Friday, July 15, 2016

Challenge #19 Midway: Optional Theme--Christmas Blooms

Hello there folks! It is time to get on with the midway for Challenge #19. Just a note before I start: I still haven't had a chance to send out the papers or check for emails from the winners yet. I'm hoping to get to it this weekend. Thanks so much for your patience! I swear, one needs to be a saint, waiting for me! ;)

Right now, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps, our guest sponsor for this month!

The team got to work with three lovely images this month. At the request of Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps, I have been asked to not display the watermarks of the images the team used. Instead, please click on the links below to view the images 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 Christmas Blooms. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of July 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 and my Co-coordinator Pat came up with to inspire you. Christina, one of our Sleigh Belles, didn't get a chance to post at the start so she is joining us today as well. 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 July. 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 #19

Optional Theme:  Christmas Blooms

Flowers always seem to perk up a living space and Christmas flowers are no exception.  Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas if there isn't a poinsettia, a wreath, some holly leaves and berries, or some pine boughs and pine cones scattered about.  

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has a Christmas plant or flower somewhere in the designExamples include:  Holly and berries, laurels, poinsettias, Christmas cacti, wreaths, etc.  Whether you choose to feature the bloom as part of your image, within the papers or as part of your embellishments, it is completely up to you.  However you display the blooms, please keep in mind though, that they should feature prominently.  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 three images from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps.

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 #19 by clicking HERE.

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

  • Be sure to join us on July 23rd when Pat will be here to share a Christmas Tradition with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on August 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #18 will hopefully be posted on August 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!

1 comment:

Pat said...

Awesome inspiration from the DT!