Friday 30 March 2018

Take It Make It Challenge: March Winners

Hello everyone!
We are so pleased to announce the winners of our March Challenge!

As you all know, we have two winners to announce today, so without further ado, let me introduce you to the Design Winner.....

Entry Number 1: Sue

We loved this elegant project from Sue. The gorgeous butterflies are a wonderful burst of colour across the card.  Sue will win a Guest Designer slot here on the blog, her very own Winners Profile, and of course her amazing art will be featured in it's own 2 page spread in Craft Stamper magazine! Congrats!

We also have the remaining top slots to announce!

The remaining Top Three  are:

Entry number 54: Carol
 Entry Number 48: Cathy

Wonderful projects ladies!

We now need to share the randomly chosen winner with you all!
This winner will receive the prize offered by our sponsor this month:

 Craft Stamper designer Donna Gray is also the talented designer behind her own range of stamps for That's Crafty! With a new release taking her up to 18 different sets, there is sure to be a wonderful Donna Gray design that you fall in love with :)
Whilst you're over at That's Crafty checking out Donna's stamps, why not browse the rest of the very wide and varied range of products carried in store... just a warning though, there is so much you could be there for hours!
The prize this month for our randomly selected winner is this set of two brand new releases from Donna:

Congratulations to our winner:

Entry Number 79: Jane

      Congrats! I think you'll have a wonderful time  playing with your new goodies!

Winners, you need to need to get in touch with me in order to claim your prize!  Please email me at: , and put TIMI Winner in the subject line, then I'll be sure to spot it! 
Top Three Design Winners, also please contact me if you wish to receive a button to display on your blog.

Our April challenge will be launched next Friday, April 6th.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Friday 23 March 2018

Blog Exclusive: Sue Ralph

Good Morning!
We are REALLY thrilled to be able to share a special video with you all today :)
As you will know, the talented Sue Ralph is an expert when it comes to acrylic paint pours! Sue has to date shared two tutorials with us in Craft Stamper magazine, with another fabulous project featured in our June 2018 issue, so watch out for that!
Sue has very kindly created a video just for us at Craft Stamper, showing three amazing ways to achieve that perfect paint pour!
So, grab a cuppa and then sit back and enjoy!

Sue shared this fabulous project using the 'dirty cup' technique mentioned on the video with us in our December 2017 issue:

And this stunning project using the 'puddles' technique mentioned in the video in our April 2018 issue:

Of course, we can't show you a full picture of the gorgeous June issue project just yet, but here is a little sneaky peek.........

Isn't that beautiful?

All the Craft Stamper team would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Sue for sharing this video with us, we've learned an awful lot from it, and now we just want to forget about creating a magazine and get paint pouring! We hope you're all as inspired as we are :)

Check out Sue's blog for loads more amazing projects:

Friday 16 March 2018

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 February 2018 challenge is

Karen Dunbrook


Karen won the challenge with this fabulous card!We loved the wonderful texture and depth in the background print, such a fabulous example of how a mixed media approach can still be used in CAS creations!

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

Q: Do you think your stamping/mixed media style has changed since you began stamping? And if so, how?
A: I still love the look of Clean and Simple cards but now I like to experiment more with adding colour using simple inking techniques, still keeping my cards more CAS.

Q: Do you have a ‘go to’ technique that you love to use?

A: I have lots of fun techniques I like to use but my go to one has to be the one I show on my blog that I call ‘Acetate Inking’.  It is easily done with a single piece of acetate, inks and a spray of water.


Q: Do you have a favourite colour combo?

A: Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love to create using blue.  (I actually get teased when my cards have no blues on them!) I like to add greens and purples to the mix of blues.

Q: Inks or paints? Or both?!

A: I love my Distress inks/Oxides and can’t be without them.  Since they blend with water, I find them so easy and fun to create with.

Q: Can you remember the first stamp you ever bought…. And do you still use it?

A: I think one of the first stamp sets I bought was a Stampin' Up! set called Petal Prints.  It is a great flower set and I could get the look of watercolour using it.  I still have it in my stash.

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

"My love of blue and playing with my Distress inks shines through on this card.  I love this Magenta stamp and find it is so easy to create a card using it" -Karen

"This card was inspired by this wonderful thistle stamp from a set by Art Journey.  Love it stamped against that unique background from Serendipity! -Karen

Congratulations on being our February Design Winner Karen, 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!