Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Challenges for Days, Wednesday's Challenges

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Addicted to Stamps & More - Open, OE9, T4, SW - (#275)
                    Photo Inspiration
Color Throwdown - Open, JFF -  (CTD #476) 
                    Use Color Palette, (see below)
CraftaholicsRUs - Open, T3 - (#3)
                    Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - 
                    Out of this World
Fab'nFunky - Open, E unlimited(unless Sponsor), DT Comment on 1/2,
                   1 Entry in Weekly Draw, T3, SW, Some weeks: JFF- (#) 
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, Must Include Sketch,Use Keyword from Sketch
                    OE3 (no other Sketch Challenges), T10, SW - (#FMS320) 
                   A Sketch by Kim, (see below)
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3 -  (#)
                    Round Up Time!
Mod Squad - CU (double entry), MF, T3, RW, See Extra Entry Clarifications  
My Favorite Things - Open (CU MFT stamps for bigger prize), RW -  (#MFTWSC368) 
                    Sketch - see below
Outlawz Sketch - Open, Must Sign In, MU Sketch, E1, RW(monthly)
                    Always A Sketch (see below)
Paper Craft Crew - CU at least 3 Stampin' Up Products,
                    Must Include Code/Keyword, OE3, E3, SW4 - (#PCC276) 
                    Color Challenge
Paper Shelter - MU for E3, Other is E1, RW -  (#322)
                   Shape it up!
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Open, T3 - (#3)
                   Photo Inspiration, (see below)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, T3, RW - (#)
Simon Says Stamp - Open, E5, RW - 
                    Add A Sentiment
Sunny Day Crafting - Open, E1, Must Follow Theme, T3 - (#3) 
                    C is for Color It
The Merry Christmas Challenge  - Open, T10  (#3) 
                    Anything Goes & Christmas (Optional:  Stockings)
The House that Stamps Built - Open, Extra Entry if 'Repeat Impressions' Stamp,         RW(monthly) (J1718)
                    Inspiration Palette Challenge, (see below)
The Three Muses - Open, JFF -  
                    Incredible Hats
Watercooler Wednesday - OE7, JFF, SW -  (#WWC153) 
                   Gail's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Fortnightly/Two Weekly
Butterfly Challenge - Open, Must Include a Butterfly, E3, T3, RW & Top 3 -W 1 of 2  (#93
                    Butterflies + X is for Xtra Fold and/or the colour Peacock Blue/Green.
Crafty Gals Corner - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW -  (#157)  W 2 of 2  

                    Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Open, MF, Must Comment, E3, T3, SW - W 2 of 2 (#134)  
                    Anything Goes / Optional Twist: New + DT Call
Deep Ocean Challenge  - Open, T3 - W 2 of 2 - (#172) 
                    Something New
Double D Challenges - Open, E3, T3, RW - W 1 of 2 
                    Kitchen is the Heart of the Home -- using mood board (see below)
Frilly and Funkie - Open, Must be Vintage, E3, OE9, RW, SW W 1 of 2 
                   2018 - The Year of ((insert YOUR word here))
I Love ProMarkers - MU pen from ranges listed in rules, E3, T3, RW - W 2 of 2 - (#350) 
                    Thank you
Inspiration Destination - Open, MF, E unlimited (DT Comment on 1), 
                    T3- W 1 of 2(#142)
                    Always Anything Goes -- OPTIONAL TWIST - Wet or Dry Embossing
Midweek Magnolias - MU, OE4, T3, RW - W 2 of 2 - (#180) 
                    Anything Goes
Moo Mania - Open, Any Format Goes, JFF - W 2 of 2 
                    Frosty Winter
Muse Christmas Visions - Open but must be Christmas or Winter, MF,
                     Must Vote on 3, T5(by votes), 2W W 2 of 2 (#MCV91)
                   Always Christmas, (see below for inspiration card)
Scrapy Land - MU a Low Profile or Steel Rule Die from a Brand they stock,
                    E5, RW (1), SW (1) - W 2 of 2 - (#82) 
                    Always Anything Goes
Stampavie - Open, MUST Stamp, JFF - W 2 of 2 (#297) Note: Blog states this a 4 week challenge
                    Something New
Stampotique Designers - Open but NO Digis, 1 Linky for all the Month's Entries,
                    T3, E2, EO4, RW - W 1 of 2 (#SDC290) 
                    Spots and Dots
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - CU, Must Comment, T3, SW - (#SSW2 128)
                    Sketch, (see below)
The Card Concept - MU Inspiration, E6 (1 for each of 6 styles), OE2,
                    SW(up to 12) - W 2 of 2 (#84)
                    Sweet Inspiration, (See Below)
The Male Room - Open, SW -W 1 of 2   - (#77) 
Word Art Wednesday - CU the week's Word Art File, Include Scripture or an
                    Uplifting Quote, No "Dark" Images, Nothing contrary to Biblical Scripture,
                    Must be Family Friendly, E5, RW - W 1 of 2 - (#318-319)
                    Blog note: "Still looking for a few Guest Designers for 2018."
                    Anything Goes - Optional text (See below)

ABC Christmas - Open, MUST Be Christmas, T3, RW - JAN
                   'A is for Antlers' and 'B is for Birds'
Sugar Pea Designs - Open, CU for Double Prize, T3, RW - JAN (#39) 
                    Mix It Up (see below) 
The Crafty Addicts - Open, E3, T3, SW JAN - (#44) 
                    Anything goes - Optional: Winter Blues
Creative Inspirations - Open, T3, RW - JAN  
                    Something New!
That's Crafty! - RW, T3, ML, E3 - JAN
                    Feeling Blue

