Saturday, May 01, 2021

Vote for May's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the first 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.
 
May's set is called Gnome for the Holidays. This month's set features four different outdoor scenes with gnomes in them--two male and two female, plus a dotted paper and a striped paper. Check out the preview... 
 
(Please note: for some reason in the reduced size the dots paper looks a bit weird but in the full size version the red is solid. Also, in case you are wondering, the text on the flag in the lower left paper says "Winter Magic")

Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of May will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. Additionally, one random winner who has followed the twist will earn the full set of papers.

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 May. Poll will be open until May 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 May's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #77 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!
 

Challenge #77: Opt. Twist…GNOMES

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 difficult time in our lives. Let's hope that we'll be out of this crisis soon!
 
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, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...
 

Challenge #77

 Optional Twist: GNOMES

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, feature ONE OR MORE GNOMES 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 images from this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Gnome for the Holidays (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
Talking about Sheepski Designs, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html
Hi I'm Andrea Norris, creator and owner of SheepSki Designs - living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 4 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I love creating canvases mixed media canvasses with flowers.
I finally found software I could gel with in December 2015. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.

I've a Facebook group and blog where I hold challenges and I'm now starting to look at inviting guest designers.


Welcome to my world!

Andrea xx
Storehttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SheepSkiDesigns/
 
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. Helen will be taking this month off.

If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Sheepski Designs store where it can be found.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com
 

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.

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 #76 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on May 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Sheepski Designs. 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), May 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), May 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.
 
 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Challenge #76 Midway: Opt. Twist…RED & GOLD

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 April, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their cute sets from Taylormade Cards 4 U, our guest sponsor this month!

http://taylormadecards4u.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.

Each team member got to work with one of four different kits this month. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's kit featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Taylormade Cards 4 U store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/
 




using Retro Santa


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 April. 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 #76

 Optional Twist: RED & GOLD

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use the colours RED AND GOLD 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 a $10 gift certificate (for digital items only) from this month's sponsor, Taylormade Cards 4 U. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Misc. Christmas: Red & Gold (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 #76 by clicking HERE.


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

Please join us on May 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!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Challenge #75 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I'm popping in today to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #75 (Cheers). I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy out there in your various locations in our world. 

March saw us with 53 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!



 
Gina, you are the winner of a $12.00 gift voucher from Bugaboo Stamps, our guest sponsor for March (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).
 

Gina, 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 #75 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 #75, Margaret, Helen, and Donna are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for March:

 
Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Elle-jeanne, Valentyna and Carol, 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 MARCH qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Ginger Cocoa Patterned Paper which received the most votes. I have included the watermark of the paper, below... 
 

To all of you who linked up during March, 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 to work on your new 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  
 Christmas Fun Mini Kit
from Challenge #
75 is
#40. ELLE-JEANNE

(chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries) 

Elle-jeanne, 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 "Red & Gold". There is still a little over two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Please join us again  April 15th when I'll be back with a reminder for the midway! Then be sure to join us on May 1st when we'll be back with our latest link up!

Until then,

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Vote for April's Free Digi Paper!

Hey folks. It is the first 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.
 
April's set is called Misc. Christmas: Red & Gold. This month's set features different designs in gold with a red background. Check out the preview... 
 
 
Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of April will earn ONE of the digital papers from this set. The specific paper up for grabs will be shown during the winner announcement post. Additionally, one random winner who has followed the twist will earn the full set of papers.

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 April. Poll will be open until April 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.    
 



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


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #76 by clicking HERE.

 
Hope to see you there!
 

Challenge #76: Opt. Twist…RED & GOLD

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 difficult time in our lives. It is starting to feel like it will never end but hopefully soon, we'll be able to get this virus in check.
 
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, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...
 

Challenge #76

 Optional Twist: RED & GOLD

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use the colours RED AND GOLD 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 a $10 gift certificate (for digital items only) from this month's sponsor, Taylormade Cards 4 U. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Misc. Christmas: Red & Gold (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).
 
Talking about Taylormade Cards 4 U, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…
 
 
http://taylormadecards4u.com/
Hello, my name is Monica and I live in Prescott Arizona with my husband and two dogs. I have been a crafty person my entire life and enjoy creating. I believe if you can dream it, you can create it! 
I have been able to share my love for vintage theme ephemera through my digital kits, making it easy to create wonderful vintage inspired theme projects helping you turn your cards into keepsakes!
 
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. Helen will be taking this month off.

Each team member got to work with one of four different kits this month. If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's kit featured in a particular card, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Taylormade Cards 4 U store where it can be found.


http://indianainking.blogspot.com
 
 




http://susanrenshaw0404.blogspot.com/
 
using  Retro Santa


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

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 #76 will be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on April 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring items from Taylormade Cards 4 U. 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), April 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), April 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.