Friday, 24 February 2012

Colours of Spring / Easter

Hello everyone, it's Lisa O here and it's my turn to set the new challenge for you this time but before I do we are absolutely delighted to welcome a brand new member to the Design Team and it's someone I'm sure many of you will already know. The very talented Kim Reygate has agreed to join our happy band and we are all very excited to be working with her. Welcome Kim.

Thank you for all your gorgeous texture projects . We really enjoyed looking at them and don't forget to check back next Friday when Neil will be announcing the Winners.

Now onto the new challenge. Spring is my absolute favourite time of year. It's so full of promise after the dark Winter months and I can feel my spirits rising so this time we would like you to use the COLOURS OF SPRING. We are approaching Mothers Day and Easter so there are plenty of opportunities to use those beautiful soft colours.

As always there is a £10 Stampman Voucher for the winner along with the Blinkies for the Runners Up and all the challenge rules can be found on the sidebar.
Now it's over to our talented DT who have created some wonderful projects to inspire you.

Lisa used:
Black Archival Ink
Lime Green Acrylic Paint, Gems and rub on from own stash

Brenda used -
Stamps - Spiralling floral bkg by B Line, Natures Moments by Tim Holtz

Kimx used -
Stamps - Artemio Clear stamp set 10001147 Hedgerow Plants
Woodware Stamps Clear Magic FRCL078 Female Relatives
Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber - Pearl
Distress inks - Antique Linen, Sp
un Sugar
Ribbon, Lace and Pearls from stash

Angela used:

Mixed beads


Neil used
Aspects of Design 55 Butterfly Garden
Aspects of design 65 Scalloped c
ircle framies
Aspects of design Small dra
Aspects of design medium dragonfly
Distress Stain - spun sugar and bundled sage
Distress ink - Antique linen, broken china
Colourwash - lettuce
Stampers Anonymous - Sp
ring Sprung
Spellbinder nestabilities circles


Siobhan used

Stampendous CRF215-R Cling Profile Portrait
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar an
d Victorian Velvet
Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Tattered Florals
Stampers Anonymous CMS064 -
Mini Ornaments
Spellbinders -Fleur de Lis Squares
Archival Ink - Coffee

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Artemio stamps- Butterfly collage
Distress inks in Tea Dye, Old Paper and Mi
lled Lavender


Sue used:
Aspects of Design- Rambling 2; Butterfly Beauties; Floral
Tim Holtz - French Market place
Distress ink - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive
Distress Stains - Scattered Straw, Wild Honey
Tim Holtz - Vintage Market die; Tattered Flowers, Tag & Bookplates, Mini Butterfly
Tim Holtz - Ideaology - Foliage; Trinket Pins, Trimmings,Philosophy Tag


The products Jill used are

Mesh ribbon
Copier paper for scrunch technique

Friday, 17 February 2012

Winners of the "Embellish It" Challenge

Hello everyone
I am back to announce the winners of the Embellish It challenge. There were so many great entries to chose from that it took me a while to narrow it down!! But eventually I came up with my top 5.
First place and a £10 Gift Voucher for The Stamp Man on line shop goes to:
I loved the colours of this chunky project and all the wonderful embellishments.

The runner's up are (in no particular order) are :

Congratulations to you all. Remember to grab your top 5 Blinkie to proudly display in your side bar. Trace, can you contact Jill at The Stamp Man to claim your voucher.

Next Friday our new challenge starts so be sure to drop by then.


Friday, 10 February 2012


Hi there everyone.

Neil here to host the next challenge. Thanks for all the lovely entries for the last challenge and don't forget to check back next Friday for the winner announcement.

So, onto this challenge and we want to see some texture on your projects! I love texture and think it adds so much to a piece of work. It doesn't need to be complicated; some simple embossing can make a big difference. There are loads of techniques using paper as well as loads of pastes and powders to use so let's have fun and add some texture dimension this week.

All the challenge rules are on the sidebar and as ever, there is a £10.00 Stamp Man voucher for the winner and the coveted blinkie for the runners up!
The DT have been hard at work and here is what they've been doing to inspire you. Follow the links to their blog to get more detail on what they've done.

Neil used Sizzix Alterations Reindeer flight and tattered tree dies
Small beads
Distress inks - forest moss, frayed burlap and walnut stain


Brenda used -
Tim Holtz stamps - Steampunk
Tim Holtz Ideaology - game spinners, ornate plates, sprocket gears
Tim Holtz Journalling Ticket and Salvage Stickers
Stazon Metallic gold
Watch parts and button from stash


Sue used :
Aspects of Design - Classical Instruments
Distress Stain - Old Paper
Distress Inks - Old Paper, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Allegro
Tim Holtz - Odds and Ends
Tim Holtz dies - Elegant Flourishes; Tag and Book Plate, Vintage Market; Ticket Die
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Type Charm
Ranger - White P
aint Dabber
Ranger - Glossy Accents

Angela used:
Mixed beads

Lisa used:
Tim Holtx Sissix Die-Elegant Flourishes


Siobhan used
Dreamweaver Stencil LG650 Cypress Tree
Spellbinders Labels Two
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Chinese coin
Rafia and beads

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Craft Stamper free stamp
Distress Inks in Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick
Adirondack ink pad in Currant


The items Jill used are:-

And when you're ready, add a link to your blog post via Mr Linky and we can come along and see. Remember to link directly to your post, not just your blog!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Winners of Use Red Challenge

Good Afternoon and welcome back to The Stampman challenge!  I'm here with our winners of the Use Red challenge, such a good response thank you!

Without further ado my winners are...

1st place and winner of a £10 voucher to use at The Stampman is...

and completing the Top 5 are...

Well done all!  PLease grab your Top 5 badge and Kim please contact The Stampman to claim your prize x