Sketch 22 Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hi Everybody,

it’s time again for another sketch challenge at STAMPlorations and we are welcoming Leslie from The Crooked Stamper as our guest designer. As always the sketch on offer is very versatile and you can use any style of card or project as long as the sketch is recognizable. Here it is:


This challenge will run until 31st October and the winner will be announced 2nd November.

Here is my piece of inspiration for you:


Joyful Present 1

It is pretty straight forward …. emboss a piece of card using a suitable embossing folder, stamp the gift from STAMPlorations current STAMP CLUB set ‘Joyful’ onto your matching die cut – here is me hoping that Shery has already added them to the shop LOL, if not she’ll be doing that very soon-, colour the gift using Spectrum Noir Markers, stamp sentiment, attach your gift using foam dots and finish by adding a couple of gems.


Hope you enjoyed my little offering. If you feel inspired to enter our sketch challenge, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to enter and join the fun plus of course to see all the fab projects my teamies have created for your inspiration.

This is also where you can find out about the great prizes you can win in our challenges. We always have several of them on the go such as the ANYTHING GOES Challenge which is open to anyone using STAMPloratons Stamps, links to all our current challenges can be found at the top of our Home Page.

Enjoy the fun and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

the stamps I used:



Spectrum Noir markers by Crafter’s Companion

Xcut embossing folder by docrafts – check here for your local stockist

Elegant Eggplant ink and River Rock card stock by Stampin’Up!

Base card and gems from stash

October Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hi Everyone,

it’s time again for another one of our monthly challenges at STAMPlorations, this time it is Stamps & Embossing.


This challenge will run until 31st October and the winner will be announced 5th November.

For this month of September we are welcoming Virginia Lu as our guest designer. You can find hers and all the stunning projects my teamies made on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog.

This is my creation for you …


Christmas Magic

I used stamps from two of the Christmas sets which were released last month, HOLIDAY SKETCHES Christmas Candles and VIGNETTE Christmas Block, plus the sleigh from this months’ Stamp Club Set Joyful. For more information about the Stamp Club click on the graphic in my sidebar.

I gold embossed the sleigh on red card and fuzzy cut it, stamped my sentiment in black and the snowflakes in white on a piece of vellum which I layered on some embossed gold mirror card. I attached it to a piece of red card, added a strip of Washi tape and adhered it to my cream base card. I then added the die cut holly and my sleigh before finishing off with some red gems.

Pop over to the Stamplorations Blog for more information about all the fabulous prizes you could win in our challenges plus if you enter all three challenges in October you could win these fabulous rub ons.

Pack of 12 Rubons Transfers Rub-ons Assorted - Cardmaking Mixed Media Scrapbooking - New without packaging

Hope you enjoyed my piece of inspiration, back soon with more …

Happy crafting!!! 🙂

the sets I used: