Friday, 29 June 2012

Bling It On Challenge

Thank you to everyone who entered our Time/Travel themed challenge, your entries are amazing and picking winners will prove a difficult task for the team.

Now that theme has come to a close we welcome you to our new challenge theme that will last for the next 2 weeks... Bling It On!!!

Here's your chance to impress us with your use of sparkly embellishments, so add glitters, jewels, or anything you fancy adding.  Whoever impresses us most will have £10 to spend on our website,

The project can be any theme as long as it features some ***bling***!


Organza Ribbon
Woodware Blending Chalks


Sue used:
Tim Holtz stamps - Fabulous Flourishes; Odds & Ends; French Marketplace
Distress Stains - Victorian Velvet; Picket Fence 
Tim Holtz die - Vintage Marketplace
Stampendous stamp - Rose Corset
Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Aspects of design butterfly beauties stamp plate
Distress Inks
Versafine in Onyx Black
Purple raffia and card, flowers and skeleton leaves from stash, green handmade paper
Black gems

Caroline used;
Stampendous cling - Mermaid
Artemio Clear Stamp Set - Distressed Backgrounds
Aspects Of Design - Mesh Effect Background
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Glow's Glitz Spritz - Royal Lapis Lazuli Fire
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Glow's Two-Toned Embossing Powder - Desert Moon Copper Pine
Card stock - Kraft, White
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble wax pastels
Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pensils
Uni-ball signo pen - white, silver, yellow, gold
Faber-Castell PITT artsit pen - black XS
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petit Ovals Large & Petit Scalloped Ovals Large
Recycled - Kraft Envelope


Kimx used:
Stampendous clear set SSC1105 - Daisy Stem Trio
Artemio clear set - Manuscript Backgrounds
Hero Arts - F5042 Leaf Flourish
Distress ink pads - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door
Frantage Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
Card Candi
Glitter glue
Ribbon, nailheads, pin, button, flowers and stamen from stash.


Angela used:
Tim Holtz Distress inks - Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Peeled paint, Forest moss, Walnut stain, Old Paper.
Tim Holtz Stamps - Urban Tapestry, Winter Sketchbook
Marc Richards Bling - Yellow.
Clear embossing powder
Versamark Distress ink

Lisa O

Lisa used
Distress Inks-Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire 
Stampendous Cling Mermaid
Artemio Swirls Stamps
Glossy Accents
Moonglow Emerald Green Glitz Sprtitz
Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Sapphire Embossing Powder

Please link to your project post rather than your main blog address. If unsure please check our challenge rules.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Make It For A Man Challenge - Winners!!

Our Make it for a Man challenge proved to be a real hit with you, there were so many fabulous entries (146!!!), each unique and they made it a hard decision but we've now whittled it down to our Top 5

The Top Prize of £10 to spend at The Stamp Man goes to.....

Julia (12)

Congratulations Julia, please contact me (Jill) to claim your prize

Closely following are the runners up

Heather A Hudson (14)
Inkypinkycraft (113)
Deb Neerman (146)
Cathy (74)

Please take your blinkies for your sidebars!

Thank you to everyone who entered and we hope that you will enter our current challenge which is Time/Travel that ends next Thursday, the details are in the post below.

Have a great weekend!

Jill and the team x

Friday, 15 June 2012

Time or Travel

Hi Everyone, Frankie here... Well what a lot of lovely entries for the last challenge and well done to all who joined in, especially the lucky winner of the prize. We on the DT love seeing your work and visiting your blogs.

So what do we have for your delectation this time?? Jill set up the lists a while ago, and what do you think she chose for me?? Time or Travel!! I wonder why?? Tee hee, she knows me too well, and I know that many of you also love these twin themes. So you can do either, or both, we leave it up to you and your creative muse!! Just get inky and join in. You never know, you could be the next one to win that wonderful £10 prize to spend on Jill's website.

