Friday 28 March 2014

Be part of the Stamping Contrasts Challenge!

Would you like to play along with our popular Stamping Contrasts challenge?

Our next challenge is sponsored by Visible Image who have supplied these gorgeous Thinking of You stamps for our designers to play with. For the first time, we are asking one of our readers to be an additional guest designer - it could be you!!!

Fancy giving it a go? 
Post link to a favourite card here or post a picture on our Facebook post (make sure you include stamping) and say something about it. Add a blog link if you have one (not a requirement).

We will choose our favourite designer to take part in the challenge. You will be provided with a free of charge stamp set which you get to keep. Your makes will be showcased on the Craft Stamper blog.

You must be able to:

  • Produce two items of art using the stamp set and send them to us for photography (we will return them)
  • Write up details of your makes that we can publish on the blog.
  • Do all this by 25th April (stamps will be posted by 4th April)
Good luck! Entries close midnight 2nd April (international submissions welcome)


  1. Hi Katy, should there be a linky on this post?

    1. No Shirley - just leave a comment please, thanks.

  2. Hi Katy,
    Here is my link to my favorite card (of the moment):
    It would be wonderful to plat with this stampset! I keep my fingers crossed...
    Inky greetings, Gerrina

  3. Hello Katy, it would be such an honor to be your geast designer! This is one of my favorites from the last period:

  4. I'd love to be considered! Here's the link to my latest favourite card:
    It's got my favourite techniques - distress ink watercolouring, splatters, and my newest favourite technique - inlaid diecuts.

  5. I'll try again - lol - please consider my card for this - thanks - rachel xx

  6. I would love to guest design for you and work with these wonderful stamps... Here is a link (hopefully) to my blog....

    Thanks for the opportunity, Pauline x

    1. I chose this card because of the colour... love using H2O's as the bling is fab and they are just wonderful to use...

  7. Oww this sounds fun, I would love to be considered. One of my favourite cards of the moment is here
    Thanks for offering this xx

  8. This is a link to my blog, which has a stamping project,
    using a stamp set from Visible Image. The card was my DT project for a challenge blog I am on. It is a collection of stamped rose images on thin card, slightly distressed, with a stamped little chipboard tag, added dark coloured flowers, stamped the word "Love" and added a metal key (as in the key to my heart). I actually loved what I had created in the end. I would love the opportunity to be a guest designer for your lovely magazine, thank you for the chance to shine! ;)

  9. Hi Katy, this is the link to the card that I am putting forward for the challenge.
    It was an entry for a challenge on Lavinia Stamps for March titled Add Something Pink. I'm not a pink person normally but really enjoyed doing something out of my usual 'comfort zone'. I would love to be considered for the guest designer position as I enjoy trying out new techniques and challenges which stretch my creative abilities. Many thanks for looking at my entry, Regards Jane.

  10. It's hard to chose a favourite but I have chosen this card - which features several stamps from Visible Images. I really enjoyed creating my own background as well as colouring the fabulous 'Edgar'! Thanks for the opportunity to try out for this post,

  11. Here is a link to my latest favourite stamped project, including my favourite colours of the moment
    The combination of colours allowed me to create depth and different layers of stamping, so in this instance the only patterned paper used was the actual project page.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be considered.

  12. Wow This is a fabulous opportunity! I have a card on my blog made a week or two ago after having a read Craft Stamper in bed the night before - I then spent the Saturday getting inky with some Distress Inks, Black Archival, rubber stamps and bottle tops!!! I also dug out a stencil and did some heat embossing too. The main image is a digital stamp coloured with Promarkers but the background does have rubber stamping. This would be an amazing experience to have a go at this, here is the link to my project on my blog.
    Thanks! mo xxx

  13. Hard to choose but I have chosen this card HERE because it looks so crisp and clean and I love the stamps used. Stamps are what makes crafting so enjoyable.

  14. Just seen this so thought I'd have a go - an avid stamper I thought I'd show you a tag card I made recently for a friend - This one uses a number of techniques and Heartfelt Creations stamps. Thanks for looking.

  15. Hi! So excited to share my work with you. I love stamping and using mixed media techniques for my projects, the one I am sharing is a perfect example of this.
    Here is my link:
    Hope you like it!
    Amazing talent and inspiration has been shared.
    Good Luck everyone!

  16. Hi Kathy, this set of stamps looks lovely and quite inspiring, and this is a lovely proposal to work for fun just one time for you and a magazine we all love! So here's the link on one of my last set of cards: Thank you! Coco xx

  17. Hi Katy
    I'm attaching a link to one of my favourite tags. It shows stamping, ink blending, stamping onto acetate etc. I would like to thank you for giving us a chance to take part in this fantastic opportunity.

  18. Hi Katy,
    I've attached a link to a card I made for the New Year which includes stamping & mixed-media.