Sunday, July 15, 2018

Challenge #43 Midway: ANYTHING GOES

Hello and happy Sunday folks! Amazingly, we are already halfway through the month of July, and as such it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to. If you missed the start post, we're doing things a bit different this month as we don't have a guest sponsor lined up. However, you'll still have the chance to win the mini paper kit up for grabs (see details below). In fact, since there is no sponsored prize, I'll be giving away the paper pack to THREE lucky winners. Additionally, those of you who link up two cards during the month will still earn the free digi paper available. So, the only difference is that we won't have a sponsored prize for one lucky winner. We hope that this change won't dissuade you from joining us this month!

Now since we don't have a sponsor this month, our Sleigh Belles were presented with the opportunity to work with their favourite images from any of our 2018 sponsors (already showcased, or yet to come later in the year). See what fun they had with these particular 2018 sponsors (clicking on the link will take you to each of the stores featured below):

Thank you so much to all of wonderful sponsors during the 2018 year. While these are just a few of the awesome companies supporting our Link Ups this year, you can find the remaining sponsors on our Sponsor & Prize Info page by clicking HERE. Please pop over and pay these amazing artists a visit when you have the chance! There would be no Link Up without them and you are certain 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 The Shape of Things 2. 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, THREE random winners 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 July. Poll will be open until July 31st, 11:59 p.m. EDT. 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. Donna from the Sleigh Belles is joining us for the midway as well. Donna has been on a leave of absence the past couple of months but was able to join us for the midway of this challenge and will back with the Sleigh Belles for the August Link Up.

Donna has used Woodland Santa from Scribbles Designs--
our sponsor for the very first link up of this year.

Marji has used Peace from Sparkle N Sprinkle--
our sponsor lined up for September of this year.

Pat has used Love Angel from A Day for Daisies--
our sponsor during the May link up.

 Suze has used Christmas Tree Light Bulb from Limited Runs--
our sponsor during the May link up (Nikki is in the midst of a store update
so if you want the image, just write and ask her).

Granmargaret has used Canção de Natal from Mari Digis--
our sponsor during the February link up.

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 ANY type of Christmas or holiday card you've made for a chance to win this month's Paper Kit (there are three up for grabs this month), or link up two of them simply to earn your free paper this month, 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 #43: ANYTHING GOES

As far as the theme goes, we're leaving that wide open this month. Since many general challenge blogs have a 'Christmas in July' theme, we have decided to capitalize on this and have opted to do an ANYTHING GOES theme BUT don't forget that your card still has to be suitable for CHRISTMAS!

I know, just when some of you are getting the hang of adding FT after your name if you've followed the theme, I come along and tell you you don't have to. However, it is strictly for this challenge I'll be bugging you again next month to do so again. 😉

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 #43 by clicking HERE.

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

  • I'll try to post winner announcement before the month is out. 
  • Our new challenge will start on August 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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