Friday 29 July 2011

Challenge #28 - Show us some stitching

Welcome to another challenge here at The Stamp Man. This time it's my turn (Sue) to set the challenge. This is one of my favourite things to do and that is we want to see some Stitching on your project. This can be faux or real, as long as we can see it somewhere on your work.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Anything by T!m challenge, there were some fabulous entries, don't forget to check back here next Friday to see who the winner and the top 5 are.

The DT have made some fabulous projects to inspire you, please check out their blogs for more information, and remember the prize for this challenge is a £10 voucher to spend at The Stamp Man, so that's go to be worth getting a needle and thread out for !


Sue used:
Tim Holtz - Adverts
Tim Holtz - Stuff to Say
Tim Holtz - Tattered Flowers Sizzix die
Tim Holtz - Vintage Market Sizzlit die
Tim Holtz - Elegant Flourishes
Distress Inks - Stormy Sky; Faded Denim
Tim Holtz - Type Charm
Tim Holtz - Trinket Pin

Brenda used -

Angela Used:
White cotton Fabric
Red Twill
Red/white Ribbon
Red card
Scissor charm


Neil used
Hero Engraved flower
Copic markers
Blue ribbon


On this ATC I used
TH sewing room die
shrink plastic
distress inks - spiced marmalade, vintage photo shabby shutters
framie stamp

Janet used
Tim holtz bird cage die
Prima papers
brushed corderoy distress ink
Woodware punches
Sentiment from sale room

We hope you can join us for this challenge

Friday 22 July 2011

Winner and top 5 for the Alcohol Inks challenge

Hi Stamp Man entrants and friends. 
Thank you to everyone who entered the alcohol inks and optional sketch challenge. It wasn't the most favourite of challenges but those of you who submitted a project have made it very difficult for us to choose the top 5.
We have really enjoyed popping around to view all projects and unfortunately there can only be one overall winner and for this challenge it's

Number 24

What an amazing entry it was Lucy.
Please contact Jill at to claim your prize.

And now the follow up's who all made fabulous projects.

No 3 ----- EMMA

No 10 --- SHIRL

No 16 --- JANET

No 19 --- LAURA

Please grab a blinkie from the side bar and display it proudly, you deserve it.

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you're enjoying the 'Anything T!m' theme. I know we are enjoying seeing your entries so keep them coming.

Brenda and the Stamp Man Team xoxox

Friday 15 July 2011

Challenge # 27 - Anything by T!m!


Our next challenge is a theme that we're sure lots of you will LOVE!! Yes, it is Anything by T!m time again!!!

We know that lots of you have items designed by Tim Holtz, (if you aren't sure if you have T!m's stuff, visit HERE to check), if you have Distress Inks, Stains, Embossing Powders, Adirondack Paint Dabbers, his papers, stamps or Ideo-logy pieces then you are ready to go...

As usual, our design team have come up trumps with amazing projects to inspire you.

As I'm sort of the boss, (being Mrs Stamp Man), I'd like to take this opportunity, (grabbing it as it's my turn to host), of thanking our fantasticly talented design team, they really are awesome, aren't they? They are all such special people who have put so much effort into making these challenges a success.

Thank you teamies!!!
Thank you too for visiting us and for joining in with our challenges, we really do appreciate all the effort everyone puts in every fortnight to make our challenges so much fun and so special.

If you are new, please don't be shy, do join us as everyone is always very welcome and we also love visiting and seeing your work too.

OK, so now go roll up your sleeves and have fun creating......Anything by T!m:)

Jill used:

7- Gypsies stickers - in shop
Rock Candy

I used

Janet used

Angela used:
Recycled candy box and acetate scrap.
Tim Holtz Papillion stamps
Tim holtz Grungeboard flourishes
Tim Holtz Tattered florals Die

Please click on the Inlinkz button below to add your entry

Friday 8 July 2011

Challenge 25 Butterflies and Dragonflies winner and tops.

Hello all you wonderfully creative peeps.
Let me say it was truely amazing to look at all your wonderful entries for our Butterflies and Dragonflies challenge. We have really enjoyed popping around to view them all. There were so many lovely entries that it made this week super hard to narrow down our top 5 and boy was it close. A hearty thank you goes out to all those who entered you made this incredibly hard for us and unfortunately there can only be one overall winner for this challenge it's

Number 17

What an amazing entry it was.
Please contact Jill at to claim your prize.

And now the follow up's (a very difficult choice this week with so many wonderful entries!) in descending entry sequence for a change.

Please grab a blinkie from the side bar and display it proudly you deserve it.

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you're enjoying the Alcohol inks/Sketch theme. I know we are enjoying seeing your entries so keep them coming.

Angela and the Stamp Man Team.

Friday 1 July 2011

Challenge #26 Alcohol Inks and optional sketch

Welcome fellow crafters - Challenge 26 is under-way and for the next 2 weeks at The Stamp Man we are looking forward to seeing you use alcohol inks with an option of using the sketch shown below.

It's Brenda here and those of you who have visited my blog, will know I just love the Tim Holtz style. I have chosen this theme so that those of you who have experimented and used alcohol inks before can join in and we also hope this will be an opportunity for those of you who haven't used them to have a go and have some fun inky sessions. Jill has a wide range of inks and accessories HERE at her shop and further links can be found below with the Design Team contributions.

My teamies haven't had alot of time to get their pieces made as I have had computer problems and was late posting the deets for them - sorry guys.

So this is the sketch for you to use if you would like something to structure your work, remember it is optional, the layout is simple and you can turn it and interpret it in any way. I haven't added any embellishing I will leave that totally up to you. Just have fun and don't forget we have a prize of a £10 gift voucher for the Stamp Man shop up for grabs.

Now lets have a look at what the amazing team have come up with -

Lisa used:
Aspects of Design 06- Nature


Sue used:

Tim Holtz stamps - Papillon; Good Thoughts
Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Kraft Resist
Tim Holtz Sizzix die - Tattered Flowers
Alcohol inks - Terra Cotta; Butterscotch; Lettuce


Neil used
Stampers Anonymous Mini Muse
Alcohol ink - Juniper, caramel, purple twilight, sandal and gold metallic
Tim Holtz regal flourish embossing folder
Gloss card, copper sheeting, 3d foam pads and blue card


Janet used
Pink carnation and coffee archival ink, Tim Holtz stamps
Shrink plastic, buttons from sale room

Lisa O

Lisa used:
Alcohol inks-Lettuce and Stream
Aspects of Design-Butterfly Garden Stamps
Black Stazon
Distress Inks-Broken China and Faded Jeans
Papermania Butterfly Punch

Angela used:
Non Sequitur Across the miles(Script)
Perfect Pearls Heirloom gold
Butterfly charm(unknown)


I used
TH distress inks - walnut stain, vintage photo, rusty hinge,
Alcohol inks
TH stamp sets
TH sprockets, spinners etc
rosette die

See, aren't they just amazing? Such a versatile group of people who always produce stunning pieces of art to whet our appetities and to kick start our inspiration. Please go over and leave them some love and see what else they do.

I hope you feel ready to have a play with alcohol inks and we look forward to seeing your fabulous creations over the next fortnight.