*Themed* Challenges

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. April 16th

Always Fun Challenges - weekly, 3entries - Use Kraft

AuroraWings Challenge -  1st/3rd Mon., 1entryBlack & White (with or without splash of color)

Cards in Envy - 1st/3rd Mon., 3entries - Birthday Cards

Christmas with the Cuties - Monthly last Mon., 3entries - Bingo

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

Crafty Cardmakers - 2 weeks, 15max, Water (week 2)

Crazy for CAS Monthly, 1st Mon. - Use a Stencil

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

Dream Valley Challenges - 2Weeks, max10, 3entries - At Least Two Buttons (Week1)

Get Creative Challenges Monthly, 1st Mon., 3entries - No Pattern Paper

Incy Wincy Designs - 1st/3rd Mon. - ???

Make My Monday - 2Weeks, 3entriesIn the Garden (Week 1) 

Simon Says Stamp Monday - Weekly, 5entries - Let's Doodle

Splitcoast Stampers Forum - Technique Monday - Draw a Banner

Splicoast Stampers Forum - Clean and Simple - Poppies

The Crazy Challenge - 2Weeks, 4entries - Shine On - Use Glitter (week2)

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

Use Your Stuff - Weekly - ???

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Mondays:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Weekly Sketch

Christmas with the Cuties - Monthly last Mon., 3entries - Bingo


*Tuesday Challenges-updated Tues. April 17th

Cardz 4 Guyz  - 2Weeks, 3entries - Travel or Transport (week 2)

City Crafter Challenge - Weekly - CASE card posted on challenge blog

Die Cuttin' Divas - weekly, include a die-cut - 3 papers, 2 Embellishments, 1 ribbon/bow 

Fairy Tale  - 2Weeks -  Aprilwetter/Raining Cats and Dogs (week2)

Paper Minutes Weekly- Symbol of a Country (ex. Eiffel Tower)

Retro Rubber Challenge - 2Weeks, stamps older than 1yr - April Showers Inspiration photo (week2) 

Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge - 2weeks, 3 entries - Recycle (week2)

Shopping Our Stash Weekly, max13 - Masculine projects

Stinkin' Inkers - Monthly, 3entries - April - Simply Made

Try Stamping On Tuesdays - Weekly, 6entries - Sketch this week

Tuesday Throwdown Weekly, 3entries - Glimmer and Shine

Unicorn Challenge Monthly -April- Use Some Ribbon

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Tuesdays:

Hand Stamped Sentiments 2Weeks - Color (week2)

{Pin}spirational 2Weeks, 5entries - Anything Goes this time (Week2) 

Retro Rubber Challenge - 2Weeks, stamps older than 1yr - April Showers Inspiration photo (week2) 

Try Stamping On Tuesdays - Weekly, 6entries

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Weekly - Sketch 


*Wednesday Challenges - updated Wed. April 18th

ABC Christmas Challenge - Monthly, 1st Wed. -  H for Hats, I for Ice

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Monthly, 1st Wed - Say it with Flowers

Fab 'n' Funky - Weekly - Fantasy and Fairy Tales

Frilly and Funkie - 2 weeks, max10vintage/shabby chic - Elegant Jewels (week2)

House That Stamps Built - Weekly, 3entries - Color Palette (see below)

Little Red Wagon - Weekly - Cards of Unusual Size

The Male Room - 2Weeks, masculine onlySymmetry (week2)

Mod Squad ChallengeWeekly sometimes 2weeks, 3entries - Happy Birthday (

Paper Shelter Challenge - Weekly - A Birthday Card

Pause Dream Enjoy - Weekly - Photo Inspiration (see below)

Simon Says Wednesday - Weekly - Sparkle and Shine

Sisterhood of Crafters - 2nd/4th Wed., 3entries - Bunny Rabbits (week2)

Sunny Day Crafting - Weekly, 1entry -  Bugs and Insects

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges - Weekly, max8 - Masculine Anything Goes

Words 2 Craft By Monthly, 2nd Wed., max10 - The Promise of April

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Wednesdays:

Color Throwdown - Weekly - Color Inspiration*

Double D Challenges -1st/3rd Wed - Friendship Moodboard

House That Stamps Built - Weekly, 3entries - Color Palette

My Favorite Things - Weekly Sketch

Pause Dream Enjoy - Weekly 

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - 2Weeks Sketch* (Week2)


Thursday Challenges - updated Thurs. April 19th

4 Crafty Chicks - Weekly - Graduation (or ATG)

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge 2Weeks - Good Goes Around (uplifting card with circular/round theme)  (Week2)

As You Like It Challenge 2Weeks - Favorite Coloring Medium and Why (week2)

Aud Sentiments Challenge 2Weeks - Use a Birthday Sentiment (Week2)

Cardz 4 Galz 2Weeks, 3entriesBlack and white plus 1 Bright Color (No Digis) (Week2)

CCEE Stampers Weekly, 1Entry - National Bicycle Day

C.R.A.F.T. Weekly, 2entries -  New (Home, Baby Job, etc.)

