Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Vote for April's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the first of the month and that means our new Link Up has started. As such, it is time to vote on the digi paper from this month's paper pack that will be offered to those linking up two cards.

April's set is called Christmas Botanicals. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of April will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. Additionally, one random winner who has followed the twist will earn the full set of papers.

If you would like a say in determining which one of these papers will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll below. If there is a tie or no votes are cast, an executive decision will be made as to which paper is offered.


DIGI PAPER POLL
Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of April. Poll will be open until April 30th, 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.

   

Don't forget to join April's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #64 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!

Challenge #64: Opt. Twist…Blooming Botanicals

Welcome Christmas Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month and boy, how much has our world changed since the start of the last link up! We are living in unprecedented times and many of us around the world have had to alter our day to day lives. As we struggle with loss of employment, loss of freedom and other potential losses, worries about medical care for illnesses not related to Covid-19, worries for our elder community, and worries for our family and friends, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay positive.

For anyone struggling right now, know that you are not alone. We are a giant community of caring crafters who can be there for each other. While we can continue to work on our Christmas card stash we can also design cards to encourage our family and friends. Additionally, we can create cards to thank our community at large--those essential workers who are unable to stay home and self-isolate. The people who are keeping our pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations and other important businesses open to ensure we have the essentials during this time of crisis. The people who are keeping the power on, the water flowing and the garbage from piling up. Most importantly, the doctors, nurses and other people who are working to care for those who are ill. We are all in this together, and we'll come out the other end stronger for having come together to support each other during this difficult time. 

Right now, it is time for our latest link up. Whether you are just embarking on getting a start to your Christmas and other December Holiday cards or you already have a few cards completed, we'd love to have you join us and add your cards to our Link Up for a chance to win some goodies!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I created it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'Basic Rules Summary'.

Right now, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...


Challenge #64

 Optional Twist: Blooming Botanicals


If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features any type of Christmas FLOWER or GREENERY such as pine boughs, poinsettias, holly and berries, Christmas Cactus, wreaths, etc. 

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Christmas Botanicals (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

Talking about Beccy's Place, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

http://www.beccysplace.com/
My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too! I still dabble in each of those crafts, and many others, but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. In 2012, Margaret Myers from Sparkle N Sprinkle contacted me with a proposal to make some of my designs into rubber stamps, which was a very exciting opportunity for me. Four years later, I decided to further expand my business by offering my very own range of clear stamps, which are also sold from my online store. My latest venture is a line of cutting dies that will coordinate with some of my most popular clear stamps. These days, when I’m not hanging out with my husband and kids, I spend a lot of time with other crafters and card makers, enjoying our shared passion for handcrafts. I can’t imagine a day without some sort of creative activity taking place, whether it’s designing a new image, hand-stitching a little toy or just taking some inspirational photographs.


Store: www.beccysplace.com
Blog: www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.au


Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the specific details for all these wonderful cards. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Beccy's Place store where it can be found. Please note that Christine has used a freebie in her project which has been linked to its place in the Beccy's Place Blog.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com

using an image and sentiment from In the Christmas Garden



http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/

using an image from the Waratah digital stamp set




using Cardinal and Holly (Free)



http://craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/

using an image and sentiment from Blessings of the Season
 

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for April

If you would like a say in determining which digital paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll. Click HERE to head there now.

If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #63 will be posted between the 10th and the 14th. Be sure to also join us again on April 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from Beccy's Place. Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to sign up to have our posts delivered by email or follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!


the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

We look forward to seeing you participate!


Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #64

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Blooming Botanicals below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), April 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), April 30th, 2020 (all times listed are in Eastern Time).  Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details. Maximum 10 entries.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Challenge #63 Midway: Opt. Twist…Ice Ice Baby

Welcome back crafters! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge. I hope that each of you is well in your own little community across this world during an unprecedented time in our lives. If any of you are stuck spending more time indoors, it is the perfect time to catch up on some crafting.

As we are halfway through the month of March, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Bugaboo Stamps, our guest sponsor this month!


Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards. Pat, who is currently on leave, found some time to join us again this month.

If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Bugaboo Stamps store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/





http://patacakespages.blogspot.ca/



So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for March. Below you will find a refresher of the details for this challenge.

Please remember that this is a CARDS ONLY link up. While we've had some lovely tag entries, ornaments and other creative projects in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.


Challenge #63

 Optional Twist: Ice Ice Baby

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features SNOW or ICE in a predominant manner
 
Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $12 gift certificate from this month's sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Winter Weather (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).


