Friday, 18 May 2018

Take It Make It Challenge: Winners profile

Hello!
Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of last month's Take It Make It challenge!
The very talented winner of the April 2018 challenge is:

Tone Jensen


Tone won the challenge with this amazing card. We loved the wonderful splash of vibrant pink, such a great contrast to the bold black and white details!



We asked Tone 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? 
A: I have scrapbooked since 2004, and started making cards a couple of years later. From then to now, my stamp collection has increased a lot!

Q: What are your favourite kind of stamps, and do you have a favourite stamp company?
A: My favourite stamps depend on what I like to make, but most of all I like background and grunge style stamps.

Q: Describe your style, are you a 'messy' kind of stamper or do you have more of a clean and simple style?
A: I like different styles, but when it comes to Mixed Media I think I am a clean and simple kind of person. I like it a little messy, but not too much. I call it 'mixed media light'!

Q: What kind of projects do you like creating the most?
A: Mostly I like to make cards and layouts, sometimes I like to make AJs and ATC's.

Q: Apart from stamps, what is the one product you wouldn't be without when you craft?
A: Oh my, that was a difficult question! My papercutter and glue doesn't count? I think I've have to say patterened paper and stencils as well as stamps!

We also asked Tone 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 had real fun making this set of three mixed media cards. I have a photo tutorial on my blog here:
 "- Tone





"I am really satisfied with this layout too! Details can be found here:
 " - Tone 

Congraulations on being our April Design Winner Tone, 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!






Thursday, 17 May 2018

Art Call: Ready Set Stamp

Ready Set Stamp: Reader Submissions Wanted!

THANK YOU so much for all the fabulous cards submitted for our last art call, it was so hard to choose just a few to publish! We can now announce the next theme.....
We are looking for submissions for our Ready, Set, Stamp feature on the following theme for our September 2018 issue of Craft Stamper. If you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!








Colours: Sky Blue, Aqua, Sand, Driftwood Brown

Deadline for submission: 12th June 2018


· Please email your submissions to: editor.cs@mytimemedia.com
· Please put 'Ready Set Stamp' followed by the theme in the subject line
· Please note that due to the number of submissions it's not possible to contact every entrant individually - if you have not heard from us within one week, your submission has not been successful. Please try again with a different card!


Guidelines:

  •  Please make cards only for this gallery.
  • Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards!
  • NEW work only please, we do not accept cards that have been published elsewhere (including online) before submission.  
  •  Stamps used MUST be available to buy currently, either from a UK stockist or a stockist with an international shipping policy that ships to the UK.
  • We do not accept cards ONLY created with digital imagery for this feature. Digital imagery is welcome, but  MUST be used in conjunction with rubber/polymer stamping to qualify.
  •  Cards which are selected need to be posted to the Craft Stamper offices in the UK. The cards will be returned, along with a complimentary issue of the magazine.
  • This call IS open internationally.
  • Note that we do choose artwork as it arrives, so please don't wait until the last minute to submit if your cards are ready.
  •  Black, white and metallics can be added to any of the schemes. The ideas given are simply that, ideas, and do not have to be followed to the letter!
  • Text for this article is required (don't worry - it is short!) and should be entered into the document provided – this will be sent to you if you are selected.
  •  
We can't wait to see your fabulous creations!  

Friday, 11 May 2018

Take It Make It May Challenge: Inspiration

Hello!
Our May challenge is well under way, we love all the entries we've seen so far, and can't wait to see more!
As it's the second Friday of the month, we're back with some more amazing eye candy from our DT, hopefully something will inspire you to enter the challenge!

So... just a little reminder before we show you the projects!

 ALL of our challenges this year are 'Anything Goes' stamping challenges!
So....Show us how unique you can be, create anything your imagination cares to dream up! Share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage or whatever else takes your fancy. As long as you have stamped somewhere on your project, then you're good to go!

We have two prizes on offer, as always. The first is the Sponsor Prize, and the winner of this will be randomly chosen from all the eligible entries of the challenge. To make sure your project is eligible to win, make sure you have followed our challenge guidelines. These can be found on our sidebar over here ---------->

and also in a tab under the banner at the top.


PLEASE REMEMBER: We only want to see ONE project in each individual blog post entry!


A set counts as more than one :)

Skull And Cross Buns




 Skull and Cross Buns are delighted to contribute the prizes for this latest challenge! Their fun and quirky range of rubber stamps are designed and created in their little studio nestled in the beautiful Devonshire countryside in the UK and comprises of clear and wood mounted designs, stencils, embellishments.  Established in 2009, Skull and Cross Buns also offer personalised stamps too, which make great gifts or just perfect for adorning the back of your own cards and makes. 

The prize for this months random winner are these two wonderful stamp sets!








We hope the prizes on offer have inspired you to take part... and here are some fabulous projects by our Inspiration DT to give you even MORE inspiration!






Cheetarah Cheda































Suz Humphreys






Wow!


