Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Challenges for Days - Wednesday Challenges

Hi there,
it's Wednesday - the day middle of the week - and here we are with some new challenge themes for you. So please see below and have fun with them!

But 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 know a new challenge blog, which it isn't on our list... please let us know.  Feel free to leave us a comment or get in contact with us  CFDinfo11@gmail.com

Have a nice day with many creatives ideas

Color Throwdown - Open, JFF -  ( #661) 
                 Color Challenge (see below)  
Fab'nFunky - Open, E unlimited (unless Sponsor), DT Comment on 1-2
                  Entries in Weekly Draw, T3, SW some weeks: JFF(#535) 
                 Summer break - back in September ???
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, Must Include Sketch, Use Keyword from Sketch
                 OE3 (no other Sketch Challenges), T10, SW (#504) 
                 Sketch challenges - (see below) 
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3 (#620) 
                 Use a Digi
Make the Cards Challenge - open, UE, RW becomes Guest Designer - (#34) 
                 Color Challenge - see below 
Mod Squad - CU (double entry), MF, E3, T3, RW, See Extra Entry Clarifications 
                 Butterflies (run till 28th September)
My Favorite Things - Open (CU MFT stamps for bigger prize), RW - (#560
                 Always a Sketch (see below) 
Paper Craft Crew - CU 3 Stampin' Up Products, use Keyword, OE3, E3, SW4 - (#445)   
                   Inspirational Theme Challenge (see below)
Paper Shelter - MU for E3, Other is E1, RW - (#484) 
                  Party Time (Birthday or Other Celebration)
PaperTrey Ink - The Great Cover Up Challenge - MU, E1, RW -
                   Create a Halloween card TBA
Simon Says Stamp - Open, E5, RW -
                  Card + Matching Envelope
The House That Stamps Built - Open, Extra Entry if 'Repeat Impressions' Stamp, RW -                
                  Outdoor Fun
The Three Muses - Open, JFF -
Fortnightly/Two Weekly
Addicted to Stamps & More - Open, OE9, T3, SW(no prize) - W2 of 2 - (#414) 
                 Any occasion
Butterfly Open, Must Include a Butterfly, E3, T3, RW & Top 3 - W2 of 3 (#161
                 Spin the Butterfly Wheel with "S" for Slide and Lock Card (see below) 
Create a Smile - MU, SWW2 of 2 
                  Sketch (see below)   
Double D - Open, E3, T3, RWW2 of 2 
                  Leaves - (see below) 
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - ONLY X-mas projects, 2W, T3, JFF, E3, OE unlimitedW1 of
                   On an extended break - keep an eye on their blog for updates
Frilly and Funkie - Open, Must be Vintage, E3, OE9, RW, SWW1 of
                   Chalk it up! 
I Love ProMarkers - MU pen from ranges listed in rules, E3, T3, RW - W1 of 2 (#444) 
                   Anything Goes with Option: Make it square  + DT CALL
Inspire Create Stamping ChallengesOE3, Fortnightly, W2 of 2 (#99) 
Inspiration Challenge (see below) 
Outlawz Sketch - Open, Must Sign In, MU Sketch, E1, RW(monthly) - W2 of 2 
                  Sketch (see below)  
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Open, E3, T3, RWW2 of 2 (#505) 
                  Always Anything Goes 
Stampotique Designers - Open, NO Digis, 1 Linky per Month, SW, E2, EO4 - W2 of 2 (#382)
                  See Facebook for details
The Card Concept - MU Inspiration, E6 (1 per style), OE2, SW(up to 12) - W1 of 2 - (#160) 
                  Sunny Sunflowers - see below  
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open, E3, T3, SW(no prize)W1 of 2 
Watercooler Wednesday - OE7, JFF, SW -  W1 of 2 - (#325) 
                  All Things Masculine
Word Art Wednesday - CU the week's Word Art File, No "Dark" Images, Nothing contrary to 
                   Biblical Scripture, Must be Family Friendly, E5, RW W2 of 2 - (#509- 510) 
                  Anything Goes + Opt: Word Art (see below) 

ABC Christmas - Open, MUST Be Christmas or any other Winter/Dec festival, T3, RW - SEP 
                 "S" is for STENCIL and "T" is for TEA FOR TWO
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, SW, T3 - SEP (#425) -
                  Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Open, T3, RW - SEP -
                  Fabulous Fall or Happy Halloween
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday  Open, E3, OE unlimited, T3 - SEP-
                  Flora and/or Fauna
Paper Funday -
Must follow, RW, E4 - SEP (#33) -
                  Anything Goes + Opt: Autumn/Fall
Sugar Pea Designs
 - Open, MU for Prize, T3, RW - SEP (#83) -
                  Photo Inspiration (see below) 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - CU, Must Comment, T3, SW - SEP
                  Sketches #214 + #215 - use either or both (see below)  
The Male Room - Open, SW - (#154) -
                  Male Challenge - Nature's Bounty

Starts 2nd Wednesday of the Month 
Crafty Gals Corner - Open, MF, E3, T3, RW - (#223)  
                  Hello Fall
Christmas Craft Creations - Open, E2, T3, MU Graphic - SEP
                  Sketch challenge - see below

Images, Sketches, Photo Inspirations


Sketch 214

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Challenges for Days - Tuesday Challenges

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Valérie here for your Tuesday Challenges List. I hope you're having a wonderful week!!

