Friday, 15 March 2019

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge: Winner's profile

Hello!
Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the February 2019 challenge is:

Epie


Epie won the challenge with this beautiful card. We loved the great use of imagery, and the way the black accents make the blue/green colour scheme sing!









We asked Epie a few questions about stamping (well, we are Craft Stamper after all!)

Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started? 
A: I have been stamping for 2 years, and I make other creative things too.
I got started with 3D and CAS projects, then I was invited to be Designer by 52WTC. After this, I was interested in stamping and it was amazing!


Q: What are your favourite kind of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: My favourite kind of stamps are many: Studio Light, Woodware and Penny Black stamps.


Q: Describe your style, are you a 'messy' kind of stamper or do you have more of a clean and simple style?
A: When I am in the mood, every day is different! Mostly am I a 'clean and simple'. It is a sort of therapy for me to be creative, a way of living .


Q: What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: I like to create mixed media, nature projects, animals, and cute Vintage Christmas projects.


Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn't be without when you craft?
A: When I am crafting, I like to work with Woodware stamps, they are amazing !!




We also asked Epie to share some of her favourite stamped creations with us, and tell us why she likes them so much. Here is what she has chosen:




"This is a older project from 2017, with stamped cats and die cuts on the card" - Epie

 



"Also a other project (slider card) I made with Woodware stamps and Memento ink on it" - Epie




Congraulations on being our February Design Winner Epie, it was lovely to learn a little more about you!

Do YOU fancy having a winners profile all about you on the CS blog? 

The profile is part of the prize package for each Design Winner of our challenges. All you need to do is enter a creation into the challenge, then if you are voted Design Winner everyone will be reading all about you before you know it!

Friday, 8 March 2019

Take It Make It March Challenge: Inspiration

Hello!
Our March Take It Make It challenge is well underway... some stunning entries so far, we can't wait to see what else you lovely lot can dream up!

We apologise for the problem with the link up tool last week, it's all resolved now so linking up should be smooth! 
As ever, we have another wonderful selection of inspiration eye candy from our Design Team to share today..... but first a little reminder...

 ALL of our challenges this year are 'Anything Goes' stamping challenges!
So....Show us how unique you can be, create anything your imagination cares to dream up! Share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage or whatever else takes your fancy. As long as you have stamped somewhere on your project, then you're good to go!

We have two prizes on offer, as always. The first  will be randomly chosen from all the eligible entries of the challenge. To make sure your project is eligible to win, make sure you have followed our challenge guidelines. These can be found on our sidebar over here ---------->

and also in a tab under the banner at the top.


PLEASE REMEMBER: We only want to see ONE project in each individual blog post entry!


A set counts as more than one :)

The amazing prize on offer this month for the randomly chosen winner is..... (drum roll please..........) 



 So... brace yourself for some amazing art....





  
 




 

 

 


STUNNING work :) 
We really hope you've been inspired to enter the challenge! You can find the link up tool on our blog post from last week right HERE! 

Friday, 1 March 2019

Take It Make It Challenge: March

Welcome to the March Take It Make It challenge!
TAKE a stamp and MAKE something amazing!

All our challenges are stamping challenges, with an
ANYTHING GOES theme.

That means, you can create whatever your imagination dreams up, as long as you have used a hand stamped image somewhere on your creation!
We would love to see cards, tags, layouts, 3D art, ATCs and Artist Trading coins, jewellery, planner pages.... anything you love to make. Any themes, any colours, any styles, and you may use any type of products you wish!

As ever, we have TWO winners every single month. Firstly, we have a Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our design team, who vote for their top three from on all the eligible entries. Whichever design wins the most votes is declared the Design Winner! 
The Design Winner of the challenge will be featured across a double page spread in Craft Stamper magazine, and will also receive a GDT slot and Winners Profile blog post here on the blog. This is such a nice way of getting you and your art noticed!

Our second Winner is chosen at random from ALL the eligible entries once the challenge has closed. This winner will receive our Blog Challenge prize, which this month is..............






In order to be eligible to win either prize, the project submitted must abide by our challenge guidelines. These guidelines can be found under a tab at the top of the page, or to the right on our sidebar. PLEASE read before submitting, we would hate to have to declare a wonderful project ineligible!

We hope that wonderful prize may tempt you to enter!

Our wonderful Design Team have created some truly wonderful art to inspire us, which we'll be sharing both in this post, and in our Inspiration post next week! Sit down, grab a cuppa and enjoy!

































WOW! Wonderful work from our DT :)

So.... do you fancy having a go? Have a quick check of the guidelines, then link up using the linking tool below. We can't wait to see all your wonderful creations! Inlinkz Link Party

Friday, 22 February 2019

Take It Make It Challenge: February Winners!

Hello everyone!
We are thrilled to announce the winners of our February challenge!


As you all know, we have two winners to annouce today, so without further ado let me introduce you to our Design Winner:

Entry number 84: Epie







We loved this beautiful card by Epie! We loved the how the bold black touches make the gorgeous blue/green colour scheme pop! The feathers are such a lovely touch. Epie will win a Guest Designer slot here on the blog, her very own Winner's Profile, and of course her amazing art will be featured in a two page spread in Craft Stamper magazine! Congratulations Epie!

