Sunday, December 01, 2019

Challenge #60: Opt. Twist…Layer It Up

Hello Crafters! Can you believe it?! In less than 24 days, it will be Christmas. Once again, another year has come and almost gone in absurd speed!

Before I continue, I wanted to share some news regarding our team. Two of our members, Julie and Pat, have sadly had to go on an extended leave of absence to deal with issues going on in each of their personal lives. Pat will try to join us when she is able to. It is our hope that both these incredible ladies will be back with with the team as soon as they possibly can be! In the meantime, they will be sorely missed. Additionally, Helen G., who has been with us since January of 2017, has decided to step down from the team. It has been wonderful having Helen with us for the last two years. She is an incredibly talented and sweet lady and she too will definitely be missed. I hope that you will join me in wishing Julie and Pat all the best as they deal with the issues going on in their lives, and to also wish Helen G. the absolute best as she goes on to new adventures in her life!

As it is the first day of December, it is time for our final link up of 2019 to get under way! Given how little time is left until the BIG DAY itself is here, it is imperative to get all those last minute Christmas and other December Holiday cards completed before we run out of time! 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?!

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 #60

 Optional Twist: Layer It Up

The Sleigh Belles and Merry Maidens have been working hard all year to get their Christmas cards created and as such, I gave the team the opportunity to take a much deserved break from having to post this month. A few of our team members decided that they still wanted to create; so, for the start of the challenge there will a handful of DT makes for you to check out. At the midway I'll simply post a reminder about the link up and the digi paper poll.

Since the holidays are upon us, I'm offering up a couple extra prizes this month. 

First off, if you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to use a minimum of THREE layers on your card.  

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 worth of digital stamps to the Scribbles Designs store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Marble Textures 1 (you can find a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

I'm also in the midst of designing that same set of marble textures only with some gold running through the veins. The team doesn't know it yet but I'm doing it to give them an end of year bonus gift for being such an incredible group of ladies to work with! I will also give away one copy of this set called Marble Textures with Gold 1, to one lucky person, chosen randomly from all entries.

Finally, as a thank you to all of our players, both new and long standing, I'm also drawing one random name from all the entries to win that person's choice of ONE mini kit selected from all the kits that were offered up this year to my team members. These are the same 12 kits that the individual paper given out each month during 2019 were selected from. If you would like to take a look at all the past kits designed this year, simply click on the word 'Poll' located in the Labels section at the bottom of the left sidebar. Then, simply scroll through all the polls for 2019.

So in summary, that is a total of FIVE different prizes for December's link up:
  • Marble Textures 1 Mini Kit to one person chosen from those following the twist;
  • ONE free digi paper to those linking up TWO or more cards;
  • Marble Textures with Gold 1 Mini Kit to one random winner;  
  • ONE mini kit, winner's choice from a selection of 12 kits to one random winner; and 
  • $10.00 worth of digital stamps from Scribbles Designs to one random winner.
Hopefully that will provide you all with some extra incentive to add your Christmas and other December holiday cards to our link up this month!

Talking about Scribbles Designs, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

Looking for a unique image or sentiment? Well then! Head on over to Scribbles Designs and check out Sandy's world of her funky imagination and quirky characters. Sandy has loved art, drawing, water colouring and doodling for many years... and with the digital image world she can now share it with all of you. Brrr (Penguin) was her first main character and her other quirky images followed not long after. We hope you enjoy the endearing images available in the store and add Sandy's images to your digital stamp collections.
Click HERE to head to the store and HERE to check out the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. You can find the Scribbles Designs Facebook Group HERE.

Now check out what the participating team members came up with to inspire you. 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 Scribbles Designs store where it can be found.

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

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 #59 will be posted between the 8th and the 11th. Then be sure to join us again on December 15th when I'll pop in with a reminder for this month's link up. 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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The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #60

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Layer It Up below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), December 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), December 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.


Lena Keultjes said...

Super cute Christmas designs by the DT!

Thanks for the Challenge Ladies!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Becca Sadler said...

Thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration to create Christmas cards each month. Appreciate all the variety!!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Thank you very much ladies! Happy Holidays to you as well and thanks for your ongoing commitment to our Link Up! I hope that we have inspired you to get your own cards done throughout the year!

☺ Lisa D.
Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
Path of Positivity – My other challenge blog!

Doris Klein said...

So many wonderful DT works.. very nice!

Kleido’s BastelStüble
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momlife said...

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