Friday 20 December 2019

Take It Make It Challenge: Winner's 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 November 2019 challenge is:

Catherine Carter

Catherine won the challenge with this fabulous ATC holder. We loved the bright zingy colours, the background collage stamping is wonderful too!

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

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

I have been stamping for nearly 18 years now after I first discovered card making.

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

I love all stamps with patterns which I can include as background stamps especially onto my art journal pages. I feel they are an important part of my art journal page process. I also love quirky people/ animal and monster stamps. I love lots of different stamp companies designs but I have a large collection of Stampers Anonymous Stamps and Carabelle.

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

I would definitely say I am happy as a messy stamper and just love adding random parts of stamps to my art journal pages or projects in the backgrounds which often then become focal points for me.

What kind of projects do you like creating the most?

Art Journalling has been a big love for me now for about 8 years. It's a place where I feel I can be artistic and try lots of different techniques and products.

Can you remember the first stamp you ever bought? And do you still use it?

I don't remember the first ever stamp I bought, but the first ever stamp by Penny Black that I bought is still a favourite! I used it for the first project below.

We also asked Catherine to share a favourite stamped creation with us, and to tell us why she likes it so much. Here is the works of art she has chosen:

"I like this type of card because I think it is unique that there is a hidden tag inside and that the person receiving this will have a lovely surprise when they open it. I especially love the warm orange colours and the big stamped butterfly on this project. I love the versatility of this type of card and how it can be made for any occasion" - Catherine

Congratulations on being our November Design Winner Catherine, 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!