Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Challenge #49 Midway: Optional Twist…Anything BUT Rectangle

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

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

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

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 Sheepski Designs store where it can be found.

http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/




http://creamieke.blogspot.nl












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 January. Here is 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 #49

Optional Twist: Anything BUT Rectangle
If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack,your card needs to be any shape OTHER THAN rectangle. So choose a shape such as a square, a circle, a triangle or any other non-rectangular shape for the base of your card.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your two cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win THREE images from this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Candy Cane Flavours 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 #49 by clicking HERE.


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

The winner announcement for Challenge #43 will posted as soon as I can manage and then, be sure to join us again on February 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!

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Vote for January'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.

January's set is called Candy Cane Flavours. Check out the preview...


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of January 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 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 January. Poll will be open until January 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 January's link up!


You can find all the details for
 Challenge #49 by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Challenge #49: Optional Twist..Anything BUT Rectangle

Happy New Year Crafters! Welcome to a brand new year of Christmas Card making!!! We all hope that you had a wonderful holiday season. For those of you who have been with us during the last four years, we thank you for your continued support. If you are brand new, welcome! We're so glad you found us!

On this very first day of a brand new year it is time for our very first link up of 2019 to get under way! Now, I realize that the last thing that many of you want to do is think about Christmas right now but it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards you are going to need when December rolls around!

We've made a few important changes for 2019 that we want to share with you before we start the challenge:
  • First and most importantly, ALL entries linked up will now qualify for a chance to win the sponsored prize each month. 
  • Due to this change, we will now be limiting entries to a  MAXIMUM of TEN per link up. 
  • Anyone following the optional twist will have their name thrown into a draw for a chance to win the monthly featured paper pack. 
  • Participants are no longer required to add FT after their name if they have followed the optional twist. 
  • The Digi Paper Poll will now be published in a separate post and a link to it will be available in the right sidebar so it is easy to find.  

You can find out ALL the information you need to know in order to participate in the challenge by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page (or by clicking HERE). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'Basic Rules Summary'.

Before we start, I want to apologize for still being so behind in the winner announcements. It was my intention to try and catch up in December but reflecting back on the month, that was a bit unrealistic giving everything going on. I will do my best to try and catch up and get us back on track. 2018 offered up a number of challenges which limited my time online and I am HOPING that 2019 will be somewhat easier.

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


Challenge #49

Optional Twist:Anything BUT Rectangle

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, your card needs to be any shape OTHER THAN rectangle. So choose a shape such as a square, a circle, a triangle or any other non-rectangular shape for the base of your card.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your two cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win THREE images from this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Candy Cane Flavours Mini Kit.

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

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html
Hi I'm Andrea Norris, creator and owner of SheepSki Designs - living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 4 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I love creating canvases mixed media canvasses with flowers.
I finally found software I could gel with in December 2015. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.

I've a Facebook group and blog where I hold challenges and I'm now starting to look at inviting guest designers.


Welcome to my world!

Andrea xx
Storehttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SheepSkiDesigns/


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 image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Sheepski Designs 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 January

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 you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in 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.

The winner announcement for Challenge #43 will posted as soon as I can manage and then, be sure to join us again on January 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Sheepski Designs. 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 #49

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Anything BUT Rectangle below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), January 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), January 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, December 16, 2018

Vote for December's Free Digi Paper + A Quick Reminder for Challenge #48!

Hey folks. It is the middle of the month and that means there are still two weeks left in our current Link Up. Since the team has December off and there is no sponsor, there is no need to have a traditional midway post. Therefore I figured I'd just remind you about our current challenge when having you vote on this month's paper pack.

Thankfully, I finally managed to get this month's set done. In fact, I also got January's set done so now I'm ahead of the game...sort of. I actually still have October's set to complete...sigh...but I'm getting there slowly but surely!

December's set is called A Touch of Christmas: Glitz & Gloss. Check out the preview...


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of December 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 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 December. Poll will be open until December 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, there are still two weeks to join our link up!


You can find the Challenge Details Summary along with the link up for
 Challenge #48 by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Challenge #48: Anything Goes Christmas

Happy Saturday Crafters! Can you believe it? In less than 24 days, it will be Christmas. This has been a difficult year for me and mine so in some respects I am looking forward to ushering in a new year soon, hoping it will be a much better one. However, at the same time, when I reflect back, it is amazing to think just how quickly it seems to have all gone by.

As it is the first day of December, it is time for our final link up of 2018 to get under way! Given how little time is left until the BIG DAY itself is here, it is imperative to get all those last minute Christmas and other December Holiday cards completed before we run out of time! To provide you with some extra incentive to get your cards completed, we have some lovely prizes available! So, why not join us for your chance to win?!

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


The Basics

While you can find out ALL the information you need to know in order to participate in the challenge by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page (or by clicking HERE), here is a refresher of the basics.
  • Anyone can link up as many Christmas and/or December holiday themed cards (including Happy New Year's cards) throughout the month with an ANYTHING GOES theme.
  • Every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper.
  • ALL entries adhering to our basic rules will have the chance to win a special prize and also have the opportunity to win a mini pack of digi papers as well.
Now that the basics are out of the way, how about we get on with the details of Challenge #48.


