A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!


These are challenges I like to play in, with links to the sites and badges they want us to put in our posts, if we participate.  The challenges are in Alpha Betty order and the Christmas card challenges are at the end (CTL +End).


  1. A Place to Start
  2. AAA Birthday
  3. AAA Cards
  4. Addicted to CAS
  5. Addicted to Stamps and More
  6. Alphabet Challenge
  7. Butterfly Challenge 
  8. Card Concept
  9. Cardz 4 Galz
  10. Cardz for Guyz
  11. CAS Mix-Up
  12. CASology 
  13. Color Hues
  14. Country View Challenges
  15. The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge R.I.P. Leslie
  16. Day of the Month Card Club
  17. Double D Challenges
  18. The Flower Challenge
  19. Fusion Card Challenge  
  20. Hand Stamped Sentiments
  21. Happy House
  22. Happy Little Stampers
  23. Inkspirational
  24. Just Add Ink
  25. Just Us Girls
  26. Krafty Chicks
  27. Less Is More (You may only join in four other challenges.)
  28. Little Red Wagon
  29. The Male Room
  30. Make My Monday
  31. Make the Cards
  32. Memory Box (Must use Memory Box product.)
  33. My Favorite Things Blog Challenge (Color and Sketch.)
  34. Paper Players (Limit of four challenges.)
  35. Penny Black Saturday Challenge
  36. Perfectly CAS
  37. {Pin}spirational Challenges
  38. Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Must use snippets/scraps.)
  39. Poppystamps Challenge 
  40. Rainbow Card Challenge
  41. Retro Rubber
  42. Seize the Birthday
  43. Shopping Our Stash
  44. Simon Says Monday Challenge
  45. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
  46. Sparkles Monthly Challenges
  47. Squash It!
  48. Stamplorations (See several individual challenges at site.)
  49. Stinkin' Inkers
  50. Sweet Stampers Challenge
  51. Sunday Stamps
  52. TIME OUT Challenge
  53. Try Stampin' on Tuesday
  54. Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge
  55. Uniko Studio Challenges 
  56. UnstampaBelles (NO stamping.)
  57. Use Your Stuff
  58. Watercooler Wednesday
  59. We Love Chocolate Baroque


OH Babs said...

Are you kidding me, I had no idea there were this many challenges as I stick to two.

Lesley said...

Thank you for adding me to your list, Darnell. You are so supportive and I appreciate your friendship.

Beverly G said...

Since I've been MIA for awhile I decided to look at the challenges you participate in. Some I recognize and some are new to me. I now know where to come to find challenges to play in as I get more creative time in my studio.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great idea, now I know where to come for challenges. I'll be back. I may add a page of challenges I have entered in, right now I have them on an excel sheet to go to quickly to see what other challenges my card will meet, but my list is a lot shorter. Thank you for sharing.

Christy Q said...

Thanks for this compilation, Darnell!! I've been out of the game for so long (even shut down my blog for a few months since Mr. Mojo deserted me) so I really appreciate your list here. Now I know where to go when I am stumped for inspiration and need a swift kick in the rear! :)

Bonnie Lynn said...

Wow! I didn't realize there were this many challenges out there myself. Thanks for the list and the inspiration.

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

GOOD heavens! What an inventory of challenges! So glad you shared. This could become a full-time job - tee hee.

Cheryl W. said...

Thank you so much for this list! I hope you don't mind that I added a challenge page to my blog and posted your list there. That way I can easily refer to it when I'm looking for a challenge to take part in. I can also add new challenges when I come across them. You're so generous to share this!