Saturday, November 27, 2021

Challenge #82 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 #82 (SNOW GLOBES). I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. 
 
Sorry I am late again publishing the winner announcement. I had the opportunity to go and visit my parents for the first time in two years (as Covid had prevented us from previously doing so), and that took priority. I'm back now, so it is time to get to the winner announcement.
 
October saw us with 97 entries added to our link up. It was nice to see so many entries last month. 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!
 



 
Jenny, you are the winner of THREE images from this month's sponsor, Pattie's Creations, our guest sponsor for October (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations

Jenny, 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 #82 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 #82, Suze, Helen and Christine are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for October:

 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Lena, Diny and Ans, 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 both Aug. and Sept. have now 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 OCTOBER qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Snowman Snow Globes Patterned Paper which received the most votes. I have included the preview of this paper below...
 

To all of you who linked up during October, 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 digital papers to one lucky individual. The papers are all made so why not have an extra prize!  Here is the preview for the full set...   
 
 
 
The winner of the  
Snow Globes Patterned Paper Mini Kit
from Challenge #82
is
#65. ARTMBR
(chosen by MiniWebtool based on all eligible entries) 

ArtMBR, 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 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 "Red & White". There are still a few days to get those last minute cards added. You can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, be sure to join us on December 1st when we'll return with a new challenge.

Until next time,

Monday, November 15, 2021

Ch. #83 Midway: Opt. Twist…RED & WHITE

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 November, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their wonderful images from Imagine That Digistamp, 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 Imagine That Digistamp store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/

 



using Joy Birds
 
 

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 November. 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 #83

 Optional Twist: RED & WHITE

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, Use BOTH RED and WHITE prominently on your card.
  
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 digi sets of your choice (up to $14) from this month's sponsor, Imagine That Digistamp. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Vintage Damask 2: Red & White Collection (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 #83 by clicking HERE.


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

I'll hopefully be publishing the winner announcement from Challenge #82 sometime in the next two weeks. Then, please join us on December 1st when we'll be back with the final link up for this year! 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, November 01, 2021

Vote for November's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the start of the month and that means our new Link Up (for Challenge #83) 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.
 
November's set is called Vintage Damask 2: Red & White Collection. This month's set features six vintage damask patterned papers done in red and white. Check out the preview... 
 
(please note that the red doesn't exactly look the same. Reds are always altered when viewed digitally.)

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of November 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 November. Poll will be open until November 30th, 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. NOTE: The numbers below correspond to the actual number of the paper--not its location in the set. Each paper is added according to the preview image above. For ex., the first paper below, corresponds to the top row, first paper; the second paper below can been seen in the top row, middle area, etc.
 

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


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #83 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!
 
 

Challenge #83: Opt. Twist…RED & WHITE

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first of the month and time for our new challenge! I hope that you and your families continue to stay well!
 
It is hard to believe but in less than two months, Christmas will be upon us! Whether you are finally looking to get a start on your Christmas and other December Holiday card pile or you already have most of your stash 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 #83

 Optional Twist: RED & WHITE

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, Use BOTH RED and WHITE prominently on your card.
  
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 digi sets of your choice (up to $14) from this month's sponsor, Imagine That Digistamp. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Vintage Damask 2: Red & White Collection (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
Talking about Imagine That Digistamp, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…
 
Imagine That Digistamp is a 'family-friendly' shop that caters to card-makers and scrapbookers alike! All digital stamp sets include an outline for you to color and also include a digitally pre-colored version for quick & easy crafting. 

Come Visit Us Soon: 
Imagine That Digistamp hosts a progressive Digi-of-the-Month Challenge on the blog HERE. 
 
Right now, Imagine That Digistamp is hoping to expand the team and is running a DT Call. You can find out all the details for applying by clicking HERE
 

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 Imagine That Digistamp store where it can be found. 

 
 
 
 


http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/



http://craftinghelen.blogspot.co.uk/

using Meerkats


So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for November
 
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 #82 will be posted before month's end as long as I can pull it off. Also, be sure to join us again on November 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Imagine That Digistamp. 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), November 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), November 30th, 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.
 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Challenge #81 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 #81 (Add some METALLIC). I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. 
 
September saw us with 78 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!
 



 
Francesca, you are the winner of a $10.00AU gift voucher from Beccy's Place, our guest sponsor for September (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

http://www.beccysplace.com/

Francesca, 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 #81 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 #81, Mandy, Susan and Lisa (myself) are presenting our favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for September:

 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Hazel, Marianne and Rachelle, 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 time around (Aug.) have NOT been sent out yet. I'm hoping (hoping being the operative word) to get it done before the first of the month.

The individuals who linked up a minimum of two cards each during the month of SEPTEMBER qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Snowflakes Embossed Metallic Patterned Paper which received the most votes. Since the papers are smaller than usual (see note below), I'm also throwing in the paper that received the second highest vote which is the Pine Boughs Embossed Metallic Patterned Paper. I have included the watermarks of both papers, below...
 


To all of you who linked up during September, 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 digital papers to one lucky individual. The papers are all made so why not have an extra prize! PLEASE NOTE that the papers in this set are smaller than I typically make. Normally my papers are 3600 pixels by 3600 pixels (or 12 inches). Due to the nature of the technique used this month, it just looked better in a smaller size so these papers are 1800 pixels by 1800 pixels (or 6 inches). They'll still be suitable for card making but for anyone who does 12 x 12 size scrapbooking pages, this month's set won't be up to the job. In order to compensate for the reduced size, I made a full set of 12. Here is the watermark for the full set...   


The winner of the  
 Embossed Metallic: Christmas Edition
Digital Paper Kit
from Challenge #81
is
#15. KAREN
(chosen by MiniWebtool based on all eligible entries) 

Karen, 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 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". There are still a few days to get those last minute cards added. You can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, be sure to join us on November 1st when we'll return with a new challenge.

Until next time,