Friday, October 15, 2021

Ch. #82 Midway: Opt. Twist…SNOW GLOBES

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 you and your families all continue to stay well in the various regions that you reside.
 
Right now, as we are halfway through the month of October, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their wonderful images from Pattie's Creations, our guest sponsor this month!  
 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations
 
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 Pattie's Creations store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/


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 October. 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 #82

 Optional Twist: SNOW GLOBES

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features one or more SNOW GLOBES.
  
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, Pattie's Creations. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Snow Globes (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 #82 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing the winner announcement from Challenge #81 sometime in the next two weeks. Then, please join us on November 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!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Monday, October 04, 2021

Challenge #80 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I'm finally able to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #80 (WARM WINTER WEAR). I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. August saw us with 62 entries added to our link up. Right now, it is time to get on with the finding out who our winners are.

Are you one of those lucky peeps?! Let's find out!
 




Vivi, you are the winner of TWO images from All Dressed Up Stamps, our guest sponsor for August (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).


Vivi, please send an email to the_12_moc_linkup {at} outlook {dot} com (or click HERE to bring the address up in your email program), with the subject, "12MoC Challenge #80 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that it may take me a while to get back to you. Thank you for your patience. In the interim, please grab a copy of the winner badge below for your blog.
 


 
Next, it is time to get on with showcasing the top three. With so many wonderful entries to choose from, it is always such a difficult task for the design team. For Challenge #80, Christine, Helen and Margaret are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for August:

 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Ans, Julie and Gina, please grab a copy of the badge below for your blog.
 





Everyone who links up two cards each month is eligible to receive a free digital paper. Papers from last month have previously been sent out. If you were expecting one but haven't received it yet, please leave me a comment and I'll look into it for you.

The individuals who linked up a minimum of two cards each during the month of AUGUST qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Light Green Knitting Texture which received the most votes. I have included the watermark of the paper, below...
 

To all of you who linked up during August, thanks ever so much! We are so happy to have all of you with us and hope that you'll continue to link up your holiday cards as you begin or continue to work on your stockpile for 2021!!! Papers will be sent to the email address that qualifying participants used when they added their cards to the Link Up, as soon as I can manage!

As always, we are going to have a random draw from all the entries that followed the twist and give out a set of six digital papers to one lucky individual. The papers are all made so why not have an extra prize! Here is the watermark for the full set...   

 
 
 The winner of the  
 Knitted Textures 1 Mini Kit
from Challenge #80
is
#21. MARLENE
(chosen by MiniWebtool based on all eligible entries) 

Marlene, as you linked up a minimum of two cards this month and were entitled to one of the papers from this set anyway, I'll just send out the full mini kit to you at the same time that I send out the individual paper to those who earned it this month.
 
Well folks, that is it for this one! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Snow Globes". You can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, be sure to join us on October 15th for our midway.

Until next time,

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Vote for October's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the start of the month and that means our new Link Up has started. As such, it is time to vote on the digi paper from this month's paper pack that will be offered to those linking up two cards.
 
October's set is called Snow Globes. This month's set features four papers with snow globes: a winter cottage; a snowman; a rocking horse; and a tree. There are also two textured papers: a snowy sparkly background and a bokeh sparkly background. Check out the preview (click on it to bring it up in the lightbox to see a larger size)... 
 

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of October will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. 

If you would like a say in determining which one of these papers will be offered to those who link up a minimum of two cards this month, be sure to vote in our poll below. If there is a tie or no votes are cast, an executive decision will be made as to which paper is offered.


DIGI PAPER POLL
Please click "like" to choose the ONE paper that you would like offered up to participants who link up a minimum of two cards during the month of October. Poll will be open until October 31st, 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the actual paper looks like by bringing the preview ABOVE up in the lightbox.
 

Don't forget to join October's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #82 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!
 
 

Challenge #82: Opt. Twist…SNOW GLOBES

Welcome Christmas Crafters! Apologies for the delay in getting our challenge posted. I find myself battling my second infection in a year and it has taken a toll on me. However, I have finally managed to get our latest link up published. I hope that you and your families are staying well! 

I also know that I owe you all a winner announcement. It is almost finished, I just need to add our choices for our Stocking Stuffers and I will get it posted as soon as I can manage. 
 
Amazingly we are just a little over three months out from Christmas! Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have a number of 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 #82

 Optional Twist: SNOW GLOBES

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features one or more SNOW GLOBES.
  
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, Pattie's Creations. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Snow Globes (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
Talking about Pattie's Creations, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations
I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks to enhance my work. I just recently started selling my very own digital images and I am so excited to be here sponsoring this Challenge.

I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.


Etsy Store:           http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations Challenge Blog:  http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca/

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 Pattie's Creations store where it can be found. 

So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for October
 
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 #80 will be posted as soon as possible and then the one for Challenge #81 will be posted before month's end as long as I can pull it off. Be sure to also join us again on October 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Pattie's Creations. 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!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

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), October 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), October 31st, 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.
 

Friday, October 01, 2021

Short Delay for October Challenge

Apologies folks, but due to unforeseen circumstances with my health, the start post for our October challenge will not be posted today. I hope to be able to get it posted within the next few days.

Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Lisa

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Challenge #81 Midway: Opt. Twist… Add some METALLIC

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 you and your families all continue to stay well in the various regions that you reside.
 
Right now, as we are halfway through the month of September, 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!
 
http://www.beccysplace.com/
 
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.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/


using an image and sentiment from Sugar and Spice,
also using an image from Here Comes Christmas,
and a sentiment from Tied Up With String
 



using an image and sentiment from Gingerbread
 
 
 
http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/

using an image from The Nativity


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 September. 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 #81

 Optional Twist: Add some METALLIC

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure that your card features something METALLIC. Add the shimmer of metal to your card by way of metallic markers, gold or silver glitter, embossing powder, wire or metal embellishments, or through the use of foil, chrome or other metallic type textures and papers, or any other way you can think of!
  
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, Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition (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 #81 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing the winner announcement from Challenge #80 sometime in the next several days. Then, please join us on October 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!

the_12_moc_linkup@outlook.com

 

We look forward to seeing you participate!