Friday, 31 December 2010

The Stamp Man, Blog Hop, Challenge, and Award Event for 2010

The Stamp Man Award for proudly presenting
my best craft project of the year 2010
With blog hop, challenge and prizes!

We are doing something a little different over on our Challenge blog.  Last year we held our first awards event, the awards were for proudly presenting your best/favourite crafting project you feel you made during the year.   We are going to hold it again this year but we are also linking it with our fortnightly Challenge. 

We would like you to join in the challenge, which is to show us your best/favourite project of 2010.  Perhaps it could be an ATC that you have entered here this year?

The award blinkie is just a nice random award for anyone that joins in.  Display your award blinkie on your sidebar with a link back to The Stamp Man main blog.

As you can see above Janet is displaying her favourite ATC, which featured in The Look theme.
The most important part of this is that we would like you all to have fun and enjoy taking time to look back on your crafting over the last year. 

We are also holding another blog hop! To find out more details, see the prizes and to start at the beginning of the blog hop please click HERE,

But, here's the basic list you need to follow
  • Join in the actual challenge with your best/favourite project linked with Inlinkz as usual
  • Take your award blinkie with pride and display it on your sidebar with a link back to here.
  • Follow your way around the blog hop in the order you are given along the way, collect all the letters/code you will find on each blog. Write these down then work out the answer when the blog hop is finished.
  • Leave a comment on ALL of the blogs you visit in the blog hop 
  • Post our event blinkie onto your blogs or a post about the event with your best/favourite project
  • Email the answer to: by 9pm (GMT) on Thursday 13th January 2011.  Please put blog hop answer as the email title
If you get carried away looking through the work on the blogs you visit and run out of time to complete the hop that day, make a note of where you stop and start again another day.  You have 2 weeks to complete the awards, challenge and the blog hop, so there is no rush to get to the end, enjoy the journey and admire the scenery along the way! 

If you have already been hopping on the blog hop, you should have arrived from Brenda (bumblebees and butterflies)

Your next visit should be to Debbie (Made with Love)

Oh, before you go, make a note of this letter which is Y

Finally, I would personally like to thank Janet for all her hard work running the ATC swaps and to you all for entering them and making them a success

I hope you will continue joining in with the ATC swaps, the first one of the year that Janet will be announcing on 1st January is Rhymes and Tales

Happy New Year everyone!!


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Phew they have been posted!

Wow Ladies - stunning entries for Take a letter - really imaginative however you made it really hard choosing a winner - good job my Sister Amy was on hand with the sustenance I needed for a difficult task!
See here they all are on my dining room table looking gorgeous every single one!
However the deed had to be done so I chose
Meggymay AKA Yvonne Whalley.

This seemed to capture everything the atc swap is about - creating art in miniature to share with others.
So well done MeggyMay
Your atc will be on the wall of the shop by the end of the week and you get a DT atc in your swaps.
Great to see some of you making the most of the opportunity to combine postage for swaps too so some of the "Tis the season" swaps are already here.
I have added a Christmas atc from me to your package this time as a Thank You for playing along with us here at The Stamp Man atc swap.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and as usual the swap thanks are on the side bar for when they begin to arrive .
Keep warm in this chilly spell x
Janet and The Stamp Man team

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

December Swap - Tis the Season

Hello and welcome to Decembers Stamp Man atc swap!
You can find all the swap details here.
This months swap is called "Tis the Season" So let your imagination run wild with this one - the obvious is Christmas but of course being winter its also the season of snow as we all were reminded of this weekend!
To allow for Christmas post hold ups this swap will remain open until 5th January so we will have a little overlap for the January theme too.
I will be picking up the "take a letter" atcs on Friday so will be sorting over the weekend.
Hope you like the teams take on this months theme - I think the colours are stunning!

Janet used

Brenda used
Tim Holtz stamps - Reindeer Flight and Letter to Santa
Distress inks - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany and Forest Green
Cranberry Alcohol Ink
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder
Red brads


Michelle Used

Lisa used:

So over to you folks here is the inlinkz if you would like to link your blog x I look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations x Janet