Monday, 25 February 2013

Finally - Thanks so much for your patience !

So I guess you worked out disaster had befallen me!
Just prior to Christmas I had to clear out my craft room so my son could sleep in his old room again.  So the swaps which had arrived prior to December were put somewhere safe.
I can sense you know what's coming....................
During the Christmas break I had awful flu - it lasted 10 days and lots of things I should remember were just wiped like a blackboard eraser cleans the board.
I searched, I panicked , I enlisted help, I had hubby go through all the Christmas decs - he was not amused!
I finally confessed to Jill at the end of January and added my post asking folks to get in touch.
Then last weekend looking for something else I came across them - yep in the safest place ever that I didn't think to look!
I was sooooo happy I can tell you!
So here they are - These 10 ladies have been playing along for most of the 3 1/2 years of the swap.  I am sure you will love seeing them.
Eve Yates
Pam Atkinson
Linda Bainbridge
Justine Hardy

Jean Straw
Lynne Denton

Tania Downie (there are 6, 3 of each type)
Vonny Wolsey
Sarah Ford
Barbara Greenwood.

So you can see what a hard thing it is giving up doing the swap - every time they have been as creative and diverse as this and it has been an absolute pleasure to feast my eyes on them all every month.

I would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has participated in the swap and for my teamie Michelle for providing atcs for the winner some months.
Included in your envelope - which has been posted today is a note from Vonny who has details of another swap you may like to join.  Many thanks Vonny that was so thoughtful.

Happy Crafting folks.

Janet xxx

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Stop Press!!

The ATC swap has not yet been completed for Decembers In the bleak mid winter theme.
There has been a technical hitch!

If you joined in the swap - please get in touch asap via my email at

Many thanks

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Last Atc swap at The stamp man

The regular swappers already know that this is the last swap here at The Stamp Man. Sadly I have become too busy to give it my full attention.  We are going out in the festive spirit though with a theme of In the bleak mid winter which mirrors the Main Stamp Man swap too.
some folks had some snow this last few days - we managed to avoid it so I made my own with lovely frantage.  I have also used iced spruce distress ink to give that wintery look.

I shall not be picking a winner for the last swap but will showcase each persons atc that enters this month so that everyone can see the high standard our atc swap has attracted.
All the swap details are linked in the sidebar to your left.  Do hope you play along with the last swap.

Happy crafting

Thursday, 15 November 2012

October swaps posted

Octobers Shades of Autumn swaps are on their way and here is the winner of this swap made by the lovely P Harrison from the Isle of Sky I thought this could well be Jill and Ians dog Hamish when out on an Autumn evening!

Well done.  Hope you like your extra atcs from Michelle.

Looking forward to Novembers swap and a few have arrived already!
The Stampman's very own Jill is on Create and Craft tomorrow at 10am and 7pm with some crafty bargains to share so do tune in if you can.
Take care and happy crafting

Friday, 2 November 2012

Novembers swap

Hi all and huge apologies again for being late - what's more I have no offering at the moment but what I do have is an atc from one of our longest standing players Pam Atkinson

Here is the outside - yes this atc has an inside and an outside!

 because the main part is a pocket!
Housing this gorgeous vintage beauty!

6 atc players will receive one of these atcs in the November swap as Pam always does a double swap.
I hope you are one of the lucky ones.

All the swap details are in the sidebar to the right and you have until 30th November to play along with the "tag" theme.

I will be back soon with the "posted" news.

Happy crafting folks xxx

Monday, 15 October 2012

Birds, Bees and Butterflies posted

Hello folks
Another month has flown by with some amazing swaps.  The Stamp Man HQ has been extremely busy hence the lateness of me posting.
Here is the winning atc from Barbara Greenwood who has managed to incorporate all the elements really well .  Lovely stamping Barbara.
I have already got lots of your shades of Autumn swaps but you do still have 2 weeks to play along - all the rules are in the sidebar to the left.
Please leave your thanks when your swaps arrive on the thanks page for October 2012 .
Happy crafting folks xx
Janet and The SM Team xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

October swap - shades of Autumn

Hello there!
The nights are drawing in and it definitely has an Autumnal feel to it so here we go with a seasonal themed swap - Shades of Autumn.

I used some peel offs to create a mask then used distress ink and blending tool to go over them.  I then removed them and added more ink.
A sentiment and a peel off leaf and here it is.

As always the swap details are in the right hand side bar so if you are just joining in please check them out xx 

Happy Crafting folks xx