Saturday, 28 February 2015

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.

We are looking for additional helpers please.  If you can spare an hour or so a week to maintain one of these lists please contact me zoechaos@icloud.com be part of the team sharing your hobby with the world.   Recently emails to me have been disappering into the junk file, if you do respond could you left a comment telling us so I know to check.   Thank you. 

Weekly
52 Christmas Throwdown - Open must be Christmas, OE10, Top honour, honourable mentions - Stash - Markers
Allsorts - Open, E3, RW, T5, W -   Use Brads
Catch The Bug - CU,E3,RW,W -  Picture, see below
Completely Christmas - Open must be Christmas, SW, W - Anything Goes, twist Add some Texture
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Open must be Christmas, RW, W - Cut it Up
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Open, E1, JFF -  Make a Card with a Water Scene
Hiding in my Craft-room - Open, E3, RW monthly, W - Any Holiday
Just us Girls - Open, W - Picture Inspiration week - see below
Kraftin' Kimmie - CU to win, RW, W - Use Bright Happy Colours
Less is More - Open must be CAS, OE5, T3, W  - This Makes Me Happy
My Time To Craft  - Open, JFF, T3 W - Fantasy
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Use Snippits, E3, RW, top shares, W - Always Anything Goes
Retro Sketches - JFF, W - Sketch, TBA
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Open, RW, T3,W, -  Always Anything Goes, twist Embossing Wet or Dry
Sweet Stampin' - Open must stamp, E2, Monthly Draw - All or Nothing, one Layer or Lots of Layers
Sketch Saturday -  W, E3,  - Sketch, see below
Speedy Fox & Friends (Mark's Finest Papers) - Open, E5, ?W, W -  Make a Scene, use a Fence
Tilda's Town - MU, E2, RW, T5, W - Your Favourite Season

Fortnightly
Addicted to CAS - Open, 2W, SW,T3, E2, OE10 - (W1 of 2) - Distress
A Gem of a Challenge - Open, RW, T3, (W1 of 2) - Clean and Simple
Fantasy Stampers  - MU Stamps (no Digis), E3, JFF, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) Mum's the Word
Inkspirational - Open, 2W, JFF,T3 - (W1 of 2) - Sprinkle
My Sheri Crafts - Open, RW, E3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Welcome Spring
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Open, RW, DT Favourites, E3, (W1 of 2) - Luck
Send a Smile 4 Kids - must be for Children, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) Punches and or Die Cuts
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - Open, OE10 (W2 of 2) - A is for Accident
We Do Doobadoo - Open, must follow, E2, RW, T3 - (W2 of 2) Spring Greens

Monthly
Crafty Calendar - Open, E3, SW, T3, M - (February) Anything Goes
Gruffles and Guest - MU,E3,RW,T3,M - (February) Love is All Around - Option Anything Goes
Kit and Clowder - Open, RW, M - (February) Love
Little Claire's - CU, E3, RW, M - (February/March) Love
Penny Black Saturday - MU, RW, M - (February) Hearts


Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges




Sketch Saturday


 We are always watching for new, to us, challenges but if you know of one please don't hesitate to let us know.    Have fun


Challenges For Days - Challenges By Date Not Day

It's time for the update for challenges that begin on the 22nd to the 28th of the month!  The challenges on this list run by date, not day. 

As with all our lists we have tried to check the rules of each challenge (key in sidebar) but we strongly urge you to check for yourself. Our lists are growing as we come across more challenges, if you know of one we have not listed yet please tell us about it.  Thank you to those who are finding us and adding challenges to our lists.

