Thursday, June 30, 2016

Challenges for Days - Thursdays Challenge

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!

I hope everyone is enjoying these summer months.  Don't let your crafting take a side seat during summer activities.  Take some time to be creative.  Here are some challenges to get that mojo going.  Happy Thursday.   April

4 Crafty Chicks - Open, T3, W - #305 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Open, E5, RW, T3, W -  #370 - Add Ribbon and Sparkle
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open must be CAS, E3, OE5, T3, W - #180 - The Double (see below)
Cas(e) this Sketch - Open, JFF, W -  #179 - Sketch (see below)
CCEE Stampers - Open, JFF, W - #1626 - Mixed Media
Crafty Ribbons - Open, E5, RW, T3, W - #158 - Animals
Creative Knockouts - Open, E2, OE8, RW, W - #148 - All About the Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Open, RW, W - Challenge #432 - Add Banners and Flags
DRS Designs - Open, SW, W - #233 - The Heat is On
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Open, Must sign in, E1/E2 if twist is used, RW - Anything Goes optional twist Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts - Open, T10, W -  PPA306 - Colors (see below)
Sassy Studio Designs - Open, SW, W - #335 - Anything But a Card

Art Impressions - CU extra votes, E2, SW, T2, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #187 - Slide on By
As you like it  - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Favorite Markers, Inks or Pencils and Why
Aud Sentiments - Open, E5, SW, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #158 - Funny Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Open, JFF, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)- #25 - Pink and Brown
Cheery Lynn Designs - MU, E1 per wk, RW - (W2 of 2) - #232 - Pretty in Purple
Cookie Challenge Open, E5, T2, RW, 2W (W1 of 2) - #47 - Cookie Inspiration (see below)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Open, SW, T3, OE3, no all digi projects - (W2 of W2) - #18 - Wedding and Things
Crimbo Crackers - Open must be Christmas, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #110 - Anything Goes
DL.ART -Monthly Challenge - Open, Must Follow, 2W (W2 of 2 ) - #183 - Summertime
Fusion Challenge - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - On Summer Break
In the Pink - Open must feature pink, E3, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  #97 - Lace
Julia Spiri - Open, CU, E3, RW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #21 - Anything Goes with Twist of Garden - Add a flower or tree
Little Miss Muffet - Open, JFF, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Challenge #141 - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - MU, E2, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Open, T3, E3, 2W (W2 of 2) - Challenge #23 - New Baby
Seize The Birthday - Open, SW, 2W, (W1 of 2) - Birds Bees and Butterflies
Southern Girls Challenge - Open, E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Open, 2W, SW, T3 - (W2 of 2) - #60 - CASE with your own twist (see below)

Bronte & Bella's Challenge - MU, E1, RW, - M - (June) - #264 - Anything Goes w/Mo Image
Crafting with an Attitude - Open, E3, SW, T3, M (June) - Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Stamp and Stencils - Open (mixed media no digital), E3, OE10, JFF, T3, SW (June) - Floral Frenzy
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - Open, E3, SW, T3, M (June) - Male Project
Sugar Nellie - MU, E3, M (June) - #137 - Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Challenges for Days - Wednesday's Challenges

You are invited to join the team here, managing one day takes at most an hour to update the list.  You will be joining a very friendly international team.  To find out more why not check out Join the Team page or drop Zoe an email, zoechaos@icloud.com

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 - #200 Happy Birthday with photo inspiration - see below
Color Throwdown - Open, JFF, W -  # 399 Colour, see below
Colour Q - Open, SW, T1, W - #348 Colour, see below
Crafting by Designs - Open must follow, RW, T6, W -  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Open must follow, E2,RW, T3, W - #78 Anything Goes
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 - #311 Christmas
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, SW, T10, OE3 (no other sketch challenges), Must include sketch , W-  #243 Sketch - see below
Kraftin Kimmie  - Open, RW (chosen monthly from all weekly entries) - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3, W -  #348 Button it up!
Mod Squad - CU (double entry), T3, SW, must follow, W - Nautical
My Favourite Things - Open but prize value increased if you have used MFT stamps, RW, W -  #287 Sketch, see below
Muse Christmas Visions Open but must be Christmas or Winter, T5 chosen by members votes, must comment on min 3 other blogs, Must vote, W -  #51 Photo Inspiration - see below
Outlawz Sketch - Open, Must sign in, MU sketch, E1, RW monthly - See below
Paper Craft Crew CU at least 3 Stampin Up products, OE3, SW4, W, must include sketch and code/keyword -  # 201 Sketch,  see below - to run for 2 weeks
Paper Shelter - MU for E3, other is E1, RW, W - #255 Photo inspiration, see below
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, RW, T3, W - #284 Anything Goes & DT call
Simon says Stamp - Open, E5, RW, W - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Open, OE2, T3, W -  #336 Picture Inspiration
Stampotique Designers - Open but NO digis, E1, T3, W but just one linky for all the month's entries - #251 Black and White Only
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 - Use a quote
Wicked Wednesday ATC - Open, E2, OE5, RW, T3, W - #216 Christmas in July

