Monday, February 01, 2021

Ch. #74: Opt. Twist…CARD FOR A CHILD

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first day of a brand new month and time for our latest link up. I hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy during this crazy time in our lives.

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 the last number of years have flown by is any indication, those cards will be needed 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...

Challenge #74

 Optional Twist: CARD FOR A CHILD

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, create a card suitable for a CHILD under the age of 12.

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 from this month's sponsor, Ike's Art. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Christmas Fun (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
Talking about Ike's Art, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just loved  to give nicknames ☺.

I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺ I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha.  I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !!  Well, I get more sense out of me.!  I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady”☺

I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal.   I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff !  Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it.  Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺

I started my Blog
several years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.
Personal Blog:
Challenge Blog:
Cat Lovers’ Challenge:
IKEsART FaceBook Fan Page:

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.

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 Ike's Art store where it can be found.
using Dear Santa
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So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for February
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.
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 #73 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on February 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their sweet cards featuring items from Ike's 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!

Link Up 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 28th, 2021 (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--CARDS ONLY.


Hazel said...

Please delete my #1 card as I've just realised it was posted on 31 January before the challenge - so sorry about that xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Hazel, thanks for the heads up. I'll leave your card in or else it will throw the team off if any have left comments so far (since deleting it would change the numbers of all the other entries) but I'll definitely make note that this particular card was too early.

☺ Lisa