Saturday, August 01, 2020

Vote for August'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.

August's set is called Crumpled Chrome 1. Once again, it isn't a Christmas set per sé; however, most of the papers can still be used for Christmas cards and the set has the versatility to be used for other projects as well. Check out the preview...


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


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #68 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!

Challenge #68: Opt. Twist…SHIMMER & SHINE

Welcome Christmas Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month and it is time for our newest link up. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all those people enduring difficult situations and/or loss as this pandemic and other serious issues rage on throughout the world.

Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have a number of 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.

Oh, and apologies if something looks weird or funky. I've screamed several times during the making of this post due to the new Blogger editor. I've already sent feedback in for five different issues and there are definitely more! The only thing the new editor has done other than annoying the #&^* out of me is to increase the time I spend working on a post since they've removed a number of short cut options. When I created the Paper Poll post, I previewed it and it all looked great. When I went back to grab a link, parts of the post equalling to about half of it had randomly disappeared. Goodness only knows whether that will happen with this post too when it publishes. It was bad enough that one of my paragraphs, the link to the sponsor and the sentence with the link to the Paper Poll kept disappearing while I was working on it! Anyway, enough of my rant. I just hope that enough of the post publishes that it at least makes sense until I can get back online and check it!

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


Challenge #68

 Optional Twist: SHIMMER & SHINE


If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to add lots of SHIMMER and SHINE to your card by way of glitter, embossing powder, jewels or anything else that will make your card sparkle! 

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 gift certificate (for digital items only) from this month's sponsor, Taylormade Cards 4 U. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Crumpled Chrome 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

This month we're pleased to have a brand new sponsor join us on The 12 Months of Christmas. It is time to learn a little bit about Taylormade Cards 4 U
http://taylormadecards4u.com/
Hello, my name is Monica and I live in Prescott Arizona with my husband and two dogs. I have been a crafty person my entire life and enjoy creating. I believe if you can dream it, you can create it! 
I have been able to share my love for vintage theme ephemera through my digital kits, making it easy to create wonderful vintage inspired theme projects helping you turn your cards into keepsakes!

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 will be taking this month off.

Each team member got to work with one of four different kits this month. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's kit featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Taylormade Cards 4 U store where it can be found.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com




http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/





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

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 #67 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on August 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Taylormade Cards 4 U. 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), August 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), August 31st, 2020 (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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ch. #67 Midway: Opt. Twist…FLIP-A-COIN

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 July, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their sweet images from All Dressed Up Stamps, 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. Pat, who is currently on leave, had some time to join us again this month.

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 All Dressed Up Stamps store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/
(flips: tails, heads, heads, heads, heads)



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

using It's Snowing
(flips: tails, heads, heads, tails, heads)




(flips: tails, heads, heads, heads, tails)
(flips: tails, heads, heads, tails, tails)



http://patacakespages.blogspot.ca/


 using Tra-la-la
 (flips: heads, tails, heads, heads, tails)


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 #67

 Optional Twist: FLIP-A-COIN


If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that follows our FLIP-A-COIN theme as DESCRIBED BELOW. 

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 TWO images from this month's sponsor, All Dressed Up Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Eclectic Mix 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

Flip-a-Coin Challenge

For this challenge, let the flip of a coin decide certain aspects of your card. Thanks to Beccy from Beccy’s Place for allowing me to use this ‘Flip-a-Coin’ idea that I saw over on her challenge blog.

Grab a coin and flip it. If it lands on ‘heads’, use the card ingredient listed in the first box under the title, ‘HEADS’. If it lands on ‘tails’, use the card ingredient listed in the first box under the title, ‘TAILS’.

Keep flipping the coin until you have selected items from each of the five rows, then create a card using the five ingredients you flipped for. Then be sure to let us know somewhere in your post, which ingredients you used.

FLIP
HEADS
TAILS
1
Make a card with 3 layers or less Make a card with 4 or more layers
2
Make a rectangular or square card Use a fancy fold technique
3
Add dots to your card Add stripes to your card
4
Add lace or ribbon to your card Add gems or pearls to your card
5
Add a frame to your card Use faux or real stitching on your card


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 #67 by clicking HERE.


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

Please 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!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Challenge #66 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 #66. I know that it has got much worse out there in regards to spikes in cases in many areas, especially Australia, Brazil and the US so I really hope that you and your families continue to stay safe during this pandemic.

June saw us with 42 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!





Lady, you are the winner of a $10.00 gift certificate from the Oddball Art store, our guest sponsor for June (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).