Have fun Crafting. 
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1st - 7th

1st
2 Creative Chicks - Open, must follow w/ logo, No Cards, Featured Artist, M - Always Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Open, E1, OE10, SW, T5, 2W -  C is for Cupid
Altered Eclectics - Open, Must be altered projects NO CARDS, T5, 2 Runner-Ups, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Allways Something Creative - Open, 2W - Gloss and Glitter
Animal Friends - Open, Must include an Animal, E3, OE10, T3, M - Hedgehog
ARTastic Challenge - Open, OE3, T3, RW + SW, M - 
                                                         Criteria: Colour (see below)
                                                         Photo Inspiration: See Below
Artistic Stamper - Open, Must include rubber stamping, RW, M - Love
Black With Two NOW CLOSED
Blue Twig Studio ATC - Open, Send in ATC, RW for every 10 ATC's entered, M - From The Heart
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Love/Red
Card And Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Use Flowers
Card Mania - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Add Some Red
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Open, CU, E3, T3, RW, M - Torn To Pieces
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - FaceBook - MU, E2, T3, SW, M - Lace Romance
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Open, Must be a Card,  T3, RW, M -  Red + White
Clarity Stamp Challenge - MU, Stamps Only, E1, T5, RW, M - Floral
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1,  Across The Miles - Kit (see below)
Country View Crafts' - Open, T4, RW, M - Drips and Drops
Craft-Dee BowZ - Open, SW, M - Always Anything goes with A Handmade Bow
Crafter's Companion - FaceBook - MU, cards only, T3, RW, M - Add Some Sparkle
Crafting Techniques - FaceBook - Open, JFF, M -  Loom Weaving
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Use A Stamp or Digi
Crafty Individuals - MU, SW5, M - TBA
Creative Blooms Colour Challenge - Open, CU, OE1, SW, M -  Always Use Colours (see below)
Creative Blooms Sketch Challenge - Open, CU, OE1, SW, M -  Always A Sketch (see below)
Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge - Open, E3, OE3, T2, SW, M - Always A Sketch (see below)
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W - Kissing Booth
Die Cut Diva's - MU a Die/Embossing Folder, OE5, RW, M -  Words, Quotes and Sentiments
Digistamps4Joy - Open, E3, RW, SW, M -  Valentine's/Love
Doodle Pantry - CU, Must use a Digi Image, E1, RW, M - 
                                                         Theme: Candy
                                                         Optional: Add Some Ribbon
Eclectic Ellapu - Open, T5/100, 2 Runner-up, SW, M - 
                                                         Pink Team    - Burgundy/Red and Cream/Ivory
                                                         Purple Team Hearts and Roses 
Emerald Fairies -CU, E3, T3, RW, M - All You Need Is Love
Feeling Sketchy - Open, OE4, T3, SW, 2W -  Always a Sketch (see below)
Happy Little Stampers - Sketch - Open, JFF, RW, M - Always a Sketch (see below)
Imagination Crafts - CU, MU for top prize, Must Follow, E3, T3, RW, M - Always Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Open, Must follow, E3, T3, RW, M - Love
Karleigh Sue Digi Stamps - Open, E3, OE15, T3, SW, M - Valentines
