Friday, 11 December 2015

Craft Stamper Challenge Reminder - December 2015 - Share the Season

Hi everyone,

Today is reminder day over on the Craft Stamper challenge, we have a fab sponsor and some great prizes and guest DT spots to be won.

Our sponsor this month is:


Polkadoodles is an amazing online store, carrying everything you could wish for to create some wonderful art. From markers and paper, through to digi images and wonderful stamps, you could shop until you drop! Which is good, because the prize on offer for our randomly chosen winner this month is...

a £25 voucher to spend in the shop!

How fabulous is that!
 Our randomly drawn winner will be one lucky person! 

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 


It's all about sharing the season, so we want to see your seasonal designs, winter, christmas, frosty, you name it.  It doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything from a canvas to a box, a jewellery item to a home decor item.

My inspiration for you is a christmas card with the lovely 'Baby Aloysious' stamp from Indigoblu.


I used distress inks to create the background in salty ocean, and used a baby wipe to smoosh the ink.  I stamped the border with bauble flourish.  Aloysious is stamped onto a seperate piece of card, and distressed with vintage photo.  Merry christmas was also cut out separately and layered, and distressed.  The flower is from summer lovin, and coloured with promarkers.  I added distress sparkles in gold to the border, and framed it on co-ordinating layers.

So hop across to the Craft Stamper Blog, and check out the Design Team's fabulous inspiration, then scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter, it couldn't be simpler!

Have fun and good luck,

Nikki K.
xx






Friday, 6 November 2015

Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge - November - Take a Stamp

Hi everyone,

Today is the start of a new 'Take it, Make it' Challenge over at Craft Stamper, and the theme this month is 'Take A Stamp'.  This means you can enter ANY stamped creation you have made recently, be it a card, artwork, mixed media, anything.

I have taken an mdf bauble, which I painted in Indigoblu's Gee Sso Good black Gesso.  This is then left until completely dry, or flake can stick to it.  You can also use the black as chalk board paint, just make sure you do a few layers first.

I have then stamped Splattered Heart in Flitterglu, and used Chocolate Box Megaflake.  I stamped Dinkie Butterfly splat the same, but onto a piece of black stamping card, and flaked again.  I cut the centre's only out, cutting round the butterfly leaving a small flake border.  These were adhered with silicone glue.

All it needs is a pretty ribbon and you have a handmade bauble.  You can decorate the other side too, the same or different, so that when it turns on the tree you can see both sides.  Or you can add the date you made it, so you can keep it for years and always know.




Our sponsor this month is Magenta Stamps.



So head across to the TIMI challenge, check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and then join us and enter your creations.  Don't forget to check out the guidelines, and most of all, enjoy!

Have a good week,

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xx


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Indigoblu Challenge Reminder - October - Time Flies

Morning all,

Today is reminder day for the Indigoblu Challenge, and this month the theme is 'Time Flies'.  I am sharing with you some of my previous makes for Indigoblu, that fit the theme, and give you some idea.  I love watches and cogs and clocks, so I have plenty of makes to choose from, but these are a few of my favourite. 

My first make is using the 'Time Flies' stamp set from Indigoblu, and is stamped with distress ink and coloured with distress ink, in first and second gen stamping all over, and in sections on the background.  It's then added to with some black stamping and layering of the card, and the sentiment.


My second piece for you is my favourite ever, I wear this all the time.  It's an Indigoblu fob watch bezel, with 6 or seven layer's of resin, containing cogs, stamping, music sheet, (yes, look closely), bits of megaflake, and embellishments.  The wings are created using the Script stamp, onto tissue paper, and glued to wire armature's.  It's then coated in several coats of resin to harden them.  Inside the fob watch, the word eccentric pops up, this was from the Sarah's Choice stamp set.




And my third piece is again distress ink and white embossing, using Music Sheet stamp set and Time Flies.  I used Vintage photo distress ink in varying levels all over the card, and stamped and embossed everything in white as a contrast.  Some embellishments are added and it's all layered up.


I hope this gives you a little inspiration for our Challenge, and you can see the ladie's inspiration HERE too.  

We would love to see your entries this month, please join us HERE.
All we need is that you use Indigoblu stamps in your design.

Good luck!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx


Friday, 9 October 2015

Craft Stamper October Challenge Reminder - Take a technique

Morning everyone,

It's reminder time at Craft Stamper again, in the Take it Make it Challenge.  This month the theme is 'Take a Technique, and comes from the new strapline of the magazine, Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper.  And of course.. stamp!  

