Friday 4 July 2014

Take It Make It Challenge: July!

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

The brand new July Challenge!

We loved all your bleached blocked entries last month, we were thrilled to see so many! We can't wait to see all the projects featuring this months theme!

What Can You Win?
For the July challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored by WOW Embossing Powder!

WOW Embossing Powders are UK suppliers of a truly massive selection of embossing powders from fine detail through to ultra thick, from metallics to pearlescents and fluorescents! WOW also manufacture a fabulous selection of silicone moulds, perfect for creating 3D embellishments.
The prize for the July challenge is a set of the latest, brand new embossing glitters, a mouthwatering range of colours!
You will receive (from left to right): Blue Topaz, Mint Mojito, Orange Fizz, Calypso, Raspberry Coulis and Frozen Berries.... Don't they sound delicious!

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....Six gorgeous WOW Embossing Glitters, 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.
Anna-Karin Evaldsson has a wonderful project in the August issue, a fabulous card featuring (amongst other things!) an Embossing Resist technique.
 So, we would love to see your creations using 
 The Embossing Resist Technique!
Simply stamp an image and then emboss it. Apply ink over the top, and you will see the embossing will resist the ink.... the embossing resist technique: easy peasy!

Along with some of the regular Craft Stamper DT, the Take It , Make It DT have created some fabulous eye candy using the embossing resist technique.
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!

From the August 2014 issue: Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Dot Allan

Elizabeth Robinson

Georgina Ford

Geraldine Carruthers
Kim Costello

Linda Walmsley

Nikki Killinger

Renee Zarate

Shirley Bampton

Tracy Easson

WOW... now THAT'S what I call Design Team inspiration!  

pssst...... have you heard? Craft Stamper are looking to recruit new DT members for the Take It, Make It blog challenge! The DT call closes on July 14th, and all the details can be found HERE! Go on... you know you want to!

 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 July 4th 2014 -  midnight Wednesday July 23rd 2014
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 9am Friday July 25th 2014
  • All entries must feature the Embossing Powder Resist technique.
  • All entries must contain stamping.
  •  No digi stamps please, unless combined with actual stamping. 
  • Projects can be of any theme, any colour. 
  • Projects can be a card, layout, journal page, art panel, tag, 3D item, anything at all, as long as it follows all guidelines and features that months technique.
  • 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 August 2014 challenge will be announced here on Friday August 1st 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. Wow so many beautiful works of art my fav is Tracy Easson love her work always inspiration in the work she does but love all of them xxxx

  2. Gorgeous samples, and I love Anna-Karin's artworks, so thank you for this new challenge inspired by her! Have a lovely week-end everyone... :) Coco x

  3. Gorgeous samples from everyone, WOW!

  4. Wow! Amazing inspiration! Thank you, I'll definitely join in ;) Ingrid xx

  5. Wow, beautiful DT Art.
    I am here for the first time.
    Thanks for the challenge.
    Gr Elly