Friday, February 01, 2019

Challenge #50: Opt. Twist..Penguin Power

Hello Crafters! If you live in the Northern hemisphere, I hope you are not dealing with the deep freeze my hometown has been in for the last week. Our temps are well in the minus 20s (Celsius that is) with windchills around the minus 30s. Brrrr!!!! However, while it isn't pleasant for going outdoors it is the perfect weather for shutting oneself into the craftroom and working on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards one will need when December rolls around!

As mentioned last month, we've made a few important changes for 2019 including the fact that:
  • ALL entries linked up will now qualify for a chance to win the sponsored prize each month. 
  • Entries are now limited to a MAXIMUM of TEN per link up. 
  • Anyone following the optional twist will have their name thrown into a draw for a chance to win the monthly featured paper pack and you are no longer required to add FT after your name if you've followed the twist. 

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 #50

Optional Twist: Penguin Power

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, ONE OR MORE PENGUINS should feature 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 a $12 gift certificate to the Bugaboo Stamps store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Penguin Pals Mini Kit.

Talking about Bugaboo Stamps, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor…

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay 
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!  

Challenge Blog:

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 Bugaboo Stamps store where it can be found.

using Penguin Joy

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

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.

Another winner announcement will posted as soon as I can manage and then, be sure to join us again on February 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Bugaboo Stamps. 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!

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 #50

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Penguin Power below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), February 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), February 28th, 2019 (all times listed are in Eastern Time). Maximum 10 entries. Please click the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page above for all the rules and details.

1 comment:

Becca Sadler said...

Yea!!! A new month to make Christmas card(s)!!! And with cute penguins maybe too!!! The Sleigh Belles crafted some FAB cards!!! Thanks for inspiring with the power of penguins!!! :)