Friday, 18 January 2019

Art Call: Ready Set Stamp

Ready Set Stamp: Reader Submissions Wanted!

THANK YOU so much for all the fabulous cards submitted for our last art call, it was so hard to choose just a few to publish! We can now announce the next theme.....
We are looking for submissions for our Ready, Set, Stamp feature on the following theme for our May 2019 issue of Craft Stamper. If you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!

For 2019 we're giving you FIVE colour options to play with! Don't forget, black, white and any metallics are always welcome no matter the colour scheme. 

Colours: Deep Rose, Pale Rose, Olive, Leaf Green, Deep Olive

Deadline for submission: 19th February 2019

· Please email your submissions to:
· Please put 'Ready Set Stamp' followed by the theme in the subject line
· Please note that due to the number of submissions it's not possible to contact every entrant individually - if you have not heard from us within one week, your submission has not been successful. Please try again with a different card!


  •  Please make cards only for this gallery.
  • Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards!
  • NEW work only please, we do not accept cards that have been published elsewhere (including online) before submission.  
  • Any stamps used MUST be branded. Please do not use stamps sold without designer/manufacturer information on the original packaging.
  •  Stamps used MUST be available to buy currently, either from a UK stockist or a stockist with an international shipping policy that ships to the UK.
  • We do not accept cards ONLY created with digital imagery for this feature. Digital imagery is welcome, but  MUST be used in conjunction with rubber/polymer stamping to qualify.
  •  Cards which are selected need to be posted to the Craft Stamper offices in the UK. The cards will be returned, along with a complimentary issue of the magazine.
  • This call IS open internationally.
  • Note that we do choose artwork as it arrives, so please don't wait until the last minute to submit if your cards are ready.
  •  Black, white and metallics can be added to any of the schemes. The ideas given are simply that, ideas, and do not have to be followed to the letter!
  • Text for this article is required (don't worry - it is short!) and should be entered into the document provided – this will be sent to you if you are selected.
We can't wait to see your fabulous creations!  

Take It Make It Challenge: Winners Profile

Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the December 2018 challenge is:

Gwendolyn Goh

Gewndolyn won the challenge with this amazing card. We loved thefab images, the colouring is gorgeous!

We asked Gewndolyn a few questions about stamping (well, we are Craft Stamper after all!)

Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started? 

I’ve been stamping since July 2016 and before that I didn’t even know what a stamp or die was! I got started when I wanted to offer my best friend in France a scrapbooking album of our 17 year friendship. I gave myself 1 month to complete it, she only got it 2 years later... It was such a huge project that I never touched another paper object till I started stamping 3 years after that. LoL!

Q: What are your favourite kind of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?

I love floral stamps, and my favourite for those are The Ton or Altenew but I’m trying to make more cute cards and my winning card is one of my few attempts at it.

Q: Describe your style, are you a 'messy' kind of stamper or do you have more of a clean and simple style?

I’m more a one layer card maker, in-between clean and messy.

Q: What kind of projects do you like creating the most?

I love creating watercolour cards and I would love to be a professional artist one day.

Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn't be without when you craft?

My watercolour paints!

We also asked Gewndolyn to share some of her favourite stamped creations with us, and tell us why she likes them so much. Here is what she has chosen:

"I’m particularly proud of this stamped card created during The Daily Marker 30 day challenge in response to Katy’s challenge for us to create a large colouring project. It involved a lot of stamping and masking and trying not to get lost when water-colouring!" -Gwendolyn

"For this card, I’m proud of the background I created as it was the first time I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers to create a scene and I was so pleased at how it turned out" - Gwendolyn

Congraulations on being our December Design Winner Gewndolyn, it was lovely to learn a little more about you!

Do YOU fancy having a winners profile all about you on the CS blog? 

The profile is part of the prize package for each Design Winner of our challenges. All you need to do is enter a creation into the challenge, then if you are voted Design Winner everyone will be reading all about you before you know it!