Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Challenge #18 Midway: Optional Theme--Silver & Gold

Hello there folks!  Apologies that I'm running a bit late today.  I completely blanked on what the date was...oopsies.  However, I finally clued in so it is time to get on with the midway for Challenge #18.

As such, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Lunagirl, our guest sponsor for this month!

Check out the lovely images that the team worked with this month for the midway of the challenge.   Clicking on the watermarks below will take you to their location in the store.
While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called An Eclectic Christmas 1:  Silver & Gold.  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of June 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 during the start post, we are sadly saying goodbye to Helen H. as this is her last challenge with us; so, be sure to visit her and wish her well!  Christine, one of our Sleigh Belles, didn't get a chance to post at the start so she is joining us today, and finally, Marji loved the images so much she made a number of cards and is sharing two of her favourites with us here!  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 June.  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.

Challenge #18

Optional Theme:  Silver & Gold

"Silver and Gold means so much more when I see
Silver and Gold decorations on every Christmas tree."

These lyrics are from a song sung by Burl Ives that appears in one of my favourite Christmas shows, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".  Sam the snowman (Ives) sings the song after we meet Yukon Cornelius, an Arctic prospector searching for valuable minerals who meets Rudolph and Hermey while they are trying to avoid the Abominable Snowmonster.   Well, Yukon Cornelius isn't the only one who likes silver and gold.  There is just something about those two minerals together that can enrich any environment.  Silver and gold are especially beautiful during the Christmas season.

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that you use a combination of BOTH silver AND gold somewhere on your card.  Whether you choose to use these colours in your image or your paper or choose to use silver or gold embellishments, 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 $15.00 gift card from Lunagirl.

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 #18 by clicking HERE.

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

  • Be sure to join us next week when we will be here to share a Christmas recipe with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on July 1st.
  • Pat will hopefully be back in July to share a tradition with all of you.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #17 will hopefully be posted on July 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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