Friday, February 03, 2017

February Challenge - Theme and Sketch

Happy Friday, STAMPlorations friends! It's the first Friday of February which means the start of a new theme and/or sketch challenge here. Thank you to those of you who played in last month's challenge. We're going to announce the winner and top picks on Friday, February 10, together with all of last month's challenge and blog hop winners.

Just a heads up whether you're a new player or someone who's been playing in our challenges in a while now: we made a few changes to our challenge this year so please make sure to visit our updated Challenge Rules and Guidelines page so you're up to speed on the rules and the prizes.

Speaking of prizes...did you know that playing here or in our other challenges this month gives you a chance to win a $25 spending money to the store? We will randomly draw a winner from all the entries from 4 challenges (CAS Card Challenge, Mixed Media, CUTplorations, and this challenge) so the more you play, the better your odds are at scoring some spending money.

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 February to play :o)

Our theme is STAMPS & RETRO. It's easy to give projects that retro vibe. You can use colors reminiscent of the past or include retro or vintage images and elements. If you end up with a retro-inspired card that's also clean and simple, make sure to link it up to the February CAS Card Challenge.

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

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




WEI WEI (sketch)

LAURAJANE (theme and sketch)

JERRIE (theme and sketch)

JULIE (theme and sketch)

HELEN (sketch)

CHRIS (themeand sketch)

BECCA (theme)

SUCHI (sketch and 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 our main blog) to encourage others to play too. Please also display the challenge graphic (for the theme or the sketch or both) if possible. Blog entries not linking back to the challenge page post will not be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize.
  • Link up by February 28, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • Have fun creating your project(s)!

~ The STAMPlorations™ girls


  1. Wow amazing cards from the team and such a fun theme x

  2. Love that sketch. Never really understand retro but maybe I'll surprize us. Hugz

  3. Truly amazing cards from the DT for the fab theme and sketch! xxx


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