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12 November 2016 @ 04:50 pm
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* Do you have any questions about this community?
* Do you have any suggestions for future challenges?
* Your opinion matters, so please comment to this post!

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I'm a balancing force of maturity... Or not  ;)erinm_4600 on November 12th, 2016 09:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I am still glad to make your banners, if you'd like me to. :)
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on November 12th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
That would be great, considering the number of communities that I mod! lol
I'm a balancing force of maturity... Or not  ;)erinm_4600 on November 12th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Indeed! If you ever need a backup maker for the rest, just holler <3
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on November 12th, 2016 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! At the moment, it's fine :D
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.vowrawn on April 16th, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)
Here's a few ideas! Sorry if you have already used these!
- Cats, Dogs, Birds, Horses
- Drinks (hot chocolate like in the sidebar, but also lemonade, martinis, smoothies, etc.)
- Sunsets
- Lakes / water features
- Mountains
- Computers
- Artistic items (paint, brushes, pencils, etc.)
Alexia Lisa Drake: Random - Peacefulalexia_drake on April 17th, 2017 03:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your suggestions! Many of those have been done before (if you look at the tags) but I will use them again eventually. I just have to provide different bases :)

The icons in the sidebar are the most recent First Place winners, so I will not re-do those themes right away.
alwaysashipperalwaysashipper on April 22nd, 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
Here are a few suggestions:
- Lollipops
- Stars
- Daffodils
- Mr Men & Little Miss
- Summer fruit
- Sunglasses
- Greenhouse
- New York taxis
- Vintage letters
Alexia Lisa Drake: Random - Peacefulalexia_drake on April 23rd, 2017 02:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your suggestions!
alwaysashipper: coffeealwaysashipper on January 13th, 2018 06:56 pm (UTC)
- Cookie jars/ tins
- Typewriters
- Coffee and doughnut
Alexia Lisa Drake: Random - Yummyalexia_drake on January 13th, 2018 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your suggestions!
magicrubbishmagicrubbish on April 21st, 2018 09:31 pm (UTC)
How about fury of nature as a theme ?? Like thunder , storm , Tsunami , flood or any natural calamity.
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on April 22nd, 2018 04:51 am (UTC)
Interesting idea. I'll see if I can find good enough pictures for future challenges. Thanks :)
magicrubbish: pic#128321950magicrubbish on April 22nd, 2018 05:45 pm (UTC)

Aww thanks for taking my suggestion into consideration.
ιнεαяттσяσηтσ™: STOCK: food - big macblossombunny on July 15th, 2018 10:22 am (UTC)
-Old vs. New technology
-International foods (Mexican, Chinese, Indian, etc)
-Public transportation (buses, trains, trolleys)
-Trade jobs (nurses, IT, construction workers)
-Small pets (snakes, hamsters, rabbits, birds)
-High fashion accessories (high heels, hand bags, jewelry)
-Speaking of jewelry...gems and such!
-Animals wearing clothes
-Unique hair styles
Alexia Lisa Drake: Seasonalalexia_drake on July 15th, 2018 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your suggestions!
leesa_perrie: Meerkatsleesa_perrie on September 11th, 2018 02:40 pm (UTC)
New here, but I have a few suggestions. No worry if you use them or not, having a couple of icontests I know that suggested themes don't always appeal for various reasons! :)

Arctic animals/birds (or just Arctic)
Antarctic animals/birds (or just Antarctic)
Bees (and/or wasps)
European cities (could then use other continents, or maybe other themes with continental bias)?
Fruit juice
Pallas cats
Red pandas
Video (this could be old video cassettes, players, games?)
Radios (could make this Old Radios)
Vanilla (the spice itself and anything it is used in)
Cinnamon (the spice itself and anything it is used in)
Old paintings/artwork

Okay, that's more than a few, actually!! :D :D

Edited at 2018-09-11 02:41 pm (UTC)
Alexia Lisa Drake: Actor - Matt Bomer Smilealexia_drake on September 11th, 2018 06:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your suggestions Leesa!
magicrubbish: Vanessa - Ethanmagicrubbish on April 5th, 2019 02:27 pm (UTC)
Please do some thing spooky, goth , weird , ghost , crazy etc. for a round.
Also, suggestions : Combinations . Like, Books + coffee etc. rain + umbrella , tea + toast , girl + smoking etc.
Alexia Lisa Drake: Vampire Diaries - Badassalexia_drake on April 6th, 2019 03:28 am (UTC)
I alternate a scenery, an animal, a food/drink, and an object for the challenges, so I'm not sure how I could use the spooky theme, or what kind of pictures I would find for ghost, and goth might be personal pictures of people, so I'd rather not use that. And the combinations would fits best for a community where people use them as inspirations and provides their own pictures.

I'm about to choose a scenery theme for challenge 306, I was thinking Statues/Sculptures, but for something spooky maybe cemeteries? Or is it too creepy? lol
Carpenter Childcarpenterchild on April 20th, 2019 01:36 am (UTC)
Don't know if these have been suggested before, but here is a few suggestions:

Love (could be bases of hearts, couples, grandparent with grandchild, picture showing holding hands, valentine's chocolate etc.)
Yellow (bases having the color yellow in them. Could be another color as theme as well.)
Black&White (bases in black and white, and we can make the icons however we want; bl&wh, colourful textures, coloring it, etc.)
Rabbits (because they are cute haha)
Mickey Mouse (if that is stock?)
Norwegian scenery (because I'm from Norway lol)
Asian old palaces (as in Korean, Japanese, Chinese etc.)
Period Dramas/Scenery (bases from period dramas screencaps, such as pride&prejudice, old houses, beautiful gardens etc.)
Beautiful doors/Entrences (there's something special about doors<3)
Vehicles (Vintage cars, new cars, motorcycles, tractors etc.)
Old Hollywood (movie stars, movies, outfits etc.)
Cartoon (have to be anime, manga, cartoon or animated carachters/movies)

Edited at 2019-04-20 02:03 am (UTC)
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on April 20th, 2019 02:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your suggestions! Yes, some have been done before, but I can do them again with different bases anyway, when I'll run out of ideas. lol
alwaysashipper: cat upalwaysashipper on August 4th, 2019 04:32 pm (UTC)
Alexia Lisa Drake: Random - Stockalexia_drake on August 4th, 2019 08:28 pm (UTC)
Oh good idea, thanks!

I'll use it for the next Scenery challenge, so for 318 :D
지혜: whitewunderkind_lucy on October 5th, 2019 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'd love to have my icontest comms narnia20in20 and comeholdmyheart affiliate with you.
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on October 5th, 2019 03:58 pm (UTC)
Your communities have been added to the list in the profile :)

Thank you for the promotion of my comm, do you have promo code for yours or should I just use the banner of the current round/challenge?
지혜: heartwunderkind_lucy on October 5th, 2019 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) Yes, I do have promo codes for both comms.

For comeholdmyheart:

For narnia20in20:

Edited at 2019-10-05 04:23 pm (UTC)
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on October 5th, 2019 07:03 pm (UTC)
Great, it's posted :) You can also promote at icontest_promo and i_communities if you haven't already.
지혜wunderkind_lucy on October 5th, 2019 08:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for promoting my comms! :) And thanks for letting me know! I've been away from LJ for so long that I didn't know where everyone was going for stuff like that!
Alexia Lisa Drakealexia_drake on October 5th, 2019 09:22 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :)