Friday, July 01, 2022

Ch. #90: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first of the month and time for our new challenge! I hope that you and your families continue to stay well! Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers.
 
Now it is time to continue with the purpose for this post. I'm flabbergasted that it is already the start of July. That means that today, we are officially entering the second half of the year already! If you happen to send out a lot of cards during the holiday season and haven't started your pile yet, it is time to get cracking! If you've been slowly working on your pile, congratulations for getting an early start. Whichever category you fall into, I hope that you'll continue with the quest to work on all those Christmas and other December Holiday cards needed for year end AND share them with us here on 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, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...
 

Challenge #90

  ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS

Our theme, as always, is ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS (or in celebration of other December holidays). Since many challenges have a Christmas in July theme, we're not having an optional twist this month and strictly keeping it Anything Goes as long as it is still Christmas themed.

Link up two cards and earn a free paper each month or enter any card for a chance to win your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Here is a preview of July's paper for those adding TWO cards to this month's link up:
 
 

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 these wonderful cards.

 
 

 
 
http://susanrenshaw0404.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 July
 
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.

Please join us again on July 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their awesome cards. If everything goes according to plan, I will get the next winner announcement posted as soon as possible. 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:
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), July 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), July 31st, 2022 (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.
 
 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Challenge #86 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. 
 
It is time to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #86 (Anything Goes CHRISTMAS with the Opt. Twist of Things That Fly).
 
March saw us with 76 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!
 



 
Lazzie, you are the winner of your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).


Lazzie, 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 #86 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that it may take me a while to get back to you so 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. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for March:


 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Marja, Trijntje and Lisa, 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. Paper for February has now 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 MARCH qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Flying Reindeer Patterned Paper. I have included the preview of this paper below... 
 
 
To all of you who linked up during March, 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 begin or continue to work on your stockpile for 2022!!! 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!

 
Well folks, that is it for this one! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Plaid". There are still 10 days to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE.
 
Please join us again July 1st when we'll be back with our latest link up! If I can manage it, I will do my best to catch up on another winner announcement before the end of the month.

Until then,

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Challenge #89 Midway: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…PLAIDS

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 you and your families all continue to stay well in the various regions that you reside.
 
Right now, as we are halfway through the month of June, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to! Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards. Christine is joining us for the midway this month.


 

 

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 June. 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 #89

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: PLAIDS

Our theme, as always, is Anything Goes Christmas (or in celebration of other December holidays). If you want to challenge yourself, you can always follow our optional twist of: Use PLAID somewhere in your design. You could use a plaid paper on your card or you could paper piece part of your image with a plaid design. 

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 your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. Following the twist is simply for fun. 

Here is a preview of June's paper for those adding TWO cards to this month's link up:
 
 

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.


You can find the link up for
Challenge #89 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing an outstanding winner announcement sometime in the next two weeks. Then, please join us on July 1st when we'll be back with our newest link up! 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!
 

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Challenge #85 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  Oh goodness, I am rather behind in the Winner Announcements again aren't I?! Memories of 2018 come to mind. Two of the blogs I'm involved with are not active during July so I'm REALLY hoping to have time to get caught up soon. For this moment in time, I'm finally able to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #85 (Anything Goes CHRISTMAS with the Opt. Twist of Hearts). I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world.
 
February saw us with an incredible 70 entries added to our link up. I say incredible because typically, we have less than 50 entries the first couple months of the year; so, it was nice to see some extra people joining us--especially since we took January off. 
 
Right now, it is time to get on with the finding out who our winners for February are. Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!
 



 
 
Marleen, you are the winner of your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).


Marleen, 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 #85 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. 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. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for February:



 
 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Nicolette, Rina and Theresa, 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. Paper for December has now 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 Blue & Pink Knitted Hearts Patterned Paper. I have included the preview of this 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 begin or continue to work on your stockpile for 2022!!! 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!

 
Well folks, that is it for this one! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Plaid". The challenge just started three days ago so there is still lots of time to enter. You can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE
 
Please join us again June 15th when I'll be back with the midway for our current challenge!

Until then,