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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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!

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