Friday, 3 April 2020

Take It Make It Challenge: April

Welcome to the April Take It Make It stamping challenge!
Take a stamp and make something amazing!

All our challenges have an 
Anything Goes theme.

That means you can create whatever your imagination dreams up, as long as you have used a hand stamped image on your creation somewhere!
We would love to see cards, art journal pages, ATC's, ATCoins, canvas, 3D projects, layouts, jewellery, planner pages etc etc. The list is endless, create something you love and then share it with us!
Any themes, any styles, any colours. You may use whatever brands and products you wish.

We have TWO winners each month. Firstly, we have our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our design team, who vote for their top three favourites from all eliglible entries. Whichever design gets the most votes is declared the winner!
The Design Winner of the challenge will be featured across a double page spread in Craft Stamper magazine, will recieve a winner's profile post here on the blog, and will have a Guest Designer slot in an upcoming challenge. Such a nice way to get you and your art noticed!

The second winner is our randomly chosen winner. This winner is selected at random from all eligible entries, and wins the Blog Challenge prize. This month, the prize is.....




























Suz Humphreys






LOVE the wonderful array of projects! Thank you Design Team :) 


So.... have a read of the guidelines, create something amazing and upload it so we all can see. Can't wait!

Unfortunately, we're having to exclude more and more entries from the challenge. PLEASE go and look at the full guidelines, but as a brief checklist, these are the important points to remember:
  • Entries MUST have stamping on them, stamping created with a polymer or rubber stamp.
  • Entries MUST only contain ONE project in the post. Not a set, not a group, not variations on a theme. Just ONE project.
  • Entries MUST mention Craft Stamper and link back to THIS POST.
  • Only THREE (separate, NOT in the same post ) entries per person in total please.
We will be sending out gentle reminders from now on, so please read everything in the guidelines before you upload. These can be found under the tab at the top, or on the sidebar to the right. Thank you.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Take It Make It Challenge: March winners!

Hello everyone!
Everyone at Craft Stamper sends out huge love to all at this most challenging time for everyone, stay safe and take care of yourselves.
We're still here and working so as is usual for the last Friday of the month, we're thrilled to announce the winners of our March 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 72: Marjan





We loved this wonderful project! The gorgeous bee against the delicate background, with the extra touch of stitching adding a wonderful element of interest! Marjan 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!

We also have the remaining top slots to announce!
The rest of the top three Design Winners are:



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....






Entry number 63: Jannet

I'm sure you've love the prize Jannet! 


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 April challenge will be launched next Friday, April 3rd.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Friday, 20 March 2020

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:


Carole Jones



Carole won the challenge with this amazing project. We loved the background, the textures and the colours... and the blooms are gorgeous too!









We asked Carole 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 started card making about four years ago. I watched lots of card making process videos and this encouraged me to try stamping. Once I had a stamping platform, I was up and running.



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




I like quirky characters, vintage stamps, florals and animals – a strange mix, but that's me! I have several favourite companies including AALL & Create, PaperArtsy, Rubber Dance, Lost Coast Designs, Carmen's Veranda and Inkylicious.




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


I am most definitely a messy stamper. I have trouble leaving white space.


What kind of projects do you like creating the most?


I like making cards, tags, ATCs and MDF projects.
 

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

That would have to be my markers. I use Copic Markers for colouring and Posca pens for detailing.



We also asked Carole to share a favourite stamped creation with us, and to tell us why she likes it so much. Here is the work of art she has chosen:



"I was pleased with how my Cat and Bird card turned out. This Lost Coast Designs stamp is stunning in its own right, but I think the smooshed Distress Oxide background makes it more eye-catching. The colours resemble autumn time with second generation stamped florals from Rubber Dance in the background and the foreground foliage and wildflowers from Inkylicious giving a feeling of perspective. The Cat and Bird were stamped twice; once directly onto the background and once onto white card which was fussy cut and adhered over the background. Black and white mats add a frame around the image" - Carole






Congratulations on being our February Design Winner Carole, 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!