Sunday, 26 June 2011

Men's Card Challenge Winner

Hi All
Boy was it a treat looking at all the wonderful entries for the Men's Card Challenge last week. We were thrilled to see such diverse and imaginative designs! Thanks to all who joined in.  Unfortunately there can only be one overall winner for this challenge it's

Number 36

Thanks for entering such a fabulous card Janet

And the follow up's (a difficult choice this week, so many fab entries!)

Number 36
Number 42
Number 105
Number 111

Do grab a blinkie from the side bar and display it proudly, all the entries were wonderful and deserve recognition

Thanks so much for playing along with us, hope you're enjoying the butterfly theme. See you again soon
All at The Stampman

Friday, 17 June 2011

Challenge # 25 - Butterflies and Dragonflies

Welcome to our next challenge! This time it is being hosted by our newest DT member, the super talented, Angela. Please visit Angela's blog to get to know her, she has some awesome artwork there!

Angela Here! The newbie to the group and I am so thrilled and honored to be here! A great big Thank you to all who entered our "Boys and Men" Challenge. Your entries were fantastic yet again and we truly enjoyed popping around to see them! Michelle will be announcing the Top 5 for the Boys and Men Challenge Theme next Friday so do be sure to check in on that.

Now off to this Fortnights challenge.......

And the theme is "Butterflies and Dragonflies"
So we would like to see your wonderful projects incorporating Butterflies and Dragonflies. Be it cards, frames, altered Art, ATc' long as it is in the Butterflies and Dragonflies theme. We cannot wait to see them.
Now Don''t forget we have a prize of a £10 gift voucher for the Stamp Man shop up for grabs. All the challenge details and rules for entering can be found by clicking the associated tab at the top of the page.
Our super talented design team have been very busy making lots of inspiration for you. You can click on their names to see more info on their wonderful projects.

I used
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tat
tered Florals
Fiskars Elegant bo
rder punch(from sale room)
Gold filament paper
Gold foil

Janet used
Stampendous butterflies
Tags and sentiment from sale room

Lisa O

Lisa used:
Aspects of Design Stamps-Daisy Daydreams and Butterfly Garden
Broken China & Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink


I used
large handcarved dotted dragonfly
Aspects of Design - plate 49 Japanese Dragonfly Dreams
Tim Holtz distress inks- various
Tim Holtz movers and shapers mini butt


Neil used

F08 cluster of 3 dragonflies
I06 Large Handcarved dotted dragonfly
I12 Stone relief border
Distress ink
Moonglow two tone embossing powder midnight teal obsidian
Scrabble tiles


Jill used:

Aspects of Design Framies 5 stamps
Nestabilites Labels 5
Brown Stazon Ink Pad
Distress Inks Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar
Spun Sugar and Walnut ink papers from Core'dinations Distress Paper Pad
Silver Curly Clips
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Jules Jewels and Swiss Dots
Brown Brads
Word stamp from Tim Holtz - Mini Muse 063


Michelle Used

Non Sequitur – On Gossamer wings


Lisa used:

Brenda used
DIs - shabby shutters, peeled paint, weathered wood, tattered rose, walnut stain, black soot
Stamps - Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry set and Papillon, Aspects of Design Dragonflies
Clear embossing powder.
Acrylic paint


Sue used:

Aspects of Design - Cluster of 3 Dragonflies
Aspects of Design - Floral
Tim Holtz - Vintage Market Sizzlet die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Distressed Stripes

We'd love to see your projects on this theme, so please remember to check out the challenge rules in the sidebar and join us with Inlinkz below!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Challenge #23 - Recipe Winner and Top 5!

Hi, Lisa here to announce the winner of the Recipe challenge! We had a great response to the recipe grid and some absolutely stunning entries. It's amazing how differently you all interpreted the ingredients.

So, without further ado....... the winner is of the £10 voucher to spend at The Stamp Man is.......

Number 11- Psypenguin

Congratulations, please email Jill at to claim your prize.

The other four wonderful entries making up our fab Top 5 are......

#2 Tracey Brossart
#9 Sam21ski
#32 Laura
#52 Elenac

Please display your Top 5 badge from our sidebar with pride!

Thank you so much to everyone for joining in, and don't forget to check out our new Men and Boys challenge! We love seeing all of your work, so keep those entries coming in!

Lisa and the Stamp Man team x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Challenge #24 - Boys and Men

Hi All

Today a new challenge at the Stampman and it's one for the men in your life! Now here's an area The Stampman excels in, with so many stamps in the shop being suitable for men. Here's a few ideas from the design team to get your creative juices flowing, just in time for Fathers Day.


Michelle Used

Aspects of Design 10 - Mens
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans
Clear embossing powder

Brenda used


Neil used
Tim Holtz Stamps CMS102 Air Travel

Lisa used:
Watercolour Paper
Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
Homemade Paper Beads

Angela used:
Aspects of Design - Across the Miles(clock)
Clear detail Embossing Powder
Gold Bead cap
Gold Chain
Gold Foil

Lisa used:

Jill used:
Various Moonshadow inks
Tim  Holtz - Mini Ornate stamps (scroll and word background)
AOD - Artistic Elements stamp sheet (wording)
AOD Old postcard
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge
7 Gypsies stickers (in shop)
TH alterations Hinge Clip and Locket Keys
Various made background papers for serendipity technique
Nestability Labels 8
Metal effect buttons

Some fantastic samples team!

So there we are a new challenge for a new week so how about joining in the masculine merryment and take advantage of the super sale at The Stampman shop by buying some stamps designed with your men in mind!

Leave your entry in the Link Gadget and we'll hop over to your blog to say hi!