Friday 7 November 2014

Take It, Make It Challenge: November

Welcome to the November Challenge!
We were all very impressed with the entries for the October Challenge, you all really outdid yourselves! Can't wait to see how you tackle the theme for this month!
 In the December issue of Craft Stamper, Georgina Ford has created a georgeous Christmas card. Some of the stamps she has used are not exactly Christmas themed, but she has turned them into some stunning Christmas imagery! This is the theme for the November Challenge....

Use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image!
 This may sound complicated, but once you get thinking, I'm sure you will dream up all manner of wonderful creations. To give you a head start, the DT have excelled themselves and come up with some fabulous ideas for you to share!
Before the eye candy though, there is the not-so-small matter of the prizes!
We are delighted to be sponsored this month by The Artistic Stamper
The Artistic Stamper is a shop full to bursting with fabulous stamps, stash and ideas galore!
The prize this month is this set of stamps..

Wonderful design, and so useful for all manner of projects!

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, a fab set of stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?!

Oh yes, the eye candy!
If you click on each artists name, it will take you to their blogs where there may well be more pictures and instructions for these gorgeous creations!

From the December issue: Georgina Ford
Georgina has used a cog shaped stamp to create a poinsettia style flower
Chrissie has used a leaf shaped stamp to create a sweet penguin!
Elina Stromberg 
Elina has used circle stamps to create the wreath on her card
  Elizabeth Robinson
Elizabeth has used a wing shaped stamp to create the tree
Georgina Ford
Georgina has used flower stamps to create the Christmas floral design
 Jackie Payne
Jackie has used a circle stamp in her wreath design
Jolande has used a circle stamp to create baubles
Kymona Tracey
Kymona has used a circle stamp to create the tree
 Linda Walmsley
Linda has used a text circle stamp for the baubles on her card
Nikki Killinger
Nikki has used butterfly stamps to create the tree on her project
 Renee Zarate
Renee has used a circle stamp to create the snowman on her card
 Shirley Bampton
Shirley has used a scribble heart shaped stamp to create the tree
Tracy has used a scribbled circle stamp for her robin
Trish has used a flower stamp to create the dress for the Christmas fairy
Zoey has used a geotag and branch stamps for her quirky reindeer

 Flowers, circles, wings, hearts, leaves, branches.....loads of non Christmas stamps used to create some Christmas projects! We really hope that gives you some ideas, and we can't wait to see what else you come up with!

All the Challenge guidelines are now over on the right hand sidebar, please have a quick read before entering, we would hate for your project to be ineligible to win the prize!
 Have fun!


  1. Wow,how clever are all of you!! Thanks for the inspiration,I hardly have any Christmas themed stamps so this has been a great help:)

    Donna xx

  2. Glad i popped by, some amazing inspiration here, loving the Challenge :-) xxx

  3. What wonderful inspiration they have the imagination! I shall have to look at my collection of stamps with a new eye.


  4. Wow, that's super fun challenge, and I see a lot of brilliant ideas and creations by the DT members!!!! Thanks for the lovely Christmas inspiration. :-o) Coco xx

  5. I was wondering what to put on my Xmas cards this year, still don't know but am now off to look with a different eye at my stash of stamps and to hopefully find something to enter the challenge with :-)

  6. Fab takes on the challenge, and thank you for asking us to be a sponsor :)

  7. Thanks for another great challenge and for the fantastic inspirations Karen x

  8. I love this non Christmas image challenge with gorgeous and unbelievable DT's creations! And at last minute I searched a stamp in my stash for this amazing challenge, Thanks to inspire me!