Friday, September 30, 2016

Challenges For Days - Friday's Challenges

Carol here with this weeks Friday's Challenges.

We try to make sure that our listings are up to date but mistakes do happen, please check that your entry qualifies for any challenge you enter.  It is frustrating for all concerned when its not right perhaps for something as simple as entering to many challenges.  If you do spot an error please leave a comment telling us, it would be such a help.

Brown Sugar - Open, E2, RW, T3, W  – (#218) - Anything Goes
Color My Heart - CU bonus point, SW, W (#213) – Always Colour, see below
Crafty Catz - Open, E3, SW, T3, W -(#340)- Birds Of A Feather
Creative Corner Challenges - Open, E3, RW, T3, W –  TBA
Daring Cardmakers - Open, JFF, W – Making Memories
Just Add Ink - Open, OE5 (top peach), SW, T3, W (#331) – Just Add Wings, see below
Jo's Scrap Shack - Open, RW, T3,E3, (Physical Prizes posted to USA and Canada only, Digi prizes world wide), W -  Now On SATURDAY'S LIST
Journal 52 - Open JFF, W (#40) - Effy  - Waxing and Sarah - Waning
Outlawz Festive Friday - Must sign in, 4 themes, E1, RW monthly  Name Your Card Day, Work Teachers Day, Do Something Nice Day, Pysicians Assistant Day
QKR Stampede - CU double entry must follow, E3, RW, T5, W (#211)  – Embossing
Winter Wonderland - MU Digi must be Christmas, E3, RW, T3, W - Sketch OR Tic Tac Toe, see below note this is for 2W (W2 of 2)

Fortnightly (every 2  weeks)

Aloha Friday - CU double entry, E2, OE9, RW, T3,2W - (W2 of 2),  (#81)   Birthday
Alphabet Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - “ P"is For Pretty In Pink
ArtbyMiRan - Open but extra prize if used, hand coloured image, no all digital, E3, RW, T3 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Open must be CAS, SW, T4, 2W, (W2 of 2)  - Shaker Cards
Colour Crazy Craft - (was Graph'It Colour Challenge) - Open, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) (#23)  - Anything Goes
Colour, Stories, Inspiration - Open,  Prizes Only For Scrapbook Pages - for more information please follow the link,  -  Case File 213 Closes 14th Oct., see below
Creative Friday - Open, JFF, E4, 2W (W1 of 2) (#163) –  Pumpkins
Creative Fingers -Open, E3, RW,(W1 of 2), (#117) - Always Anything Paper Craft Goes + DT Call 
Cut it Up - Open must use a die cut must follow (prizes North America only), E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#106) –  Pink OR Breast Cancer Awareness
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - Open, E3, OE10,RW, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) - My Favourite Things
Jingle Bells - Open must be Christmas, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Christmas Bells
MarkerPOP - MU item they carry, MF, E2, OE10, RW, T3 - (W1 of 2) - #105 - Colour
Morgan's ArtWorld - MU stamp/ digi, MF, RW, E3,2W (W1 of 2) (#20) - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Open, OE9, SW, T2, 2W (W2 of 2) (38)  – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - MU lace, ribbon or trim, JFF, E6, 2W - (W3 of 3), (#149) – Things With Wings - With Ribbon/Trim (note 3 weeks W3 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Open, E3, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#119) – Black + 1 Other Colour
Simply Papercraft - Open, E3, MF, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Tag You're It - CAS Tags (can be part of a larger project), Open, OE3, JFF, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#57) - Always Inspiration Picture, see below
That's Crafty! - Open,  E3, RW - prizes UK Only - (W1 of 2) -  All Of A Sparkle
The Stamping Boutique - Open, CU, RW, (W2 of 2)Apple Season
Your Next Stamp - CU for top pick, RW, T1, (W1 of 2), (#49) - Sketch and/or Inspiration Photo, see below 


A Day for Daisies - MU, E4, RW, M - (October) -  TBA
A Vintage Journey  - Open must be Vintage; Shabby; Mixed Media; Steam Punk; or Industrial Genre, RW, T3,M - (September/October) - Create Within A Frame
Creative Artiste Challenge - Mixed media, Can use digis, MF, Open, E3, EO5, SW(s) (RW winners outside UK to pay shipping cost), M - (September/October) - Anything Goes 
Creative Carte Blanche - Open, JFF, E1, M - (October) –  TBA
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - Open, E1, RW, M - (September/October) -  Books and/or Paper
Pattie's Creations - CU preferred and extra entry, Mu digital or rubber stamped image, E2, RW, M - (September/ October) - Back To School - but must feature digistamp or stamped image
STAMPlorations - CU, Must use stamps, T3 - wholly digital MU digital papers/ elements too, E3- if wholly digital E1 otherwise, M - (October)  - TBA
Quick Quotes - CU, E1, RW - USA Shipping only, T3, M - (October) - TBA
Take It, Make It - Open, SW, RW - Prize as detailed on blog, E3, T3, M - (October) – TBA (Must use stamping) Also needed for publication in Craft Stamper Magazine cards see site for details



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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Challenges for Days - Thursdays 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!

