Monday, February 1, 2016

Challenge #21 ATC Pocket Letters

The winner of our #20 Clean and Simple Challenge is 

Congratulations ..... Kim from Craftisan Studios

Please email Nikki ( by the end of February to claim
your $10 prize. Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email, as well as the stamp/s you would like. You can shop at either Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda.
Also, please pick up the challenge winners badge to proudly display on your blog.

Challenge #21 ATC Pocket Letters

Welcome to our new challenge. 

We will be changing things up a little here and sharing projects at the start of the challenge and mid way through the month. So please come back mid month for more inspiration.

Our challenge this month is ATC Pocket Letters. Pocket Letters are very popular, and there are various trading groups out there, trading all around the world. A pocket letter is essentially a decorated pen pal letter using a 9-pocket trading card sleeve. You create ATC's fill each pocket with an ATC and some goodies, a letter, or anything else you like. Here is a link to a Youtube video explaining in more detail what they are. 

If you do not have the plastic storage sleeve or want to include goodies as for an actual pocket letter trade, please just show your 9 ATCs.

You can use any company's images you like to join our challenge, but if you use any images from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda you will get two entries into the draw to win the prize, yes that's double the chance to win.

Reminder of our new prize system
To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our challenges we have a new format for our new blog!
1 - 4 entries = a winner will be awarded our Challenge Badge 
5+ entries = one winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ entries = one winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
you get the Challenge Badge to proudly display on your blog too!

A quick reminder about our rules:
Please incorporate some rubber stamping into your project and be sure to read our rules in full so that your entry is eligible to win the prize :) There is no longer a requirement to leave a comment, but if you feel inspired, please leave us some love.

Did you know that you can play in our Challenges even if you don't have a blog!
Simply upload your project to a photo sharing site, including your own personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public" and include the name of our Challenge in your photo description! You can not link to projects shared in a closed Facebook Group because the linky tool can't access it there! It's that easy so do join the fun!

Some inspiration from our Team Inspire:

Leigh has used Lost Coast Designs:
Cat and Bird, More Cats - a set of 3, (Happy Cat is also available as a single), Journaling Letter Guide ATC size stamp, Set of Crowns, Doodle Circles,
Cityscape 7" and Lost Coast Designs Journaling Stencil 
9 ATCs displayed inside the trading card sleeve
The Pocket Letter's matching envelope
For Karens Alice in Wonderland themed pocket letter she has used Lost Coast Designs Alice stamps, and borders : Numbers and Tear drops :

Close Up : 

Goodies in the pockets :  ATCs

Reminder to read our rules so that your entry is eligible to win prizes :) 

Tell all your friends, come join us, and stay to play :)

Reminder : You do not need to leave comments to be eligible to win, but please do leave some love if you feel inspired. 


  1. These look awesome! I especially love the cats!

  2. I've never made a pocket letter but you inspire me to try. Love the union jack and cats. So cool. Hugz

  3. Love the union flag background and ATC's also love the word saying!

  4. Love the Alice in Wonderland ATC's to to One!

  5. Congratulations to Kim for your CAS project!

  6. Thanks so much for the win! I'm so looking forward to my new stamps! WOOOOOOOT!

  7. Just a quick comment to say thank you so much for my stamps (courtesy of the EAP Appreciation Day Hop) - can't wait to use them!!

  8. Love all the pocket letters, so many fun stories and images there!~kim

  9. OK Leigh, what's the secret to photographing the ATCs IN their pockets without having distorting shine blurring parts of some? And what a clever use of the Union Jack.

  10. Susan, Love your Unicorn pocket letters, just wonderful!

  11. Hello! I'm new to blog challenges, so was thrilled to find this pocket letter challenge and have submitted an entry. I love the Pussy Cat/London themed PL and who doesn't love Alice in Wonderland? The cat and bird stamp and the cat and crown stamp are simply adorable! Are there any retail outlets for these in the UK, please?


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