Friday 15 February 2019

Take It Make It Challenge: Winners Profile

Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the January 2019 challenge is:

Mac Mable

Mac Mable won the challenge with this beautiful card. We loved the wonderful colour scheme and the delicate stamping. Simply gorgeous!

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

Q: How long have you been a stamper, and how did you get started? 

I have always crafted in some way but developed onto stamping after going to a craft show and being in awe of what you could do with them… Since investing in a stamping platform I stamp more and more.

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

I love stamps that can double up for different purposes, like foliage stamps. They can be in the background or the main focus. No favourite stamp company…I love them all.

Q: Describe your style, are you a 'messy' kind of stamper or do you have more of a clean and simple style?

I don’t really think I have a style…I am not a CAS perfectionist or a full on Mixed Media artist, I bump along somewhere in the middle.
My heart is in techniques and as a result I am a messy sort of crafter.

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

Anything that involves techniques, pastes, stencils, stamping and die cutting. I enjoy challenging myself to make CAS cards, whilst mixing the medias and as a result often pushing the boundaries.

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

That’s a tricky one….Pigment  powders, like Lindys or Brushos as you can use them in so many different ways.

We also asked Mac Mable to share some of her favourite stamped creations with us, and tell us why she likes them so much. Here is what she has chosen:

"I loved mixing the medias of water colouring with Lindy powders, stamping and heat embossing and melting UTEE to create unique shapes" - Mac Mable

"Starting with alcohol inks and the wrap technique and evolving the card into a Christmas card with lots of die cutting, stencilling and layering of the elements" - Mac Mable

"The first time I had tried stamping with markers. I so loved the colours and the water colour effect achieved with my stamping platform" - Mac Mable

Congraulations on being our January Design Winner Mac Mable, 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!


  1. Congratulations Mac! Fabulous cards and amazing creative talent, lovely to find out more about you, Cathy x

  2. Thank you so very much for your very kind and generous comments x

  3. Well done Mac! Love your the makes you chose for his post, very creative!

  4. So great to see your profile at Craft Stampers, Mac! You are so talented and I am always inspired by your work. Love the three cards you chose to share. So uniquely creative and beautiful. Congrats!

  5. Mac never cease to AMAZE me with her creativity and skills, which is proven by these favourite cards... then again I don’t know how she was able to choose when there are so many incredible ones to choose from. So great getting to know you better. Big congrats, Mac! xx

  6. Congrats, you are one amazing crafter! A source of endless inspiration!

  7. Congrats Mac! So happy to see you getting recognised:) I love all of your creations and am always inspired!

  8. Amazing shares, such an incredible talent! Congratulations on your win Mac.

  9. Congratulations Mac and what a great post to highlight your beautiful cards!

  10. Mac's work is absolutely stunning and I always find her work to be inspirational. My sincere congratulations to a very worthy winner x

  11. Mac is a very talented card artist and so adept at mixed media creating really interesting designs with many different and uusual techniques and is great with colour too. Congratulations Mac and this is so well deserved. x