Friday, May 15, 2015

Challenge #5: Midway...Christmas Critters

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #5.  It is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Deedee's Digis, our guest sponsor this month!  Be sure to also check out the samples from Deedee's Digis guests (featured below the Merry Maidens) as there is a link to a freebie over in the shop right now until May 21st!

Check out all the sweet images that the Merry Maidens got to work with this month for the mid point of the challenge.   In order to accommodate the new EU VAT regulations, Deedee has had to divide her store into two sections.  I've included links below each image for both sections of the Deedee's Digis store.  Please be sure to click on the respective link for the area you live in.

NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

 NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

  NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

  NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

  NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

  NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Christmas Critters, based on the theme for this challenge.  Check out the preview...
Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of May 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 will earn the full set of papers.  

Have your say in determining which paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month by completing the poll in the sidebar on the top right hand side.
Now check out what the Merry Maidens came up with to inspire you.  Once again, Edwina had the time to make two!  Monica, my Co-coordinator, also had the chance to make a card for the midway of the challenge.  Additionally we are lucky enough that some of the gang from Deedees Digis also wanted to share some of their creations with us.  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards...

 Guests From Deedee's Digis Design Team

You can get "Jingle All the Way" featuring Oscar the Cat and his little friend Felix for FREE in the Deedee's Digis shop up until Thursday, May 21, 2015. 

Both Faith and Donna from the Deedee's Digis team used images from this set on their cards.

(Also used paper from the set below that Marji used!)

 NON EU residents click HERE; EU residents click HERE.

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 May.  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...

Optional Theme:  Christmas Critters
Cute penguins, fluffy bears, and raucous reindeer, oh my! Christmas is such a fun time of year. Even the animals around us get in on the act--with a little help from us of course. This month's challenge is all about the furry, fluffy and feathered critters that entertain us during the holidays.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card showcases an animal suitable for a holiday card. The animal can be part of your image, your paper or even your embellishments.  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 $25.00 gift certificate from Deedee's Digis.

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 #4 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on May 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 June 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #5 will be posted on June 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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