Saturday, February 15, 2020

Challenge #62 Midway: Opt. Twist…Winter Blues

Welcome back crafters! It is the 15th of the month and that means it is time for the midway of our current challenge.

As we are halfway through the month of February, it is time to see what the Merry Maidens have been up to with their lovely images from Sheepski Designs, our guest sponsor this month!

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html

Clicking on the DT names will take you to the individual blogs where you can check out the details for all these wonderful cards. There is a bit of a switch this month as Granmargaret who normally posts during the midway, instead joined us for the start and Donna, who normally shares during the start, joining during the midway. Pat, who is currently on leave, also found some time to join us this month as well.

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 Sheepski Designs store where it can be found.


http://craftysuze.blogspot.com/






http://patacakespages.blogspot.ca/


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 February. 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 #62

 Optional Twist: Winter Blues

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features different shades of BLUES as the predominant colour palette. You can include other colours sparingly but the focus should be on blues.

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 THREE images from this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Winter Blues 1.


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 #62 by clicking HERE.


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

Please join us on March 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!

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We look forward to seeing you participate!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Challenge #61 Winner Announcement

Hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I've finally had some time to work on the announcement to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #61.

January saw us with 30 entries added to our link up. Right 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!




Margreet, you are the winner of a $10.00 gift voucher to the Lunagirl store, our guest sponsor for January (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

http://www.lunagirl.com/

Margreet, 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 #61 WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize. While I am currently caught up with all emails in this account, 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 #61, Suze, Helen, and myself, Lisa, are presenting our favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for January:






Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Wies, Cass and Susan, 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 previously 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 JANUARY qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Santa Paper which received the majority of the votes. I have included the watermark of the paper, below...


 To all of you who linked up during January, 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 start or continue to work on your new stockpile for 2020!!! 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!

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  
An Old Fashioned Christmas Mini Kit  
from Challenge #61 is
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries)

Susan, 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 #61 PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Well folks, that is it for this! Please join us again on Saturday when we'll be back with the midway of our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "Winter Blues". There is still a little over two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, please join us again on March 1st when we'll be back with our newest link up!

Until next time,

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Vote for February'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.

February's set is called Winter Blues 1. Check out the preview...


Everyone who links up a minimum of two cards during the month of February 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 February. Poll will be open until February 29th, 11:59 p.m. EST. 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 February's link up!


You can find all the details for 
Challenge #62 by clicking HERE.


Hope to see you there!

Challenge #62: Opt. Twist…Winter Blues

Welcome Christmas Crafters! It is the first day of a brand new month and time for our latest link up.

Since it is only the second month of the year, I realize that the last thing that many of you want to do is think about Christmas right now but it is never too early to get started on all the Christmas and other December Holiday cards you are going to need when December rolls around! If the perceived speed at which last year flew by is any indication, it will be here sooner than we think!!! For those of you embarking on getting a start to your stash, 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 #62

 Optional Twist: Winter Blues

If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack, be sure to create a card that features different shades of BLUES as the predominant colour palette. You can include other colours sparingly but the focus should be on blues (neutral colours such as black, white and skin coloured are perfectly acceptable as well).

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 THREE images from this month's sponsor, Sheepski Designs. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Winter Blues 1 (you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE).

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

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html
Hi I'm Andrea Norris, creator and owner of SheepSki Designs - living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 4 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I love creating canvases mixed media canvasses with flowers.
I finally found software I could gel with in December 2015. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.

I've a Facebook group and blog where I hold challenges and I'm now starting to look at inviting guest designers.


Welcome to my world!

Andrea xx
Storehttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SheepSkiDesigns/

Now check out what the participating team members came up with to inspire you. There is a bit of a switch this month with Granmargaret who normally posts during the midway, joining us for the start this month. Donna, who normally shares during the start, is joining during the midway instead.

If you are interested in purchasing the sponsor's image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in the Sheepski Designs store where it can be found.



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.

If everything goes according to plan, our winner announcement for Challenge #61 will be posted between the 10th and the 23th. Be sure to also join us again on February 15th, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens will be here to share their amazing cards featuring images from Sheepski Designs. 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 #62

Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Winter Blues 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 29th, 2020 (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.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Challenge #60 Winner Announcement

Well, hello there to all our Christmas crafting friends!  I've finally had some time to work on the announcement to share the winners and our top three Stocking Stuffers from Challenge #60. December and January are probably my busiest months which unfortunately takes a toll on everything since there is only so much time and so much me to go around!

We had another great month in December with 109 entries added to our link up--that is the highest number of link ups in any challenge during 2019 and almost twice the number we get most months! Right 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!



AJ, you are the winner of a $10.00 gift voucher to the Scribbles Designs store, our guest sponsor for December (chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries).

AJ, 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 #60 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 #60, Marji, Christine, and Susan, are presenting their favourite cards. So, without further ado, here are the Stocking Stuffers for December:






Congrats to our top three Stocking Stuffers! Lin, Kitty and rkokes, 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 previously 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 DECEMBER  qualifying them to receive the digital paper from that month, will receive the Aqua Marble Textured Paper which received the majority of the votes. I have included the watermark of the paper, below...


To all of you who linked up during December, 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 start to work on your new stockpile for 2020!!! 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!

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  
Marble Textures 1 Mini Kit  
from Challenge #60 is
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries)

Gina, as you linked up a minimum of two cards this month and were entitled to one of the papers from this set anyway, I'll just send out the full mini kit to you at the same time that I send out the individual paper to those who earned it this month.

As mentioned during the start post, this month we have two additional prizes.

First, I created the same set of marble textures only adding a vein of gold to them as a Christmas present for my hard working design team. I also thought it would be nice to give that set out as a prize during the December link up. Here is a preview of that particular set...


The winner of the  
Marble Textures 1 with Gold Mini Kit  
from Challenge #60 is
(chosen by miniwebtool.com based on all eligible entries)

Shell, 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 #60 BONUS PAPER KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Finally, as a thank you to all of our players, both new and long standing, I'm also drawing one random name from all the entries to win that person's choice of ONE mini kit selected from all the kits that were offered up last year to my team members. These are the same 12 kits that the individual paper given out each month during 2019 were selected from. 
The winner of the  
Winner's Choice of ONE Mini Kit from 2019 
from Challenge #60 is
(chosen by random.org based on all eligible entries)

Lou, 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 #60 MINI KIT WINNER" to make arrangements to receive your prize.

Well folks, that is it for this one! If you haven't had a chance to yet, please be sure to check out the details of our current challenge going on now, with the Optional Twist this month of "An Old Fashioned Christmas". There are still just under two weeks to go and you can find out all the details along with the link up, by clicking HERE. Then, please join us again on February 1st when we'll be back with our latest link up!

Until next time,