Starts 2nd Wednesday of the Month 
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Open, E2, T3 - 
                    Anything Christmas Goes
Words To Craft By - Open, OE10, RW(prize), SW -JAN - (W2CB49) 
                     The Magic of Beginnings:  "And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." Meister Eckhart

Starts 2nd/4th Wednesday of the Month
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open, E3, T3, SW - W 2 of 2
                    Frame It
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, SW, T3 - W 2 of 2 - (#358) 
                    Anything Goes

Images, Sketches, Photo Inspirations


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Challenges For Days - Tuesday Challenges

**Please bear with us - this is a difficult time of year to work on the lists; challenges take breaks but neglect to post it, they change the days or weeks they post challenges and
some continue their break long after the date they said they'd return. SO PLEASE, if you see an error on any of our lists, please drop us a note in the comments section.
Thank you!!**

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 or send us an email at

Right now we have no openings for volunteers, BUT we will gladly keep your email for when the time comes when we do need help, so feel free to email us! We would like to expand what our list offers.

All you need is a blogger account and about one hour a week, please take a look at "Joining our Happy Band."  There is so much we'd like to accomplish with this blog so if you have a little bit of spare time then drop us an email.

Thank you! 

CASology - Open, SW - (#283) 
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open, Must Be CAS, E3, OE5, T3 -  (#255) 
                    Colours - see below
City Crafter - Open, SW - (#395) 
                    At the Tearoom
                    Picture Inspiration: see below
Crafty Sentiments - Open, E3, T3, RW -  
                    Anything Goes - Winter
Die Cuttin' Divas - MU, T3, RW -  (#352) 
                    Dragons - see below
Digi Choosday Challenge (Polkadoodles) - Open, E2, T3, RW - (WK03) 
                    Anything Goes
Outlawz - Color Challenge - Must Sign In, MU Color Combo & Twist,
                    E1, RW (monthly) -  
                    Photo Inspiration - see below
                   Twist:  None            
Paper Minutes - Open, JFF - W - (#521)
Passion for ProMarkers - MU, T3, RW -  (#427) 
                    Something New
Shopping Our Stash - Open, OE12, T3 -  (#337) 
                    Getting Sentimental
Stamp, Ink Paper Challenge - Open, T3 -  (#133) 
                    Sketch! - see below
Through the Craft Room Door - Open, E2 - Jan 16th
                    Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Open, RW - (#436) 
                    Sketch - see below
Tuesday Throwdown - Open, Must Stamp, E3 (E1 Anything Goes),
                    T3, RW - (#375) 

Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)

Papercraft Challenges - Open, Must Stamp, OE4, T3, RW - W1 of 2 - (#3) 
                    Trifold Card
Cardz 4 Guyz - Open, E3, T3, JFF - W1of 2 - (#186)
                    January Blues
Cuttlebug Mania - MU Manual Machines, E3, T2, SW - W1 of 2 -
                    Valentines Day _ see below
Everybody Art Challenge - Open, RW - W1 of 2 - (#417) 
                    Butterfly or Heart
Fairy Tale Challenge - Open, NO Digi Stamps, SW - W1 of 2 - (#185) 
                    Photo Inspiration - see below
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Open, SW - W1 of 2 - (#281) 
                    Picture Inspiration - see below
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Open, E3, No Digital Projects - W1 of 2 - (#59) 
                    Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational - Open, T3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#207) 
                    Picture Inspiration - see below
Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Open, Older Stamps and it's Age, January -
                    5RU, JFF, SW - W1of 2 - (#78) 
                    White out!! - see below
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Open, Must Be Christmas,
                    E3, OE15 - W2 of 2 - (#22)
                    Anything Christmas Goes - will run until 4th Feb
Try It on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5, RW - W2 of 2 
                    My Favourite Things

Monthly Challenges
Creates and Makes Challenge Blog - Open, E3, T3, RW - January (#18) 
                    Theme: TBA - NO UPDATE SINCE 28 NOVEMBER
                    Optional: TBA
Ike's World Challenge Blog - (Now Monthly challenges) CU (extra entry), 3E, 2W - January (#104)
                    Theme: Anything Goes
                    Twist: New Beginnings
Magnolia-Licious Challenge - MU (see challenge rules), E3 - January (#17) 
                    Anything Goes
                    Option: None
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Open, CW, CT3, Badges - January
                    Its a Banner Year
The Cat's Pajamas - Open, CU - (#342) 
                    Make a Scene
The Sketch File - Open, JFF - January
                    Always a Sketch - see below
Tiddly Inks Challenge - MU, 2SW - January 02nd(#209) 
                    Anything Tiddly Inks Goes
Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Open, T3 - January (#353) 
                    January Technique Challenge - see below
                    Burst of Colour
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Open, E3, DT T3, CW, RW - Jan 02 - (#28) 
                    Anything Goes

Starts on the 2nd Tuesday each month
A Snowflakes Promise Open, E3, Season themes, RW, T3 JFF - Jan - (#47)
                    Anything Goes

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges

Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)

Cuttlebug Mania
Fairytale Challenge

Retro Rubber 


Try Stampin' on Tuesday

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