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


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.