Thursday 13 August 2020

Sad news, I'm afraid.

 Hello everyone, this is Trish. I promised that as soon as I could, I would share news regarding Craft Stamper magazine, so here I am. I'm so sad to have to tell you all that Craft Stamper magazine will not be publishing any more issues. I wanted to thank all our amazing designers, readers and subscribers for their immense support over the years. We would not have been able to share all the inspirational art within the CS pages without you all. I have been reading, contributing to, and latterly editing the magazine for pretty much all of the 20 years we have been in business, and I shall miss it immensely. I'm sure you all will join me in that sentiment. All subscribers will be getting a letter from tomorrow, explaining the finer details of what will happen with regards to any remaining issues due to them. That letter will also contain contact details should people wish to get in touch with the publishers. 

The Take It Make It Challenges will of course also stop, thank you all so much for participating. We've loved looking at all the wonderful entries over the years.

Again, thank you all so much for your inspiration, your creativity and all your kindness along the way. It's been a wonderful journey! Keep on crafting everyone Much, MUCH love, Trish ❤️

Friday 3 July 2020

Take It Make It Challenge: Winner's Profile!

Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of the latest Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the May 2019 challenge is:

Veronica Pell

Veronica won the challenge with this amazing project. We loved the stunning pop of colour in the amazing butterfly!

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

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

I bought my first stamp when I got fed up with quilling leaves to go with flowers, back around 1995. Then I bought a different leaf one, then one to go in the background ........and stamping took over from quilling!

What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?

Really can’t stand the very cute ones, but anything else is fine!
Favourite has to be Chocolate Baroque, with Hobby Art a close second.

Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?!

Definitely more messy, I never start out with a clear idea of what I am going to do. Hate fussy cards with lots of ribbon and bows, so I suppose more simple – I can do CAS when I try!

What kind of projects do you like creating the most?

Had to be cards, until I discovered how to stamp onto candles....
Now I'm trying more mixed media stuff occasionally.

Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?

It's hard to choose between Brusho powders and watercolour pencils.

We also asked Veronica to share a few of her favourite stamped creations with us, and to tell us why she likes them so much. Here are the works of art she has chosen:

     "This was a monochrome card I created a while back, I loved doing this!" -Veronica

"This ia a card using a butterfly stamp to create a mask, I added a scene inside the frame and on the base card behind it" - Veronica

"The first canvas I have made, using CB stamps. I was really pleased with how it turned out" - Veronica

Congratulations on being our May Design Winner Veronica, it was lovely to learn a little more about you!