Friday 13 December 2013

Take It, Make It Challenge Six!

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

What Can You Win?  
This month, we have two brand new DVDs by Craft Stamper DT member Kate Crane to be won!
In Art Journaling 5, Kate shows us how to turn all kinds of hoarded and recycled materials into gorgeous pages for a junk journal. Lots of inks, paints and wonderful backgrounds!
In Art Journaling 6, Kate finishes the pages using doodling, collage, rubber stamps and much more! The pages are then bound together to create a very special junk journal!
These DVDs are such a wonderful source of inspiration!
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 fourth winner in print? Elly's fantabulous tag book was featured on page 61 of the January issue..... that could be you!
AND: We have decided to add another little incentive into the pot! Our winner will be the featured Guest Designer for the midway reminder post for the next challenge!
So, to recap....Two DVDs, publication AND a Guest DT spot? Sounds good to me!

Now for the Challenge details!
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine.
Sylvia Blum has a beautiful card project on pages 6-8 of the January issue, using the ombré technique of adding colour. This technique is a simple but effective way of blending colour in a gradient of light to dark (or vice versa!) 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!

So, we would love to see your creations using The Ombré Technique.....your project can be anything at all, card, layout, 3D item etc, any theme or colour, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE USED THE OMBRÉ TECHNIQUE ON THERE SOMEWHERE! Oh, and stamping too, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all! 

To give you a little inspiration, and so you can get your head around what ombré actually means, 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!)



                                                                  HELS SHERIDAN

                                                                     JAINE DRAKE 

                                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 Linky tool at the end of the post! Can't wait to see what you create!

Do you love our challenges as much as we do? Feel free to grab the button and display it with pride!

Guidelines for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
  • Entry dates: Friday December 13th 2013 -  midnight Friday February 7th 2014
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 10am Monday February 10th 2014
  • All entries must feature the ombré 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 in the relevant box when uploading your entry). When judging many entries, the DT do not have time to go searching your entire blog for the project we want to see!
  • 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 seventh challenge will be announced here on Friday February 14th 2014.
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. Great challenge, great price to win and great work by the DT members. I do my best:-)

  2. The DT's work is really beautiful. Thank you for offering such a great prize. I shall be doing my best to make something to enter.

  3. Hi Trish, The DT's work look so stunning! Loads of great ideas. I would love to have a go at this one, but I wont get the Jan issue till after the close date in this part of the world.
    Dot x

  4. Fabulous creations by the Design team. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2014.

    Linda xxx

  5. Thanks for all the beautiful DT inspiration and fun challenge! I discovered this site via Hels and so happy I did! Happy New Year to all!

  6. This is an awesome prize and opportunity ... Thank you Px

  7. Love the DT work.This is the 1st time I have entered this challenge.

  8. Thank you for this great new challenge!! Wisihng an Happy New Year to everyone. Coco x

  9. Sorry I didn't read the rules too well...there is no stamp on my entry.. And I can't find a way to remove it overhere. Again...sorry....

  10. Wow stunning DT makes and what fabulous prizes.x

  11. Thank you for a lovely challenge, it was lovely to use the Ombre technique again. Thank you. Dt work is gorgeous, Debbiex