Friday 17 April 2020

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 March 2019 challenge is:

Marjan Küppers

Marjan won the challenge with this amazing project. We loved the delicate background with the stitched top, the wonderful cloud effect, and of course the fabulous bee!

We asked Marjan 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 think I began using stamps around 2014. Before that I used design papers more and made scrapbooks. Stamping was only used for the sentiment on a card. I became interested in using inks, paints and sprays and began using stamps more and more. Now I seldom use design papers!

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

I do not really have a favourite company, but I do love nature stamps and many companies have such beautiful ones. Like Altenew, Ranger has beauties and Darkroom Door or Art Journey.

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

I do not have a fixed style, I love working messy with mixed media or colouring with Copic Markers or working with watercolour and inks. But I also like CAS sometimes. It also depends on the project. Cards or journal pages, mini albums.

What kind of projects do you like creating the most?

I love making journal pages but do not always have inspiration. I also love making all kinds of cards.


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

Cardstock to mat things on because I make cards mostly, and certainly my reading glasses!

We also asked Marjan to share a couple of her favourite stamped creations with us, and to tell us why she likes them so much. Here are the works of art she has chosen:

"A card made with alcohol inks. I saw this technique  on YouTube and had to try this myself. You blow out the alcohol on Yupo paper. It was not easy, but was so much fun making it and seeing how the inks flow into each other and also form other tints." - Marjan

"I made this for a challenge from Art Journey. I loved making this, the background with various inks, the stamping and colouring. It really expresses my love of natures beauty" - Marjan

Congratulations on being our March Design Winner Marjan, 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. Congrats Marjan with the winner's Profile. Love your card!

  2. Stunning mixed media projects and many congratulations x.

  3. congrats Marjan and she makes stunning cards

    gr karin

  4. Fabulous art, love your style, congratulations again Marjan!! x

  5. Thank you for the kind words, ladies!

  6. Gorgeous artwork. Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  7. Congratulations on winning the March challenge with that gorgeous bee Marjan, and so well deserved as your work is always cleverly designed and beautifully executed as can be seen in the examples shown here, and so lovely to find out more about you. x

  8. Congratulations for Marjan. I'm a big fan of hers. She makes the most beautiful projects and I love her cards. I love her creativity, her use of color.

  9. Congrats for Marjan, she is very creative with inks and copics!
    I like her style,
    Greetings, Martha

  10. Van al deze reacties word je toch heel blij hè Marjan! Je kan trots zijn op de prachtige dingen die je maakt en een feest om al dat moois op je blog te bewonderen ik ben groot fan van jou! Terecht dat je in het zonnetje bent gezet!
    Groetjes Gerie

  11. Marjan, I am following your blog for a while now and I do not think I have seen a project on it that I don't like... I love your style! Nice to see this profile here, the projects you choose yourself are so beautiful!

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