Fortnightly/Two Weekly
ABC Christmas - Open must be Christmas, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  M for ... Mice
Butterfly Challenge - Open must include a butterfly, E3, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2)  #57 Butterfly and Y for Years and/or Yellow
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, RW, 2W - (W2 of 2)  #318 Anything Goes
Create and Inspire   Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W (W3 of  2) (till 6/07) - # 48 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Open, RW, T3, 2W (W2 of 2) - #254 Bingo - see below 
Creative Moments - Open be follower and comment, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) #96 Anything goes/Summer
Decorate to Celebrate -  Open, Must Follow, SW, Top 3, 2W must follow and projects must be 3D - (W2 of 2) #13 Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  #132 Colours of Summer
Double D Challenges - open,  RW, T3, E3, 2W - (W3 of 2) (till 6/07)-  All About The Boys - Photo Inspiration, see below
Frilly and Funkie - Open must be Vintage, E3, OE4, SW, RW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - All in the family
I love ProMarkers - MU Letraset pen, E3, RW, T3, 2W  (W1 of 2) -  # 312 - Sport
Inky Chicks - Open, RW, T3, 3W - (W1 of 3)  -  #69 Christmas in Summer 
Midweek Magnolias - MU, OE4, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - #141 Celebration
Moo Mania - Open any format goes, JFF, 2W - (W1 of 2)  - Paris
Ruby's Rainbow - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #132 Hip to be Square
Scrapy Land MU a die brand they sell, SW, E5, T3, 2W - (W3 of 3)  #44 Masculine Must use a steel rule or low profile die from a brand they stock
Sweet Sketch Wednesday CU, SW,T3, 2W, must comment (W2 of 2) - #92 Sketch, see below
The Card Concept - MU inspiration, E6 (once for each of 6 styles), OE2, SW up to 12, 2W - (W* of 2)  -  taking a break until 07 Sep
The Crafty Addicts - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) # 18 Anything Goes with optional theme of Hobbies
The Male Room - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - #38 Buttons
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - Create Your Own Background
Word Art Wednesday - CU the week's word art file, E5, RW, 2W (W2 of 2) - include scripture or an uplifting quote, no "dark" images and nothing contrary to biblical scripture . Must be family friendly.  -  #236-237 Family Friendly/  Anything Goes - can use word art on blog

Magnolia-Licious MU a stamp from a range they stock, E3, RW, M  -   Anything Goes using MINI Magnolia stamps (next challenge coming soon)
Stamp, Play, Create (Chocolate Baroque challenge blog) MU to win, E3, RW, T3, M - (Jun/July)  #24 Colour challenge see below
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Open, E2, SW, T3, M (June/July)- Warm Winter Clothing
Words To Craft By - Open, OE10, SW (GDT slot), RW (prize), M from 2nd Wed to end of month (June/July) -  #30 New Beginnings 
Work it Wednesday  Open, E3, RW3 ish, M (June)  Use some wafer thin dies or stencils

Addicted to Stamps 

PCCCS 162-205-011 

Fortnightly/Two Weekly

Challenges For Days - Challenges By Date Not Day

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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2 Weeks
A Bit More Time To Craft - Open, E3, 3RW, 2W - Always Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time To Craft Two - Open, E3, RW, 2W - Always Anything Goes 
ABC Challenge - Open, E1, OE10, SW, T5, 2W -  I is for Important
Card And Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Altered
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W  - Sail On (see below)
Dies R Us - Open, MU Dies, E3, T3, RW, 2W - Birds
Feeling Sketchy - Open, OE10, T3, SW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below) 
Let's Scrap - Open, OE10, T3, SW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below) 
Stamping Smiles Designs - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Always Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)

3 Weeks 
*NEW* CAS Mix Up - MU CAS Mixed Media, Use All 3 Elements, M -  
                                    Element 1: Stamping
                                    Element 2: Die-Cuts
                                    Element 3: Your Choice (see Right Side Bar of Blog)
Things To Alter - CU gives entry to 2nd Draw, T3, RW, SW, 3W - Always Anything Goes
Waffle Flower - MU, OE3, RW, Voted GDT Spot, 3W - Always Photo Inspiration (see below)  

