Friday, 31 August 2012

Top 5 from Precious metals challenge

Wow again! This was once again a really tough choice to pick the top 5. There were so many favorites, but unfortunately there can be only 5.  So without further ado we finally have it narrowed down. 
And the winner of the £10 voucher is:

And now to the rest of the top 5 

Very well done to all the winners! And a Huge thanks to all who entered. 
They were all fabulous and really gave a tough choice of choosing!
Paula, if you could e-mail your details to Jill at The Stamp Man to receive your voucher.  
Please take your blinkies ladies and display them proudly.

There is still a week left to enter our current challenge "Alter it". You can find it here.

Have a Great week!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Alter It

Our Precious Medals/Metals - Olympics - Gold/Silver/Bronze challenge has now ended, it was great to hear how much you enjoyed that one and we loved what you all made!  It's going to be another hard to judge challenge.

Our next challenge for the coming fortnight is Alter It.

The challenge is for you to alter something making it different from it's original appearance.  Our Design Team have excelled themselves again and offer great inspiration for you to get your ideas flowing.

You can alter a plain box, picture frame, book, bottle, tin, notebook cover, or any other item that inspires you to change it!!

Here is the team's awesome inspiration...


Brenda used -
Dictionary text
Gold mirri board
Sizzix swirly strip die


Kimx used
Wooden picture Frame
Memory Box Swirly Tree
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches
Aluminium Tape
Woodware Clear Magic JGS273 Wheat
Woodware FRS212 Alphabet Background
Hobby Art clear set Friends Sentiments
Alcohol Inks - Denim, Meadow, Stonewash and Pearl
Distress Inkpads - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded Jeans
Black Versafine
Clear Embossing Powder
Spritzing Bottle filled with water


Sue used:
Empty Tea Tin
Alcohol inks - Terracotta; Lettuce; Stream
Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals die; Hardware die; Wordplay die
Distress Inks - Spiced Marigold; Rusty Hinge; Shabby Shutters; Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz stamps - Mixed Media; Fairytale Frenzy


Caroline used ;
Plain wood - Door hanger, Stampendous Cling - Steampunk Owl
Darkroom Door - French Script, Lost Coast Designs - Spiderwebs
Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers  - Mini Bat and Skull
Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black and Coffee, 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Ink - Van Dijk Walnut Sepia
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Eggplant, Glossy paper - White
Uni-Ball Signo - Gold, Guinea feather, Computer printed image, 
Recycled - Handmade natural paper


Siobhan used
Stampendous Stamps :
CRR152 Raven Background
CRR131 Crowscape
CRR133 Castle Gate
Stampers Anonymous stamps
Distress Inks 
Hero Arts Clock Face stamp
Spellbinder Corners
Tim Holtz Ideology :
Philosophy Tags , Watch Face and Spinners
Gold embossing powder

Friday, 17 August 2012

Anything Goes "Celebrations" winners.

Wow! So many wonderful Celebration entries it was so very hard to choose.  So with a bit of help from our DT members we finally have our top 5.
And the winner of the £10 voucher is:

And now to the rest of the top 5 

Very well done to all the winners! And a great big thanks to all who entered. 
They were all fabulous!
Meggymay, if you could e-mail your details to Jill at The Stamp Man to receive your voucher. 

There is still a week left to enter our current challenge "Precious Metals/Medals challenge". You can find it here

Have a Great week!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Precious Medals/Metals - Olympics - Gold/Silver/Bronze

Hello all, Angela here. So have you been watching the Olympics? I always love watching the Gymnastics and swimming. How about you? With the Olympics wrapping up in London we thought this challenge would tie in nicely. Our theme this fortnight is going to be "Precious Metals"  as in Gold, Silver, Bronze etc just like those wonderful medals all the Olympians have been winning. 
Any project as long as it includes some type of metal touch. How easy is that right! 
Now before I head off and bring out some inspiration from the design team we have some exciting news to share. 

We are excited to announce that we have 2 new team members on our design team.  Zoe Sanderson and Tony Robson.  They both have different styles as you will see when you visit their blogs and we are looking forward to working with them both. Please do stop by and give them a big welcome shout. 

And now some inspiration from the team:

Angela used:
Black Archival ink

Brenda used -
Mixed papers for pages and front cover
Bind It All
Sizzix dies - Ornate frame back #3, phrase inspire
Chocolate acrylic paint, inka gold
Cracked embossing folder
A selection of masks


Zoe used

Siobhan used :
Tim Holtz stamps from the following plates :
CMS061  Urban Tapestry
CMS064  Mini Ornates
CMS063  Mini Muse
Hero Arts Stamp S5449  Fabulous Flourish
Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Umbrella Man
Stampendous Pirate Gold embossing powder
Aluminium Tape - from hardware store

Tony used;
Frantage glitters in gold halo and bronze
[own silver glitter]
Stampendous stamp LONDON CRW074-R
Tim Holtz sewing room die, tattered banners strip die and wordplay die
pumice stone distress ink
Ranger sticky backed canvas
sizzix texture plate
promarkers ruby and blue
archival inks vermillion, cobalt and black

Kim used

Hero Arts CG288 Leaf Clusters
Distress inks - Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky and Scattered Straw
Woodware JGCL 560 Just to Say
Woodware Dotty Ribbon
Gold Nailheads
Circular Nestabilities
Embossing Powder - Gold, Silver, Copper and clear
Black Versafine
Fine Black Micon Pen
Background Paper from stash


 Sue used:
Tim Holtz stamps - Odds & Ends; French Marketplace; Haberdashery; Fabulous Flourishes
Tim Holtz die -  Elegant Flourishes
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Worn lipstick, Seedless Preserves
Ranger - Metal foil 
 Embossing Folder - Victoria 
Perfect Pearls Mist - Biscotti

Now it's your turn to link up your "precious Metals" project. We cannot wait to see them.  As always one winner will get a £10 voucher for the Stamp Man online store. 



Friday, 3 August 2012

Anything Goes - Summer Colours

Well I certainly had my work cut out to chose a winner from so many fabulous entries to this challenge!! It was lovely to see so many lovely bright and happy colours. With a bit of help from our DT members, I eventually picked my top 5.
And the winner of the £10 voucher is:

I love resist techniques so this sample caught my eye straight away. I also love the stamp Sylvia used for her stunning card, it worked so well with the Distress Ink resist!!

And now to the rest of the top 5 :

So well done to all the winners!! Thanks to everyone who entered. The standard was very high and as I already said it was not easy trying to narrow it down to just 5.
Sylvia, if you could e-mail your details to Jill at The Stamp Man to receive your voucher. Enjoy!!

There is still a week left to enter our current challenge "Anything Goes - Celebrations". And we have a new challenge for you next Friday.