Friday 5 September 2014

Take It Make It Challenge: September!

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

The brand new September Challenge!

This month is a very exciting one, as the brand new Blog Challenge DT are sharing their first creations with us! Please hop on over to their own blogs if you get a chance, and show them a little love, they deserve it!
All our challenges have a prize on offer, and this is no different!

What Can You Win?
For the September challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored by Julie Kirk!
As well as writing her very entertaining and informative blog, notes on paper, Julie has a store selling, in her own words, 'unique creative supplies with a history...and a future'. 
Lots and lots of glorious ephemera, ready and waiting to be used in all your crafty endeavours! We would thoroughly recommend a visit!

The prize for the September challenge is a set of two washi tape rings!
'Washi tape rings?' I hear you ask? 
I'll show you....
See the very large silver book ring type thing that's holding the tape? THAT'S a washi tape ring! I have these, and they are very much admired whenever me and my tote go teaching! In order to get you started off, you will also win the washi tape pictured:
Red spot, red stripe, yellow stripe, lime spot, lime vertical stripe,sky spot, sky stripe, lilac spot, pink stripe, pink diagonal stripe, black stripe, black spot AND bird on a wire!
Just to be clear... the prize this month is TWO washi tape rings, and the set of 13 tapes pictured above!
(and no, you're not getting my tote that's in the picture!!)

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....2 washi tape rings, 13 washi tapes, Publication AND a Guest DT spot? Sounds good to me!

Phew! After all that, it's time for the Challenge details!  
We want to see how you lovely lot tackle a technique showcased in Craft Stamper magazine.
After all, that's the name of the challenge- Take a technique, and Make it your own!
Eizabeth Borer has a wonderful article in the October 2014 issue of the magazine, showcasing fabulous projects using the stamping on tissue paper technique
 So, we would love to see your creations using 
 The Stamping On Tissue Paper technique!
Stamping onto tissue paper is a fabulous way of getting a perfect stamped image onto a surface that would normally be tricky to stamp onto, a curved surface for example. Or, if you would rather, simply use tissue as a regular stamping surface, in order to give a different texture to your art!

Along with some of the regular Craft Stamper DT, the BRAND NEW Take It , Make It DT have created some fabulous art using stamped tissue paper!
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. 
Don't forget, once glued down the tissue looks like it has vanished into the background. It may be impossible to see the tissue in these samples, but trust me, it IS there!
From the October 2014 Issue: Elizabeth Borer
 Anneke De Clerck
Elina Stromberg
Elizabeth Robinson
 Georgina Ford
Jackie Payne
Jolande van Oosterhout
Kymona Tracey
Linda Walmsley
Nikki Killinger
Renee Zarate
 Shirley Bampton
Tracy Easson
Zoey Scarpelli

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

  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 September 5th 2014 - midnight Wednesday 24th September 2014
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 9am Friday 26th September 2014
  • All entries must feature the Stamping On Tissue Paper technique.
  •  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.
  • You may enter more than once, each entry MUST have it's own blog post and fulfill all rules
  • Please do not blog more than one finished example of the technique in a single blog post. We only want to see the project you are submitting for the challenge!
  • 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 October 2014 challenge will be announced here on Friday October 3rd 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. Amazing DT projects!! Great job everyone!

  2. Loving this challenge.... where's my tissue paper?!

  3. Wow..what an inspiration, thank you so much!

  4. Wow, wonderful challenge and samples by the new DT!!! I love tissue paper, so will try to enter the play maybe not to win but just to participate :) Coco x

  5. Coco you have as much chance as anyone else to win, and we would LOVE to see your project! xx

  6. Beautiful works from everyone my fav's are Tracy Easson and Lindas xx

  7. I had some trouble linking my image, that is why I used the linky tool image. I hoped to be able to edit it another day, unfortunately that doesn't work. I love the DT projects, they are so diverse!

  8. Well, I've just added my entry for the challenge - 'last minute annie' as usual lol. Good luck everyone, fabulous designs from the DT and all the participants too!