Friday, 2 December 2016

Challenges For Days - Friday's Challenges

Carol here with this weeks 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 its not right perhaps for something as simple as entering to many challenges.  If you do spot an error please leave a comment telling us, it would be such a help.

Weekly
Brown Sugar - Open, E2, RW, T3, W  – (#227) - Anything Goes
Color My Heart - CU bonus point, SW, W (#222) – Always Colour, see below
Crafty Catz - Open, E3, SW, T3, W -(#349)- Anything Goes Twist Use Easel Card
Creative Corner Challenges - Open, E3, RW, T3, W – Vintage/ Retro Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - Open, JFF, W – Elemental Inspiration, see below
Just Add Ink - Open, OE5 (top peach), SW, T3, W (#339) – Sketch, see below
Journal 52 - Open JFF, W (#49) - Effy- and Sarah -  Off This Week TBA
Outlawz Festive Friday - Must sign in, 4 themes, E1, RW monthly - Themes: Santa's workshop, Santa's List Day, Christmas Angel , National Brownie Day
QKR Stampede - CU double entry must follow, E3, RW, T5, W (#220)  – Christmas Tags

Fortnightly (every 2  weeks)

Aloha Friday - CU double entry, E2, OE9, RW, T3,2W - (W1 of 2),  (#86) TBA
Alphabet Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - “ T"is For Trees
ArtbyMiRan - Open but extra prize if used, hand coloured image, no all digital, E3, RW, T3 (W2 of 2), (#72) - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Open must be CAS, SW, T4, 2W, (W1of 2), (#162)  - Glitter and Snowflakes, see below
Colour Crazy Craft - (was Graph'It Colour Challenge) - Open, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) (#27)  - Always Anything Goes
CSI : Colour, Stories, Inspiration - Open,  Prizes Only For Scrapbook Pages - for more information please follow the link,  -   Major Case File 219 Closes 31ST Dec., see below
Creative Friday - Open, JFF, E4, 2W (W2 of 2) (#167) –  Photo Inspiration, see below
Creative Fingers -Open, E3, RW,(W2 of 2), (#121) - Always Anything Paper Craft Goes 
Cut it Up - Open must use a die cut must follow (prizes North America only), E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#110) – Holiday Tic - Tac - Toe, see below
Fussy and Fancy Friday's - Open, E3, OE10,RW, T5, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Christmas In Tones Or Pastels
Jingle Bells - Open must be Christmas, T3, 2W - (W0 of 2) - BACK 1st Jan 2017
Morgan's ArtWorld - MU stamp/ digi, MF, RW, E3,2W (W2 of 2) (#24) - Tag It - Create A Tag
Polkadoodles - Open, OE9, SW, T2, 2W (W1 of 2) (48)  – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - MU lace, ribbon or trim, JFF, E6, 2W - (W1 of 2), (#154) – Winter Holiday - With Ribbon/Trim
Simply Create Too - Open, E3, T3, 2W - (W0 of 2), (#123) –  Back Jan 6th
Simply Papercraft - Open, E3, MF, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Tag You're It - CAS Tags (can be part of a larger project), Open, OE3, JFF, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2), (#61) - Always Inspiration Picture, see below
That's Crafty! - Open,  E3, RW - prizes UK Only - (W2 of 2) -  All Grungy
The Stamping Boutique - Open, CU, RW, (W2 of 2)Non - Traditional Christmas
Winter Wonderland - MU Digi must be Christmas, E3, RW, T3, (W1 of 2) - Frame It or Night Scene
Your Next Stamp - CU for top pick, RW, T1, (W2 of 2), (#53) - Sketch and/or Inspiration, see below 

Monthly

A Day for Daisies - MU, E4, RW, M - (December) -  Add Some Sparkle
A Vintage Journey  - Open must be Vintage; Shabby; Mixed Media; Steam Punk; or Industrial Genre, RW, T3,M - (December)  - Winter Magic
Creative Artiste Challenge - Mixed media, Can use digis, MF, Open, E3, EO5, SW(s) (RW winners outside UK to pay shipping cost), M - (December) - Anything Mixed Media Goes 
Creative Carte Blanche - Open, JFF, E1, M - (December) –  Song Lyrics
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - Open, E1, RW, M - (December) - Christmas Wishes, see below
Pattie's Creations - CU preferred and extra entry, Mu digital or rubber stamped image, E2, RW, M - (December) - Anything Goes Related To Christmas or Winter  - but must feature digistamp or stamped image
STAMPlorations - CU, Must use stamps, T3 - wholly digital MU digital papers/ elements too, E3- if wholly digital E1 otherwise, M - (December)  - Theme and Sketch, see below
Quick Quotes - CU, E1, RW - USA Shipping only, T3, M - (December) -  TBA
Take It, Make It - Open, SW, RW - Prize as detailed on blog, E3, T3, M - (December) – Snow and Ice (Must use stamping) Also needed for publication in Craft Stamper Magazine cards see site for details

WEEKLY


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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Challenges for Days - Thursday's Challenges

Welcome to Thursday's challenges.  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!