Well it is officially fall.  It's getting darker earlier and it's starting to cool off outside.  I hope you take some time to play along with some of these challenges.  Happy Thursday.   April

4 Crafty Chicks - Open, T3, W - #318 - Anything Goes and a Crazy Egg
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Open, E5, RW, T3, W -  #383 - Fantasy
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open must be CAS, E3, OE5, T3, W - #193 - Double (see below)
Cas(e) this Sketch - Open, JFF, W -  #192 - Sketch (see below)
CCEE Stampers - Open, JFF, W - #1639 - Christmas and/or Winter
Crafty Ribbons - Open, E5, RW, T3, W - #169 - Ribbon or Lace
Creative Knockouts - Open, E2, OE8, RW, W - #161 - Fall
Cute Card Thursday - Open, RW, W -  #445 - CAS
Go Tag Thursday - Open, tag, Top Picks, W -  #16 - Movie Stars/Stars
DRS Designs - Open, SW, W - #246 - Autumn Wonders
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Open, Must sign in, E1/E2 if twist is used, RW - Anything Goes with a Optional Twist Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts - Open, T10, W -  PPA320 - Sketch (see below)

Art Impressions - CU extra votes, E2, SW, T2, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #194 - The Perfect Pair
As You Like It  - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Favorite Colour Combo and Why
Aud Sentiments - Open, E5, SW, T5, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #165 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Open, JFF, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #32 - Fall (Autumn) Colors
Cheery Lynn Designs - MU, E1 per wk, RW - (W1 of 2) - #239 - Anything Goes
Cookie Challenge - Open, E5, T2, RW, 2W (W2 of 2) -  Cookie Inspiration (see below)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Open, SW, T3, OE3, no all digi projects - (W1 of W2) - #25 - Ribbon and/or Lace
Crimbo Crackers - Open must be Christmas, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #116 - Snowman
DL.ART - Monthly Challenge - Open, Must Follow, 2W (W2 of 2 ) - #189 - Fall
Fusion Challenge - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Birthday Bash (See Below)
In the Pink - Open must feature pink, E3, T5, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  #104 - Flower Power
Little Miss Muffet - Open, JFF, 2W - (W2 of 2) - Challenge #147 - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - MU, E2, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  Lace or Ribbon
Moving Along With The Times - Open, T3, E3, 2W (W1 of 2) - Challenge #30 - Sketch (see below)
Perfectly Created Chaos - Open, JFF, 2W (W1 of 2) - Challenge #2 - Show Me Your Patterns
Seize The Birthday - Open, SW, 2W, (W2 of 2) - Soft and Simple
Southern Girls Challenge - Open, E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Pretty in Pastels
Time Out Challenges - Open, 2W, SW, T3 - (W1 of 2) - #67 - Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship with an optional twist of embossing and/or using pink

Bronte & Bella's Challenge - MU, E1, RW, - M - (September) - #267 - Anything Mo Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Open, E3, SW, T3, M (September) - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - (September) - #24 - Anything Goes with Twist of Boxes
Stamp and Stencils - Open (mixed media no digital), E3, OE10, JFF, T3, SW (September) - Colors of Autumn
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - Open, E3, SW, T3, M (September) - Animals

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

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 - O is for Open
Card And Scrap - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Need To Sign In
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W  - Candy Apple (see below)
Dies R Us - Open, MU Dies, E3, T3, RW, 2W - Summer Vacation
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) 
The Crafter's Cafe  - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW, 2W - Use Two Patterned Papers

3 Weeks 
CAS Mix Up - MU CAS Mixed Media, Use All 3 Elements, 3W -  
                                    Element 1: Stamping
                                    Element 2: Marbling
                                    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)  

 a2z Scrapbooking - Open, MU 1 Hero Art Product, E5, RW, M - Make a Tag
12 Tags of 2016 Tim Holtz - Open, CU, Inspiration + Technique/s, any project, M  -  (see below) 
                                     Technique 1: Paint Patina
                                     Technique 2: Alcohol Ink Resist
A Blog Named Hero - Open, MU, OE5, E5, T1, RW, M - Texture

