Wednesday 28 June 2017

Stencil it!!!

Hi Folks,
Today we are using stencils at Stampotique, I have made a journal with Eileen Hull's designed die cut
 Front and back
The closure is painted in Pebeo Fantasy Moon and inside is Mokiwea
 And I made a card stencilling the fun enormous balls that these cuties are balancing on, 'it's a party'

 I grafted Jillian's head on to Dance Party Break Up and of course Twinkie just had to join in all the fun. The balls have been glazed and are glistening in the afternoon sunshine.
For the Journal I used two different stencils from Tim Holtz, Flourish and Dot Fade this was over the top of Crafter's Workshop Basics circles and I used texture paste to get the relief. Andy Skinner's technique for rust and stencilled a heart on the back.
Thank you for stopping by, hugs Gay xx 
It made me giggle, Hubby isn't into cards and gets them stuck under his nose for approval quite frequently, poor chap, anyway I was working on the journal and a little voice from behind me piped up
" You could sell that"
Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather! Praise indeed! Now I'll need to get cracking and batch make, LOL Don't worry I'm not into that either but I was chuffed that he liked it :D Cheers everyone xx

Wednesday 7 June 2017


Hello, and welcome to my post for Stampotique.
This week is for Flowers, I gave this little sweetie a few for her dress,
and made a few up!

 Come over and join us, any stamps will do and you're in with an opportunity to win a $30 certificate for the store, niiice!

I used
Florrie Doodle Dolly.   
Happy Happy Happy
Then on my last flowery card I used Kate Crane's Spiral on Flowers from Eileen Hull. This month, June we are collaborating with Eileen's fab Die cuts. Over on both Eileen's and Stampotique's Blogs you will see lots of new creations.
Thank you for joining me Hugs Gay xx

Thursday 1 June 2017

New month, new stamps

Hi Folks,
Yes that's right it's time for new stamps at Stampotique
Loads of lovely new stamps this month,
I made a card
The wedding couple 'Patrick and Elizabeth' are from Tracy Scott and the 'Tree Horizon' is by France Papillon!
Karen Hayseldon's Feather is simply scrumptious too!!
All the new releases are up on the site HERE
Thank you for dropping by, Hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 17 May 2017

For the Boys!!!

Hello again,
I'm back , this time with something for the men in our lives! The theme this fortnight at Stampotique is all about the chaps. You may or may not know but I'm useless when it comes to creating masculine cards so bear with me
 The next card is more generic really and could be considered a unisex  card,

Thanks for dropping by, great to see you 😁Hugs Gay xx
I used
Distress Oxide inks on both, loved playing with these!
First card;
Alpha Background 
stamped onto card and cut out for the wording
Second card;
Towering Gifts

Monday 1 May 2017

New month, new stamps!!!!!!

Hi Folks, Happy May to you,
Today we have new stamps on the Stampotique website, yippee!! You can find them HERE
I made a card with Tera's Moose!
I just love him and the quote from Carol's new quote cube!
It's a bank holiday in the UK today, we are recovering from a lovely family visit yesterday, we sat around and ate and chatted all day long, good fun, I was totally stuffed!!
Hope you're day is fun whatever you're up to! Thank you for visiting hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Just one layer..............

Hi my lovely crafty people, today I am sharing a one layer card for Stampotique
I have grafted Tera's little lady on to Moth Fab's body, loads of masking and inking later and she emerged, quite changed 😊
I used
Cupcake Girl
Moth Fab
Alpha Background
Mwah and Kiss
Distress inks, many colours.
Thank you for joining me today , Hugs Gay xx

Monday 24 April 2017

Lindy's colours.........................

Hi Folks,
Today I am sharing a tag that I have made with Lindy's Stamp Gang products and Stampotique stamps.

