*Themed* Challenges around Blog Land

This is a list of some themed, sketch and color challenges to help inspire me when creating.

Note: If a challenge has the word "max" followed by number (example max 5) this means  only  a total of 5 challenges may be combined. You are welcome to use this list for your own inspiration as well, just be sure to familiarize yourself with each challenge(rules) as you enter.
They are listed Monday - Sunday, so if you're looking for a specific day simply scroll down in this post to find the day of the week you are looking for.

As mentioned this page includes only actual themes (there may be an anything goes theme here and there) - for challenges including anything goes themes I recommend visiting "Paper Playful" challenge registry. I will do my best to update this list every morning (my time) whenever possible. The date next to the day of the week will indicate when it has been updated.

*Monday Challenges - updated Mon. May 21st

Always Fun Challenges - weekly, 3entries - Anything Goes

AuroraWings Challenge -  1st/3rd Mon., 1entry- Joyous Occasions

Cards in Envy - 1st/3rd Mon., 3entries - Use Your Favorite Sketch

Christmas with the Cuties - Monthly last Mon., 3entries -Let it Snow

Colouring in Scrapland - Monthly first Mon., 2entries -  Anything Goes Fantastic World

Crafty Cardmakers - 2 weeks, 15max, Things with Wings (week 1)

Crazy for CAS Monthly, 1st Mon. - Circles

Cutie Pie Challenge - Monthly, 2nd Mon., 3entries Delightful Digis

Dream Valley Challenges - 2Weeks, max10, 3entries -Summer Colors 

Incy Wincy Designs - 1st/3rd Mon. - ATC, Tag or Bookmark

Make My Monday - 2Weeks, 3entries - Hint of Summer to Come (Week 2) 

Simon Says Stamp Monday - Weekly, 5entries -Inspired by a Song

The Paper Girls - 1st/3rd Mon., 3entriesShapes

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Mondays:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Weekly Sketch


*Tuesday Challenges-updated Tues. May 22nd

Cardz 4 Guyz  - 2Weeks, 3entries - Science Fiction or Steam Punk (week 1)

City Crafter Challenge - Weekly - Graduation

Die Cuttin' Divas - weekly, include a die-cut - Use a Turtle

Paper Minutes Weekly- Gothic Arch

Retro Rubber Challenge - 2Weeks, stamps older than 1yr - Sketch (week1)

Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge - 2weeks, 3 entries - ?? (week1)

Shopping Our Stash Weekly, max13 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Stinkin' Inkers - Monthly, 3entries - May - April Showers bring May Flowers

Try Stamping On Tuesdays - Weekly, 6entries - ??
                                               Monthly - Technique: Color Resist

Tuesday Throwdown Weekly, 3entries - ????

Unicorn Challenge Monthly -May - Monochrome

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Tuesdays:

Hand Stamped Sentiments 2Weeks - Sketch (week1)

Retro Rubber Challenge - 2Weeks, stamps older than 1yr


Try Stamping On Tuesdays - Weekly, 6entries -

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Weekly  


*Wednesday Challenges - updated Wed. May 23rd

ABC Christmas Challenge - Monthly, 1st Wed. -  J for Joy, K for Keep it Simple

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Monthly, 1st Wed., May - For Ladies or Girls Only

Fab 'n' Funky - Weekly - Christmas

Frilly and Funkie - 2 weeks, max10vintage/shabby chic - Layers of Lace (week1)

Little Red Wagon - Weekly - Under the Sun

The Male Room - 2Weeks, masculine onlyGardening (week1)

Mod Squad ChallengeWeekly sometimes 2weeks, 3entries - ????

Paper Shelter Challenge - Weekly - Digital Image

Pause Dream Enjoy - Weekly - Scrapbook Layouts

Simon Says Wednesday - Weekly - Use More than one Stamp

Sisterhood of Crafters - 2nd/4th Wed., 3entries - Poppies for Memorial Day (week1)

Sunny Day Crafting - Weekly, 1entry - Unicorns

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges - Weekly, max8 - All About Christmas

Words 2 Craft By Monthly, 2nd Wed., max10 - Words: If you can read this thank a teacher

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Wednesdays:

Color Throwdown - Weekly - Color Inspiration*

Double D Challenges -1st/3rd Wed - Bling it Up

My Favorite Things - Weekly Sketch


Thursday Challenges - updated Thurs. May 24th

4 Crafty Chicks - Weekly - Masculine Birthday

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge 2Weeks - ???? (Week1)

As You Like It Challenge 2Weeks - Flora or Fauna and why (week1)

Aud Sentiments Challenge 2Weeks - Summer and a Sentiment (Week1)

Cardz 4 Galz 2Weeks, 3entriesMythical/Magical (No Digis) (Week1)

CCEE Stampers Weekly, 1Entry - NEWS (use each of these letters)

C.R.A.F.T. Weekly, 2entries -  Father's Day/Male

Craft Rocket Challenges Monthly,1st Thurs. - May - Use Embellishments

Cute Card Thursday Weekly - Little Boy Blue

Moving along with the Times  -2Weeks -Black and White plus one other color only (week1)

