Look at these beautiful cards sent to me by reader Catherine Boorman. Big thank you to Catherine for sharing these with us. They are made using the gorgeous Chocolate Baroque stamp which was free with the December issue.
If you've made something with the free stamp you'd like to share, email me at email@example.com and your make could be here too!
The new issue is out in the shops this Friday, 7th December. Make sure you don't miss it! Our free cover stamp is a gorgeous flapper girl from Rogue Redhead Designs and we have lots of other gorgeous makes to tempt you including:
Stunning faux cloisonne (see our cover project)
Awesome punchinella Masterclass
NEW Ready Set Stamp gallery of quick cards
Stamping on copper sheet
Gorgeous urban-inspired collage backgrounds (see pic below left)
Sticker sheet backgrounds (see pic below right)
NEW Distress to Impress feature, all about Ranger Distress products
DESIGN TEAM CALL
A Sprinkle of Imagination is having a DT call and they are looking for all kinds of crafters. If you think it's for you, Vicki would love to hear from you! Find more details on their website here.
Now there are more opportunities than ever to see your work in Craft Stamper!
-For 2013 we are expanding our Reader Submissionsto two pages so we can show these gorgeous projects in all their glory! If you've got a project you'd like to share with our readers then get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (use subject header Reader Submission) (Please note we are looking for unpublised/unblogged work for this section)
-We are also looking for Guest Designers for our new quick cards feature Ready, Set, Stamp. If you can craft a stunning card in under 15 minutes then we need you! Send us a couple of quick card pictures and we'll pick our favourites to be Guest Designers for future issues. Email email@example.com (use subject header Ready, Set, Stamp)
-Last but not least, keep sending your 'inspired by Craft Stamper' projects for Over to You. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org (use subject header Over to You)
Tell us what you think! It's the time of year when we do our annual review and look at what new features we might bring into CS in 2013. We already have one or two ideas up our sleeves, but we'd love to know what YOU'D most like to see! Which articles do you love and which just don't float your boat? Who are your favourite designers? What do you wish there was more of and less of? Is there something we don't cover that you'd love to see included?
Write to me at email@example.com with your thoughts.
One person who sends me comments by 23rd November will win some fabby spray inks!
Our Christmas Special December issue is on sale soon, this Friday, 2nd November in fact. It's packed with lots of lovely seasonal projects, including a free favour box template, ideal for your festive table. Plus there's a PanPastel masterclass and a fab 2013 journal. A list of contents is here.
The free stamp is an absolutely gorgeous, and very versatile image from the lovely Glenda at Chocolate Baroque. Plus you can win scrummy new JOFY stamps from PaperArtsy.
Don't miss out on your final chance to be in the mix for Stamper of the Year 2012! The final round, sponsored by Creative Expressions, closes on 31st October - so still time to get your wonderful creations in!
Full details are in the OCTOBER issue of the magazine. Good luck!
Craft Stamper is currently looking to recruit a small number of designers to our team. We are happy to consider a very wide range of styles (although we are perhaps associated with 'grungy/vintage' projects, we have a very broad range of styles in the magazine).
You should be primarily a rubber stamper (rather than general crafter) and have a good working knowledge of products related to stamping such as inks, markers, paints etc. You need to be a reasonably good writer and be able to make items to a high standard of finish. Most contributors are expected to supply step photos of their projects for publication. You also must be able to work to deadlines!
We prefer designers who do not work for other UK-based magazines but will consider all applicants on merit.
International applications are very welcome (don't be put off if English is not your first language - that's what editor's are for!).
If you are interested please send an email, telling us a little about yourself and showing three examples of your best work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note that we regret we are not able to reply to everyone who contacts us. Unfortunately we simply don't have the capacity to reply individually to the huge number of messages we recieve. Your understanding is appreciated.
Congratulations to the following people who have won tickets for The Creative Stitches & Hobbycraft Show at Glow, Bluewater. Nadine Buckley JansArtyJunk Happy Days Rosemary Liz Alison Horne Jeannie Sid Marg Lyn Please email email@example.com with your full name and address and we will get those tickets in the post to you. We hope you all have a fabulous day out. Thank you to everyone that entered and don't forget to keep an eye out for the next giveaway!
Hello all! It's that time again and another issue - September - has hit the shelves. So once again we'd love you to share your free stamp makes with us!
Art by Chrissie Stokes
This month's freebie is a stunning stamp designed by one of our own Design Team, Chrissie Stokes. This is such a useful and versatile little stamp, we can't wait to see what you've been creating with it.
Show us your makes by leaving a comment and a link below. You don't have to have a blog to join in, you can link to any online space (e.g. a forum gallery) just be sure you leave your name if you don't have a blog.
The August issue of Craft Stamper magazine is now out!
Another fabby issue. There are some really original techniques and creations this month. Paula Whittaker shares a wonderful technique, which the team here have never seen before, where she uses highlighter pens to create some gorgeous backgrounds. Trish Latimer has made the cutest art dolls, Liesbeth demonstrates a very classy vintage image transfer technique and Kim Costello creates a rather spectacular 3D top hat (you can get the template here).
The free stamp this month really is a must-have - a really lovely butterfly from IndigoBlu. Watch out for a new Linky soon so you can share your free stamp makes with us.