Here is a list of the challenges you can play with. But before you enter a challenge, please always check out each challenge's rules for details and to be sure your entry qualifies. And if you know of a new challenge, or a challenge change, or if you are involved in a challenge, or know of one we've missed and would like to see it listed, please either leave us a message in the comments box or email us at CFDinfo11@gmail.com Thank you!

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Stay safe and have fun creating! 

CAS Colours and Sketches - Open, Must Be CAS, E3, OE5, T3 - (#438)
     Color Challenge - see below
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Open, E3, T3, RW
     Anything Goes
Digi Choosday (Polkadoodles) - Open, E2, T3, RW - (#38)
     Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Open, MF, RW  - (#710) -
     Anything but a card
Passion for Markers - T3, RW -  (#610) -
     International Day of Peace - wings and/or leaves
     Markers - Copics, Promarkers, Spectrum Noir 
Through the Craft Room Door Open, E2, RW, AAG -
     Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Open, RW - (#624) -
     Sketch challenge - see below
Fortnightly (every 2 weeks)
Cardz 4 Guyz - Open, E3, T3, JFF - W1 of 2 -  (#280)  
     Add some Metal
Cuttlebug Mania - MU Manual Machine, E3, T2, SW - W* of 2
     TBD - no update since taking Summer break (until September 6th)
Everybody Art - Open, JFF - W1 of 2 (#497) 
     Anything but a card
Handstamped Sentiments - Open, SW - W1 of 2 - (#373) 
     Inspiration Challenge - see below
Lemon Shortbread - Open, E3, No All Digital, RW - W1 of 2 - (#155)
     Anything Goes               
Outlawz Color - Must Sign In, MU Color Combo & Twist, E1, RW - W1 of 2 -          
     Colors Blue, White, & Green + Twist (MU): something beginning with the letter "S" - see below
Retro Rubber - Open, Older Stamps/State Age - JFF, SW - W2 of 2  (#167)  
     Sketch Challenge - see below
Shopping Our Stash - Open, 2W, OE12, T3 - W2 of 2 (#454) 
     Back to the Books
SUOnly Challenges MU, JFF, SW, T3, E3 - W2 of 2 (#284)
The Holly & Ivy Christmas - Open, Must Be Christmas, E3, OE15 - W2 of 2 (#101) 
     Anything Christmas Goes 
Try It on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5, RW - W2 of 2
     Going Round in Circles
Try Stampin on Tuesday - Open, OE4, T5 W2/1 of 2 (#524 & 525) 
       #524 - Sketch + optional: Patterned Paper/DSP - see below
       #525 - Sketch + optional: Faith/Spiritual - see below

Third Tuesday
Lift Challenge - Open, CASE (Lift) the DT Card, UE, OEU, T3, SW - W1 of 3 (#163) 
       CASE (Lift) DT card, ends Oct 15th - Rocker card - see blog for details

CASology Open, 2W, MF, JFF, RW -  SEPT - (#395)
       Cue word "ONE" - see below
Christmas Kickstart - Open, E3, T3, MF, OE8, SW - SEPT (#54) 
       Funny Ho, Ho! - see below
Cookin' Up Creations - Open, Must Sign In, RW - SEPT - challenges close month end
       An actual recipe - challenge is to turn (min 6 items) it in to a layout - see below
Ike's World - CU (extra entry), 3E, RW - SEPT (#148)
       Anything Goes + Opt: Fall/Autumn
SUYP Cats - MUST include Cats, Open, RW - SEPT -  (#69) 
       Furrything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Open, E3, DT T3, CW(no prize) SEPT (#69
       Add Sparkle

Inspiration Picture/Sketch Challenges


#525 - closes October 3rd
Double choice / sketch or/and theme Faith/Spiritual 

#524 - closes September 26th
Opt. Patterned Paper/DSP


Lift Challenge
CASE the card
ends October 15th


Fudgy One-Pot Brownies from Rachel Ray
1 1/2 stick of butter
1 3/4 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 c flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8" square baking pan with foil, leaving a 2" overhang. Coat the foil with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Off the heat whisk in sugar, vanilla and salt. Whisk until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well between additions. Add the cocoa powder and flour, stirring until just blended. Pour into pan. Bake the brownies until a tester inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 40-45 minutes. Cool in the pan set on a wire rack. Using the foil overhang lift the brownies out of the pan and cut them into squares.

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