Friday, March 15, 2019

Challenge #51 Midway: Opt. Twist…Brads, Buttons & Bows

Welcome back folks! It is the 15th of the month and time for our midway. I ended up getting another virus before I'd even finished the last one; so it is now 5 weeks I've been sick. Unfortunately, that means that I didn't get another winner announcement done. I promise, somehow it will be published before the end of the month!

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

http://www.lunagirl.com/

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 images from the collage sheet featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Lunagirl store where it can be found.






http://creamieke.blogspot.nl



http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/




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 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 #51

Optional Twist: Brads, Buttons & Bows

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, ADD AT LEAST THREE BRADS, BUTTONS, BOWS or a combination of all three to on your card. So for ex., you can add one brad, one button and one bow; three brads; two buttons and a bow; or any other combo. You can always add more but we want to at least see three.

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 $15 gift certificate to the Lunagirl store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Brads, Buttons & Bows: Christmas 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 #51 by clicking HERE.


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

The winner announcement for Challenge #47 & #48 will posted as soon as I can manage and then, be sure to join us again on March 23rd when Pat will be back to share 'All Things Christmas Corner'. Of course, you'll want to pop back over on April 1st for our new challenge as well! 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!

Friday, March 01, 2019

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 this month's paper pack.

March's set is called Brads, Buttons & bows: Christmas Edition. 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. EST. 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 #51 by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Challenge #51: Opt. Twist…Brads, Buttons & Bows

Hello Crafters!  Incredibly, we are entering the third month of the year already and while Christmas may still seem far away, 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 #51

Optional Twist: Brads, Buttons & Bows

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, ADD AT LEAST THREE BRADS, BUTTONS, BOWS or a combination of all three to on your card. So for ex., you can add one brad, one button and one bow; three brads; two buttons and a bow; or any other combo. You can always add more but we want to at least see three.

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 $15 gift certificate to the Lunagirl store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Brads, Buttons & Bows: Christmas Edition.  

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

http://www.lunagirl.com/
My name is Karen, owner of Lunagirl Images. In 2004, after collecting vintage ephemera for most of my life, I started digitizing and restoring images and designing digital supplies for artists and crafters (my husband collected antique books and prints, so we had quite a house full!) We are proud to have been the first company to offer digital vintage image collections of this size and quality at prices affordable to the home crafter.

At Lunagirl.com (and in my etsy shop) I currently offer you several hundred unique digital collage sheets and dozens of themed craft CDs -- over 30,000 images so far! They are a great resource for card making, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and much more, easy to use, carefully researched and curated, all thoughtfully organized and lovingly cleaned up, ready to you to use in your projects. I love altering and embellishing these beautiful and fascinating images and seeing what my customers create with them.

In addition to digital art and design, I enjoy painting on wood, creating assemblage icons and shrines, reading history books, bellydancing, cooking, and sewing with my vintage Singer. I'm also blessed to be the mom of two teenaged boys.

If you're looking for something in particular in vintage style, feel free to email me at info@Lunagirl.com!

Main Blog: http://www.LunagirlMoonbeams.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lunagirlart/
Store: http://www.lunagirl.com/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lunagirl


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 Lunagirl store where it can be found.




http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/


http://indianainking.blogspot.com




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


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, another winner announcement will posted between March 8 & 10th and then, be sure to join us again on March 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Lunagirl. 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 #51

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Brads, Buttons & Bows 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, 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.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Challenge #45 AND #46 Winner Announcements

Okay, so now that the midway is out of the way, I can get back to the winner announcement! Slowly but surely, we're starting to make some headway with them. After today we only have 3 more to go!

Today, I'm here to announce the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #45 and also Challenge #46. So, are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!




 For Challenge #45:

***#48. Katrina***

You are the winner of a $15.00 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store, our guest sponsor for September (chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries).


https://sparklensprinkle.net/



For Challenge #46:
***#44. Megan***

You are the winner of THREE images from the Pattie's Creations store, our guest sponsor for October (chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries).

