Sunday, 4 December 2016

Challenges for Days - Sunday List

Please note that this is just a guide and be sure to visit each site to ensure you have all the rules for each challenge.

Do you know of a challenge that isn't on our list? Please email Zoe ( and let us know!! 

Lastly, please always double check the challenge site for rules & more information. Thank you; every Design Team we know will appreciate it.

Christmas Card Challenges - CU, Open, T3, SW, W - Anything Goes but MUST be Christmas + Twist: TBA
Come and Get It - Open, E2, T3, RW, W - Christmas (til Dec. 31)
Cupcake Inspirations - Open, T5, E3, W -  Photo (See below)
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Open, E3, T3, RW, W - Traditional Christmas Colours
Left of Center - Open but not Mainstream, SW, T3 - TBA
Outlawz CAS - Open, Must sign in, MU CAS, E1, RW - Silver or Bells
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - E1, RW, top 3 shares, W - Anything Goes but MUST use snippets
Retro Sketches - Open, OE3, T8, JFF, W - Always a sketch (See below)
Robyn's Fetish - Open, E3, T3, RW, W - Square or Rectangle Cards 
Sunday Post Card - Open, 6" x 4" postcards only, JFF, W - Winter
The Paper Players - Open, OE4 - Colors/Sketch/Theme (See below)
AAA Cards Open, CAS, E3, SW (W1 of 2) - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps Open, Must Stamp, E3, RW (if prize) or SW, T3 (W1 of 2) - Christmas
CAS on Sunday Open, Must be CAS, E1, SW (W2 of 2) - Christmas
CD Sunday Open, MU something from a CD, T3 (W2 of 2) - White Christmas
Colour Your World (Lacy Sunshine) - Open, E3, T3, Must follow, Hand colored image (W2 of 4) - Anything goes
The Craft Barn Open, RW, W, MU theme (W1 of 2) - TBA
The Craft Barn Open, RW, pick a word beginning with letter given & use for project + use dictionary definition in project (W2 of 2) -  "Y"
Crafting When We Can Open, E2, T3, SW (W2 of 2) -  Bingo (See below)

Dragonfly Journeys - Open, E5 (W2 of 2) - Christmas Critters
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Open, Must follow, E3, T3, RW (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Love To Create Open, T3, RW (UK only) (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Mixed Media 

Magnolia-licious - MU, E3, RW (W2 of 2) - Need a Little Christmas
MarkerPOP - MU product they carry, OE10,W, T3 R (W2 of 2) - Color (See below)
One Stitch At A Time Open, E3 if not using their images, T3, RW (W2 of 2) - Buttons and Bows
Paper Artsy Open, OE1, RW (W2 of 2) - TBA
Pile It On Open, T3, RW (W2 of 2) - 2 Patterns

Stella Says Sketch - Open, CU, E3, T3, RW (W2 of 2) - Sketch (See Below)
Sunday Stamps - Open (must stamp), 1 top pick from each DT (W1 of 2) - Sketch/Colors - see below


613 Avenue Create - Open, E3, T3, SW, W - (Dec) - Anything Goes w/ Opt: Holiday Happiness
Angie's Digital Stamps - Open, 1st Sunday to last Friday, E3, Follow, RW, T3 - (Dec) - Always Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge Open, E3, T6, SW, M - (Dec) - TBA
Delicious Doodles - Open, E3, M - (Dec) - Traditional Christmas Colours
Dragonfly Dreams Open, SW, T3, M - (Dec) -  Christmas
Fashionable Stamping Open, Must Rubber Stamp, T3, SW, M - (to Dec 10) - Tis the Season
Great Impressions CU, E1, T5, RW, SW, M - (Dec) - Anything Goes
Just for Fun Rubber Stamps MU rubber stamps, JFF Stamp to win, E3, OE5,
 M -  (Dec) - Christmas or Winter
Lasting Memories Layouts SB Layouts Only, T3, M - (Dec) -  Use Only 1 Photo
Mixed Media World Open, Mixed Media, 2nd Sunday, SW, T3 (Dec) - Assemblage/ Altered Art
Penny Black and More Open, No Digis, E3, T3, RW, M - (Dec) - Black & White plus 1
Stamping Sensations Open, Must Stamp, Digi OK, E3, T3, SW (w/ prize), M - (Dec) -  Floral Fancies
STAMPlorations Mixed Media - Open, No Cards, Must stencil, Use site graphic in post, SW, TP, M - (Dec) - Always Anything Mixed Media Goes

