Saturday, 28 July 2018

Challenges for Days is 5 Years Old !

If you are looking for the post to comment and win the Super Saturday Giveaway, you are in the correct place!  Each day, we'll add another link which will lead you to the featured prize post for that day.  Use the links each day to whose blog you will need to visit to qualify for that day's prize pack!   We'll start with:

Sunday:        NanaConnie

We thought you'd might enjoy learning about how Challenges for Days came into existence so, we have asked Zoe Sanderson, the original owner and the brains behind the list to write up a little history:

Wow, this blog that I started in 2013 is still going strong and, if anything, is bigger and better than ever. The current team is celebrating the anniversary this year with a special bash, and Christi Conley, the current team leader, invited me back to join in the fun and games.

So how did Challenges for Days come to be? Having once been part of another team that published daily lists of challenges, I missed it! Besides, my seeking ideas and inspiration meant all those sites were being visited anyway. There were one or two things that I felt could be tweaked for improvement, like the way the lists were laid out. The rules and regulations for volunteer list managers and listed challenges were lightened.

Having decided on doing the blog, the next thing was to get some help. Using social media, the cry went out. I was also running a challenge blog at that time and some of the team from there stepped up to help. The lists in the first week were all researched, laid out, and written by me. Initially there were just 4 or 5 of us doing the lists; it took over a year for the team to be large enough to have a different person for each list and there are now 8 different lists in total. It also took a year before people were using us on a regular basis. With the hard work and support of the many volunteers, the blog grew to become a very successful one today.

Someone I knew just distantly on Face Book at the start was on the original team and, very quickly, we became good friends. That was Christi who took over from me a couple of years ago when my paper crafting mojo flagged.

The way the lists are laid out, Weekly, Fortnightly, and Monthly continued. The appearance of the site was spruced up with the great look it has today. There is still the minimum of regulation. The purpose of the lists as a resource for people looking for challenges to enter is still at the heart of it.

If you are inspired by this week of celebration to join this group and help, I'm sure they would love to hear from you. Having help you can call when needed is a benefit to the whole team. When something happens in an emergency, knowing you have a substitute is ideal. Details of how to contact them are here on the Challenges for Days site. Join our happy band.

Thank you to all team members past and present; congratulations to the current team on organising and arranging this Birthday Bash.

Now, don't leave without leaving a post on THIS page so you can be eligible to win the Super Prizes on Saturday. We hope to see you posting on our List Manager's personal blogs so you win one of the goodie packs they are giving away!

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE Comment per participant!!

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Challenges For Days - Sunday Challenges

Challenges for Days is turning 5 and we're having a Birthday Bash to celebrate it!  Be sure to check out the pinned post at the top of our blog (here) and follow the instructions to be in on the draws for all the prizes!

Please always double check the challenge site for rules and more information. Thank you.  Every Design Team we know will appreciate it.

Do you know of a challenge that isn't on our list? Please comment with a link and let us know or send us an email at
Thank you for stopping by  Marlene 

Outlawz Songs & Rhymes - Open, E1, Lyrics for Inspiration, RW(monthly) - 
            Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Sunday Post Card - Open, 6" x 4" postcards only, JFF - 
The Paper Players - Open, OE4 - (#402)
           Clean And Simple

AAA Cards - Open, CAS, E3, SW - W1 of 2 (#120)
           Somewhere over the rainbow
CD Sunday - Open, MU something from a CD, T3 - W1 of 2 -
           Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Open, E5, JFF - W1 of 2 - (#123)
           Christmas in July
International Art & Soul - Open, E3, JFF - W2 of 2 (#37)
            Summer Fun
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#86)
           Always Anything Goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - E1, T3, MU Snippets, RW W1 of 2 - (331)
           Anything Goes
Stella Says Sketch - Open, CU, E3, T3, RW - W4 of 4 - (#611) 
           Sketch (see below) Runs monthly June - End of August
Sunday Stamps - Open, Must Stamp, DT Top Picks (JFF) - W2 of 2  (#183)
           Tranquil Cottage Colours - see below
The Library Challenge  Open UE, UOE, JFF, DT, Fav  - W1 of 2 - (#12)
           The Little Mermaid