So take any of the above techniques (or all of them), include stamping somewhere on your piece, and enter the challenge!

We have two prizes on offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for October is

Calico Craft Parts

www.calicocraftparts.co.uk



Calico Craft Parts create and stock an incredible array of MDF and greyboard laser cut shapes, soooo many to choose from, and such wonderful quality. From cogs and spiderwebs through to shadow boxes and ATB (Artist Trading Block) kits, there really is something for everyone!

 The prize this month is this wonderful selection of goodies:


We have: 
Top row left to right: 3" plain ATB cube kit, mini cogs style 1, geometric cut out ATC blank.
Middle row left to right: Mini fancy shapes 1 wood plaques, 2" square aperture ATB cube kit, mini crowns style 3.
Bottom row left to right: Fleur De Lis frame ATC blank, Mini butterflies style 3, Fancy cut out frame ATC blank.

Wow! Fabulous prize!
 Our randomly drawn winner will be one lucky person! 


Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 



This is my inspiration piece, a small canvas painted with studio acrylics, in bright pinks, yellow's, blue and white, accented in black.  There is a Tim Holtz rub on on there, Indigoblu sentiment stamps and the little question/exclamation mark, and my favourite stampotique girl.  I've edged the circles in fine liner pen, and drawn the border.  The large circle marks were added with a lid dipped in paint, and I've used an old credit card for the lines.  She is grounded on an old book page, and the flower stamp was from a magazine, stamped three times and cut out.


I had great fun making this, and I love the sentiment - it's very true you know!  

So we hope to see you at the Craft Stamper Blog, we'd love to see your entries to the TIMI challenge.

Good luck and best wishes,

Nikki
xx



Friday, 2 October 2015

Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge October - Take a Technique

Hi everyone,

It's the start of a new challenge over on the Craft Stamper Take it Make it blog.  This is what we need from you, and what you can win.



October Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 
Use one or more of the following processes in your art: 
Ink Stitch Paint Collage Print Paper
(and include stamping somewhere!)

 Show us how unique you can be, create anything your imagination cares to dream up! Share your cards, journal pages, layouts, 3D assemblage or whatever else takes your fancy. Your project can be any theme, any colour you want... as long as you've stamped somewhere, and used one or more of the processes listed above, then you're good to go!


We have two prizes on offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for October is

Calico Craft Parts

www.calicocraftparts.co.uk



Calico Craft Parts create and stock an incredible array of MDF and greyboard laser cut shapes, soooo many to choose from, and such wonderful quality. From cogs and spiderwebs through to shadow boxes and ATB (Artist Trading Block) kits, there really is something for everyone!

 The prize this month is this wonderful selection of goodies:



We have: 
Top row left to right: 3" plain ATB cube kit, mini cogs style 1, geometric cut out ATC blank.
Middle row left to right: Mini fancy shapes 1 wood plaques, 2" square aperture ATB cube kit, mini crowns style 3.
Bottom row left to right: Fleur De Lis frame ATC blank, Mini butterflies style 3, Fancy cut out frame ATC blank.

Wow! Fabulous prize!
 Our randomly drawn winner will be one lucky person! 


Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favourite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, (with a 2 page spread of their very own!), they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post! 

I hope the prizes have given you all an incentive to win...... and how about some eye candy from the DT to give you some beautifully stamped  inspiration! As there are ATB cube kits in the prize, the DT thought they would share some ATB projects with everyone! The cubes used are the exact ones featured in the prize bundle.

*** Remember though, you can enter ANY KIND of project for this challenge! ***


So here is my inspiration piece, I absolutely love these ATB's, they glued together perfectly, and covered well.  You can paint them or paper them, ink them or texture them.  It's up to you.  Mine seemed to lend itself to a Christmas theme, although I might be a little early!

Firstly I used Flitterglu to glue my cube together.  It's not just good for flake you know!  As it's very tacky, it grabs well and holds strongly on mdf or ply etc.  Once glued, I covered all the sides in BoBunny papers from my stash, it's the gold and silver collection christmas papers, I loved the spotty but distressed look.  

Over this, I stamped Indigoblu's Limor Webber Ink Splats, in Stazon Spiced Chai, in 2nd gen stamping, and then some 1st gen.  If you are new to stamping, 1st gen (generation) is taking your stamp straight to paper after inking, but 2nd gen is stamping once on scrap, then taking it to your paper, to get a muted result.

