Saturday, 30 April 2016

Giveaway Winner Announcement :)

Good Morning! 
We have a WINNER update for you!
Our huge Leonie Pujol/Sara Davies giveaway has now closed, and a winner has been chosen!
We combined the comments on our Facebook page with those on the blog post here, and chose a comment at random.... 



OLIVIA MARTIN

Congrats Olivia, please get in touch at cs@traplet.com and we will get your goodies sent out!

Keep an eye here and the FB page for more giveaways this week!

Friday, 29 April 2016

Take It Make It Challenge: April Winners!

Hello everyone!
We are so pleased to announce the winners of our April Challenge: Take A Technique: Spring Flowers

As you all know, we have two winners to announce today, so without further ado, let me introduce you to the Design Winner.....




We loved how Jan has coloured the stamp, matching it together perfectly with that wonderfully textured background! 
Jan will win a Guest Designer slot here on the blog, her very own Winners Profile, and of course her amazing art will be featured in it's own 2 page spread in Craft Stamper magazine! Congrats Jan!

We also have the remaining two slots in our Top 3 to announce!
In no particular order, please congratulate:

Wonderful projects ladies!

We now need to share the randomly chosen winner with you all!
This winner will recieve the prize offered by our sponsor this month:



Yes, us :)

The rather large prize going to the randomly chosen winner is this little lot:

 



 Congratulations to our winner:




      Congrats Mac Mable, we hope you have a wonderful time watching the DVDs!

 Winners, you need to need to get in touch with me in order to claim your prize!  Please email me at: cs@traplet.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 May challenge will be launched next Friday, the 6th
We can't wait to see what wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Ready Set Stamp: 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 September issue of Craft Stamper. If you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!! 
 


       Colours: Burnt Orange, Umber, Golden Yellow, Deep Maroon.




 Deadline for submission: 24th May 2016

· Please email your submissions to cs@traplet.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 do not use stamps that are discontinued for this article.
. We do not accept cards ONLY created with digital stamps for this feature. Digital stamps 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.
· 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.
· Cards will be returned at our expense, along with a complimentary copy of the magazine in which your card features. Note this can take approx. three months.
· Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards. You can add black, white and metallics 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.


We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful designs!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Our fabulous June issue hits the shops on Friday!

The new look June issue of Craft Stamper magazine hits the shops on Friday 6th May (yes there was a mix up in the dates, so sorry) Subscribers will be getting their copiesat the end of this week!




Why 'new look' ? Difficult to spot in a picture..... but when you get your hands on your copy you'll notice a change in paper and how we present ourselves. We want to showcase our inspirational art in the best way possible, we love the new feel to the magazine!

We are also launching our new digital stamps! Our polymer stamps will now feature every other issue, both in ‘real’ and digital format. With EVERY issue from now on, we will be sharing multiple digital images with our readers. Lots of choice, and lots of ways to use them! We are so excited to be able to bring our readers some wonderfully varied, FREE images!  For the details on how to get hold of the digital images, please see page 60.
We are thrilled to welcome Shirley Bampton to our Craft Stamper family this month. Shirley is the designer of our digital images this month, and she is sharing some fabulous creations using them. As the image is digital, it can be resized to suit your project, and Shirley showcases this beautifully with an amazing tote bag!



The talented Jenny Marples has created a fabulous canvas for us in this issue, superb texture! The technique? Baby wipes! 




We also have a stunning colouring tutorial from Kay Carley..



 Beautiful floral cards by Helen Chilton...



 Gorgeous journal pages by Magda Polakow...



 A wonderfully kinetic acetate project by Keren Baker...



 and an amazing masterclass featuring glitter from Riikka Kovasin....



Lots for you all to experiment with, and don’t forget, I would love to see what you create! Email me, or share on our Facebook page!

For those who do not subscribe,  copies of the magazine are available here:
Digital copies are also available here:
Craft Stamper: Digital Issues  (June issue will be available from Friday 06/05/16)

Or... why not ask your local craft store to stock the magazine! We supply shops all over the world :) Information on how to stock Craft Stamper can be found on our web site, or email me and I'll help!

Have a wonderfully crafty month everyone!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Amazing Giveaway day!

Hello!
As April has five Fridays, our current Take It Make It blog challenge has an extra week to run :)

Take our theme... then Make something amazing!