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Challenges for Days - Saturday List

This list is just a guide so please check the rules on the challenge blogs to be sure your entry qualifies.  We will be adding new challenges as we find them - If you are involved in a challenge, or know of one we've missed and would like to see it listed, please leave us a link in the comments box.

52 Christmas Throwdown - Open must be Christmas, OE10, Top honour, honourable mentions - Pick any 2016 challenge will last all month.
Allsorts - Open, E3, RW, T5, W - CAS
Catch the Bug - MU, E3, RW - Day 1 of 7 days of challenges, see site for details
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Open must be Christmas, RW, W - Vintage or anything Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Open, E1, JFF -  S T A R include something starting with each letter of the word star.
Hiding in my Craft-room - Open, E3, RW monthly, W - Christmas Colours (or any festival you celebrate in December)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Open, E3, RW, W - Christmas themed 3 2 1 challenge 3 colours, 2 embellishments, 1 technique
Just us Girls - Open, W - Word Week, Christmas tree
Kraftin' Kimmie - CU to win, RW, W - Paper Piecing
Less is More - Open must be CAS, OE5, T3, W  - Primary Colours
Outlawz PAM - Open, Must sign in, E1, W theme w/ RW monthly - Friendship
Sweet Stampin' - Open must stamp, E2, Monthly Draw - TBA
Sketch Saturday -  W, E3,  - Sketch, see below

Addicted to CAS - Open, 2W, SW,T3, E2, OE10 - (W2 of 2) - Congratulations
A Gem of a Challenge - Open, RW, T3, (W2 of 2) - Snowmen/women
Always Use Rubber - Open (must stamp), T3 monthly winner (W1 of 2) - Any Festival
Crafting with Dragonflies - Open, T3, (W2 of 2) - What ever the weather
Di's Digi Designs - CU (entry into special draw), E3, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) Traditional Christmas Colours
Fantasy Stampers  - MU Stamps (no Digis), E3, JFF, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) CAS Christmas
Inkspirational - Open, 2W, JFF,T3 - (W1 of 2) - CAS with sparkle
My Sheri Crafts - Open, RW, E3, 2W - () Challenge Closed
My Time To Craft  - Open, JFF, T3 2W - (W1 of 2) Christmas Animals
Send a Smile 4 Kids - must be for Children, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) Winter Fun for Kids
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - Open, OE10 (W2 of 2) - U is for UFO
The Pencil Case - MU hand colouring, E2, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes

Blog Studio 75 - CU, E3, M - (December) Christmas Decoration
Crafty Calendar - Open, Must Follow, E3, SW, T3, M - (December) Christmas Time
Penny Black Saturday - MU, RW, M - (December) Winter or Christmas
Scrapper's Delights - Open, E3, RW, M - (December) TBA

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges

Weekly Challenges

December Sketch


Have Fun


Friday, 2 December 2016

Challenges For Days - Friday's Challenges

Carol here with this weeks Friday's Challenges.

We try to make sure that our listings are up to date but mistakes do happen, please check that your entry qualifies for any challenge you enter.  It is frustrating for all concerned when its not right perhaps for something as simple as entering to many challenges.  If you do spot an error please leave a comment telling us, it would be such a help.

