Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Challenge #15 Midway: Optional Theme--Holiday Decorations

We have reached the midway point of Challenge #15.  YaY!  I finally got  the winner announcement posted for Challenge #13--now I just have to take care of Challenge #14.  Hopefully, I will be able to get the winner announcement done sometime during the course of this next week or so--man, my fingers are doing a lot of crossing these days.

 Right now, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from A Day For Daisies, our guest sponsor for this month!


Check out the sweet 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 A Day For Daisies store.

Christmas Light Fairy
Christmas Light Fairy


Penguin Snowman
Penguin Snowman

 Christmas Bulbs
Christmas Bulbs

Christmas Ornaments to Hang
Christmas Ornaments to Hang

Tree Angel
Tree Angel

Christmas Poinsettia
Christmas Poinsettia

Tower of Gifts
Tower Of Gifts

Vintage Tree Party
Vintage Tree Party

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

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of March 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.  As I mentioned in the recent new DT announcement, we have three new Merry Maidens joining us--Christine, Granmargaret and Janet!  Monica is also here with a card!  Additionally, as I mentioned at the start of the challenge, Christina, from the Sleigh Belles, was away on business so she'll be joining us here today 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 March.  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:  Holiday Decorations
I don't know about you, but one of the things that I love about Christmas time is the decorations that I see up all over the place.  Whether in people's homes, or out and about in the community, there are such a wide variety of beautiful holiday decorations to choose from.  Strings of lights, wreaths on doors, stockings on mantles (or in the case of my house, hanging from the piano!), window paintings, tree ornaments, angels on trees--the list goes on and on!  This month, let's bring some of those holiday decorations to your cards!

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has a holiday decoration on it in some form or other (i.e. lights, wreaths, ornaments, etc.).  The decoration can be in the image, part of your papers or even as a separate embellishment.  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 $12.00 gift certificate from A Day For Daisies.

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 #15 by clicking HERE.

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

  • Be sure to join us on next week when Monica will be here to share a Christmas recipe with you all.
  • Then hopefully I will get the winner announcement for Challenge #14 posted.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on April 1st.
  • Pat will be back in April to share a tradition with all of you.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #15 will hopefully be posted on April 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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