I then stamped Indigoblu's brand new Christmas Icons, onto one of the patterned papers, again with stazon.  They were cut out and edged in ink, and layered onto the cube sides.

I used some lovely embellishments in scrabble letter style, for the Merry, and used Stazon's new Studio Glaze,  in Neon Amplify (it's white but heat it and it puffs up like snow!)  This was added to the letters and the edge of my cube, and the cube was distressed all round with Vintage photo distress ink to add to the aged effect.

Some lovely little feet were added, and my ATB was complete.



Hope you like it! 

Join us at Craft Stamper for some awesome inspiration, and remember you can enter any project into the challenge, as long as it fits the theme and has stamping on it somewhere.  It doesn't have to be an ATB, our  inspiration is just to show you what you can do with the fab prizes this month.

Good luck and best wishes,

Nikki
xxx

Friday, 11 September 2015

Craft Stamper September TIMI Reminder - Take a stamp

Good morning, hope today finds you well.  It's Craft Stamper TIMI challenge reminder time, over on the blog we have some more inspiration for you, and this month's theme is an easy one - take a stamp!  

We would love to see your stamped creations, you can check out the rules here, there aren't too many, I promise!

Our sponsor this month is:
The Prize: Stamp Plate The Birds and The Blooms (pic below) PLUS two stencils!
STAMPlorations have also been incredibly generous and have supplied a coupon code for Craft Stamper challenge players to take advantage of free shipping from the store! The code is: CSTAKEITMAKEIT and is good for free shipping on orders over $20 (£12.90). The coupon will work all through September, and can be combined with any other STAMPlorations coupon.


My inspiration is using Indigoblu's brand new 'Clearly' stamp set, Triple Bauble.  These are excellent quality clear polymer stamps, designed by Lauren White for Indigoblu.  As you can see it's billed as a christmas stamp, but so versatile - lollipops or balloons I see!  


It's a two part stamp, you stamp the plain outline of the bauble in ink, and then colour it as you wish, and then stamp the second scribbly outline, in flitterglu, and you can add megaflakes, or glitter, it gives a lovely distressed outline.  Of course you could use ink for both parts, but the flakes show up so well.

I also used the scribbly outline to make a border around the card in megaflakes, I love the circles!

It's distressed and layered onto similar coloured card, and onto a card blank.

We'd love to see your designs, you can enter HERE.  

Don't forget to check out the Design team's individual blog's to check out how they made their projects too :)

Bye for now, have fun creating,

Best Wishes,
Nikki. 
xxx

Friday, 4 September 2015

Craft Stamper September TIMI challenge - Take a stamp

Hi all,

It's Craft Stamper TIMI challenge time, over on the blog we have some fab inspiration for you, and this month's theme is an easy one - take a stamp!  

We would love to see your stamped creations, you can check out the rules here, there aren't too many, I promise!

Our sponsor this month is:
The Prize: Two stencils: Bold Florals, Leaf Print
Stamp Set: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments
STAMPlorations have also been incredibly generous and have supplied a coupon code for Craft Stamper challenge players to take advantage of free shipping from the store! The code is: CSTAKEITMAKEIT and is good for free shipping on orders over $20 (£12.90). The coupon will work all through September, and can be combined with any other STAMPlorations coupon.




My inspiration for this month's challenge is a Journal page, showing one of my favourite thoughts..


If moth's like light so much, why don't they come out in the day?  

I used Dylusion spray inks, Indigoblu Gee Sso Good, (black and white), a credit card to make lines and lids to make circles, and Indigoblu's Grand Tour II stamps. 

We'd love to see your designs, you can enter HERE.  

Don't forget to check out the Design team's individual blog's to check out how they made their projects too :)

Bye for now, have fun creating,

Best Wishes,
Nikki. 
xxx

Friday, 21 August 2015

Indigoblu Challenge 31 - Frame it!

Hi all,

Today the new challenge is up over on the Indigoblu Challenge blog.  We have some awesome inspiration for you, and the theme this month is Frame It.

Our prizes are stamp plates of your choice from Indigoblu, and a guest spot on our blog!  We'd love to see your entries, and you can visit all our team's pages and see how they made their fab pieces.

All we ask is you use your Indigoblu stamps to enter.  You can find the rules here too.

My inspiration piece is a necklace I made from the fantastic new paper's from Indigoblu - Floral Vignette's.  These are strong, quality paper's that have a unique property in that the last item printed on them resist's paint, and creates an awesome effect for canvases etc.  I have used them in a different way, and cut out parts to layer up in this necklace, using resin.  The image is first coated in slap it on, to seal it, all around the edges and each side.  It's then glued into the bezel (my frame), and Amazing Clear resin added over three days to build layers and make it look like the butterflies are above the flowers flying.



