Friday 2 October 2015

Take It Make It Challenge: October

Welcome to the launch of our October Challenge!

As you might remember, this year our challenge is alternating between 'Take A Stamp', and 'Take A Technique'....and this month our challenge is 'Take A Technique'!
As part of the Craft Stamper revamp, we changed the cover... and we now have a strapline running across the top that reads: Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper. For this challenge, we would like you to include something from that list in your creations, along with a bit of stamping too!
So... use a bit of ink, or paint. Add some stitching or some collaging. Print with junk, or use patterned paper... whatever you fancy!
So that means..

October Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 
Use one or more of the following processes in your art:
Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper
(and include stamping somewhere!)

 Show us how unique you can be, create anything your imagination cares to dream up! Share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage or whatever else takes your fancy. Your project can be any theme, any colour you want... as long as you've stamped somewhere, and used one or more of the processes listed above, then you're good to go!

We have two prizes on offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for October is

Calico Craft Parts

Calico Craft Parts create and stock an incredible array of MDF and greyboard laser cut shapes, soooo many to choose from, and such wonderful quality. From cogs and spiderwebs through to shadow boxes and ATB (Artist Trading Block) kits, there really is something for everyone!

 The prize this month is this wonderful selection of goodies:

We have: 
Top row left to right: 3" plain ATB cube kit, mini cogs style 1, geometric cut out ATC blank.
Middle row left to right: Mini fancy shapes 1 wood plaques, 2" square aperture ATB cube kit, mini crowns style 3.
Bottom row left to right: Fleur De Lis frame ATC blank, Mini butterflies style 3, Fancy cut out frame ATC blank.

Wow! Fabulous prize!
 Our randomly drawn winner will be one lucky person! 

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 

I hope the prizes have given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped  inspiration! As there are ATB cube kits in the prize, the DT thought they would share some ATB projects with everyone! The cubes used are the exact ones featured in the prize bundle.

*** Remember though, you can enter ANY KIND of project for this challenge! ***


I have to say...there are some STUNNERS there, that's what I call inspiration!
Remember, you DON'T have to create an ATB (Artist Trading Block) for the challenge, you can create whatever you like. We thought we would just give you an idea of what you could make with part of the prize!

 Want to enter?!
Then simply link up using the Linky Tool below! 
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have a read of our challenge rules before you link up. Any entry that does not comply with all the rules will not be considered for either of the two prizes on offer. All rules can be found by clicking the link at the top of the page, under the banner!

We can't wait to see your creations.....
Good luck!


  1. Gorgeous projects I love how you have all used the same product to create such individual pieces. I love this challenge so will have to join in. Tracy x

  2. Great theme and fabulous inspiration this month! Nikki x

  3. All are great projects with so much creativity, would love to join this challenge, love the theme! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Wow! What amazing ATB projects from the Design Team!!!! Oh, this is going to be a fun challenge, and I really hope to be able to join in this time! What a fabulous prize from Calico Craft Parts for a lucky winner!

  5. Fabulous DT projects so glad I could join in this month.

  6. Absolutely awesome projects!!! Thanks for the fun challenge. Lots you can do with this one!!
    <3 J

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  7. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  8. Thanks for the fabulous challenge and always your gorgeous and very inspiring inspirations Karen x

  9. Thank you for a great challenge and fantastic inspirations from design team ! Best of luck to everyone ! Marta x

  10. what fabulous makes by the design team and a great theme too . Good luck everyone xx

  11. Thanks for another fun challenge and for sharing your gorgeous art with us too Karen x

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