Monday, October 14, 2019

Can you help us?


The only requirement is you must be on Facebook 😊

There are a core group of us who regularly maintain these lists.  We also have a few floaters for if and when they are needed.  If one of us is taken ill or cannot for any other reason update their list(s), we either have a sign up sheet if it is known ahead of time, or one of us will fill in if there is an emergency.  We would also like to add some more content if we get enough people.

Some of these lists only take about half an hour to update, others a little longer, but they are fun to do as well as a great way to keep in touch with the challenges going on around the world. We are a very friendly group of people and would welcome others onto the team. Ideally, we would like to recruit 3 more people who could each take a list updating it each week.

If more people volunteer they will be welcome and perhaps we can start to expand the site and share the news about other things.

All that is required is that you have a computer with internet access and if you are reading this, you do.  Can you spare perhaps half an hour a week to visit the sites listed and update the challenge details?  This is a blogger site very easy to use. We have a 'private' Facebook group where we share about challenges as well as our crafty (and other) news.

If you would like to help or know more, please drop us a line at with "Team Call" in the subject line.  Please include a bit about you and why you think you’d like to join our little family.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Challenge For Days - Wednesday challenges

We would LOVE some more help with keeping the challenge lists up to date, and currently have a Team Call out - please see our post HERE for details of how to apply. 

As always, remember to check that your entry to a challenge qualifies.  We might have missed a recent change in the rules. If you do spot something or have information to share with us, please feel free to leave us a comment or drop us a line at  

Remember to check the guidelines for each challenge - for some of them you need to follow their blog (but you probably already do, so that you don't miss anything!) or leave a comment. We don't have room to tell you more than the basics here!

Addicted to Stamps & More - Open, OE9, T3, SW(no prize) - (#359)
                  CAS (Clean And Simple)
Color Throwdown - Open, JFF -  ( #561) 
                   Colour challenge, see below 
Crafting by Designs  -  MOVED TO MONTHLY                   
Fab'nFunky - Open, E unlimited(unless Sponsor), DT Comment on 1/2,
                   1 Entry in Weekly Draw, T3, SW, Some weeks: JFF- (#***)
                  Taking a break for summer
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, Must Include Sketch, Use Keyword from Sketch
                    OE3 (no other Sketch Challenges), T10, SW - (#403)  
                   Sketch  (see below)  
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3 -  (#515)
                   Apples and Bananas
Mod Squad - CU (double entry), MF, T3, RW, See Extra Entry Clarifications  
                  Stencilled background
My Favorite Things - Open (CU MFT stamps for bigger prize), RW - (#454) 
                   TBASketch - see below 
Paper Craft Crew - CU at least 3 Stampin' Up Products,
                    Must Include Code/Keyword, OE3, E3, SW4 - (#351)  
                   TBASketch challenge (see below) 
Paper Shelter  MU for E3, Other is E1, RW - (#398) 
                   Use a Digital Image
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, T3, RW - 
                   Please see the Thursday Challenges for Days List Note - as this challenge is generally updated very late in the day it has been moved to the Thursday list
Simon Says Stamp - Open, E5, RW - 
The House that Stamps Built - Open, Extra Entry if 'Repeat Impressions'                        
                   Stamp, RW(monthly)  - (1819)                 
                  Inspiration palette - see below
The Three Muses - Open, JFF -  
                  Socks or Stockings
Watercooler Wednesday - OE7, JFF, SW -  (#239)
                  Masculine Anything Goes

Fortnightly/Two Weekly

Butterfly Challenge - Open, Must Include a Butterfly, E3, T3, RW & Top 3 -W1 of 2 (#129
                  "M" is for Magic Window + pick from wheel below
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, SW, T3 - W2 of 2 - (#398) 
                  Anything Goes
Create a Smile - MU, SW - W1 of 2
                  Mood Board , see below
Double D Challenges - Open, E3, T3, RW - W1 of 2
                   Focus on the sentiment,  see below
Frilly and Funkie - Open, Must be Vintage, E3, OE9, RW, SW - W2 of 2  
                   Terrific tags
I Love ProMarkers - MU pen from ranges listed in rules, E3, T3, RW - W1 of 2 - (#393) 
                   Anything goes  & optional : TBA
Moo Mania - Open, Any Format Goes, JFF - W1 of 2  (#200)
                  Autumn Glory
Outlawz Sketch - Open, Must Sign In, MU Sketch, E1, RW(monthly) - W1 of 2
                    Sketch, see below 
Scrapy Land - MU a Low Profile or Steel Rule Die from a Brand they stock,
                    E5,  SW (1) - W1 of 2 - (#122)
                   Always Anything Goes 
Stampotique Designers - Open but NO Digis, 1 Linky for all the Month's Entries,
                    SW, E2, EO4 - W2 of 2 (#332) 
                    Use a die or stencil
The Card Concept - MU Inspiration, E6 (1 for each of 6 styles), OE2, SW(up to 12) W2 of 2, (#119)
                    Beautiful Butterflies - see below
The Male Room - Open, SW -W1 of 2   - (#120
                    Use Embellishments
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open, E3, T3, SW(no prize) - W2 of 2  
                   Embossing wet or dry
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 - W2 of 2 - (#404-405)
                    Anything goes - optional inspiration word art, see below  
ABC Christmas - Open, MUST Be Christmas or any other Winter/December festival, T3, RW - SEP
                   "S" is for SPARKLE and "T" is for TEXTURE 
Crafting by Designs - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - SEP
                   Always anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Open, T3, RW - SEP
                   Lace & Pearls
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday  Open, E3, OE unlimited, R(?)W SEP
                    Something beginning with B 
Paper Funday  Must follow, RW, E4 - SEP (#9)
                    Photo Inspiration, see below
Sugar Pea Designs - Open, MU for Prize, T3, RW - SEP (#59
                   Mix it up - see below 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - CU, Must Comment, T3, SW -   SEP 
                    Sketches, see below - use either or both
The Crafty Addicts - Open, E3, T3, SW AUG - (#6*) 
                   BLOG CLOSED AUGUST 2019