We have lots of new challenges so get into your crafting space and find your mojo.  :-)  April

Weekly
4 Crafty Chicks - Open, T3, W - #327 - Bears
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Open, E5, RW, T3, W -  #392 - Colour Combob (see below)
CAS Colours and Sketches - Open must be CAS, E3, OE5, T3, W - #202 - Seasonal Colours (Choose one from 2016)
Cas(e) this Sketch - Open, JFF, W -  #200 - Sketch (see below)
CCEE Stampers - Open, JFF, W - #1648 - Eat a Red Apple Day
Crafty Ribbons - Open, E5, RW, T3, W - #178 - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Open, E2, OE8, RW, W #170 - Festive Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Open, RW, W -  #454 - Toys or Transport
Go Tag Thursday Open, MU Tag, Top Picks, W -  #25 - Christmas Tree/Trees
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Open, Must sign in, E1/E2 if twist is used, RW - Anything Goes with optional twist of Christmas Cards

 Fortnightly
Art Impressions - CU extra votes, E2, SW, T2, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #198 - Shake a Little
As You Like It  - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Favorite Gold or Silver and Why
Aud Sentiments - Open, E5, SW, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #169 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Open, JFF, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) - #36 - Show a snowman
Cheery Lynn Designs - MU, E1 per wk, RW - (W2 of 2) - #243 - Sparkle and shine
Cookie Challenge - Open, E5, T2, RW, 2W (W2 of 2) -  Cookie Inspiration (see below)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Open, SW, T3, OE3, no all digi projects - (W2 of W2) - #29 - Winter time
Crimbo Crackers - Open must be Christmas, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #121 - Non Traditional Christmas
DL.ART - Thankful Thurs Challenge - Open, Must Follow, 2W (W2 of 2 ) - #193 - Colour challenge - Orange, Green and Brown
Fusion Challenge - Open, SW, 2W - (W2 of 2) - It's Christmas (See Below)
In the Pink - Open must feature pink, E3, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) -  #108 - Cute and cuddly
Little Miss Muffet - Open, JFF, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia - MU, E2, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Open, T3, E3, 2W (W2 of 2) - #34 - Anything Goes with Christmas
Perfectly Created Chaos - Open, JFF, 2W (W1 of 4) - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes (Whole Month of December)
Seize The Birthday - Open, SW, 2W, (W2 of 2) - Taking December off
Southern Girls Challenge - Open, E1, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) - #150 - Anything Goes 
Time Out Challenges - Open, 2W, SW, T3 - (W2 of 2) - #71 - Christmas with optional twist of glitter/shimmer

Monthly
Bronte & Bella's Challenge - MU, E1, RW, - M - (December) - #270 - Anything Mo Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Open, E3, SW, T3, M (December) - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri - Open, CU, E3, RW, M - (December) - #27 - Anything Goes with try a different coloring medium
Stamp and Stencils - Open (mixed media no digital), E3, OE10, JFF, T3, SW (December) - Creative Things for Christmas with Stamping and stencils.
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Open, E3, SW, T3, M (December) - Progressive Challenge

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. April. Kathy in for April

                                                     Picture Inspiration and Sketches

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge



CAS Colours and Sketches

Choose Colour Combo from 2016






Two Weekly Challenges

Cookie Challenge



Fusion



Time Out Challenges



Monthly Challenges

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Challenges for Days - Wednesday's Challenges

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 Join the Team page or drop Zoe an email, zoechaos@icloud.com

Here is the up to date Wednesday list for everyone.   As always remember to check your entry to a challenge qualifies, we might have missed any changes in the rules.   If you do spot something or have information to share with please feel free to leave us a comment.

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!

