Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Challenge #23 Midway: Optional Theme...B*I*N*G*O

Hello there everyone! Man, can you believe that we're halfway through November already?! I swear I just got this challenge going just a few days ago.  I also swear that the closer we get to Christmas, the more time speeds up!!!

Right now, it is time to get on with the midway for Challenge #23. Before we get started though, I wanted to remind you all that we have a DT Call going on right now. You can find the link at the top of the right sidebar or you can click HERE to head there now. However, be sure to come back to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their images from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles--my personal label--as I'm sponsoring this month's challenge!


Team members worked with a number of different sentiments and papers. Other than the Yuletide Textures paper set, which is this month's paper set and can be seen a bit farther down, below you will find the previews for the different sets they've worked with. I've linked those sets that are available for sale to their respective store locations. If a set isn't currently in a store, I've merely linked it to the design previews page of my personal blog. If you are interested in purchasing a set that isn't currently available for sale, just let me know and I'll get it uploaded. Also, please note that any digi images used on Pat and Granmargaret's cards are from other artists. Please check out the DT Member's post for further details.

The 'Believe' sentiment used on Suze's card
is a freebie on my personal blog that you can find HERE

The 'Believe' sentiment used on Pat's card
is a freebie on my Path of Positivity Challenge blog 
that you can find HERE.



While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers and any of my other designs this time around, I did create a special set called Yuletide Textures.  Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of November 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. Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards.


Bingo line followed:  Purple, Snow, Charm, Patterned Paper

Bingo line followed:  Star, Doily, Purple, Emboss, String


Bingo line followed:  Tree, Die Cut, Green, Star, Gift Box


Bingo line followed:  Green, Icicles, Pattern Paper, Twine, Sentiment

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 November. 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, along with other types of projects we've sadly had to disqualify them.

Challenge #23

Optional Theme: B*I*N*G*O
Did you play BINGO as a child? Maybe you still do. The fun thing about BINGO is that you can adapt it to play in different ways. For example, the game can be adapted for coming up with different ideas to add to your card or project. If you haven't played a BINGO challenge before it is a pretty easy concept to follow. Simply create a Christmas or other winter holiday themed card using any 5 items listed below in a row--across, down or diagonally, it is up to you. For example, you might choose to work with the items in the first row across--green, icicles, patterned paper, twine and a sentiment. Or maybe you'll choose to use all the items in the last row down under the 'I"--icicles, beads, ribbon, no patterned paper and a doily. We look forward to seeing the different combinations, you all come up with!

In order to have a chance to win the prize from our guest sponsor this month, be sure to follow one of the rows in the BINGO card featured below. Whichever row you chose, just please be sure to mention in your post the items you have chosen to use. Also, 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 EITHER the Holiday Hoopla Digital Scrapbooking Kit OR five different mini kits (of six papers each) from the Christmas and/or Winter section from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

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 #23 by clicking HERE.

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

  • Be sure to join us during the third week of November when Pat will hopefully be here to share a Christmas Tradition and/or recipe with you all.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on December 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #22 will hopefully be posted on December 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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