Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Challenge # 10 Anything by Tim, Christmas theme

Hi All

I can't believe the wonderful response we had to the last challenge, I thought I must be the only crafter who hasn't got all their cards done and dusted, but you've proved me beautifully wrong. Beautifully that is with the beautiful entries we had. Over to Jill now to announce the winners...

Thanks Michelle, Michelle is your host for our new challenge and will explain more shortly but for now, later than usual, are the winners of our previous challenge.
It was really hard to select from so many entries and the DT were split between possible winners so I have decided to make them joint winners!!

The top prize of £10 of Stamp Man Gift Vouchers this time goes to 2 ladies
£10 each (I didn't split the prize money, lol!)

96 Tracy and 129 Rachel

Please can you both contact me at thestampman@btconnect.com to claim your prizes

Yes, I've failed with decisions for the next bit too, so I'm keeping all of the final 4 that I just couldn't whittle down to 3!

79 Lisa M
61 Janet Wilson
10 Janet
212 Vicky

Well done ladies!  Please take your blinkies from the sidebar:)

Thank you for entering and supporting our challenges, incredible work was shared again!

New Design Team members. 
We did mention last time that Brenda would be joining our DT later but she has already joined us!  Joining Brenda as a newbie this time is Sue, you'll see their brilliant contributions below.  Do visit their blogs to get to know more about them.  Our other new teamie Sarah had a nasty car accident this week, although battered and bruised is miraculously OK.  Take time out, rest and take care Sarah x
OK, I'll hand you back to Michelle now


Now we aim to test your steadfastness to the winter theme by asking you to dig out your Tim Holtz tackle and start with the art........

So we are looking for Christmas entries that have any Tim Holtz product in the making of them. Wow does that leave it wide open. I wonder how many crafters don't own any TH?, if not we know the perfect place for you to grab a bargain or two (wink wink!) but I'll bet there are quite a few who do!

If you need a little inspiration to get you on the TH trail here are some fantastic samples from the DT



Michelle Used

and in this one Michelle used


Jill used:

Lisa used:

Frankie used a collage image of the TH stamps and as many of the blue
distress inks as she could!!

Wow!!! hope you're as blown away as I am and that you're inspired to come play at ours!
Looking forward to seeing your entries
x Michelle

Friday, 5 November 2010

Challenge # 9 Christmas

Firstly thank you for your fantastic entries to our Cards for Men challenge, there was a really good response.

Over to Jill now for the announcement of the Top 5 for this challenge

Thanks Vix! OK, so who said we don't like making cards for men? Not you lot, that's for sure as there was a very long shortlist again to whittle down to just 5, so here's that final shortlist

The top prize of £10 of Stamp Man Gift Vouchers this time goes to

45 Meggymay

and then in no particular order

99 Angie
65 Annika
86 Neil
18 Rachel X

Well done ladies and gentleman! Please take your blinkies from the sidebar:)

Thank you for entering and supporting our challenges


Now I'll hand you back to Vix...

Our new challenge hosted by me (Vix) is an Anything goes CHRISTMAS. If you haven't started yet now is the time to panic so get stuck into this one and have a look at what the team have created to inspire you. We're joined by our new teamie Sarah of The Art of Moodling fame. Please go and check out her blog, she's awesome! We also have another new teamie who will join us later on and thats Brenda of Bumblebees & Butterflies. You might recognise her name from around blogger as I think just about everyone knows of her!
Our challenge will run for 2 weeks and we accept more than one entry if they are different i.e a card, an ATC, an altered item. Hope you like what we've created so now let us see yours!


Vix used: Aspects of Design 61 - Butterfly Beauties, Starburst Stains - Holiday Wreath, Hero Arts - Fabulous Flourish, Gold Acrylic Dauber, Black Webbing Spray (Only available in the shop)


Debbie used


Stamps Kay used:
Aspects of Design No.32 un-mounted stamp sheet - Flitter Flutter Snowflakes

Lisa used:


Sarah used
Hero Arts CG226 Bauble
Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish [which truly is FaBuLouS!!]
and says
I have a CAS side to my work, and just AdOrE Hero Arts stamps, so
I so enjoyed making this card. Look out for messy and inky next time though ;)

Jill used:
Tim Holtz stamps, Santa's Wish
Starburst Stains Holiday Wreath set
Distress Inks
Moonglow Embossing Powder Holly Berry Red Gold
Nestie: Classic Scalloped Heart
Heart UTEE embellishment stamped with heart wings stamp from
Aspect of Design 62 Artistic Elements
White Webbing Spray (only available at shop)