Lady, 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 #66 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. While I am currently caught up with all emails in this account, 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 #66, Marji, Suze, and Christine are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for June:






Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Margreet, Rosina and Maria, 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 JUNE qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Pale Turquoise Gingham Paper which received the majority of the votes. I have included the watermark of the 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 start or continue to work on your stockpile for 2020!!! 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  
  Gingham 1 Mini Kit
from Challenge #66 is
#12. BARBARA K. 
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries) 

Barbara, 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 #66 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Well folks, that is it for this! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Flip-a-Coin". 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. We'll be back on July 15th with our midway so I hope you can join us again at that time. Then, please join us again on August 1st when we'll be back with our newest link up!

Take care and we'll see you all again in just a couple of days! 

Until then,

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

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 Eclectic Mix 1. While it isn't a Christmas set per sé, most of the papers can still be used for Christmas cards and the set has the versatility to be used for other projects as well. The palette I used is based on some Christmas ornaments. Each paper design is reflective of a choice from the Flip-a-Coin theme for this month's twist (i.e., dots, lace, stripes, gems, pearls, stitching). Check out the preview...

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. 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 July's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #67 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!

Challenge #67: Opt. Twist…FLIP-A-COIN

Welcome Christmas Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month and while our world continues to deal with the ramifications of the virus and its continued spread, there is hope that our ongoing diligence in doing what we can to protect ourselves and those around us by practicing the measures laid out by the health community, will help to ensure that we will keep things from getting worse! Good luck to you all in your various locations around the world.

Right now, it is time for our latest link up. Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have a number of 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 #67

 Optional Twist: FLIP-A-COIN


If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that follows our FLIP-A-COIN theme as DESCRIBED BELOW. 

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 TWO images from this month's sponsor, All Dressed Up Stamps. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Eclectic Mix 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

Flip-a-Coin Challenge

For this challenge, let the flip of a coin decide certain aspects of your card. Thanks to Beccy from Beccy’s Place for allowing me to use this ‘Flip-a-Coin’ idea that I saw over on her challenge blog.

Grab a coin and flip it. If it lands on ‘heads’, use the card ingredient listed in the first box under the title, ‘HEADS’. If it lands on ‘tails’, use the card ingredient listed in the first box under the title, ‘TAILS’.

Keep flipping the coin until you have selected items from each of the five rows, then create a card using the five ingredients you flipped for. Then be sure to let us know somewhere in your post, which ingredients you used.

FLIP
HEADS
TAILS
1
Make a card with 3 layers or less Make a card with 4 or more layers
2
Make a rectangular or square card Use a fancy fold technique
3
Add dots to your card Add stripes to your card
4
Add lace or ribbon to your card Add gems or pearls to your card
5
Add a frame to your card Use faux or real stitching on your card


This month we're pleased to have a brand new sponsor join us on The 12 Months of Christmas. It is time to learn a little bit about All Dressed Up Stamps


Hi, my name’s Wendy, founder of All Dressed Up. I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children (my inspiration behind the characters) - in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with trends and all things digital. Day to day, I work as a textile designer working traditionally within childrenswear, fashion and interiors. Although my work is mostly digital, my work process remains hand-drawn which I hope comes across in my artwork.

All Dressed Up was created in 2013 as a place to share my digital stamps which back then was a whole new challenge for me. Since, I’ve been lucky to have discovered a whole creative community and welcomed the All Dressed Up design team who have been amazing to work with. Through our online community and Instagram, the team keep me on my toes to keep on drawing, creating and inspiring. My favourite thing is seeing how my characters are continually given brand new personalities!


On our Facebook and Instagram page we host regular tutorials, challenges (and freebies!) and is the real heart of our community. The stamps are available from the All Dressed Up Etsy shop which is continually updated on a monthly basis with lots of limited edition and seasonal stamps available in particular.

The All Dressed Up community is a friendly bunch (if I do say so myself!) and we would love for you to get involved, see your work and for you to share your stamping tips too! Do get in contact and be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we’re creating at the moment.



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 All Dressed Up Stamps store where it can be found.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com

(flips: tails, heads, heads, tails, tails) 



(flips: heads, heads, heads, tails, heads)



http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/

using  It's Snowing
(flips: tails, heads, heads, tails, tails)



http://craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/

 using Christmas Pooch
(flips: tails, heads, tails, tails, tails)


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 #66 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on July 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from All Dressed Up 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 #67

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of GINGHAM 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, 2020 (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.