Thursday, 27 April 2017

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 40: Sari/Granne




We loved the simply wonderful stamping on Sari's card, just fabulous!  Sari 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  21: Deepti
Entry number 90: Janny

Wonderful projects ladies!

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

Visible Image



Visible Image stamp designs are unique, original and different… they love to stand out! The arty images work brilliantly with inky colourful backgrounds and the inspiring sentiment stamps. You will always get perfectly stamped images with the deeply etched, clear photopolymer stamps!

The prize on offer this month for the randomly drawn winner is this set if stunning stamps:






Congratulations to our winner:





Entry Number  23: Sandma

      Congrats Sandma, 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 5th.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Take It Make It Challenge Winners Profile

Hello!

Welcome to our Winners Profile, showcasing the Design Winner of our last Blog Challenge!

The very talented Design Winner of our March 2017 challenge is

Nikki Acton



Nikki won the challenge with this amazing canvas! We loved the immaculate stamping, the wonderfully shaded colouring of the flowers contrasts so well with the textured appearance of the background!








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



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

A:  My introduction to stamping and craft came about 3 1/2 years ago from a friend I play badminton with. I visited her house to borrow a Halloween costume and saw her craft room and scrap books. I was instantly addicted!


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

A:  I like a broad range of stamps from a variety of companies with my go to stamps being PaperArtsy and Tim Holtz. Stamping can be a focal point for me or contribute to a textured background. 

 

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

A: Messy – definitely messy. In fact clean and simple really scares me! I love working with paint, ink, texture paste, stamps and stencils and my craft desk normally has 5 or 6 projects on the go at once.



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

A: I enjoy creating both cards and wall art. Layers and texture nearly always feature in some way – even on the smallest card I will emboss a stamped image or add die cuts.



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

A: It may be a broad answer but it has to be paint. I love that different types of paint can be used in so many ways – colouring, creating texture, creating a resist for inks, stamping, splattering etc.



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






"This project shows how stamping and mixed media go together so well! This wall hanging includes painted layers, stamping (with white paint on the tags and also on acetate for the Runway Girls), die cuts, stencilling and sanding!"- Nikki






"I have selected these cards as they make me smile. Sometimes when you have an idea you just have to go with it! "- Nikki



Congratulations on being our March Design Winner Nikki , 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!



Our current challenge 'Take A Stamp -Anything Goes" is still open for a few more days!
Don't forget the wonderful prize, the 3 stamp sets and stencil bundle from Visible Image

  All the details can be found HERE.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Take It Make It Challenge: April Inspiration

Hello!
Our current Take It Make It challenge is in full swing, with some amazing entries so far!
Just in case you need a little more inspiration, the DT have come up with some more amazing projects to share today :) First though, a bit of a reminder.....


This year, we are pleased to announce that ALL of our challenges will be '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 :)
 
Our sponsor this month is....

Visible Image



Visible Image stamp designs are unique, original and different… they love to stand out! The arty images work brilliantly with inky colourful backgrounds and the inspiring sentiment stamps. You will always get perfectly stamped images with the deeply etched, clear photopolymer stamps!

The prize on offer this month for the randomly drawn winner is this set of stunning stamps:





I hope the prize has given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some MORE amazing eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped inspiration! 








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

Friday, 7 April 2017

Take It Make It Challenge: April

Hello!
Welcome to the Craft Stamper April Take It, Make It challenge!

This months theme:
An 'Anything Goes' Stamping Challenge!
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 :)
 
We are proud to announce our sponsor this month is....

Visible Image


Visible Image stamp designs are unique, original and different… they love to stand out! The arty images work brilliantly with inky colourful backgrounds and the inspiring sentiment stamps. You will always get perfectly stamped images with the deeply etched, clear photopolymer stamps!

The prize on offer this month for the randomly drawn winner is this set if stunning stamps:





I hope the prize has given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped inspiration! 






Wow!
Amazing inspiration from the DT!

Fancy joining in with us this month? You have to be in it to win it, as they say :)
All you need to do is double check you are familiar with all the guidelines, then get linking up using the InLinkz tool below!
Remember.... we HAVE to see stamping on your project somewhere!


  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Our Marvellous May Issue is out on Friday!

Our Marvellous May issue hits the shops this Friday... Subscribers are already receiving their copies!



***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***

As the subscriber copies started to arrive, it became apparent there was a problem. Namely, the stamp included with the magazine was not the Grunge Star by Kim Dellow as featured on the cover and in the projects inside, but a bird on a branch stamp. Unfortunately, it has transpired that a mix up at the printers has resulted in the July issue covermount mistakenly being sent out with the May issue. We apologise unreservedly for this error. The Grunge Star WILL feature as a covermount in the near future, and keep hold of your bird stamps (designed by Jaine Drake) as we will be featuring some amazing ideas for creations using it in our next issue. Again, please accept our sincere apologies.



The May issue is jam packed full of fabulous projects!


Fran Westmoreland has created the fabulous altered book that graces our cover this month. Fran is sharing her first tutorial with us in this issue, and it’s a stunner! Creating an altered book is such a fun way to give a new lease of artistic life to an otherwise unloved item. Check out the excellent tutorial from Fran on page 6.



We are also welcoming Susanne Rose to the Craft Stamper family this issue. Susanne has created a wonderful journal page for us, so delicate and full of detail! This is another wonderful tutorial to study, why not have a look on page 22.




We also have an wonderful Powertex project by John Glossop:



An inspirational Masterclass from Anneke De Clerck on foiling:



and a gallery full of ‘New Beginnings’ themed cards in this issue, including this stunner from Karen Sessions:



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


Have a wonderfully crafty month everyone!

Friday, 31 March 2017

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 27: Nikki




We loved the simply perfect placement of all the elements on Nikki's art, the colour scheme is gorgeous and the butterflies top it off to perfection! Nikki 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  13: Barbara
Entry number 76: Marjut

Wonderful projects ladies!

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


DaliART


www.daliart.co.uk
DaliART is a wonderful shop full of stunning stamps stencils and crafty stash... perhaps you've seen the amazing Dali herself on TV showing you all her products! Dali has a style that merges Eastern influences with Western techniques... and we love it!
The prize this month for our randomly drawn winner is this fabulous stamp set plus stencils:





Congratulations to our winner:




Entry Number 120: Rachel

      Congrats Rachel, 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 April challenge will be launched next Friday, April 7th.
We can't wait to see all the wonderful art you will all be sharing!

Monday, 27 March 2017

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 August issue of Craft Stamper. If you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!! 



Colours: Aqua, Peony Pink, Seafoam Blue, Pale Teal

Deadline for submission: 8th May 2017

· 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.
. NEW work only please, we do not accept cards that have been published elsewhere (including online) before submission.  
 . Please do not use stamps that are discontinued for this article.
. 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.
· Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards. You can add black, white and metallics 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 look forward to seeing all of your beautiful designs!