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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Challenges for Days - Saturday's challenges

Please note that this is just a guide and be sure to visit each site to ensure you have all the rules for each challenge.
Please always double check the challenge site for rules and more information. Thank you; every Design Team we know will appreciate it.

Do you know of a challenge that isn't on our list? Please comment with a link and let us know or send us an email at ChallengesForDays@yahoo.com

Hope everyone has a great Saturday! - Cheryl


Weekly
Allsorts - Open, E3, T5, RW - (#435) 
                   Sentiment in Focus
Brown Sugar - Open, E2, T3, RW - (#269)
                    TBA + DT Call
Catch the Bug - Open, (CU - larger prize), E3, RW
                   Keep it Simple (1 layer, 1sentiment, 1 embellishment)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Open, Must Be Christmas, RW - (#353) 
                    Anything Goes 
                    Optional Theme: black, white and one other color
Crazy 4 Challenges - Open, E1, JFF - (#405) 
                    Photo inspiration (see below)
Hiding in My Craft-Room - Open, E3, RW (monthly winner) - (#320) 
                    Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack (Funday Friday) - Open, E3, RW - (#208) 
                    Always Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Open - (#413)
         Word die cuts
Kraftin' Kimmie - CU to win, CU Sketch in any challenge, RW - (#401) 
                   Holiday Card
Less Is More - Open must be CAS, OE5, T3 - (#348) 
                   Watercolour
Outlawz PAM - Open, Must Sign In, E1, RW (monthly winner) -  
                    Autumn
Sweet Stampin' - Open, Must Stamp, E3, T3 -
                    Autumn
Sketch Saturday - E3, RW, T3 - (#482) 
                    Always A Sketch (pick one from archive 215-482) 

Fortnightly
Addicted to CAS - Open, E2, OE10, T3, SW – W1 of 2 - (#121) 
                    Favourite stamp
A Gem of a Challenge - Open, T3, RW – W1 of 2 - (#204) 
                    Birthday card
 Challenge Up Your Life - Open, E1, OE5, SW – W1 of 2 - (#76) 
                    Clocks/Time
Christmas Card Throwdown - Open, MB Christmas, OE10
                   Top Honour + Mentions – W3 of 3 - (#CCT18) 
                   Color challenge (see below)
Crafting with Dragonflies - Open, E1, T3 – W2 of 2 - (#90) 
                    Star Struck
Crafty Friends - Open, 2W, E3, RW, T3 W2 of 2 (#67)
                    Use ribbon and/or lace
Di's Digi Designs - CU (entry into special draw), E3, T3, RW – W2 of 2 
                    Autumn
Inkspirational - Open, JFF, T3 – W2 of 2 - (#144) 
                    Word (see below)
My Time to Craft - Open, JFF, T3 – W2 of 2 - (#355)
                    Die cuts only
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Must Be For Children, T3, SW – W3 of  3
                    Fall Colors
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Open, OE10 - W1 of 2 - (#94) 
                    P is for Pink Halloween (see below)
The Pencil Case - MU Hand Colouring, E2, T3, RW - W? of 2 
                    Taking A Break

Monthly

Blog Studio 75 - CU, E3 - September- (#8) 
                    Lace and color palette (see below)
Crafty Calendar - Open, MF, E3, T3, SW - September
                    Kids/babies
Fairy and Unicorn - MU Mythical Creatures, T5 - September - (#7) 
                    Anything goes
                     optional twist: pixie/gnome/troll 
Imagine That Creative Playground - Open, CU, SW - September
                    Anything Goes
 Penny Black Saturday - MU, RW - September
                    One layer card
Scrapper's Delights - Open, E3, RW - September- (#70)
                    Always Anything Goes 

Starts 2nd Saturday of the Month

Sparkle n Glitter (Rick St, Dennis) MU, E3 - September(#5
                     
Anything goes
                     Optional theme: clowning around

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges
Weekly Challenges


Friday, September 29, 2017

Challenges For Days - Friday's Challenges

Carol here with this week's 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 it's not right, perhaps for something as simple as entering too many challenges. If you do spot an error, please leave a comment telling us; it would be such a help.
We also welcome emails at ChallengesForDays@yahoo.com 