Ladybug Crafts - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - TBA
Live & Love Crafts' - Open, E1, OE10, T3, RW, M - Hearts
Magenta - MU, RW, M - Valentine's Day
Mema's Crafts - Open, E3, RW, SW, M - Celebrate Valentines Day OR Use the Colours Red, White and 1 more of your Choice
Mixed Media Mojo Open, T1, M - 
                                                         Theme: Red
                                                         Twist:   Wings
Monthly Themes For Crafting - FaceBook - Open, JFF, M - Quick + Easy
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Open, OE5, SW2, M - Love/Anti-Love
One Crazy Stamper - Open, Any Stamp Except Digi, E5, RW, M - Red, White + A Die-Cut
One Layer Simplicity - Open, 1 Layer Only, JFF, M -  You Blend!
One Sweet Challenge - Open, Any Stamp as a focal point, RW, M - All About Love
Our Creative Corner - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)
Paper Creator's Crafts - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - Love Is In The Air
Paper Sweeties - CU extra entry, SW, M - Sweetheart (see below)
Pixels and Paper - Open, E3, OE4, RW, SW, M - Always Picture Inspiration (see below)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Open, Must include Ribbon/Lace or Trim, E6, T3, 2W - Buttons and Bows
Rubber Dance Art Stamps - (Rubber Stamps Only) CU, E5, OE5, T1, RW, M - 
                                                         Colour Challenge: (see below)
                                                         Optional Theme:    Love
Scrap Around The World - (Layout, Canvas, Art Journal Only) Open, Featured T10, T5, SW, RW, M - Always a Mood Board (see below)
Scrap It Girl - Open, E2, SW, M - Blue, Arrows + Numbers
Scrap it With a Song - Open, Include Your Inspiration, SW will be GD, M - 
                                                         Rock  - Little By Little - Oasis
                                                         Pop    - Whenever - Shakira
Seemacrafts - NOW CLOSED
Silhouette Challenges - MU, Must follow, RW (USA only), M - 3D Item for your Craft Room
Some Odd Girl -  MU, T3, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Open, T3, RW, M - Lets Party
Sparkle & Glitter Rick St. Dennis Progressive Challenge MU, Must Follow, SW, M - String of Hearts Fairy
Stampinback - Open, Rubber Stamps, SW, M - Love is in the Air
Stitchy Bear Stamps - FaceBook - Open, MU, T3, SW, M - Anything Goes
Sunshine Mail - Open, donate your card for a child, RW, 2W - Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe -  Open, E1, T3, RW, M - Your Favorite Technique
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Open, MU Mixed Media, OE7, DT Highlight, RW, SW, M - 
                                                         Theme: Love (see below)
                                                         Optional Element: Buttons
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Open, E5, T3, RW, SW, M - Think Pink
Unruly PaperArts - Open, RW, M - 
                                                         RAQ 1 - Heartfelt, 
                                                         RAQ 2 - Always Photo Inspiration (see below)
Virginia's View Challenges - Open, Must Follow for Top Prize, OE4, T10, 3W - Shaker Cards
Vintage Challenge - Open, E3, OE3, T3, SW, 2W - Love Is In The Air/Valentine
WOW! Embossing - MU/or Heat Emboss, Must Follow, RW, M - Inspired By Our Design Team