Brown Sugar - Open, E2, RW, T3, W  – (#227) - Anything Goes
Color My Heart - CU bonus point, SW, W (#222) – Always Colour, see below
Crafty Catz - Open, E3, SW, T3, W -(#349)- Anything Goes Twist Use Easel Card
Creative Corner Challenges - Open, E3, RW, T3, W – Vintage/ Retro Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - Open, JFF, W – Elemental Inspiration, see below
Just Add Ink - Open, OE5 (top peach), SW, T3, W (#339) – Sketch, see below
Journal 52 - Open JFF, W (#49) - Effy- Sorry, Not Sorry and Sarah -  No Regrets
Outlawz Festive Friday - Must sign in, 4 themes, E1, RW monthly - Themes: Santa's workshop, Santa's List Day, Christmas Angel , National Brownie Day
QKR Stampede - CU double entry must follow, E3, RW, T5, W (#220)  – Christmas Tags

Fortnightly (every 2  weeks)

Aloha Friday - CU double entry, E2, OE9, RW, T3,2W - (W1 of 2),  (#86) Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - “ T"is For Trees
ArtbyMiRan - Open but extra prize if used, hand coloured image, no all digital, E3, RW, T3 (W2 of 2), (#72) - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Open must be CAS, SW, T4, 2W, (W1of 2), (#162)  - Glitter and Snowflakes, see below
Colour Crazy Craft - (was Graph'It Colour Challenge) - Open, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) (#27)  - Always Anything Goes
CSI : Colour, Stories, Inspiration - Open,  Prizes Only For Scrapbook Pages - for more information please follow the link,  -   Major Case File 219 Closes 31ST Dec., see below
Creative Friday - Open, JFF, E4, 2W (W2 of 2) (#167) –  Photo Inspiration, see below
Creative Fingers -Open, E3, RW,(W2 of 2), (#121) - Always Anything Paper Craft Goes 
Cut it Up - Open must use a die cut must follow (prizes North America only), E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#110) – Holiday Tic - Tac - Toe, see below
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - Open, E3, OE10,RW, T5, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Christmas In Tones Or Pastels
Jingle Bells - Open must be Christmas, T3, 2W - (W0 of 2) - Back 1st Jan 2017
Morgan's ArtWorld - MU stamp/ digi, MF, RW, E3,2W (W2 of 2) (#24) - Tag It - Create A Tag
Polkadoodles - Open, OE9, SW, T2, 2W (W1 of 2) (48)  – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - MU lace, ribbon or trim, JFF, E6, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#154) – Winter Holiday - With Ribbon/Trim
Simply Create Too - Open, E3, T3, 2W - (W0 of 2), (#123) –  Back Jan 6th
Simply Papercraft - Open, E3, MF, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Tag You're It - CAS Tags (can be part of a larger project), Open, OE3, JFF, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2), (#61) - Always Inspiration Picture, see below
That's Crafty! - Open,  E3, RW - prizes UK Only - (W2 of 2) -  All Grungy
The Stamping Boutique - Open, CU, RW, (W2 of 2)Non - Traditional Christmas
Winter Wonderland - MU Digi must be Christmas, E3, RW, T3, (W1 of 2) - Frame It or Night Scene
Your Next Stamp - CU for top pick, RW, T1, (W2 of 2), (#53) - Sketch and/or Inspiration, see below 


A Day for Daisies - MU, E4, RW, M - (December) -  Add Some Sparkle
A Vintage Journey  - Open must be Vintage; Shabby; Mixed Media; Steam Punk; or Industrial Genre, RW, T3,M - (December)  - Winter Magic
Creative Artiste Challenge - Mixed media, Can use digis, MF, Open, E3, EO5, SW(s) (RW winners outside UK to pay shipping cost), M - (December) - Anything Mixed Media Goes 
Creative Carte Blanche - Open, JFF, E1, M - (December) –  Song Lyrics
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - Open, E1, RW, M - (December) - Christmas Wishes, see below
Pattie's Creations - CU preferred and extra entry, Mu digital or rubber stamped image, E2, RW, M - (December) - Anything Goes Related To Christmas or Winter  - but must feature digistamp or stamped image
STAMPlorations - CU, Must use stamps, T3 - wholly digital MU digital papers/ elements too, E3- if wholly digital E1 otherwise, M - (December)  - Theme and Sketch, see below
Quick Quotes - CU, E1, RW - USA Shipping only, T3, M - (December) -  Blue and Silver (or Grey)
Take It, Make It - Open, SW, RW - Prize as detailed on blog, E3, T3, M - (December) – Snow and Ice (Must use stamping) Also needed for publication in Craft Stamper Magazine cards see site for details


