Sunday 30 October 2011

Winners of the Circle It challenge!

Wow, what a difficult task this has been, we had some fabulous entries for the Circle It challenge! What a talented bunch you all are. We have to have a winner though, so, drum roll please.....................

Congratulations to Chris Richards who is the winner of the Stamp Man voucher.

Please contact Jill at to claim your prize.

Our 4 runners up in no particular order are:

66. Myra
33. Carol
44. Joan

Well done everyone, please grab the blinkie and wear it on your blog with pride!!!

Don't forget you can still join in with our Night time challenge- all the details and inspiration from the DT are here!

Friday 21 October 2011

Night Time Challenge

Hi Everyone

Thanks for your fabulous entries in the last challenge, the quality of your work just gets better and better. This weeks challenge is very apt at the moment as the nights get longer and a definite chill creeps over the land.
In many cultures there are celebrations happening which mark the passing of summer and most of them focus on the night, It's a wonderful time of year to see the night sky in all it's glory.
So this weeks theme is Night Time

and here are the wonderful designs created by the DT


Michelle Used

03 - Botanical
Cluster of 3 Dragonflies (Unmounted)

Oriental Love Letters - Plate 40 - Non-Sequitur
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Ch
ipped Sapphire

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot
Versamark Watermark Pad
Versafine - Onyx Black

Silver and Kaleidoscope embossing powders


Brenda used -

Siobhan has used:

Neil has used
Distress inks - Stormy Sky and Black Soot
Clear embossing powder and versamark clear ink
Small gems
Perfect Pearls - Blue Patina

Angela used:
Gloss paper


Sue used:
Adirondack ink - Denim; Stonewashed
Tim Holtz sizzlit die - Autumn Gathering
Tim Holtz Stamps - Reindeer Flight ; Mini Holidays

Vix used: Stampendous CRR131 Crowscape
Distress ink - Barn door & Pine needles

Jill used

Thank you for visiting and we hope you will join us for this challenge, have fun!

Friday 14 October 2011

Winners of a perfect Pear/Pair

What a fabulous challenge this was with such variety. We really enjoyed checking out all your entries. As always picking winners was very very hard but with much deliberating I can announce the winner of The Stamp Man Voucher is
Lucy No 39
Gorgeous box Lucy - we loved it!
Please contact Jill at to claim your prize

and our 4 runners up in no particular order are

Lorraine no 32
Ellie No 4
Janet No 16

utterly stunning ladies!

Well done folks please grab the blinkie and display on your blog with pride.
Still lots of time for the circle challenge so scroll down and check out the samples from the DesignTeam
Happy Crafting!

Friday 7 October 2011

New it!

Hello, hello, hellooooooo! Lisa Sparkle here with this fortnight's challenge! Firstly I have to say thank you for all of your gorgeous pears and pairs, you are a talented bunch. We'll be back next week to announce the winner.

We have another new design team member to announce, Caroline of Craft Mix
Caroline creates beautiful work, she mainly enjoys altering things. Do pop over to her blog and have a browse at her gorgeous work, you'll see her first design team piece below.

So, you'll be wanting to know the new challenge theme then.....well it's circles. Show us some circles on your projects. Don't forget that it doesn't have to be a card, we love to see lots of interesting projects, and you can enter more than once as long as your entries are different types of projects.

As ever, there's a £10 voucher to spend at up for grabs for our winner!

Now, how's about some fabulous inspiration from our fabulous Design Team?

Lisa Sparkle

I used:
Aspects of Design circles stamps
Moonglow embossing powders


Sue used:
Tim Holtz - Papillon
The Stamp Man - Skeleton leaf stamp
The Stamp Man - Scallop Butterfly stamp
Nestabilities - Scallop Circles
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade; Peeled Paint; Barn Door

Michelle Used

Hero Arts - Blossom Art
Adirondak Ink - Pesto
Adirondak Ink- Watermelon
Adirondak Ink - Sail Boat Blue
Woodware circle punches
Mixed Beads

Angela used:
Petite Scalloped Circles Blank
Petite Scalloped Circles Large Butterfly
Aspects of Design Lace 1
Med Rose Corner
Distress inks : Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint
Adhesive Rhinestone strips
Brilliance Archival ink
Lace and Ribbon

Caroline used:
Non Sequitur 78C Shrines and Icons
Ranger paintdabber - black
Black card stock
Tim Holtz Embossing Folders
Black Ribbon
Rub n Buff - gold
All materials from The Stamp Man

Lisa O

Lisa used:
Aspects of Design Starburst Fairies Stamps
Distress Inks-Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Mica Powders
Silver Embossing Powder
Diamond Stickles


Siobhan used
Tim Holtz Alteration Die "Reindeer Flight"
Spellbinder Nestabilities - Circles and Lacey Circles
Spellbinder Snowflakes
White and blue glitter card
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Brushed Corduroy
Stampendous embossing powder - clear and white

Neil used 
Aspects of Design Circle stamps
Tim Holtz Mini Muse stamps
Retro circles embossing folder
Tim Holtz Rosette die
Zutter Bind it all.
Distress ink in Tea Dye and Peeled paint

Brenda used -
Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint and Black Soot
Whispers colouring pens pinks and purples and Aquamarkers Bamboo
Archival black
Aspects of Design antique effect background stamp from The Stamp Man
Tim Holtz Papillon and Mini Classic stamps
Clear embossing powder and versamark
Kraft card and white card
Spellbinders Lacey Circles

All materials used in the design team's work are available at The Stamp Man. We have a new website going live this weekend, so please bear with us if it isn't live when you first visit, it will be coming very soon!
We hope you can join us for this challenge