Friday 3 October 2014

Take It Make It Challenge: October!

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

The brand new October Challenge!

We loved seeing all your tissue stamped projects last month, we can't wait to see what you come up with this time!
All our challenges have a prize on offer, and this is no different!

What Can You Win?
For the October challenge, we are delighted to be sponsored by Paperbabe Stamps!

Owned by Craft Stamper DT member Kim Costello, Paperbabe stamps are a wonderfully eclectic mix of designs, from gorgeous backgrounds and quirky figures to doll face stamps, indispensable when it comes to creating our own whimsical faces!The prize for the October challenge?
You will receive the tree hug set, the cumulus background set and a character stamp of your choice! How fab!

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....loads of Paperbabe stamps, 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!
Kim Dellow has a wonderful article in the November 2014 issue of the magazine, showcasing fabulous projects using the multicoloured stamping
 So, we would love to see your creations using 
 The multicoloured stamping technique!
This old school, much loved technique is simple but oh so effective! Just colour your stamp with more than one shade before stamping with it, and  the resulting image will be a multicoloured delight! Use ink pads, markers or even paint to colour the stamp, and then simply stamp away!

Along with some of the regular Craft Stamper DT, the Take It , Make It DT have created some fabulous art using this multicoloured stamping 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 November 2014 Issue: Kim Dellow

 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 October 3rd 2014 - midnight Wednesday 29th October 2014
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 9am Friday 31st October 2014
  • All entries must feature the Multicoloured Stamping 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 November 2014 challenge will be announced here on Friday 7th November 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. Fabulous inspiration, Ladies! Can't wait to have a go this month! ;) xx

  2. Beautiful works of art ladies my fav' is Tracy Easson and Zoey Scarpelli gorgeous xx

  3. Gorgeous art, loving the inspiration ladies xoxox

  4. Love the artwork, such a great theme too. Can't wait to enter xx

  5. Thanks for the fantastic and fabulous challenge! I really enjoyed this one and hope to be back with another tomorrow! As always beautiful inspirations too Karen x

  6. Some fab inspirational artwork there !