Friday, 29 April 2011

Embossing Challenge winners

Hi there everyone, Neil here,
Firstly, a HUGE thank you for playing along with my first host challenge as the new kid on the block! You certainly set the bar high with this challenge (As you do for all of them!) the standard was amazing and we had a really difficult choice whittling it down to just five!
However, choose I must, so without any further waffling on my part........
The winner of the £10.00 Stamp Man voucher is.........
Number 67 Tracy Evans
Congratulations, please contact Jill to claim your prize

And, in entry order, the further four winners (who can grab the top 5 blinkie to display with pride on their side bar) are
Number 5 Sanna S
Number 27 Siobhan Fyffe
Number 42 Myra
Number 114 Flo - louisa

Once again, thank you for playing along with us.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Challenge # 21 Resist Techniques

Well, here we are on Good Friday ready to set you another challenge at The Stampman, but firstly we'd like to thank you all for the stunning entries we received to our Embossed challenge last time. The standard was amazing and the Winners will be announced next Friday, Royal Wedding Day, so don't forget to tear yourselves away from the TV for a few seconds to check back in with us.

Onto this Friday's challenge and this time we are asking you to RESIST. No not chocolate as my Hubby enquired. We want you to have a play with a resist technique, so get out your paints, inks and embossing powders and start playing. If you haven't tried anything like this before some of the Design Team have provided tutorials or links to tutorials to get you started and give you some ideas.

As always the Winner will receive a £10 voucher from The Stampman and the challenge runs until Thursday 5th May, so all that remains is for me to hand you over to our Design Team who have been very busy resisting !!!! this beautiful weather to provide you with some fantastic inspiration.

Lisa (O)

Lisa used:

Adirondack Paint Dabber-Snow Cap
Distress Inks-Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Urban Chic Stamps
Aspects of Design Daisy Daydream stamps
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours
Woodware Gold Curly Clips


Janet used

Love letters stamp set (sale room)

Fauz Batik and Embossing Resist techniques

Brenda used
Wooden book
Household paints - coral flair, duck-egg blue, lost lake, sophistication, white
Claudine Hellmuth - tacky back canvas, gesso, multi-medi um matte
DIs - dried marigold, worn lipstick, barn door, weathered wood, tumbled glass
Clear embossing ink and powder
TH stamps - shabby french, tattered elements
Ideaology - ornate book plate, fragment charm, grungeboard letters - alphabet soup

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Tim Holtz stamps- Shabby French, Mini Muse and Purely Random
Clear embossing ink and powder
Distress Inks- Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade

Jill used:
Tim Holtz Ideo-logy - game spinners and sprocket gears
7 Gypsies stickers - from shop

Michelle Used

Please post your entries to our RESIST challenge below with a link back to your specific post.

Thank you for entering and Good Luck!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Anything T!m Winners

Well, what a wonderful set of pieces we had for our Anything Tim challenge... such a lot of talent out there, and so many great ideas. I am always amazed at how different each piece is, yet using the same sort of ingredients. So, who are the lucky winners this time? Without anymore ado here they are...

The winner of our top prize of a £10 voucher, to spend at The Stampman (you lucky person!!) is

 No 6 - Minxy
Please contact Jill to claim your prize...

and the rest of our super dupers are as follows, in entrance order:-

No.13 - Susan Killam

No.15 - Janet Wilson  (loved this one but could not crack the security to get in to comment...)

No.31 - Anika

No.36 - PsyPenguin

Don't forget to get your blinkie and congrats to you all...

I had a real ball leading this one, and look forward to seeing you all again for this time's challenge, which closes next Friday, so get your entry in for that one...Gosh, we are already on #20 - Embossing
Love and light

Friday, 8 April 2011

Challenge # 20 - Embossing

Jill here, first of all I'd like to thank all who entered our Anything by T!m theme, so many fantastic entries yet again! Also thanks to those that left us comments. Frankie will be announcing the Top 5 for the Anything by T!m theme next Friday so do call back for that. In the meantime please join in for a chance to win some lovely things by T!m in our blog candy giveaway

We have a new teamie to introduce!!!
But before I tell you who has joined the team, we have to say goodbye to Sarah, who is leaving the team due to work commitments, au revoir Sarah. We thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us, we really will miss you! Good luck and have fun in your new job, it is truly a dream job for you!

So with great fanfare, taking Sarah's place on the team is Neil, of Neelz Expressionz! Welcome Neil!! Neil has previously entered his work in our challenges and it is always a delight to see his work, he is so talented! I have been following his blog for a while now and am always impressed with his work, so do visit Neil's blog and take a look around, you'll not be disappointed!!

OK, I'll hand you over to Neil now, and yes, we are throwing the poor chap in at the deep end... Neil is hosting this next theme...

Hi there everyone; yes I have truly been thrown in the deep end! Thanks for the kind words of welcome Jill and team; I am thrilled to be joining you on the design team.

The challenge this time is all about EMBOSSING.

We want to see your projects using embossing; whether it is dry embossing, single heat embossing or triple embossing... or a combination.

As always there is the prize of £10.00 of The Stamp Man vouchers for the top prize and four coveted top 5 blinkies for the runners up! All the challange rules are on the sidebar. This challenge will run until 21/04/11. When you have made your project then post it on your blog and come here to link it up so we can pop over to visit (Remember to link to the specific post!) Don't forget, you can click on the Design Teams names to go to their blogs and see more details.

Neil used:
Aspects of Design 02- Nautical,
Moonshadow inks - Golden Doubloon, Ethereal Emerald,
Moonglow embossing powder - Hollyberry Red,
Clear UTEE, 
Distress ink -Brushed Corduroy,
Shrink plastic, Black acrylic paint,
Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing folder - circles

Sue used :
Aspects of Design - 01 Floral
Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany
Nestabilities - Large Labels
Prima Paper - Botanical
Tim Holtz - Ornate Plates
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

Janet used

Lisa O
Lisa used:
Cosmic Shimmer UTEE-Lapis Azure and Clear
Moonglow Embossing Powder-Midnight Emerald Obsidian
Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder
Starburst Stain-Baby Blue Eyes Aqua
Moonglow Mica Powder-Gold
Non Sequitur Italy Stamp Plate


Jill used:
Hero Arts S5449 Fabulous Flourish stamp
Moonglow two-tone embossing powder - Poinsettia red/green
Tim Holtz - Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
TH - Kraft Resist Pad
TH - Pen Nibs, Hinge Clips, Game Spinners, Photo tabs
Magenta 2" chipboard tile
7 Gypsy stickers - in shop.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Floral Theme Winners

Wowzers Thank You for all your fantastic entries to our previous Floral Theme, so varied and beautiful work there, well done ladies (and gent!)

Its been a tough choice as there really are some stunners there and the winner of a £10 voucher to spend at The Stampman is... 65 - Joanna and here is Joannas lovely project!

And other Top 4 (In order of entry) who make up our Top 5 go to...

Thank You for entering and a quick reminder our Anything Tim Goes challenge is still running until next friday x