Saturday, October 01, 2022

Challenge #93: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…COLOUR Challenge

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!

Amazingly we are just a little over three months out from Christmas! Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have most of your stash completed, 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, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...
 

Challenge #93

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: COLOUR Challenge

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: a COLOUR CHALLENGE. There's a lot going on during the month of October. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on October 10th. At the end of the month, Halloween is celebrated in many countries around the world. Finally, the autumn season is in full bloom. All of these occasions mean we are surrounded by a rich and warm colour palette. So, in honour of the rich vibrancy of October, use one or more of the following colours in your design: INTENSE ORANGES, DEEP REDS, RICH BROWNS, WARM GREENS, VIVID PURPLES.  

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 October's paper for those adding two cards to this month's link up: 
 
《As has been the norm these past couple months, I don't have the paper ready. 
Paper preview will be added as soon as it is ready.》
 

Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you (it is also optional for the team to follow the twist now as well). 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 October
 
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 October 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 be able to post another outstanding winner announcement soon. Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to 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), October 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), October 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, September 26, 2022

Challenge #90 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 #90 (Anything Goes CHRISTMAS). Yay! I am getting closer and closer to being caught up with the winner announcements!!!
 
July saw us with 83 entries added to our link up. Right now, it is time to get on with finding out who our winners for July are. Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!
 




Anne, 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).


Anne, 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 #90 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 July:

Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Jan, Steph and Jackie 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 June 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 JULY qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Snowflake Bokeh Patterned Paper. I have included the preview of this paper below... 
 

To all of you who linked up during July, 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 "Fur, Fluff, Feather or Fins". There is still a little over four days to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE.
 
Please join us again on October 1st when we'll be back with our latest link up! 

Until then,

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Challenge #92 Midway: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…Fur, Fluff, Feather or Fins

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 September, 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.


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 September. 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 #92

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: Fur, Fluff, Feather or Fins

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 Fur, Fluff, Feather or Fins. While those of us surrounded by snow in the northern hemisphere at Christmas time may think it odd to have fins as a twist, we can't forget our friends in the southern hemisphere. For the folks who never experience snow, it may be perfectly natural to have a Santa hat on a fish!

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 September'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 #92 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing another outstanding winner announcement sometime in the next two weeks. Then, please join us on October 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!
 

Friday, September 09, 2022

Challenge #89 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. I am back with another of our outstanding winner announcements! Just three more to go at this point. Slowly but surely, I am getting there!
 
In this post it is time to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #89 (Anything Goes CHRISTMAS with the Opt. Twist of Plaid).
 
June saw us with 69 entries added to our link up. Right now, it is time to get on with finding out who our winners for June are. Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!
 



 
Christi, 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).


Christi, 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 #89 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 June:
 

Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Katrina, Cathy and Aimeslee, 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 May 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 JUNE qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Purple Plaid Patterned Paper. I have included the preview of this paper 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 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 "Fur, Fluff, Feather or Fins". There are still over three weeks left in the challenge, 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 September 15th when I'll be back with the midway for our current challenge!

Until next time,