Monday, February 15, 2016

Challenge #14 Midway: Optional Theme--Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone!  We have reached the midway point of Challenge #14.  Apologies that I still haven't managed to get the winner announcement post out yet.  I was feeling better but now another of my medical conditions has flared up--I'm getting rather annoyed with these conditions affecting my computer and crafting time!  Hopefully, I will be able to get the winner announcement done sometime this week--fingers crossed anyway.

Right now, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Scribbles Designs, our guest sponsor this month!

Check out the fun snowy images that the team worked with this month for the midway of the challenge.  Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their spot in the Scribbles Designs store.

#895 Snowflake Mason Jar

 #871 Let It Snowmen

 874 Snow Fun

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called That's Snowbiz!  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of February 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.   Marji loved these images so much, she ended up using all three!  We showed you one at the start of the challenge and this post will feature two others.  Additionally, one of our newbies, Granmargaret (who'll be properly introduced soon), decided to participate in this challenge too.  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 February.  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:  Winter Wonderland

Soon spring will be upon us in North America and other parts of the world, but for right now snow still covers most of the ground around us.  Let's capture this winter wonderland on our cards this month.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has some snow on it in some form or other.  Snow, snowmen, or snowflakes, it is completely up to you!  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 $10.00 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs.

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 #14 by clicking HERE.

 Don't Forget, if everything goes according to plan...

  • Be sure to join us on February 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 March 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #14 will be posted on March 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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