Current Challenge

Registration will open for the FINAL three challenges on Monday, October 2.  Sign up to be notified as soon as it opens.

October Challenge – Rainbows & Unicorns – Difficulty Level Moderate

Rainbow/Unicorn soap by Amy Warden

For October, we will be doing a theme challenge with rainbows and unicorns!!!  All fun and frivolity!  The two voted categories are experienced and newbies.  Those who have made more than 50 batches or have been making soap for more than two years must enter the experienced category.  Everyone else is considered a “newbie”.

The experienced category is sponsored by Nature’s Garden, and the newbie category is sponsored by Lovin Soap with the following prizes:

Grand prize: $100 gift certificate
Second place: $75 gift certificate
Third place: $50 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $25 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Oct 2-9, blind link-up* Oct 9-18, visual link-up** Oct 18-21, voting Oct 22-25, winners announced Oct 26

November Challenge – Dirty Fluid Pour – Difficulty Level Moderate

Dirty Fluid Pour soap by Joanne Watkins

November’s challenge is called the Dirty Fluid Pour technique with guest teacher Joanne Watkins of Nature’s Potion Handmade Soaps. She has created this technique for soap based on an acrylic paint technique. I promise you have never seen it before, and there are all kinds of variations you can achieve. The categories are juried and voted. Jury members are Tatiana Serko of Creative Soap by Steso, Jelena Vasiljevo of SoapTechniques, Kenna Cote of Modern Soapmaking, Leann Blackey from Elements and myself.

Elements Bath & Body will sponsor the juried category, and Custom Soap Stamps will sponsor the voted category with the following prizes:

Grand prize: $100 gift certificate
Second place: $75 gift certificate
Third place: $50 gift certificate
Sponsor’s Choice: $25 gift certificate

Deadlines: Registration Oct 30-Nov 6, blind link-up* Nov 6-15, visual link-up** Nov 15-18, voting Nov 19-21 (SHORTENED), winners announced Nov 22 (day before Thanksgiving in US)

December Challenge – Straight Line Designs – Difficulty Level Moderate

Photo coming soon!!

For December, Toni Watt of White Milk Soap and Candles will be our guest teacher showing how to create perfectly straight lines in your soap. This is one big voted challenge to end all challenges with amazing prizes from many of our sponsors:

Grand Prize: $100 gift certificate from Bramble Berry
Second place: $75 gift certificate from Symphony Scents
Third place: $50 gift certificate from Majestic Mountain Sage
Fourth place: $25 gift certificate from For Craft’s Sake

You will also receive the following prizes just for entering a soap in the challenge: $10 off shipping coupon from Bramble Berry, plus a 10% discount code and a special mystery prize from Majestic Mountain Sage.

Deadlines: Registration Nov 27-Dec 4, blind link-up* Dec 4-13, visual link-up** Dec 13-16, voting Dec 17-20, winners announced Dec 21

Even if you don’t end up participating, you will still receive the tutorials – and you still get to vote in the voted category!

*blind link-up = you can submit your entry, but you won’t be able to see it or any of the other entries.

**visual link-up = the entries will be visible in the order they were submitted, and you will be able to see your entry as soon as you submit it.

October Only Registration $6.95

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback

3-Month Registration $18.00

Soap Challenge Club Subscription

  • October, November and December challenges
  • Access Instructional Videos
  • Review Written Instructions
  • Enter Your Own Project to Qualify for Prizes
  • Interact with Other Members and Receive Feedback