Friday, 25 May 2012

Winner Announcement for Favourite Technique Challenge

So many wonderful techniques out there it made the choosing very hard this time but after finally narrowing it down we have a top 5. It was a very tough choice and very close indeed.

Lets start with the overall winner ......

#87 – Buttons with this wonderful Faux Cloisonné technique.

And now the remaining 4 to round out our top 5 list in numerical order. Amazing techniques all!

#20 – ClaireC. With her great Pan Pastels Technique.

#48 – Izzwizz  and her great overstamping and layering along with a fab pop up.

#61 – Fern with some great distressing on her scrapbook Page.

And #85 – Andrea with her sparkly Fran-Tage technique.

Please grab your Top 5 Blinkies from the side-bar. Buttons could you please email Jill at  and she will sort out your Voucher for you and be sure to take the Winner's Blinkie.

Don't forget you still have another week left to get your entries in for the “Card for a Queen” challenge. You can click here to go straight to the challenge or scroll down to find it.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


Friday, 18 May 2012

Card for a Queen

A card for a Queen (Regal/Diamonds/60th to tie in with Queen's Diamond Jubilee)

Hi, it's Sue here and it's my turn to host the next challenge. First, though, a big thank you to everyone who joined us in the last challenge and showed us their favourite technique. Make sure you check back next Friday to see if you've won ! 

So, now onto the new challenge and as the build up to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is well on it's way, we thought it would be a good time to join in ! The challenge this time is to make a card for a Queen, this could be a regal card, it could include diamonds or be a 60th card.  You choose ! 

Remember that the prize is a £10 voucher to spend in The Stamp Man online store. 

Here are the projects from the DT to help you get your inspiration going! 

 Sue used :

Tim Holtz mini mask - Regal 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Broken China; Festive Berries
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Victoria 
Brenda used -
Sizzix die - frame
Stampendous stamps - Vintage crowns, Cameo
Gilding flakes.
Embellishments from my box of bits and pieces


Siobhan used :
Stampendous   SSC1120   Damask Chair
Stampendous SSC1122  Elegant Borders
Stampendous CRR103 Music Score
Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish stamp 
Ranger Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Dusty Concord
Spellbinder Label
Gold Embossing powder
Tim Holtz Ideology Crown charm
Turquoise seam binding
Sparkly jewel button


Acetate and Tissue
Crown button, brad, ribbon and yarn from ye olde shoppe stash!!


Caroline used: 
Stazon ink - Black
Ranger Adirondack Dye Ink Pads - Stream, Lettuce, Cranberry, Butterscotch
Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Butterfly Collage
Stampendous Clings - Butterfly Post
Stampendous Clings- By The Sea
Aspects Of Design - Shipped Script - Ship and Map
Cotton fabric, Embroidery threads, Beads
Dried Lavender

Kimx used :

Have a fabulous week everyone and check back here next Friday to see who is the winner and Top 5 for the Technique challenge.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Shabby Chic / Distressed Winner Announcement

Wow what amazing entries we had for our last challenge and the standard of them has meant choosing the Winner/Top5 has been a very difficult job indeed, in fact I needed some help from my DT teamies to make decisions on this one.

So without further ado the winner of the Shabby Chic/Distressed challenge 
is ......

No 117 - Eva

And the other four to make up the Top 5 are -

39 - Betty Wright

41 -  Esther

58 - Tracy

92 - Anita

Wonderful shabby-distressed samples ladies, well done.

Please grab your Top 5 Blinkies from the side-bar and Eva, please email Jill at  and she will sort out your Voucher for you - please also take the Winner's Blinkie.

Don't forget 'Your Favourite Technique' challenge is still running - see post below and I can let you into a little secret - next weeks them will be to make a card for a Queen, such a popular theme at the moment. I bet you have loads of ideas for it.

Have a great weekend everyone.

hugs {brenda} xox

Friday, 4 May 2012

Your Favorite Technique

Hello Everyone, Angela here with our new challenge, First I would like to say WOW! so many wonderful entries for our last challenge.  Don't forget to stop back next Friday to find out the winners.

This time we would like to see your favorite technique. Your project can be anything you want as long as it uses your favorite technique. Please be sure to tell us a little about your technique too. 

I have so many favorite techniques it was hard to choose. I think one I use a lot is Napkin Collage. I love adding layers of napkins, painting and stamps to create.

Don't forget top prize is £10 to spend at The Stamp Man.

So without further ado here are the projects from our Design team to help give you a bit of inspiration. 


Angela used : 
Fairy stamp (sale)
TH Papillon stamp set
Slide mailer

Sue used :
Tim Holtz - French Marketplace; Papillon 
Stampendous - Rose Corset
Re-inkers - Barn Door & Bundled Sage
Distress Stains - Fired Brick 
Tim Holtz - Mini Tattered Florals
Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany; Tea Dye, Walnut stain
Darkroom Door - 1920s Chic


Kim used
Magenta - Shadow Branch
Woodware - FRCL069 Large and Small Greetings
Tim Holtz - Tattered Pinecone
Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals
Starburst Stains
Black Versafine
Clear Embossing Powder

Brenda used -
Archival Inks - Coffee, Rose Madder, Olive

Stampendous CRP147-R Cling Butterfly Post
Woodware Blending Chalks (2887)
Stampendous FRMK01-R Fran-táge Mica Kit
Stampendous FREK01-R Fran-táge Embossing Kit
Stampendous Frantage Treasures Frantage Glitter Kit (FRGK01)
Sakura Gelly Roll Quickie Glue Pen (XONB11)

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:

Siobhan used

Hero Arts CG105 Silhouette Flower
Artemio 10001023 Silhouette Flowers
Artemio 10001075 Silhouette Foliage
Brilliance Tiramisu Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Ideology Metal Flowers

Lisa O

Lisa used

Stampendous Cling Frantage  Stamp-I Love Paris
Aspects of Design Shipped Script Stamp
TH Holtz Stamps-Papillion and Mini Muse
Distress Inks-Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet & Vintage Photo
Moonshadow Mist-Moonlit Mulberry & Treasure Island Aqua
Various Embossing Powders
Frantage Gilded Mica
Card Candy

Now it's your turn to show us. Just link up your project below.

Remember to check out the entry rules which you can find under the header at the top of the page. Good Luck!!