2 Creative Chicks - Open, MF W/Logo, Featured Artist, M - Always Anything Goes 
12 Tags of 2016 Tim Holtz - Open, CU, Inspiration + Technique/s,  any project M  -  (see below) 
                                     Technique 1: Tissue Wrap Collage
                                     Technique 2: Stencil Plaid
A Blog Named Hero - Open, MU, OE5, E5, T1, RW, M - Vellum
Altered Eclectics - Open, Must be Altered Projects NO CARDS, T5, 2 Runner-Ups, SW, M - Always Anything Goes 
Animal Friends - Open, Must include an Animal, E3, OE10, T3, M - Fruit or Vegetables
ARTastic Challenge - Open, OE3, T3, RW + SW, M -
                                     Criteria: Black + White, plus 1 other Colour
                                     Photo Inspiration: See Below 
Artistic Stamper - Open, Must include Rubber Stamping, RW, M - Red, Blue + Yellow
Card Mania - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Around The World
*NEW* Chalk N Stock - Open, MF, MU Chalk, E4, RW, M - Always Anything Goes
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Open, CU, E3, T3, RW, M - Pearls And Lace
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - FaceBook - MU, E2, T3, SW, M - Ready For My Close Up
Clarity Stamp Challenge - MU, Stamps Only, E1, T5, RW, M - Masculine
*NEW* Classic Design Team - Open,  Must be on a DT, Digi or Rubber Stamping, E3, T3, RW, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, M -  Hip Kit Club's May Kits (see below) 
Country View Crafts' - Open, T4, RW, M - Crackle
Craft-Dee BowZ - Open, SW, M - Always Anything Goes with A Handmade Bow 
Crafting Techniques - FaceBook - Open, SW, M - Layering
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Open, MU Christmas, RW, M - Always Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Open, MU Patterned Paper, RW, M - Always Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Open E3, T3, RW, M - Always Anything Goes 
*NEW* Creative With Stamps - Open, MU Rubber Stamping, Must add Challenge Graphic in Blog, Must comment 3 other Blogs, E3,OE10,T3, SW, , M Manly/Masculine Cards
Die Cut Diva's - MU a Die/Embossing Folder, OE5, E4, RW, M - Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy - Open, E3, RW, SW, M - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes 
                                    Twist: Fairies
Digitally Sweet - MU Digital Image E3(if fully digital - MU Digi Papers.. etc) / E1, T3, RW, - Green + White, and 1 other Colour
DL.ART - Linky Challenge - Open, MF, E3, 2W - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - CU, Must use a Digi Image, E1, RW, M - Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Open, T5/100, 2 Runner-up, SW, M - 
                                    Pink Team: Midsummer
                                    Purple Team: Weddings
Happy Little Stampers - CASE the Designer - Open, JFF, RW, M - Rahmat (see below) 
High Hopes Stamps - MU, E3, RW, M - 'Leave A Comment'
Just For Fun - MU Rubber Stamps (No Digi's), CU, E3, OE5, M - 50's Flashback (see below)
Live & Love Crafts - Open, E1, OE10, T3, RW, M - Sketch (see below) 
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Open, E3, RW, M - Fathers and Brothers
Mixed Media Mojo - Open, T1, M - 
                                    Theme: Fit For A Queen
                                    Twist: Jewels/Gems
Monthly Themes For Crafting - Open, JFF, M - Buzz Word - Messy
My Besties International - MU, E3, T3, RW, M - 
                                    Challenge: Anything Goes 
                                    Optional Theme: All About Flowers
My Crafting Stories - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW, M - Summer
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Open, OE5, SW2, M - Man Up! (see below)
Oddball Art - FaceBook - MU, E3, T3, RW, M - Always Anything Goes 
One Crazy Stamper - Open, Any Stamp Except Digi, E5, RW, M - Anything Goes
One Layer Simplicity - Open, 1 Layer Only, JFF, M - Stencil
Our Creative Corner - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - A Beautiful Mess (Last Challenge - CLOSING)
Outlawz Freebie Progressive - Must sign in, MU Free Image, E1, M - Please Sign In To See
                                    Free Image is sent by email each month
Outside The Box - MU, RW, SW, M - Watercolour
Paper Creator's Crafts - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - All About Flowers
Paper Sweeties - CU for extra entry, SW, M - Inspiration Photo (see below)
Pink + Main - Open, CU, OE3, E3, RW, M - Summer
Pixels and Paper - Open, E3, OE4, RW, SW, M - 
                                    Photo Inspiration: See Below 
                                    Challenge Criteria: Distressing
Rubber Dance Art Stamps - (Rubber Stamps Only) CU, E5, OE5, T1, RW, M - (see below)
                                    Colour Challenge: Purple, Turquiose, Magenta
                                    Challenge Theme: Flowers
Scrap It With A Song - Open, Include Your Inspiration, SW will be GD, M - 
                                    Rock - Best Of You - Foo Fighters
                                    Pop - Staring At The Sun - MIKA
Silhouette Challenges - MU, MF, RW (USA only), M - Anything Goes
*NEW* Simply Magnolia - MU, E2, T3, RW, M - Summer
Some Odd Girl - MU, T3, SW, M - Always Anything Goes 
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Open, T3, SW, M - Use TWO Dies
Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans and Friends - Facebook - MU, Hand Coloured Only, RW, SW, M - TBA
Serendipity Stamps - MU, RW, RW, M - Background Stamping
Stampinback - Facebook - MU, Rubber Stamps, SW, M - Sun Moon Stars
Stick It Down - Open, No Digitals, T3, M - (Back in July) + Blog Hop
                                    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 
Sweet Stamps - Open, CU, RW, M - Always Anything Goes 
The Color Sisters - Colour Palette - Open, SW, M - Always A Colour Palette (see below) 
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Open, MU Mixed Media, OE7, DT Highlight, RW, SW, M - 
                                    Theme: Sunset  (see below)
                                    Optional Element: Postage Stamp
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Open, E5, T3, RW, SW, M - 1 or more Challenges from the past Year (see below) 
Viva Las VegaStamps! - MU, RW, SW, M - Always Inspiration Board (see below)
WOW! Embossing - MU/or Heat Emboss, MF, RW, M - Summer

