Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year !!

SDC81: Journal Cover or Page, Diary or Calendar Page

Happy New Year!  Stampotique is thrilled to start off 2013 with the start of another successful year of challenges.  We will continue to do weekly challenges this year with random winners chosen on the first challenge of the month for all those that participated throughout the month.

First, we want to take a few minutes to express our gratitude for our customers as well as all our fans.  We would not be here today if it wasn't for all those that love Stampotique and are there to support us.  Our Design Team is one of the greatest teams and we appreciate all that they do for Stampotique creating unique designs each week to share.

We bid two of our long time designers farewell in 2013, Kate Crane and Jo Capper-Sandon will be missed on our team, but we know we'll continue to see some fabulous designs from them using Stampotique.  We made the tough decision not to replace these two fantastic designers, but we do look forward to sharing 11 new guest designers with you this year.  You can see our first one, Kristen Catalano here and read more about her.

So, to kick off 2013 Stampotique is challenging you to create a Journal Cover or Page, Diary Page or Calendar page.  

So this is my calendar for 2013, it's going to work to hang in my broom cupboard office.
It's a 6x6 piece of chipboard that's been stencilled with Ferro, then painted with Paper Artsy paints and Treasure Gold.
This gives a lovely finish to stamp over, and I've used 
For my first attempt I stamped the guys onto tissue paper 
which I thought was OK, but these guys need to be more vibrant. No problem, do them tomorrow I thought, but the New Year brought with it the Winter flu virus :-(. Put this together with Neil hobbling around on his crutches  - (he tore some ligaments just before Christmas coming to meet me from my train so yes it is all my fault ) and we made a very sorry couple lol.
Anyhoo I stamped again and coloured in and I much prefer it.
I hope 2013 brings you everything you wish for (as long as they're nice wishes) and thanks very much for looking x


  1. sounds like an interesting broom closet to me! Love your creation!

  2. Sounds like you have had a start to the New Year! I love the numbers on this page, great!

  3. I meant to say sounds like you had quite the start for the New Year, hope all are feeling better.

  4. Lovely calendar! Sorry you have both been going through the wars, hope you are feeling better soon! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Cracking calendar Sue, love the background

    Happy New Year to you and yours and all the very best for what it brings

    Hope to meet up with you again this year

    Sam xxxx

  6. Splendid Sue....
    Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams in 2013.

  7. Terrific page with great images and colours.

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Oh Sue, a difficult start of year for you and your husband (I suppose Neil is your husband ?...) then ! Fortunately it's just the beginning, so I really hope 2013 brings you the best and a good health !!! And I love your canvas, I have the idea to realize something like that, with many layers of paints and other stuff (I have the dream my kids let me enough time to try... :)). Big hugs, Coco

  9. This is so beautiful Sue! Love the background and the use of stamps

  10. beautiful creation and all the best for 2013!

  11. Teriffic calander Sue :) hope the new year brings you and yours some good health
    Von ♥

  12. Love the figures, and it was worth doing the extra work to get them so vibrant, standing out from that fabulous background!
    Hope the family health improves all around!
    Alison x

  13. Fabulous calendar Sue. I love the textures. I hope you both soon feel well xx

  14. Such a fabulous creation, it looks really great.

  15. Love this Sue! Happy New Year from Poppy and I xxx

  16. great calender. Twinkie and Marcie together, they will have to get married soon.x


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