We want to thank you for your continued support! 
Please help spread the word about our little challenge blog :) 

Weekly
Brown Sugar - Moved to Saturdays List due to Time Difference 
Crafty Catz - Open, E3, T3, SW - (#386) 
                    Theme: Always Anything Goes
                    Optional Twist: Blue, Green and Brown
Daring Cardmakers - Open, JFF -  
                    Harvest Home
Just Add Ink - Open, OE5 (top peach), T3, SW - (#379) 
                    Just Add.... Inspiration, see below
Outlawz Festive Friday - Must Sign In, 4 Themes, E3, RW(monthly)
                    Theme 1:  Cards with stitching
                    Theme 2:  Our military
                    Theme 3:  Tea Party
                    Theme 4:  Christmas
QKR Stampede - CU double entry, MF, E3, T5, RW - (#263
                    Theme: Always Anything Goes
                    Optional Twist:  Cut It Up
TGIF - Open, JFF, SW, MU Challenge Graphic and #(hashtag) - (#126) 
                     Tic Tac Toe, see below

Fortnightly (every 2 Weeks)
Aloha Friday - (Kitty Bee Designs) - CU double entry, E2, OE9, T3,  RW, T3 - 
                    W2 of 2 - (#104) 
                    Water Fun
Alphabet Challenge - Open, T3 -W1 of 2 
                    “O" is For Oval
CAS-ual Fridays - Open, Must Be CAS, T4, SW - W2 of 2 - (#184) 
                     Shaker Cards, see  below
Colour Crazy - Open, E2, T3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#38)  W1 of 2 - (#39)
                    Anything Goes
Color My Heart - CU bonus point, SW - W2 of 2 - (#262) W1 of 2 (#263)
                     Colours - see below
Crafting with Friends - Open, MF, W, E3, OE unlimited, SW, DT Fave 
                      W2 of 2 -(#51) 
                     Always Anything Goes

Creative Friday - Open, JFF, E4 - W1 of 2 - (#189)  
                    Die Cuts /Punches
Creative Fingers - Open, E1, RW - W2 of 2 - (#137) 
                    Always Anything Paper Craft Goes + DT Call
Cut it Up - Open, MU Die Cut, MF, (Prizes North America only) E1, T3, RW - 
                     W2 of 2 - (#131)  
                    Change Is Good (Altered/Recycled)
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - Open, E3, OE10, T5, RW - W1 of 2 - (#197) 
                    Shabby Chic
Jingle Belles - Open, Must Be Christmas, T3 - W1 of 2 
                    Embossing around the Christmas Tree
Morgan's ArtWorld - Open, MU a Digi/Image, MF, E3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#19) 
                    Always Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Open, OE9, T2, SW - W2 of 2 - (#38
                    Always Anything Goes 
Really Reasonable Ribbon - MU Lace/Ribbon/Trim, JFF, E6 - W3 of 3 - (#172) 
                    Anything Goes
Tag You're It - CAS Tags (can be part of a larger project), Open, OE3, JFF, T3, SW -
                     W1 of 2 (#74)
                     Always Inspiration Picture, see below
That's Crafty! - Open, E3, RW(prizes UK Only) - W1 of 2 
                     Forever Autumn
Winter Wonderland - MU Digi(Must Be Christmas), E3, T3, RW - W1 of 2  
                     Anything Christmas Goes
Your Next Stamp - CU for top pick, T1, RW - W1 of 2 - (#74) 
                    Sketch and/or Inspiration (see below)

