Welcome Christmas Crafters!
is the first day of a brand new month and while our world continues to struggle, it appears that many countries are working toward flattening the curve! We just need to be patient a little while longer. Remember that if you are struggling right now, know that you are not alone. We are a
giant community of caring crafters who can be there for each other.
While we can continue to work on our Christmas card stash we can also
design cards to encourage our family and friends. Additionally, we can
create cards to thank our community at large--those essential workers
who are unable to stay home and self-isolate. The people who are keeping
our pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations and other important
businesses open to ensure we have the essentials during this time of
crisis. The people who are keeping the power on, the water flowing and
the garbage from piling up. Most importantly, the doctors, nurses and
other people who are working to care for those who are ill. We are all
in this together, and we'll come out the other end stronger for having
come together to support each other during this difficult time.
Right now, it is time for our latest link up. Whether you are just embarking on getting a
start to your Christmas and other December
Holiday cards or you already have a few cards completed,
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...
Optional Twist: Deck the PAWS!
If you want the chance to win this month's featured paper pack,
be sure to create a card that features a CAT or a DOG as the main focus
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
from this month's sponsor, Ike's Art
. You simply need to follow the twist if you'd like a chance to win this month's featured digital paper pack, Pawesome Holiday
(you can see a preview for this set by clicking HERE
Talking about Ike's Art
, it is time to refresh ourselves with the details of this returning sponsor
Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago
due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just
loved to give nicknames ☺.
I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺
am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very
strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time
talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a
few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady”☺
I am an
artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I
either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go
totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc.
I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it
creeps into my stuff ! Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have
been a Goth……luuuuuv it. Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺
started my Blog several years ago and although I love crafting, my
real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.
Cat Lovers’ Challenge: http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/
IKEsART FaceBook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IkesArtFanPage/
check out what the Sleigh Belles
came up with to inspire you.
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
can click on the link indicated below the card to head to the page in
the Ike's Art
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 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, our winner announcement for Challenge #64 will
be posted between the 10th and the 18th. Be sure to also join us again on May 15th
, for our midway post when the Merry Maidens
will be here
to share their amazing cards featuring images from Ike's 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!
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 #65
Please link up your Anything Goes Christmas and/or December holiday themed CARDS with the optional twist of Deck the PAWS 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, 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.