These are the colours for the challenge! Great combination!
Some sparkly , the Starburst Sprays and some Flat, the pink was Flat Fabio, great name 😁
 Flat Fabio, Raspberry Lemonade,
Starburst, Blue Hawaiian Blue
and Starburst spray, Rusty Lantern Lime

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Using my new stamps!

Hello there ,
I'm back again this time to share Stampotique's  new stamps, we are joining  with Lindy's Stamp Gang  this month,
 This month the colours we will be lucky to be working with are these!! That is the challenge

 I made a couple of  cards for the Text Behind Challenge this fortnight
Here is the link to the new stamps at Stampotique
I used
The Tweedles 
Television by Daniel Torrente
Almost a shaker card, my character is raised up but behind acetate, the circles are punched from the colours for this month from Lindy's
Flat Fabio, Raspberry Lemonade,
Starburst, Blue Hawaiian Blue
and Starburst spray, Rusty Lantern Lime
 Stamps by
Karen Hayselden, Cooee and last month's Background Stamp

Thank you for joining me, have a fab week, hugs Gay xx

Saturday 1 April 2017

New Stamps

Hello there lovely bloggy buddies, sorry I have been AWOL, a stinker of a cold, gone now, lots to catch up on but over at Stampotique.............. 
We have New Stamps
Check them out HERE
I made a card..........
AND.........from the designer's blog
Hi there and welcome back to Stampotique's Design Team Challenge Blog. 
We have some wonderfully fun and exciting news. The entire month of April we are doing a collaboration with 
Lindy's Stamp Gang

Check out their blog and their monthly color challenge too.
Lindy's was nice enough to send our team some wonderful products to work with AND they are offering one of our lucky participants a prize pack. You must be entered into Stampotique's challenge at least once this month in order to be entered to win. The winner will be drawn at the end of the month.
You can see Lindy's entire line of products HERE , there are sprays, Magical Powders, Embossing Powders and Tools. Everything you need to create some fabulous things.
Our whole team is so excited about this collaboration. We will be showing creations using these fun products starting with our first challenge for the month on April 4th. 
Updated, sorry, I was interrupted 😁 
Thank you for stopping by, hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 15 March 2017


Hello and welcome here, I have a tag for Stampotique, I hope you like it too

The tag was made to accompany my latest technique, wood burning! I have wanted to do this craft for years and years and at last I found the tool and got stuck in. Totally fun and very different, didn't burn myself but got quite close, the tools get very hot.
Moon Girl is perfect for CAS, she is now textured her hair is quite curly :D
My tag was inked with Distress ink, black into Vintage photo and the dotted circles are from the bottom of my water bottle dipped in paint.
Have you tried this technique, if so I'd love to hear your take on it, any tips?
Thanks for joining me today, hugs Gay xx

Saturday 11 March 2017


Hello there, I have a new card today,
From the new stamps at Stampotique, this is the new Cupcake
All of the top has been 'iced' with fluffy stuff and raised with gel glue, painted and glittered, almost good enough to eat!
Thanks for dropping by, I'll be back soon :D Hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 1 March 2017

New Stamps!!!

Hello There, I hope that you are bright eyed and bushy tailed?
I'm back and this time with new stamps from Stampotique to share. Every month we will have new stamps, it's all good fun 👍
Anyway here are some cards
 This is stamped on to fusable film and Karen's All Aboard glistens when it catches the light!
Next comes Cranium, what a great name for the head LOL Screaming bunny has had quite a fright, he's jumping off the card!

 This young lady, Elaina has dropped her cupcake! Oh nooooo! She is a simple one layer in pastel Copics.....

 Thanks for joining me and Don't forget to check out the rest of the new releases HERE

Hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Seeing Red!

Hi Folks,
This week at Stampotique we are challenging you to join us with your red creations. I made 2 cards this time......................
 Moody is inviting you to PARTY!!!! She has her hat, it has a bell and she's all ready to go Woo Hoo!!
The next card is much more moody, full of love. For this one I used a gesso background and acrylic paints, then stamped and stencilled to my hearts content 😍

I used on my first card;
Christmas cubed
my sentiment is using the
Sqraffiti Alphabet 
And for the second;
Love You Heart

Thank you for stopping by 😊  Hugs Gay xx

Sunday 19 February 2017

A new stamp or two ..............

