Wednesday, 19 August 2015

More Magazine Challenges

Take It Make It August Challenge:Inspiration!

Craft Stamper Magazine has a Take It, Make It challenge is a 'Take A Technique' challengeand this months theme is:

 August Challenge:
'Take A Technique' 

 For the August Challenge, you need to use pens and pencils on your projects! You could draw or sketch a design, or use the pens and pencils for colouring. Copics, Distress Markers, Spectrum Noirs, watercolour pencils, paint pens and markers, whatever floats your boat! You could add detail with fine liner pens, gel pens or smudgy Stabilo pencil..... the only limit is your imagination!
 Remember though, there MUST be real stamping on your project. 
Digital images CAN be used, but must be used alongside rubber/acrylic stamping.  

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

Chocolate Baroque

 The prize this month is this wonderful plate of Artistic Affirmations:

The second winner is a Design Winner. This winner is chosen by the 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! 

You are next... Click here to enter

Submissions wanted for Craft Stamper's January and February issues!

Ready, Set, Stamp is feature on the following theme for our January or February  issues of Craft Stamper and if you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!!  You may enter cards for both, or just one of the themes mentioned below!

How to Enter:
· Please email your submissions to
· Please put 'Ready Set Stamp' followed by the theme in the subject line
· Please note that due to the number of submissions it's not possible to contact every entrant individually - if you have not heard from us within one week, your submission has not been successful. Please try again with a different card!

· Please make cards only for this gallery.
 . Please do not use stamps that are discontinued for this article. Also please only use stamps that are available to buy in the UK (the exception is stamps from advertisers e.g. Art Journey, De Stempelwinkel).
. They do not accept cards created with digital stamps ONLY for this feature. Digital stamps MUST be used in conjunction with real stamping to qualify.
· Cards which are selected need to be posted to the Craft Stamper offices in the UK.
· This call IS open internationally.
· Note that we do choose artwork as it arrives, so please don't wait until the last minute to submit if your cards are ready.
· Cards will be returned at our expense, along with a complimentary copy of the magazine in which your card features. Note this can take approx. three months.
· Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards. You can add black, white and metallics to any of the schemes. The ideas given are simply that, ideas, and do not have to be followed to the letter!
· Text for this article is required (don't worry - it is short!) and should be entered into the document provided – this will be sent to you if you are selected.

 Last day to send cards for the JANUARY gallery is: 22nd September 2015
 Last day to send cards for the FEBRUARY gallery is: 20th October 2015
Entries received after these dates cannot be considered for publication.

Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine Fun Folds Challenge

In the current issue (issue 143), there is a selection Kitty Frampton's gorgeous summery kite fold cards that is fun fun, so easy to master and looks really impressive, too. So, for this month's challenge, they would like to see your fun folds. Use any card fold technique you like, but the more unique, the better! Post a photo of a card you've made on our website to be in with a chance of winning.
Competition closes 29 September 2015.
*Terms and conditions
Promoter: Immediate Media Co Bristol Ltd. Promotion excludes Immediate Media employees. Open to UK and Channel Islands entrants only. By entering, you agree to be bound by all the rules of the promotion. All entries must be your own work. Direct queries or call 0117 927 9009. Winning entries will be chosen from all eligible entries. Winners will be notified within 28 days of closing date. The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into. For details of winners send an SAE within two months of the closing date. If any winner is unable to be contacted within one month of the closing date, the Promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up. Promoter reserves right to substitute the prize with one of same or greater value. There is no cash alternative.
You can submit your creation here.

Fine-Tip Glue Pen by Stampin Up! coming soon

As part of my favourite demonstrator benefit I have seen the new Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 Holiday Catalog and I am very excited about the new stamps with coordinating dies and punches, the  designer series paper, embellishments.  I just love the Halloween goodies and feel very inspired about Christmas.  Through out August I will  be sharing sneaky peeks and tell you about my favourites. You can start ordering from September 1!

No more sticky messes! The Fine-Tip Glue Pen (item 138309) is perfect when you need to secure intricate items. The precision tip lays down a fine line of glue which is great for adhering delicately detailed paper die cuts, small embellishments, and glitter. It also has a unique pin tip closure to help prevent the tip from cloggin

Watch the video and learn how to use the Stampin Up! Fine-Tip Glue Pen.