2nd
Crafting Musketeers - Open, Must Follow, E1, T3, RW (UK only), M - Cute

3rd
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - Open, JFF, RW, M - Embossing

4th
Faery Ink Designs - Open, Must Display Blog Badge, CU, E2, T3, RW, M - Enchanted Tea Party

5th
Amiche di Scrap (Friends of Scrap) - Layout Challenge, E3, OE1, M - TBA
My Besties Friendship MU, 2E, 8OE, SW, M - Hearts
The Mirror Crack'd Open, (No Cards, No Full Digital, No Nudity), Top Picks, SW, M 
- Album/Journal Cover

6th
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 3W  Invisibles And Clear Cuts

7th
Kraftyhands Blog - Open, Must Follow, T3, RW, M - Hearts + Flowers
Society of Stampaholics - Open, Must Post Card, Must use at least one of the following, M - 
                                                         Colour Palette: (see below)
                                                         Sketch: (see below)
                                                         Themes: Easter/Trees/Friendship
                                                         Products: Watercolour/Paper
8th - 14th
10th
123 Get Scrappy! - Open (Scrap Book Page), E3, T3, SW, M - Always Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)
Amiche di Scrap (Friends of Scrap) - Child's Art (work with a child)M - TBA

12th
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1,  Date Stamp


15th - 21st
15th
ABC Challenge - Open, E1, OE10, T5, SW, 2W -  D is for Die Cuts
Allways Something Creative - Open, 2W - Birthday
Amiche di Scrap (Friends of Scrap) - Cards Only Challenge, E3, OE1, M - TBA
Bastel-Traum - Open, SW, M - Get Well
Card and Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Anything Goes
Cardabilities - Open, cards only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below) 
Creatalicious - Open, must follow, Voted W, M - NO Square or Rectangle Cards
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W - Donut Delight
Feeling Sketchy - Open, OE4, T3, SW, 2W -  Always a Sketch (see below)
Karleigh Sue Sexy Challenge - Open, E3, OE15, T3, SW, M - Mi Amour
Kreativeinkauf - Open, E3,OE10, RW, M - Pastel Colours
Lia Stampz - CU allows E2, E1, T1, RW, 2W -  Be Lovable
Marianne's Design Divas - MU (Minimum 3 products), SW, M - Pearls and/or Ribbons
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Open, Must include Ribbon/Lace or Trim, E6, T3, 2W - Purple and Green
Scribbles Designs - CU for unlimited entries, E3, T3, SW, M - Clean And Simple
Sketchabilities - Open, layouts only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below)
Sparkles Monthly - Open, T3, RW, M - One For The Boys
Sunshine Mail - Open, Donate your card for a child, RW, 2W - TBA
Vintage Challenge - Open, E3, OE3, T3, SW, 2W - Bird/Birdcage
Whimsie Doodles - Open, E2, OE5, RW, SW (MU to be Guest Designer), M All About The Ladies

16th
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 2W  Title Challenge

20th
Amiche di Scrap (Friends of Scrap) - Project Life Challenge, E3, OE1, M - TBA

22nd - 28th
25th
Amiche di Scrap (Friends of Scrap) - Inspired By Challenge, E3, OE1, M - TBA
Elisabeth Bell's World - MU, T3, RW, M - Pretty In Pink


29th - End of Month

30th
Cardabilities - Open, cards only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below)
Lia Stampz - CU allows E2, E1, T1, RW, 2W - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Flowers
Sketchabilities - Open, layouts only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below)


SKETCHES & PICTURES
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I'll be back on the 7th March (or earlier) with the next updates on the challenges ~ Thanks! Sammi

Friday, 27 February 2015

Challenges For Days- Friday's Challenges

Hello, Carol here

I hope you find a challenge which will help you make the most of your creative "me" time

As always a reminder that it is worth checking the rules for each challenge we provide a guide but cannot be certain that we have not missed something.


Weekly
Bloggers - Open, JFF, W -  Sun, Sand, Surf
Brown Sugar - Open, E2, RW, T3, W - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Open must be Christmas, W1, SW, W -  Anything Goes - Embossing Powder open until 3rd March
Collage Obsession - Open, JFF, W  - TBA
Color My Heart - CU bonus point, SW, W - TBA Outdoor Denim, Honey, Sunset, Olive and White Daisy, see below
Crafts 4 eternity - Open, E3, RW, T3, W - Emboss It
Crafty Catz - Open, E3, SW, T3, W - Use Your Dies/Punches
Creative Corner Challenges - Open, E3, RW, T3, W - TBA
Creative Fingers -Open, E3, RW,W, - Always no digi's Anything Papercraft Goes 
Daring Cardmakers - Open, JFF, W -   Mellow Yellow
The Friday Mashup! - Open, JFF, SW, T3, W - Create a project with an "Antique Style" element or theme see pic below or create a project using the Embossed embossing technique (tutorial on site)  or MASH IT UP and combine the two.
Graph'it colour challenge - Open, RW, T3, W - Shabby Chic/ Vintage Romance
Just Add Ink - Open, OE5 (top peach), SW, T3, W - Sketch, see below
Journal 52 - Open JFF, W -  TBA
Left Of Centre -  Open, RW, T3, W - Spiders
QKR Stampede - CU double entry must follow Eureka stamps, E3, RW, T5, W - Circles
Sister Act - Open, SW, Cards Only W -  Anything Goes (Card Only)
Totally Papercrafts - Open, E3, RW, W -  TBA if challenge will continue
Winter Wonderland - MU Digi can be Christmas, E3, RW, T3, W - Tie A Bow

