Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Challenges for Days - Tuesday's Challenges

Hello Everyone!  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 ChallengesForDays@yahoo.com

Have a Great Day and Happy Crafting!
- Donna


CASology - Open, SW - (#309) - 
           (Fortnightly through summer ) - Sunbeam
Picture Inspiration Below     
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open, Must Be CAS, E3, OE5, T3 - (#283) 
          The Double -  Sketch Below
City Crafter - Open, SW, (no sponsor prize) - (#423) 
          Christmas CAS - Picture Inspiration: see below
Crafty Sentiments - Open, E3, T3, RW  
          Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - MU dies, T3, RW -  (#380) 
           Anything Goes - see below
Digi Choosday (Polkadoodles) - Open, E2, T3, RW - (#31) 
          Anything Goes                 
Outlawz - Colors - Must Sign In, MU Color Combo & Twist, E1, RW 
           Photo Inspiration - see below  
Paper Minutes - Open, JFF - W - (#548)  
          Scenes by the Sea           
Passion for ProMarkers - MU, T3, RW -  (#455)  
          Spots and/or Stripes       
Shopping Our Stash - Open, OE12, T3 -  (#365) 
          Shaker Cards
Stamp, Ink, Paper - Open, T3 -  (#) 
Through the Craft Room Door - Open, E2, AG 
           Anything Goes                  
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Open, RW - (#464) - 
           Sketch - see below
Tuesday Throwdown - Open, Must Stamp, E3 (E1 ATG), T3, RW - (#403)
Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)

Papercraft - Open, Must Stamp, OE4, T3, RW - W1 of 2 - (#17) - 
Cardz 4 Guyz - Open, E3, T3, JFF W1 of 2 - (#200)
Cuttlebug Mania - MU Manual Machines, E3, T2, SW - 
           on Summer Break                   
Everybody Art - Open, RW -  
           On Summer Break - next challenge 07 Aug 2018
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Open, SW - W1 of 2 - (#295) 
           Sketch - See below 
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Open, E3, No Digital Projects - W1 of 2 -(#73)  
           Always Anything Goes                  
{Pin}spirational - Open, T3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#221) 
           Inspirational photo - see below
Retarte - Open, SW, OEU - W2 of 2 - (#125) 
           Theme - Anything Goes  (challenge runs until 21 Aug 2018)     Retro Rubber - Open, Older Stamps/State Age - JFF, SW - W1 of 2 - (#92)  
           Time for a Sketch - Photo Inspiration Below           
Rubbernecker Stamps - Open, CU, MU Image, E3 if Rubbernecker, E1 if other, RW -  TBA              
The Holly & Ivy Christmas - Open, Must Be Christmas, E3, OE15 - W1 of 2 - (#33) 
           Anything Goes Christmas 
Try It on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5, RW - W2 of 2 - 
           Use Book paper    
Try Stampin' - or not - on Tuesday - Open, RW - W1 of 2 - (#374)
          Sketch challenge + Option: Anchors Away - see below

Monthly Challenges

Creates and Makes Challenge Blog - Open, E3, T3, RW - August (#23)
          Anything Goes
Ike's World Challenge Blog - CU (extra entry), 3E, W - August  (#111)
          Theme: Anything Goes, Optional Twist: All at Sea
Magnolia-Licious Challenge - MU (see challenge rules), E3 -  July
          Anything Goes, Option: Summer / Vacation
SUYP Cat Challenge - MUST include Cats, Open, RW - July - (#32) 
          Always "Furry"thing Goes {must include a Cat}
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Open, CW, CT3, Badges - July
          Trains, Planes and Automobiles
The Cat's Pajamas - Open, CU - July (#348) 
Tiddly Inks Challenge - MU, 2SW - July (#215) 
          Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog Open, E3, DT T3, CW, RW - JULY - (#34) 
          Stitching - Real or Faux

Starts on the 2nd Tuesday each month

A Snowflakes Promise Open, E3, Seasonal Themes, RW,T3 JFF JULY - (#53)
          Always Anything Goes  

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges


City Crafter Challenge Blog

Die Cutting Diva's
Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)


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Challenges for Days is 5 Years Old !

