Friday, 30 November 2012

November challenge - Emboss It - updated 30.11.12

(Please scoll down for the latest addition)

Time for a new challenge and for November we are asking you to emboss.  You can use embossing powders, folders, stencils, pastes, metals etc.   Perhaps challenge yourself and combine a variety of embossing techniques.  

Your projects can be for any theme as long as they include embossing.  If you are new, please read our challenge rules given at the top of the page.

I am going to start off the challenge with a little Frantage Encrusted Jewel Technique (of course, I had to!)

I also thought I would use the Stampendous Poinsettia design which is our giveaway prize (until Sunday 4th November).


I used:

Stampendous - Poinsettia - Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp - CRS5041
Stampendous - Pinecone Boughs - Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp - CRS5040
Patterned paper
Gold Curly Clips

The next project to show you for this challenge is from

Sue used : 

Tim Holtz - Mini Holidays 
Tim Holtz - Holly Branch die
Craft Stamper free snowflake stamp
 Tim Holtz - Embossing diffuser
Distress Inks - Festive Berries; Evergreen Bough
Sizzix snowflake embossing folder

Our next teamie inspiration to add here (8/11/12) is from

Zoe used;

Our next DT project is made by our new team member Sue The Iron, I'm sure that many of you have seen Sue's brilliant work before around blogland.  I'm loving your Frantaged project Sue!

Welcome to the team!!!!

Sue (the Iron)

Sue used: 

American seam binding
Wire/Mesh stamp

Our latest piece of awesomeness to add from the Design Team is from...


Siobhan used :

Stampendous stamps : CRR143  Snowy Postcard
Stampendous Frantage Powders :
Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die - Reindeer flight
Clear, Gold and White embossing powders  
Snowflake stamp - from Craft Stamper

Our final design team card for this challenge is by Kimx 

Kimx used
Holly and Berries rollagraph
Cuttlebug Christmas Embossing Folder
Nestabilities S5-027 Labels 21 
Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Gathered Twigs Distress Inks

Please link to the blog post of your project by clicking on the Inlinkz button.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Stampendous Stamp Shows on Create & Craft TV on Friday

Just a really quick post to let you know about these shows.  I hope you will join me at 10am and 7pm on Create and Craft TV tomorrow for some AMAZING prices on lots of very popular Stampendous stamps, there are Christmas and general images.

It may be the last chance to get the current season's stamps at such great prices.

Must dash...

Jill x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway, Winner Announcement

It's time for me to announce the winner of our recent blog candy giveaway...





Congratulations Carole!!!

Please can you email me at to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered

Jill x

Monday, 5 November 2012

Woodware November Sketch Challenge

Just giving the heads up about the new Woodware Sketch challenge that has started and will continue for the rest of November, details above.  There is a prize to win too, so do join in at:

Jill x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Stamp Man/Stampendous Giveaway!

I've been promising some blog candy for a while, so here it is...

The prize:
Stampendous - Poinsettia - Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamp - CRS5041

Stampendous - Scarlet - Colour Fragments - FRC11

Stampendous - Aged Scarlet - Embossing Enamel - FREG039
Stampendous - Green - Glass Glitter - FRG12C

Here is a little inspiration from the Stampendous Design Team for this lovely poinsettia design.  The separate border stamp will prove useful all year round.

NEW!  Stampendous Oct 2012 
I thought it would be nice to coincide this giveaway with the new release from Stampendous which is actually their Spring 2013 designs, along with more Frantage style designs to add to the ever growing collection.  I previewed the new catalogue in my previous post and gave a few sneaky peeks but to see the full catalogue click HERE.

Every Day is a Holiday
As most of us are still making our Christmas cards I thought I would pick products for this prize from the Stampendous Every Day is a Holiday Catalogue that was released back in July but contains lots of gorgeous Christmas designs.  

What do you need to do?
  • Click on the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post and add your details.
  • Copy the giveaway image at the top of this post into your sidebar and add a link back to this post.
  • One entry only, duplicate entries will not be counted.
  • Enter before midnight on Sunday 4th November 2012.
  • The winner will be selected at random and announced soon after.  You will need to call back to see if you have won.

Please continue to our latest post below...

Giveaway reminder!!

Our Stampendous Christmas Blog Candy Giveaway ends at midnight tonight!!!

Be in it to win it!!!!