2 Monthly
Crafty Individuals - MU, SW5, 2M - May/June - Anything Goes

Crafting Musketeers - Open, MF, E1, T3, RW (UK only), M - Weddings

*NEW* Dark 'N' Daring - Open, MU Dark/Sexy Goth, T3, RW, M - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - Open, JFF, RW, M - Ghosting

Anything But Cute - Open, Mixed Media, No Cute, T3, RW, SW, M - The Birds And The Bees
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas - Open, JFF, RW, M - Twine
More Mixed Media - Open, E3, 3RW, M - Anything Goes/Optional Colour Purple

3 Weeks
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 3W - Inspiration Board - Watercolour Wedding - Burnett Boards (see below) 

*NEW* Challenge YOUrself - Paper Layout Only, MU a Pic of YOU, T3, RW, M Geometric Shapes and Patterns
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Open, JFF, RW, M - Texture
Society of Stampaholics - Card Chain Challenge - Open, Must Post Card, MU at least one of the following, M -            
                                    Colour Palette: See Below 
                                    Sketch: See Below 
                                    Themes: Fairies/Lace/Freindship
                                    Products: Clearly Besotted Stamps or Spray Inks/Glazes etc


Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Open, E3, DT Favourites, RW, M - Seasons/Holidays

*NEW* Not Just Cards Open, RW, SW. T5, - Always Anything Goes
Lil' Inker Designs - MU, Must leave DT comments, RW, M - BLOG HOP
                                    Criteria: TBA 
                                    Inspiration: See Below 

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, M - In Quotes

2 Weeks
A Bit More Time To Craft - Open, E3, 3RW, 2W - Always Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time To Craft Two - Open, E3, RW, 2W - Always Anything Goes 
ABC Challenge - Open, E1, OE10, T5, SW, 2W - J is for 'Just As You Like'
Card and Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Dies
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W - Tasty Tropics (see below) 
Dies R Us - Open, MU Dies, E3, T3, RW, 2W - Butterflies
Feeling Sketchy - Open, OE10, T3, SW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below) 
Let's Scrap - Open, OE10, T3, SW, 2W - Always a Sketch (see below) 

Bastel-Traum - Open, SW, M - Journey/Vacation
Crafty Girlz - Open, E3, T3, SW, M - Anything Goes - Just for Fun This Week
Creatalicious - Open, MF, Voted W, M - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes
                                    Option: Animals
Kreativeinkauf - Open, E3, OE10, RW, M - Sketch (see below) 
Marianne's Design Divas - MU (Minimum 3 products), SW, M - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes
                                    Option: Lace or Ribbon
Oddball Art - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Here Comes The Sun
Scribbles Designs - CU for unlimited entries, E3, T3, SW, M - Sip + Savour
Sparkles Monthly - Open, T3, RW, M - 'They Say When You Marry In June'
The Color Sisters - Emotional Challenge - Open, T3, RW, M - Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)
Whimsie Doodles - Open, E2, OE5, RW, SW (MU to be Guest Designer), M - Life Is A Beach
*NEW* World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Open,  Must be on a DT, E3, SW, RU, T3, M - Always Anything Goes

2 Weeks
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 2W - Everything Old is New Again
Stamping Smiles Designs - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Always Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)

*NEW* A Inky Mess - MU Mixed Media, E3, T3, RW, M - Anything Goes
Elisabeth Bell's World - MU, T3, RW, M - A Holiday Creation



2 Weeks
Curtain Call 


Card Sketch:
(Back in July)
Single Page Sketch: 
(Back in July)
Double Page Sketch: 
(Back in July)




2 Weeks



 I'll be back on the soon with the next updates on the challenges ~ Thanks! Sammi