Monday, November 24, 2014

Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #24

Hello, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to our 24th bi-weekly sketch challenge. This is our last challenge...for the year :o) And we 're making this challenge extra special. Three reasons:

  •  You have over one month to play! That's right -- the linky will be open until December 28.
  • You can enter as many times as you want! Just for this challenge, you can enter more than 3 projects.
  • You can win one of two special prizes! (See prizes below.)

Here’s the sketch. It’s open to interpretation. Feel free to change the orientation of the sketch, use different shapes, add other elements to suit the type of paper craft you’re making, and so on — just make sure the sketch is recognizable in your submission(s). Please make sure to read "Ready to Play?" at the end of this post before linking up.

The sketch challenges are sponsored by our sister shop, All About Scrapping. The winner gets to pick 3 DIGITAL products from the shop — any combination of printable sheetsPhotoshop templates, and digital paper packs. The winner will also be invited to be a Guest Designer in next year's sketch challenge.

We also have extra prizes just for this challenge! We'll be randomly drawing the winners for these prizes:


$5 gift certificate to spend on the STAMPlorations shop
Winner will be randomly drawn from all entries 

$10 gift certificate to spend on the STAMPlorations shop
Winner will be randomly drawn from entries that use a STAMPlorations stamp (clear stamp or digi) 

Our guest designer for this challenge is the talented Julie Beech of Crafted by Jules! She was our sketch challenge #21 winner. Check out what Julie created based on the sketch, pop by her blog, and leave her some love :o)

Guest Designer
"Hi, I'm Julie aka Jules @ Crafted by Jules. Not sure when I started to make things, probably for my dolls when I was at school, so I've always had a creative bent. I've had a go at lots of crafts including watercolour, soft pastels, dressmaking, crochet, but lately I've been card making. I made my daughter's wedding invites about 10 years ago and it's been a spiral into addiction ever since! I started blogging last summer, mainly to remind myself what I had made and then sent to friends but also to enter challenges; I'm very competitive. Not sure what my style could be described as but I'm quite a clean and simple type of girl, not into fussiness, so CAS is my preferred style. I contribute to a few challenge blogs as it gives me a good excuse for more crafting and less housework. I was so pleased to come across STAMPlorations this summer and quickly joined the stamp club, I can't wait for the next set and to get playing. Thanks for the opportunity to be your GD for this sketch challenge."

And here are the inspiration projects by the STAMPlorations design team. We'd love it if you'd visit our blogs and say hi!

  • Create a new project -- card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item, or any paper craft -- on ANY THEME using the sketch as your guide. Any style is welcome — CAS, shabby chic, vintage, grunge, and so on. Post your creation on your blog and submit it by 11:55 p.m. PDT on Sunday, December 28. Don’t have a blog? You can post a photo of your project on your Pinterest page, Flickr, or any public online gallery.
  • You must use stamps (rubber, cling, clear, digi — from any company) in your creation(s). You do not need to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter this challenge, but please keep this one important rule in mind: if you are on the design team of another stamp company, please don't use our challenges to link up projects that you make for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising your company. You are welcome to play as long as your project/post is not promotional in nature. If you are on the DT of a regular challenge blog (not affiliated with a stamp company), please feel free to link up your projects, including those where you use images provided by whoever is sponsoring your current challenge, if they fit our challenge.
  • Copy the link of your blog entry where you have your project posted and enter it to the linky found at the end of this post. Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for us to find your submission and leave a comment. Please turn off word verification as well.)
  • Please include a text link back to this post in your blog post, as well as display the sketch, to encourage other paper crafters to participate.
  • You can submit up to 3 entries for this challenge. For this sketch challenge only, you can submit as many entries as you like.
  • You can submit your creation(s) to other challenges — as many as you want — except to other sketch challenges for obvious reasons!
  • Be a follower of our blog to qualify for the prize.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project! :-)

We’ll announce the winner and top picks on Thursday, January 1, Friday, January 2, here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook. That’s it…we look forward to seeing what you create!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls

PS: Have you seen the projects we made for the November Stamp Release Blog Hop? You have until Tuesday, November 25, to visit and leave comments on our blogs for a chance to win one of the new releases or a $25 gift certificate to the shop! The hop starts here


  1. Great sketch and loads of time to play. Love the DT cards. Hugz

  2. Thank you for the fabulous challenge and the added DT inspiration! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. I love this sketch-have already made 3 cards using it! And fabulous inspiration from the the DT x


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