Monday, May 01, 2023

Challenge #100: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…Holiday DECORATIONS

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first of the month and time for our new challenge! I hope that you and your families are happy and well!
It is a special month for us here as it is our:
Thanks so much to every person who has joined us for at least one challenge along the way. Without your interest there would be no challenge blog so thank you so much to those who take the time to honour us by linking up. We especially thank those of you who have been with us from the very first Link Up that started so long ago on my own personal blog!
While Christmas may still be several months away, it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards you are going to need when December finally rolls around! Whether you are just embarking on getting a start to your stash or you already have a few cards completed, 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, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #100

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: 


Our theme, as always, is Anything Goes Christmas (or in celebration of other December holidays). Do you put lots of holiday decorations out each year or just a few? Do you start in November or wait until the week before Christmas? Do you have any particular collections like a winter village, nativity scenes, angels, snowmen or trees? Whatever items you use, and how or when you actually decorate your home during the holidays, it all works together to establish your own unique style. If you want to challenge yourself this month, you can always follow our optional twist of choosing to feature Holiday DECORATIONS on your card.

Keep in mind though, 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 your choice of TWO Christmas or Winter themed mini kits of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. Following the twist is simply for fun.
Here is a preview of May's paper for those adding two cards to this month's link up:  

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 these wonderful cards.

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

Please join us again on May 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their awesome cards. If everything goes according to plan, another outstanding winner announcement will be posted before month's end as long as I can pull it off. My sincere apologies that I couldn't get another one out in April. The second week of April I got an infection and then the last two weeks I've been recovering from dental surgery. It is one of those years I guess! 
Other special posts may be published throughout the month. Be sure to  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), May 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), May 31st, 2023 (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.


Marianne said...

Congratulations on your 100th challenge. Happy to be able to play along.
Marianne x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Thanks so much Marianne! We are happy to have you with us!