Was the Pokemon challenge a private blog group challenge?
Its on facebook but its not private no - you're more than welcome to join! I'm almost at end of Gen 1, but a couple of us are going to start Gen 2 - its at your own pace. The link for the group is https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/pokenailchallenge/if you want to join in you should! I love seeing everyones pokénails :)