Hi there, Over at Stampotique but on the FB page this time, I have made a small house for Word Up Weekend, this is where we showcase all the wonderful word stamps that Stampotique make!
Using a Tim Holtz die and stamps from Stampotique I have inked and stamped and really had fun! The bells on the side were a late addition but act like a baby's rattle and give me great pleasure 😜 It doesn't take much LOL
Lovely to see you here, hugs Gay xx

Sunday 12 February 2017


Hey there lovely crafty friends, I am sharing a post for Stampotique 😊
This canvas was started a couple of years ago but it didn't quite work, so I have reawakened it and painted and stamped in fact had a thoroughly painty time

Heart Shirt is playing with fire, Gooseneck is so surprised, look at that face LOL!
I used
Thank you for joining me :D Are you enjoying this weather? I'm afraid I'm not, I just want to hibernate when it's soo cold :) Hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 1 February 2017

We have New Stamps YAY!!!!

Hello again, I am back today for a special reason, over on the Stampotique blog we have a new release of 6 new stamps to be precise and this will happen every month, Woopee!!
Check it out on the Stampotique website, HERE
This is my card made with Karen Hazelden's Dream Catcher

and a close up to show the lovely detail with this little beauty
There are some corkers in this new release 👌😍
Thank you for joining me, hugs Gay xx


Hi everyone,
Thank you for stopping by, today I have a card for Stampotique, 
It's all about Love and Bugs this week for the challenge, my card..........
Little Heart Shirt is so in love, he's surrounded by Daniel's hearts
and there are butterflies all around, they are cropped from Jo's Floral Flutter .
I hope you like my simple card, I think he's a bit of a cutie myself LOL!💓💓 Hugs Gay xx

Saturday 21 January 2017

Darnell's NBUS!!!

Hi there I'm back, a very last minute card for Darnell's celebrations on her blog, she is celebrating multiple anniversaries, not least her and Mister's 46th wedding Anniversary! Happy Anniversary my friend!Over 1000 blog posts and 1000 followers!! Now that is a great achievement, well done Darnell xxx
Here is the card I made

As soon as I received this stamp I realised that it's a complete anomaly, can you see what I mean???
Anyway I loved his cheeks and thought it would be great for someone willing not to look too far into the images LOL
As for kraft paper and pencils, I'm afraid I haven't got enough time today, if I get time later I'll have a bash!!!
Thanks again for joining me, hugs Gay xx

Word Up Weekend, YAY!!!

Good morning folks, I am sharing a small card for the Stampotique FaceBook page again today, we concentrate on words for this! I have used alphabet stamps this time
Newton has a titfer, Cockney rhyming slang for Hat!!! And we must always be ourselves so BU!!
Thank you for joining me today, have a great week!! Hugs Gay xx

Monday 16 January 2017

Word Up Weekend

Hi Everyone, I have a quick card to share for Stampotique, this is my offering for Word Up Weekend on our FaceBook page, we are showcasing the many varied and wonderful greeting sentiments at Stampotique
Perl is a DIVA, hence the capitals :D A tiny card to celebrate her :D Thank you for looking, hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Anything goes!!!!!

Hi Folks, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, a little late but heartfelt all the same!!
On the Stampotique designers Challenge this fortnight, it's Anything Goes!! YAY!!!
I made a card and all my stamps are Stampotique (of course) but they were all designed by the talented Roc Nicholas Here is the link to all her stamps at Stampotique, they're quirky and loads of fun!
I chose to use a monochrome look using warm grey Copic markers and am pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it too 😊
 I also hope that Santa was kind to you and that you have a fabulous 2017! Hugs Gay x