Monthly
A Vintage Journey - Open, Must Be Vintage/Shabby/Mixed Media/
                    Steam Punk/Industrial Genre, T3, RW - September 
                    Altered Art
Creative Artiste Challenge - Open, Mixed Media, Can Use Digis,
                    MF, E3, EO5, RW, SW (winners outside UK to pay shipping cost) - 
                    September
                    Always Anything Mixed Media Goes
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - Open, E1, RW - October TBA
                    Taking A Break For Summer - Back In September 
Emerald City Crafts Open, MF, E3, T3, SW - September
                     Always Anything Goes
Making Memories - Open, MF, E3, T3, SW - September
                    Always Anything Goes W / Option, Anything But Square
Pattie's Creations - CU preferred and Extra Entry, MU Digital/Rubber
                    Stamped Image, E2, RW - September
                    School Days
Simply Create Too - Open, E3, T3 - September
                      Use Ribbon And Buttons
Simply Papercraft - Open, JFF,E3, MF, T3 - September/October -
                      (last Fri of Month)                                            
                      Always Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - CU, MU Stamps, E3(if wholly digital E1 otherwise), T3 - 
                    Taking A Break For Summer- Back October 6th
Quick Quotes - CU, E1, T3, RW(USA Shipping only) - October
                     TBA
Tag You're It - CAS Tags (can be part of a larger project), Open, OE3,
                    JFF, T3, SW - September    

                    BACK TO FORTNIGHTLY CHALLENGES - SEE LIST ABOVE
Take It, Make It - Open, MU Stamping, E3, T3, RW, SW(Prize as detailed on blog)
                    - Also used in Publication of Craft Stamper Magazine Cards - October
                    Always Anything Goes
*NEW* Viva la Verve Sketches - Open, CU, EU - September
                     Always A Sketch (see below)


Inspiration Pictures & Sketches
Weekly

TGIF


Fortnightly

Sketch
 
Inspiration
   

Monthly

Viva la Verve


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Challenges for Days - Thursday's List

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! If you know of a new challenge, or a challenge change, please either leave us a message or email us at ChallengesForDays@yahoo.com

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. 
These challenges just keep coming.  Take some time and do some crafting.  Happy Thursday :-) April

Weekly
4 Crafty Chicks - Open, T3 - (#370) 
                    Black, white and one other color
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Open, E5, T3, RW - (#435) - DT call
                   Out of this world
CAS(E) this Sketch - Open, JFF - (#241) 
                    Always A Sketch (see below) 
CCEE Stampers - Open, JFF - (#1739) 
                    Apples
Crafty Ribbons - Open, E5, T3, RW - (#216) 
                    Project with Ribbons - Post on Facebook 
Creative Knockouts - Open, E2, OE8, RW - (#213) 
                    Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday - Open, RW - (#497) 
                    Trick or Treat
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Open, Must Sign In, E1/E2 if Twist is used, RW -  
                    Theme: Anything Goes 
                    Twist:  Anything Goes
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Open, SW, ST3, JFF - (#17) 
                   Always a Tic Tac Toe Board, See Below
Through the Purple Haze - Open, JFF, Max 3E, ST3, SW - (#134) 
                    TBA

Fortnightly/2 Weekly
Art Impressions - CU extra votes, E2, T2, SW - W1 of 2 - (#218) 
                    Jiggle a Little
As You Like It - Open, E3, T3, SW - W2 of 2 
                    Favourite Paper Pad and Why 
Aud Sentiments - Open, E5, T5, SW - W2 of 2 - (#189) 
                    2 Word Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Open, JFF, E3, T3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#57) 
                    Dragonflies
Cookie Challenge - Open, E5, T2, RW - W2 of 2 - (#78) 
                    Inspiration (see below) 
Crimbo Crackers - Open, Must Be Christmas, SW - W1 of 2 - (#142) 
                    Reindeer
DL.ART - Thankful Thurs Challenge - Open, MF - W1 of 2 - (#213) 
                    Halloween
Fusion Challenge - Open, SW - W1 of 2 
                    Sunshine on a cloudy day (see below) 
In the Pink - Open, MU Pink, E3, T5 - W1 of 2 - (#125) 
                    TBA
Little Miss Muffet - Open, JFF - W2 of 2 - (#172) 
                    Anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia - MU, E2, SW - W2 of 2 
                    Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Open, T3, E3 - W1 of 2 - (#55) 
                    Geometric Shapes
Seize The Birthday - Open, SW - W1 of 2 
                    Script or text background
Southern Girls Challenge - Open, E1, OE9, T3, RW - W2 of 2  - DT Call
                    Driving Me Dotty
Star Stampz - Open, CU, Must have an image, E3, T3, RW - W1 of 2 
                    TBA
Go Tag Thursday - Open, MU Tag, Top Picks - W1 of 2 - (#64) - Will close after this challenge
                    Earthtones
Time Out Challenges - Open, 2W, T3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#93) 
                    Breast Cancer Awareness/Friendship

