Thursday, August 01, 2019

Challenge #56: Opt. Twist…Sparkle, Glitter & Bling

Hello Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month, and as such it is time for our latest Link Up! Incredibly, there are just four months until the start of December. Before we know it, we'll be needing a bunch of Christmas and other December Holiday cards. Whether you are continuing your stash or just starting, we'd love to have you join us and add your cards to our Link Up for a chance to win some goodies!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I created it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'Basic Rules Summary'.

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

Challenge #56

Optional Twist: Sparkle, Glitter & Bling

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to add lots of sparkle, glitter or bling to your card. You can use just one of these or all three. Whatever you choose, just make sure your card sparkles and shines. 

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month or for a chance to win a $10.00 gift voucher to the Oddball Art store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Snowy Bokeh Tree Backgrounds.  

Talking about Oddball Art, it is time to learn about this sponsor, brand new to us here at The 12 Months of Christmas

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love are the perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge.   As a lover of all things dark, whimsical, sweet & spooky, Lizzy throws in the bubblegum goth with a touch of glam, punk rock zombie and Kawaii kitten!   From the big eyed beauties with a bittersweet sadness to the creepy little cuties with their adorable madness, she sprinkles them all over with Ziggy's stardust & the candy mans pop rocks to give you unique, slightly odd, one of  a kind images that you won't find anywhere else.  Whether you are looking for the dark and dismal, the cutsie-wootsie or anything in between;  at Oddball Art you will find what you're looking for and these whimsical stamps will leave you longing for more.   Go to and be sure to sign up to the Creepy Cute Chronicles newsletter, it goes out every Friday night and includes a free image download in every issue. Additionally, you can also sign up to become a Premium Member for even more goodies, including access to the COMPLETE CREEPY CUTE CHRONICLES IMAGE LIBRARY, tutorials and other great tips. You can find more information here:
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Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the specific details for all these wonderful cards. Helen N. is taking a break this month but she'll be back again in Sept. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Oddball Art store where it can be found. Please note that the image used in Susan's card is a previous freebie and not available in the store. If you are interested in it, you can always sign up to become a Premium Member (see above for details).

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

If you would like a say in determining which digital paper will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll. Click HERE to head there now.

If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #55 will be posted between the 8th and the 11th. Then be sure to join us again on August 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Oddball Art . 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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If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #56

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Sparkle, Glitter & Bling below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), August 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), August 31st, 2019 (all times listed are in Eastern Time).  Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details. Maximum 10 entries.

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