Amazing inspiration from the DT!
The link up tool to enter the challenge can be found on last Fridays post HERE!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Blog Exclusive: Emma Godfrey

Hello!
In the June issue of Craft Stamper magazine, the super talented Emma Godfrey showed us how to create some amazing floral accents for cards! She used the beautifully bright fluorescent inks by Amsterdam, but toned down the colour and gave the flowers wonderful texture by brushing on clear beeswax. Such a cool technique!

We have another THREE cards to spoil you with today!

For the full tutorial, please check out the June 2018 issue of Craft Stamper. These can be purchased from anywhere in the world, please check out the links in the sidebar to the right!






Wow!
Thank you so much Emma, the cards are gorgeous! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Friday, 4 May 2018

Take It Make It Challenge: May

Welcome to the Craft Stamper May Take it Make It Challenge!
TAKE a stamp, then MAKE something amazing!

All our challenges are stamping challenges, with an

Anything Goes!

theme. So, show us how unique you can be and create anything your imagination cares to dream up!
Share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage, planner pages, jewellery items... anything at all! If you have stamped somewhere on your project, then you're good to go!

We have two prizes on offer as always this month. One prize will go to our Design Winner. Our DT will look at all the eligible entries once the challenge has closed, and vote for their favourite 3 projects. The project with the most votes wins! The Design Winner of the challenge will have their project featured in Craft Stamper magazine, along with a profile and a GDT slot here on the blog. What a fab opportunity to get you and your art noticed!
The second winner will win the prize provided by our wonderful sponsor. This prize is chosen at random from all eligible entries of the challenge.

In order to be eligible to win either prize, the project submitted must abide by our challenge guidelines. These guidelines can be found under a tab at the top of the page, or to the right on our sidebar. PLEASE read before submitting, we would hate to have to declare a wonderful project ineligible!

Our amazing sponsor this month is:

Skull And Cross Buns




 Skull and Cross Buns are delighted to contribute the prizes for this latest challenge! Their fun and quirky range of rubber stamps are designed and created in their little studio nestled in the beautiful Devonshire countryside in the UK and comprises of clear and wood mounted designs, stencils, embellishments.  Established in 2009, Skull and Cross Buns also offer personalised stamps too, which make great gifts or just perfect for adorning the back of your own cards and makes. 

The prize for this months random winner are these two wonderful stamp sets!








                                                         We love these sets!
 We hope the prizes on offer have inspired you to take part... and here are some fabulous projects by our Launch DT to give you even MORE inspiration!












 




  








 




 






WOW!! 
Wonderful projects from the DT this week :)

So... fancy playing along? All you need to do is double check all the guidelines, then link up using the linking tool below.
GOOD LUCK! 

Monday, 30 April 2018

Our Inspirational June issue hits the shops this Friday!

Good Morning!
The June issue of Craft Stamper magazine will hit the shops this Friday, May 4th. Subscribers will have been receiving their copies already (just one of the excellent reasons to subscribe!)


Our June issue is packed full of some amazing projects, I’m constantly in awe of the inspirational art the
 designers produce!


We have tutorials using intriguing products this month. Jenny Marples is showing us just how cool the Seth
 Apter Rust embossing powder is (wonderful texture, have a look on page 14)



 and Emma Godfrey is using clear wax pellets to give her project that special feel. Check that out on page 18.



I just can’t believe that this year marks 25 years on TV for Dawn Bibby! I’m sure there are so many of us
(me included) that have her to thank for our stamping addiction! We have a special giveaway to mark this 
25 year milestone on page 36.




In this issue, we also have an inspirational Masterclass on Burlap from Helen Chilton:



a really cool introduction to bullet journalling by Michelle Webb:



 and some cool projects using a cookie cutter in our 3D gallery, like this one by Emilia Seiradzan! 



Lots for you all to experiment with, and don’t forget, I would love to see what you create! Email me, 
or share on our Facebook page!

So, where can you get your hands on a copy of the magazine?

For subscriptions, please go to: www.craftstamper.com

For single print, and back issues : www.mags-uk.com

For digital issues, both subscriptions and single issues: www.pocketmags.com


Have a wonderfully crafty month everyone!

Friday, 27 April 2018

Take It Make It Challenge: April Winners!

Hello everyone!
We are so pleased to announce the winners of our April 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 79: Tone







We loved this elegant project from Tone! Wonderful drippy colour, with fabulous use of different textures and embelllishments.  Tone 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 48: Jane
 Entry Number 15: Emma



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:




Imagine Design Create is an online shop and also a bricks and mortar store in Devon, UK. The brainchild of owner Kerri Ann Briggs, the store offers a wide variety of crafty stash, from stamps and inks to paints and papers. Everything you could want!
The range of own brand stamps is fabulous, and we have two of these sets on offer as the prize for our randomly drawn winner this month!










Congratulations to our winner:




Entry Number 39:  Fliss
      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: editor.cs@mytimemedia.com , 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 May challenge will be launched next Friday, May 4th.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!