Saturday, June 01, 2019

Challenge #54: Opt. Twist…Gingerbread

Hello Crafters!  It is the start of a brand new month which means it is time for our latest Link Up! We're one month closer to Christmas and since it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards one will need when December rolls around, why not get started on your batch if you haven't already, and add them to our Link Up for a chance to win some goodies! We'd love to have you join us!!!

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...

Challenge #54

Optional Twist: Gingerbread

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, use some form of a gingerbread image as the focus of your card. For ex., a gingerbread house, gingerbread men or women, or any type of gingerbread cookies in general would work well for this twist.

Keep in mind though, that you don't need to follow the twist to link up your cards and earn a free paper this month or for a chance to win a $10.00AU gift voucher to the Beccy's Place store. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Gingerbread Cookies.  

Talking about Beccy's Place, it is time to learn about this sponsor, brand new to us here at The 12 Months of Christmas
My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too! I still dabble in each of those crafts, and many others, but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. In 2012, Margaret Myers from Sparkle N Sprinkle contacted me with a proposal to make some of my designs into rubber stamps, which was a very exciting opportunity for me. Four years later, I decided to further expand my business by offering my very own range of clear stamps, which are also sold from my online store. My latest venture is a line of cutting dies that will coordinate with some of my most popular clear stamps. These days, when I’m not hanging out with my husband and kids, I spend a lot of time with other crafters and card makers, enjoying our shared passion for handcrafts. I can’t imagine a day without some sort of creative activity taking place, whether it’s designing a new image, hand-stitching a little toy or just taking some inspirational photographs.


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 Beccy's Place store where it can be found.

using an image from the Sugar and Spice Set

using an image from the Gingerbread Set

using an image from the Sugar and Spice Set

using an image from the Sugar and Spice Set

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

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 be posted as soon as we can manage. Then be sure to join us again on June 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring more images from Beccy's Place. 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 #54

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Gingerbread below.
Cards for this challenge will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. (18:00 hrs), June 1st until 11:59 p.m. (23:59 hrs), June 30th, 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.

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