Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Challenge #26 Midway: Optional Theme...Holiday Humour is becoming a trend to not get the winner announcement posted on time. I've started it but have yet to have the opportunity to finish it. Being late like this used to set me into a tailspin but these days, I have come to the realization, that I can only do my best and no more, so I'll get things done as I am able.

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 and quirky images that the team worked with this month for the start of the challenge.  Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their spot in the Scribbles Designs store.

 #870 Elves @ Work 

#243 Snow Kisses

#228 Twinkle Brrr

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called A Cartoony Christmas  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 below.

Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of February. Poll will be open until February 28th, 11:59 p.m. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.

Now check out what the Merry Maidens came up with to inspire you. Marji was so inspired, she made three cards! 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.

Challenge #26

Optional Theme: Holiday Humour
Christmas time is a time of joy, of renewal, of family and friends, of food and faith. We all make plans and preparations for the perfect Christmas, but sometimes LIFE throws a pumpkin pie in our faces and we have to laugh. Some of the funniest times are during the holidays, which make for happy memories throughout the years. Like when Grandma laughed so hard at the dinner table her dentures fell into the mashed potatoes, or when your toddler spent more time and had more fun unwrapping the presents than the presents themselves (both were actual holiday events in Pat's family). This month our OPTIONAL theme is HOLIDAY HUMOUR. 
Whether you choose to use a humourous sentiment, a funny image, or some other element to elicit a smile, a snicker, or a full blown snort, it is totally up to you. In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has some element of humour. If it isn't readily apparent, be sure to make a note next to the link up so we understand your sense of humour. IMPORTANT: 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 #26 by clicking HERE.

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

  • Hopefully this week I'll get a chance to post the winners from Challenge #24.
  • Be sure to join us during the third week of February when Pat will hopefully be here to share a Christmas Tradition or recipe.
  • Next up it will be time for our new challenge to start on March 1st.
  • Then, the winners from Challenge #25 will hopefully be posted sometime between March 8th & 10th.
  • 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!

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