Friday, October 01, 2021

{October Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge}

Hello crafters! Welcome to the new season of STAMPlorations challenges. We hope you all had a wonderful and crafty summer and that you are excited as we are about our regular challenges returning. If you have played along with us before, you will know the ropes. If you are new to our challenges, a big welcome and we hope you will feel inspired to join us. Do check out our update challenge rules and prize info here.

We are kicking off our October STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt challenge right now! As always, we have prizes for grabs if you play along - one of the DT members will pick their favourite project to win a $20 prize code ($25 if you used STAMPlorations products as the main/focal point in your entry) to the STAMPlorations store and two randomly drawn crafters will win a $10 prize code ($15 if you used STAMPlorations products as the main/focal point in your entry). The winners will be announced on November 10th, so don't forget to check in on that date if you play along.

Our October theme is Stamps and Shine. As usual, we also have a photo prompt you can draw inspiration from. You can use the theme, the photo prompt or both to inspire your project. To be eligible for the prizes we ask that you follow a few very simple rules to make it fair and fun for everyone. You can link up a maximum of 3 projects (any kind!), no more, even if using different platforms. Your project is required to involve stamping of some kind (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Also, your project should be displayed in its full glory on your blog/Instagram/other platform, sneak peeks are not eligible for our challenges. Last but not least, don't forget to link to this post (find the link below) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes (if linking from a blog). All the challenge rules are summarised at the end of the post. And the most important rule is of course to have fun, get messy, inky and creative!

If you play, make sure you include the graphic in your post and link back (via text link) to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll find toward the end of this post.

Link back:

Now let's see how the design team have interpreted this month's theme and/or photo.




Inspired by the theme or photo? Please just keep in mind these simple rules:
  • Link up a maximum of 3 entries regardless of the platform you use for linking up your projects (blog, Flickr, IG, Splitcoast, etc.)
  • Entries should either be based on the theme, photo prompt, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps are OK. (But please don't use our challenges to enter projects you make for promotional purposes.)
  • No sneak peek projects! Full project photo must be displayed on the player's blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prizes, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link back to the challenge post (blogs only).
  • Link up by October 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner will receive a $20 prize code ($25 if a STAMPlorations product was used as the main/focal point of the card).
  • Two (2) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $10 prize code. ($15 if a STAMPlorations product was used as the main/focal point of the card).

October 2021 Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge 

Heads up! If you used at least one STAMPlorations product (digi or clear stamp, stencil, die, clear stickers, sequins, paper goods, or a page from any of our coloring books), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products! We draw two winners every month. You may also want to check out our other challenges. You can find links to all our challenges at the top of the page for more inspiration and more opportunities to win prizes.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

All players, please read:
Before you add your project to the link-up, make sure that you are already linking up to this challenge and the challenge graphic is displayed on your blog post. Otherwise, your entry may be deleted and/or not qualify for the prizes. Also, please link up a maximum of 3 entries -- whether you are linking from your blog or your Instagram account. The maximum number of entries is 3 per player, so linking up 2 of your projects from your blog and 2 projects from your Instagram account will disqualify you from the voting/random drawing and prizes.


  1. Wonderful cards and fabulous shiny inspiration, thank you x.

  2. All made wonderful cards interpreting the photo prompt!

  3. Thanks for the challenge inspiration! Beautiful cards!

  4. Love this month's prompt and the beautiful design team samples. Thanks for the challenge!

  5. Pretty photo and lovely makes from the team. Hugz

  6. Lovely sparkle on your pretty card. Thanks so much for joining our October stamps and sparkle theme and photo prompt challenge over at STAMPlorations xx

  7. Good to see some project ideas. Neat to browse the entries.


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