Wednesday, 10 February 2016


Hello and Happy Wednesday. Today it's Coby's turn to choose the theme for the Stampotique challenge, and she has gone for lurrrrve.
Here's what she has to say.
Love, so sweet, so tender.......Love is more then a boy and a are my children, my grandchildren, animals.....Show in your creation love........
Here's my guy and his BFF

The background is made of Distress Inks, on which I've stamped 
Daniel's Hearts
Love You Heart
Splatter Circle
Alpha Upper
Smile and Every Girl and Dog have been stamped and cut out.
I've given him extra tails 'cos he's a very happy dog!
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Take Me To The Mardi Gras

The challenge this week over at Stampotique is Mardi Gras, and here's what our lovely hostess Kathi has to say.
The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold... use them or the symbols of Mardi Gras - Fluer de lys, masks, costumes or music!! Let the good times roll"
Here's my underwater Mardi Gras.

The background has been made with Brusho's.
Squiggle Arms, and Daniel's Hearts have been stamped and embossed.
Rudy, Reggie, Mansfield, and the Starfish Cube have been coloured with watercolours and pencils.

This was a fun challenge, and I hope you can join in.

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.

Have a fab week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How You Doin

Hi, it's time for my second piece for the 'make your own background' challenge at Country View Crafts. Meet Joey and Rachel aka Winston and Lulu.

The background has been made with Dylusion stencils and sprays. Then I drew the border with an acrylic block and doodled inside.
Winston and Lulu have been painted with watercolours.
Doesn't he look dapper in his tux. These two remind me of Joey and Rachel from Friends for some reason, so it seemed fitting to have Joey's catchphrase for the sentiment.
The words were stamped directly on the card (eek) with the Dylusion stamps.
I then covered the journal cover with DecoArt black gesso - I love this, one coat will cover anything! I cut around the frame and stuck it all down on the cover and job done.
So time for you now to join in with our challenge. Hope you like mine, and thanks very much for looking xx

Monday, 1 February 2016

I Love You For Your Brains....

Good Morning, and welcome to February. It's now officially the month of romance and all things pink and flowery (shoot me now lol). It's also my turn to pick the theme at Country View Crafts and I would like you to make your own backgrounds. So no designer paper allowed I want the inks and the paints and all things messy :-)

I must admit I love making my own backgrounds, it really is my favourite part. Saying that I have hundreds (if not thousands) of sheets of designer papers.

I made my background with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, a Brett Weldele stamp plate, and a Stampotique stamp.

I used the same paints through a stencil for the blood splatters.
I stamped my romantic zombie on watercolour paper and painted him with watercolours. I have to confess I'm not a zombie fan, I've never seen a film or a TV programme with them in, but I do like these stamps, a LOT.
So Zombie now in place...

I stencilled a red heart, then stamped the sentiment. This is about as romantic as I get!
I hope you can join in with our challenge - it doesn't have to be for Valentines, or feature zombies, just make your own background.
Thanks very much for looking, and have a great month x

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Right Said Fred

Good afternoon, and Happy Wednesday. It's time for a new challenge at Stampotique and this week it's 'two much fun'
This week, we have a special challenge theme of 2's celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Stampotique ATC Swap facilitated by the lovely Nikki Woodward.  Players in the swap all share a love of Stampotique images and have developed a great deal of goodwill and trust in each other.  Since January 2014 there have been 18 ATC trades with 1272 ATC's mailed internationally!  Grab a cup'a and visit the Stampotique Facebook photo albums to enjoy browsing through all of the ATCs made for each theme!
I've not made an ATC, but here's my 2
And here's a little treat courtesy of Right Said Fred - maybe treat isn't the right word lol.
Can you imagine Twinkie shaking his little tush on the catwalk :-)
For the background I used
Text Block 3

Then we have Twinkie and
Are your eyes and ears bleeding yet after the video lol.
I hope you join in with our challenge, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

I Wish I Had Your Picture...

Hi and happy Wednesday. I'm really pleased to be hosting the challenge at Stampotique this week. With Valentines  Day just around the corner I would like you to use shades of red and pink and create something for Valentines.
As you can see romance isn't dead in our house, and I've used the poem that was on a card that I bought my OH over 30 years ago.
It reads
I wish I had your picture
It would be very nice
I'd put it in the attic
To frighten all the mice.
Just my sort of romantic poetry!

Here's Miss Snottie, she's the object of Smile's affections, so he keeps a picture of her (I think she would frighten the mice lol)
The background is made up of Daniel's Hearts and Arwen's Memo Page. The background has been painted in Deco Art acrylics in shades of red and white (which is a very pale shade of red lol).
Just look at this face, who wouldn't want him to be their Valentine.
So put your romantic head on, and show me your shades of red and pink.
Hope you like mine, and thanks very much for looking xx

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Wanna Play A Game

Hi, it's time for my second piece for Country View Crafts and January's theme is 'Inspired by Bottles'. Call me sad, but I love ships in bottles, so this is my ship on a bottle.
My version is more Pirates of the Caribbean than Little Mermaid, but that's to be expected with a Stampotique mermaid.

I started with a clear bottle and filled it with glass beads. I added a couple of drops of Salty Ocean re-inker to water and topped up my bottle. I then mopped up the water and picked up the beads that had floated up and out!
My waves are from a Dyan Reaveley plate, and my Sheena Douglass sunken ship has been stamped onto black shrink plastic. The seaweed is a very old stamp that's been stamped onto acetate.
Such a scary mermaid needs a quote from a scary film, and they don't come any scarier than Saw.
She's been coloured with pencils and cut out and attached. Sticking things to glass is such fun - not!
So would you like to play a game with her - you wouldn't win!

I hope you like my bottle, and there's still plenty of time for you to join in with our challenge, so find your inspiration in a bottle (that sounded better in my head,alcohol is not compulsory lol)

Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Should Have Gone....

Hi and happy Wednesday! Time for another Stampotique challenge, and this week the wonderful Arwen has chosen the theme.
This week Arwen McCullen is our hostess and she is challenging us to "Colour Blobs"
Here is what Arwen says about this challenge:

"I would like to see different colour Blobs in your project this week"

I like a nice quirky challenge, and colour too, what's not to love. 

My intrepid travellers have gone a little off course in their travels through the galaxy (Mmm Galaxy...) and have ended up on a planet with white space and black stars. Well you know what they say - 'Should have gone to Specsavers..'
I really had fun making this so thanks Arwen for a fab challenge.
I've used
3 In a Round
Splatter Long
Design Cube

All the paints are from the DecoArt Media range.
So reach for those Stampotique stamps and start blobbing!

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.
Have a great week and thanks very much for looking x