Saturday, December 01, 2018

Challenge #48: Anything Goes Christmas

Happy Saturday Crafters! Can you believe it? In less than 24 days, it will be Christmas. This has been a difficult year for me and mine so in some respects I am looking forward to ushering in a new year soon, hoping it will be a much better one. However, at the same time, when I reflect back, it is amazing to think just how quickly it seems to have all gone by.

As it is the first day of December, it is time for our final link up of 2018 to get under way! Given how little time is left until the BIG DAY itself is here, it is imperative to get all those last minute Christmas and other December Holiday cards completed before we run out of time! To provide you with some extra incentive to get your cards completed, we have some lovely prizes available! So, why not join us for your chance to win?!

It is now time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

The Basics

While you can find out ALL the information you need to know in order to participate in the challenge by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page (or by clicking HERE), here is a refresher of the basics.
  • Anyone can link up as many Christmas and/or December holiday themed cards (including Happy New Year's cards) throughout the month with an ANYTHING GOES theme.
  • Every person who has linked up a MINIMUM of two (2) cards will be eligible to receive a specially designed Christmas themed digital paper.
  • ALL entries adhering to our basic rules will have the chance to win a special prize and also have the opportunity to win a mini pack of digi papers as well.
Now that the basics are out of the way, how about we get on with the details of Challenge #48.

Challenge #48: Anything Goes

We're doing things a little bit different this month. The Sleigh Belles and Merry Maidens have been working hard all year to get their Christmas cards created and as such, Pat and I have decided to give them a much deserved break from having to post this month. Thus, there will be no DT makes for you to check out.

Normally, we'd also generally have a Guest Sponsor offering up a prize. However, this month, since the team isn't creating any cards for the link up, there was no need to have a sponsor but don't worry, there is still going to be a prize. This month, a random winner will win a copy of EITHER my Holiday Hoopla Mini Digital Kit OR Five different Mini Kits from the Christmas and/or Winter section of my Preview page (if you'd like to see previews of these sets, you can find them on my personal blog HERE).

As far as the theme goes, we're leaving that wide open this month. Lots of people are working diligently to finish off all their Christmas cards so we have decided to capitalize on this and have opted to do an ANYTHING GOES theme BUT don't forget that your card still has to be suitable for CHRISTMAS!

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

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog).

Each month we'll include a summary of details for the particular challenge taking place. If you are new, please be sure to familiarize yourself with all the details and rules in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page. Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), December 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), December 31st, 2018.  All times listed are in EST (Eastern Standard Time).
  • If you wish to receive the free digi paper being offered up for this month, you need to link up a minimum of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards
  • If you receive a free digi paper, you are not obliged to use it in any future link up; though, if you do create something, be sure to let me know as I'd love to see it.
  • This is NOT a progressive challenge. You can jump in at any time.
  • You are allowed to enter as many Anything Goes cards as you'd like. HOWEVER, please note that if you enter more than 10 cards, it is possible that you may not receive comments on entries after this number of link ups. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
  • Make sure when entering your project that you mention The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up in your post with a link back to this blog.
  • Please remember to link directly to your blog post where we can see your creation, and not just the generic link to your blog.

We look forward to seeing you participate!
Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #48

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS below.
Please see above for all the rules and details.

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  • By entering your Personal Information (i.e. name, blogpost address, email address) into any type of link up on this blog, you are giving your consent to having your name and blogpost link visible to everyone who visits this site. While we also request that you submit your email address when adding a card to any link up, this particular piece of Personal Information is kept private. It is only visible to me, Lisa Décosse, the owner of this blog or my designate (see more on how your email address is used below).
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    • your name and/or possibly your blog name
    • the blogpost address of the card that you linked up
    • a copy of the image that you originally linked up
  • Should you qualify to receive a free digi paper by linking up two or more cards, or possibly win the full set of Digi Papers for any particular month and have linked up two or more cards, we will use the email address provided to send out your prize.
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Lena Keultjes said...

Thanks for being our Christmas inspiration all through the year, Ladies!

Chriss America Real said...

It has been a rough year for me too. Let's blow away the old year like a handful of snow and welcome in the New Year with hope and joy! Bless you and your family for all good things in 2019!


Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Thanks Lena. That's sweet of you to say. We're so happy that we've been able to provide some inspiration to you this year and hope you will join us again in 2019 for some more great makes from my fabulous DT!

Chriss--Amen to that sister! ;) I'm sorry that you've had a rough year as well. There are a few of us who've had a bit of a difficult year. I'm thankful it wasn't any worse that it was but I'm definitely hoping that next year will be less stressful!!!

Best wishes everyone for a wonderful holiday and amazing year ahead!


Nicola Gold said...

Hello, I am new to this challenge. I am looking for winner's announcement for challenge #47 which I entered, but I can't find any winners past challenge #42

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Apologies Nicola. I am really happy you've found us. Unfortunately, I am extremely behind in the winner announcements right now. Life has been a bit of a chaotic mess these last number of months. I'm trying to catch up as quick as I can and will continue to do so over the holidays as I am able. Your patience is appreciated.

Lisa D.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thanks for the challenge and the beautiful DT samples - Merry Christmas!! xoxo

Maia said...

I just discovered this blog, so creative!
Merry Christmas everyone!