October Scrapbooking Challenge List

October 2017 Scrapbooking and Papercrafting challenge round up list

Greetings scrappy friends! It's October, one of my favorite months. Crisp leaves, bulky sweaters, apples, that autumn smell in the air, maple leaves falling...what's not to love? Especially as the cooler weather and earlier sunsets get us back inside again after those long summer days. And as always, there is plenty to inspire us to scrap this month!
  • Rules: I've included links to each challenge site's rules page, so be sure to check there for further information. I strive to post the most up-to-date information, but challenge site information supersedes all information listed here. Read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.
  • Deadlines: Challenges are due before the end of the month unless noted with a RED deadline date. If you are cutting it close, be sure to check the timezone of the challenge host!
  • Allowable Formats: All challenges here allow for 12x12 traditional layouts. Check challenge site rules for more information. Many of these challenges welcome alternate forms of artwork.
  • Combination RulesUnless otherwise noted, you can combine these challenges with others (but again, read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes).

Have fun creating! 

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Share and Win Challenge: Enter to win $10 to the Scrapbook.com store by uploading ANY layout you've completed recently to your gallery and link at least 3 products (paper, kit, embellishment, tools, adhesive, etc.). A winner is selected daily. 

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a traditional or digital scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media canvas using the three criteria.

Combinations: Must be created exclusively for 1-2-3 Challenge Blog.
Note:  Prizes requiring postage are only available for Australian residents. International entries are encouraged for the monthly International Guest Design Team spot.

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Watercolor. Use watercolors on your project!

Combinations: Allowed.
Deadline: October 31

Find their rules here.

 Use the artwork as inspiration to create any form of paper crafted project.

Entries: You may enter more than once in any month as long as each item is with a different creation.
Combinations: New this month, combinations are now allowed :)

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a project using numbers! It can be in the form of your papers, titles, photos, whatever, let your imagination be your guide!

Note: Check back the 15th for the mid-month challenge.

Creative Embellishments

Find their rules on post page.
Challenge: Be inspired by 1 element from the picture below and the twist is to make your project black and white (a tiny bit of color is okay)

Combinations: Allowed

CSI: Major Case File

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Using the case file use all five colors, three clues, and one piece of testimony, along with the composite sketch.

Entries allowed: Unlimited!
Note: Check the CSI site on the 15th for the "Minor" case file challenge.


Find their rules here.
Challenge: ALL projects must have a Kraft background.  (this can include Kraft patterned paper) The Kraft must be the hero of your background, not simply patterned paper mounted on Kraft. Let the Kraft shine!

Combinations: All entries must be created exclusively for the Kraft+ challenge only and not combined with any other challenges.

Lasting Memories

lasting memories scrapbooking layout challenges
View their rules here.
Week One Challenge (October 1st): Fabric Scraps
Week Two Challenge (October 8th): Children's artwork or journaling or inspired by a children's book
Week Three Challenge (October 15th): Book page or sheet music
Week Four Challenge (October 22nd): Stamp with something other than a stamp
Deadline: October 28th

Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)

Let's Get Sketchy

Find their rules here.

Sketch Challenge 

Entries allowed: One per per challenge
Combination rules: No other sketch challenges
Note: Check back on the 15th for the mid-month challenge.

Mixed Media Monthly

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Color challenge

Entries: Up to 5 times
Combinations: No more than 4 others.
  1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
  2. You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
  3. Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post 
  4. Add a link to your direct post

Mixed Media Place

Find their rules on the post page.
Challenge: Mood board

Deadline: October 19th

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Must use the word inspiration and color combination.

Combinations: No more than 2 other challenges. More than that will not be eligible for prizes.

Off The Rails

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Mood board

Entries: Two
Combinations: As many as you like.

Scrap Our Stash

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Deadline: 29th
Combination rules: With any challenge other than another SOS challenge.
Note: Check back on the 15th for the second monthly challenge.

Scrap the Boys

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Sketch challenge

Combination rules: No combinations allowed. Must be exclusive to StB.
Prizes: Australian residents only eligible for sponsored prizes. International entry winners will be offered a GDT spot.

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Think pink mood board

Deadline: 29th
Entries allowed: Unlimited
Combination rules: Combine with no more than one.

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Sketch challenge

Deadline: October 30th
Entries allowed: Up to three (3)
Note: Check back every other Friday for a new challenge.

Scrapping Outback

Find their rules on the post page.

Challenge: "White with a Twist" Challenge: create a layout using all the colours highlighted in the inspiration image, but remember to use White with all of these and to include chipboard as well.

WHITE with purple and lilac tones with a touch of yellow and grey or silver,

Combinations: No other judged challenges that award prizes. Inspiration challenges are fine. 

Stick it Down

Find their rules here.

 One and two page sketch challenges

Combinations: Encouraged

Stuck?! Sketches

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Sketch Challenge

Combination rules: Up to three other non-sketch related challenges, such as a colour challenges
Deadline: October 29th
Note: Check back on the 15th for sketch challenge #2

White...With One

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a layout using 85% white and this month's color. You can use black (or dark brown) as an accent colour on your layout but it must not be the dominant colour on your layout, unless it is the specified colour for that month.

Twist: Use the sketch

Combinations: With a sketch challenge only.
Prize: Australian / New Zealand entries are only eligible for the main monthly sponsored prizes. There is a separate prize for International entries. 

Are you up to the challenge? There's a lot to keep us busy this month. Go get creating!

1 comment

  1. WOWOWOWOW! This post is awesome! You make it so easy for people to see so many challenges that are out there and be able to just click and go! WOW! The time it takes has to be a challenge in itself! You are awesome!


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