Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Challenge Update

Our challenges have now ended.

Thank you to our design team and everyone that participated in them.

We are leaving the blog here for you to browse though as there is so much talent we are sure you will enjoy looking through and will gain much inspiration from everyone's work.

Many thanks for visiting!!

Monday, 1 October 2012


We're making some changes to our challenges, we have now moved the challenges to our main blog.

Please join us there for our next challenge...

Friday, 21 September 2012

Alter It Winners

Firstly, apologies for the delay announcing the winners of the alter It challenge, again it was so hard to choose a Top 5 as the standard of your projects was so high.  Everyone that entered should give themselves a serious pat on the back, I wish you could all have won top prize!!!

The winner of the £10 to spend at The Stamp Man is...

Bex's Domino Book is based on Shakespeare and is double-sided and features 2 of his plays.  Do go and visit Bex for more details of her project!!

Bex please can you email me to claim your prize at thestampman@btconnect.com

The others in top 5 are

Well done to all the winners, please take your blinkies from the sidebar!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  

Future challenges
You are probably wondering why the winners are being announced rather than a new challenge starting, well, we are making some changes to the challenges and I will let you all know about them soon but in the meantime I would like to thank you all for your support so far and hope that you will join us for our future challenges.

The winners of the Summer Sizzler challenge will be announced in due course.

Our next challenge will start on 1st October, so do call back for details 

Friday, 7 September 2012

Summer Sizzlers - Use hot colours!

Our Alter It challenge has now ended, it was lovely to see all of the projects you entered for it!!  Thank you to all that entered, the winners will be announced next week.

At the time of writing we have had a couple of wonderful sunny and warm days in the UK and it is promised to last a little longer.  I guess we have all hoped for an Indian Summer to make up for the poor summer we have had this year so with this in mind we would like to challenge you this fortnight to make cards with hot sizzling summer colours, our final chance to use bright colours as we pass from Summer into Autumn.  

Kimx choose this theme as she likes bright and hot colours and we'd all love to see what you produce with this colour theme.  Our Design Team show inspiration below to get you started with ideas.

As usual we will be picking a Top 5 and the winner will receive a prize of £10 to spend on our website, www.thestampman.co.uk 

We hope you will join us.

Have fun!!

Jill x


Sue used:
Aspects of Design - Classical Instruments
Distress Inks - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade; Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz - WordPlay die
Tim Holtz - Mixed Media stamps 
Tim Holtz - Allegro mask


Zoe used
Floral Stamp
Magenta Bee
Coloured Pens
Sticky back Gems
6 x 6 DP


Kimx used

Artemio Clear set - Hedgerow Plants
Stampendous CRP147-R Butterfly Post
Woodware Clear Magic JGCL560 Just to Say
Distress Ink Pads - Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Crushed Olive
Glossy Cardstock
Versafine - Onyx Black 
Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents


Siobhan used :
Stampendous Stamps
CRR152  Cling Raven Background
CRR131 Cling Crowscape
CRS5031 Cling Jumbo Hollyhock
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Ideaology Glassine Paper
Woodware Rhinestone Border
Gold embossing powder


Angela Used:

Distress inks
Tim Holtz Stamps - Urban tapestry, Winter sketchbook and Springtime.
Black Archival ink
Clear embossing powder.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Top 5 from Precious metals challenge

Wow again! This was once again a really tough choice to pick the top 5. There were so many favorites, but unfortunately there can be only 5.  So without further ado we finally have it narrowed down. 
And the winner of the £10 voucher is:

And now to the rest of the top 5 

Very well done to all the winners! And a Huge thanks to all who entered. 
They were all fabulous and really gave a tough choice of choosing!
Paula, if you could e-mail your details to Jill at The Stamp Man to receive your voucher.  
Please take your blinkies ladies and display them proudly.

There is still a week left to enter our current challenge "Alter it". You can find it here.

Have a Great week!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Alter It

Our Precious Medals/Metals - Olympics - Gold/Silver/Bronze challenge has now ended, it was great to hear how much you enjoyed that one and we loved what you all made!  It's going to be another hard to judge challenge.

Our next challenge for the coming fortnight is Alter It.

The challenge is for you to alter something making it different from it's original appearance.  Our Design Team have excelled themselves again and offer great inspiration for you to get your ideas flowing.

You can alter a plain box, picture frame, book, bottle, tin, notebook cover, or any other item that inspires you to change it!!

Here is the team's awesome inspiration...


Brenda used -
Dictionary text
Gold mirri board
Sizzix swirly strip die


Kimx used
Wooden picture Frame
Memory Box Swirly Tree
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches
Aluminium Tape
Woodware Clear Magic JGS273 Wheat
Woodware FRS212 Alphabet Background
Hobby Art clear set Friends Sentiments
Alcohol Inks - Denim, Meadow, Stonewash and Pearl
Distress Inkpads - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded Jeans
Black Versafine
Clear Embossing Powder
Spritzing Bottle filled with water


Sue used:
Empty Tea Tin
Alcohol inks - Terracotta; Lettuce; Stream
Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals die; Hardware die; Wordplay die
Distress Inks - Spiced Marigold; Rusty Hinge; Shabby Shutters; Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz stamps - Mixed Media; Fairytale Frenzy


Caroline used ;
Plain wood - Door hanger, Stampendous Cling - Steampunk Owl
Darkroom Door - French Script, Lost Coast Designs - Spiderwebs
Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers  - Mini Bat and Skull
Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black and Coffee, 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Ink - Van Dijk Walnut Sepia
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Eggplant, Glossy paper - White
Uni-Ball Signo - Gold, Guinea feather, Computer printed image, 
Recycled - Handmade natural paper


Siobhan used
Stampendous Stamps :
CRR152 Raven Background
CRR131 Crowscape
CRR133 Castle Gate
Stampers Anonymous stamps
Distress Inks 
Hero Arts Clock Face stamp
Spellbinder Corners
Tim Holtz Ideology :
Philosophy Tags , Watch Face and Spinners
Gold embossing powder

Friday, 17 August 2012

Anything Goes "Celebrations" winners.

Wow! So many wonderful Celebration entries it was so very hard to choose.  So with a bit of help from our DT members we finally have our top 5.
And the winner of the £10 voucher is:

And now to the rest of the top 5 

Very well done to all the winners! And a great big thanks to all who entered. 
They were all fabulous!
Meggymay, if you could e-mail your details to Jill at The Stamp Man to receive your voucher. 

There is still a week left to enter our current challenge "Precious Metals/Medals challenge". You can find it here

Have a Great week!