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. 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. Altenew Challenge
  4. Butterfly Challenge (Use butterflies and letter of alphabet.)
  5. Card Concept
  6. Cardz 4 Galz
  7. Cardz for Guyz
  8. CAS - Colours & Sketches
  9. CAS Mix-Up
  10. CAS on Friday
  11. CAS Stencil
  12. CAS Watercolour Card Challenge
  13. CAS(E) This Sketch
  14. CASology (No limit on other challenges you can enter.)
  15. Country View Challenges
  16. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge
  17. The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge R.I.P. Leslie
  18. Day of the Month Card Club
  19. Double D Challenges
  20. Double Trouble
  21. The Flower Challenge
  22. Freshly Made Sketches
  23. Fusion Card Challenge  (Photo and Sketch.)
  24. Gerda Steiner Designs
  25. Inkspirational
  26. Just Add Ink
  27. Just Us Girls
  28. Krafty Chicks
  29. Less Is More (You may only join in four other challenges.)
  30. Little Red Wagon
  31. Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
  32. The Male Room
  33. Memory Box (Must use Memory Box product.)
  34. Mojo Monday Sketches
  35. Moving Along With the Times
  36. My Favorite Things Blog Challenge (Color and Sketch.)
  37. Paper Players (Limit of four challenges.)
  38. Papercraft Crew (Limit of three challenges.)
  39. Penny Black and More
  40. Penny black Saturday Challenge
  41. {Pin}spirational Challenges
  42. Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Must use snippets/scraps.)
  43. Poppystamps Challenge (Once a month. Must use Poppystamp product. Once at site, click on "challenge" to bring you to current month.)
  44. Rainbow Card Challenge
  45. Retro Rubber
  46. Seize the Birthday
  47. Shopping Our Stash
  48. Simon Says Monday Challenge
  49. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
  50. Simon Says Work It Wednesday
  51. Sparkles Monthly Challenges
  52. Stamplorations (See several individual challenges at site.)
  53. Stinkin' Inkers
  54. Sweet Stampers Challenge
  55. Sunday Stamps
  56. The Cat's Pajamas
  57. TIME OUT Challenge
  58. Uniko Studio Challenges (No limit on other challenges you can enter.)
  59. UnstampaBelles (NO stamping.)
  60. Use Your Stuff
  61. Watercooler Wednesday
  62. Words 2 Craft By


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.

Sue 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.