Friday 2 May 2014

Take It, Make It Challenge: May!

I am very excited to announce.... *cue drum roll*..

The brand new May Challenge!

We loved all your bottle themed entries last month, so many fabulous interpretations! We can't wait to see all the projects featuring this months theme!

What Can You Win?
For the May challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored by Calico Crafts!
Calico Crafts are UK suppliers of an enormous variety of products, encompassing all things altered art and mixed media! They also manufacture Calico Craft Parts, an exclusive range of birch ply and MDF shapes, perfect for use in all your mixed media projects. 
The prize for the May challenge is a large selection of these wonderful shapes, as pictured below!
Fabulous flourishes, terrific toadstools and much much more!

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! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK's number one stamping magazine!
AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, to recap....A bumper pack of Calico Craft Parts, 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.
Helen Chilton has a wonderful project in the June issue, using stamps carved from potatoes. So, we would love to see your creations using 

Yes, we really are going back to our school days, remember that wonderfully messy potato printing when you were a child? 
Simply carve a shape from a potato, then stamp with it!
Your project can be of any theme or colour.
 Don't forget, we also MUST have real stamping on each entry as well as the potato print, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all!

Along with some of the regular Craft Stamper DT, the Take It , Make It DT have created some fabulous eye candy using potato prints. We have an embarrassment of riches this month, so many different ideas and prints to look at!
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, not to mention some great hints and tips on how to carve your own potato stamps!

 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 May 2nd 2014 -  midnight Wednesday May 28th 2014
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 9am Friday May 30th 2014
  • All entries must feature stamping done with a hand carved potato.
  • All entries must contain 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). The DT will not go searching your entire blog for the project we want to see!
  • No backlinking.
  • New work only please, not work previously published anywhere else.
  • Entry is welcome from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple entry is welcomed, as long as each project has a separate blog post, is original, and fulfills all the entry requirements. One project per post please!
  • Entries can be combined with other blog challenges.
  • An obvious link back to the Craft Stamper Blog must be included in your blog post.
  • The June 2014 challenge will be announced here on Friday June 6th 2014, at 9am.
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. Truly stunning and amazed what you can do with a potato!!! DT you totally ROCK.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous inspiration by Design all the creations !

  3. Good idea! Great samples from the DT!!

  4. Ha ha what a fun challenge! Love the DT samples x

  5. Super fun challenge and superb potato stamping inspiration cards!! Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Really great and fun challenge...but I have to say that it is harder as it seems! DT rocks!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  7. Once I have sent my link I guess it is okae to share my blog on my facebook page?