Friday, January 15, 2016

Challenge #13 Midway: Optional Theme--Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  We have reached the midway point of Challenge #13.  Before we start though, I just wanted to mention that today is the final day for the DT Call.

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 Ike's Art, our guest sponsor this month!

Check out the lovely 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 the section within the digital stamp area of the Ike's Art store where they can be found.

Kat Tree (Animals section)

Holly Fairy (My Latest Designs section)

Shelf Kat (Animals section)

 Holly (My Latest Designs section)!__digital-art-stamps

Santa Hunk (My Latest Designs section)

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Merry Mix 1.  Since it is a sketch challenge I decided on an eclectic set for this challenge. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of January 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.   Pat even had the time to create two--one following the sketch and one not.  Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.

Here is the extra one that Pat made using an image from Ike's Art, although this one doesn't follow the sketch.  Remember, to participate in the link up, your card needs to be Christmas or December Holiday themed, but you only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win the sponsor's prize.
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 January.  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:  Sketch Challenge
It is the start of a brand new year and the perfect time to have our very first Sketch Challenge.  I don't know about you, but when my mojo is waning, and sometimes even when it is not, I love to draw inspiration from a great sketch.  Monica has designed the awesome one you see above for this month's challenge.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, we want to see you use this sketch on your Christmas or other December holiday card.   Monica has provided the inspiration for the basis of your design, now you just have to run with it.  You can flip it on its head if you like but we must be able to see all the elements of the original sketch in your card in order to qualify for the prizeIf you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw.
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 Ike's Art.
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 #13 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget...

  • Be sure to join us on January 23rd when Monica will be here to share a Christmas recipe with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on February 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #13 will be posted on February 8th.
  • If you thought that you had linked up two cards in December to earn a free digi paper but still haven't received it, please contact us.  All papers have been mailed out to those who qualified.
  • 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...

Super fabulous creations Girls and that's a great sketch. I hope I will have time to come and play :-)
Thank you for having me as a Sponsor again.

IKE xx

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