Friday 7 August 2015

Take It Make It Challenge: August

Welcome to the launch of our August Challenge!

As you might remember, this year our challenge is alternating between 'Take A Stamp', and 'Take A Technique'....and this month our challenge is 'Take A Technique'!
The theme is ....

August Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 

 For the August Challenge, we would like to to use your pens and pencils on your projects! You could draw or sketch a design, or use the pens and pencils for colouring. Copics, Distress Markers, Spectrum Noirs, watercolour pencils, paint pens and markers, whatever floats your boat! You could add detail with fine liner pens, gel pens or smudgy Stabilo pencil..... the only limit is your imagination!
 Remember though, there MUST be real stamping on your project. 
Digital images CAN be used, but must be used alongside rubber/acrylic stamping. 

Show us how unique you can be...get your stamps, pens and pencils out! Share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage or whatever else takes your fancy. Your project can be any theme, any colour you want... as long as you've stamped somewhere, and used a pen or a pencil then you're good to go!

We have two prizes on offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for August is

Chocolate Baroque

Chocolate Baroque create and stock the most fabulous selection of stamps , soooo many to choose from, and such wonderful quality. They also stock all the stash you could possibly need to create some stunning art!

 The prize this month is this wonderful plate of Artistic Afirmations:

How cool are those sayings? So very very useful for all manner of projects! ? Our randomly drawn winner will be one lucky person!

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 

I hope the prizes have given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped  inspiration!


I have to say...there are some STUNNERS there, that's what I call inspiration!

 Want to enter?!
Then simply link up using the Linky Tool below! 
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have a read of our challenge rules before you link up. Any entry that does not comply with all the rules will not be considered for either of the two prizes on offer. All rules can be found by clicking the link at the top of the page, under the banner!

We can't wait to see your creations.....
Good luck!


  1. Gorgeous to see all the inspiration! Well done!

  2. The team has hit it out of the park once more with the totally amazing and gorgeous projects!!!! Wow wow wow.
    Thank you for this fun challenge. I need to get my markers and pens out more often!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. What a great challenge. The design team projects as always are wonderful and so inspiring.

  4. Thanks for another fun challenge ladies and the gorgeous DT inspirations Karen x

  5. beautiful examples! and I like the theme!
    kind regards.

  6. Lovely work by the DT. Where are the instructions on how to enter please. It's all a bit vague.
    Chris K

  7. Oops sorry. I clicked on the enter now. I am afraid that I don't know much about thumbnails. Links etc. I thought I would just be able to post a project to you . I am an old fashioned stamper. I use canvas,paper and card etc. I don't do much on PC.
    Chris K

  8. Oops - didn't quite crop and post correctly, but the link works :-(.