Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1 2017 Challenge

Hello there!

Woo hoo, today we launch a brand new challenge with our new Design Team!!  We can't wait to share some amazing inspiration with you!   But first let's chat about the sponsors for this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!

 Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

AND thank you to Lindy's Stamp Gang, who are also sponsoring this challenge, they are also offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to a second lucky participant!

Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more! Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes! 
For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit: 

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date!  For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our September 1st challenge will guest for our November 1st challenge!

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....

We have a wonderful guest designer joining us for this challenge, please help us welcome Val Thorpe to our April 1st challenge!!

I will let Val tell you a bit about herself....
"My name is Val Thorpe and I am a wife, mother of two, MIL of two and granny of three. I live in South Africa where we have been for the last 37 years and I love it despite all our challenges. I have been scrapping for about 12 years now and I can be found most days in my rather gorgeous studio playing. I have been on the DT of OUAS, CSI, Lets Scrap, Feeling Sketchy, Black with 1, and Scrap Africa. I have been published in several magazines including a couple of overseas one and I have taught classes too but I don’t really enjoy teaching. I withdrew from all of it when my grandies were born as I am very busy with them but this year I decided it was my time again and so here I am. My style is clean and simple and I love double layouts with lots of photo. My main focus of scrapbooking is the journaling and then the photos. I love colour and I have just started project life which I am really getting hooked into. I make cards too and love stamps and the techniques that you can use. I am an avid photographer and I have lots of willing subjects, I love to read and I have my extensive music collection playing most days. You can find me on... 

Here is Val's layout based on our sketch.

Thank you for joining us Val, we just love your super fun layout!

Now lets have a look at our gorgeous DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)....

Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by April 29th 2017 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes!   All prizes will be drawn randomly using to pick a number.

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole as it can be hard for our team to find your layout, especially if you blog often. You can also link from any gallery including Facebook and Flickr. (Though we may not be able to comment in all forums.)

Feel free to combine this sketch challenge with other non-sketch challenges, such as colour challenges.

Please post a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.  We would also love for you to share the sketch, too!

Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!


  1. Love the sketch, this will be fun to work with. Great reveals and inspiration from the Design Team

  2. What an awesome sketch and amazing reveals! Added to April's Big List of Challenges :)


    Loved using this sketch!

  4. Here is my entry, where I've tried to push beyond the boundaries of colours I would normally use together for a bold statement.

  5. I hope that worked as I can't see anything!

  6. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and for the fun sketch to create with!


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