Southern Girls 2Weeks, max10  - Sparkle and Shine (Week2)

Stamps & Stencils Monthly,1st Thurs,max10, Mixed MediaMay Faux something

Through the Purple Haze Monthly 1st Thurs.,max10, May - Pearls or Lace

TIME OUT Challenges 2Weeks -  Photo Inspiration (week1)

Thursday's Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges 

 If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie... 2Weeks, max10 - Photo Inspiration (Week2)

TIME OUT Challenges 2Weeks -  (week1)


Friday Challenges: updated Fri. May 25th

A Vintage Journey - Monthly, 1st Fri. (Vintage) - MayWords and Music

Alphabet Challenge 2Weeks - E is for Ebony  (Week1)

Brown Sugar – Monthly 1st Fri.- May - Masculine or Father's Day

CAS on Friday – 2Weeks, 1 entry - Birthday Cards (week2) 

Crafty Catz - Weekly, 3 entries - Anything Goes opt. Christmas

Creative Artiste Challenge Monthly, max- May- ANTYHING MIXED MEDIA GOES

Daring Cardmakers - Weekly  – Handmade Flowers

Fussy and Fancy - 2Weeks, max10 -Favorite Florals (week2)

Jingle Belles - 2Weeks - must be Christmas - Ribbon, lace, seam binding, etc. (Week2)

Kitty Bee Designs 2Weeks, max10  -???  (Week1)  

Pattie's Creations - Monthly, MayFlowers

Simply Create Too Monthly -May  Anything But a Card

Stamploration - Monthly Theme and Sketch - ??? Winged Things

Winter Wonderland - 2Weeks - All Hearts Come Home For Christmas (Week1) 

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Fridays:

Color My Heart Color Dare weekly - Use 3 or more colors

Just Add Ink – Weekly- Technique

Sum More Fun  2Week - MOOD BOARD 25* (Week1)


Saturday Challenges: updated Sat. May 19th

A Gem of a Challenge - 2 weeks - For Men and Boys (week2)

Allsorts  weekly - Happy Birthday

Catch The Bug  - weekly- Bingo

Challenge Up Your Life - 2Weeks - Gift Wrap (week2)

52 Christmas Card Throwdown -Weekly,max 11 - Stars

Crafting with Dragonflies - 2Weeks - Birthday Bash (week2)

Crafty Calendar Monthly - May Things with Wings

Crafty Friends Challenge - 2Weeks -The letter "B" (week1)

Crazy 4 Challenges - Weekly - See Sketch

Di's Digis Designs -2Weeks - Load on the Embellishments (week1)

Inkspirational -2Weeks, max10 - Photo Inspiration(week1)

Just Us Girls -Weekly - see color board

My Time to Craft -2Weeks - Circles (week1)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge -Monthly 1st Sat., must use PB stamps May - Favorite PB stamp or ATGoes

Send a Smile for Kids -2Weeks, 2 entries  - Anything for kids (week1)

Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers 2Weeks, max10  -I is for Inky (week1)

Sweet Stampin -Weekly - Bunnies or Bears

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketches for Saturdays

Catch The Bug

52 Christmas Card Throwdown -Weekly,max 11 - 

Crazy 4 Challenges

Inkspirational -2Weeks, max10 -

Inspired By All The Little Things - 2Weeks - inspiration photo (week 1)

Just Us Girls -Weekly - Trend Week

Sketch Saturday -Weekly, 3 entries - Sketch 


Sunday Challenges: updated Sunday May 20th

AAA - 2Weeks, 3 entries, CAS only - Inspired by Nature (week2)

Addicted to Stamps - 4weeks (no pe-colored images) - Ribbons (Week2)

Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - monthly, 1st Sun., 3 entries - May - Dreaming of Flowers

Dragonfly Dreams - Monthly  – (May ) Here Come the Girls

Dragonfly Journeys - 2weeks, 5 entries - Gray is the new black (week2)

heARTful Stamping Challenge - Weekly, 2 entries, no digi - Anything Goes + a Stamp

International Art & Soul - 2 weeks, 3 entries - About Boys and Men (Week2)

Penny Black and More – monthly, stamping as focal point,  –(May) Anything Goes this  month

Pile It On - Monthly, 1st Sun. -(May) Hobbies/Sports

Stamping Sensations - monthly, 3 entries, Stamp must be focal point – (May) Close to Nature

We Love 2 Create  - 2weeks  - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes *

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketches for Sundays:

Cupcake Inspirations - 2weeks, 3 entries - Photo Inspiration (week 2)

Stella Says Sketch - 2 weeks (Monthly May-Sept), 3 entries -  Sketch* (Week2)

Sunday Stamps - 2 weeks, max5- Sketch (week1) 

The Library Challenge - 2weeks,  be inspired by chosen book's cover, title, or story - (week1)

Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh. File this under "gorgeous novel." Perfect pick for Downton fans.

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