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Challenges for Days - Thursday's Challenges

Welcome to Thursday's challenges.  Check out each challenge's rules to be sure your entry qualifies, there is nothing more frustrating than doing all that work and entering just to be told you missed a condition and do not qualify!

We have lots of new challenges so get into your crafting space and find your mojo.  :-)  April

4 Crafty Chicks - Open, T3, W - #327 - Bears
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Open, E5, RW, T3, W -  #392 - Colour Combob (see below)
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open must be CAS, E3, OE5, T3, W - #202 - Seasonal Colours (Choose one from 2016)
Cas(e) this Sketch - Open, JFF, W -  #200 - Sketch (see below)
CCEE Stampers - Open, JFF, W - #1648 - Eat a Red Apple Day
Crafty Ribbons - Open, E5, RW, T3, W - #178 - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Open, E2, OE8, RW, W #170 - Festive Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Open, RW, W -  #454 - Toys or Transport
Go Tag Thursday Open, MU Tag, Top Picks, W -  #25 - Christmas Tree/Trees
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Open, Must sign in, E1/E2 if twist is used, RW - Anything Goes with optional twist of Christmas Cards

Art Impressions - CU extra votes, E2, SW, T2, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #198 - Shake a Little
As You Like It  - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Favorite Gold or Silver and Why
Aud Sentiments - Open, E5, SW, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #169 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Open, JFF, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #36 - Show a snowman
Cheery Lynn Designs - MU, E1 per wk, RW - (W2 of 2) - #243 - Sparkle and shine
Cookie Challenge - Open, E5, T2, RW, 2W (W2 of 2) -  Cookie Inspiration (see below)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Open, SW, T3, OE3, no all digi projects - (W2 of W2) - #29 - Winter time
Crimbo Crackers - Open must be Christmas, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #121 - Non Traditional Christmas
DL.ART - Thankful Thurs Challenge - Open, Must Follow, 2W (W2 of 2 ) - #193 - Colour challenge - Orange, Green and Brown
Fusion Challenge - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - It's Christmas (See Below)
In the Pink - Open must feature pink, E3, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  #108 - Cute and cuddly
Little Miss Muffet - Open, JFF, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - MU, E2, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Open, T3, E3, 2W (W2 of 2) - #34 - Anything Goes with Christmas
Perfectly Created Chaos - Open, JFF, 2W (W1 of 4) - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes (Whole Month of December)
Seize The Birthday - Open, SW, 2W, (W2 of 2) - Taking December off
Southern Girls Challenge - Open, E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #150 - Anything Goes 
Time Out Challenges - Open, 2W, SW, T3 - (W2 of 2) - #71 - Christmas with optional twist of glitter/shimmer

Bronte & Bella's Challenge - MU, E1, RW, - M - (December) - #270 - Anything Mo Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Open, E3, SW, T3, M (December) - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - (December) - #27 - Anything Goes with try a different coloring medium
Stamp and Stencils - Open (mixed media no digital), E3, OE10, JFF, T3, SW (December) - Creative Things for Christmas with Stamping and stencils.
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Open, E3, SW, T3, M (December) - Progressive Challenge

These are the Thursday Challenges we are aware of. The lists are prepared by humans and that means mistakes can (and will) be made; if you spot one, please let us know.   If you know of a challenge we don't list, please leave us a message in the comment box.

Have a great week. April. Kathy in for April

                                                     Picture Inspiration and Sketches

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

CAS Colours and Sketches

Choose Colour Combo from 2016

Two Weekly Challenges

Cookie Challenge


Time Out Challenges

Monthly Challenges