Thursday, April 30, 2015

Challenges for Days - Thursday Challenges

Welcome to Thursday's challenges.  Check out each challenge's rules to be sure your entry qualifies, there is nothing more frustrating than doing all that work and entering just to be told you missed a condition and do not qualify!

There are lots of great challenges going on.  Have fun and create a project.  :-)  Happy Thursday.   April

4 Crafty Chicks - Open, T3, W - #244 - Crazy Egg Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Open, E5, RW, T3, W -  #309 - Add a Charm/Use Metal
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open must be CAS, T3, W - #122 - The Double (see below)
Case Study - Open, RW (if there is a prize), SW, T3, W - On A Break
Cas(e) this Sketch - Open, JFF, W - CAS(E) this sketch #121, see picture below
CCEE Stampers - Open, JFF, W - CCEE1518 - National Astronomy Day
Creative Knockouts - Open, E2, OE8, RW, W - #87 - Complete the Inside
Cute Card Thursday - Open, RW, W - Challenge #371 - Use a Sentiment
Deconstructed Sketch - Open, JFF, W - Sketch #199, (see below)
DRS Designs - Open, SW, W - #172 - Put it in Neutral
Meljen's Designs  - MU, RW, W - Closed
Moving Along With The Times - Open, T3, E3, W - A Recipe:
Add 1 Digi Image to 2 Pattered Papers, Add 3 Embellishments and finally a touch of Glitter. This will make the Perfect card :)
Pals Paper Arts - Open, T10, W -  PPA249 - A sketch (see below)
Red Rubber Inspirations - Must Use Stamps, E3, W - Inspirational #218 - The Letter 'S'
Sassy Studio Designs - Open, SW, W, - #279 - Do What Makes You Happy
Tag Along - Just for Tags, W - Tag #87 - Egypt/Egyptian

Art Impressions - CU extra votes, E2, SW, T2, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #158 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
As you like it  - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #52 - Favourite Style of Embossing and Why
Aud Sentiments - Open, E5, SW, T5, 2W - (W2 of W2) - Challenge #130 - Things with Wings plus a Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - Open, E3, OE9, RW, 2W -  On a break
Crafty Ribbons - Open, E5, RW, T3, 2W (W2 of 2)  - #117 - Circles with Ribbon
Crimbo Crackers - Open must be Christmas, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #79 - Stockings
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Open, Must Follow, E3, 2W, (W2 of 2) - #155 - Mother's Day
Fusion Challenge - Open, SW, W - (W2 of 2) - Happy Days (see below)
In the Pink - Open must feature pink, E3, T5, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  #68 - Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Simple (in pink)
It's all about the Vintage - Open must be vintage, E3, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - on a break
Little Miss Muffet - Open, JFF, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Challenge #110 - Around in Circles
Marvelous Magnolia - MU, E2, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  Challenge #91 - Marvelous Magnolia Girly
Seize The Birthday - Open, SW, 2W, (W2 of 2) - Make Your Own Background
Southern Girls Challenge - Open, E1, RW, T3, 3W - (W2 of 2) - #109 - Get Wordy
Time Out Challenges - Open, 2W, SW, T3 - (W1 of 2) - Challenge #30 - Inspiration - Photo (see below)

Artist Trading Post Exchange - Mixed Media/use stamps/no digis, OE10, M, (April) - Create ATC inspired by Trading Post
Chalk N Stock  Open. Must Follow, Must Use Chalk, M, E4, RW -  April Challenge
Copic Marker Europe - Open must use Copics, SW, M (April)- #39 - Feathers or Fur
Crafting with an Attitude - Open, SW, T3, M (April) - Challenge 2 - Freestyle (Anything Goes)
Dream it up - MU, RW, M (April) - Showers to Showers
Fitz Town - Open, Must Follow, E3 (MU E5), MU for SW, M (April) - #70 - Use Flowers or Leaves
Make Art - MU, RW, M (April) - Re-inkers
Bronte & Bella's Challenge - MU, E1, RW, - M - (April) - #250 - Anything Mo Goes w/optional theme:  Spring
Quoth The Raven - Edgar Alan Poe Challenge,T3,M (April) - Quest #43 - Tic Tac Poe
Sarah Hurley 365  - Open, OE9, SW, M (January) - On a break
Scrapbooker PhD -  E3, C10, M, (April) - #22 - Focus on the Sentiment
Stamp and Stencils - Open (mixed media no digital), E3, OE10, JFF, T3, SW (April) - Anything Goes
Sugar Bowl - MU, E3, M,(April) - #123 - Anything Goes

So these are the Thursday Challenges we are aware of. The lists are prepared by humans and that means mistakes can (and will) be made, if you spot one please let us know.   If you know of a challenge we don't list please leave us a message in the comment box.

