Friday 21 April 2017

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 March 2017 challenge is

Nikki Acton

Nikki won the challenge with this amazing canvas! We loved the immaculate stamping, the wonderfully shaded colouring of the flowers contrasts so well with the textured appearance of the background!

We asked Nikki 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:  My introduction to stamping and craft came about 3 1/2 years ago from a friend I play badminton with. I visited her house to borrow a Halloween costume and saw her craft room and scrap books. I was instantly addicted!

Q: What are your favourite kinds of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?

A:  I like a broad range of stamps from a variety of companies with my go to stamps being PaperArtsy and Tim Holtz. Stamping can be a focal point for me or contribute to a textured background. 


Q: Describe your style, are you a messy kind of stamper or a more ‘clean and simple’ kind of person?

A: Messy – definitely messy. In fact clean and simple really scares me! I love working with paint, ink, texture paste, stamps and stencils and my craft desk normally has 5 or 6 projects on the go at once.

Q:What kind of projects do you like creating the most?

A: I enjoy creating both cards and wall art. Layers and texture nearly always feature in some way – even on the smallest card I will emboss a stamped image or add die cuts.

Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn’t be without when you craft?

A: It may be a broad answer but it has to be paint. I love that different types of paint can be used in so many ways – colouring, creating texture, creating a resist for inks, stamping, splattering etc.

We also asked Nikki 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:

"This project shows how stamping and mixed media go together so well! This wall hanging includes painted layers, stamping (with white paint on the tags and also on acetate for the Runway Girls), die cuts, stencilling and sanding!"- Nikki

"I have selected these cards as they make me smile. Sometimes when you have an idea you just have to go with it! "- Nikki

Congratulations on being our March Design Winner Nikki , 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" is still open for a few more days!
Don't forget the wonderful prize, the 3 stamp sets and stencil bundle from Visible Image

  All the details can be found HERE.


  1. Great interview with the very talented Nikki, love her favourites too, definitely worth a second look! x

  2. Biggest congratulations Nikki! I loved reading about your likes and history in stamping. Great projects that show your versatility in designing. <3 Hugs, Autumn

  3. Congrats, Nikki! Well done and well-deserved recognition!

  4. love her favourites too, definitely worth a second look! x


  5. very beautiful work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!