Friday, 27 May 2011

Poppy Challenge winners

Hello Everyone Janet here
We were all totally blown away by the gorgeous creations you made for our poppy challenge and a Massive thank you to everyone who sent their creations into the shop too. Amazing to see your creations in real life!
It has been extremely hard picking winners for this as really each creation was so wonderful but here goes.
The overall winner goes to
Congratulations Alison you win the £10 voucher to spend at The Stamp Man
and our runners up

Number 13 - Myra
Number 27 Minxy
Number 22 Blackdragon
Number 7 Siobhan

Please take our Top 5 to display on your blog - Awesome work!
Hope you are having fun with the recipe challenge which is still running below this post and watch out for next weeks new challenge which Michelle will be bringing to you
Happy Crafting!
Janet and The Stamp Man team

Friday, 20 May 2011

Challenge #23 - Recipe

Hello! Lisa Sparkle here!

Wow, what a fantastic set of entries we had for our Poppy challenge. Such stunning work, we've all had a fabulous time visiting all of your blogs, and we'll be back in a week or so to let you know who the winner is.

So....on to this fortnight's challenge- we've got something a little bit different for you this time. We'd like you to select some ingredients from our recipe bingo grid and make us something gorgeous! Take any three ingredients in a line, horizontally, vertically or diagonally and use them to make us a fabulous creation.

Embossing powder
Stitches (real or faux)
Die cut
Homemade background (no patterned paper)
Sparkle and bling

You can use more than three if you want to, but you must use at least three that make
a line. So...... for example, Die cut- Ribbon- Stitches would be fine, as would Blue- Torn/ripped- Die cut, but Blue- Ribbon, Homemade background wouldn't make a line. It would be helpful if you'd tell us which line you've followed in your blog post.

As ever, there's a prize of a £10 gift voucher for the Stamp Man shop up for grabs, and all the details about how to enter can be accessed by the tab at the top of the page.

Our wonderfully talented design team have been busy making lots of inspiration for you.

I used:
Sue used:

Aspects of Design - Scalloped Framie
Tim Holtz - Adverts
Tim Holtz - Odds and Ends
Tim Holtz - Reflections
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Stylised Flowers
Prima paper - Botanical
Tim Holtz - Foliage
Tim Holtz - Type Charm

Vix used:
Aspects of Design - Scalloped Framie
Tim Holtz Distress Stains (Broken China & Spun Sugar)
Coredinations Black Magic

Neil used
Tim Holtz gears Die
silver embossing powder

We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the bingo card and coming to see you.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Resist Challenge Winners

Hello everyone, Lisa O here.

Thank you so much for playing along with our Resist challenge. All the entries were absolutely stunning and you have really made the team work hard this time in selecting just 5.

In my eyes you are all winners but after much deliberation our Winner is ....

No 3 -Siobhan Fyffe

Congratulations Siobhan, please contact Jill to claim your £10 voucher.

And in entry order our 4 further winners are:

No 4-Ellie Knol
No 15-Laura

Well done. Please grab the Top 5 blinkie to display in your sidebar with pride.

Keep an eye out for our next challenge starting on Friday 20th May when we will have a recipe theme for you in the shape of a bingo card where you will be able to choose your ingredients vertically, horizontally or diagonally. There are some wonderful goodies to play with so we are looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Challenge # 22 - Poppy Challenge

Hello All - Janet here.

We were wowed by your resist entries - wasn't it a fab technique with so many mediums to explore? Thanks for playing along with us and do check back next Friday when the winners and top 5 are announced.

Now onto this weeks challenge which is to use a POPPY in your creation. Here in Skipton the British Legion are very active and my Husband is organising a fund raising concert on the 25th October. He asked me a while ago if I thought I could get some cards together to sell at the concert and Jill and Ian have so kindly allowed us to have a Poppy challenge week to try and get some more cards together. So this week we would like to see Poppies on your creations. If you would like to donate your creation to The concert here in Skipton you can post your work to The Stamp Man (address at the bottom of this post) but you are not obliged to - you can enter the challenge with any Poppy themed project and will be eligible for the prize and top places whether you send them in or not.
The team have been very creative with their projects so without further ado here is some inspiration.


recycled ribbon

Sue used :

Prima Paper - Botanical
Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye
Nestabilities - Labels 5

Lisa used:

Glossy Accents
Core'dinations Black Magic card
Chalk Ink
Nail Heads

Brenda used -
Poppy Stamp - created by Jill on her 'Framies'
Paper - unknown
Paper Artsy dies - Grungeflowers 2 and 3
Adirondack Paint Dabber - gold
Spray and Sparkle - gold


Neil used

Chipboard butterfly
Black Stazon
Zutter Bind it all
Ribbon in greens and gold

Lisa used:
Hero Arts Clings Stamp-Engraved Flower
Watercolour pencils
Aspects of design sheet 621 Butterfly beauties (sentiment)


Michelle Used
HA - CG141 Engraved Flower
Distress Re-inker Fired Brick
Distress Re-inker Barn Door
Distress Re-inker Aged Mahogany
Nestie: Labels 08


Frankie used
Hero Arts - engraved flower
Aspects of  Design - nature
 TH distress inks spiced marmalade, fired brick, barn door
Nestie label 5
small and large TH rosette dies
black UTEE
TH kraft stash paper


Distress Ink - Pumice stone & Wild Honey
Coredinations black magic


I made the 'remember' framie image for some of the team to use for the cards.  

I am blown away by the variety and gorgeous creations the team have come up with and just know we will have great fun visiting your creations too.

Just a reminder if you would like to send your card in for the concert sale you can post your card to
The Stamp Man, 10 Craven Nursery Park, Snaygill Ind Est, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2QR

Please leave your entries here with the Inlinkz tool and we will stop by and leave comments.