Craft Rocket Challenges Monthly,1st Thurs. - April - Flowers

Creative Knockouts Weekly, max8 - Buttons

Cute Card Thursday Weekly - Shades of Pale

Moving along with the Times  -2Weeks - Springtime (week2)

Star Stampz Challenge 2Weeks - Pastel Colors (week 2)

Seize The Birthday 2Weeks, max5 - Vibrant Colors + Birthday

Southern Girls 2Weeks, max10  - Fairies, Fantasy and/or Flowers (Week1)

Stamps & Stencils Monthly,1st Thurs,max10, Mixed MediaApril -  In the Meadow

Through the Purple Haze Monthly 1st Thurs.,max10 April - Spring or Easter

TIME OUT Challenges 2Weeks -  Spring (optional One Layer) (week2)

Thursday's Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges 

CAS(E) This Sketch! Weekly- Sketch


 If You Gave A Crafter A Cookie... 2Weeks, max10 - Photo Inspiration (Week1)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Weekly - Tic Tac Toe

TIME OUT Challenges 2Weeks - Spring (week2)


Friday Challenges: updated Fri. April 13th

A Vintage Journey - Monthly, 1st Fri. (Vintage) - AprilRusty and Crusty

Alphabet Challenge 2Weeks - B for Bears (Week1)

Brown Sugar – Monthly 1st Fri.- April - Pearls or Mother's Day

CAS on Friday – 2Weeks, 1 entry - Mother's Day (week 2) 

Crafty Catz - Weekly, 3 entries -  Favorite Color Combo or ATGoes

Creative Artiste Challenge Monthly, maxApril- ANTYHING MIXED MEDIA GOES

Daring Cardmakers - Weekly  – Animal Antics 

Fussy and Fancy - 2Weeks, max10 -Add a sentiment (week2)

Jingle Belles - 2Weeks - must be Christmas - Orange you glad it's Christmas? (Week2)

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

Pattie's Creations - Monthly,  April Bunnnies and/or Ducks

Simply Create Too Monthly - April -  Use Your Die Cuts

Splitcoast Stampers Forum - Friday Free for All: Duuuuuude (masculine cards)

Splitcoast Stampers Forum - Friday Mix-Ability challenge: Spend 10 min. on Pinterest with search "Mixed Media" then create!

Stamploration - Monthly Theme and Sketch - Focus on the Sentiment

Winter Wonderland - 2Weeks - Cute Christmas Critters (Week1) 

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketch Challenges for Fridays:

Color My Heart Color Dare weekly - Color

Just Add Ink – Weekly Shaker cards

Sum More Fun  2Week - MOOD BOARD 25* (Week2)


Saturday Challenges: updated Sat. April 14th

A Gem of a Challenge - 2 weeks - Children's Playtime (week 1)

Addicted to CAS - 2 weeks, max5 - Bubbles (week 1)

Allsorts  weekly - Spring Flowers or Showers

Catch The Bug  - weekly- Rainbows and Unicorns

Challenge Up Your Life - 2Weeks - Rainbows and Unicorns (week1)

52 Christmas Card Throwdown -Weekly,max 11 - add some purple

Crafting with Dragonflies - 2Weeks - Dies and/or Punches (week1)

Crafty Calendar Monthly - April Buttons and/or Bows

Crafty Friends Challenge - 2Weeks - Use your Favorite Colors (week2)

Crazy 4 Challenges - Weekly - Perfect blend - Create a card with coffee for inspiration in the form of colors, stamps or dies.

Di's Digis Designs -2Weeks - Handcolored Image (week 2)

Inkspirational -2Weeks, max10 - See photo inspiration(week 2)

Just Us Girls -Weekly - Black and White Stripes

Less Is More -Weekly, max5, CAS- Bring Something Back 

My Time to Craft -2Weeks - Bag or Box with matching Tag  (week 2)

Papercrafters' Linky Party - Weekly - Share a papercraft (this is my own linky party)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge -Monthly 1st Sat., must use PB stamps April - Spring Flowers or ATGoes

Send a Smile for Kids -2Weeks, 2 entries  - AtGoes for Kids or for Moms (wk 2)

Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers 2Weeks, max10  - U is for Umbrella (week2)

Sweet Stampin -Weekly - Animals

The Fairy and The Unicorn - Monthly  1st Sat.- ?????????????? 

Moodboards, Color Swatches and Sketches for Saturdays

52 Christmas Card Throwdown -Weekly,max 11 - add some purple

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

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

Just Us Girls -Weekly - Trend Week

Sketch Saturday -Weekly, 3 entries - Sketch 



Sunday Challenges: updated Sunday April 15th

AAA - 2Weeks, 3 entries, CAS only - Perfect Day (week1)

Addicted to Stamps - 4weeks (no pe-colored images) - Balloons, Buntings or Presents (Week2)

Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - monthly, 1st Sun., 3 entries - April - Pastel Colors

Dragonfly Dreams - Monthly  – (April) Pink

Dragonfly Journeys - 2weeks, 5 entries - April Showers bring May Flowers (week1)

Fashionable Stamping - monthly, 2nd Sun.,3 entries, no digi - (April) -  Animals

International Art & Soul - 2 weeks, 3 entries - Paper Piecing (Week1)

Penny Black and More – monthly, stamping as focal point,  –(April) Black and White plus one other color

Pile It On - Monthly, 1st Sun. -( April) Think Small

Stamping Sensations - monthly, 3 entries, Stamp must be focal point – (April) One of the Girls

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 1)


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

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

The Library Challenge - 2weeks,  be inspired by chosen book's cover, title, or story -The 101 Dalmations (week1)
Dodie Smith 101 Dalmatians book cover.jpg

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