Challenge #48: Anything Goes

We're doing things a little bit different this month. The Sleigh Belles and Merry Maidens have been working hard all year to get their Christmas cards created and as such, Pat and I have decided to give them a much deserved break from having to post this month. Thus, there will be no DT makes for you to check out.

Normally, we'd also generally have a Guest Sponsor offering up a prize. However, this month, since the team isn't creating any cards for the link up, there was no need to have a sponsor but don't worry, there is still going to be a prize. This month, a random winner will win a copy of EITHER my Holiday Hoopla Mini Digital Kit OR Five different Mini Kits from the Christmas and/or Winter section of my Preview page (if you'd like to see previews of these sets, you can find them on my personal blog HERE).

As far as the theme goes, we're leaving that wide open this month. Lots of people are working diligently to finish off all their Christmas cards so we have decided to capitalize on this and have opted to do an ANYTHING GOES theme BUT don't forget that your card still has to be suitable for CHRISTMAS!


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

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog).



CHALLENGE DETAILS SUMMARY
Each month we'll include a summary of details for the particular challenge taking place. If you are new, please be sure to familiarize yourself with all the details and rules in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page. Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), December 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), December 31st, 2018.  All times listed are in EST (Eastern Standard Time).
  • If you wish to receive the free digi paper being offered up for this month, you need to link up a minimum of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards
  • If you receive a free digi paper, you are not obliged to use it in any future link up; though, if you do create something, be sure to let me know as I'd love to see it.
  • This is NOT a progressive challenge. You can jump in at any time.
  • You are allowed to enter as many Anything Goes cards as you'd like. HOWEVER, please note that if you enter more than 10 cards, it is possible that you may not receive comments on entries after this number of link ups. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
  • Make sure when entering your project that you mention The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up in your post with a link back to this blog.
  • Please remember to link directly to your blog post where we can see your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog.
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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 #48

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS below.
Please see above for all the rules and details.

Members of the EU Please Note:
 
  • By entering your Personal Information (i.e. name, blogpost address, email address) into any type of link up on this blog, you are giving your consent to having your name and blogpost link visible to everyone who visits this site. While we also request that you submit your email address when adding a card to any link up, this particular piece of Personal Information is kept private. It is only visible to me, Lisa Décosse, the owner of this blog or my designate (see more on how your email address is used below).
  • By commenting on any post on this blog, you are also giving your consent to having your name and blogpost link visible to everyone who visits this site (unless of course, you have left a comment by remaining anonymous). 
  • If you are a winner or top pick in an event that you have entered, a copy of your entry information will be published in a separate winners announcement post. This entry information may include the following: 
    • your name and/or possibly your blog name
    • the blogpost address of the card that you linked up
    • a copy of the image that you originally linked up
  • Should you qualify to receive a free digi paper by linking up two or more cards, or possibly win the full set of Digi Papers for any particular month and have linked up two or more cards, we will use the email address provided to send out your prize.
Your continued use of this blog and any services it may provide will constitute your acknowledgement and acceptance of this notice.A full Privacy Policy is being created and when completed will be added to a separate page on this blog.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Challenge #47 Midway: Optional Theme...All TIED UP for Christmas

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

As we are halfway through the month of November already, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with the following sweet images from Limited Runs, our guest sponsor this month!

http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.ca


 Kitty in Stocking Coloured (Category: Seasonal-Christmas; Section: 61-70)
     http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Seasonal%20-%20Christmas


Winter Fox (Category: Seasonal-Christmas; Section: 31-40)

        http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Seasonal%20-%20Christmas

 
Juggling Snowman (Category: Snowman; Section: 1-10)
     http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/2018/08/snowmen.html


Puppy in Stocking (Category: Seasonal-Christmas; Section: 61-70)
  http://limitedrunsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Seasonal%20-%20Christmas

Thank you so much to this month's generous sponsor for providing such amazing designs for the team to work with! Please pop over and pay Limited Runs a visit when you have the chance! You are sure to find something to add to your wish list while you are there!


Now check out what the Merry Maidens came up with to inspire you. Julie, one of our Sleigh Belles, wasn't able to join us during the start so she is joining us for the midway. Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.




http://creamieke.blogspot.nl


http://www.fstampaholic.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 November. Whether you choose to link up ANY type of Christmas or holiday card you've made for a chance to win this month's Paper Kit, or link up two of them simply to earn your free paper this month, or you choose to also follow the optional theme to have a chance at the sponsor's prize, it is completely up to you!  

Here is 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 in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.


Challenge #47

Optional Theme:
All TIED UP for Christmas

Christmas presents are a beautiful thing aren't they? And, I am not just talking about what you might find waiting for you once it is unwrapped. There is also the outside to consider. All those pretty wrapping papers that are beautifully embellished with so many wonderful items. Thankfully, we can design our Christmas cards to emulate the gifts all tied up waiting for us beneath the tree.
 
That is why this month, in order to have a chance to win the prize from our guest sponsor, be sure to use ribbon, string, twine and/or lace featured prominently on your card. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win the featured paper set. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs.


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 theme 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).

You can find the Challenge Details Summary along with the link up for
Challenge #47 by clicking HERE.

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

  • I plan to post two winner announcements as soon as I can manage. 
  • Our new challenge will start on December 1st.
  • 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!