There are some awesome giveaways too! A whole heap of PaperArtsy stamps and the distinctive new Steampunk stamp sets by Chocolate Baroque are up for grabs, amongst other yummy goodies. Enter the giveaways online here.
We know that many of your enjoy
seeing your work in print in (hopefully!) your favourite magazine.We are presently looking for more Reader Submissions (the one page submissions rather than Over to You items). So if you have a fantastic technique idea, an original design, or you've just made something stunning do get in touch!
Initially we would like to receive your
submissions by email, so photograph your project and email a picture to
firstname.lastname@example.org (don't worry about the photo quality - as long as we can see what it is that's OK!). Include a brief description of the piece, especially it has any special
features or techniques used which may not be obvious from the photograph. Note that all submissions must include stamping in some form and remember that if you are successful you will need to send your project to us for photography. For this section of the magazine we do ask for previously unpublished work please.
We can't wait to see what you send us!
(PS: Over to you is open for magazine-inspired submissions as normal, email email@example.com)
(Please note that due to the volume of emails we receive, we regret that we cannot reply to your submissions individually. If you have not heard from us within one month of submitting your project please assume that you have not been selected on this occasion. Please remember we only choose one project a month, so if you are not successful, do try again!)
We thought we would try a new monthly blog feature all about our free cover stamps. We know lots of
you make beautiful creations with the stamps and we thought it would be lovely
for blogging readers to be able to share their makes with each other via the
Craft Stamper blog.
Artwork by Gail Milburn
This month’s stamp is a fabulous pair of bunting flags
designed for us by Stamposaurus – great for the summer party season!
July Free Stamp by Stamposaurus
Link up below to show us what you made with your bunting. We
can’t wait to see your fab creations and when the gallery closes we'll pick a favourite to
feature on our blog.
Round three of the competition is sponsored by Imagination Crafts and to enter you need to make one item using an Imagination Crafts product - how easy is that? Imagination Crafts have an amazing range of goodies. Plenty of stamps to choose from but also paints, stencil pastes, inks and more.
Full details of how to enter are in the latest issue of the magazine. This round of the competition closes on 31st July 2012. Can't wait to see your designs!
(Don't forget there is still time to enter Round Two, sponsored by Chocolate Baroque - closes 30 June).
Let me introduce myself. I am Laura Liddell, the new Editorial Assistant for Craft Stamper. I have much to learn and get my head around, but so far so good.
So for the new issue....
What could be better than some bunting for the free stamp this month designed by Stamposaurus. Just stamp these onto patterned paper and make your own glorious bunting for the Queen's Jubilee, as well as many of your summer creations.
As ever the issue is packed with wonderful makes, useful tips and mouthwatering colours. Kate Crane's Deli-cious book; Gail Milburn's small canvas with her own unique twist; the multi medium tutorial by Hels Sheridan; a fab fresh colourway by Trish Latimer with her Fran.tage tutorial and Paula Whittaker's fresh twist on New Home cards.
These are just a few of the items that are featured this month. It is so lush and I am sitting her drooling over everything.
Round two of the competition is sponsored by Chocolate Baroque and to enter you need to make one item using a Chocolate Baroque product - how easy is that? Glenda has some really lush new designs, so why not treat yourself to something to use for your competition entry? (Any excuse to shop is good as far as I am concerned!)
Full details of how to enter are in the latest issue of the magazine (and more details of the new format are in the post below). This round of the competition closes on 30th June 2012. Can't wait to see your designs!
(Don't forget there is still time to enter Round One, sponsored by PaperArtsy - closes 31 May).
Have you seen our brand new format Stamper of the Year Competition for 2012?
This all new competition runs over six months and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs. In the new format you'll have six chances to win, and each of our six winners will then fight it out to be Stamper of the Year and scoop a bumper prize package.
Round One is sponsored by PaperArtsy and to enter you need to make one item using a PaperArtsy product - how easy is that? I can't imagine there are many readers who don't have any PaperArtsy stamps in their stash! Or what about making with the lush Fresco Finish paints? Or PaperArtsy dies?
Full details of how to enter are in the latest issue of the magazine (p29). This first round of the competition closes on 31st May. Good luck!
Editorial Assistant – Craft Stamper magazine
Part time: 2.5 days per week (flexible working possible)
Based in: Malvern, Worcestershire
Applications are invited for the post of Editorial
Assistant, Craft Stamper magazine. We are looking for someone with excellent
time management and organisational skills, combined with a passion for rubber
stamping. Applicants must also have an excellent command of written English,
great attention to detail and the ability to cope with a pressured,
deadline-driven work environment.
Only applications from persons with a genuine interest in
stamping can be considered, as product knowledge is essential to the job role.
The job is in-house, based in our offices in Malvern,
Worcestershire. We regret we cannot consider home working for this position.
On the cover of our February issue we featured a stamp designed by the wonderful Sarah Lawrence, who since designing the stamp has very sadly passed away. In a fitting tribute, the challenge on The Cupboard Trilogy blog this month is to use Sarah's pretty heart stamp to create a project.
The heart is really versatile so no excuse for not having a go! If you don't like hearts have a go at creating the flower Sarah demonstrated in her makes for the free stamp article.
Pop on over to The Cupboard Trilogy blog to share the love! The challenge closes 10th March so plenty of time still to make something. Craft Stamper will top up the prize fund by adding a £20 goody bag, so get creating today!