*NEW* Altenew - MU, 4SW, M - Photo Inspiration (see below)  
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 - Animal With Fur
ARTastic Challenge - Open, OE3, T3, RW + SW, M -
                                     Criteria: A Tribute To Dad
                                     Photo Inspiration: See Below 
Artistic Stamper - Open, Must include Rubber Stamping, RW, M - Monochromatic
Card Mania - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Earth Tones
Chalk N Stock - Open, MF, MU Chalk, E4, RW, M - Always Anything Goes 
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Open, CU, E3, T3, RW, M - Sympathy, 
                                    Thinking of You or Thank You
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - FaceBook - MU, E2, T3, SW, M - Bingo Board (see below)
Clarity Stamp Challenge - MU, Stamps Only, E1, T5, RW, M - In The Garden
Classic Design Team - Open, Must be on a DT, Digi or Rubber Stamping, E3, T3, RW, SW, M -
                                    Always Anything Goes
Club KennyK - Facebook - MU, E2, T3, RW, M -
                                     Theme: Always Anything Goes
                                     FeatureMad Mummy + La Spyda
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, M -  Felicity Jane: August 2016 Kit (see below) 
Country View Crafts' - Open, T4, RW, M - Travel
Craft-Dee BowZ - Open, SW, M - Always Anything Goes with A Handmade Bow 
Crafting Techniques - FaceBook - Open, SW, M - Knitting
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 
Creative With Stamps - Open, MU Rubber Stamping, Must add Challenge Graphic in Blog,
                                    Must comment 3 other Blogs, E3,OE10,T3, SW, M 
                                    Photo Inspiration - see below
Die Cut Diva's - MU a Die/Embossing Folder, OE5, E4, RW, M - Fall and Fall Holidays
Digistamps4Joy - Open, E3, RW, SW, M - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes 
                                    Twist: Use Any 3 of the Colours (see below) - Black/White also Allowed
Digitally Sweet - Open, E3(If fully digital - MU Digi Image/Papers etc) E1, T3, RW, M -
                                    Digital Scrapbook Page
DL.ART - Linky Challenge - Open, MF, E3, M - Anything Goes
Doing Life - TLC Challenge - Open, MF, E1, (for Unlimited, MU TLC), T3, RW, M -
                                    Always 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: Gifts
                                    Purple Team: New Beginnings
Fabrika Fantasy Open, CU for separate draw, RW,  E3, M - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - CASE the Designer - Open, JFF, RW, M - Asa Johansson  (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 - Fall (see below)
Live & Love Crafts - Open, E1, OE10, T3, RW, M - Photo inspiration, see below
Love To Craft - Open, JFF, E5, SW, M - Always Anything Goes
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Open, E3, RW, M - Taking A Break
Mixed Media Mojo - Open, T1, M - 
                                    Theme: Back to School
                                    Twist: Use Primary Colours
Monthly Themes For Crafting - Open, JFF, M -  Vellum
My Besties International - MU, E3, T3, RW, M - 
                                    Challenge: Anything Goes + DT call
                                    Optional Theme: ATG
My Crafting Stories - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW, M - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Open, OE5, SW2, M - Food and Drink (see below)
Oddball Art - FaceBook - MU, E3, T3, RW, M - Always Anything Goes 
One Crazy Stamper - Open, Any Stamp Except Digi, E5, RW, M - Babies
One Layer Simplicity - Open, 1 Layer Only, JFF, M - Back in Time
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 - Stencils
Paper Creator's Crafts - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - Christmas
Paper Sweeties - CU for extra entry, SW, M - Inspiration Photo (see below)
Pink + Main - Open, CU, OE3, E3, RW, M - Autumn
Pixels and Paper - Open, E3, OE4, RW, SW, M - 
                                    Photo Inspiration: See Below 
                                    Challenge Criteria: Colours
Rubber Dance Art Stamps - (Rubber Stamps Only) CU, E5, OE5, T1, RW, M - (see below)
                                    Colour Challenge: Pick one from five (see below)
                                    Challenge Theme: Friendship
Scrap It With A Song - Open, Include Your Inspiration, SW will be GD, M - Blog Hop - 
                                    Pick any Song along the Hop for Your Inspiration                                    
Simply Magnolia - MU, E2, T3, RW, M - Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl - MU, T3, SW, M - Always Anything Goes 
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Open, T3, SW, M - Angels or Fairies
Serendipity Stamps - MU, RW, RW, M - Leave It Bare!
Stampinback - Facebook - MU, Rubber Stamps, SW, M - Singing or Dancing
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 
Sweet Stamps - Open, CU, RW, M - Always Anything Goes 
Tando's - Facebook - Open, RW, M - ATC's
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: Harvest basket (see below)
                                    Optional Element: Fruit
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Open, E5, T3, RW, SW, M - Rustic (see below) 
Time For Tea - MU, MF, E2, SW, M - Fall into Layers
Viva Las VegaStamps! - MU, RW, SW, M Always Inspiration Board - Halloween (see below)
WOW! Embossing - MU/or Heat Emboss, MF, RW, M - Anything Goes