Starts 2nd Wednesday of the Month 
Crafty Gals Corner - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW -  (#199/SEP)  
                  Fall colours
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Open, E2, T3 - SEP
                   Anything Christmas Goes
                   Optional: Ornements
Words To Craft By - Open, OE10, RW(prize), SW - SEP  - (#69) 
                  Ahoy Matey - see below

Starts 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month

Cute 'N Crafty Christmas - Open, CU extra entry, OEU, T3, Must Follow,  RW -  (#18)  
                   Anything Christmas Goes  
Work It Wednesday  - open, Must Stamp, RW3 - AUG/SEP  

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Challenges for Days - Tuesday Challenges

Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday!  

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

  Happy Crafting!

CAS Colours and Sketches - Open, Must Be CAS, E3, OE5, T3 - (#339) 
        Colour Challenge - see inspiration below
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Open, E3, T3, RW  
        Fall Colours
Die Cuttin' Divas - MU dies, T3 - (#438
      Just Because
Digi Choosday (Polkadoodles) - Open, E2, T3, RW - (#38) 
        Anything Goes              
Passion for ProMarkers - MU, T3, RW -  (#511)  
       Use 3 of Something
Through the Craft Room Door  Open, E2, RW, AAG - 
         Anything Goes                
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Open, RW - (#521) - 
         Sketch Challenge - See inspiration Below
Paperminutes - Open, MF, RW (#606)
          Blue, Grey, White

Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)
Casology Open, 2W, MF, UOE, JFF, RW -  W1 of 2 (#352) 
Shopping Our Stash - Open, 2W, OE12, T3 - W2 of 2 (#404) 
          Dog Days of Summer
Christmas Kickstart - Open, E3, T3, MF, 2W, OE8, SW - W2 of 2 (#19) 
          Scandinavian Holiday
Cardz 4 Guyz - Open, E3, T3, JFF - W2 of 2 -  (#228)
          Inspired by the Beatles - Song Title
Cuttlebug Mania - MU Manual Machines, E3, T2, SW - W_ of _
          *Challenge on Summer Break*  
Everybody Art - Open, JFF - W2 of 2 (#453)
          Special Card Form (Fun Fold)
Handstamped Sentiments - Open, SW - W1 of 2 - (#323) 
           Sketch Challenge - see inspiration below
Lemon Shortbread - Open, E3, No All Digital Projects, RW - W2 of 2 -                       (#102) Anything Goes         
Outlawz Color - Must Sign In, MU Color Combo & Twist, E1, RW - W2 of 2 -              Colour Challenge with Twist - see inspiration Below
Papercraft Challenges - Open, Must Stamp, UE, UOE, T3, RW - W1 of 2                    - (#46) No Designer Paper
Pinspirational Challenge -T3, SW (no prize) - W2 of 2 - (#247) 
          Photo Inspiration - see Inspiration Below
Retro Rubber - Open, Older Stamps/State Age - JFF, SW - W2 of 2- (#119)  
           Colour Challenge - see inspiration below    
Rubbernecker Stamps - Open, CU, MU Image, E3 if Rubbernecker, E1 if other,            RW - Check Instagram    
The Holly & Ivy Christmas - Open, Must Be Christmas, E3, OE15 - W1 of 2             - (#56) Anything Goes Christmas
Try It on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5, RW - W1 of 2 - 
         Hot, Hot, Hot
Try Stampin on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5, RW - W2 of 2 (#425)
          September Mix-Up (Interactive Card) - see inspiration below 
Try Stampin on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5, RW - W1 of 2 (#426)

          Sketch Challenge:  Optional Theme Leaves - see inspiration below
Tuesday Throwdown - Open, Must Stamp, E3 (E1 ATG), T3, RW 2W- W2 of               2 (#440)  Pile it On
Ike's World Challenge Blog - CU (extra entry), 3E, W - Sep -(#124)
          I is for ICY (Christmas in Sept) / ATG
SUYP Cat Challenge - MUST include Cats, Open, RW - Sep (#46) 
          Always "Furry"thing Goes 
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Open, CW, CT3, Badges -Sep -
          Fancy Folds
The Cat's Pajamas - Open, CU - Sep (#361) 
          Layer It Up
Tiddly Inks Challenge - MU, 2SW - Sep (#229)
         Tiddy Tac-Toe - see inspiration below
Unicorn Challenge Blog Open, E3, DT T3, CW(no prize)Sep (#47

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges

Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)

On Summer Break

Hand Stamped Sentiments

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