Friday 14 June 2013

Take It Make It Challenge Three!

Hello everyone!
It was great to see all your entries for our second 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 not one, but THREE of the prizes for the challenge.... these beautiful images:

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! Did you see our first winner in print? Jo's stunning card was featured on page 59 of the July issue..... that could be you!

Now for the Challenge details!
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine. This challenge will concentrate on the fab Embossing Powder technique demonstrated so beautifully by Birgit Koopsen on pages 30-31 of the July 2013 issue. Don't panic if you haven't got hold of this issue yet, the challenge lasts for a good few weeks, 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 YOU HAVE USED THE EMBOSSING POWDER TECHNIQUE ON THERE SOMEWHERE! Oh, and stamping too, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all! Don't forget, for this challenge we would like ALL the colour on your project to come from the embossing powder.

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 June 14th 2013 -  midnight Friday August 2nd 2013
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 10am Monday August 5th 2013 
  • All entries must feature the colourful embossing powder 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 fourth challenge will be announced here on Friday August 9th 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. Fab work guys.....going to get my thinking head on now.....heat embossing is just THEE best:D

  2. this has been fablous fun - thanks so much for the inspiration xx

  3. Thanks for this fun challenge and saving my coloured powders from the bin. Cool technique i would never try without you (:o)

  4. Love this technique. Great project in the magazine. Hugs. xx

  5. I made it time before the deadline of Craftstamper challenge train left.
    I actually wanted to try out the layered embossing technique in the July Issue as looked interesting. I love next freebie stamp hope I have some time to September Issue.