Hope you like it.

Don't forget to check out what it's all about :)

Have a fab weekend, 

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.
xx

Friday, 14 August 2015

Craft Stamper August Challenge Reminder - Take a technique - Pens & Pencils

Hi everyone,

Over at the Craft stamper Challenge blog it's take a technique time, and this month's technique is 'Pens and Pencils'.

Our sponsor this month is Chocolate Baroque:


And the prize is this fabulous stamp set:


 This is my reminder inspiration piece for the challenge:

Firstly I stamped Elizabeth Bennet from Indigoblu, with Versafine ink onto cardstock, and lightly coloured in with Prismacolour pencils.  A little red on the lips and pink flowers was all it needed to lift this lovely sepia toned image.

I then cut the image to fit the bezel, and coated it with slap it on, front back and sides to seal the image and stop the resin from seeping in and spoiling it.

You then glue the image into the bezel, you can use slap it on for this too, and leave it to dry.  Your  image in the bezel must be dry before you add resin, or it will create bubbles and cloud over.

I used ICE Resin, and mixed it on a 1 to 1 ratio, it's really easy to use.  It goes cloudy and then comes clear, you need to mix for approx 2 mins.

Carefully add resin to your image, not much is needed, or it can overflow, but if you are careful you can get it to dome nicely without spoiling.  At this stage I added a little watch cog.

The pendant should be touch dry in about 8-10 hours, nice and hard overnight, and completely cured in 72 hours.

I added a bird embellishment to the top of the frame with glue, and completed the pendant with a ball chain.


Hop across and join us in the challenge, the only rules are you have to use a proper stamped image or text, and the rest is up to you.  Show us your colouring in, scribbles, doodles on your cards, however you like to use pens and pencils.

Have a fab weekend,

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Craft Stamper July Challenge - Take a Stamp

Morning all, seems ages since I last blogged, probably because it is!

It's challenge time over at Craft Stamper magazine again, and this month is a nice easy one - Take a stamp.  That's any stamp you like.  I've actually used several here, and some beautiful Indigoblu paper's. 

Let me explain..

Firstly I took some paper from the IndigoBlu range. This was given a light wash of watered down 'Townhouse Teal' paint, and then stamped with Giant Peony, in versafine, and in flitterglu and megaflakes.


The tag was stamped with Limor Webber's rugged edges, Lotus flower, and IndigoBlu's dinkie Dragonfly, and also given a wash of colour.  I then flaked around the edge of the tag to give a border.  More paper was torn and paintwashed.

I cut out the butterflies from the Vintage Memories paper pack, and the post mark, and started to layer up the card.

Some tiny puzzle pieces and wooden flowers were painted in townhouse teal and hot cocoa paints, and adhered.

I then stamped and cut out poppies from Giant Poppy, and Poppycock stamp sets, and layered them.  It's all mounted on a white card background.


I hope this gives you a little inspiration, come and join us at Craft Stamper this month, show us your work and you could win prizes! All you have to do is follow the guidelines HERE, it's simple!

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Art Journey stamps, with a whopping prize of four plates!

See you soon,

Nikki
xx

Friday, 8 May 2015

Craft Stamper May Challenge - Take a Stamp Reminder

Hi all,

Today is reminder day for Craft Stamper's May challenge - Take a stamp.  Over on the blog you can see the design team's reminder pieces, to inspire you and spur you on to enter yourself.

This can be any stamped piece you have made, card, artwork, mixed media etc, but it must be your original idea, and you can use any stamps.

The sponsor this month is Wow Embossing Powders, and we have a fab prize of some vintage colours in a case, and a beautiful lacy stamp.




My reminder piece is a clock I made for myself, from an Indigoblu clock kit, I made it a while ago but hadn't shared it properly, so here it is, using the Mad Hatter stamp set also from Indigoblu.  I love the white rabbit holding the clock up, and using that for the hands to go through.



I initially painted the clock in hot cocoa paint, and covered in pantry white, then scratched back roughly on the surface to create a really weathered look.  I stamped in sepia to maintain the worn effect.

This hangs in my conservatory now, it's one of few pieces I actually have for myself!

So why not join us in the challenge, you can enter HERE, we'd love to see your interpretation of this month's theme.

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge - May - Take a stamp.

