Friday 19 June 2015

Take It Make It Challenge Winners Profile

Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of our last Blog Challenge!
The very talented Design Winner of our May 2015 challenge is

 Georgie Connelly

Georgie won the challenge with this fabulous canvas, we thought the shabby chic, vintage look of this piece was amazing!

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

Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started?
A: I’d say I have been using stamps in some form or another for about a year and a half, maybe a tad longer. Started off as trying to use them as focal points, or sentiments. Then progressed into background ‘messy’ stamping. I think that is where I have the most fun and feels more like me!

Q: What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: I love background stamps! You can create amazing patterns and build up depth to a piece, I find this can really be the difference between a project succeeding or not. Everything you create turns out different each time and it’s just so much fun watching the shapes emerge. Favourite makes include, Prima, Tim Holtz, Bo Bunny… the list could go on but they’re top 3 right now. However, I also enjoy quirky stamps like JoFY from PaperArtsy.

Q: Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?
A: Messy!! I am definitely a messy stamper, but I do cross over to the clean and simple side from time to time, it’s refreshing to switch it up. But messy is where I feel more relaxed as the outcome, by it’s very nature, doesn’t have to be perfect. So suits me perfectly!

Q:What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: Hmmm, this is a tricky question! I think it changes, like favourite colours do, at the moment scrapping photos with messy backgrounds is addictive and following the creativity to see where it leads but I also love art journalling and making mini canvases. With art journalling, it’s just an open zone for experimenting, especially with new products and that is always fun!

Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?
A: After a lot of careful consideration (this is another toughie), there are two, I think it would be Glossy Accents by Ranger and gesso. Granted it’s not very exciting but they are so versatile. Accents, not just for sticking, which it is pretty darn good at, but for creating resists, adding glossy dimension/highlights or filling a gap to give a window effect. I always have one on the go and a back up. Gesso, because it can hide a multitude of sins and completely turn a project around if it’s heading in the wrong direction. Again, this is always close by.

We also asked Georgie to show us a couple of her favourite stamped creations,  and share why she likes them so much. Here are the gorgeous projects she has chosen:

Thankful For Life – Scrapbook

"I guess I’m most proud of one of my latest creations. A layout of my son. This involved a lot of background stamping to build up a moody layer beneath the photo to create depth and interest. I used two of the small stamps by Finnabair (Prima), Doily and Messy, and one from her Tea on the Deck set. I also used the doily one around the edges to to add a little more moodiness and frame the layout" - Georgie 

I Dream In Colour – Scrapbook Layout

"I rarely scrap anything of myself but with this page, because it was ‘only’ me, I let loose completely. I wasn’t held back by trying to make it perfect. I went to messy and beyond… I had so much fun with the colour, taking my inspiration from the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Colour Challenge and just built my background with stamping, stencils, paper layering then splashing around with Lindy’s Sprays and Magicals. I love how it turned out! !- Georgie

Congratulations on being our May Design Winner Georgie , and 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!

Our current challenge 'Take A Technique: Texture' is still open for a few more days! All the details can be found HERE.

See you on the 26th for the announcement of our June Winners! 


  1. Georgie is such a talented artist, it's a real treat to get to learn more about her! Fabulous choices as favourites, but my list of favourites of hers it way too long to even mention! Congratulations Georgie, you are an inspiration! hugs :)

  2. I totally agree with Pamellia, Georgie is an incredibly talented lady and artist and her work always has me asking - how did she do that? Her canvas is just stunning and I love her choices for this interview too, they are both beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Congratulations, Georgie for the feature... your work is always gorgeous!!

  4. Huge congratulations Georgie on this spotlight - SO deserved for the projects on display and the huge number that can be seen on your blog too. You ooze creative talent and an innate sense of design/style that set you apart in the industry and it is even more of a joy to get the opportunity to work alongside you. Jenny x

  5. Congrats, Georgie! You are a super talented designer. Every design you make seems to have more texture - more color - more loveliness!

  6. Way to go, Georgie! I enjoyed reading this!

  7. Fantastic to see Georgie's gorgeous work featured here, and lovely to learn some more about her. Huge congrats, Georgie - such a well-deserved honour.
    Alison x

  8. Huge congrats to you Gee! What wonderful makes you can create. Always such stunning results and I can see why you were chosen as the winner. Awesome sauce! Such a talented and VERY sweet lady! Hugz to you muffin!

  9. Congratulations, Georgie! Your winning canvas is absolutely gorgeous! I've now visited your blog and looked around.... WOW, so many beautiful creations!

  10. Congratulations Georgie, your artwork is amazing!

  11. Such a worthy winner! Georgie's work is amazing, I love her winning piece and her other choices here just demonstrate what a talented artist she is, - you rock Georgie and it was great to find out more about you here. Big congrats!!!!

  12. Congratulations Georgie, this is amazing artwork, thanks for sharing!!! Coco x

  13. Congratulations, Georgie! You're one amazing artist, and winning May's challenge is so well deserved! It is always a treat to see your wonderful work! Theses are some of my favorites, too, but my list could go on and on! You inspire me! Hugs!

  14. Thank you everyone for your super sweet comments - big hugs xx

  15. Great to find more out about Georgie! She is so talented and such an inspiration with her gorgeous creations! Congratulations on this well deserved win! Chris

  16. Well done Georgie on your win, fabulous makes, talented lady! xx

  17. Congratulations Georgie, love those layouts x

  18. Congrats Georgie, the layouts are amazing! love it! thanks for sharing

  19. Congrats Georgie, the layouts are amazing! love it! thanks for sharing

  20. Congratulations Georgie!!! What a great display of your work!