Friday 11 October 2013

Take It, Make It Challenge Five!

Hello everyone!
It was great to see all your entries for our acetate challenge, we can't wait to see what you all come up with for this one!

What Can You Win?  
This month, we are delighted to again be sponsored by A Sprinkle Of Imagination!

A Sprinkle Of Imagination are online retailers of all things mixed media, art journalling, scrapbooking and general altered art. Lots of fabulous stash to be found in the shop!
The prize for the winning entry in this months challenge is a voucher to spend in the'll be spoiled for choice!

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! Yep, the winning entry will appear in the UK's number one stamping magazine! Did you see our third winner in print? Tracy's fantabulous card was featured as the editors choice on page 60 of the November issue..... that could be you!
AND: We have decided to add another little incentive into the pot! Our winner will be the featured Guest Designer for the midway reminder post for the next challenge! (so that our previous winners don't feel left out, could the winners of challenges 1,2 and 3 Email me for more details about this!)
So to recap....a prize, 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.
Paula Whittaker has shared three fabulous projects using different splatter techniques, on pages 80/1 of the current issue of Craft Stamper (November 2013 issue). Don't panic if you haven't got hold of this issue yet, the challenge lasts for a good few weeks, so you have plenty of time to grab a copy, get inspired and enter!

So, we would love to see your creations using a splatter technique!......your project can be anything at all, card, layout, 3D item etc, any theme or colour, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE USED SPLATTERING ON THERE SOMEWHERE! Oh, and stamping too, this is a Craft Stamper challenge after all! 
You DO NOT have to use the techniques showcased by Paula, (although you could if you wanted) As long as you use splatters somewhere, somehow, you're in! 

To give you a little inspiration, some of the Craft Stamper Design Team have come up with some rather fabulous projects to share... (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!)


                                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 Mr Linky tool at the end of the post! Can't wait to see what you create!

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Guidelines for Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge
  • Entry dates: Friday October 11th 2013 -  midnight Friday December 6th 2013
  • Winner to be announced in a blog post here: 10am Monday December 9th 2013 
  • All entries must feature a splatter technique AND stamping. No digi stamps please, unless combined with actual stamping.
  • 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). When judging many entries, the DT do not have time to go searching your entire blog for the project we want to see!
  • No backlinking, new work only please.
  • Entry is welcome from anywhere in the world.
  • Multiple entry is fine, as long as each piece is original and fulfills all the entry requirements.
  • Entries can be combined with other blog challenges, as long as a link back to the Craft Stamper challenge is included in your blog post.
  • The sixth challenge will be announced here on Friday December 13th 2013.
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. Love the samples team - well done!

  2. Great challenge, will have to give this one a go!

  3. As always....stunning inspiration from the design team (:o) The thinking cap is already on...(:o)

  4. I love Paula's work and I love this magazine, hopefully this month I will find the time to have a go. The DT samples are a big inspiration, all of them.

  5. What a fun challenge!! Here is my card:

    Thanks for the fun!!

    Tenia :)

    1. Hi Tenia!
      Please could you add your card via the linky tool at the end of the post!
      Thank you! Trish xx

  6. Wow...such wonderful DT inspiration! So many great ideas in one place.

  7. So glad to have found your challenge. Wonderful creations by the DT.

  8. This sounds like a great challenge, I shall be sure to give it a go! Wonderful inspiration by the DT too! xxx

  9. These are fantastic. Will be having a go of this when I return from the NEC.

    Linda xxx

  10. Really enjoyed this challenge great fun fabulous DT inspiration so glad I could join in this time


  11. Great Challange, only I couldn't link in right, so this is the link to my blog: