As mentioned in January, we've made a few important changes for 2019. If this is your first visit here this year and you'd like to read up on those changes, click HERE. You can find them towards the top of that post.
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...
Optional Twist: Creature Feature
If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use any sort of ANIMAL whether wild or domestic as the focus of 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 $9 gift certificate to the Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Whimsical Winter Woodland.
Talking about Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell, it is time to learn about this sponsor, brand new to us here at The 12 Months of Christmas…
My name is Sandra Caldwell. I am a wife of 45 wonderful years, a mother of 1 son, and grandmother of 3 awesome grandsons and 1 lovely granddaughter from Sunny California. My hubby is retired and he is my Worst critic, my Bank Roll, my BFF and Longtime Inspiration.
I am a self-taught artist. I have been, creating and designing digis, doodles, ATC/ACEO Cards , paintings, clay and paper clay makedos for over 36 years. My style is Whimsical, Quirky, Fun, Caricature, Black Folkart, Holiday and Children's art. All my digis are inspired by my grandkids, family, friends and my Design Team and all come from my heart. I hope they inspire your creativity!
I used to sell my digis and rubber stamps on Queen Kat Designs, Squigglefly and then Sweet Pea, but each of these shops closed. I was going to quit drawing digis but a good friend Holley Tondre Barnhart convinced me I had lots of fans and don't stop! She opened Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Page Group. Crafters came, and more people join every day. After the initial shock, I opened my Etsy Shop to sell my digis. I am known as Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodles & Designs; aka Babycakesdnd on Etsy...and most recently opened up shop on Zibbet.
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Now check out what the Sleigh Belles came up with to inspire you. It is Christine's first post with us so be sure to give her a warm welcome! 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 Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell store where it can be found.
using Christmas Puppy
using Ellie Elf
using Candy Cane Hippo
using Snow Kitties
using Candy Cane Hippo
So what are you waiting for? It is time to link up your Christmas and other holiday cards for May!
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, another winner announcement will posted during the first half of May. Then be sure to join us again on May 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Babycakes Digis & Designs by Sandra Caldwell. 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!
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The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge #53
Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Creature Feature 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, 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.