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations

Katrina and Megan, 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 #4- WINNER" (be sure to put the actual number of the challenge you won in the subject line) to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that it may take me upwards of a couple of weeks 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 #45, Helen N., Helen G. and Suze, are scheduled to choose their favourite card. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for September:

***#2. Anet***
 
***#10. Ans***
 
***#13. Wies***


For Challenge #46, Marji, Susan and Helen N. are scheduled to choose their favourite card. Thus, here are the Stocking Stuffers for October:

 ***#42. Hazel*** 


***#62. Megan***
 
***#4. Rosina***


Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers from each of these challenges! Anet, Ans, Wies, Hazel, Megan and Rosina please grab a copy of the badge below for your blog.







To all of you who linked up during September and/or October, 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 to work on your stash for 2019!!!

Everyone who links up two cards each month is eligible to receive a free digital paper. The individuals who linked up a minimum of two cards each during the month of SEPTEMBER, qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Owl with the Top Hat paper which can be seen in the top right section of the Have a Tweet Holiday preview shown below.


The winner of The Have a Tweet Holiday Mini Kit from Challenge #45 is
Heidi W.
(chosen by random.org)
 
Heidi, 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 #45 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Now here is where gets a little hinky. Sadly, I still have not completed the paper set from October. That month was right in the crux of problems with my mom's health and things kept getting more and more piled up. I had to make an executive decision to drop that set and move on to making November's set before it got way behind as well. So, now I am left with still having to complete October's set. Thankfully, I have at least figured out what I want to do and gathered some images. That alone is a giant step especially as I still have to keep up with the new sets as well.

That leaves me with a bit of a conundrum for giving away the paper and set for October, so here is what I'm proposing. Those of you who linked up two cards for the month of October will still receive a paper and you won't have to wait too long for it. I'm going to give you the Hats paper from the You'd Better Not Pout Kit which was offered up in October of 2015. Now don't worry, if you were playing and linking up two cards back then, this is a different paper from that set that was sent out. Now as far as giving away the full set, I'm going to give the winner a choice which I'll explain in the paragraph below.

The winner of the Winter Gear 1 Mini Kit from Challenge #46 is
(chosen by random.org)
 
Maria, 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 #46 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Let me know which one of the options listed below that you'd prefer:
  1. you can wait for me to complete the Winter Gear 1 Mini Kit and I'll send it out to you when it is done (though I can't say when it will actually be made, only that eventually it will be); OR
  2. you can choose from any of the Mini Kits (i.e. paper kits with SIX papers in them) from either the Christmas or Winter sections of my personal blog (click HERE to find them, roughly 1/4 of the way down the page).

Well folks, that is it for today. After getting two posts done, it is time for me to crawl back into bed and work on healing some more. While you are here, please be sure to check out the details for our current challenge going on now (if you haven't already), with the Optional Twist this month of "Penguin Power". You can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE.

Until next time,

Challenge #50 Midway: Opt. Twist…Penguin Power

Welcome back folks. It is the 15th of the month and time for our midway. Before we get there though, I did want to say that I really, really tried to get the winner announcement out before today's midway. Unfortunately, my darling hubby shared a terrible virus with me last weekend when I was just getting the post started. I've been in bed most of the week only getting the bare minimum accomplished. I don't feel any worse today and that is a start in the right direction so I'm going to go back to working on it as soon as I am done with this post.

And on that note, as we are halfway through the month of February already, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their adorable 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. If you are interested in purchasing the 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://creamieke.blogspot.nl

using Penguin Joy







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 February. 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 #50

Optional Twist: Penguin Power

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, ONE OR MORE PENGUINS should feature 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 a $12 gift certificate to the Bugaboo Stamps store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Penguin Pals Mini Kit.


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 #50 by clicking HERE.


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

The winner announcement for Challenge #45 & 46 will posted as soon as I can manage and then, be sure to join us again on February 23rd when Pat will be back to share 'All Things Christmas Corner'. Of course, you'll want to pop back over on March 1st for our new challenge as well! 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!