Thursday, October 01, 2015

Challenge #10: Optional Theme--Time for Giving...Card for a Child

Hello and welcome to The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.   Last month's challenge saw as back around the 60 mark.  Time is quickly running out to get all our Christmas cards completed as we quickly make our way towards the big day!  As such, let's get October's challenge under way, shall we?!


The Basics

While you can find out ALL the information you need to know in order to participate in the challenge by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page (or by clicking HERE), here is a refresher of the basics.
  • Anyone can link up as many Christmas and/or December holiday themed cards (including Happy New Year's cards) throughout the month with an ANYTHING GOES theme.
  • Every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper.
  • Each month there will be an OPTIONAL theme to follow.  Anyone who submits a card adhering to the monthly theme, will have the chance to win a prize from that month's guest sponsor.
  • Every holiday card you submit to the link up, earns you one chance to win a special digital Christmas kit that will be offered up after the year is complete.
Now that the basics are out of the way, how about we get on with the details of Challenge #10.


Challenge #10

Optional Theme:  Time for Giving...Card for a Child
Christmas is most definitely a time of giving and who better deserving of our thoughtfulness than the children of the world.  Whether children in our own lives or those that are strangers, there is nothing better than looking upon the face of a child opening a Christmas gift.  Second to that is seeing how excited a child can be when they receive their own special card meant especially for him or her.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see a Christmas or other holiday card meant for a child between the ages of 0 & 12We can't wait to see how it turns out!  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 gift certificate to the Imagine That! Digis by Kris store.

Why not consider donating your card and maybe a few extra to your local hospital or shelter?!  Help make a child's day a special one this Christmas.

Talking about Imagine That! Digis by Kris, how about we get to know them a little bit better...

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/
Imagine That! Digis by Kris™ is a mother/daughter team bringing you our cutest hand-drawn images that you can flip, re-size, re-color, print & use in your crafting creations!  Almost all our digi sets include both color & outline formats & include sentiments for a great value.  In addition to carrying family-friendly digi stamps, we also offer digital papers and KD-Kits, all available as instant downloads!  You may want to check out our Free blogwear category, as well as find freebies on our Facebook Page and join in our monthly progressive challenge where everyone who plays, Wins!  You can read more about us here on our 'About the Arists' page.
Check out the adorable images that the team worked with this month for the start of the challenge. Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their page in the Imagine That! Digis by Kris store where each of these images can be found.


Snowing Cupcakes
  

Snowmen Trio


Miceskate


While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called You'd Better Not Pout, based on the theme for this challenge.  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of October 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 Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you.  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards...

http://moni-myway.blogspot.com/


http://www.molliemooscraftyplace.blogspot.com/


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


http://www.designedbydel.blogspot.co.uk/


http://bubblegumpaper.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 October!  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!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog).

We have a packed month as usual; so, Monica and I hope to see you back with us soon!
  • Join us soon on October 8th,when we'll publish the names of the people who earned the free paper for September along with the winners and top picks from Challenge #9. 
  • Next, be sure to join us on October 15th, for our midway post where you'll get to see cards created by the Merry Maidens!
  • Then on October 23rd, Monica will be back to share another holiday tradition with you all.
  • 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!

CHALLENGE DETAILS SUMMARY
Each month we'll include a summary of details for the particular challenge taking place.  If you are new, please be sure to familiarize yourself with all the details and rules in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page.  Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), October 1st - 11:55 p.m. (23:55 hrs), October 31st, 2015.  
  • You need to link up a minimum of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards each month in order to qualify to receive that month's digital paper.
  • This is NOT a progressive challenge.  You can jump in at any time.
  • You can link up as many holiday themed cards as you want as long as each entry is with a new project.  No backlinking.  HOWEVER, if you decide to follow the optional theme of  Card for a Child (see specific details above), only a maximum of three (3) entries will qualify for the draw for this month's prize of  a $10 gift certificate to the Imagine That! Digis by Kris store.  You must add 'FT' after you name so we know which cards to add to the random draw for the sponsor's prize.
  • Make sure when entering your project that you mention The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up in your post with a link back to this blog.
  • Please remember to link directly to your blog post where we can see your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. 
  • The winners and top picks for this challenge (#10) will be announced on November 8th in a special post.
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We look forward to seeing you participate!

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4 comments:

Imagine That! Digis by Kris said...

WOWZERS lovely cards from your DT!! Stunning job ladies, thank you so much for allowing me the honor of sponsoring your challenge this time. Have a blessed weekend all! xKris

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another fun challenge! I remembered to add the FT this time! So sorry I didn't get my 2 cards made last month - time slipped away from me. I'm good this month because I already have my second card made and I'll be back in a couple days to link it up. Great sponsor - I'm a huge fan of ITDK! Your DT cards are so cute and adorable! Thanks again! Now I will vote in your poll...

CraftyGirl said...

Had so much fun in your challenge! Thank you so much. Hugs :-)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com