Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Challenge #64 Midway: Opt. Twist…Blooming Botanicals

Welcome back crafters! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge. I hope that each of you is well in your own little community across this world during an unprecedented time in our lives. Thankfully, many locations are finally starting to see some small improvements. Hopes and prayers that it continues that way and our world can start getting back to some semblance of normal in the months ahead. For those of you who are stuck spending more time indoors, it is the perfect time to catch up on some crafting.

Apologies that I haven't had the opportunity to get the winner announcement done yet. April is a crazy month with Easter, and coming up, my hubby's birthday and my own, along with our wedding anniversary. My hubby's 70th birthday is next Wednesday and of course the plans we had for celebrating this milestone have gone out the window so I'm trying to figure out ways to make his day special when I can't even leave the house to go and get anything! Anyway, I've been working on that which is why I haven't had the chance to get to the winner announcement yet. Hopefully, I'll get to it in the next few days.

Right now, as we are halfway through the month of April, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Beccy's Place, our guest sponsor this month!

Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards. If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the creation to head to the page in the Beccy's Place store where it can be found. Please note that Mandy and Granmargaret have both used a freebie in their project. Freebies have been linked to their place in the Beccy's Place Blog.

using an image and sentiment from Sugar and Spice

using Berry Wreath (Free)

using an image from Emu Parade

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 April. Below you will find 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, ornaments and other creative projects in the past, we've sadly had to disqualify them.

Challenge #64

 Optional Twist: Blooming Botanicals

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features any type of Christmas FLOWER or GREENERY such as pine boughs, poinsettias, holly and berries, Christmas Cactus, wreaths, etc. 

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 $10.00AU gift voucher from this month's sponsor, Beccy's Place. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Christmas Botanicals (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

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 twist 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). I have provided a summary of the most important rules in the right sidebar.

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.

You can find the link up for
Challenge #64 by clicking HERE.

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

I'll post the winner announcement as soon as I possibly can. Then, please join us on May 1st for our new challenge! 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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