 Weekly
Addicted to Stamps - Open, OE9, SW, T4, W - #222 Make Your Mark
Color Throwdown - Open, JFF, W -  # 421 See below
Colour Q - Open, SW, T1, W - #368 See below (week 2 of 2)
Crafting by Designs - Open must follow, RW, T6, W - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Open must follow, E2,RW, T3, W - #100 Anything Goes
Fab'nFunky - Open, E unlimited but DT will only comment on 1 or 2 and you only get 1 entry to the weekly draw, OE normally unlimited but may vary when there is a sponsor, SW, T3, W - #329 Christmas
Freshly Made Sketches - Open, SW, T10, OE3 (no other sketch challenges), Must include sketch , W -  #265 Sketch, see below
Kraftin Kimmie  - Open, RW (chosen monthly from all weekly entries) - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Open, T3, W -  Chilly Friends
Mod Squad CU (double entry), T3, SW, must follow, W - Dimension
My Favourite Things - Open but prize value increased if you have used MFT stamps, RW, W -  #309 Sketch, see below
Muse Christmas Visions - Open but must be Christmas, or winter, T5 (by votes) MF, W, Must vote on 3 - #73 - photo inspiration - see below
Outlawz Sketch - Open, Must sign in, MU sketch, E1, RW monthly - See below
Paper Craft Crew - CU at least 3 Stampin Up products, OE3, SW4, W, must include sketch and code/keyword -  # 221 Colour Challenge, see below
Paper Shelter - MU for E3, other is E1, RW, W - #275 A Christmas Card
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Open, E3, RW, T3, W - #306 - ANYTHING GOES
Simon says Stamp - Open, E5, RW, W - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Open, OE2, T3, W -  #356 Clean and Simple
The House that Stamps Built -  Open but extra entry to draw if repeat impressions stamp, RW (picked monthly) W - Anything Goes
The Three Muses - Open, JFF, W - Lace
Watercooler Wednesday - , OE3, JFF, SW, W - #96 Special Fold
Wicked Wednesday ATC - Open, E2, OE5, RW, T3, W - #238 Science

Fortnightly/Two Weekly
ABC Christmas - Open must be Christmas, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  X is for ..... Criss Cross
Butterfly Challenge - Open must include a butterfly, E3, RW, T3, 2W - (W1 of 4)  #68 no Butterfly this time - all kinds of elves, gnomes and pixies
Crafty Creations - Open, E2, RW, 2W - (W2 of 2)  #329 Christmas
Create and Inspire   Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W (W1 of 2) - # 57 Anything goes final challenge of 2016
Creative Inspirations - Open, RW, T3, 2W (W1 of 2) - #263 Christmas creations
Creative Moments - Open be follower and comment, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) #107 Anything Goes 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Open, T3, 2W - (W1 of 2) -  #143 Santa is coming to town
Double D Challenges - open,  RW, T3, E3, 2W - (W3 of 3) -  Traditional Christmas Colours- Photo Inspiration, see below
Frilly and Funkie - Open must be Vintage, E3, OE4, SW, RW, 2W - (W1 of 2) - Home for the holidays
I love ProMarkers - MU Letraset pen, E3, RW, T3, 2W  (W1 of 2) -  # 323 Snowman
Inky Chicks - Open, RW, T3, 3W - (W3 of 3)  -  #75 Winter Wonderland
Midweek Magnolias - MU, OE4, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - #152 Anything (with Magnolias) Goes
Moo Mania - Open any format goes, JFF, 2W - (W1 of 2)  - Coffee
Stampotique Designers - Open but NO digis, E2, T3, 2W but just one linky for all the month's entries - (W1 of 2)  - #262 Naughty or Nice
Sweet Sketch Wednesday CU, SW,T3, 2W, must comment (W2 of 2) - #103 Sketch, see below
The Card Concept - MU inspiration, E6 (once for each of 6 styles), OE2, SW up to 12, 2W - (W1 of 2)  - #63 Love and Joy - photo inspiration, see below
The Crafty Addicts - Open, E3, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) # 29 Anything Goes with optional theme of Christmas Paper
The Male Room - Open, SW, 2W - (W1 of 2)  - #49 Land, city or sea scapes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Open, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  - Use some pearls
Word Art Wednesday - CU the week's word art file, E5, RW, 2W (W2 of 2) - include scripture or an uplifting quote, no "dark" images and nothing contrary to biblical scripture . Must be family friendly. - #258 - 259  Anything Goes

