Friday, 30 March 2012

Vintage Theme - Winner Announcement

As usual, it was REALLY hard to pick the winners! What an amazing variety of work on the theme, such beautiful work too, everyone truly deserves a prize for their entry and indeed it was a hard one to judge!

So, the decision is made now, the winner of £10 of Stamp Man goodies is...

Congratulations Suzanne, for an awesome altered book project! Please can you contact me by email to claim your prize: and remember to take and display our top prize blinkie in your sidebar.

The other Top 5 winners are listed below in number order, well done to all! Please take your Top 5 blinkie from the sidebar to display on your blog with pride.

23 Claire C 
30 Agnieszka/Ona 
35 Julia
80 Mommyle 

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to enter our challenges, we hope you will join in with our latest one with Lisa Sparkle who is hosting the bingo theme.

You have until 9pm next Thursday evening to join us. The details are in the post below.

Have a great weekend!

Jill x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bingo card / Recipe

Hello everyone! Welcome to another wonderful challenge week here on The Stamp Man Challenge blog. We hope you all enjoyed last week's fabulous theme, we've certainly had some fabulous entries. We'll be back next week to announce the winner.

This week we've got a Bingo card for you to play with.

Polka dots

Make us something using 3 of the elements to make a Bingo line, lines can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal, so you might choose Flowers, Circle and Numbers, or Swirls, Circle and Polka dots. As long as you use your 3 elements, anything else goes!!

As ever there's a £10 Stamp Man voucher to be won, so well worth a go.

The DT have been up to their usual tricks making some smashing projects to inspire and amaze you, so take a look!

Lisa used:

Sue followed the line - Swirls/ Metal/ Ribbon
Sue used :
Tim Holtz - Good Thoughts & Papillon
Tim Holtz - Regal Mini Mask
Distress Inks - Peeled Paint & Seedless Preserve
Distress Stains - Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz - Mini Butterfly & Mini Flourish dies
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Type Charm

Angela's journal pages followed the bingo line for "Green, Flowers, Swirls"
Materials used:
Tim Holtz Flourish die

Lisa used:

Siobhan followed the vertical line "Green, Flowers, Swirls"

Siobhan used:
Ranger Distress Stains
Starburst Sprays - greens and golds
Tim Holtz Alterations Dies : Sewing Room and Tattered Florals
Stampers Anonymous stamps : CMS064 Mini Ornates
CMS119 Joyful Song
CMS085 Good Thoughts
Tim Holtz Ideology Glassine paper
Glossy Accents
Gold Rub and Buff

Kim followed the diagonal line 'Green, Circles, Ribbon

Kimx used 

Sage, Olive, Green Tea versa colour cubes.
Hero Arts AC005 Untitled Word Shadow
Artemio 10001147 Hedgerow Plants
Peeled Paint, Pine Needles Tim Holtz distress ink pads
Asparagus Coredination card 
Fine black pen

Friday, 16 March 2012

Shades Of Spring Winner and Runners Up

The time has come to select the Winner and Runners Up to our Shades Of Spring challenge and once again there were so many beautiful entries it's been a really difficult task to choose but choose we must so without further ado our Winner is.........Drum Roll please.....

No 105-FERN

Your scrapbook page was just beautiful and something just a little different. All the detail and soft colours really brought the lovely photo alive. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and if you'd like to contact Jill at The Stampman she will sort out your Voucher for you.

Our 4 Runners Up are

No 12 - Hellemor
No15 - Yvonne G
No 49 - Carla
No 82 - Clare

Gorgeous work ladies and please don't forget to help yourself to your Top 5 Blinkies from the sidebar.

Thank you to everyone who entered, we loved seeing all your beautiful projects and don't forget there is still time to enter our current Vintage challenge.

Wishing you are a lovely weekend and a very Happy Mothering Sunday if you live here in the UK.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Vintage Theme Challenge


Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge Colours of Spring/Easter, please call back next Friday as we will be announcing the winners then.

For now it's me, Jill (Mrs Stamp Man) here to host our new fortnightly challenge and this time the theme is Vintage.

I guess I could be called team leader and as such when it's my turn to host I always I like to take the opportunity of thanking our fantastically talented team who come up with amazing and inspiring creations for each challenge. If you visit their blogs you will find out more information about the challenge pieces they have made and I'm sure you'll find much more to inspire you.

I am also truly grateful for all of your support too, if you didn't join in we wouldn't have these challenges. We know that a lot of time and thought goes into each of your entries, you certainly don't give the team an easy job selecting winners, but we love it so keep up the good work!!

As usual there is a top prize of £10 to spend at The Stamp Man.

If you haven't joined our challenges yet, don't be shy, every
one is welcome. The instructions are given above under the header.

Have fun!!
Jill used:
Stampendous Fran-tage various mica and embossing powder mixes
Various buttons, brass charms and ribbon

Siobhan has used :
Stampers Anonymous CMS110 Stuff to Say
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares and Foliage
Tim Holtz Alterations Dies - Tattered Florals
Stampendous Frantage powders - Aged Aqua, Aged Silver and
Aged Taupe
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy


Brenda has used -
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Broken
China, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen

Lisa O

Lisa used:
Lace from own stash


Sue used:

Tim Holtz - Haberdashery; Good Thoughts; Adverts; French Marketplace
Tim Holtz die - Tattered Flowers
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Old Paper


Caroline used
Stampendous cling - Flying Machines (CRR139-R)
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear
Non-Sequitur - Across The Miles (plate 43C)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Sprocket Gears & Game Spinners
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Air Travel CMS102
VersaMark - Watermark Ink Pad
Card stock - black
Bazill - kraft Cardstock
7 Gypsies 8x8 paper pad - Global


Neil used

Non sequitur - Celtic Mythology plate 75
Alterations dress form die
archival ink
Acrylic paint
floral trim
glossy accents
Perfect pearls mist
Distress ink - walnut stain


Angela used:
old lace

Kimx used:
Magenta clear stamp set - CS043 Botanical
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Broken China
Spellbinders Oval Nestabilitie
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adage Ticket
Coffee and cling film
Various background paper, lace, buttons

We hope you will join us for this challenge

Friday, 2 March 2012

Texture Challenge winner and runners up

Good afternoon everyone

Wow, you sure make it hard to choose, don't you!
I've been stewing and consulting my colleagues all week ans still struggled to narrow it down; but rules is rules and I had to make a choice so the winner of the challenge is.......

Number 51  Julia's stuff I just loved all the layers and fab textures of this tag! Congratulations and please contact Jill at The Stamp Man to claim your voucher.
Then the four runners up are
number 2 Barniesbaustelle
number 42 Jans Arty Journey
number 48 Marglove crafting
number 86 Th-ink-ing of you

Your work was fabulous ladies so take your top 5 blinkie from the sidebar.
Hope you all have a creative weekend ahead of you.