Fortnightly/2 Weekly
A Day for Daisies - MU, RW, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  Get Art Journal - y
Aloha Friday - CU double entry, E2, OE9, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - (Living) Things With Wings
Alphabet Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  A, For  Apples
Clean and Simple - Open, JFF, 2W - (W0 of 2) - Sketch, see below  
CAS-ual Fridays - Open must be CAS, SW, T4, 2W - (W0 of 2 ) -Using Spring Colours Make A Music Themed Project 
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - Layout, see below
Cut it Up - Open must use a die cut must follow prizes sent only to North America Continent, E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - (Don't forget to include a die cut) Exotic Animals
De-Stempelwinkel Stampers - MU,SW, Must Follow, Stamping 2W -(W1 of 2) - Silhouettes
DominoART - MU Stated game piece, sometimes games piece is not a domino, SW (Min5 entrants), T3 if no SW/ Prize, E5, 3W - (W1 of 3) - Harlequin Diamonds and Theme Any Game Goes
Fairy tale - Open, No Digi Images,SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  Kraft  Paper/Card
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - Open, RW, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Tic Tac Toe, see below
Jingle Bells - Open must be Christmas, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  Vibrant Christmas
Lunagirl Moonbeams - CU, RW,T3, 2W (W2 of 2) -  Vintage Sewing
Polkadoodles - Open, OE9, SW, T2, 2W (W1 of 2)  -  Ribbons And Lace
Really Reasonable Ribbon - MU lace, ribbon or trim (any), JFF, E6, 2W - (W2 of 2) -Purple and Green Ribbon
Simply Create Too - Open, E3, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - St. Patrick's Day / Mostly Green
Southern Girls - Open, E1, RW, T5, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Girly Themes
Stamp and Create with Magnolia, MU must follow, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2)   - Frame It Out
Stuck on Sketches - Open, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) Die cut challenge - Clothing
(W1 of 2) Sketch see below  
That's Crafty!- Open,  E3, RW - prizes UK Only - (W1 of 2) - Oodles Of Doodles
A Vintage Journey Open must be Vintage /Shabby Chic, SW 2W (W2 of 2)-  Special Numbers
Wags 'N Whiskers -  Open, T2, RW, (W2of 2) - Use Kraft and DT Call
Your Next Stamp- CU for top pick, RW, T1, (W2 of 2) - Sketch and Inspiration Photo, see below, use Min 3 of colours in photo :).
Zuri Artsy Craftsy Must Follow and display challenge badge, MU, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - In The Kitchen

Monthly
Aliciabel  - MU,RW,T3,M (February) - Anything Goes OR Love Is In The Air
Annabelle Stamps - MU, OE6, SW, T3, M - (October)  -  Closing down  - sale  -Further Reductions last few days
Digitally Sweet - Must have digital image, RW, T3, M  (March)_ -  Weekly Themes,  TBA
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - MU, E2, RW, M - (February) - Hearts and Flowers plus DT Call
Pattie's Creations - CU preferred and extra entry, E2, RW, M  - (February) - Valentines Love
Quick Quotes - CU, E1, RW - USA Shipping only, T3, M - (March) -  TBA
Take It, Make It   - Open, SW - To feature in magazine, blog spotlight and blog Guest Designer, RW - Prize as detailed on blog,E3,T3, M - (March) - TBA
Also Card Challenges, see below to be published in July's edition of Craft stamper Magazine
The Alley Way - MU,RW, SW, 4W, M  -(February) - Anything Goes  TAWS  - Link Here  
                                                                   

    YNSSketch-8
YNS Color Challenge 8
TBA for March
 
July 2015 - Card Colour Challenge - Orange, Sandy Yellow and Bright Blue. Theme A Jolly Holiday. Closes 23 March 2015
  

Have a Good Week,   Carol    :)