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!  Here are the winners of the Challenges for Days Birthday Bash Prizes!  Thanks for being patient while we tallied and drew RANDOM winners:

Winner of Nana Connie's prize is:  Vicki  https://stampedsmiles.com/

Winner of Christi Conley's prize is:   Christine from With a Grateful Heart  http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com/

Winner of Donna Flowers' prize is:  Wanda in Canada  http://wanderfulcreations.blogspot.com/

Winner of Jane Willis' prize is:  Christine from With a Grateful Heart https://www.blogger.com/profile/00639241451863394430

Winner of Zoe Sandersons' prize is:  SUBHASHINI SWAMINATHAN Winner of Cheryl Schoemans' prize is:  Denise Bryant https://www.blogger.com/profile/14553432871345452930 Winner of Kathy Kirbys' prize is:  Kath https://handmadebykath.blogspot.com/ Winners of the Super Saturday Sponsor Prizes are: Cindy C - Escape to Stamping = You won Hetty Clare's Awesome Gift Liz - Crafty Sunflower = You won Kristie Art Designs Wonderful Gift Lilian B - Lilian's Crafting Blog = You won the Digital Expressions Prize KT Fit Kitty - ktdesigns = You won the Krafting on the Download Prize Package. A HUGE thank you to all who participated and made this past week great fun for all of us. Congratulations Winners...please email challengesfordays@yahoo.com with your contact information to claim your prize.  You have until August 12th, 2018 to claim or you will forfeit your prize. 

If you are looking for the post to comment and win the Super Saturday Giveaway, you are in the correct place!  Each day, we'll add another link which will lead you to the featured prize post for that day.  Use the links each day to whose blog you will need to visit to qualify for that day's prize pack!   We'll start with:

Sunday:         NanaConnie
Monday:         Christi Conley
Tuesday:        Donna Flowers
Wednesday:   Jane Willis and Zoe Sanderson
Thursday:      Cheryl Schoeman
Friday:           Kathy Kirby

We thought you'd might enjoy learning about how Challenges for Days came into existence so, we have asked Zoe Sanderson, the original owner and the brains behind the list to write up a little history:

Wow, this blog that I started in 2013 is still going strong and, if anything, is bigger and better than ever. The current team is celebrating the anniversary this year with a special bash, and Christi Conley, the current team leader, invited me back to join in the fun and games.

So how did Challenges for Days come to be? Having once been part of another team that published daily lists of challenges, I missed it! Besides, my seeking ideas and inspiration meant all those sites were being visited anyway. There were one or two things that I felt could be tweaked for improvement, like the way the lists were laid out. The rules and regulations for volunteer list managers and listed challenges were lightened.

Having decided on doing the blog, the next thing was to get some help. Using social media, the cry went out. I was also running a challenge blog at that time and some of the team from there stepped up to help. The lists in the first week were all researched, laid out, and written by me. Initially there were just 4 or 5 of us doing the lists; it took over a year for the team to be large enough to have a different person for each list and there are now 8 different lists in total. It also took a year before people were using us on a regular basis. With the hard work and support of the many volunteers, the blog grew to become a very successful one today.

Someone I knew just distantly on Face Book at the start was on the original team and, very quickly, we became good friends. That was Christi who took over from me a couple of years ago when my paper crafting mojo flagged.

The way the lists are laid out, Weekly, Fortnightly, and Monthly continued. The appearance of the site was spruced up with the great look it has today. There is still the minimum of regulation. The purpose of the lists as a resource for people looking for challenges to enter is still at the heart of it.

If you are inspired by this week of celebration to join this group and help, I'm sure they would love to hear from you. Having help you can call when needed is a benefit to the whole team. When something happens in an emergency, knowing you have a substitute is ideal. Details of how to contact them are here on the Challenges for Days site. Join our happy band.

Thank you to all team members past and present; congratulations to the current team on organising and arranging this Birthday Bash.

Now, don't leave without leaving a post on THIS page so you can be eligible to win the Super Prizes on Saturday. We hope to see you posting on our List Manager's personal blogs so you win one of the goodie packs they are giving away!

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE Comment per participant!!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Challenges For Days - Monday Challenges

Below you'll find all the Monday Challenges we know of and follow. Please do check that your entry qualifies for any challenge you enter, we might have missed a significant factor in our guide.

If you would like to tell us about a challenge, or change of rules please leave a comment below or send us an email at ChallengesForDays@yahoo.com so we can check your site and grab the details.

Thank you SO much for using Challenges for Days ~ we can't thank you enough for using our little blog! Please take our badge and post it proudly on your blog so we can spread the word.

