Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Challenge time!

Well, it's time for another Stampotique challenge, and what a great way to kick start your creativity after the festivities of Christmas day! Claire is our challenge host this week and this is what she has to say:

Hi. Claire here hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you all a happy new year. I'm hosting the challenge this week which is "Out with the old and in with the new". If you were very lucky I'm sure that Santa will have bought you lots of new stash to play with, so you can either make a project using a combination of old and new stash (just don't forget to tell us what it is). Alternatively you might like to make something to celebrate the new year. The choice is yours!

Great challenge! I dug out an *old* background that I made ages ago mainly using acrylic paints and moulding paste on watercolour paper. I used some *new* techniques that I picked up from an on-line class with Mindy, and some *new* art materials that I treated myself to before Christmas (haha!!) and made this journaling card. I used one of my older stamps by Stampotique, but still one of my faves.

Don't forget to visit the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog for all the details and to join in the fun.

But, after two wonderful years of being on the DT for Stampotique I have decided it is time for me to step down and move on. I have had an amazing time working for a company that I truly believe in, working alongside a very talented team, using stamps that I adore :-) So before I go I need to say a huge 'thank you' to Carol and Jim (Mr and Mrs Stampotique!), and to Kim (the world's greatest organiser), and of course the stamp designers and the DT. THANK YOU!!

And I leave you with just a few of the creations I have made as part of the DT over the last two years..........

(Incidentally, this particular page has been the most viewed piece of mine on Flickr!)

Hope you have all had an amazing Christmas. Enjoy the rest of the festivities! Byeeeeeeeeee


  1. Amazing background! Love it!
    And I'm sad to see you go, we will miss your creative input in our team. Wishing you all the luck for your creative future.

  2. Oooo lovely
    Happy craftin

  3. Have smiled my way down this blog post Kate - beautiful fantabulous work - love it all.
    Stampotique are sure to miss you.
    Looking forwards to seeing what ever is next.
    Cheers to the future! (at this point in the day I am raising my cup of tea with the toast!).

  4. Oh gosh, I shall miss seeing your creations on the Stampotique blog! I think your style works really well with Stampotique stamps and I love seeing your bright, vibrant creations with these stamps.

    I wish you luck in your future endeavours.. and I hope you and the family had a lovely Christmas. :)


  5. good luck with your future endeavors, kate! i wish you much success in all you do.

  6. Wow you've done lots of wonderful projects with the stamps Kate, truly an inspiration for Stampotique, you'll be missed for sure. But I'm certain that you will continue to make amazing projects with your stamps, and I'm looking forward to it. I'm also sure that we're going to see great things from you in 2013 too. Hope you had a great Christmas. Michelle x

  7. Kate.... Wishing you many creative hauntings as well much love and kindness in all your endeavors. Funny how seeing your blog lead me to Stampotique Designs and eventually on the Design Team. Thank you for your creativity.
    You will be missed.

  8. Such vibrant colours Kate......... love it !!

  9. Lovely page but so sorry you are leaving the DT:-(. I will miss you!

    groetjes coby

  10. fabulous collection of work!! Thank you for all your inspiration, look forward to seeing what you create in 2013 hugs Juls

  11. Don't you just love moving into a new, different chapter of life? I'll look forward to seeing what it brings and wish you the best in this happy new year.

  12. Your art is just bursting with life and color, a real inspiration!

  13. Such a vibrant mix of colours but you make them work perfectly. It's a very "Kate" piece:)

  14. Wonderful collection of art works. I love all the colorful pieces. Thanks for your wonderful inspirations!Wishing you a happy healthy and creative New Year 201,
    hugs Anja

  15. Oh j'adore tout ça!!!
    je suis méga fan bravo

  16. Oh you will be missed as a DT member, but my, you have created some wonderful stuff, love it all. Good luck with whatever the future brings xx

  17. Hi Kate, Such fun to see all of the past posts. Will miss you on the design team, but will keep up with you on your blog. Hope to see lots of inspiring work which of course will be there I'm sure. Sure would love to come and take one of your classes. Lots of good wishes for your future. Diane

  18. if I had the possibility of picking one, I'd get all of them and run! they are lovely, Kate!!

  19. Wowee what a luscious rush of colour to gladden my heart on this greyish day! Let your next adventures begin!

  20. fantastic new creation Kate, love it, the background is just awesome
    and really cool to see again a part of all the Stampotique creations you made in the past...the are all pieces of art so inspiring

  21. Great selection Kate, sad you see you go from the team. x


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