Friday 27 January 2012

The Stamp Man 'Embellish It' Challenge

Hi everyone, it's Siobhan here. I am hosting for the first time since joining the Stamp Man DT a few months ago. This time the challenge is "Embellish It".

I don't know about you but I often spend as much time choosing the right embellishments, as I do making the rest of the project. The right embellishments can really give your project the wow factor. Whether its flowers or gems, buttons or brads, ribbon or lace, the choice is endless. And as I was always telling my customers, it's all in the detail!!

So we want you to design a project and then embellish it. As always there is a £10 voucher for the winner and the chance to proudly display the winner's blinkie in your sidebar. And to see the winner's in the last challenge "Use Red" remember to stop by on Friday February 3rd.

Here are our talented DT members with their take on the challenge to get your creative juices flowing.

In honour of my first time hosting a challenge I have used one of the very first stamps I ever bought from The Stamp Man. It's a beautiful design from Aspect of Design. I love all things botanical and this stamp caught my eye straight away.
I used :
Spellbinders - Fleur de Lis Squares and Foliage
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tattered Florals

Lisa used:
Clear Embossing Powder


Sue used:
Tim Holtz stamps:- Reflections;Adverts;French Marketplace;Odds & Ends
Darkroom Door:- Love Birds
Stampendous:- Rose Corset
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:- Victoria
Distress Inks:- Victorian Velvet; Tattered Rose
Tim Holtz:- Tattered Flowers die
Ranger White Paint Dabber


Angela used:
Mixed beads(Stamp Man sale)
Pearl/gem topped stick pins(Stamp Man)

Caroline used:
Chinese Coin - The Stamp Man Embellishment Kit
Vellum Pack 12 x 12 - Bright Colours
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Aged Mahogany
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain
VersaMark - Watermark Ink Pad
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear
Card stock - black, creme
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Chinese Thank You (CG121)
Black organza ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Postage Stamps (S4-348)

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:

Friday 20 January 2012

Winner announcement of The Stamp Man 3rd Annual Awards

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our 3rd annual awards.  It was great to see your work and we hope you enjoyed looking back on your crafting year.

The winners have now been randomly chosen...

The top prize of £30 of Stamp Man Gift Vouchers goes to...

The runners up who will receive Hero Arts clear stamp sets are...

Please email me with your addresses ladies and we'll get the prizes in the post to you!

We've a year full of challenge themes already planned and we hope you will join us again.  Keep an eye on the future themes listing on the sidebar where we will give you good notice of dates and themes.

Thanks again for entering our annual awards!


Friday 13 January 2012

Use RED!

Good Afternoon and welcome back to another challenge at The Stampman! Its my turn to host (Vix) and I have chosen the theme Red. My rules are quite straight forward, so long as it has RED on it either a little or preferably a lot thats fine :)

We have a £10 voucher to use at The Stampman up for grabs who stocks a myriad of crafty items; stamps, inks and hundreds of scrummy accessories which you can see many products used by the team below.

We'll be announcing the winners of our last challenge (The Stampman awards) next friday so dont forget to pop back to check if you've won!

So without further ado its over to the team and their creations to inspire!

Angela used:
Every Woman Is A Star - Plate 82 - Non-Sequitur
Gold Pen
Black Pen
Gold Mesh Paper from The Stam p Man
Red and White card
Misc Fiber


Caroline used;
Prima Paper Stack 6x6 - Botanical
Card stock - Creme, Red and Kraft
Non-Sequitur Plate 43C - Across The Miles
Aspects Of Designs - 62-Artistic Ele ments
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations - On The Edge Die - Scrollwork (656624)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonglow Embossing Powder - Terracotta Plum
Self Adhesive Pearls - Red
Woodware Daisy Punch Set


Sue used:
Tim Holtz Stamps - Reindeer Flight; Stuff to Say; Good Thoughts
Distress Inks - Tea Dye; Vintage Photo; Walnut Stain
Distress Stains - Fired Brick
Grunge Paper


Michelle used

Aspects of Design Rose Corner Large (Unmounted)
Aspects of design Love Letters
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Aged Mahogany
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Barn Door
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo


Neil used
Stampers Anonymous -
Mini Muse CMS063
Creative Muse - CMS046
Steampunk - CMS107
Sizzix Alterations - Hanging sign die
Distress stain - Fired Brick
Distress ink - Black soot and Spun Sugar
Glossy card, brown card, white card

Siobhan used 
CMS 106 Papillon
CMS 064 Mini Ornates
Distress Inks
Sizzix Alterations Die - Tattered Florals

Friday 6 January 2012

Techniques winners !

Happy New Year !

This is the first post into the New Year and I'm so pleased that it's to announce the winners of the Techniques challenge. It was fabulous to see everyone having a go at something new.

So, without further ado, here are the winners that the team have chosen:

Winner - no.20 - Jayne

and the other top 4 places.........

no.11 - Deonna B
no.16 - Hazel
no.19 - Shirley C
no.21 - Cathy

Congratulations to Jayne, please contact Jill at to claim your prize, and everyone help yourself to a blinkie from the sidebar to display on your blog.

Remember, there's still time to join in with the 3rd Annual Awards with the top prize of £30 to spend in The Stamp Man store and 4 runner up prizes. You don't even have to make anything new, just share your favourite/best project from 2011 and display the awards blinkie on your sidebar.

Hope you are all having a good week.

Sue & The Stamp Man team