Friday 30 September 2011

Monochrome Winner

Thank you so much for all your wonderful Monochrome entries. We were really blown away by the standard of the entries, which made the job of picking our Winner a really difficult one.

After much debate we finally chose.............

No 35-Deonna

We all loved the Steampunk look you created Deonna.

Please contact Jill at to claim your prize.

Our runners up in numerical order are:

No 28-Inkpinky Crafts

No 38-3s

No 53-Emma Lou

No 57-Esther

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Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us and don't forget our challenge this time. We have been enjoying seeing all your Pear/Pair creations so far and there's still plenty of time to enter.

Happy Crafting.

Friday 23 September 2011

A Perfect Pear

Hello and welcome to our fortnightly challenge - Janet here taking your through this weeks theme. Before we go any further I would like to introduce you to a new team member - The enormously talented Siobhan at Recovering Stampaholic. We have all long admired her work so are thrilled she accepted The Stamp Mans offer to join the team. A huge welcome Siobhan xx

Siobhan joins us on my challenge week where I have chosen Pears or pairs as my theme. I did a little research on the symbolism of pears and found that they mean different things in different countries/ cultures. I had initially thought the pear represented friendship however none of my research backed this up!

So just because I can here is a few "pear" thoughts from around the world

In China its the symbol of Longevity, justice, purity and wisdom

Korean legends have the pear as a symbol of bestowing fertility, good fortune in exams and wisdom. In Christianity it represents Christs love of mankind and in many other parts of the world it represents the human heart which of course is a similar shape. In the world of artists the pear may represent the female form - again because of its shape.

So as The Stampman stocks a number of pear stamps - singularly and groups stamps it seemed like the pear-fect challenge - groan groan. So any pear is welcome Pear the fruit or a pair of anything hope you have fun - the team certainly did - here is some inspiration to get your pear/pair juice flowing LOL.

Janet used

Brenda used -

Angela used:
Tim Holtz Winter Sketchbook stamp set(tree)

Thanks so much team - gorgeous samples. Here is the inlinkz so you can share your pears/ pairs with us.
Happy crafting x

Friday 16 September 2011

Travel Challenge Winners

We did not have so many entries for this Travel challenge, as I suspect many of you were actually travelling!! But those we did have were of a very high standard, and once again, it was very hard to choose... Thanks to all who entered and we really enjoyed looking at your work. However, we can only choose one outright winner and without more ado here she is

10 - Siobhan

What a fabulous entry it was, Siobhan... I bet your son loved that lovely box for his coins... 

Please contact Jill at to claim your prize

So who were the great runners up this time?? Well, here they are, in numerical order

4 - Paula
11 - Blackdragon
30 - Jolanda
36 - Annette Win

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Finally, thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you're enjoying the monochrome + one theme. I know we are enjoying visiting your blogs and seeing your entries, so keep them coming.

Love and light and keep crafting
Frankie and the Stampman Design Team

Friday 9 September 2011

Challenge #31 - Monochrome and one other colour

Welcome to another challenge here at The Stampman. It's Lisa O here back from my hols and raring to go and I have to say I, along with the rest of the Design Team, have had a lovely time browsing through all your wonderful Travel entries. Don't forget to check back here next Friday 16th for the Winner's and Runners Up Post.

Now onto this challenge and we would like to see your monochrome projects. Not just Black and White but white and one other colour you love to use.

The Design Team have come up with some stunning projects as always so don't forget to pop over to their blogs for a more detailed look.

Lisa used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels dieNon Sequitur Stamps
Perfect Pearls
Memento Black Ink
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Velvet Ribbon


Sue used:
Aspects of Design - Classical Instruments
Distress Stains - Wild Honey
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Tim Holtz - Mini flourish

Brenda used -
Sakura glaze pen in green
Stickles - lime green

Neil used
White and green card, small green gems.
Harlequin mask

Frankie used
black archival ink pad
Viva Inca Gold in hemetite and purple
assorted stamps
face moulds

Angela used:

Janet used
Hero Arts flowers and sentiments

Don't forget our prize is a £10 voucher to spend at The Stampman so what are you waiting for.

Sunday 4 September 2011

Summer Colours - Winners!

Apologies for the delay announcing the winners of the Summer Colours challenge. WOW, you certainly liked the theme, we had so many entries and it was great to see so many bright colours. 

 As usual it was hard to pick winners and I ended up with a short list and strangely ended up with 2 of the cards being summer sunsets, the colours were so vibrant and warm and certainly fit the challenge theme.

So, without any further ado the winner of the £10 Stamp Man voucher is :

No. 125 Joanna
with the bright summery colours used for her bubble gum shaped card

Congratulations !

Please contact me at to claim your prize.

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

109 Denise
130 Tammie E
139 Annette
141 Ann C

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Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you're enjoying the current 'Travel' theme.

You have until 9pm next Thursday evening to join us. The details are in the post below.

Thank you again for entering our challenges

Jill x