Monday 31 January 2011

Winner of Challenge 14 - Distress

Good morning everyone.

It's Brenda here and I am so pleased to be able to announce the winners of my 'Distress' challenge.

We had 169 fabulous entries so it was really difficult to choose a winner and top 5. But here they are - - - - - - -

The top prize of £10 of Stamp Man Gift Vouchers goes to

Please can you contact Jill at to claim your prize.

The other four who make up the Top 5 are ----
26 Linda Peo - Fun 2 B Mimi
63  Susan - Killam Creative
148 Maddy - Mad Imaginations

Well done ladies!  Please all of you take your blinkies from the sidebar:)

Thank you all for entering and supporting our challenges.
I hope everyone is getting an oriental card done to enter Sarah's challenge which is open until the 9.00 pm on the 10th February.
Have a fab crafty week and do go take a look at the Stamp Man on-line shop to see what is currently in stock.
luv and hugs {brenda} and the Design Team xoxox

Friday 28 January 2011

Challenge # 15 Oriental

Thanks so much to the many, many people who joined us for our 'distress' challenge. This time we're going all 'oriental', a theme the talented design team have interpreted in some beautiful ways.

This week we also welcome a brand new team member! Lisa O enjoys scrapbooking and photography as well as gardening and can be found in her Craft Garden regularly :)  Her debut project is just stunning:

Lisa used:


Janet used:
Red archival ink
Oriental word peel offs - sale room


Frankie used:

Jill used
Paper and Tassle from the Oriental Card Making Kit
USArtQuest Great tape
USArtQuest Medium Mica Tile
USArtQuest Mica D'Lites and Mica Flakes
Fan charm from the shop


Sarah used:
Starburst Stains in shades of red and gold
Oriental patterned paper
dragonfly charm

Lisa (Sparkle)

Lisa used:
Scrunch technique with Icicle Creek Starburst stains
Non Sequitur Springtime in the Orient stamps
Embellishments from Oriental card making kit

Have fun going all oriental over the next two weeks and leave some love on the DT blogs when you bob over to see how they made their wonderful creations. You have until 9.00 pm on the 10th February to link your project below. The winner receives a £10 gift voucher to spend at The Stampman.  We have an 'oriental kit' available for only £7.50 over at The StampMan shop if you fancy playing around with some papers and embellishments, or check out our oriental section for stamps available in this theme. Our next challenge, starting 11th February, the month of love, is 'hearts' with the gorgeous Lisa Sparkle.

We are looking forward to visiting you to see what you have made.

From Sarah and the Design Team

Please click on the inlinkz link below to add your entry.

Friday 14 January 2011

Challenge # 14 - Distress

Happy New Year to all our lovely readers and challenge entrants, we hope you have had a good start to 2011 and that you have a wonderful year ahead.

Woo hoo it's Friday and another Stamp Man Challenge and this week it is me, Brenda, who is organising the challenge for you for the first time.

Thankyou to everyone who took part in our blog hop, challenge and award event for the last fortnight. You have really come up trumps with all the fabulous things we have been seeing from all around the world.

I couldn't be more excited to ask you to show us your projects this time that have been DisTresSed in some way. Just have a look at the amazing DT eye candy to see how versatile this theme is. Link your creation below so that we can come and see what you have been making and please link back to us from your blog post.

I have used -
Tim Holtz stamps - Weathered Textiles, Mini Classics, Shabby French
Alcohol Inks - Cranberry and Gold
USArtQuest  - Mica Tiles
Tim Holtz dies Elegant Flourishes and Heart Wings  (Grab some of these at reduced prices now)

Lisa used:

Janet used
Cuttlebug cogs and wheels embossing folder
Distressing tool

Debbie used


Frankie made a mini album and used such things as
Tim Holtz grunge paper
Claudine Helmuth sticky back canvas
Tim Holtz idea-ology various charms etc
Tim Holtz dies e.g. tag and bookplate
Tim Holtz key etc
Starburst stains - various

Sarah created a double page spread in her journal, adding
some tiny snippets of artwork in clear plastic coin pockets.
She used:
Acrylic paint in blues and browns
Distress Inks in blues and browns
Distress Ink ReInker - Weathered Wood
Tim Holtz - cling mounted set - Mini Muse CMS 063
Tim Holtz tissue tape


I can tell you that the lovely Sarah is hosting the next challenge on the 28th January and her theme will be 'Oriental', so whilst you are distressing away, be thinking of your next project with us and don't forget the winner receives a £10 voucher to spend at the Stamp Man shop, so what are you waiting for? Happy crafting, have fun and we hope to see you linked below before 12.00 pm on the 27th January.

Have fun with distress techniques over the next two weeks and leave some love on the DT blogs. You have until 9.00 pm on the 27th January to link your project below.

We are looking forward to visiting you to see what you have made.

From Brenda and the Design Team