Wednesday, January 05, 2022

{January Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge}

Hello crafters! Happy New Year! Thank you for joining us for the first STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt Challenge of 2022. I hope you all had a crafty 2021 despite everything that has been going on in the world and that 2022 brings you loads of inspiration and a chance to do more of the things you love to do. 

This month we have a fun theme for you to kick off the new year in a crafty way. Hopefully, you feel inspired to join us for the challenge. Do check out our updated challenge rules and prize info here. 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 February 10th, so don't forget to check in on that date if you play along.

Our January theme is Stamps and Cups. 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.)
  • Projects must be NEW, not something you created or posted on your blog/IG prior to this challenge starting.
  • 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 the challenge graphic and have a text link back to the challenge post (blogs only).
  • Link up by January 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).

January 2022 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. Oooh, love the fun bright colours. Lovely makes from the team. Hugz

  2. What a great prompt, and fabuoous cards by the DT
    Stay safe

  3. Love the fun colors in the photo prompt! Great cards!

  4. So fun with the pretty colors!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. I love rainbows and cups, amazing inspirations!


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