Hi all,

It's the Craft Stamper Take it Make it May challenge, and this month is to take a stamp... any stamp!

Our sponsor this month and the fab prize is from Wow! - This really is a lovely one too, this fabulous lace stamp, and a case of 6 vintage embossing powders.  Oh why can't I enter....





I'd love to get my hands on those embossing powders and that pretty stamp!  They would all work with my favourite medium... resin!

That leads me to my creation for this month's challenge, it's one of my spoon necklaces, using resin and stamped flowers.  The flower's are from Indigoblu's new Giant Peony stamp, I love the little extra delicate flower's, and they were perfect for this.  Each flower is stamped, coloured in (I used pro markers), and then cut out.  They are individually sealed so the resin doesn't seep through the images, it's not the effect I wanted here, and then they are set into layer's of resin, it took around five days to make, layer by layer.

I added a few watch cogs in the layer's, and near the top a sprinkle of glamour dust glitter, to give some iridescence.

I love using old spoons for necklaces, they take some bending but I think the effort is worth it!


So we'd love to see your entries, any project you've stamped - doesn't have to be a card.  It has to be new, and not entered before, but I'm sure you talented peeps will amaze us as usual!

You can enter the challenge here: 

Hope you can join us, make sure you hop on over and see the rest of the Design Team's amazing creations, and leave us some comments if you like too.

Best Wishes,

Nikki.
xx

Friday, 6 March 2015

Craft Stamper - March Challenge - Take A Stamp!

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time again at Craft Stamper magazine, and this month is a nice easy one again for you - it's take a stamp - any stamp!  You can enter anything from cards to canvases and everything mixed media in between as long as it's been stamped.

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Paper Artsy.


And the prize is this fab new release by Darcy!


I can tell you the whole team are after this stamp set - so get your entries in quick to steal it away from us!

My inspiration for today is using one of the fab new Limor Webber stamps from Indigoblu, it's called Lotus.


I first sprayed the background card in wimberry pie, and townhouse teal cottage paints from Indigoblu.  They are watered down slightly in a spray bottle, and still give a brilliant full colour when sprayed.


I then used flitterglu and chariot of fire megaflake, to edge the panel.  The Lotus flower is stamped in stazon vibrant violet, and some gems added.  It's then matted onto another contrasting card and onto the card blank.


Hop across to the Challenge blog, and join us this month, you could win that fab prize, and get a guest DT spot, and your piece in the Craft Stamper Magazine!

Have fun creating!

Best Wishes,

Nikki K
xxx

Friday, 13 February 2015

Craft Stamper - February reminder - Take a technique

Hi everyone,

It's reminder time over on the Craft Stamper Challenge blog, and our theme this month is 'Take a technique', and the technique is stencilling.

All we want to see is some stencilling and stamping on your card, we'd love you to take part, and we have some great stamps up for grabs with our sponsor this month, Paperbabe Stamps.


This is my reminder piece, I made this on a demonstration day with some lovely ladies at Birds in the Barn last weekend in Essex, and thought I'd use it to show you.



I used Indigoblu's Rose blush stamp, and used the 'flinkie' technique, where you ink up part of the stamp, then put flitterglu on the parts you would like to add flake to.  Stamp it, wait for the ink to dry slightly (the flitterglu will remain tacky), and then add your flakes as you normally would, to the edges.

I then masked the flower's off, and added Indigoblu's diamond stencil over the top.  I used shaded lilac distress ink to brush through the stencil, and leave the trellis effect.  It's then just matted and layered, and the sentiment added.

If you'd like to enter just hop across HERE.

Thank you for visiting. xx

Nikki

Monday, 9 February 2015

Stampotique Designer's challenge - Citrus colours..

Hi all,

I spotted a fab challenge on the Stampotique Designer's blog this week and the theme is citrus colours, so I thought I would enter one of my makes as I've never entered before, not sure why, I LOVE stampotique stamps!

It's not even like me to blog for myself and not the teams I'm part of, but wanted to share this with you as it's probably my favourite make of my own.


I immediately thought of red grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes....... oh ok.... and maybe chocolate... lol.  I'm not a fruit lover myself!  The colours are fab though, lime green is my fave colour anyway.

I think sometimes you just don't get time to do the stuff you'd like to, so today - I am!!

Hope you like it. Hop across and see the inspiration and the other entries on the Stampotique blog.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.
xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Indigoblu Challenge 24: A touch of Red

Hi all,

Welcome to the first of the year's challenges over on the Indigoblu blog.  The theme is, A touch of red.  Any IndigoBlu stamp is fine, although it seems the design team were on the same wavelength this month, you can see how many different ways with one stamp!

