Welcome to LiveLoveCard’s Challenges page! Each month, there is a card-making challenge theme – a product, a color combination, a technique, a photo inspiration… it could be anything. Enter the challenge by linking your entry to the bottom of the specific challenge page. Please join us for some fun and learning, and the chance to win a PRIZE! Scroll down to link to a specific challenge or keep reading for more information.
How the challenges work:
- Challenges are announced on the first business day of the month.
- You have until the last day of the month to enter into the drawing. The winner of the random drawing prize is announced on the first day of the next month.
- Challenges NEVER close. You can always gain inspiration from previous entries and add your own to inspire others.
- You can enter as many times as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
- You can submit cards that were made prior to the start of the challenge, but those cards will not count as an entry for the prize.
- After uploading your entry, please leave a comment on the entry just before yours. Leave an encouraging word. Lord knows we can all use them. To leave a comment, click on the person’s entry and scroll to the comments section underneath their photo.
- To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards when the winner is announced.
- Days end at 11:59:59pm CT
- Have fun. 🙂
|Cards for Kids! Make a fun card for a child and donate it to foster kids that need some extra love. Go to the Challenge.|
|Personalized Cards! There’s nothing more special than incorporating the card recipient’s name into the card design. Be creative with your letter stamps and dies! Go to the Challenge.|
|Cool Colors! Greens, blues, and purples… their lower saturation gives off a calm, soothing effect. Make one or more of these colors the focus of your card. Go to the Challenge.|
|Repeat Stamping! Take a stamp and use it multiple times on your card. Stamp it in a pattern, in a circle, on the edges, or randomly… be creative! Go to the Challenge.|
|Holiday! You saw this one coming, right? Your card can be winter-themed, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any holiday of this season. Go to the Challenge.|
|Flowers! Okay, this is going to be an easy one. 🙂 Stamped or colored, flowers are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Go to the Challenge.|
|Cute Creatures! How can a cute creature not put a smile on someone’s face, child OR adult? Dogs, cats, bears, pigs, bugs, otters, dolphins, whatever you like. Go to the Challenge.|
|Birthday Cards! This should be an easy one. Would you mind making an extra card for either a homeless child or homebound adult? See details on cards needed. Create a card that celebrates! Go to the Challenge.|
|Washi Tape! There are lots of ways to use these sticky paper strips. Cover your card as a background or use as an embellishment. Be creative! Go to the Challenge.|
|Large Sentiments! A large stamp, a large die, a large stencil… big words with big impact. Go to the Challenge.|
|Encouragement! Not only a challenge, but a card drive. Send your cards to me to be distributed to foster children in need. Go to the Challenge.|
|Butterflies! They can be elegant or whimsical, bright or subtle. Use these beautiful creatures on your next card and enter the challenge! Go to the Challenge.|
|Colored Cardstock! Use colored cardstock somewhere on your card: strips, a die cut, a background, emboss on it, stamp on it… be creative! Go to the Challenge.|
|Masculine Cards! We all need a little inspiration when it comes to cards we send to our male friends and family. Incorporating the right colors and shapes are the key to creating a masculine card. Go to the Challenge.|
|Card Inspiration! You voted on three previously created cards for your inspiration this month. Are you inspired by the layout? The colors? The technique? Choose one and make it your own! Go to the Challenge.|
|Thank you! Create a card to show your appreciation for someone in your life during the holiday season. Spread the joy with a thankful spirit! Go to the Challenge.|
|Snowflakes! Flakes, dots, piles, and hills of snow all work for this month’s challenge. Get in the wintery spirit! Go to the Challenge.|
|White Space! This one is a major challenge! Focus your efforts on one area of your card and make it awesome. Leave the rest white. Repeat after me: “it’s enough”. 🙂 Go to the Challenge.|
|Sparkle & Shine! Add some sparkle and/or shine to any occasion card. Sequins, Stickles, foil, Perfect Pearls… use whatever is in your stash! Go to the Challenge.|
|Holiday! Get your card-making done early this holiday season. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or just a nice peaceful winter scene. Let’s all get ahead! Go to the Challenge.|
|Masking! Masking is probably one of my favorite techniques ever, and I use it all the time. It creates a new dimension to your project! You can use a plain ol’ post-it or something more involved, such as embossing, masking fluid, rubber cement, and more. Have fun with it! Go to the Challenge.|
|Vellum! Add subtle elegance to your cards with vellum. Use it with Copic markers, watercolor, or heat embossing. Cover part or all of your design with vellum to add another layer without blocking your design. Get creative! Go to the Challenge.|
|Watercolor! Paints, pencils, inks, brushes… throw away fear and perfection and show us some beautiful watercolor. Go to the Challenge.||Rainbows! Use your creativity to show off the beautiful spectrum of colors. Inks, markers, cardstock, embellishments… a subtle background, a focal point… make it your own. Go to the Challenge.|
|Stencils! Embossing paste, inking, watercolor, ghosting… what can you do with a stencil? Show us! Go to the Challenge.|