Thursday, November 01, 2018

Challenge #47: Optional Theme...All TIED UP for Christmas

Happy Thursday Crafters! The big day is getting closer and closer. With just 1 month and 24 days until it arrives, there isn't much time left. So, whether you are just getting started or are almost finished with your stack, it is a great time to continue with your quest and complete any Christmas and other December Holiday cards you will need for year end! To provide you with some extra incentive to get your cards completed, we have some lovely prizes available! So, why not join us for your chance to win?!

It is now time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

The Basics

While you can find out ALL the information you need to know in order to participate in the challenge by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page (or by clicking HERE), here is a refresher of the basics.
  • Anyone can link up as many Christmas and/or December holiday themed cards (including Happy New Year's cards) throughout the month with an ANYTHING GOES theme.
  • Every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper.
  • Each month there will be an OPTIONAL theme to follow. Anyone who submits a card adhering to the monthly theme, will have the chance to win a prize from that month's guest sponsor.
  • ALL entries adhering to our basic rules also have the opportunity to win a mini pack of digi papers each month as well.
Now that the basics are out of the way, how about we get on with the details of Challenge #47.

Challenge #47

Optional Theme:
All TIED UP for Christmas

Christmas presents are a beautiful thing aren't they? And, I am not just talking about what you might find waiting for you once it is unwrapped. There is also the outside to consider. All those pretty wrapping papers that are beautifully embellished with so many wonderful items. Thankfully, we can design our Christmas cards to emulate the gifts all tied up waiting for us beneath the tree.
That is why this month, in order to have a chance to win the prize from our guest sponsor, be sure to use ribbon, string, twine and/or lace featured prominently on your card. 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 $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs.

Talking about Limited Runs, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…
Limited Runs is a great little shop for all your digital needs we have tons to play with and even better they are all set up for those on a budget with almost all images for only $2.00 and lots of hidden sets and deals in the shop to save you money !!! Who doesn't like to save $$$. We have a huge Collection for the Holidays and also lots of other cuties and not so cute images. We also have cupcakes, coffee, and for those that like the darker side monsters and even a eyeball cupcake.

Limited Runs is now on Facebook too with a Freebie for every 50 Followers
(find it HERE ). We also have a Monthly Progressive Challenge Running too. You can find the details HERE. While the challenge itself is on FB, don't worry if you don't have Facebook. You can email me a link to your site showcasing your project using the image and I will add you into the challenge so you can win too. The Progressive challenge works in 3 rounds. So there is a freebie available every 1st round just email me if you want to play.
Check out the incredible images that the team worked with this month for the start of the challenge. Click on the image preview to head to the page in the Limited Runs store where it can be found.

Christmas Carolers
(Category: Seasonal-Christmas; Section: 31-40)

Poinsettia Cupcake
(Category: Seasonal-Christmas; Section: 61-70)

Girl with Bunny Slippers 
 (Category: Girls; Section 21-30)

Santa's Stuck
(Category: Seasonal-Christmas; Section: 1-10)
You'll get to see more amazing projects using images from our sponsor during our midway so be sure to come back again at that time!

Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. Julie will be posting with the Merry Maidens at the midway, so Pat is joining us for the start! Clicking on the names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards...

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for November!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog).

We have a packed month as usual; so, Pat and I and the rest of the gang hope to see you back with us soon!
  • The winner announcement for Challenge #43 will posted as soon as I can manage.
  • Then, be sure to join us again on November 15th, for our midway post where you'll get to see cards created by the Merry Maidens
  • Pat will hopefully be here towards the end of the month with something special to share!
  • 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!

Each month we'll include a summary of details for the particular challenge taking place. If you are new, please be sure to familiarize yourself with all the details and rules in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page. Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), November 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), November 30th, 2018.  All times listed are in EST (Eastern Standard Time).
  • If you wish to receive the free digi paper being offered up for this month, you need to link up a minimum of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards. You are not obliged to use the paper in any future link up; though, if you do create something, be sure to let me know as I'd love to see it.
  • This is NOT a progressive challenge. You can jump in at any time.
  • You are allowed to enter as many Anything Goes cards as you'd like. HOWEVER, please note that if you follow the optional theme for the chance to win this month's prize of a $10 gift certificate to the Limited Runs store, only a maximum of three (3) entries will qualify for the sponsored draw.
  • 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.
  • Make sure when entering your project that you mention The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up in your post with a link back to this blog.
  • Please remember to link directly to your blog post where we can see your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog.

We look forward to seeing you participate!
Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #47

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional theme of All TIED UP for Christmas below. Don't forget that i
f 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. Please see above for all the rules and details.

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    • your name and/or possibly your blog name
    • the blogpost address of the card that you linked up
    • a copy of the image that you originally linked up
  • Should you qualify to receive a free digi paper by linking up two or more cards, or possibly win the full set of Digi Papers for any particular month and have linked up two or more cards, we will use the email address provided to send out your prize.
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KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for a fun new challenge! Gorgeous inspiration projects by your team! I just joined your linky but I forgot to add the FT to my entry #30 (sorry about that). I couldn't find a way to delete and re-enter. Hope you can fix it for me - I apologize for this and will try to do better next time.

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