Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Challenge #53 Midway: Opt. Twist…Creature Feature

Welcome back folks! It is the 15th of the month and time for our midway.

As we are halfway through the month of May, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell, 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. If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the creation to head to the page in the Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell store where it can be found.



using Snow Kitties



http://creamieke.blogspot.nl
using Ellie Elf



http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/
 
using Snow Kitties



http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/

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 May. 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 #53

Optional Twist: Creature Feature

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use any sort of ANIMAL whether wild or domestic as the focus of your card.

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 $9 gift certificate to the Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Whimsical Winter Woodland.  


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 #53 by clicking HERE.


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

I'm hoping to get at least one more winner announcement published before the end of the month. Then, be sure to join us again on June 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!

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We look forward to seeing you participate!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Vote for May'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.

May's set is called Whimsical Winter Woodland. Check out the preview...


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of May 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 May. Poll will be open until May 31st, 11:59 p.m. EDT. 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 May's link up!


You can find all the details for
 Challenge #53 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!


Challenge #53: Opt. Twist…Creature Feature

Hello Crafters!  It is the start of a brand new month which means it is time for our latest Link Up! Now, while Christmas may still seem far away it is slowly creeping up on us and it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards one will need when December rolls around!

As mentioned in January, we've made a few important changes for 2019. If this is your first visit here this year and you'd like to read up on those changes, click HERE. You can find them towards the top of that post. 

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 #53

Optional Twist: Creature Feature

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use any sort of ANIMAL whether wild or domestic as the focus of your card.

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 $9 gift certificate to the Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Whimsical Winter Woodland.  

Talking about Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell, it is time to learn about this sponsor, brand new to us here at The 12 Months of Christmas

My name is Sandra Caldwell. I am a wife of 45 wonderful years, a mother of 1 son, and grandmother of 3 awesome grandsons and 1 lovely granddaughter from Sunny California. My hubby is retired and he is my Worst critic, my Bank Roll, my BFF and Longtime Inspiration.

I am a self-taught artist. I have been, creating and designing digis, doodles, ATC/ACEO Cards , paintings, clay and paper clay makedos for over 36 years. My style is Whimsical, Quirky, Fun, Caricature, Black Folkart, Holiday and Children's art. All my digis are inspired by my grandkids, family, friends and my Design Team and all come from my heart. I hope they inspire your creativity!

I used to sell my digis and rubber stamps on Queen Kat Designs, Squigglefly and then Sweet Pea, but each of these shops closed. I was going to quit drawing digis but a good friend Holley Tondre Barnhart convinced me I had lots of fans and don't stop! She opened Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Page Group. Crafters came, and more people join every day. After the initial shock, I opened my Etsy Shop to sell my digis. I am known as Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodles & Designs; aka Babycakesdnd on Etsy...and most recently opened up shop on Zibbet.

Stores:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/babycakesdnd 

https://marketplace.zibbet.com/babycakesdigidesignstwouse
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643440135938124/ Games, Swaps, Contests &  Challenges

Blog: http://babycakesmerrywhatever.blogspot.com/ 

Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. It is Christine's first post with us so be sure to give her a warm welcome! 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 Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell store where it can be found.





http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/

using Ellie Elf



http://indianainking.blogspot.com




 



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

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, another winner announcement will posted during the first half of May. Then be sure to join us again on May 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell. 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!

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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 #53

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Creature Feature below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), May 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), May 31st, 2019 (all times listed are in Eastern Time). Maximum 10 entries. Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time to Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Hello folks!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

This coming Wednesday our May challenge will start and beforehand I would like to introduce you all to the newest Design Team Member of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

I reached out to this talented lady and asked her if she might be interested in joining the team and boy was I excited when she said yes! So, it is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to this wonderful and talented lady. Let's get to know her a bit, shall we?

 Joining the The Sleigh Belles we have...

 
I was very excited when Lisa asked me to join her team. My favourite cards to make are Christmas cards so obviously I jumped at the chance. Having worked with other crafts over the years (dressmaking, embroidery, crochet) once I was introduced to card making I was hooked. Everything else has pretty much taken a back seat. Since I retired I now have more time to spend crafting but, alas, not quite as much money to spend !!!

I have been married to John for 46 years and we live in beautiful Oxfordshire in the UK on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Our house is in a very isolated position and we get cut off when it snows heavily – a problem when I was still working, now it’s just an excuse to do more crafting! The superb views certainly make up for the isolation.

I have made some wonderful friends since I started my blog and have been lucky enough to meet up with some of them on occasion.

My other hobbies are cycling, walking and fell walking. So I have hobbies for both good weather and bad weather. Not a bad combination.

Please join us in welcoming Christine to the team. You will get to see her first creation on Wednesday. To visit Christine beforehand, just click on her name above.

Well, that is it for now folks. I hope that you will join us again on May 1st for our latest link up.

See you all again soon!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Challenge #52 Midway: Opt. Twist…Fairies

Welcome back folks! It is the 15th of the month and time for our midway.

As we are halfway through the month of April, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their magical images from A Day for Daisies, 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. Helen N. from the Sleigh Belles is joining us for the midway while Helen G. is sitting out due to a glitch with getting her image. The web is as much a fan of ADFD as we are and stole the image for itself. ;)

If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the creation to head to the page in the A Day for Daisies store where it can be found.





http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/



http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/
using Holly

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 April. 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 #52

Optional Twist: Fairies

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use at least one FAIRY (whether Christmas or Winter) showcased prominently on your card.

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 an $8 gift certificate to the A Day for Daisies store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Frolicking Fairies: Winter Edition.


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 #52 by clicking HERE.


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

Be sure to join us again on May 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!