Monday, July 23, 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.

Today is a VERY special day here at Challenges for Days!  We are having a week long Birthday Bash celebration and YOU are invited! All you need to do to be in the running for the prize pack I have donated {picture below} is comment on both my personal blog and the Challenges for Day's post {this one}.
Also, our founder, Zoe Sanderson, has written a little history on how this whole thing got started - if you'd like, once you have checked the challenges, scroll a bit further to see her write up!

We'd love for you to join in the fun!! 
This is my prize pack that YOU could win!!

Have a Wonderful Monday 

Always Fun Challenges - Open, E3, T3 - (#68) 
                 Color Inspiration (see below)
Atlantic Hearts Sketch - Open, T3 - (#274)
                  Always a Sketch (see below) 
Bitten by the Bug 2 - MU Cricut, JFF -  
                  Hit the Beach or Lake
Crafting from the Heart - Open, MF, E3, SW - (#216)
                  Always Anything Goes
Global Design Project - Open, E3, T3, Post Graphic - (#GPD148
                CASE the Designer (see below) 
Heart 2 Heart - MU CTMH Products, T10 -
                  Christmas in July {any product goes, runs til 7/31/18}
I Am the Diva - JFF, - (#36*)
                  On Break for the Summer
Make It Monday - MU, E1, RW, After Release Week See Below (#330)  
                  Repeating the Greeting
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - CLOSED
Muse Card Club - Cards Only, MF, Comment & Vote on 3 other Submissions,
                    T3 voted on, SW - (#276) 
                  Use Muse Card Below as Inspiration 
Outlawz Greetings - Open, Must Sign In, E1, RW(monthly) -
                  Card for a Child
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Open, E3, T3, RW, SW - (#1829)
                  Anything Goes (except 5th Monday) 
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Open, E5, TList, RW -  
                  Christmas in July
Take A Word - Digital Creations, JFF -  
Use Your Stuff - Open, JFF - (#322) 
                  Anything Goes with a Title or Sentiment

Fortnightly/2 Weekly

Artistic Inspirations - Open, MF, Must Comment, JFF, E3, T3, SW - W1 of 2 - (#205) 
                    Always Anything Goes 
                    OPTION: no option
Cards in Envy - Open, E3, T3, SW - W2 of 2 
                   On the Beach
Crafty Cardmakers - Open, EO14, T5, SW - W2 of 2 - (#216) 
Cute N Crafty Challenge - Open, OEU, E3, SW - W2 of 2 - (#5) 
                    Anything Goes
                    OPTION: Parents Day
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 - W1 of 2 - (#331) 
House Mouse - MU, MF, SW - W1 of 2 - (#271) 
                    Always Anything Goes with a House Mouse Image
                    OPTION: Christmas in July
Incy Wincy - Open, E5, T3, RW - W2 of 2 - 
                    Tic Tac Toe (see below)
Lawn Fawnatics - MU, RW - W2 of 2 - (#33) 
                    Fun Folds (Running Until 8/5/18) (graphic below) 
Make My Monday - Open, T3 - W1 of 2 - (#76) 
                   Colored Image
Ooh La La Creations - CU, T3 - W* of * - (#*) 
                   On Break - No Return Date
Scrapbook Stamp Society - CU, E3, T3 - W2 of 2 - (#145) 
                   Anything Goes  
                   OPTION: Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun - Open, JFF - W1 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) 

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 
SUYP Cat Challenge - moved to Tuesday's List
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

The Beginning of Challenges for Days
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.

A Note From Christi {current owner}
As a note to Zoe, I personally can't thank her enough. It was working on this blog that
gave me the courage to start my very own blog. Without her patience, guidance and
Skype calls, I don't think I could of made it! And, honestly, Jane Willis is a wiz at the
tech end of things and knows how to fix them before I can even explain what is wrong.
The success of Challenges for Days rests solely on the wonderful team of dedicated volunteers, all of whom I consider family. Thank YOU Jane, April, Kathy, Marlene, NanaConnie, Donna, Carol & Cheryl.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats for your Birthday Bash celebration! And thank you for making our work much more easy! :D

Kath said...

Congratulations on your 5th birthday and for all the hard work you do.
Kath x