Sunday, November 15, 2015

Challenge #11 Midway: Optional Theme...Sparkle, Sparkle, Everywhere

Hello everyone!  We have reached the midway point of Challenge #11.  It is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Sparkle N Sprinkle, our guest sponsor this month!

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Check out the beautiful images that the Merry Maidens got to work with this month for the mid point of the challenge.  Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their page in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store where each of these images can be found.

 Let it Snow
Let It Snow - Digital Stamp Set 707L

 Southern Santa
Southern Santa - Digital Stamp Set

 Christmas Doves
Christmas Doves - Digital Stamp Set 649

 Toyland Bear
Toyland Bear - Digital Stamp Set 674

Brighten the Holidays
Brighten the Holidays - Digital Stamp Set 663

Darien - Digital Stamp Set 567

 A Winter Wonderland
A Winter Wonderland - Digital Stamp

Southern Santa
Southern Santa - Digital Stamp Set

Season's Greetings
Season Greetings - Digital Stamp Set 752

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Glitteratti Set 1, based on the theme for this challenge. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of November 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.   Edwina managed to create two cards again as well!  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 November.  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...

Please remember that this is a CARDS ONLY link up.  While we've had some lovely tag entries in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.

Optional Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle, Everywhere
Twinkling lights, garland, and tinsel oh my! Christmas is quickly approaching and as we start to get ready for the festivities we'll be noticing that our surroundings will soon be rather bright and sparkly. Whether it is part of the decorations that we put up or the special sparkle in the eyes of the people around us, there is a certain glimmer about. Just like our surroundings, it is time to give our cards that same kind of glitzy look. This challenge is going to be so bright, you're gonna need shades just to check out everyone's work!

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 that has lots of sparkle and shine on it. Here is your chance to grab your glitter, sparkles and other forms of bling and get to 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 $15 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.

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 #11 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on November 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 December 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #11 will be posted on December 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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