This is my take on the theme, using the fab new Heart Splatter stamp, designed by Limor Webber in conjunction with IndigoBlu.


I sprayed the card with Postbox red cottage paint, watered down in a spray bottle, and then stamped the heart in Chariot of Fire megaflakes.  The centre of the heart has a speckled paint effect, and I enhanced this by adding glossy accents over the top.  The letters are stamped on leftover pieces of the sprayed card, in flake also, edged in red stazon, and sat on foam pads.  It's layered onto glittery red card before the card blank.

The fabulous Winner’s prize this month is your choice of IndigoBlu stamps.  As always, you have 3 options to choose from:

1:   2 Large stamp plates
or
2:   4 Small stamp plates
or
3:   1 Large and 2 small plates

There’s also the Winner’s Badge, and one for the Top 3, to display proudly on your Blog,  and the WINNER of the challenge will also be invited to do a GUEST SPOT on a future Challenge Launch post.  That’s right you’re work will be on the blog along with the Design Team.

Also the top three each month (chosen by the DT) will all be invited to do an inspiration piece to be included on the new reminder post, that now goes live mid challenge.
So .....  if you’d like a chance to be featured on the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog get those stamps out and get creating!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Craft Stamper - Take it, Make it Challenge Blog Hop January 2015

Hello!
Welcome to Craft Stamper Magazines very first Take it, Make It blog hop!

If you have landed here from Linda's blog then you’re in the right place!

A list of all the blog hop links can be found HERE
The January challenge is called ‘Take A Stamp’, and is really simple…just use a stamp somewhere in your art! The project I am sharing today is this…..


I used the Diane stamp from Indigoblu, and she is coloured with prismacolour pencils.  she is sealed on both sides and edges with mod podge, and then set into a Rue Romantique Bezel.  I added pearls and watch parts to highlight, and then she has a dome of Ice Resin to protect her and make the image pop.  You can win her simply by following the blog hop rules, and commenting.  She will also have a pretty handcrafted chain for the winner.



The main challenge this month has a HUGE prize up for grabs, all you need to do is enter a project into the challenge to earn your place in the random draw!
As well as the main prize, we are also offering blog hop prizes too….
You can win this fabulous mixed media substrate pack:




To win, simply leave a comment on this (or any of the other blog hop)  post. When the challenge ends, we will randomly draw a name from the comments left! There is one prize on offer for EACH blog post….so 12 chances to win (13 if you count the HUGE prize for the challenge winner!)
The lucky winners from each blog will not only win a mixed media substrate pack, they will win a piece of original art from the blog author! So, the lucky winner chosen from the comments left here will win the project I have shared above! Winners from the other blogs along the hop will receive the original art shared there too…how cool is that?!

So, leave your comment here, and then hop along to the next blog, the fabulously talented Renee!


Once you’re all done with the hop, don’t forget to enter the main challenge! All the details can be found HERE.

Have fun!


Friday, 9 January 2015

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge - January 2015

Hi all,

The Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge is changing, we hope you will find it easier and more fun to participate, and we are starting off with a 'Take a stamp', any stamped creation!  You can enter anything you like to this month's challenge, as long as you have used stamps on it.

So each month will alternate, so February's will be take a technique, then March back to 'take a stamp'.  There will now be two winners every challenge, one will be randomly selected, and win the physical prize offered, and one will be voted for, and win publication, a guest design team spot, and winners profile.

The unbelievably amazing 'random' prize this month is..... this lot!!!!  All gathered from Craft Stamper HQ, and could be winging it's way to you... just for entering!





And for our first challenge of the year, not only will there be the two prizes, but on our reminder post on the 16th, we will be having a blog hop, around all the design team's work, and you can win a piece of that artwork, simply by commenting on the posts.  There will be 12 awesome pieces of artwork up for grabs, but more on that on the 16th!

My first piece of the year for the January 'take a stamp' challenge, has a slightly valentine's theme, in an alternative kinda way!


The background is Indigoblu Postbox red acrylic paint, watered down in a spray bottle and spritzed across the card, and the stamp is Visible Image's INKognito eye stamp, white embossed.  The sentiment is just my little alphabet stamp set, I made it up.  A bit of bling on the corners and my work is done.

Hop across to the Challenge blog for more inspiration from the fabulous design team.

Don't forget to check back on the 16th for the blog hop, it's going to be fun!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx