Sunday, August 18, 2019

Challenge #55 Winner Announcement

Hello to all our Christmas crafting friends! I'm popping in to announce the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #55. Sorry I'm running a bit late with the post. It seems things are piling up again on me but hopefully I won't get too far behind!

We had 78 entries in our July challenge--double the numbers we had the month previously which is just awesome! I have a sneaking suspicion it is because a lot of challenges generally have a 'Christmas in July' theme but I can't say for certain. I guess it will be clearer when we see next month's numbers. 😃

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!





Lin, you are the winner of a $10.00 gift voucher to the Ike's Art store, our guest sponsor for July (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).


Lin, 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 #55 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 #55, Donna, Suze and Helen N., are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for July:






Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Nicolette, Angela and Valentyna, 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 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 JULY qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Plaid 2 paper which received the majority of the votes. I have included the watermark of it, below...


To all of you who linked up during July, 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 continue your stash for 2019!!! 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; hopefully some time this coming week!

As always, we are going to have a random draw from all the entries 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  
Multi Coloured Plaids Mini Kit 
from Challenge #55 is
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries) 

Angela, 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 #55 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Well folks, that is it for today. While you are here, please be sure to check out the details for our current challenge going on now (if you haven't already), with the Optional Twist this month of "Sparkle, Glitter & Bling". There is just under two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Please join us again on September 1st when we'll be back with a new challenge!

Until next time,

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Challenge #56 Midway: Opt. Twist…Sparkle, Glitter & Bling

Welcome back folks! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge. Apologies that I haven't had a chance to post the winner announcement for Challenge #55 yet. I am working on it and hope to have it out within the next few days.

As we are halfway through the month of August, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Oddball Art, 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 Oddball Art store where it can be found.


http://patacakespages.blogspot.ca/



http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/



http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/

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 August. 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 #56

Optional Twist: Sparkle, Glitter & Bling

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to add lots of sparkle, glitter or bling to your card. You can use just one of these or all three. Whatever you choose, just make sure your card sparkles and shines. 

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 $10.00 gift voucher to the Oddball Art store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Snowy Bokeh Tree Backgrounds.  


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 #56 by clicking HERE.


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

The winner announcement for Challenge #55 should be posted within the next few days. Then, be sure to join us on September 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!

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Vote for August'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.

August's set is called Snowy Bokeh Tree Backgrounds. Check out the preview...


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of August 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 August. Poll will be open until August 31st, 11:59 p.m. EDT. 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 August's link up!


You can find all the details for
 Challenge #56 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!

Challenge #56: Opt. Twist…Sparkle, Glitter & Bling

Hello Crafters!  It is the first day of a brand new month, and as such it is time for our latest Link Up! Incredibly, there are just four months until the start of December. Before we know it, we'll be needing a bunch of Christmas and other December Holiday cards. Whether you are continuing your stash or just starting, 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 #56

Optional Twist: Sparkle, Glitter & Bling

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to add lots of sparkle, glitter or bling to your card. You can use just one of these or all three. Whatever you choose, just make sure your card sparkles and shines. 

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 $10.00 gift voucher to the Oddball Art store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Snowy Bokeh Tree Backgrounds.  

Talking about Oddball Art, it is time to learn about this sponsor, brand new to us here at The 12 Months of Christmas

Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love are the perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge.   As a lover of all things dark, whimsical, sweet & spooky, Lizzy throws in the bubblegum goth with a touch of glam, punk rock zombie and Kawaii kitten!   From the big eyed beauties with a bittersweet sadness to the creepy little cuties with their adorable madness, she sprinkles them all over with Ziggy's stardust & the candy mans pop rocks to give you unique, slightly odd, one of  a kind images that you won't find anywhere else.  Whether you are looking for the dark and dismal, the cutsie-wootsie or anything in between;  at Oddball Art you will find what you're looking for and these whimsical stamps will leave you longing for more.   Go to www.creepycuteart.com and be sure to sign up to the Creepy Cute Chronicles newsletter, it goes out every Friday night and includes a free image download in every issue. Additionally, you can also sign up to become a Premium Member for even more goodies, including access to the COMPLETE CREEPY CUTE CHRONICLES IMAGE LIBRARY, tutorials and other great tips. You can find more information here: https://www.oddballartco.com/creepy-cute-chronicles
Company Website:  http://www.oddballartco.com
Etsy Store: 
             https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OddballArtCo
Challenge Blog:       http://oddballartco.blogspot.com
Facebook:              http://www.facebook.com/oddballartco

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 N. is taking a break this month but she'll be back again in Sept. 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 Oddball Art store where it can be found. Please note that the image used in Susan's card is a previous freebie and not available in the store. If you are interested in it, you can always sign up to become a Premium Member (see above for details).


http://indianainking.blogspot.com


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

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 #55 will be posted between the 8th and the 11th. Then be sure to join us again on August 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Oddball Art . 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:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to leave a comment.

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #56

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Sparkle, Glitter & Bling below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), August 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), August 31st, 2019 (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.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Challenge #55 Midway: Opt. Twist…Plaids

Welcome back folks! It is the 15th of the month and time for our midway.

As we are halfway through the month of July, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their fun images from Ike's Art, 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. Helen wasn't able to join us during the start so she is here for the midway. 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 Ike's Art store where it can be found.





http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/



http://www.granmargaret.blogspot.com.au/

using Crackacat

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 July. 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 #55

Optional Twist: Plaids

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use PLAID papers prominently in your card design. While you can also use other types of papers for accent pieces, make sure that plaid features in a big way. 

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 $10.00 gift voucher to the Ike's Art store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Multi-Coloured Plaids.


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 #55 by clicking HERE.


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

Be sure to join us on August 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!