Monday, July 15, 2019

Challenge #55 Midway: Opt. Twist…Plaids

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

As we are halfway through the month of July, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Ike's Art, 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 wasn't able to join us during the start so she is here for the midway. 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 Ike's Art store where it can be found.





http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/



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

using Crackacat

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 July. 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 #55

Optional Twist: Plaids

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use PLAID papers prominently in your card design. While you can also use other types of papers for accent pieces, make sure that plaid features in a big way. 

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 $10.00 gift voucher to the Ike's Art store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Multi-Coloured Plaids.


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 #55 by clicking HERE.


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

Be sure to join us on August 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, July 09, 2019

Challenge #54 Winner Announcement

Hello to all our Christmas crafting friends! I'm popping in to announce the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #54.

We had 39 entries in our June challenge and 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!






Julie, you are the winner of a $10.00AU gift voucher to the Beccy's Place store, our guest sponsor for June (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

http://www.beccysplace.com/

Julie, 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 #54 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. With so many wonderful entries to choose from, it is always such a difficult task for the design team. For Challenge #54, Christine, Helen G. and Julie, are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for June:






Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Caroline, Margreet and Annie, 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 were previously sent out, shortly after the winner announcement. 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 JUNE qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Cookie Cutters paper which received the majority of the votes. I have included the watermark of it, below...


To all of you who linked up during June, 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 continue your stash for 2019!!! 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; hopefully some time this week!

As always, we are going to have a random draw from all the entries 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  
Gingerbread Cookies Mini Kit 
from Challenge #54 is
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries) 

Kathy, as you linked up a minimum of two cards this month and were entitled to one of the papers from this set anyway, I'll just send out the full mini kit to you at the same time that I send out the individual paper to those who earned it this month.

Well folks, that is it for today. 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 "Plaids". There are still approx. three weeks left and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Also, be sure to join us next Monday when we'll be back with the Midway!

Until next time,

Monday, July 01, 2019

Vote for July'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.

July's set is called Multi-Coloured Plaids. Check out the preview...


Yeah, I know, it is a bit of an eye sore with all of them together but each paper on its own should provide you with different options.

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


You can find all the details for
 Challenge #55 by clicking HERE.

Hope to see you there!



Challenge #55: Opt. Twist…Plaids

Hello Crafters!  Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends, followers and players! Also, Happy Independence Day coming up on Thursday for all of our neighbours to the south (and north in Alaska, and west in Hawaii) in the United States as you gear up to celebrate your own country's birthday on July 4th.

As it is the start of a brand new month, it is time for our latest Link Up! It is hard to believe but we've just reached the half-way point of the year already. Just a little over five months to go until we'll be starting to need all those Christmas and other December Holiday cards. Whether you are continuing your stash or just starting, 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 #55

Optional Twist: Plaids

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use PLAID papers prominently in your card design. While you can also use other types of papers for accent pieces, make sure that plaid features in a big way. 

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 $10.00 gift voucher to the Ike's Art store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Multi-Coloured Plaids.

Talking about Ike's Art, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just loved  to give nicknames ☺.

I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺ I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha.  I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !!  Well, I get more sense out of me.!  I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady”☺


I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal.   I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff !  Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it.  Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺


I started my Blog a couple of years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.


My SHOP is IkesArt found at www.ikesart.com
My Blog is Ikes World and is at http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com

My Challenge Blog http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com

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. Helen N. will be joining us at the midway and while Pat would generally be here at the midway, she'll be joining us for the start 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 Ike's Art store where it can be found.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com

using Poinsettia Cluster






http://patacakespages.blogspot.ca/

 using Waiting for Christmas from the Fleaz Navidad set



http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/




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

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 #54 will be posted between the 8th and the 11th. Then be sure to join us again on July 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Ike's Art. 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 #55

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Plaids 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, 2019 (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.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Challenge #54 Midway: Opt. Twist…Gingerbread

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

As we are halfway through the month of June, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Beccy's Place, our guest sponsor this month!

http://www.beccysplace.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 the image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the creation to head to the page in the Beccy's Place store where it can be found. Please note that both Pat and Helen G. have used freebies in their projects. Freebies have been linked to their place in the Beccy's Place blog.




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

using an image from the Gingerbread Set



http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/

using an image and sentiment from the Sugar and Spice Set



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

using an image and sentiment from the Sugar and Spice Set


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 #54

Optional Twist: Gingerbread

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use some form of a gingerbread image as the focus of your card. For ex., a gingerbread house, gingerbread men or women, or any type of gingerbread cookies in general would work well for this twist.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper this month or for a chance to win a $10.00AU gift voucher to the Beccy's Place store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Gingerbread Cookies.


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 #54 by clicking HERE.


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


Be sure to join us on July 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!