All you have to do is create your piece and link that specific post on our linky thingie, below. The challenge will run from Friday 15th June until 11.00 pm on 28th June...Check our challenge rules, if you are unsure, or new, and most of all, check out my DT colleagues' blogs for specific details of how they created their pieces.. I think you will agree with me that they have made some very inspirational things again this time... So eyes down, look in and ENJOY!!
I used 
TH idea-ology
TH paper
TH car die
TH tickets and journalling tickets
TH distress inks
Artemio travel stamp set
7 Gypsies paper 

Brenda used -
Distress Markers - Faded Jeans, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Stormy Sky
Stamped images courtesy of the Stamp Man and Tim Holtz - Travel Labels


Sue used: 
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz - Vintage Market die
Tim Holtz stamps - Fabulous Flourishes, Curiosities, Things to Say
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Clock face & spinners

Angela used:
Distress inks - Walnut, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Broken China, old Paper, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick.
Tim Holtz stamps: Mini Classics, Winter sketchbook, Fairytale Frenzy and Urban Tapestry
Non-Sequitur stamp set - Across the Miles
Aspects of Design Stamp set - On Gossamer wings.
Stampendeous - Cling Dream Stamp
USArtquest Napkin Collage kit
Black Archival ink
Clear embossing powder

Kimx used -
Woodware stamp set FRCL158 - African Holiday
Distress inks - Broken China, Brushed Corderoy, Rusty Hinge
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Martha Stewart Punch
Black and Sepia Versafine ink pads
Clear Embossing powder
Background papers from stash

Lisa Sparkle
Lisa used:
Stampendous cling Frantage stamp- I love Paris
Woodware crafty edger and 1/2" ribbon punch
Background paper made with Starburst stains
Doodlebug rub on stitches
Woodware gold swirl clips
Coloured with Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey

Lisa O

Lisa used:
Distress Inks-Mustard Seed, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot
Moonglow Glitz Spritz-Emerald Green
Tim Holtz Stamps-I See Paris & Mini Classics
Various Ribbon scraps from own stash

Jill used:
Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp Set - Railway - (SSC1139)
Stud brads
Father wording from Woodware Stamps - Clear Magic - FRCL079 - Male Relatives
Stampendous enamels, glitters, tinsels and glass fragments.
Coffee Background
Woodware Blending Chalks (2887)

So there you are... as I said, my team mates have done a great job with this challenge, so now it's up to you. Get inky and have fun with time, travel or both!!
Love and light

Friday, 8 June 2012

Winners of Card for a Queen

There were some truly royal entries into the Card for a Queen challenge. So, let's get straight to it and announce the winner and the top 4 entries: 

Winner - Suzanne B

Congratulations Suzanne !  
Could you please email Jill at  and she will sort out your Voucher for you and be sure to take the Winner's Blinkie.

Now onto the top 4, in no particular order: 


Congratulations ladies ! Please help yourself to the Top 5 Blinkie on the side bar. 

Remember you still have time to enter the current challenge which is Make it for a Man

Hope you have a great week end.


Friday, 1 June 2012

Make It For A Man Challenge

Well, a challenge is a challenge and we certainly set one for you last time!!  Thank you to those that entered and we hope you find this fortnight's theme easier.

Our theme for the next fortnight is Make it for a Man, which may give some of you a head start on upcoming male birthdays or perhaps a Father's Day card.

If you are picked as the winner of the top prize, you will receive £10 to spend at our website

We are sad to announce that due to other commitments, Neil had to step down from the team.  We will miss you and your amazing work Neil but wish you all the best in your future ventures.

If you are attending any Jubilee celebrations, we hope you have a good time and certainly enjoy your long weekend's break whatever you are doing.

Jill used:

Brenda used -
Stampendous Shabby White and Aged Silver embossing enamels
Stamps - Aspects of Design - Nautical and Distressed Borders and Corners

Siobhan used
Stampers Anonymous Stamps : CMS 088 Purely Random
CMS 077 Life Adventure
CMS 064 Mini Ornates

Sue used:
Darkroom Door - Photography
Tim Holtz - Curiosities
Distress Markers - Broken China, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Tiny Mosaic
Distress Ink - Tea Dye, Walnut Stain

Kimx used
Clear embossing powder.
Stampendous Aged Silver embossing enamel

We hope you will join us for this challenge