Sunday, April 15, 2018

Challenge #40 Midway: Optional Theme...Feline Festive

Hello and happy Sunday folks! We are halfway through the month of April and it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their adorable cat images from Ike's Art, our guest sponsor this month!

Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their spot in the Ike's Art store:





Thank you so much to this month's generous sponsor for providing such adorable images for the team to work with! Please pop over and pay Ike's Art a visit when you have the chance! You are sure to find something to add to your wish list while you are there!

While team members had the option of working with any of my Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers, I did create a special set called Feline Festive. Unfortunately, I made them too late for any of the team to use for this particular month but at least they have them for the future and at least I managed to get them done in time so that you all can vote on your favourite one. Check out the preview...

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of April 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 April. Poll will be open until April 30th, 11:59 p.m. EST. 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. 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 April. Whether you choose to link up ANY type of Christmas or holiday card you've made for a chance to win this month's Paper Kit, or link up two of them 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 #40

Optional Theme: Feline Festive

Ah, the beloved cat! Those curious, sweet, four legged furry creatures that sit innocently watching the Christmas tree and all those beautiful decorations sitting upon it. Surely such an innocent animal would never dare to disrupt the state of the tree or any of your other decorations displayed throughout the house, now would they?! Ppfft!!! Yeah, right, in a perfect world maybe. However, even though these furballs might get into mischief, the holidays would not be the same without them. This month, cats rule and dogs drool.

That is why this month, in order to have a chance to win the prize from our guest sponsor, we want you to create a card that has a CAT as the focal point. You can choose to use any kind of cat image--wild, domestic, cartooned or something inbetween, we leave it up to you. Whether you want to wish someone Fleas Navidad or hope they have a Pawsome Christmas, it is time to get in the furry mood. 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.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win the featured paper set. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of  a $15 gift certificate to the Ike's Art store.

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 different kind of link up where we have both an Anything Goes Christmas or other December Holiday 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 #40 by clicking HERE.

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

  • I'll try and get the winner announcement done before the month is out. 
  • Pat will try and be back towards the end of the month with a new Christmas Craft suggestion.
  • Our new challenge will start on May 1st.
  • 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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