Monday, April 01, 2024

Challenge #109: ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS with the Optional Twist…CHRISTMAS CANDY

Welcome Christmas Crafters! We're baaaacccccckkkkkkk! First and foremost, thank you so much to everyone who left a comment wishing me well! Your kindness was greatly appreciated and where possible (when an email address was left with the comment) I replied to say thank you personally. It was certainly a difficult haul and just as I was getting back on my feet that first week of March, I ended up succumbing to yet ANOTHER virus. Thankfully though, the second one wasn't anywhere near as bad as the first, though I did lose another full week to it! I had thought about taking April off as well but decided to try and get back on track. I can't promise how the rest of this year will go as I don't have a crystal ball; but when possible, I will try and get our challenges up and running.

And on that note, it is the first of the month and time for April's challenge to begin! I hope that you and your families are happy and well! While Christmas may still be quite a few 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 #109

  ANYTHING GOES with the 

Optional Twist: Christmas Candy

Our theme, as always, is ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS (or in celebration of other December holidays). If you want to challenge yourself, you can always follow our optional twist of CHRISTMAS CANDY. For example, you could add add candy canes, peppermints, or any other type of candy you might find during the holiday season.

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 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 and to challenge yourself if you'd like. 

Here is a preview of April'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 April
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 April 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their awesome cards. If everything goes according to plan, I'll get one of the outstanding winner a announcements posted very soon! 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), April 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), April 30th, 2024 (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.

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