Monday, March 01, 2021

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 the digi paper from this month's paper pack that will be offered to those linking up two cards.
 
March's set is called Cheers! Christmas Edition. This month's set features papers with beverages one might see at Christmas time--both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. 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. ET. 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 #75 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!
 

Challenge #75: Opt. Twist…CHEERS!

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first day of a brand new month and time for our latest link up. I hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy during this difficult time in our lives.
 
While Christmas may still be a long way off, it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards you are going to need when December finally rolls around! Whether you are just embarking on getting a start to your stash or you already have a few cards 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, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...
 

Challenge #75

 Optional Twist: CHEERS!

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, feature a BEVERAGE you might drink during the HOLIDAYS as the focus of your card. For ex., eggnog, mulled wine, hot toddy, wassail, hot buttered rum, brandy Alexander, Christmas punch, hot cocoa, etc.
  
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 from this month's sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Cheers! Christmas Edition (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
Talking about Bugaboo Stamps, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay 
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!  

Store: https://bugaboostamps.com
Challenge Blog: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.ca/

Now check out what the participating team members came up with to inspire you. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular creation, 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://indianainking.blogspot.com




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, our winner announcement for Challenge #74 will be posted between the 10th and the 23th. Be sure to also join us again on March 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from Bugaboo Stamps. 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 #75

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of CHEERS 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, 2021 (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, February 15, 2021

Challenge #74 Midway: Optional Twist…CARD FOR A CHILD

Welcome back crafters! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge. 
 
Right now, as we are halfway through the month of February, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their wonderful 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.

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/



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 #74

 Optional Twist: CARD FOR A CHILD

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, create a card suitable for a CHILD under the age of 12.

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 from this month's sponsor, Ike's Art. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Christmas Fun (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE). 
 

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 #74 by clicking HERE.


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

Please join us on March 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!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Challenge #73 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I'm popping in today to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #73. I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. 

January saw us with 55 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!




Diny, you are the winner of a $10.00 gift voucher to the Lunagirl store, our guest sponsor for January (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

http://www.lunagirl.com/

Diny, 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 #73 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 #73, Susan, Donna, and Lisa (myself) are presenting our favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for January:

 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Chrissie, Anita and Kylie, 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 have previously 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 JANUARY qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Aquamarine Velvet Textured Paper which received the most votes. I have included the watermark of the paper, below... 
 
To all of you who linked up during January, 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 to work on your new stockpile for 2021!!! 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!

As always, we are going to have a random draw from all the entries that followed the twist 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  
 Velvet Textures: Jewel Tones Mini Kit
from Challenge #
73 is
#23. VALÉRIE

(chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries)
 
Valérie, 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 #73 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.
 
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 "Card for a Child". There is still a little over two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Please join us again  February 15th when I'll be back with a reminder for the midway! Then be sure to join us on March 1st when we'll be back with our latest link up!

Until then,

Monday, February 01, 2021

Vote for February'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.
 
February's set is called Christmas Fun. This month's set features papers that would be suitable for a projects meant for a child. Plus, the three bottom papers would be fun for a cartoony type theme or even a masculine creation. Check out the preview... 
 
 
Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of February 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 February. Poll will be open until February 28th, 11:59 p.m. ET. 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 February's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #74 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!

Ch. #74: Opt. Twist…CARD FOR A CHILD

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first day of a brand new month and time for our latest link up. I hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy during this crazy time in our lives.

Since it is only the second month of the year, 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! If the perceived speed at which the last number of years have flown by is any indication, those cards will be needed sooner than we think!!! For those of you embarking on getting a start to your stash, 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 #74

 Optional Twist: CARD FOR A CHILD

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, create a card suitable for a CHILD under the age of 12.

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 from this month's sponsor, Ike's Art. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Christmas Fun (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
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
several years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.
Personal Blog:    http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com
Challenge Blog:  http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
Store:                   https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop
Cat Lovers’ Challenge: http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/
IKEsART FaceBook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IkesArtFanPage/


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 Ike's Art store where it can be found.
 
 
http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
 
http://indianainking.blogspot.com
 
using Dear Santa




 
  
http://craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/
 
using Dear Santa


So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for February
 
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.
 
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 #73 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on February 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their sweet cards featuring items 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:
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), February 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), February 28th, 2021 (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--CARDS ONLY.