Friday, 31 December 2010

Challenge # 13 The Stamp Man, Blog Hop, Challenge, and Award Event for 2010

Thank you to everyone who entered our anything goes tag challenge, so many beautiful tags!  The Top 5 will be announced soon and will be listed on the separate Challenge Winner’s page (under the header).

We are doing something a little different for Challenge # 13.  Last year we held our first awards event, the awards were for proudly presenting your best/favourite crafting project you feel you made during the year.   We are going to hold it again this year but we are linking it with our fortnightly Challenge. 

We would like you to join in the challenge, which is to show us your best/favourite project of 2010.  The award blinkie is just a nice random award for anyone that joins in.  Display your award blinkie on your sidebar with a link back to this blog.

The most important part of this is that we would like you all to have fun and enjoy taking time to look back on your crafting over the last year, so pick something you have made that you are particularly proud of and feel was your best/favourite work of 2010. 

We are also holding a blog hop!  As you go through the blog hop you will see that the ladies on the design team have shared their favourite challenge projects with you too.  Their cards are shown below as usual but visiting their blogs will give more details about their projects, also they will be giving you clues for a chance to win prizes!

For this challenge and the blog hop, prizes will be randomly picked and given to those that have completed the following
  • Join in the actual challenge with your best/favourite project linked with Inlinkz as usual
  • Take your award blinkie with pride and display it on your sidebar with a link back to here.
  • Follow your way around the blog hop in the order you are given along the way, collect all the letters/code you will find on each blog. Write these down then work out the answer when the blog hop is finished.
  • Leave a comment on ALL the blogs you visit in the blog hop 
  • Post our event blinkie onto your blogs or a post about the event with your best/favourite project
  • Email the answer to: by 9pm (GMT) on Thursday 13th January 2011.  Please put blog hop answer as the email title
If you get carried away looking through the work on the blogs you visit and run out of time to complete the hop that day, make a note of where you stop and start again another day.  You have 2 weeks to complete the awards, challenge and the blog hop, so there is no rush to get to the end, enjoy the journey and admire the scenery along the way!

The blog hop will start at the Main Stamp Man blog, where you will also find out about the prizes!!!

After seeing photos of the prizes, leaving a comment and collecting your first letter, you will be asked to come back here.

Your second letter is a P

Your next blog to visit (your 3rd) will be Janet, Clarky J’s Play Space.

Have fun hopping!!

Have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!!


Stamps used:

Sue used: 

Debbie used
Aspects of design Mens

Michelle Used
Habico Chinese Flower Set 2


Stamps Kay used:

Friday, 17 December 2010

Challenge # 12 Anything Goes Tag

Well here we are on challenge #12 already. Where does the time go??? By the time we are doing #13, Christmas will be over and we will all be rushing on to the next thing!! With that in mind, we invite you to make us a tag this time, and YOU can choose the content. If you are still in Christmas mode, then that's fine, but some of us DT members made a bid for freedom (tee hee!!) and struck out into different pathways. So, "Anything Goes". Whatever you choose to do, we hope you really enjoy making it, and that you will come and share it with us by adding your link to the list below. Don't forget to leave a comment, too and let us know how you are liking the challenges each fortnight. We on the DT are thoroughly enjoying visiting your blogs and seeing all your lovely work.
We now have a new page under the main header where you will find the details of the winners of the last challenge.
Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year from me, Frankie, and all the Design Team at
The Stampman.


I decided to mount my tag and make it into a card, as many of you often ask me what to do with tags when they are completed... I think they make beautiful toppers. I used
Aspects of Design floral plate 1
Aspects of Design botanical plate 4
Nonsequitur plate Oriental love letters plate 40
Tim Holtz philosophy tags
Tim Holtz movers and shapers tag and bookplate die

Stamps Kay used:


Jill used
Hero Arts CG197 Old Letter cling stamp
Tim Holtz Alteration Dies - Tattered Floral, Regal Crest, and Elegant Flourishes
Starburst Stains
Black Webbing Spray (only available from the shop)
Moonglow Embossing Powder stamped with TH Stamps - Reindeer Flight, and Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish


Brenda used:


Sarah used
Hero Arts Big Snowflake [which I notice is on offer so get it while you can!!]
Starburst Stains
Moonglow embossing powder
USArtquest Mica Colour Palette - Metallic
Ranger Acrylic Paint dabber - white
lots of bling!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Challenge # 11 - Take ANY 3 colours, Christmas theme

Wow Folks you all love Tim too! Have you begun following his 12 tags of Christmas? He is on day 3 so still not too late to get going Tims blog can be found here and to help you along The Stampman has a fab array of Tim's tools, stamps and other bits and bobs here, here and here.

Janet is hosting our new challenge this time but before she gives you the details I'll butt in with
  the Top 5 of our Anything by T!m challenge

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

1 Janet

and then in no particular order

29 Megan K
49 She
48 Laura
15 Julie S

Well done ladies, please take your blinkies from the sidebar!

We are staying with a Christmas theme but this challenge we would like to limit you to 3 colours. Who knows maybe you will be entering your version of Tims tags!

The design team have enjoyed this one too - sometimes its more fun restricting yourself and the 3 colours have certainly brought out the fab creativity amongst the team. Just click on their names to find out more about their project.

Janet Used

Kay used:


Jill used
TH stamps - Reindeer Flight
Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire and Walnut Stain
TH - Adage Ticket and Hinge Clip
TH - Alterations die - on the edge Snowflakes
Snowflake punch available from the shop
Christmas Wishes greeting from AOD 33 Holly Sprays


Frankie used the holiday stamp set from Tim Holtz, distress inks in pink, blue and purple and a wonderfully curly stamp from Kay's set, Aspect of Design 58, Fancy Flourishes

A really fabulous array of colours and styles thanks so much team.
So do you fancy playing along? If so then just make your Christmas project restricting yourself to 3 colours and when you have done your blog post add it here into the Blue froggy Link.
We are always delighted to see your creations - we hope to inspire you but your creations always inspire us too!
Have Fun
The Stamp Man DT