Since it is only the second month of the year, I realize that the last thing that many of you want to do is think about Christmas right now but it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards you are going to need when December rolls around! If the perceived speed at which last year flew by is any indication, it will be here sooner than we think!!! For those of you embarking on getting a start to your stash, 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...
Optional Twist: Winter BluesIf you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features different shades of BLUES as the predominant colour palette. You can include other colours sparingly but the focus should be on blues (neutral colours such as black, white and skin coloured are perfectly acceptable as well).
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 THREE images from this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Winter Blues 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
Talking about Sheepski Designs, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…
Hi I'm Andrea Norris, creator and owner of SheepSki Designs - living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 4 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I love creating canvases mixed media canvasses with flowers.
I finally found software I could gel with in December 2015. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.
I've a Facebook group and blog where I hold challenges and I'm now starting to look at inviting guest designers.
Welcome to my world!
Main Blog: /https://sheepskidesigns.blogspot.co.uk/Store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SheepSkiDesigns/
Now check out what the participating team members came up with to inspire you. There is a bit of a switch this month with Granmargaret who normally posts during the midway, joining us for the start this month. Donna, who normally shares during the start, is joining during the midway instead.
If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Sheepski Designs store where it can be found.
using Snow Happy - image no 59
So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for February!
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 #61 will be posted between the 10th and the 23th. Be sure to also join us again on February 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from Sheepski Designs. 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!
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 #62
Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Winter Blues below. Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), February 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), February 29th, 2020 (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.