2 Monthly
Crafty Individuals - MU, SW5, 2M - August/September - Clean and Simple (September ONLY)

Crafting Musketeers - Open, MF, E1, T3, RW (UK only), M - Back To School

2 Weeks
We Love Vintage - Must be Vintage, Open, E2, T3, RW, 2W - Vintage Romance

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

3 Weeks
*NEW* The Flower Challenge - Open, MU Flowers (Main Focus + if used Digi's must be hand coloured), Must Comment on 3 other Entries, E5 OE6, T3, RW, 3W -
                                    Starts October
Anything But Cute - Open, Mixed Media, No Cute, T3, RW, SW, M - Friendship
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas - Open, JFF, RW, M Song
More Mixed Media - Open, E3, 3RW, M - 
                                    Theme: Always Anything Goes
                                    Optional : Brown

3 Weeks
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 3W Use a Sketch by Shimelle (go HERE)

Challenge YOUrself - Paper Layout Only, MU a Pic of YOU, T3, RW, M  
                                    Element 1: A Sewing Challenge (see below)
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Open, JFF, RW, M - Distress
Society of Stampaholics - Card Chain Challenge - Open, Must Post Card, MU at least one of the following, M -            Not Updated Since AUGUST     
                                    Colour Palette: See Below 
                                    Sketch: See Below 
                                    Themes: TBA
                                    Products: TBA


Happy Little Stampers - Dies - Open, JFF, RW, M - Always Anything Goes


Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Open, E3, DT Favourites, RW, M - Halloween/Dress Up

Not Just Cards - Open, RW, SW, T5, M - Always Anything Goes
Lil' Inker Designs - MU, Must leave DT comments, RW, M - Blog Hop

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, M - Just One Lesson

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 - P is for Pearls
Curtain Call - Open, T5, SW, 2W - Fall Floral (see below) 
Dies R Us - Open, MU Dies, E3, T3, RW, 2W - Country Fair
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) 
The Crafter's Cafe - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW, 2W - Use Buttons

Bastel-Traum - Open, SW, M - Tanks
Crafty Girlz - Open, E3, T3, SW, M Anything Goes - JFF this Month
Creatalicious - Open, MF, Voted W, M - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes
                                    Option: Pick a Tune - Inspired by a Song
Kreativeinkauf - Open, E3, OE10, RW, M - Easel Card
Marianne's Design Divas - MU (Minimum 3 products), SW, M - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes
                                    Option: Use Your Favorite Colours
Oddball Art - Open, E3, T3, RW, M - Circles
Scribbles Designs - CU for unlimited entries, E3, T3, SW, M - Woodland Creatures
Sparkles Monthly - Open, T3, RW, M - Real Lace And Pearls
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 - 
                                    Theme: Anything Goes
                                    Twist:   Let's Party!
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Open, Must be on a DT, SW, RU, T3, M - Always Anything Goes

2 Weeks
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - Open, E1, 2W - Kate Spade Inspired
Stamping Smiles Designs - Open, T3, RW, 2W - Always Tic-Tac-Toe (see below)

2 Weeks
*NEW* We Love Vintage - Open, E2, T3, RW, 2W -
                                    Theme:   Vintage Christmas
                                    Element: Use Corrugated Card

*NEW* A Inky Mess  - MU Mixed Media, E3, T3, RW, M - Always Anything Goes
Elisabeth Bell's World - MU, T3, RW, M - Buttons & Bows



2 Weeks
Curtain Call 

Card Sketch:

Single Page Sketch: 

Double Page Sketch: 



2 Weeks


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