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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Challenges for Days is 5 Years Old !

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!  Here are the winners of the Challenges for Days Birthday Bash Prizes!  Thanks for being patient while we tallied and drew RANDOM winners:

Winner of Nana Connie's prize is:  Vicki  https://stampedsmiles.com/

Winner of Christi Conley's prize is:   Christine from With a Grateful Heart  http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com/

Winner of Donna Flowers' prize is:  Wanda in Canada  http://wanderfulcreations.blogspot.com/

Winner of Jane Willis' prize is:  Christine from With a Grateful Heart https://www.blogger.com/profile/00639241451863394430

Winner of Zoe Sandersons' prize is:  SUBHASHINI SWAMINATHAN Winner of Cheryl Schoemans' prize is:  Denise Bryant https://www.blogger.com/profile/14553432871345452930 Winner of Kathy Kirbys' prize is:  Kath https://handmadebykath.blogspot.com/ Winners of the Super Saturday Sponsor Prizes are: Cindy C - Escape to Stamping = You won Hetty Clare's Awesome Gift Liz - Crafty Sunflower = You won Kristie Art Designs Wonderful Gift Lilian B - Lilian's Crafting Blog = You won the Digital Expressions Prize KT Fit Kitty - ktdesigns = You won the Krafting on the Download Prize Package. A HUGE thank you to all who participated and made this past week great fun for all of us. Congratulations Winners...please email challengesfordays@yahoo.com with your contact information to claim your prize.  You have until August 12th, 2018 to claim or you will forfeit your prize. 

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
Monday:         Christi Conley
Tuesday:        Donna Flowers
Wednesday:   Jane Willis and Zoe Sanderson
Thursday:      Cheryl Schoeman
Friday:           Kathy Kirby

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!!

29 comments:

Lillianb said...

Happy 5th birthday,

lilian B

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for your 5th Birthday and thank you for making our craft life more easy :)

Jennie G said...

Happy Birthday! And thanks for the wonderful inspiration you provide in a centralized location. I appreciate all of you work.

Zoe Sanderson said...

I'm so glad you are doing this and invited me. It is lovely to be part of the team again. XOXO

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

So happy that you are celebrating you fifth prosperous year. Thanks for updating challenges regularly as it is really helpful for other bloggers

Glennis said...

Happy 5th birthday, I have just discovered this site - so useful!

Fikreta said...

Happy birthday!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats and Happy 5th Birthday! I am a new follower here looking forward to checking out the blog! Thanks for celebrating with us!

Liz said...

I'm a new follower, having just discovered this blog. Thanks for all your hard work updating the blog, I know I'll be visiting regularly! Happy 5th Birthday. xx

karto_flana said...

Happy 5th birthday, thank You for a great job, Ella, Germany

Christine said...

Congrats on your birthday! I just found your blog and see it as a wonderful resource. Thank you for all your hard work. It was fun reading your story!

KT Fit Kitty said...

That was an interesting post on how this blog came to be, thank you! CONGRATULATIONS on 5 years, and I wish you many more years of success with this awesome resource!

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Congratulations on completing five successful years of helping bloggers by updating challenge list and making our lives a lot more easier. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

Wanda said...

Congrats on 5 years! Thank you so much for organizing this.

ionabunny said...

Happy Birthday Challenges For Days. I am very grateful to the wonderful ladies who keep these lists going. You are doing am amazing job. Hugz

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you turning 5! Since I have found your site, it is my non-stop place for the latest challenges. I know it is hard work keeping it running, but you do an awesome job. Thank you, thank you! Happy Birthday!

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on your 5th birthday!! And may there be many many more. Hoping to play along your challenges. :)

Tina Z. said...

Happy 5th birthday!
AND I have just discovered your site, it is so useful, thank you!
hugs xx

Kath said...

Happy 5th birthday! I'm a new follower having just found my way here from Kathy's blog.
Kath x

Maryann scrapbooking said...

J'ai joué un peu trop tardivement et je ne sais pas si la France peut participer.
En tout cas, je vous souhaite une bon cinquième anniversaire.
Je viens presque tous les jours sur votre blog...
J'adore.
Je trouve régulièrement de nouveaux blogs que je ne connaissais pas.
Merci d'être ce que vous êtes.
Bises.

I played a bit too late and I do not know if France can participate.
In any case, I wish you a happy fifth birthday.
I come almost every day on your blog ...
I just love it.
I regularly find new blogs that I did not know.
Thank you for being who you are.
Hugs.

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats to all the winners and happy blog anniversary again!
I'm so glad to read the name of my good friend FT Kitty in the winner's list! :)

Liz said...

I've just seen that I am one of the lucky winners. Thank you!! I've sent you an email xx

Kath said...

I'm over the moon to see that I've won Kathy's prize - I have just sent an email with my contact details.
Many thanks, Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is wonderful! I am thrilled to be a winner! Thank you so much! I just emailed you! Congrats to all the winners!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I just realized I was not an official follower although your blog is pinned to my shortcuts bar for quick viewing every day - but I am now an official follower!

Mervi said...

Congrats <3

*Vicki* said...

Yay! So happy to see that I've won a prize from your fun "birthday bash" celebration! Thanks so much and I have sent out an e-mail!! Thanks to all who volunteer here!! HUGS

ionabunny said...

Congrats t the lucky winners. Hugz

Cindy C. said...

Thank you so much!! So very glad to see my name on the winner's list. Congrats to all the other winners!!