613 Avenue Create - Open, E3, T5 - July(#210) 
           Anything Goes + Twist: Create your Own Designer Paper
Addicted to Stamps - Open, Must Stamp, E3, T3, RW(if prize) or SW - July(#166)  
            Summer Break
Angie's Digital Stamps - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - July(#22) 
            Anything Goes with OPTIONAL No Twist 
The Corrosive Challenge - Open, E3, T6, SW - July(#7) 
            Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Open, RW, T3 - July
Lasting Memories Layouts - SB Layouts Only, T3 - July (#404) 
             All About Me Throwback to the Glory Days
Love To Create - Open, T3, RW (UK only) - July(#10)
             Always Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media - Mixed Media, Open, M, MF, SW, T5 - July
              Anything Goes + Optional Pastel
Penny Black and More - Open, No Digis, MU, E3, T3, RW - July --
              Things with Wings
Pile It On - Open, T3, RW - July(#144) 
              Vintage Retro/ or Warm Wishes
Stamping Sensations - Open, MU Stamp/Digi, E3, T3, SW (w/ prize) - July
               In my Garden
STAMPlorations Mixed Media - Open, No Cards, Must Stencil,
                    Use Site Graphic in your Post, T3, SW - July

Starts the 2nd Sunday of the Month 
Fashionable Stamping ;- Open, Must Rubber Stamp, T3, SW - July - August - (137)
                Use those Inks (whichever way you want)

Picture Inspiration & Sketches


AAA Cards

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Challenges for Days ~ Saturday Challenge

Swati here with this week's Saturday Challenges. 

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

Please always double check the challenge site for rules and more information. Thank you; every Design Team we know will appreciate it.

Do you know of a challenge that isn't on our list? Please comment with a link and let us know or send us an email at

Thank you.  

 Hope everyone has a great Saturday! 

Allsorts - Open, E3, T5, RW - (#477)
                    Flowers all over
Card Challenge Junkies - Open, Must Join, UE,  JFF
                   Must Check Facebook
Catch the Bug - Open, (CU - larger prize), E3, RW 
                   Baby, It's Cold Outside  (Daily themed Christmas challenges for a week)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Open, Must Be Christmas, RW - (#395) 
                   Always Anything Goes
                   Optional Theme: use some red
Crazy 4 Challenges - Open, E1, JFF - (#444) 
                   See below - Sketch        
Christmas Card Throwdown - Open, MB Christmas, OE10
                   Top Honour + Mentions 
                   Colour/Sketch/Theme challenge - see below 
Elliebelle's Creative Moments - W, SW, JFF, 3E - (#25)
                     Flowers all over
Hiding in My Craft-Room - Open, E3, RW (monthly winner) - (#362)
                   Christmas in July
Jo's Scrap Shack (Funday Friday) - Open, E3, RW - (#243) 
                   Always Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Open, OE3, SW - (#450)
        Photo week - see below 
Kraftin' Kimmie - CU to win, CU Sketch in any challenge, RW (#440)
                      Anything Goes
Outlawz PAM - Open, Must Sign In, E1, RW (monthly winner)
                    Happy Birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Open, Must Stamp, E3, T3 - 
                      Rough it up
Sketch Saturday - E3, RW, T3 - (#523) 
                   Sketch - see below


Addicted to CAS - Open, E2, OE10, T3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#141) 
                    See below
A Gem of a Challenge - Open, T3, RW - W1 of 2 - (#224) 
                    Summer time / holidays
Challenge Up Your Life - Open, E1, OE5, SW - W1 of 2 - (#95) 
                    Will be back on 1st of September 2018
Crafting with Dragonflies - Open, E1, T3 - W1 of 2 - (#109) 
                    Spots and stripes
Crafty Friends - Open, 2W, E3, RW, T3 - W2 of 2 - (#88)
                      Food / drink
Di's Digi Designs - CU (entry into special draw), E3, T3, RW - W2 of 2 -
                    Christmas in July 
Inkspirational - Open, JFF, T3 - W2 of 2 - (#165) 
                    Photo Challenge - see below
Inspired by All the Little Things - Open, Weekly Standouts - W2 of 2 - (#87) 
                    TBA - not updated since May 19th
Less Is More - Open must be CAS, OE5, T3 - W1 of 2- (#376) 
                    Stripes + ONE LAYER
My Time to Craft - Open, JFF, T3 - W2 of 2 - (#375)
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Must Be For Children, T3, SW - W1 of 2 -
                    Christmas in july 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Open, OE10 - W2 of 2 - (#114) 
                    C is for over coloring

Blog Studio 75 - CU, E3 - July - (#6) 
                    Summer time
Brown Sugar - Open, E2, T3, RW - July -
                   Use 2 patterned papers
Crafter's Castle - Open, W, CT3, RW, E3, Nothing Questionable/Offensive- June  (#6)
                    Anything goes
                    Optional Theme: Christmas in July
Crafty Calendar - Open, MF, E3, T3, SW - July - 
                   Totally girly
Fairy and Unicorn - MU Mythical Creatures, T5 - July -
                    Mystical/ Under the sea
Penny Black Saturday - MU, RW - July -
                    Anything Goes
                    Optional Theme: Baby
Scrap and Craft Inspiration - Open, MF, E3, ST3, OEU -

