Friday, December 02, 2016

December Challenge - Theme and Sketch

Hey, all! It's a new month so we have a new theme and sketch challenge! Thanks so much to everyone who played in last month's theme and sketch challenge. We'll announce the winner and top picks next Friday, December 9, together with all of last month's challenge and blog hop winners. 

Please note that we now just have one post for the previous month's winners and we publish that post on the 9th or 10th of the following month. All winners have 10 days to claim their prize. So you don't miss anything, do follow our blog or subscribe by email :o)

We'd love for you to create and link up your projects based on this month's themesketch, or both -- you've got the whole month of November to play :o)

For December, our theme is STAMPS & COLLAGE. By definition, a collage is "a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing." For the purposes of this month's challenge, a collage can be using a combination of different things -- different types of inks, stamp sets, papers, materials, etc. If you end up with a collage card that is also clean and simple, make sure to link it up to the December CAS Card Challenge

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. Also, please take a few minutes to read our challenge guidelines. We love it when you link up your projects but unfortunately we've had to disqualify some entries for the prizes in the past because those entries didn't follow the guidelines we have outlined on this page

Have a look at the STAMPlorations girls' projects inspired by this month's theme and/or sketch!

ELAINE (sketch)

WEI WEI (sketch)

JULIE (sketch)

KATHY (Sketch)

JESSICA (sketch) 


Tenia (theme)

SUCHI (sketch)

BECCA (theme)


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 or will not be considered in the running for winner or top pick.)
  • 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 December 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Amazing and very creative cards. Thank you so much for the inspiration x

  2. Gorgeous cards and fabulous challenge, will try and join in! xxx

  3. These are all so lovely, so inspiring....

  4. Beautiful and festive stamped collage images from your very talented DT. TFS girls. Hugs, Nancy

  5. I always love the varied interpretations from the DT, very inspiring! Thanks for this challenge-- it prompted me to try something new (I don't think I've ever combined a collage with a sketch... very cool!)


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