Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Challenge #41 Midway: Optional Theme...Make it Feminine

Hello and happy Tuesday folks! We are halfway through the month of May and it is time to see what the entire team has been up to with their lovely images from A Day for Daisies, our guest sponsor this month! If you will recall from the start of the challenge, there was a bit of a snafu with me getting our request in on time so both our Sleigh Belles AND Merry Maidens will be here today to showcase their creations.

Check out all the fabulous images that the teams got to work with this month. Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to the section within the digital stamp section of the A Day for Daisies store.

Shopping With Scotty
Shopping With Scotty

Wild Rose Nymph
 Wild Rose Nymph

Two Girls and Mom
Two Girls And Mom

Gentle Baby
Gentle Baby

Placing the Stars Fairy
Placing the Stars

Carolling With The Birds
    Caroling With The Birds

Little Cats Christmas
Little Cats Christmas

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 A Day for Daisies a visit when you have the chance! You are sure to find something to add to your wish list while you are there!

If you've been following my story this past couple of months, you'll know that I'm facing some difficult challenges which has prevented me from spending as much time as I normally do working on-line. Sadly, this past week my hubby and I have also had the additional heartache of having to put our furbaby to sleep. She was 16 and had developed some medical issues. With this additional challenge, I was only able to get five of the papers completed for this month's digi paper set. 

So, while I don't have a preview or full set for you to look at, I figured that you could vote on the ones already designed. The set will be called Frosty Swirls: The Pastel Collection.  Thankfully, I had the first five papers done before we said goodbye to our baby so several team members have used them in their creation. 

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of May 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 May. Poll will be open until May 31st, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Now check out what the Sleigh Belles and 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. Both Pat and Susan have made an additional card using a Day For Daisies image already in their collection.







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 May. 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 #41

Optional Theme: Make it Feminine

This month, in over 149 different countries around the world, mothers are being honoured during Mother's Day. In fact, there are only two months during the year where there isn't a Mother's Day celebration and that happens to be January and September. There is at least one country celebrating in every other month, with the two highest concentrations being in March and May. Since the focus is on dear old mom this month for many people, we thought that it would be a nice idea to focus on femininity for our theme. When you think of Christmas, what would it be like without a feminine touch. All those lovely little nuances that only a female can provide.

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 that would be considered FEMININE. Whether you decide to use an image that would be considered feminine, or pretty papers and colours, or even dress up your card with lace, ribbons and/or flowers, as long as your card has a feminine touch, then it will qualify. 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 $12 gift certificate to the A Day for Daisies 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 #41 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. 
  • Our new challenge will start on June 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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