Monthly
Bronte & Bella's Challenge - MU, E1, RW - Sept  - (#279) 
                    Now on Facebook 
Crafting with an Attitude - Open, E3, T3, SW - Sept - (#31) 
                    Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket Challenges - Open, No All Digital Projects, OE3, T3,
                    SW - September - (#41) 
                    Beginning with F
Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights - Open, RW, Always Inspirational Pin - Sept
                    See Inspirational Photo Below
Little Tangles  - MU, SW, T3 - Sept - (#84) 
                    Inside of Card/Matching Envelope
Stamp and Stencils - Open (Mixed Media No Digital), E3, OE10, T3,
                    JFF - Sept
                    Metallics
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - Open, E3, T3, SW - Sept
                    Colour Brown

Picture Inspiration and Sketches
Weekly Challenges



CAS(E) This Sketch
Fortnightly/2 Weekly Challenges


Monthly Challenges 

Pin-Sights Color Trend September

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Challenges for Days - Wednesday's Challenges

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 ChallengesForDays@yahoo.com  

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!

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 our Join the Team page. You'll see details of our latest team call here. 

Weekly
Addicted to Stamps & More - Open, OE9, T4, SW - (#261) 
                   Anything Goes
Color Throwdown - Open, JFF -  (#461) 
                    Colour Challenge (see below) 
Crafting by Designs - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - 
                    Let's Get Ready for Christmas - September Edition
Crafty Gals Corner - Open, MF, E2, T3, RW -  (#142) 
                   Anything Goes
Fab'nFunky - Open, E unlimited(unless Sponsor), DT Comment on 1/2,
                   1 Entry in Weekly Draw, T3, SW (#364)
                   Fall Colours (rust, yellow, orange, green or burgundy )
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, Must Include Sketch,Use Keyword FMS307
                    OE3 (no other Sketch Challenges), T10, SW - (#307) 
                   A Sketch by Jen T., see below 
Journal 52 - Open, JFF -  ( #39) 
                   Glory
Kraftin' Kimmie - Open, RW (monthly) - 
                    Always Anything Goes                
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3 -  (#413)
                    Heart & Home Challenge (Must have a heart and a home in card)
Mod Squad - CU (double entry), MF, T3, RW -  
                    Fall Colors – (reds, oranges, golds and greens)
                    Technique Challenge - stenciled background
My Favourite Things - Open (CU MFT stamps for bigger prize), RW -  (#352) 
                    Sketch - see below
Outlawz Sketch - Open, Must Sign In, MU Sketch, E1, RW(monthly) -  
                    Always A Sketch (see below)
Paper Craft Crew - CU at least 3 Stampin' Up Products,
                    Must Include Code/Keyword, OE3, E3, SW4 - (#261) 
                    Color Challenge - see below
Paper Shelter - MU for E3, Other is E1, RW -  (#311) 
                    Colours of Autumn/Fall (green, gold, brown, orange, red)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Open, RW - (#192)
                    Fall Colors
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, T3, RW - 
                     TBA
Simon Says Stamp - Open, E5, RW - 
                    Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Open, Must Follow Theme - (#54) 
                    M is for Male
The Merry Christmas Challenge  - Open, T10 - (#36) 
                    Anything Goes & Christmas
The House that Stamps Built - Open, Extra Entry if 'Repeat Impressions' Stamp,                  
                   RW(monthly) 
                   Anything Goes S2717
The Three Muses - Open, JFF -  
                   Window
Watercooler Wednesday - OE7, JFF, SW -  (#WWC138) 
                   All About Christmas

