Sunday, February 15, 2015

Challenge #2: Midway...Optional Theme--I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #2.  It is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Ike's Art our guest sponsor this month!
Check out all the fabulous images that the Merry Maidens got to work with this month for the mid point of the challenge.  Each of these images can be found in the 'My Latest Designs' section of Ike's store.  Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to digital stamp section of the Ike's Art store.

Christmas Pixie!__digital-art-stamps
 Santa Hunk
 Poinsettia Fairy
My Teddy
Ooh la la
While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a couple different sets based on the theme for this challenge.  I created a Santa Kisses set with just three images across...

 Then I also created just one of the papers with five images across...

Finally, I put together a set called Hugs & Kisses that will be very versatile...

The team did such a wonderful job with the papers.  Some even found ways to combine the two!

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of February will earn ONE of the digital papers from the Santa Kisses 3x set.  The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post.

Have your say in determining which colour will be offered up this month by completing the poll in the sidebar on the top right hand side.  Currently the blue paper is in the lead with 66% of the votes.
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 February.  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 this challenge...

 Challenge #2 (February 1 to February 28, 2015)
Optional Theme:  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 
It is the month of love, and even Santa seems to be getting in on the action. "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus." I guess the Jolly ole' guy is allowed to celebrate other "holidays" as well. So in honour of the month of LOVE, we would LOVE for you to use our optional theme and create some "Sassy" Christmas Cards. Use your imagination, but P.G. only please.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has some sort of "sassy" element on it.  Whether in the paper you use, your image or your embellishments, your sassy element is up to you.  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 This is important as we are not always going to have the time to go through each entry to see if it qualifies. You don't want to miss out on the chance at the sponsor's 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 Ike's Art.

Your odds at the moment of winning the prize are good.  Out of the 25 people who have linked up so far this month, only four people have followed the theme.  

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 #2 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on February 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 March 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #2 will be posted on March 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!

1 comment:

ike said...

Oooooooh - FANTASTIC creations and I really LUV your new papers. Thank you very much for having me as Sponsor again :-D
Thanks to all your Girls for making my images look so awesome :-D xx


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