Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Challenge #12 Midway: Optional Theme--Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hello everyone!  We have reached the midway point of Challenge #12.  Before we start though, it is time to say a few more goodbyes as this post marks the final contributions of Kemly Sc. and Julie.  Edwina is also leaving us officially as of this month but was unable to create a card due to health issues.  Along with Moni (who's final project was showcased at the start of the challenge),we are sadly losing a total of four members of our team.  Each of these ladies has done a magnificent job each month with their unique creations.  We have been so fortunate to have them along the journey with us this past year here on The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  Please join me in wishing ALL of these incredible women the best as each of them moves forward in life's adventures!

Would you be a good fit with The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up?  Joining the team would allow you to get a great start working on your Christmas card stash for 2016 and if you like playing with digital papers you can add a minimum of six to your collection each month you are with us, plus at least one digi image each month from our fabulous sponsors.  At the end of a six month term you'd amass a minimum of 36 digi papers and six + images.  Stay a year and you earn double that--72 Christmas themed digi papers and 12 + images.  How's that for incentive?!   If you are interested, please click HERE for all the details.

And on that note, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Rick St. dennis, our guest sponsor this month!

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 Rick St. dennis stores where each of these images can be found.

Skating Santa

Cocoa and Cookies Santa

Santa Cookies

Sally Stardust

Dancing Santa

Night Before Christmas

Christmas Couple

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Santa Claus is Coming to Town, based on the theme for this challenge. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of December 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.   I even had the time to whip one up for a change and Monica is here to share a card too.  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.

***Psst...if you can't find Santa in Julie or Kemly Sc.'s cards, look closely at the silhouette paper.  He is in the sleigh.***





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 December.  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:  Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa will soon be here. Are you ready for him yet? To ensure you are not on the naughty list you should probably get all those last minute Christmas cards created and sent out. Since you have to make them anyway, why not create one according to our optional theme this month for your chance to win yourself some extra presents this Christmas.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see a Santa image somewhere on your card. Now we are looking to see the big old jolly guy himself, no Santa substitutes please (i.e. no Santa frogs, Santa mice, Santa children, etc).    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 3 digital images from Rick St. dennis.

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 #12 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on December 23rd, when Monica will be back to share the final holiday tradition of the year with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on January 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #12 will be posted on January 8th along with the name of the winner for the special end of year goodies draw.
  • There might even be some Christmas treats along the way!  You never know...
  • 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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