Thursday, January 15, 2015

Challenge #1: Midway...Optional Theme--Father Time

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #1.  It is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Limited Runs our guest sponsor this month!
Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to the page they are located on in the Limited Runs store...
Father Time (section: Christmas 1-10)
 Blank Snow Globe (section: Christmas 71-80)
 Coffee addicts #2 (section: Coffee 1-10)

Poinsettia Cupcake (section: Christmas 51-60)

Elf with Sign (section: Christmas 21-30)
Kitty with Ornament (section: Christmas 71-80)
While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called A Matter of Time, based on the theme for this challenge.  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 in February.

Don't forget there is still plenty of time to have your say in determining which colour will be offered to those people who link up a minimum of two cards this month, by completing the poll in the sidebar on the top right hand side.  So far, there is one vote each for brown, blue, gold and purple.  The poll will close when the challenge does.
Now check out what the Merry Maidens came up with to inspire you.  Edwina even had the time to make two!  Monica, my Co-coordinator, also had the chance to make a card for the midway of the challenge.  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards...

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.  Whether you choose to link up two Anything Goes themed cards 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 our first challenge...
Challenge #1 (January 1 to January 31, 2015) -- Optional Theme:  Father Time
A new year means starting the clock over. A TIME for new beginnings. TIME to make all those Christmas Cards you will need in December. So don't put away your holiday stash quite yet, it is TIME to start The 12 months of Christmas Link Up.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has something time related on it.  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.

Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  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.

Your odds at the moment of winning the prize are good.  Out of the 25 people who have linked up so far this month, not one person has followed the theme.  Why not be the first person to do so?

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 unique kind of link up where we have both an anything goes Christmas 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 #1 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on January 23rd, when Monica will be back to share another holiday tradition with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on February 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #1 will be posted on February 8th.
  • 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!

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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