Thursday, July 16, 2020

Winners for Challenge #229 - Adventure Awaits

It was so much fun to see all your vacation dream plans presented in card form! Thanks so much for tucking us in your suitcases and taking us along for the ride! There were such a variety of ways of showing us where you would go if you could and what you would do! Here are the winners:

We had two people who tied for Top Pick: 

Our  first Top Pick is: Eunice Stoneman

The Design Team really loved Eunice's great take on the vacation theme, with a child's view of holidays, from the adorable childlike drawing of the sun and the sentiment to the playful paper designs and finally the universal children's refrain: "Are we there yet?" ten minutes into the journey! It's a great layout, well executed with the panels of paper matted with contrasting black so they pop off the page, and the sun and sentiment forming an eye-catching focal point! 

Our second Top Pick is: Karen Finkle

Karen's fancy fold card blew us all away with it's attention to detail and the three dimensional look of it! It's great the way the designer map paper is can be seen through the globe die cut, and echoed on the top panel. The clean and simple neutral and metallic palette give the card a great masculine feel as well! Don't you love the three little gold metallic pearls on the sentiment strip at that jaunty angle? Definitely adventure seeking!

Our Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt

Heather's lovely watercolour design left the whole design team longing for a relaxing tropical vacation! You know the kind: sun, sand, books, naps, swims, good meals, sea breezes and dips in the ocean! Who knows when we'll get to do that again, but Heather's card definitely got us all in the right mood! We loved the colours of the tropics, the watercolouring skill and the overall nostalgia she was able to evoke! Congratulations!

And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

3. Jaydee

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Speed Stamping Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.


  1. Thank you so much for choosing my card for the honor of being one of your Top Picks. Congratulations to Karen Finkle for also being chosen for Top Pick, and to Heather Heroldt for being chosen as Featured Artist. All the cards submitted were so pretty, I am sure it was a difficult decision for the Design Team.

  2. Aw, thanks so much for the pick! This challenge was definitely bittersweet for me, lol - I know we all are longing to get away, lol. Congrats to all on your lovely cards! Keep the vacay vibes going!

  3. Thank you so much for one of the top picks. Congrats to all the others.