Thursday, June 29, 2023

Winners for Challenge #301 - Swift Seashells

What is it about seashells that is so appealing? Whatever it is, it seemed to attract many of you to get your adrenaline flowing for our Speed Stamping challenge over the last two weeks. As a member of the Design Team, besides being able to admire your beautiful cards, I really love reading your blog posts, especially for the speed stamping challenges! I can just feel the tension as you work to finish your timed masterpieces, and I am in awe! Well done! Also, a warm welcome to the many new crafters who have found our challenge in recent weeks!

Now on to our winners for this challenge! 

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Our Top Pick is: Christine from Scrapacrolles

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Christine used some beautiful designer paper to form her background for this speed stamping challenge - which is a great technique for a challenge of this kind! Then she found some pre-die cut seashells from her scrap pile and other nautical symbols to add to her feature panel that are so cute and whimsical they immediately grab your attention! When you add to that a couple of bold, cute sentiments and some eye-catching embellishments and you have a really cute seashell card completed in 7 minutes and 30 seconds! Perfect!

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Our Featured Artist is:  Stephanie L.

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Stunning simplicity are the words I would use to describe Stephanie's entry! The focal point is one embossed image in white on a kraft background and it is so effective, it was a near unanimous choice for the Design Team, which almost never happens! The sentiment is embossed in navy and with the red and white striped baker's twine adorning the top, it creates a real nautical feel for the whole card! The depth of the white embossed image is what creates that spectacular look and it is perfect to use for a speed challenge, so Stephanie could create her project in 8 minutes and 27 seconds, well within the 10 minute limit. Congratulations!

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


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. Join us tomorrow morning for a new sketch challenge on our page at  As You See It Challenge.  


  1. Thanks for the HM....all the beachy cards were amazing!

  2. I was so excited to see my card in your winners post. Thank you so very much for the kind words about my creation and for choosing me as Featured Artist. Congrate to Christine, LeAnne and Jennie as well.