Have a great week. April.

                                                     Picture Inspiration and Sketches

Challenges For Days - Challenges By Date Not Day

It's time for the update for challenges that begin on the 29th to the End 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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Thank you so much for joining us!

*** We are looking for people willing to share a little time one day a week 
to help maintain these lists,
if you are interested please contact Zoe at
zoechaos@icloud.com thank you.

1st - 7th

2 Creative Chicks - Open, must follow w/ logo, No Cards, Featured Artist, M - Always Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Open, E1, OE10, SW, T5, 2W - G is for Go Digital
Altered Eclectics - Open, Must be altered projects NO CARDS, T5, 2 Runner-Ups, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Allways Something Creative - Open, 2W - Baby
Animal Friends - Open, Must include an Animal, E3, OE10, T3, M - Happy Birthday
ARTastic Challenge - Open, OE3, T3, RW + SW, M - 
                                                         Criteria: Use Swirls
                                                         Photo Inspiration: See Below
Artistic Stamper - Open, Must include rubber stamping, RW, M - Flora + Fauna
Blue Twig Studio ATC - Open, Send in ATC, RW for every 10 ATC's entered, M - Architecture
Buckwells Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Colour Challenge (see below)
Card And Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Use Spring/Easter Colours
Card Mania - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Flowers
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Open, CU, E3, T3, RW, M - Under The Sea
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - FaceBook - MU, E2, T3, SW, M - All That Shimmers
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Open, Must be a Card,  T3, RW, M -  Christmas Ornaments
Clarity Stamp Challenge - MU, Stamps Only, E1, T5, RW, M - Wee Folk
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1,  Messy Box - Kit (see below)
Country View Crafts' - Open, T4, RW, M - Use Kraft Card
Craft-Dee BowZ - Open, SW, M - Always Anything goes with A Handmade Bow
Crafter's Companion - FaceBook - MU, cards only, T3, RW, M - ON A BREAK
Crafting Techniques - FaceBook - Open, SW, M -  Jewelry Making
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Make A Card
Crafty Individuals - MU, SW5, 2M - April Off
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)
Creative Expressions MU, SW, M - TBA
NEW Creative Ladybirds Creations Open E3, T3, RW, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W - Beginnings
Die Cut Diva's - MU a Die/Embossing Folder, OE5, RW, M -  In The Garden
Digistamps4Joy - Open, E3, RW, SW, M -  Sketch (see below)
Doodle Pantry - CU, Must use a Digi Image, E1, RW, M - Anything Digital Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Open, T5/100, 2 Runner-up, SW, M - 
                                                         Pink Team    - Out of Your Comfort Zone
                                                         Purple Team April Showers/Spring 
Emerald Fairies -CU, E3, T3, RW, M - Spring Flowers/Easter
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 - CLOSED
Just Inspirational - Open, Must follow, E3, T3, RW, M - Easter
Karleigh Sue Digi Stamps - Open, E3, OE15, T3, SW, M - Anything But A Card
Ladybug Crafts - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz - CU allows E2, E1, T1, RW, Starts May
Live & Love Crafts' - Open, E1, OE10, T3, RW, M - Signs Of Spring
Magenta - MU, RW, M - Easter
Mixed Media Mojo Open, T1, M - Theme: Recycle/Upcycle
                                                         Twist:   Flower
Monthly Themes For Crafting - FaceBook - Open, JFF, M - Photo Inspiration (see below)
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Open, OE5, SW2, M - In Bloom
One Crazy Stamper - Open, Any Stamp Except Digi, E5, RW, M - Anything Goes
One Layer Simplicity - Open, 1 Layer Only, JFF, M -  Blowin' In The Wind
One Sweet Challenge - Open, Any Stamp as a focal point, RW, M - Spring Has Sprung
Our Creative Corner - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Colour Your World
Paper Creator's Crafts - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - Flowers
Paper Sweeties - CU extra entry, SW, M - Hoppy Easter (see below)
Pixels and Paper - Open, E3, OE4, RW, SW, M - Always Picture Inspiration (see below)
Recycle, Re-Purpose + Re-Invent - Open, T3, SW, 2W - Always Anything Goes
                                                         Bonus Challenge: Anything Goes
Rubber Dance Art Stamps - (Rubber Stamps Only) CU, E5, OE5, T1, RW, M - 
                                                         Colour Challenge: (see below)
                                                         Optional Theme:    Texture
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 - Black, White And One Other Colour
Scrap It With a Song - Open, Include Your Inspiration, SW will be GD, M - 
                                                         Rock  - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
                                                         Pop    - Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Silhouette Challenges - MU, Must follow, RW (USA only), M - Use a File in a completely different way than it was intended
So Suzy Stamps - MU, E3, SW, M - Birthday
Some Odd Girl -  MU, T3, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Open, T3, RW, M - Use Kraft Card
Sparkle & Glitter Rick St. Dennis Progressive Challenge MU, Must Follow, SW, M - Aloha Nui
Stampinback - Open, Rubber Stamps, SW, M - Use The Word ART
Stick It Down - Open, No Digitals, T3, M - 
                                                         Card Sketch: See Below
                                                         Single Page Sketch: See Below
                                                         Double Page Sketch: See Below
Stitchy Bear Stamps - FaceBook - Open, MU, T3, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Sugar And Betty's Challenge - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Anything Goes or Layers
The Color Sisters - Open, SW, M - Always A Colour Palette (see below)
The Crafting Cafe -  Open, E1, T3, RW, M - Flights Of Fancy
The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge - Open, E3, OE3, T2, SW, M - Always A Sketch (see below)
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Open, MU Mixed Media, OE7, DT Highlight, RW, SW, M - 
                                                         Theme: Flowers (see below)
                                                         Optional Element: Basket
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Open, E5, T3, RW, SW, M - April Showers
Unruly PaperArts - Open, RW, M - RAQ 1 - Animal Instincts 
                                                         RAQ 2 - Always Photo Inspiration (see below)
Virginia's View Challenges - Open, Must Follow for Top Prize, OE4, T10, 3W - Layers And Dimensions
Vintage Challenge - Open, E3, OE3, T3, SW, 2W - Use Beads/Pearls
NEW Words 2 Scrap By - Open, OE10, SW, M - The Earth Has Music
WOW! Embossing - MU/or Heat Emboss, Must Follow, RW, M - Rainbows (see Below)

