Monday, 14 April 2014

Design Team Call

Wanted crafters who love to use stamps in their projects.
As soon as I started stamping I became fascinated with how versatile they were and how many different ways they could be used. No surprise that I went on to start to designing stamps and create my own stamp company. I am again looking other crafters from a range of backgrounds and crafts to join a design team. Requirements include:
  1. Commit to 3 months involvement with the team. June July and August 2014.
  2. The ability to produce 3 projects for each month.
  3. Good photography skills for taking pictures of your projects
  4. Projects posted with social media: Facebook, your personal blog, Oak House Studio Blog
  5. Participation in our blog, including writing your own posts.
  6. Participation in this year’s one stamp event. Details of last year can be found on the website. The provisional date for this year is in September, but you will have your kit in time to make ahead of the date if need be.
  7. Promote Oak House Studio products and challenges as widely as possible.
Does that sound fun?  If it does, it’s about to get better.  Here’s what I’ll do for you in return:
  1. The stamps, plus inks and embossing powder sent to you in advance.
  2. BONUS parcel chosen by YOU to be sent out on completion of the 3 months.
  3. Link from our blog and Facebook page to your personal blog
  4. My undying gratitude and amazement for your creations
What do you need to do to enter?  That’s easy too!

  1.  Submit photos of 3 of your most favourite projects that highlight your own personal use of stamps, and links to your blog or gallery to (Projects do not need to use Oak House Studio products, but we’d love it if they did!)
  2. Submissions must be received NO LATER than Sunday 27th May 2014.
  3. Write up a quick bio about yourself, mentioning why you’re interested in being on the DT, what experience (if any) you have with DTs, and why you love stamping. Tell me about the groups you belong to and any classes you attend or teach.
  4.  Wait impatiently as I collect the submissions and choose who I can use for this project.
  5. I will keep your details on file and will contact you if I think you may be able to help us with design team work in the future.

April Challenge - Texture

Polymer clay embellishment on a note book.
It's the 14th so time for a new challenge. This month is a little different I would like you show me texture. We have many stamps that are great for texture.
Maybe you can stamping into UTEE, or polymer clay or texture paste or anything you can think of.
Usual rules apply, you have until the end of the month and you may enter up to 3 times.

This months prize is a £40 gift voucher to spend on the website on any thing you would like.

Triple embossing 

Simple embossing

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Floral Challenge winner

I really love my garden and plants and flowers play a big part in my life and I think this probably shows in the stamp designs I produce. So no surprise then that I chose floral for last month's challenge. Even less surprise that I loved all the entries. You can increase your chance of being the new owner of our challenge prize by putting in multiple entries. The floral challenge winner did just that and put in several great entries and here is just one, our winner is Barbara Cleggett.

I will be announcing another challenge later in the week with news about how you can get more involved with Oak House Studio blog and the design team generally.