All the details of our current challenge can be found HERE.

So, we have a 'spare' Friday on the blog... so we though we'd fill it with the most amazing giveaway!

Crafters Companion have just released some STUPENDOUS new collections, brand new stash to play with!
We thought you lovely Craft Stamper readers may like to win some? 
The super talented Leonie Pujol has just released her first collection of masks, stencils and stamps... and we have some of each to giveaway today!






 We have this set of three masks and stencils, 'art' sing' and 'adore'..... and we have a 2 sets of stamps to go with them...




AMAZING prize!
But.... that's not all! Sara Davies has a new release too... and we have that to giveaway as well! This fabulous bundle of five products from the 'Just For Men' range...










So.... what do you have to do to win ALL of these prizes?
This giveaway is running across both Facebook and our blog.
ONE lucky winner will win everything, and that winner will be chosen from the combined comments from both places. So, leave a comment on this blog post and you will be entered into the draw!
You may comment on Facebook too, if you wish, that way you'll have 2 chances of winning :)

The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 29th April, at noon UK time. We will announce the winner here, and on Facebook as well.

Good Luck!



Friday, 15 April 2016

Take It Make It Challenge: Winners Profile

Hello!
Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of our last Blog Challenge!
The very talented Design Winner of our March 2016 challenge is

Willy Duit

Willy won the challenge with this amazing project! We loved the amazing stamping, all those different images put together so well. The colouring is fabulous, emphasising the image wonderfully!





We asked Willy a few questions all 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 a few years. At first I had a few clear stamps which I used for scrapbooking. But as soon as I discovered the rubber stamps I was unstoppable!

Q: What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: I like a wide variety of stamps, Art Journey has it all so I love this company!
 
Q: Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?
A: I like to try different styles, sometimes clean and simple and sometime a bit of grunge.

Q:What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: I like to alter books and love to make use of natural materials and recycle stuff.

Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?
A: I couldn’t do without my (distress) inks, mod podge and of course a pair of scissors.

We also asked Willy to show us a couple of her favourite stamped creations,  and share why she likes them so much. Here are the gorgeous projects she has chosen:

"These three ATC´s were such fun to make, I put different colors of paint with my fingers on old bookpaper and then stamped on it. I like the messy look of them!" - Willy

 
"I love to try different bindings for my books, this is one of my favourites!" -Willy


Congratulations on being our March Design Winner Willy , and 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!



Our current challenge 'Take A Technique: Spring Flowers is open until the 27th of April, so still time to enter! Don't forget the huge prize bundle consisting of SIX Kate Crane DVDs!
  All the details can be found HERE.



 See you back here next Friday
for a special blog giveaway

Friday, 8 April 2016

Take It Make It April Challenge: Inspiration!

Hello!
Our current Take It Make It challenge is in full swing, with some amazing entries so far!
Just in case you need a little more inspiration, the DT have come up with some more amazing projects to share today :) First though, a bit of a reminder.....

The theme for this month is:
Spring Flowers
 Use stamped flowers anywhere on your project, or even real ones! Cover your art with flower embellishments, or make a flower shaped creation. Go crazy (or minimal if that's your thing!) with the florals... and don't forget to include stamping somewhere too.

 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. Your project can be any colour you want... as long as you've followed the theme and stamped somewhere, then you're good to go!

We have two prizes on offer, as always. The first is the Sponsor Prize, and the winner of this 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.
We are proud to announce our sponsor this month is....
Yep, that's us!
  We wanted to take the time to remind everyone that you can purchase your copies of the magazine from our website HERE, or if you prefer looking at your magazines digitally, then our digital issues can be found HERE. :)

We decided you deserved a bit of a treat, so we have a rather HUGE prize on offer for our randomly selected winner this month. Brace yourselves....


ALL SIX Kate Crane Art Journalling DVDs!
The lucky winner will receive this bumper package containing all six of the amazing Art Journalling DVDs by the super talented Kate Crane. So much inspiration to be had, many hours happy viewing awaits the winner!

As always, we will also have a Design Winner this month.
This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 




I hope the prizes have given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped and floral inspiration! 

Guest Designer Jannet Blay:







 
I hope you are all inspired to join in! The link up can be found in last Fridays blog post, HERE!
Have a lovely weekend!