Friday, April 01, 2016

April Challenge - Theme and Sketch

{For the April CASEplorations post, click here}

Hey there, STAMPlorations friends! It's a new month, which means a new challenge here on the blog! But first, we'd like to thank everyone who linked up their beautiful creations last month. There were many gorgeous textures creations, as well as projects that were based on the sketch. We will announce the March winner and top picks on April 6.

Now onto this month's challenge. We'd love for you to create and link up your projects based on this month's theme, sketch, or both -- you've got the whole month of April to play :o)

For April, our theme is STAMPS & SPLATTERS. Is that an invitation to get messy or what? ;o)

And here's our fun sketch to get inspired by as well:

We've got prizes for the winner and top picks as voted by the design team. See them here.


This month we have not one, not two, but THREE amazing guest designers joining the STAMPlorations girls: Ashwini of Experiments with Card Making Etc, Mac Mable of The Sweetest of Peas, and Coni of Which Craft. You're in for a treat with their beautiful and amazing creations! We invite you to check out their blogs, and leave them some love while you're there, will you?

Guest Designer ASHWINI
Ashwini's card is based on the theme and she used our Rose digi stamp

Guest Designer MAC MABLE
Mac's card is based on the theme and she used the  Flutters & Splatters Large stencil, as well as stamps from Mixed Media Elements and Big Greetings

Guest Designer Coni (conil)
Coni based her card on the theme and sketch and used stamps from World Birthday Cakes and Party Time

Now here are the projects by the STAMPlorations girls. Hope you'll come visit their blogs to read about how they made their projects and for more inspiration!

Sari's card is based on the theme and she used stamps from Mixed Media Grunge and Trendy Feathers
Julie's card is based on the theme and she used stamps from Trendy Leaves and Balloons and Banners

Wei Wei's card is based on the sketch and she used stamps from SKETCHED: Tulips and Fond Expressions

Suchi's cards are based on the theme and sketch and she used stamps from Small Birds, Balloons and Banners, and Vignette: Tree Silhouettes

LauraJane's card is based on the theme and sketch and she used stamps from Vignette: Artful FluttersTrendy ButterfliesBloom Factory, and Fond Expressions 2

Becca's first card is based on the sketch and she used the Botanical Lush stencil and stamp from SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Love

Becca's second card is based on the theme and she used the Botanical Lush stencil and stamps from Mixed Media Elements and Fond Expressions 2



Please keep in mind our simple guidelines:
  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps are OK (although please don't link up a project you've created for the sole purpose of promoting another company; those projects will be deleted.)
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Link directly to your blog post, not to your main blog. (This makes it easy for us to find and comment on your entry.)
  • If you have word verification turned on, our design team may not be able to leave a comment, so please consider turning it off.
  • Link back to this challenge post (not just our main blog) to encourage others to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.
  • Link up by Saturday, April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity of being one of your guest designers this month. Loving the vibrant colours and fun ideas of Ashwini and Coni's cards. The projects from your fabulous DT are as always fabulous, so very different, creative and so very inspirational, thank you so much x

  2. Thank you so much for having me over as a Guest Designer! Its wonderful to see so Mac Mable and Coni's cards - and some amazingly fresh ideas from the DT! Awesome!! :)

  3. I get tingles up my spine seeing a Guest Design card with my name on it. I just feel so honored to be among these amazing. talented card artists on your team and guest designers.

  4. A great set of inspirational cards! I'm a bit partial to splatters myself so this is a great theme for me!

  5. Wow!cfabullus inspirations from the team.... I think it is time to get my hands inky with some splatters for this challenge :)

  6. Stunning DT makes and thank you for a great challenge...Hugs Lozzy x

  7. Beautiful cards by the designers!! So gorgeous.
    Thank you for the fun challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. I have no idea why my card isn't showing ladies - I have deleted it and re entered but it's still not visible: apologies Karen x

    1. Weird?! Did you get it to work for you Karen? If not, I would suggest emailing Shery!

  9. Beautiful inspirations ..entering my cards for both Theme & Sketch Challenge !! Thanks :)


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