Crafting Musketeers - Open, Must Follow, E1, T3, RW (UK only), M - It's A Mans World

Happy Little Stampers - CAS - Open, JFF, RW, M - Stenciling

Faery Ink Designs - Open, Must Display Blog Badge, CU, E2, T3, RW, M - CLOSED

My Besties Friendship MU, 2E, 8OE, SW, M - Clean And Simple
The Mirror Crack'd Open, (No Cards, No Full Digital, No Nudity), Top Picks, SW, M 
- Make And Use A Masterboard

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 3W  Sketch Challenge (see below)

Kraftyhands Blog - Open, Must Follow, T3, RW, M - Natures Work
Society of Stampaholics - Open, Must Post Card, Must use at least one of the following, M - 
                                                         Colour Palette: (see below)
                                                         Sketch: (see below)
                                                         Themes: Flags/Food/Friendship
                                                         Products: Coloured Pencils

8th - 14th
123 Get Scrappy! - Open (Scrap Book Page), E3, T3, SW, M - Always Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1,  Irish Challenge

15th - 21st
NEW A Sprinkle Of Imagination - MU 1 item from Shop, SW,  Always Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Open, E1, OE10, T5, SW, 2W -  H is for Happy Birthday
Allways Something Creative - Open, 2W - Wedding
Bastel-Traum - Open, SW, M - Challenge Recipe (see below)
Card and Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Anniversaries
Cardabilities - Open, cards only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below) 
NEW Crafty Girlz - Open, E3, T3, SW,  Anything Goes/April Showers
Creatalicious - Open, must follow, Voted W, M - Embossing Wet or Dry
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W - Bouquet
Feeling Sketchy - Open, OE4, T3, SW, 2W -  Always a Sketch (see below)
Karleigh Sue Sexy Challenge - Open, E3, OE15, T3, SW, M - Foolish Thoughts
Kreativeinkauf - Open, E3,OE10, RW, M - Spring In The Garden
Marianne's Design Divas - MU (Minimum 3 products), SW, M - Use A Stamp Or Decoupage Sheet
Scribbles Designs - CU for unlimited entries, E3, T3, SW, M - Spring Has Sprung
Sketchabilities - Open, layouts only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below)
Sparkles Monthly - Open, T3, RW, M - Ribbons And Buttons
The Color Sisters - Open, T3, RW, M - Always An Inspirational + Colour (see below)
Vintage Challenge - Open, E3, OE3, T3, SW, 2W - Mood Board (see below)
Whimsie Doodles - Open, E2, OE5, RW, SW (MU to be Guest Designer), M Colour Challenge (see below)

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 2W  Spring

22nd - 28th
Elisabeth Bell's World - MU, T3, RW, M - Spring

29th - End of Month

Cardabilities - Open, cards only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below)
Lia Stampz - Moved To the 1st of the Month
Natalie and Amy - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Animals
Sketchabilities - Open, layouts only, E1, OE3 (no other sketch), T5, RW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below)



Card Sketch: 
Single Page Sketch: 
Double Page Sketch: 

Colour Palette - 1st Month

Emotional Challenge - 15th Month

Click here to enter our current challenge and win some Wow! Embossing Powders!!

