Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Stampotique Designers Christmas Challenge


Gog Lin by Jill Penney
French Text and Splatter Long by Jo Capper-Sandon
Splatter by Carol's Collection
all for Stampotique Originals

As I'm writing this blog post I realise that it is only 32 days till Christmas! Yikes! Where does time go? Vicky has challenged us all to make a non-traditional Christmas card this time; here's what she has to say about the challenge:


I'm challenging the team to make a non traditional Christmas card. 
The main rule is 
NO RED OR GREEN
Pull out your Stampotique Stamps as this is a Stampotique only week! 
Play along with this week's challenge for your chance to win a $30 Stampotique Gift Certificate, be sure to link in your entries by 5 p.m. EST on 12/13/11 by using the InLinkz on the
Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog

I don't think it will surprise you to know that I'm quite good at non-traditional cards, it's traditional I have a problem with LOL! I thought Gog Lin made a perfect Christmas elf so I stamped him a few times and coloured him with Distress inks. I also added a few co-ordinating splats to the inside of the card too:


This next card is very similar to one I have made before but I wanted to make the Christnmas version, because I just love Mink's sullen face and it goes perfectly with the sentiment!

Mink by Daniel Torrente
Sentiment by Carols Collection
Hearts cubed by Jo Capper-Sandon
for Stampotique Originals



This is a really fun challenge, so hope you'll join us :-)

26 comments:

  1. Both cards are FAB darling, love the sentiment jingle your own damn bells hahahahaha

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  2. OH my gosh! You're card made me giggle!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE grog elves!!!! Love your stitching and the colours and your second card is fabby too!

    xo

    Vicki

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  3. Oh darn you Kate...I cant stand your TALENT!!! LOLOL Incredibly awesome once again..I am just over here shaking my head- LOVE this! :)

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  4. holly molly! the first card is SUPER PRETTY! wonderful!

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  5. Love, love, love this card and the little elfs all lined up. The second card cracks me up!

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  6. Fabby cards, but I especially love Santa's liitle friends - so much fun, Jo x

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  7. Love both of these, Kate and adore the 'Jingle your own bells' stamp! Great work. Finally found my stamps yesterday, btw - in a 'safe' place! When will I ever learn, lol? Thanks for your lovely email and yep, I did journal how I was feeling x

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  8. I agree with Laura - jingle your own damn bells made me laugh. Glad you are feeling better. Hope you are soon back to your own fantabulous self.hugs xx

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  9. Oooh adorable cards!!! Love them!

    xx Tessa

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  10. Wow, two stunning cards, just love them xx

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  11. You really do non-trad cards so well Kate. Were you like my daughter when you were young? Died hair, different colours, black eye makeup and funky clothes. Yess you must have been.LOL

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  12. I love Gog Lin he makes a cute Christmas card.....but my FAV is the second one with fabulous sulky Mink....perfect image for that quote:)

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  13. Fab cards Kate and they are so you! Really love the colours you've used. I prefer non-trad too. xx

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  14. Kate - I just love this card!! 'Jingle your own damm bells' just how I feel at the mo!!

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  15. Looooove the jingle bells card!!! Really made me giggle! Love, love, love!!!

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  16. Fab cards and hope to join in on this one !!

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  17. Little Lin and his brothers... too cute for words. I am liking the pale blue a lot with the greenish on top. Well done! Very un-christmassy Christmas! Love it. ;o))

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  18. Both are equally amazing!! Stunning colors and brilliant compositions! I really love non-traditional cards - they are so much fun!
    Val :)

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  19. ooh these are nice, Ive got some ideas for xmas card, shall have to see whether I can add in a splash of stampotique :)

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  20. Terrific cards! I love the little elves & "Jingle your own damn bells" is how I usually feel at this time of year. :)

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  21. both of these are just fab!!! I love the embossed detail on the first card! Hugs Juls

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  22. These are both brilliant Kate, I love Santa's litle helpers and the way you have splattered the inside of your cards x

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