Monthly
Magnolia-Licious   - M, MU Mini Magnolia Image, E3, RW  - Anything Goes closes 13 Dec
Stamp, Play, Create  - (Chocolate Baroque challenge blog) MU to win, E3, RW, T3, M - (NovDec)  #29  Colour challenge, see below
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Open, E2, SW, T3, M (Nov/Dec)- Anything (Christmas) Goes
Words To Craft By - Open, OE10, SW (GDT slot), RW (prize), M from 2nd Wed to end of month (Nov/Dec) - #35 Small hearts, big gratitude (see below)
Work it Wednesday  Open, E3, RW3 ish, M (Nov)   Dies

 Weekly











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Monthly


 

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, 
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~~ A. A. Milne





Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Challenges For Days - Tuesday List

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.

Hope you have a crafty week, Bev x

Weekly
CASology  - Open, SW, W - #226 - Candle
Cardz 4 Guyz   - Open, E3, JFF, T3 - #148 - Something Beginning With T
City Crafter  - Open, SW, W - #340 - Garden Bliss
Crafty Sentiments - Open, E3, RW, T3, W - Glitter
Die Cuttin' Divas - MU, RW, T3, W - #294 - Make It Sparkle
Digi Choosday Challenge (Polkadoodles) - Open, E2, RW. T3, W  - #48 - Anything Goes 
Everybody Art Challenge - Open, RW, W - #391 - Package
Outlawz Colour Challenge  - Must sign in, MU Color combo & Twist, E1, RW monthly - Monochromatic (see below)
Paper Minutes - Open, W - #463 - Romantic Christmas 
Passion for ProMarkers - MU, RW, T3, W - #374 - Eat, Drink & be Merry
Shopping Our Stash - Open, OE12, T3, W - #280 - Paper Strip Art - Bargello Technique
Through the Craft Room Door - Open, E2, W - Always Anything Goes 
Try Stampin' On Tuesday - #299 - Sketch (see below) - optional theme - Love the Season
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Open, RW, W -  #380 Always a Sketch (see below)
Tuesday Throwdown - Open, must stamp, E3 (E2 Anything goes), RW, T3, W, - #321 - Make a Tag

Fortnightly (every 2 weeks) 
A Snowflakes Promise - 2W, E3, Must be Christmas/Winter Themed - (W1 of 2) #34 - A Winter Theme
Cards and More - Open, must stamp, OE4, RW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2)  #172 - Anything but a card
Cuttlebug Mania - MU manual machines, E3, SW, T2, 2W -  (W1 of 2) Light in the Darkness
Fairy Tale Challenge - Open, NO digi stamps, SW, 2W (W2 of 2) #156 - Gold & silver
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Open, SWs, 2W - (W1 of 2) #252 - Sketch (see below)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Open, RW, T3, Must be Christmas, 2W - (W1 of 2) #86 - Two Part Challenge
Ike's World Challenge Blog  - CU (extra entry), 3E, 2W (W2 of 2) #77 - Thanksgiving
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Open, E3, No Digital Projects, 2W (W2 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Magnolia-Licious Challenge - MU (see challenge rules), E3, 2W - Moved to Saturday until New Year
{Pin}spirational - Open, SW, T3, 2W - (W2 of 2) #179 Always Picture Inspiration (see below)
Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Open, SW, 5RU, JFF,  2W, Older Stamps and it's age (W2 of 2) #52 - Sketch (see below) 
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - MU, RW, on FaceBook, 2W - On FaceBook, MUST join to see & participate in Challenges
Some Odd Girl - MU, RW, SW, on FaceBook, 2W - On FaceBook
The Cat's Pajamas - Open, CU, 2W - (W2 of 2) #328 - Snow
Tiddly Inks Challenge - MU, 2SW - (W1 of 2)  #196 - Frost Feeling
Try It on Tuesday - Open, OE4, RW, T5, 2W - (W2 of 2) Layer it up

Monthly
High Hopes Rubber Stamps - MU, E3, M - (November) Leave a Comment &/or leave a FB comment - sketch for inspiration (see below)
Our Daily Bread - CU for T3, MU to win, RW, T3, M - (November) Sketch (see below)
The Sketch File - Open, JFF, M - (November) Always a Sketch Challenge (see below) 
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Open, E3, RW, CW, DT T3, M - (November) #15 Snow/Snowflakes
Creates and Makes Challenge Blog - (was Mausoleum of the Damned) - Open, E3, RW, T3, M  #6 Anything Goes/optional use red, gold & green