If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab. As this is a different kind of link up where we have both an Anything Goes Christmas or other December Holiday option AND an optional twist to follow, be sure to read all the details and rules you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). I have provided a summary of the most important rules in the right sidebar.


If you would like a say in determining which digital paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll. Click HERE to head there now.


You can find the link up for
Challenge #63 by clicking HERE.


Don't Forget, if everything goes according to plan...

Please join us on April 1st for our new challenge! Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to sign up to have our posts delivered by email or follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Challenge #62 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I'm popping in today to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #62.

February saw us with 50 entries added to our link up. Right now, it is time to get on with the finding out who our winners are.

Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!





SHartl, you are the winner of THREE images from the Sheepski Designs store, our guest sponsor for February (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html

SHartl, please send an email to the_12_moc_linkup {at} outlook {dot} com (or click HERE to bring the address up in your email program), with the subject, "12MoC Challenge #62 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. While I am currently caught up with all emails in this account, please note that it may take me a while to get back to you. Thank you for your patience. In the interim, please grab a copy of the winner badge below for your blog.





Next, it is time to get on with showcasing the top three. With so many wonderful entries to choose from, it is always such a difficult task for the design team. For Challenge #62, Mandy, Susan, Donna, are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for February:








Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Rosina, GerJanne and Kitty, please grab a copy of the badge below for your blog.






Everyone who links up two cards each month is eligible to receive a free digital paper. Papers from last month have previously been sent out. If you were expecting one but haven't received it yet, please leave me a comment and I'll look into it for you.

The individuals who linked up a minimum of two cards each during the month of FEBRUARY qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Foil Paper which received the majority of the votes. I have included the watermark of the paper, below...


To all of you who linked up during February, thanks ever so much! We are so happy to have all of you with us and hope that you'll continue to link up your holiday cards as you start or continue to work on your new stockpile for 2020!!! Papers will be sent to the email address that qualifying participants used when they added their cards to the Link Up, as soon as I can manage!

As always, we are going to have a random draw from all the entries that followed the twist and give out a set of six digital papers to one lucky individual. The papers are all made so why not have an extra prize! Here is the watermark for the full set...


The winner of the  
  Winter Blues 1 Mini Kit
from Challenge #62 is
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries)

Rosi, please send an email to the_12_moc_linkup {at} outlook {dot} com (or click HERE to bring the address up in your email program), with the subject, "12MoC Challenge #62 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Well folks, that is it for this! Please join us again on Sunday when we'll be back with the midway of our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Ice, Ice Baby". There is still a little over two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, please join us again on April 1st when we'll be back with our newest link up!

Until next time,

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Vote for March's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the first of the month and that means our new Link Up has started. As such, it is time to vote on the digi paper from this month's paper pack that will be offered to those linking up two cards.

March's set is called Winter Weather. Check out the preview...


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of March will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. Additionally, one random winner who has followed the twist will earn the full set of papers.

If you would like a say in determining which one of these papers will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll below. If there is a tie or no votes are cast, an executive decision will be made as to which paper is offered.


DIGI PAPER POLL
Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of March. Poll will be open until March 31st, 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.

   

Don't forget to join March's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #63 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!


Challenge #63: Opt. Twist…Ice Ice Baby

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first day of a brand new month and time for our latest link up.

While Christmas may still be nine months away, it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards you are going to need when December finally rolls around! Whether you are just embarking on getting a start to your stash or you already have a few cards completed, we'd love to have you join us and add your cards to our Link Up for a chance to win some goodies!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I created it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'Basic Rules Summary'.

Right now, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #63

 Optional Twist: Ice Ice Baby

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features SNOW or ICE in a predominant manner

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $12 gift certificate from this month's sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Winter Weather (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

Talking about Bugaboo Stamps, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay 
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!  

Store: https://bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.ca/

Now check out what the participating team members came up with to inspire you. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Bugaboo Stamps store where it can be found.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com




So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for March

If you would like a say in determining which digital paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll. Click HERE to head there now.

If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #62 will be posted between the 10th and the 23th. Be sure to also join us again on March 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from Bugaboo Stamps. Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to sign up to have our posts delivered by email or follow us through Bloglovin' so you don't miss a thing!


the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

We look forward to seeing you participate!


Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #63

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Ice Ice Baby below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), March 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), March 31st, 2020 (all times listed are in Eastern Time).  Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details. Maximum 10 entries.