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Challenges for days - Wednesday's challenges

 First of all, apologies for the rather messy appearance of the photos today - Blogger is being very naughty and won't let me resize or reposition any of the inspiration photos and sketches, so some of them are absolutely HUGE and some are tiny. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.....
Here is the up to date Wednesday list for everyone.   As always remember to check your entry to a challenge qualifies, we might have missed any changes in the rules.   If you do spot something or have information to share with please feel free to leave us a comment.

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 - Open, OE9, SW, T4, W - Make Your mark
Color Throwdown - Open, JFF, W - Colour, see below
Colour Me - Open, OE3, SW, T6, W - Colour, see below
Colour Q - Open, SW, T1, W - Colour, see below
Crafting by Designs - Open must follow, RW, T6, W -  Anything Goes to run until 25 May
Crafty Gals Corner - Open must follow, E2,RW, T3, W - Stripes and/or Polka dots
Creative Inspirations - Open, RW, T3, W - Cute Critters
Dazzling Diva  - Open, RW, CU, W - TBA 
Fab'nFunky - Open, E unlimited but DT will only comment on 1 or 2 and you only get 1 entry to the weekly draw, OE normally unlimited but may vary when there is a sponsor, SW, T3, W - Christmas
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, SW, T10, OE3 (no other sketch challenges), Must include sketch , W- Sketch - see below 
I love ProMarkers - MU Letraset pen, E3, RW, T3, W -  Release the Glitter
Inky Impressions - CU (double entry), RW, T3, W - Recipe: 1 image, 2 papers, 3 flowers
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3, W - 'B'elieve it - things beginning with B
Mod Squad - CU (double entry), T3, SW, must follow, W - Emboss resist
My Favourite Things - Open but prize value increased if you have used MFT stamps, RW, W - Sketch, see below
Paper Shelter - MU, E3, RW, W -  Love is in the air
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, RW, T3, W - Anything but square 
Simon says Stamp - Open, E5, RW, W - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Open, OE2, T3, W -  Mothers!  
Stampotique Designers - Open but NO digis, E1, T3, W but just one linky for all the month's entries -  Polka Dots
The Crafters CafeOpen, E3, RW, W - Food and/or Drink
The House That Stamps Built - Open but extra entry to the draw if you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, RW (picked monthly), W -  Anything Goes 
The Three Muses - Open, JFF, W - Stamp People
Wicked Wednesday ATC - Open, E2, OE5, RW, T3, W - One for the boys!
Word Art Wednesday - CU the week's word art file, E5, RW, W - include scripture or an uplifting quote, no "dark" images and nothing contrary to biblical scripture . Must be family friendly.  - Anything Goes - can use word art on blog

Fortnightly/Two Weekly
ABC Christmas - Open must be Christmas, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) I for...... I love you/ for a loved one
Butterfly Challenge - Open must include a butterfly, E3, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  Butterflies + L is for Lace
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, RW, 2W - (W1 of 2)   Photo Inspiration, see below
Crafting for all Seasons - Open. E3, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2)  Sketch, see below
Create and Inspire   Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W (W2 of  2) - Anything Goes/ Theme Use a flower 
Creative Moments - Open be follower and comment, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes/optional colour challenge, see below
Decorate to Celebrate -  Open, Must Follow, SW, Top 3, 2W must follow and projects must be 3D - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  Shaped card
Dragons Dream Tag it on - Open must rubber stamp, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2)  Black and stencils
Frilly and Funkie - Open must be Vintage, E3, OE4, SW, RW, 2W - (W2 of  2)  - Stencil mania
Inky Chicks - Open, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 3)  Chocolate and sweets to run for 3 weeks
Midweek Magnolias - MU, OE4, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - Masculine
Moo Mania - Open any format goes, JFF, 2W - (W2 of 2)  Butterflies
Ruby's Rainbow - Open, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - changing to monthly to start May 2nd and introducing an additional Facebook challenge
Scrapy Land MU a die brand they stock, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) Pearls and/or Lace to run until 03 May
The Card Concept - MU inspiration, E6 (once for each of 6 styles), OE2, SW up to 12, 2W - (W1 of 2) Photo Inspiration - see below for photo inspiration
The Male Room - Open, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2)  Birds
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  Monochromatic


Little Claires - Open but must use a digi, SW, OE3, M - Flowers  (Apr)
Stamp, Play, Create (Chocolate Baroque challenge blog) MU to win, E3, RW, T3, M - (Apr/May)  Colour challenge - see below
Sweet Stamping Christmas - Open, E2, SW, T3, M - (Apr) Candles or Bells
Whimsy Inspirations - CU GDT spot, E3, RW, M - (Apr) Colour an image