Fortnightly/Two Weekly
Butterfly Challenge - Open, Must Include a Butterfly, E3, T3, RW - W 1 of 2 - (#86
                    A is for Any Shape and/or the colour of Quartz 
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, RW - W1 of 2 - (#351) 
                    Anything Goes 
Creative Inspirations - Open, T3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#281) 
                    Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Open, MF, Must Comment, E3, T3, SW - W2 of 2 - (#127) 
                    Theme:  Anything Goes
                    Optional Twist: Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge - Open, T3 - W2of 2 - (#164) 
                    Goodbye Summer
Double D Challenges - Open, E3, T3, RW - W2 of 2
                    Sentiments/quotes- see below
Frilly and Funkie - Open, Must be Vintage, E3, OE9, RW, SW - W1 of 2 
                    Show Us Your Stamps
I love ProMarkers - MU pen from ranges listed in rules, E3, T3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#343) 
                    Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Open, MF, E unlimited (DT Comment on 1), 
                    T3, RW- W2 of 2(#134)
                    Always Anything Goes 
Midweek Magnolias - MU, OE4, T3, RW - W1 of 2 - (#174) 
                    Special Occasions - Wedding/Birthday/Christmas etc
Moo Mania - Open, Any Format Goes, JFF - W2 of 2 (#149)
                     In the air
Muse Christmas Visions - Open but must be Christmas or Winter, MF,
                     Must Vote on 3, T5(by votes), 2W - (W2 of 2) (#85) 
                    Photo Inspiration (see below) 
Scrapy Land - MU a Low Profile or Steel Rule Die from a Brand they stock,
                    E5, T3, SW - W2 of 2 - (#74) 
                    Always anything goes following the above criteria about dies
Stampavie - Open, MUST Stamp, JFF - W2 of 2 - (#290) 
                    Lots of flowers
Stampotique Designers - Open but NO Digis, 1 Linky for all the Month's Entries,
                    T3, E2, EO4, RW - W1 of 2 - (#SDC283) 
                     Anything But A Card
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - CU, Must Comment, T3, SW - W2 of 2 - (#121)
                    Sketch (see below)  
The Card Concept - MU Inspiration, E6 (1 for each of 6 styles), OE2,
                    SW(up to 12) - W2 of 2 - (#78) 
                    Pastel Party - see below
The Male Room - Open, SW - W1 of 2 - (#69) 
                    Anything goes (with add'l challenge Technology)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open,E3, T3, SW - W1 of 2
                    Use your DIES                
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 - W1 of 2 - (#302-303
                    Anything Goes

3 Weekly 
Inky Chicks - Open, E3, T3, RW - W3 of 3 - (#88) 
                    Use your favourite colours

Monthly
ABC Christmas - Open, Must Be Christmas, T3, RW -Sept
                    S for sketch (any current sketch) and/or T for Trio
Crop Stop - MU, E5, T1, SW -  Sept/Oct
                    Anything Goes
Muse Christmas Visions changed to 2 weekly/fortnightly - see above
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Open, E2, T3 - Sept/Oct
                    Always Anything Christmas Goes 
Sugar Pea Designs - Open, CU for Double Prize, T3, RW - Sept (#35) 
                    Mix It Up (see below) 
The Crafty Addicts - Open, E3, T3, SW - Sept(#40) 
                    Use a brad or button
The Heart Desires - Open, E3, OE5, SW (GDT spot) - Sep - (#16)
                    Photo- see below
Work It Wednesday from Simon Says   - Open, E3, RW3 - August/September (to run for 2 months)
                    Your favourite stamps 

Starts 2nd Wednesday of the Month 
Words To Craft By - Open, OE10, RW(prize), SW (GDT slot) - Sept/Oct - (#45) 
                    Logic vs Imagination - see below for quote

Starts LAST Wednesday of the Month
*NEW* Day Dreamer Challenges - Open, E3, SW, Top3, - (#3)
                   Always Anything Goes

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Color Challenge for Paper Craft Crew 261
Play along with the Paper Craft Crew for Color Challenge 261. The challenge starts September 27th and ends October 3, 2017 at 1 PM EST. Visit the blog at www.papercraftcrew.com to check out the design team samples and to submit your project.  #papercraftcrew #papercrafting #colorchallenge #color #playalong #imakecards #cardmaker #diy #sendacard #craft #stampinup #cardchallenge #papercraft #bigshot #rainydayfun  #designteam #becreative #artsandcrafts #hobby #snailmail #createeveryday #crafttherapy #creativelifehappylife

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