Friday 20 November 2015

Take It Make It Winners Profile

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

 Esther Peck

Esther won the challenge with this fabulous card. We loved the stunning rainbow effect, such a wonderful contrast to the black trees. Wonderful!

We asked Esther 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  have always dabbled in one craft or another since I was a child and started off buying my first stamps at a craft fair to make Christmas cards nearly twenty years ago - I still have them !

Q: What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: I think background stamps are my favourite especially any kind of script or manuscript as I love masking and layering with stamped images.  I’m not sure I could pick one favourite stamp company but I particularly love Stamps by Indigoblu, Stamp Addicts, PaperArtsy and Crafty Individuals.
Q: Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?
A: Well I am definitely a messy crafter - I love inky vintage and distress with lots of stamped layers but am equally happy with an elegant CAS project sometimes. I don’t particularly like overly fussy projects with lots of embellishments and definitely don’t do cute !

Q:What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: I enjoy Art Journalling - especially at the end of a stressful week and find it very therapeutic to express thoughts and feelings in this way.  I still enjoy card making and also using my stamps and mixed media on scrapbook layouts.

Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?
A: Tough question - I think it would have to be stencils (assuming I was allowed ink or paint of some kind!)

We also asked Esther to show us a favourite stamped creation,  and share why she likes it so much. Here is the gorgeous project she has chosen:

"I have this project on my locker at work and love it because it incorporates my favourite things - background stamps, stencilling, lovely inky blended colours and the stamped quotation brings a little bit of positivity during a tricky day ! " - Esther

Congratulations on being our October Design Winner Esther , 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 Stamp: Anything Goes (as long as you have used a stamp!) is still open for a few more days! All the details can be found HERE.

 See you back here next Friday 
for the announcement of the November challenge Winners! 


  1. I absolutely loved the winning card - the rainbow effect with the lovely light in the middle is fabulous.

  2. Stunning winning card ! Esther Congratulations - a definite worthy winner . Lovely to read your profile. thank you for sharing x

  3. Congratulations, Esther! Your card is breathtaking!

  4. Gorgeous projects Esther!!! LOVE both of these. Huge congratulations on your well deserved win. Jenny x

  5. Truly - your card is beautifully stunning Esther as well as your work project. You are so creative. Loved reading about you too! Congratulations. j.