We also have the remaining top slots to announce!
The rest of the top four (we had a tie in the voting this month!) Design Winners are:


Entry number 23: Gwendolyn
Entry number 46: Loll
Entry number 54: Emma


Congratulations, it was such a hard choice this month!

We now need to share the random winner of our challenge. This winner will receive the amazing prize on offer....









Congratulations to....








I'm sure you've love the prize Chris :)


Winners, you need to need to get in touch with me in order to claim your prize!  Please email me at: editor.cs@mytimemedia.com , and put TIMI Winner in the subject line, then I'll be sure to spot it! 
Top Three Design Winners, also please contact me if you wish to receive a button to display on your blog.

Our March challenge will be launched on the first Friday of March, the first.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Art Call: Ready Set Stamp

Ready Set Stamp: Reader Submissions Wanted!

THANK YOU so much for all the fabulous cards submitted for our last art call, it was so hard to choose just a few to publish! We can now announce the next theme.....
We are looking for submissions for our Ready, Set, Stamp feature on the following theme for our June 2019 issue of Craft Stamper. If you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!

For 2019 we're giving you FIVE colour options to play with!
 Don't forget, black, white and any metallics are always welcome, no matter the colour scheme. 







Colours: Ruby Red, Burnt Orange,Sunshine Yellow, Pale Lime, Sky Blue

Deadline for submission: 19th March 2019


· Please email your submissions to: editor.cs@mytimemedia.com
· Please put 'Ready Set Stamp' followed by the theme in the subject line
· Please note that due to the number of submissions it's not possible to contact every entrant individually - if you have not heard from us within one week, your submission has not been successful. Please try again with a different card!


Guidelines:

  •  Please make cards only for this gallery.
  • Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards!
  • NEW work only please, we do not accept cards that have been published elsewhere (including online) before submission.  
  • Any stamps used MUST be branded. Please do not use stamps sold without designer/manufacturer information on the original packaging.
  •  Stamps used MUST be available to buy currently, either from a UK stockist or a stockist with an international shipping policy that ships to the UK.
  • We do not accept cards ONLY created with digital imagery for this feature. Digital imagery is welcome, but  MUST be used in conjunction with rubber/polymer stamping to qualify.
  •  Cards which are selected need to be posted to the Craft Stamper offices in the UK. The cards will be returned, along with a complimentary issue of the magazine.
  • This call IS open internationally.
  • Note that we do choose artwork as it arrives, so please don't wait until the last minute to submit if your cards are ready.
  •  Black, white and metallics can be added to any of the schemes. The ideas given are simply that, ideas, and do not have to be followed to the letter!
  • Text for this article is required (don't worry - it is short!) and should be entered into the document provided – this will be sent to you if you are selected.
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We can't wait to see your fabulous creations!  

Friday, 15 February 2019

Take It Make It Challenge: Winners Profile

Hello!
Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the January 2019 challenge is:

Mac Mable


Mac Mable won the challenge with this beautiful card. We loved the wonderful colour scheme and the delicate stamping. Simply gorgeous!








We asked Mac Mable a few questions about stamping (well, we are Craft Stamper after all!)

Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started? 
A:

I have always crafted in some way but developed onto stamping after going to a craft show and being in awe of what you could do with them… Since investing in a stamping platform I stamp more and more.







Q: What are your favourite kind of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A:

I love stamps that can double up for different purposes, like foliage stamps. They can be in the background or the main focus. No favourite stamp company…I love them all.





Q: Describe your style, are you a 'messy' kind of stamper or do you have more of a clean and simple style?
A:

I don’t really think I have a style…I am not a CAS perfectionist or a full on Mixed Media artist, I bump along somewhere in the middle.
My heart is in techniques and as a result I am a messy sort of crafter.




Q: What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A:

Anything that involves techniques, pastes, stencils, stamping and die cutting. I enjoy challenging myself to make CAS cards, whilst mixing the medias and as a result often pushing the boundaries.




Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn't be without when you craft?
A:

That’s a tricky one….Pigment  powders, like Lindys or Brushos as you can use them in so many different ways.




We also asked Mac Mable to share some of her favourite stamped creations with us, and tell us why she likes them so much. Here is what she has chosen:




"I loved mixing the medias of water colouring with Lindy powders, stamping and heat embossing and melting UTEE to create unique shapes" - Mac Mable



"Starting with alcohol inks and the wrap technique and evolving the card into a Christmas card with lots of die cutting, stencilling and layering of the elements" - Mac Mable



"The first time I had tried stamping with markers. I so loved the colours and the water colour effect achieved with my stamping platform" - Mac Mable




Congraulations on being our January Design Winner Mac Mable, it was lovely to learn a little more about you!

Do YOU fancy having a winners profile all about you on the CS blog? 

The profile is part of the prize package for each Design Winner of our challenges. All you need to do is enter a creation into the challenge, then if you are voted Design Winner everyone will be reading all about you before you know it!