Have a Wonderful Monday Christi 

Always Fun Challenges - Open, E3, T3 - (#69) 
                 Anything But A Card
Atlantic Hearts Sketch - Open, T3 - (#275)
                  Always a Sketch (see below) 
Bitten by the Bug 2 - MU Cricut, JFF -  
                  Frames or Borders
Crafting from the Heart - Open, MF, E3, SW - (#217)
                  Always Anything Goes
Global Design Project - Open, E3, T3, Post Graphic - (#GPD149
                Colour Challenge (see below) 
Heart 2 Heart - MU CTMH Products, T10 -
                  Duly Noted
I Am the Diva - JFF, - (#36*)
                  On Break for the Summer
Make It Monday - MU, E1, RW, After Release Week See Below (#331)  
                  Creating Mixed Background Texture
Muse Card Club - Cards Only, MF, Comment & Vote on 3 other Submissions,
                    T3 voted on, SW - (#277) 
                  Use Muse Card Below as Inspiration 
Outlawz Greetings - Open, Must Sign In, E1, RW(monthly) -
                  Anything Goes + Use Yellow
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Open, E3, T3, RW, SW - (#1830)
                  Anything Goes (except 5th Monday) 5th Monday - SUNNY DAYS
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Open, E5, TList, RW -  
                  Wild Things
Take A Word - Digital Creations, JFF -  
                  Swirls and Splatters, Flourishes and Blobs!
Use Your Stuff - Open, JFF - (#323) 
                  Anything Goes - Free week or see below

Fortnightly/2 Weekly

Artistic Inspirations - Open, MF, Must Comment, JFF, E3, T3, SW - W2 of 2 - (#205) 
                    Always Anything Goes 
                    OPTION: no option
Cards in Envy - Open, E3, T3, SW - W3 of 2 
                   On the Beach .. runs till August 5th
Crafty Cardmakers - Open, EO14, T5, SW - W1 of 2 - (#217) 
                   Summer break - back August 20th
Cute N Crafty Challenge - Open, OEU, E3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#6) 
                    Anything Goes
                    OPTION: Sweet treats
Cupcake Inspirations - Open, T6, RW, E3 - W* of * (#450)
                    Always a Photo Inspiration (see below) Extended while on Summer Break
Dream Valley Challenges - Open, OE10, E3, RW - W* of * - (#182) 
                    All Things Bright and Beautiful {running until July 28, 2018 - Summer Break}
Fantabulous Cricut - MU, E1, RW - W2 of 2 - (#331) 
House Mouse - MU House Mouse Image, MF, SW - W2 of 2 - (#271) 
                    Always Anything Goes
                    OPTION: Christmas in July
Incy Wincy - Open, E5, T3, RW - W 3 of 2 - 
                    Tic Tac Toe (see below) - runs till August 4th
Lawn Fawnatics - MU, RW - W2 of 2 - (#33) 
                    Fun Folds (Running Until 8/5/18) (graphic below) 
Make My Monday - Open, T3 - W2 of 2 - (#76) 
                   Colored Image
Ooh La La Creations - CU, T3 - W* of * - (#*) 
                   On Break - No Return Date
Scrapbook Stamp Society - CU, E3, T3 - W1 of 2 - (#146) 
                   Anything Goes  
                   OPTION: Stitching real or faux
Stamps & Fun - Open, JFF - W2 of 2 - (#329) 
                   BINGO - see below
The Crazy Challenge - Open, E4, T3, RW - W* of 2 - (#*) 
                   Challenge Postponed Until Further Notice
The Paper Girls - Open, MF, E3, RW - W2 of 2 - (#156) 
                  Transparencies (runs till August 4th)

Color Inspiration Monday (My Creative Scoop) - Open, Must Hand-Color, SW - July - (#35)
                    July Link Up
Crazy for CAS - Open, ST3 - July - (#8)
NEW Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts - MF; open; E3; UOE; DTfav; SW; M; ATG  - July - (#2) 
                    Anything Goes 
                    Option: Use Photo Inspiration Below
Crop Stop - MU, E5, T1, SW -  July (#41)
                    Anything Goes w/ a Crop Stop Product
Get Creative Challenges - Open, E3, SW - July - (#71) 
                    Shaped Card - no Square or Rectangle
House of Cards - Moved to By Date not Day List (1st of the Month) 
Path of Positivity - Open, E3, Voted winners - July - (#60) 
                    Anything Goes 
                    OPTION: {Always a Color for 2018}  Neutrals 
UnstampaBelles - Open, NO STAMPING, E3, T1, RW - July - (#81) 
                    Use a Fancy Frame or Border
                    TWIST: How Edgy Can You Be?
2nd Monday of the Month 
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Open, Must be Cute, E3, T3, SW - July - (#125) 
                    BINGO - see below

3rd Monday of the Month
Create Along With Us - MU, E1, RW, Starts the MONDAY (usually the 3rd Monday) 
                                       after release week runs for ONE week  - W - 
                      See Blog for Entry 
Aurora Wings - (CU for 3E), 1E, T3, RW, SW - July - (#69)  
                     Anything Goes

Images, Sketches, Inspirational Photos


Fortnightly/2 Weekly