  • Our design team will be posting in two groups, rotating weeks
*edited to addTwo winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the month from all the challenge participants to win a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.

Yay for copy and paste, that would have taken me ages, and here's the next bit... 

Hi, it's Kim here and today is my turn to host our next challenge. Anyone that follows my blog knows that I'm a big fan of sketches.  Even if you don't follow the EXACT sketch, it's a great jump start for your mojo and sketches are some of my favorite challenges to participate in.
This week I have created this sketch and we have lots of inspiration from the design team to share.  Please remember we are now doing weekly challenges so you will have until Tuesday, 8/14 to link up below using Inlinkz and play along for your chance to win.  All winners from the challenges from the month will have a chance to win, we will randomly draw 2 winners for a $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps.
Seriously until I got a blog I didn't know how to do that lol. Anyway, even though I'm in next weeks DT group that wasn't going to stop me having a play this time around. I've loved the Courting stamp for ages, so couldn't wait to try it out when it was handed over (my family hold my stamps to ransom ). The base card is a combo of The Luxury Stack, and Basic Gray. I always think that BG and Stampotique were made for each other. I've paper pieced her dress and his jeans, and just coloured with pencils. Hanging Hearts has been coloured with a red pen. The sentiment has been computer generated (is there no end to my techie prowess I hear you say) and printed onto Safmat. The little diamonds are rub ons that I've had forever, and the flower has been cut using one of Timmy's mover and shaker dies. I was going to try and leave a little white space in that corner but I caved at the last minute lol.
This will be winging it's way to my sister next month, probably a couple of days after her anniversary :o)
Now, head off over to the Stampotique blog, and join in the fun - you know you want to.
Thanks very much for looking x

In the UK both of these stamps are available at Art From The Heart  and everything is available from Stampotique Originals  Make sure you have a coffee and a biscuit, you'll be here for a while! x


  1. Smashing card, loving the couple and the hanging hearts. Annette x

  2. Looks wonderful. Beautiful stamp, I like it very much.
    Suzanne x

  3. Great card Sue, love how you've used the hanging hearts stamp

    Sam xxxx

    Good luck with your first DT piece for next week, can't wait to hear what the theme is and see what you make xxx

  4. Great card Sue. Sure is a gorgeous stamp x

  5. Beautiful card Sue!

  6. Great take on this sketch, a beautiful card.


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