Friday 12 April 2013

Take It, Make It - Challenge Two!

Hello everyone!
It was great to see all your entries for our first challenge, we can't wait to see what you all come up with for this one!

What Can You Win?  
We are delighted to again be sponsored by Indigo Blu
Creators of fabulous deep etched rubber stamps, Indigo Blu have provided one of the prizes for the challenge.... this beautiful image:
PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three..... and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yep, the winning entry will appear in the UK's number one stamping magazine! 

Now for the Challenge details!
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine, and this challenge will concentrate on the Ripping And Tearing technique, demonstrated so beautifully by Helen Chilton on pages 78 - 81 of the May 2013 issue. Don't panic if you haven't got hold of this issue yet, the challenge lasts for nearly TWO whole months, so you have plenty of time to grab a copy, get inspired and enter!

We would love to see your creations using this technique......your project can be anything at all, card, layout, 3D item etc, any theme or colour, AS LONG AS THERE IS RIPPING AND TEARING ON THERE SOMEWHERE! Oh, and stamping too, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all!

To give you a little inspiration, some of the Craft Stamper Design Team have come up with some rather fabulous projects to share... (if you click on the artists name, it will take you to their blogs, where there may well be loads more pics of these gorgeous creations!)

Have we inspired you to have a play and enter? Yay!!!
All you need to do now is have a read through the boring (but essential!) rules and guidelines, then upload your entry using the Mr Linky tool at the end of the post! Can't wait to see what you create!

Love Trish xx

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Guidelines for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
  • Entry dates: Friday April 12th 2013 -  midnight Friday June 7th 2013
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 10am Monday June 10th 2013 
  • All entries must feature the Ripping/Tearing technique AND stamping. No digi stamps please, unless combined with actual stamping.
  • The winning entry MUST be posted to the magazine for photography before it can be published. Please keep hold of your entry, we cannot publish in the magazine images sent via computer.
  • Entry is via the linking tool at the end of the post. We are very sorry that we can't accept email entries to this challenge. Please provide deep links to your actual project post, not just a link to your blog (to do this, click on the title of the relevant blog entry and copy/paste the URL).
  • No backlinking, new work only please.
  • Entry is welcome from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple entry is fine, as long as each piece is original and fulfills all the entry requirements.
  • Entries can be combined with other blog challenges, as long as a link back to the Craft Stamper challenge is included in your blog post.
  • The third challenge will be announced here on Friday June 14th 2013.
PLEASE consider turning off word verification on your blog. It is very difficult for the DT to comment on as many blogs as we would like to when word verification slows us down!

Competition rules: Competitions/giveaways are open to all (including overseas readers) except employees of Traplet Publications Ltd and their families; regular contributors to any of Traplet Publications’ magazines; employees of our printers; or anyone connected with the prizes offered. By entering the competition you accept that your project may be printed in the magazine. All entries must be received by midnight on the specified closing date. There are no cash alternatives and prizes are non-transferable. We reserve the right to use the winners’ name/work in any Traplet-produced literature including, but not exclusive to, our website and marketing materials. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


  1. I don't know why my image isn't showing. what can I do to fix it?

  2. Hi Renee,
    Hmmmm, I am not sure why that has happened, we can still see your project when we click on the link though:) Katy might have an idea but she is not in the office at the mo. Just wanted to let you know your query has been seen:)Paula (Editorial Assistant)

  3. Oh does anyone else know? I am not a ' Linky ' user :( Paula

  4. Love this technique, all the samples are fab-u-lous!
    Oops Mr Linky has gone, my entry for the challenge is here
    Claire xx

  5. Maybe next month as I don't have my blog properly set up & haven't got a clue when it comes to links etc. Actually I don't know how to set my blog up, lol! (sad I know). The projects are wonderful & inspiring. I will try to get hold of the magazine. Thank you :)

  6. I didn't know CraftStamper did monthly challenges and have been a lot this month. They are fun and addictive. What happened to ATCs swap they suddenly disappear I haven't been buying the magazine for while. Looking forward to seeing other entries.