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. Addicted to Stamps and More
  4. Alphabet Challenge
  5. Butterfly Challenge 
  6. Card Concept
  7. Cardz 4 Galz
  8. Cardz for Guyz
  9. CAS Mix-Up
  10. CAS(E) This Sketch
  11. CASology (No limit on other challenges you can enter.)
  12. Color Hues
  13. Country View Challenges
  14. The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge R.I.P. Leslie
  15. Day of the Month Card Club
  16. Double D Challenges
  17. Double Trouble
  18. The Flower Challenge
  19. Freshly Made Sketches
  20. Fusion Card Challenge  
  21. Hand Stamped Sentiments
  22. Happy House
  23. Happy Little Stampers
  24. Inkspirational
  25. Just Add Ink
  26. Just Us Girls
  27. Krafty Chicks
  28. Less Is More (You may only join in four other challenges.)
  29. Little Red Wagon
  30. Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
  31. The Male Room
  32. Make My Monday
  33. Memory Box (Must use Memory Box product.)
  34. My Favorite Things Blog Challenge (Color and Sketch.)
  35. Paper Players (Limit of four challenges.)
  36. Penny Black Saturday Challenge
  37. Perfectly CAS
  38. {Pin}spirational Challenges
  39. Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Must use snippets/scraps.)
  40. Poppystamps Challenge 
  41. Rainbow Card Challenge
  42. Retro Rubber
  43. Seize the Birthday
  44. Shopping Our Stash
  45. Simon Says Monday Challenge
  46. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
  47. Sparkles Monthly Challenges
  48. Squash It!
  49. Stamplorations (See several individual challenges at site.)
  50. Stinkin' Inkers
  51. Sweet Stampers Challenge
  52. Sunday Stamps
  53. TIME OUT Challenge
  54. Try Stampin' on Tuesday
  55. Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge
  56. Uniko Studio Challenges 
  57. UnstampaBelles (NO stamping.)
  58. Use Your Stuff
  59. Watercooler Wednesday
  60. 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.