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges

Friday, 20 July 2018

Challenges For Days - Friday's Challenges

Carol here with this week's 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 it's not right, perhaps for something as simple as entering too many challenges. If you do spot an error, please leave a comment telling us; it would be such a help.
We also welcome emails at 

We want to thank you for your continued support! 
Please help spread the word about our little challenge blog :) 

Crafty Catz - Open, E3, T3, SW - W (#426) 
                    Theme: Always Anything Goes
                    Twist: Dies Or Punches
Daring Cardmakers - Open, JFF -
                    The Great Outdoors
Just Add Ink - Open, OE5 (top peach), T3, SW - W - (#418)
                    Just Add "Colour", (see below)
Outlawz Festive Friday - Must Sign In, 5 Themes, E3, RW(monthly) - W
                    Theme 1: Birthday
                    Theme 2: Get Well
                    Theme 3: Anniversary/Wedding
                    Theme 4: Christmas 
                    Theme 5: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Open. OE9, T2 SW - W - (#29)
                    Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - CU double entry, MF, E3, T5, RW - W - (#305) 
                    Always Anything Goes
TGIF - Open, JFF,SW,MU Challenge Graphic and # - W- (#169) 
                    Heat Embossing, see below

Fortnightly (every 2 Weeks)
Aloha Friday - (Kitty Bee Designs) - CU double entry, E2, OE9, T3,
                    RW, T3 - W1 of 2 - (#123) 
                    Theme: Always anything Goes
                    Twist: Friendly Faces
Alphabet Challenge - Open, T3 -W1 of 2 
                    “ I" is for -  Ice Cream
CARDZ TV - Open, CU, E3, RW - W1 of 2 (#57) W2 of 2 (#56)
                    Always Anything Goes
CAS On Friday - Open, E1, OEU, W is next GDT, W1 of 2 (137) 
                    Christmas In July
CAS-ual Fridays - Open, Must Be CAS, T4, SW - W1 of 2 - (#204)
                    Rainbows and Butterflies, see below 
Colour Crazy  - Open, E2, T3, RW - W1 of 2 - (#29) W2 of 2 - (#28)
                    Anything Goes
Color My Heart - CU bonus point, SW - W1 of 2- (#302)  W2 of 2 (#301)
                    Always Colour (see below) 
Crafting With Friends - Open, MF, E3, UOE, SW, DT Fave - W1 of 2 (#72)
                    Always Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Open, JFF, E4 - W1 of 2 - (#210)
                    Favourite Colours
Cut it Up - Open, MU Die Cut, MF, (Prizes North America only),
                    E1, T3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#152) 
                    Under The Sea
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - Open, E3, OE10, T5, RW - W2 of 2 - (#216)
                    Green And Pink
Jingle Bells - Open, Must Be Christmas, T3 - W2 of 2 
                    All Bundled Up (Layers)
Simon Says (Flickr) - MU, UE, RW, OE3 - W1 of 2 
                    Favorite Technique
Victorine Originals (Sum More Fun)  - Open, MF, RW,T3, W1 of 2 - (#33) 
                     Always A Mood Board, see below 
Winter Wonderland - MU Digi (Must Be Christmas), E3, T3, RW - W1 of 2 
                    Christmas Gifts
Your Next Stamp - CU for top pick, T1, RW - W1 of 2 - (#94)
                    Sketch and/or Inspiration, see site for details   

A Vintage Journey - Open, Must Be Vintage/Shabby/Mixed Media/
                    Steam Punk/Industrial Genre, T3, RW. JFF - July
                    Get Sentimental
Creative Artiste Challenge - Open, Mixed Media, Can Use Digis,
                    MF, E3, EO5, RW, SW
                    (winners outside UK to pay shipping cost) - July
                    Always Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Fingers - Open, E1, RW - July - (#150)
                    Always Anything Paper Craft Goes 
Pattie's Creations - CU preferred and Extra Entry, MU Digital/Rubber
                    Stamped Image, E2, RW - July
                    Under The Sea
Simply Create Too - Open, E3, T3 - July  
                    No Patterened Paper
Simply Papercraft - Open, E3, MF, T3, JFF - June / July - (last Fri of Month)
                    Always Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - CU, MU Stamps, E3(if wholly digital E1 otherwise), T3 -
                     On A Break Back October
Quick Quotes - CU, E1, T3, RW(USA Shipping only) - July
                    Colour Challenge - Use Red, White and Blue
Take It, Make It - Open, MU Stamping, E3, T3, RW, SW (Prize detailed on blog)
                    - Also used in Publication of Craft Stamper Magazine - July
                    Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Pictures & Sketches

Just Add Ink



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