Monday 3 April 2017

Our Marvellous May Issue is out on Friday!

Our Marvellous May issue hits the shops this Friday... Subscribers are already receiving their copies!


As the subscriber copies started to arrive, it became apparent there was a problem. Namely, the stamp included with the magazine was not the Grunge Star by Kim Dellow as featured on the cover and in the projects inside, but a bird on a branch stamp. Unfortunately, it has transpired that a mix up at the printers has resulted in the July issue covermount mistakenly being sent out with the May issue. We apologise unreservedly for this error. The Grunge Star WILL feature as a covermount in the near future, and keep hold of your bird stamps (designed by Jaine Drake) as we will be featuring some amazing ideas for creations using it in our next issue. Again, please accept our sincere apologies.

The May issue is jam packed full of fabulous projects!

Fran Westmoreland has created the fabulous altered book that graces our cover this month. Fran is sharing her first tutorial with us in this issue, and it’s a stunner! Creating an altered book is such a fun way to give a new lease of artistic life to an otherwise unloved item. Check out the excellent tutorial from Fran on page 6.

We are also welcoming Susanne Rose to the Craft Stamper family this issue. Susanne has created a wonderful journal page for us, so delicate and full of detail! This is another wonderful tutorial to study, why not have a look on page 22.

We also have an wonderful Powertex project by John Glossop:

An inspirational Masterclass from Anneke De Clerck on foiling:

and a gallery full of ‘New Beginnings’ themed cards in this issue, including this stunner from Karen Sessions:

Lots for you all to experiment with, and don’t forget, I would love to see what you create! Email me, or share on our Facebook page!

So, where can you get your hands on a copy of the magazine?
For subscriptions, please go to:
For single print issues :
For digital issues, both subscriptions and single issues:

Have a wonderfully crafty month everyone!


  1. Looking forward to my copy arriving soon! Thanks for letting us know about the mix up - these things happen, I am sure Kim's star stamp will be worth the wait! xx

  2. We are just humans. It seems that it will be an inspiring great issue as always.

  3. I have got my issue and it's fabulous! As usual! xxx

  4. Thank you for letting us know as I was not sure what was happening.

    Can I also ask if CS could return to having a free stamp every month as not everyone has access to the digital stamps, that way we can feel included in competitions

    Many thanks

  5. I did wonder....! Great issue but I too miss the monthly stamps!

  6. I did wonder....! Great issue but I too miss the monthly stamps!

  7. Thank you for letting us know as I was not sure what was happening.